I am looking forward to a great new year in 4-H! Our program is growing by leaps and bounds, with lots of fun activities coming very soon. I would like to take a moment and recognize Ms. Tori Oakley for her wonderful volunteer service this past year. Tori has been a dedicated volunteer to our program and will be honored on February 8th at the NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders
Association Banquet for her Outstanding Support of Military Children in 4-H. Thanks so much Tori for your enthusiasm and leadership to our program.
If you are interested in animals, music or horticulture there are new groups just waiting for you to join.
As always, if you have questions please feel free to call me (252.633.1477) or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) at any time
Club Update (NEW Opportunities!)
4-H Eastern Teen Conference (ETC)
There are new opportunities available for you in Craven County 4-H! Our Horticulture Team is in need of a few new members this year. For those of you who do not know, our team has competed the last 3 years at the State Horticulture Contest and won 1st place each time. This group studies all year long in order to compete in May. The contest consists of three portions: a knowledge exam, testing what you know about horticulture, an identification test of flowering annuals, vegetables, woody shrubs and trees and indoor foliage plants, and a judging section that works your skills in determining plant quality. If you are at least 14 years old and have an interest in learning more about horticulture, please contact Tom Glasgow at 252.633.1477 or email@example.com. The team will meet again on Sunday, January 27th.
Are you interested in learning how to properly raise and show goats? One of our newest 4-H leaders, Pandora Parker, has ALL the information you need! Contact Ms. Wendy at the 4-H office for information on how to get started!
We are pleased to announce the 4-H Eastern Teen Conference (ETC) will be held at the Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC on May 17-19. 4-H ETC will be a unique way for all members ages 12 and up to develop their teen leadership skills on the local level. This will be a multi-county event, so there will be lots of time for you to meet members from Carteret, Pamlico, Jones and possibly Onslow counties. The Craven County 4-H Council officers held a brainstorming session earlier this month to begin planning this event. Stay tuned for more information but go ahead and mark your calendars. There will be an adult component as well, so volunteers keep your ears open for more information.
Have you started working on your 4-H presentation yet? Need help choosing a topic? We are here to help YOU put together the best presentation EVER! Call the 4-H Office to schedule an appointment with Ms. Wendy, she will help you get started!
The 4-H presentation program will help prepare you for public speaking, school presentations and job interviews. Give it a chance – it is one of the easiest 4-H projects you will ever do! Follow these steps:
Choose a topic that interests you and develop a 5-7 minute (time limit may be different for some categories) demonstration that highlights the important points. Sounds easy, right? Well, it is! Create a poster or other visual aid to help you talk and then practice, practice, practice!
Participate in County Activity Day on Saturday, March 23rd, beginning at 10am. If you win your category and age group, you advance to District!
Participate in District Activity Day on Saturday, April 27th at Mt. Olive College. District Activity Day is a great way to meet other 4-H’ers with 19 counties participating from the eastern part of our state. Win at District? Go to State! Our State Presentation contest will be held on June 22nd in Raleigh.