- Author: Darlene McIntyre
Revolution of Responsibility extended deadline
Grant deadline for the Revolution of Responsibility Grant has been extended to May 15, 2012. Please keep working on sending in grant applications. Merced County has sent in the most applications in the state. Keep up the good work. I would like to see every club do at least one project.
Merced Fair Exhibitor Books
Exhibitor handbooks and entry forms will be available at the fair office beginning Wednesday, March 21st as well the handbook and entry forms will be available on-line.
Science and Adventure Camp
Merced County 4-H Science and Adventure camp will be held June 22-26th at Camp Sylvester. The cost is $150 per camper. Applications are available on the Merced County 4-H website and in the 4-H office. Applications are due by May 28th. Please turn the camp applications in to your club leader. Your club leader will turn them all in together. Please remember we do need adult chaperones so check your calendars and join us for fun activities. Every club needs one chaperone per 10 campers going. There is no fee for chaperones but they must be enrolled in 4-H and been cleared as a volunteer. Chaperones must also be 21 years and older.
Camp Logo Contest
We are in the process of planning Science and Adventure Camp. This year’s theme is Catch Some Rays. The camp will be focusing on Solar Power. This year we have decided to have a contest for the camp logo. All 4-H members may enter. Design a logo to go with our theme and submit it to the 4-H office at 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced by May 15, 2012. The member with the winning logo will receive a $20 Target Gift Card.
4-H Shooting Sports Workshop
Saturday, July 28, 2012 – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2012 – 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A 4-H shooting sports workshop for the rifle discipline will be held at the Concord Police Association Range, 5060 Avila Road in Concord. Participants must attend both days of training to receive certification. Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will be certified as a rifle trainer and can lead a rifle project at the club level or serve as county trainer to certify other leaders. There is no cost for the course. To register for the course or receive more information, contact John Borba at: firstname.lastname@example.org (This course is not open to 4-H leaders from Santa Cruz County).
For information about the facility and a map, please visit the range website at:
If you are interested in Science, Technology and Engineering then check out Corey Bayer’s Tech Xcite project in Stevinson. It is open to all Merced County 4-H groups. The meetings will be held on the second Friday of every month from 6:30 to 8 at the Merquin School in Stevinson. The next meeting will be May 11, 2012. Members will be making solar ovens. Please come and join this fun project.
WEB DESIGN PROJECT
Lander 4-H is offering a county wide web design project. Members will focus on individual projects while learning about real world applications in graphic and web design. The project will be scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-11:30 AM. The next meeting will be March 10, 2012 in the cafeteria at Merquin School in Stevinson. If you have any questions email Mike Magboo at email@example.com.
The countywide robotics project will be starting level 2 Robots on the Move on Thursday May 17, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 in the classroom. If you are interested in joining this project please come.
State Leadership Conference
The 4-H State Leadership Conference brings together high school youth from across California in a four-day leadership training, networking, and learning experience. The conference provides advanced leadership training and is an opportunity for 4-H members to network and share ideas with other 4-Hers from across the state. The conference focuses on providing high school youth with experiential education on leadership development, civic engagement, college admissions and other 4-H project areas.
Youth delegates gain exposure to the campus by living in the residence halls, eating in the dining commons, and participating in educational sessions, many of which are taught by UC faculty and staff.
The conference is planned by a team of high school 4-H members and adult advisors. Working in strong youth-adult partnership, the team designs the educational, recreational and logistical components of the conference.
Participants must be high-school-aged 4-H members (14-19 years old).
The 2012 California 4-H State Leadership Conference:
August 9 - 12, 2012
University of California, San Diego
California Dreamin', California Leadin'
Registration will be available at the end of April. Please check the state website for more details.
California 4-H Revolution of Responsibility $1,000 for 1,000 Service Learning Projects
Funding up to $1,000
Review date will be May 10, 2012.
In support of this community development work, the CA State 4-H Office will consolidate the Requests for Funding (RFP) for Service-Learning, Healthy Living, SET, and Legacy into one application. Chartered 4-H clubs/units can apply for funding up to $1,000 to support service-learning projects related to their club or project activities by submitting the proposal linked above.
you have questions please call me at 385-7418.
We would like every club to participate.