Category Archives: County Events & Contests

Exciting Winter Workshops…Coming in February 2016

Every February, New Castle County 4-H features a Winter Workshop series. This series provides 4-Hers with an opportunity to participate in hands-on, fun activities in a variety of topics.

Winter Workshops 2016

We are still looking for individuals or clubs that are interested in teaching a workshop. Please contact Serena Conner if you would like to request a specific workshop topic or if you would like to teach.

2015 NCC 4-H Public Speaking Contest

The 2015 Public Speaking Contest for NCC 4-H will be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 6:00pm. This event serves as a qualified for the Delaware State Fair contest and will return to the Brandywine Hundred Library.

This contest helps develop public speaking skills and is a great experience for 4-H members of all ages. Cloverbud members are encouraged to participate in this contest. Additionally, the contest is broken down into 4 divisions:

  • Beginner I (Ages 8-9)
  • Beginner II (Ages 10-11)
  • Junior (Ages 12-13)
  • Senior (Ages 14-19)

Please contact Mallory Vogl if you would like a public speaking training during an upcoming club meeting. To register, please submit your registration form to Lisa Bishop by Wednesday, November 11.

Registration Form
Public Speaking Resources

 

Stewards of Children – Training opportunity for 4-H Leaders and Volunteers

 

Stewards of Children Training

Stewards of Children postcard

 

4-H Leaders and Volunteers:

You are invited to attend the Stewards for Children training on Monday, November 23. This training will be held in conjunction with the November Leader’s Association meeting. In order to accommodate this training, we will be switching our schedule slightly. The leader’s meeting will be held at the Extension Office from 6:00-6:30pm. Following the brief meeting, our 4-H Volunteer Specialist, Dr. Ernie Lopez, will be conducting the Stewards of Children Training. Dinner will be provided for all training participants.

Stewards of Children is a sexual abuse training that is required by all UD Extension Staff and is strongly encouraged to all of our 4-H volunteers, leaders and parents. Although this training is not required, it is highly recommended.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Lisa Bishop by Friday, November 20. You can reach e-mail Lisa or call (302) 831-8965.

For more information, please review the Stewards of Children Training letter from Dr. Lopez.

Stewards of Children – Postcard

County 4-H Club Meetings for November

November County Club Meetings

Wednesday, November 11

Garden Club – 6:30pm at Fischer Greenhouse (located behind Townsend Hall) Contact Robyn Hunter for more details.

Tuesday, November 17

Camp Counselor – 7:00 pm at NCC Extension Office. For more details, e-mail Kaitlin Klair.

Thursday, November 19

Updated JDS flyer

  • Sewing Club – 6:30pm – For more information, contact Monique Merritt, Club Leader

Monday, November 23

  • Leaders – 6:00-6:30pm ** Special Stewards of Children training from 6:30-8:30pm – Dinner provided! (See training flyer)
  • Jr. Council – 7:00 pm
  • Exchange Group – 8:30 pm

 

Public Speaking contest returns to Brandywine Library

Public Speaking pic - October 2015Join NCC 4-H’ers, parents and staff at the Brandywine Hundred Library for the 2015 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The state fair qualifier event will be held on Wednesday, November 18, at 6:00pm.

Public speaking skills are consistently ranked in the top five among the desired skill sets of a professional. In 4-H, we set out to develop these skills at an early age and continue to cultivate the art of communication into adulthood. In addition to enhancing the ability to effectively communicate; this contest also contributes to an increase in self-esteem and self-confidence, development of critical thinking skills and an expansion of skills for planning and preparation.

As you can see, there are many benefits to participating in the upcoming public speaking event. Please contact Mallory Vogl if you would like a public speaking training during an upcoming club meeting. To register, please submit your registration form to Lisa Bishop by Wednesday, November 11.

Registration Form
Public Speaking Resources