Pictures are due to Ms. Kaitlin by Friday, October 23rd
**Leaders we have added a category for you! Send over your best creation!
Pictures are due to Ms. Kaitlin by Friday, October 23rd
**Leaders we have added a category for you! Send over your best creation!
This year, 4-H’ers are encouraged to submit their Record Books and Diamond Clover via Dropbox. All are due on September 18.
Please see instructions and Record and Project Book forms below and contact Kaitlin with questions.
If you are unable to submit via Dropbox, Kaitlin will be setting up office hours so that you can drop off directly to her. Please contact her to make arrangements.
Design, create, and display a yard sign promoting 4-H to our community during the COVID 19 Pandemic.
Signs will be judged using the following criteria:
E-mail 1 high quality photos or PDF to County Agent by September 28th.
Photo 1 – Close up picture of sign only
Winners will be announced on during national 4-H week.
Individual 4-H yard sign
Club or Group 4-H yard sign
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.
We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.
If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
NCC Office, 6 pm
Please register by Friday, March 20!
Younger Member Overnighter (YMO) is a tradition open to younger 4-H members between the ages of 8 and 12. It is an overnight stay to be held at Ashland Nature Center Lodge. (3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707) The lodge has bunk style beds with two wings and a central meeting room. The overnight begins Sat. March 28 with drop off at 6:30 pm. Pickup is at 11:00 am on Sun. March 29. Junior Leaders along with certified chaperones and staff serve to make the YMO a terrific experience.
Younger Member Overnighter introduces 4-H’ers to many of the traditions, songs and camaraderie that continues at Junior Leader Weekend, State Camp and other state events.
The cost is $30, which includes educational programs, evening snacks and breakfast the next morning! Registration is required. Please submit the registration form below by March 16, 2020. Please be sure your online health form is up to date.
A minimum of 10 younger members is required to hold this event.
(if you didn’t already)
If you are not enrolled in 4honline and listed as either “active” or “pending” after this date, you will be unable to participate in 4-H member exclusive activities such as club meetings and events or the State Fair. If you re-enrolled anytime after September 1, 2019 by going into your profile and verifying your info is up to date and you clicked “Submit enrollment for 2019-2020”, you are good to go!
If you are having trouble re-enrolling, please contact Serena via email.
The 2020 New Castle County Favorite Foods Contest was held on a soggy January 25th morning. Nonetheless, 4-H members prepared a dish and brought it along with a place setting and centerpiece to Kirk Middle School.
4-H members learn a variety of life skills in this activity including:
Contestants are judged based on the following: menu, recipe, food preparation, table setting and member knowledge. Master Food Educators, 4-H volunteers and 4-H Alumni serve as judges. The Delaware 4-H Foundation sponsors awards for this event.
Congratulations to all the participants!
Below are the results:
Cloverbud participants: Wallace Bonner, Emma Comegys, Anastasia Gallaher, Cecilia Gallaher, Nathan Hunt, Moira Jones and Jacob Patrick
Beginner: Brogan Raughley-Appetizer-Champion
Michela Davis-Bread-Champion Anna Schaedler-Hon. Mention
Karmyn Sposato-Meat or Main Dish-Champion Colby Lockridge-Hon. Mention
Abby Cochrane-Side Dish-Champion
Max Lewandowski-Soup, Stew or Chili-Champion Chase Oldis-Hon. Mention
Emma Patrick-Dessert-Champion Michaela Patrick-Hon. Mention
Stella Latkowski-Cookies, Cupcakes or Brownies-Champion Claire Schaedler-Hon. Mention
Junior: Giana Ruggeri-Appetizer-Champion Chase Pugh-Hon. Mention
Emily Campbell-Meat or Main Dish-Champion Micaela Pennachi-Hon. Mention
Melanie Witte-Side Dish-Champion Liam Aber-Hon. Mention
James Patrick- Soup, Stew or Chili-Champion
Alana Sharpe-Dessert-Champion Katie Campbell-Hon. Mention
Senior: Tyler Oldis-Appetizer-Champion Brandon Tang-Hon. Mention
Daisy Timney-Dessert-Champion Noah Everett-Hon. Mention
We received a record number of photography entries this year for the Photo Contest- we’re proud of all our entrants!
We have awarded 2 Best in Show titles:
Best in Show- Color: Skylar Brennecke, Holy Angels 4-H Club
Best in Show- Black & White: Micaela Pennachi, Summit Bridge Club
The NCC 4-H Achievement Event on October 6 was well attended. A huge thank you to everyone who came to honor your fellow 4-H’ers! Click below for links to the photos.
Below are award highlights:
Best Exploring 4-H Project Awards:
Claire Schaedler, Eric Patrick, Elijah Roberts
Best 4-H Story Awards:
Beginner Division: Eric Patrick
Junior Division: Brandon Tang
Senior Division: Carly Mekulski
Best Overall Record Book Awards:
Beginner Division: Brogan Raughley
Junior Division: Ava Raughley
Senior Division: Cole Simpson
Individual Community Service Award:
Club Community Service Award:
Spirit of 4-H Awards:
Head – Daisy Timney
Heart – Matt Trunfio
Hands – Alexis Martin
Health – Grace Ferry
Joy Sparks “Spirit of 4-H” Award: Kim Klair
Links Inductees: Laura Emerson, Robbie Emerson, Kate Schaedler, Alex Swan, Larry Trunfio
1st Place – St. Ann’s
2nd Place – Flock of Friends
1st Place – Summit Bridge
2nd Place – Stump Corner
Public Speaking Contest – October 29, 2019 – Brandywine Library
4-Hers kept things lively by engaging the judges with a variety of interesting topics. A 4-Her standing at a podium, presenting or speaking before a group or audience is an important life skill to develop. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders. Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, can start with something as simple as leading the pledge or reciting a poem. Seniors are required to do a 5-7 minute speech.
Anastasis Gallaher – Bear
Cecilia Gallaher – Bear
Moira Jones – Flock of Friends
1st- Evelyn Witte – “Sharks”
1st- Alexis Wolff – “Save the Pangolins” – St. Ann’s
2nd – Liam Aber – “PB29” – Holy Angels
3rd -Sarah Siegel – “Halloween” – Bear
1st- Melanie Witte – “Gender Discrimination-Gender Equality” – Porter Gang
2nd– Micaela Pennachi – “The History of Women in FFA” – Summit Bridge
3rd – Elijah Roberts – “Plastics-How to Make a Difference with Straws” – Summit Bridge
4th – Tobi Tang – “My Pocono Mountains, Bushkill Falls Trip” – Meado Larks
1st- Eason Li – “Leonardo da Vinci” – Meado-Larks
2nd- Brandon Tang – “Ocean Pollution” – Meado- Larks
Join us at the NCC Office on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am- 12 noon for a winter day of fun! We’ll make chalk couture ornaments and signs like the ones above. We’ll have some snacks and get crafty!
For ages 8 and up. Cost: $12 per person. Payable at the door. Please register HERE by November 25.
There is something for everyone and every interest in the Summit Bridge 4-H Club.
The club is considered a “general interest” 4-H club and because of that, our members have many different interests and participate in all sorts of 4-H projects ranging from Arts and Crafts, to animal projects such as Sheep, Swine and Dairy, shooting sports like Archery, Foods and Nutrition, Leadership, Robotics and Photography. Our monthly club meetings always include some type of program whether it is a guest speaker or some hands-on fun.
We have approximately 25 members, ranging from 5 to 18 years old. Our 4-H’ers are involved in a wide variety of 4-H competitions and events each year, which keeps us all very busy in 4-H between meetings. Some of the events and competitions we participate in are Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Favorite Foods, Archery Competitions, Photography judging, Livestock Shows, county and state camping programs, Delaware State Fair, National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, and National 4-H Summits- just to name a few.
In addition, we are very involved in our community through various service projects. Last year, we collected canned food for Neighborhood House as well as the Food Bank of Delaware, volunteered for Wreaths Across America (and the Travis Mansion Foundation), rang the Salvation Army Christmas bell, sponsored a family for Adopt-a-family, volunteered at the Delaware SPCA, hosted a booth at Ag Day at the University of Delaware, hosted a booth at May Day in Odessa and organized a “work night” at Summit United Methodist Church to mulch the church property.
Our club members have also traveled to Kansas, Colorado, Montana and Minnesota with the NCC 4-H Exchange Group. This group is for any teen in NCC 4-H who is interested in travelling to other states to experience what 4-H is like there. The following year, we invite those 4-Hers to come see all of what Delaware has to offer.
We have had members interviewed by local radio stations, serve on National 4-H planning committees and even spent a day with Delaware native and actress, Aubrey Plaza! As you might imagine, we stay busy year-round with all of our activities.
Our club welcomes new members between the ages of 5 and 18 to any of our meetings, which are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Summit United Methodist Church.
4-H is an excellent way to meet new people, participate in new adventures and have fun learning along the way!
If you are interested or would like to learn more about the Summit Bridge Club, please contact Brenda Shaffer by e-mailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4honline is rolling over for the 2019-2020 year. This means everyone will go to “inactive” on August 31 (and you won’t get emails about the blog or other upcoming events until you re-enroll!). We ask each member to go into their profile on September 1 at www.4honline.com and review their info and make any updates and changes for the new 4-H year. We need to make sure we have up to date health information on each youth member. Once you have done so, don’t forget to click “Submit Enrollment for 2019-2020”.
Please remember that members will NOT be allowed to participate in events until they have re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 year.
If you have any trouble re-enrolling or have questions, please call the NCC 4-H office at 302-831-8965.
**Please note: we cannot recover passwords for you, but can verify which email address is linked to your 4-H profile. You can then change your password if you have forgotten it. Please contact us if you don’t remember your email. DO NOT create a new profile because this will cause problems within the system. Thanks!
Join us on Sunday, October 6 at the NCC Extension Office as we honor NCC 4-H members who excelled in project work, leadership, citizenship, judging and more over the past year.
The awards program will begin at 2 pm, followed by a reception.
We’re having a GREEN OUT in recognition of the kick off of National 4-H Week. Please wear green or the 4-H clover to show your 4-H spirit.
Please RSVP with the number attending to Serena at 302-831-8965 or via email by Monday, September 23.
When: November 1, 2019
Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 406 Main St. Odessa DE
Benefits: New Castle County 4-H Leaders Assn. and Exchange Group
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Auction Starts at 7:00 PM
What is a Quarter Auction?
A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, part fundraiser and ALL fun! It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you’ll receive a numbered paddle with a corresponding numbered ball that’s put into the drawing basket. Auction items will be on display from a variety of donors and vendors with a bid price of 1,2,3, or 4 quarters.
Once the auction begins, a 4-H member will display the item that’s currently up for bid and will announce whether it’s a “1, 2, 3 or 4 quarter” bid. If you’re interested in bidding, you will put designated number of quarters in a bowl and raise your paddle. A 4-Her will walk from table to table with a bucket to collect bids.
The announcer will then draw a number to find a winner. If they draw your number and you bid on the item, hooray! You just won an awesome item at a great price! If they draw your number and you did NOT bid, just call out “no bid!” and they’ll continue to draw numbers until a winner is declared.
Paddles are $20.00 in advance and includes paddle and roll of quarters to get the bidding started. On the day of the event, paddles will be $25.00 at the door with a roll of quarters. Additional paddles can be purchased for $5.00.
All In Paddles are $50.00. This means you automatically bid on every item without putting any quarters in.
Stay tuned for more info and a list of the amazing items we will be offering!
For more info or to donate please contact: Kaitlin Klair email@example.com or Betsy Morris firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-8965.
National 4-H Week provides a great opportunity to put New Castle County 4-H and your individual club in the spotlight! This year think about how your club can encourage others in the community to become a 4-H member. This is your opportunity to show your community all of the fun, exciting, and meaningful programs 4-H’ers take part in.
Window Displays: Clubs are encouraged to design a window display that will be placed in the community. Great locations include grocery stores, doctor’s offices, pet supply stores, local businesses, etc. Put your creativity to use and design an eye catching display that will spark public interest in 4-H. The below picture represents what a display should be:
Banners: Individual members of 4‐H clubs are encouraged to design and display a 4‐H banner in the community during National 4‐H Week.
If you submit a registration form, but your club is unable to participate in the contest, please contact Serena at (302) 831-8965 or email@example.com no later than Friday, October 4.