- Author: J. M.
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Did your child attend camp 2 this year? If so, please check to see if they accidentally picked up a black cinch bag with a "Rage" soccer logo on the front and may have her name on it. There is an important medical device in bag. Please check and give the office a call if you find it. (707) 565-2681
4-H Shooting Sports Workshops
If you have an interest in sharing your Shooting Sports skills with youth, how about becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports adult volunteer or teen leader? There will be a variety of 4-H Shooting Sports leader certification trainings offered this fall. The classes will be held over a Saturday and Sunday weekend format at the Safety First Shooting Association, River Oaks Range, 11584 Shaffer Rd, Winton, in Merced County (center state). This class is being hosted by Merced County 4-H. You must become a 4-H leader or member and attend both days to receive certification to lead the shooting sports discipline of your choice at the project, club and camp levels. The course will include a PowerPoint lecture, review of equipment, practice shooting and teaching, and a written test. The cost is $35 per person to include a resource binder, with Saturday and Sunday lite breakfast refreshments. Please bring your own lunch to the class. Junior and teen leaders are invited but must attend with an adult or have a certified shooting sports adult leader they will be assisting back home. Driving directions to the facility. Tent or Dry RV camping is an option. Numerous hotels are available in the area, contact Dave below for more info if needed.
To register, please complete and mail the “CA 4-H Shooting Sports Training Request and Registration Form” with an adult or youth 4-H medical release form and a $35 check payable to “Merced County 4-H Council” and mail to UCCE, 2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced, 95341. Registration is due Friday the week before your class (7 days prior), and Space is limited to 20 attendees. For more information call Dave at 209-614-1718 or Darlene McIntyre at 209-385-7418 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rifle – August 12 & 13th
Free Youth Horsemanship Workshops- Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Sonoma County Horse Council presents:
Free Youth Horsmanship workshops
Topics to be covered:
Show Ring Etiquette
If you would like to volunteer to help at these events or for more information please contact: Bev Palm at email@example.com or call (707) 782-1183
Bay Coast Area Updates
Here is our July Bay Coast Area Update.
I am really looking to get a big group of Citizenship Weekenddelegates outside of the typical sectional lines- this is a great opportunity for those with youth that are interested in CalFocus/CWF in the future but are too young/not ready, or those that can't attend one of those Citizenship conferences due to cost, timing, etc. If there are those that are interested from the far south or far north, I will try to organize carpool or a bus system so we can get kids to this amazing event.
Thank you! Let me know if you have any questions! - Trent
Casting "Kids Baking Championship"
Blair Franklin, Casting Producer for a Food Network show called “Kids Baking Championship” is currently casting ages 8-13 for Season 4 of the show.
From the 4-H Youth Development Advisor, Steven Worker
President's Letter - Naomi Edwards
Hoping this letter finds you comfortable as you are getting ready for fair or camp, record books, and a new 4H year.
Many youth have already show their fabulous, woodworking, art, photography, crafts, foods, plants, and animals at the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Congrats! Many of the youth are preparing for the end of some of their year long project planning at the Sonoma County Fair Aug 3-Aug 12. It is my hope that you have entered something so you can show the county your hard work, either in the form of an item or animal.If you have not entered go to the fair and be inspired!
Many youth are at camp or finishing up the week as you read this. Thanks you to all those that graciously gave up their time to volunteer as youth staff or adult staff. Can't wait to hear how it was!
Record Books are due August 19 and many youth are working diligently to finish up their recordbook. It is a valuable piece to see how far a youth has come in one year and what they have accomplished.
I know, as a leader, I am already getting excited for new projects and youth that will be joining clubs in the fall. July 1 is the start of a new 4H year, so let's make it the best!
See you at the fair, Naomi Edwards
Enrollment training and process:
Club Leader Resources
4-H does not endorse any person in the community who make requests. As always, please use caution when contacting someone. 4-H members who accept listed jobs are doing so as an individual, outside of the scope of the 4-H program.
Roosters looking for a home
Our poultry leader Ani Hansen (707) 477-8187, received baby chicks in the hopes they would be hens. Of course off the bat she has 6 roosters. She is looking to re-home them. Currently Western Farms is not taking any roosters in until they make room.
She has (4) Sebrights and (2) blue Cochins. All have been hand raised and are friendly, but she lives in city limits and is not allowed to have any roosters.
Graze Land for senior in Petaluma
Looking for volunteers
Jane Engdahl from the Sonoma County Fair Special Events department is looking for 4-H or FFA members that would be interested in sharing their animals (small or large) with the public during Sonoma County Fair traveling fair events. This would be a great way for members to share their projects and teach the public about agriculture. An informational flyer is attached. Please share with anyone you think might be interested! Jane's contact information can be found in the flyer. If you're out at Sonoma-Marin Fair stay cool!
The dates are:
Wednesday Night Market, July 19, 5-8:30 p.m. Location: Downtown Santa Rosa
Rohnert Park Certified Farmers' Market, July 21, 5-8 p.m. Location: City Center Plaza
Parks Make Life Better Bash!, July 28, 5-8 p.m. Location: Howarth Park, 630 Summerfield Road, SR
Connecting Local Seniors with 4-H Clubs
Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa has an adult day program called the Shaw Center for Memory Care. They are a non-profit program serving seniors who have dementia. Their goal is to provide enriching activities for seniors, including, but not limited to music, physical activity, socialization, gardening, memory games, animal therapy, and art. In the past they have had a 4H group bring their animals to their outdoor site in Santa Rosa to share with their senior clients. They are currently looking for a 4H club who is interested in bringing their animals to the program during the Summer to create a fun day of learning about animals for their seniors. Please contact Lindsey Hazlewood, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 528-8712 x 184 if your group is interested.
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