Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann
Junior Leadership Conference is open to all 4-H Junior Leaders 14 years old and older. It will be held at the Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock, LA from Friday, March 8—Sunday, March 10, 2013. Registration fee is $125.00 if received by January 29. Late registration deadline is February 8 with $135.00 fee. Registration fee includes transportation to and from the conference from a central location. Space is limited! If you are interested in participating in Junior Leadership Conference, call the 4-H Office at (504) 736-6519 for an application.
Announcing the 4-H Geauxing Green Poster Contest! All 4-H members are encouraged to participate in this contest as part of our ongoing service learning emphasis for the 2012-2013 club year. Awards will be presented to all participants. Winning posters will be displayed at the Spring Garden Show in City Park as part of our local celebration. Posters should address the need to “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle”, save energy, and/or preserve our environment. See attached newsletter for more details.
Mailbox Members are invited to participate in the parish-wide 4-H Commodity Cookery/ Ambassador Contest. Contest will be held Saturday, February 23 at Lakeside Shopping Center, Metairie. In addition to brining your prepared dish, you will also be invited to participate in the Commodity Ambassador Illustrated Talk Presentation. Complete details will be provided to Club Blue Award Winners in January. Because recipes will be scored prior to the contest, all participants are required to submit a a typed copy of their recipe along with the Contest Entry Form by Friday, February 8. We must receive this information in order for you to participate in the parish Contest! See attached newsletter for more details.
Seniors are eligible to apply for Louisiana 4-H Scholarships. Applicants for scholarships must be 2013 graduating seniors and entering college or technical school in the Fall of 2013. All information and scholarship applications are available on the Louisiana 4-H Website: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/4H/4h_foundation/scholarships/. You can also get a copy of the scholarship application by calling the 4-H Office at (504) 736-6519. See attached newsletter for more details.
How would you like to spend a fun-filled week playing soft-ball, basketball, and volleyball? Maybe you would enjoy swimming in an Olympic-sized pool, canoeing, making handicrafts, and learning to shoot a bow and arrow. Maybe you would like to meet and get to know other 4-H members like yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting. If this sounds like fun, plan on spending a week at 4-H Camp this summer! Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 10—14. Camp is open to boys and girls in 4th—6th grades. Jefferson Parish campers will join boys and girls from other surrounding parishes at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA for a fun-filled week of adventures and good friends. (Pollock is located near Alexandria, LA in the central part of the state.) Campers will travel by bus to the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center. Transportation is included in camp fees. The camp brochure has additional information, including fees and application. Space is limited! See attached form for more details.
Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday in January. This year Arbor Day will be held on January 18. Trees have thousands of uses such as recreation, wildlife habitat, landscaping, energy, medicine, chemicals, packaging, lumber (to build houses, barns, and furniture), and food. Wherever you live you are in contact with products made from trees each day. Forests have many environmental benefits such as providing food and homes for birds and animals. They protect our water supply by keeping soil from washing away. They clean the air by removing pollutants and giving off oxygen for us to breathe. Individuals and groups celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees and shrubs. You can also share information about trees with your club, school, or neighbors. Plan your Arbor Day celebration today!
All 4-H members are invited to participate in the upcoming 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest. Essays are DUE in the 4-H Office by Friday, February 1. 2013. Entries must address the designated subject: “Reducing the Usage of Bee-Killing Pesticides in my Community”. The essay should be 750—1000 words. The word count does not include the endnotes, the bibliography or references, or the essayist’s biographical sketch. Complete contest rules, score sheet, and essay cover sheet are available from the 4-H Office. Call (504) 736-6519 if you need a rules packet or have questions.