All posts by Kaitlin

Agents Letter

 

Happy October!

 

Fall is here and we have a busy month ahead with lots to look forward too! We kick off this month with re-enrollment on our new system, 4-H Online 2.0. If you have any questions please reach out to Serena- serenac@udel.edu or me at kklair@udel.edu and we will do our best to answer them-we are learning with you!

Make sure to join us this Sunday at 2pm for our Achievement Event to see all the “Opportunities 4 All” with 4-H! If you have not signed up for the Achievement Event, there is still time!

Here is the link: https://udel.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UsNIBKlTQvKR-7F2viv9Yg

We will be celebrating all the accomplishments YOU have done over the last year!

We would like to welcome Mrs. Jenny Trunfio to our New Castle County Team! She has accepted the New Castle 4-H Program Coordinator position and starts October 1st. She comes to us from Kent County 4-H with a wealth of knowledge and blood that runs green! Jenny grew up in Pennsylvania 4-H and her three boys have been involved on the County, State and National level. We are excited to add Jenny to our 4-H team and be on the look out for her to welcome her to New Castle County 4-H in her new role! If you need to reach out to her you can do so by email at jtrunfio@udel.edu

Some of the upcoming events in October that you get to look forward to are: Pumpkin Contest, World Food Day, National 4-H Week- (October 4-10), STEM events and more! Diamond Clover intent forms are due November 30th. Be sure to read through the whole newsletter and mark your calendars to make sure you did not miss a 4-H Event!  

We love to hear all of the great things you are doing with your club members; club reporters don’t forget to submit your club news to Serena by the 25th of each month to be included in the newsletter. We miss hearing from you!

Be sure to look at our online newsletter, Friday emails and Delaware 4-H Facebook for updates, news and challenges. Leaders- with the new 4-H system and rollover of enrollment, it is always challenging to reach everyone via broadcast emails when members go inactive. We would appreciate it if you could forward emails and updates out to club members to be sure they are in the know.

If you need anything, please reach out, I cannot wait to see you at the next 4-H event!

 

Yours in 4-H,

 

Kaitlin Klair

Extension Educator, 4-H

kklair@udel.edu

Club Spotlight – Porter Gang

Porter Gang Club Spotlight

Porter Gang has been a general interest club in New Castle County since 1965. It was founded by Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Moore, who lived on Porter Road in Bear-hence the name “Porter Gang”. Over the years, our club members have participated in livestock, foods, clothing, woodworking, fishing, and environmental projects, as well as camping trips to Mallard Lodge, County and State camps, State fair, demonstrations, Public Speaking, and many other project areas and activities.

Our members have collected canned goods, gloves and hats for the needy, packaged boxes for the Seaman in the Port of Wilmington at Christmas,  and made pull toys for the SPCA. We like to give back and stay active in our community.

4-H is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and experience new adventures while having fun learning.

Our club welcomes new members from the ages of 5 – 18. We meet currently at the New Castle County 4-H office on the second Wednesday of each month. If interested please feel free to contact Kimberly Klair by emailing her at swimmomklair@gmail.com.

 

 

Statewide 4-H Summer Day Camps

In-person camps my have gotten sidelined this summer, but we still want to give everyone who loves 4-H camp a camp anyway!

We’re offering a slew of online camps with fun and learning opportunities just like regular camp. You can sign up for any camp in any county this summer, so give more than one a try!

If you have any questions about NCC camps, please reach out to Kaitlin or Serena.

If you have questions about Kent camps, please reach out to Caroline Del Vecchio.

If you have questions about Sussex camps, please reach out to Tammy Schirmer.

 

Statewide Summer Camp Flyer

Agent Letter

Hello 4-H Families and Friends,

I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and home as much as you can, soon enough we will all be back together again. There has been a lot of information that has come out this past week that has been heart breaking, but I appreciate everyone’s understanding. We (4-H staff) are working fast to make changes to ensure that activities can be achieved throughout the rest of this 4-H year and start strong in the fall!

Congratulations to Brandon Tang, Tobi Tang and Ava Ferry for creating some awesome Food Art entries and placing in the top three for the State! A job well done also goes to Melanie Witte, Matthew Trunfio and Cole Simpson for creating short clips educating others about effects of drugs, tobacco and vaping. Great job everyone!

Looking ahead at this month and the next, many face-to-face events have been postponed or canceled. If you have a 4-H meeting, you can still meet with your club via Zoom. The 4-H staff as a state is actively working to make sure we continue to have you involved via social media, Zoom meetings and workshops or trainings. Take note of some of the following events, trainings and more below:

~ Cloverbud Show and Tell – May 7th at 12pm (registration required)

~ Horticulture Judging Training – May 21st, 28th and June 4th at 3pm (registration required)

~ Photography Training – May 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 6-7pm (registration required)

~ Exchange Spaghetti Dinner – Canceled

~ Demonstration Contest – information coming this month

~ Judging Contest – information coming this month

~ State Camp – canceled for those two week, but looking into options

~ Day Camp – Virtual camps are being planned and more information to come

~ Exchange – postponed until 2021

~ Delaware State Fair – Fair entries close June 1st, continue to enter entries as we are looking at options. Based on current restrictions there will be no contests, but only time will tell.

 

Be sure to look at Delaware 4-H Facebook for exciting challenges we have going on over the next month! Thank you for continuing to be patient and on the look out for changes and upcoming dates.

 

I will be offering office hours for anyone who has questions about events, 4-H or anything you need answered on Thursday, May 7th from 3-5pm. I cannot wait to see you all in person and give you big hugs! If you need anything please reach out, we are happy to help with anything you need during this time.

 

Yours in 4-H,

 

Kaitlin, Serena and Maureen