The 4-H IN- 4 -MER H EXPO A BIG SUCCESS!! APRIL H EXPO A Big Success!! The first 4-H EXPO was held in Graham County, March 17, at Wal-Mart from 11:00 a. m. to 6:00 p.m. Green clovers and
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The 4-H IN- 4 -MER H EXPO A BIG SUCCESS!! APRIL H EXPO A Big Success!! The first 4-H EXPO was held in Graham County, March 17, at Wal-Mart from 11:00 a. m. to 6:00 p.m. Green clovers and balloons were everywhere!!! 4-H isn t just about ANIMALS any more!! Some of the activities for the public to enjoy where: Petting Zoo, Ceramics, Stringing Beads, up-close view of a Red Tailed Boa and an Iguana named Scissored!! He was the coolest! Food was also available for everyone s enjoyment: hot-dogs, popcorn and Pepsi. There were eighteen clubs and mini-series on display at this event. Here are a few of the mini-series that had displays: Astronomy, Mt. Bike, Bead Tech, Motor Mechanic s, Reading, Reptiles and Dance. Some clubs were: ATV, Clover Kids, Clown, Dog, Gardening, Goat, Swine, Home - Ec., Horse, Shooting Sports, Tweens and Teens. At each of these station registrations, newsletters, and more about 4-H could be learned. A BIG THANK-YOU goes out to Julie Castillo, Photo Dept. Manager at Wal-Mart; KFMM- KCUZ radio station; all members, certified leaders, resource leaders for the mini-series. Without all of these people working so diligently on this event, this 4-H EXPO would not be the success it was!!! The 4-H Expo Reptile Club Display!! Melissa Wilson, Julie Garrett & Tatiana Link enjoying a fun time with the red tail Boa Constrictor. 4-H EXPO WINNERS Vanessa Jewell Conner Costello Easton Fry Virginia Deiter Carol Willis County Director Inside this issue: H EXPO April Calendar 4-H Yard Sale 4-H Birthday YAC meeting Community Club Recordbook Workshop Hog Raffle 4-H Clubs & Mini Series Ceramic Club Sign Up Japanese Host Families Livestock Rules Hoisington Horse Ride 4-H Trader Reptile Field Trip 4-H Story Workshop APRIL Japanese Exchange Host family Applications due May Judging Day Hog Raffle Starts! YAC meeting Community EAC 7p.m JOLT Early Bird Reg due This newsletter was created by Diana Deiter Mini Series Information 5 4-H Completer Requirements 6 The 4-H IN 4-MER News Page 2 SHOES CLOTHES FURNITURE- TOYS - GLASSWARE PICTURES IT IS TIME TO GET ALL YOUR GOODIES AND JUNK TOGETHER FOR THE 4-H YARD SALE NOW!! SATURDAY, MAY 7 We have a storage place to keep some of the goodies so start collecting! BOOKS -TOOLS - GAMES - PUZZLES - MOVIES COMPUTER GAMES Happy Birthday * Community Service * Workshop 4-H Members & Leaders Tiffany Adamson Shannon Burge Mary Ann Cook Megan Pierson Emily Porter Lauren Wilson MAY is 4-H Community Service Month Recordbook Financial Page Workshop NOTE Change!! NEW DATE Saturday, August 27 Time: YAC YOUTH & ADULT COUNCIL MEETING Monday, April 11 Teen meeting 5:00 p.m. YAC meeting 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H office! April Community Club Tweens are leading this night!! Tuesday, April 12 EAC Activities Center 7:00 to 8:00 The 4-H IN 4-MER News Page 3 4-H Hog Raffle Ticket Sales will START April 11 Graham County 4-H Hog Raffle One ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $ H quality meat Value $ Donated by: 1/2 hog cut & wrapped TMA Hog Farm Drawing will be May 7, 2005 Yard Sale Bashas Parking 4-H Clubs and Mini Series Clubs Sign Up for any of the NEW Mini Series today!! Astronomy Club-Mini Series ATV Club-Off Road Fury Bead Tech - Mini Series Bicycling Club- Mini Series Ceramics Club - Mini Series Clover Kids - (5-8) Companion Dog Club Craft Club - Mini Series Dance Club -Mini Series Desert Rabbit Club Discovery Lamb Club Foot Loose Dance - Mini Series Link s Gardening Club Ham n It Up Swine Hoisington Horse Home - Ec. Mini Series Hoisington Livestock Club Motor Mechanics - Mini Series Outdoor Discovery-Mini Series Reading Club - Mini Series Reptile Club - Mini Series Shooting Sports - Mini Series Teen Council- (14-18) Terrific T-Bone Beef Club Trotten Doe Goat Club Tweens Club -(11-13) COME JOIN THE FUN! Sign up NOW for the Ceramics Club Mini - Series! Saturday, April 9 & 23-10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14 & 28-10:00 a.m. To be held at 4-Chick s and A Kiln 417 W. 7 th Street NEED: Host Families for Japanese exchange students! 4-H families can experience Japanese culture firsthand by hosting a summer student through 4-H!! 1) Become a host family for one month to a Japanese student (boy or girl ages 12 19) for one month. The arrival date July 23 departing date Aug. 21) 2.) Applications are available at the 4-H office Due May 1,2005!! The 4-H IN 4-MER News Page 4 LIVESTOCK RULES FOR 4-H MEMBERS To SELL and SHOW large livestock at the Graham County Fair and Jr. Livestock Auction when using 4-H next to his/her name. 1. Each member has to attend 3 livestock project club meetings. They DO NOT have to attend the meetings with their animals to be able to sell/show them at the fair/auction. They cannot attend a meeting in any other NON-livestock project meeting and have it count toward their livestock club. 2. Members must attend 1 community club. 3. Members must attend 1 club clinic in each animal project area in which they will be selling/showing. 4. Members must participate in 1 county event other than the Graham County Fair. REMEMBER: to be eligible to show and sell, youth must be 9 years old before January 1 of this year. 4-H Leader s Livestock Committee : Bunny Dryden, Kaye Congdon, Tonie Skinner HOISINGTON TRAIL RIDE On Saturday, March 26th, our horse club took a trail ride at the Ten Mile Ranch. We met at the corrals next to the windmill at 9:30 a.m. Jan and J.D. Shipman, Rhonda and Shelby Leachet and Jackie Hoisington rode until about 1:00 p.m., stopping for lunch near a watering hole. We enjoyed the beautiful desert scenery and nice day that it was! Next time we hope that all of our club members can attend. 4-H TRADE CORNER FREE! PLASTIC CONTAINERS VARITEY OF SIZES CALL KIM or Reptile Club Field Trip My 4-H Story Workshop Doug Powers - Reptile Leader & Scissored the Iguana which was a BIG HIT at the 4-H EXPO! Meet at the BLM Office th Ave., Safford Field Trip/Releasing Snakes Presentation. Dress appropriate for this outing. Everyone is responsible for their own transportation to and from this event. Saturday, April 23 Time: My 4-H Story Recordbook Workshop was held on Saturday, March 19, 2005, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Members attending this workshop were: Megan, Shannon and Mikala Burge, Megan Pierson, Rene Reynolds, and Kadi Vanderblomin. The workshop instructor was 4-H Dog leader, Jonie Burge. Attendees learned about what information is needed in their Recordbook section, My 4-H Story. Requirements for length, margins, font size and content were also covered. All members attending began working on their own stories. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Page 5 Call the 4-H office to sign up for any New Mini Series ASTRONOMY CLUB NASA EARTH CREW Will meet 1st and 3rd Thursday Each month!! 6 8 p.m. Discovery Park 1651 Discovery Park Blvd. BEAD TECH CLUB Will meet every Tuesdays 1:00 4:00 p.m. Thursdays 6:00-9:00 p.m. Craft Connection 610 S. 5th Ave. Prices will vary by project CRAFT CLUB Every Saturday 10:00 2:00 p.m. Craft Connection 610 S. 5th Ave. Prices will vary by project 4-H TECH CLUB Drew & The Crew 806 W. Thatcher Blvd. MOUNTIAN BIKE CLUB Firth Park Saturday, April 29 Time: 8:00 a.m. REPTILE CLUB Saturday, April 23 Time: Everyone will meet at the BLM Office th Ave. READING CLUB Every Thursday 6:00 p.m. at the Safford City Library 800 S. 7th Ave. DANCE CLUB OUTDOOR DISCOVERY FOOTLOOSE DANCE CLUB Summer Camp SHOOTING SPORTS WILL MEET in June CRAMICS CLUB Will meet April 9-10:00 a.m. April 23-10:00 a.m. May-14-10:00 a.m. May 28-10:00 a.m. at 4-Chicks & a Kiln 417 W. 7th Street Prices will vary by project Graham County 4-H U of A Cooperative Extension P. O. Box S. Bowie Ave Solomon, AZ To Make The Best Better! graham/4-h/index.html 1. Attend 75% Project Club Meetings. 2. Attend 75% Community Club Meetings (9 are held 7 = 75%). Or 6 community club meetings with 2 hours of documented community service pre approved and signed, by your leader, Or 5 community club meetings with 4 hours of documented community service pre approved and signed, by your leader. (Must attend entire event to receive credit. One community club credit can be from another county s community club, if documented correctly.) 3. Demonstration/Informative Speech - County level (in your project area). Must attended entire event to receive credit. Demonstration/Informative speech must be given at one of the scheduled demonstration/informative speech days. DEMONSTRA- TIONS A demonstration puts words into action. An effective demonstration teaches others how to do something by showing while telling -- and showing really is worth a thousand words. At the end of a demonstration, you should have a finished product to show to your audience. INFORMATIVE SPEECH An informative speech tells about something. Topic must be 4-H project related. It also uses visual aids and should include a minimum of three posters, slides, or other visuals 4. TWO other County 4-H Events: 4-H Completer Requirements 2005 A. Fundraiser D. County 4-H Camp G. 4-H Promotion B. Spring/Summer Fair E. Judging Day H. Demo Day Attendance C. Parades F. County Community Service I. Awards Night Attendance 5. Recordbook (must score at least a white ribbon) 6. Enter and participate at the county fair in your 4-H project area. 12/13/04 Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, James A. Christenson, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, The University of Arizona. The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreter, by contacting UofA Graham County Cooperative Extension at Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.
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