Jefferson Parish 4-H October 2011 Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann

4-H Officer/Leader Training


4-H Officer/Leader Training will be held October 22, 2011, at Belle Chasse Primary School. All newly elected 4-H club officers are encouraged to participate. 4-H Volunteer Leaders are also encouraged to attend the special sessions designed for you. Participants will receive specific instructions on how to perform officer responsibilities and learn ideas to help make your club the BEST that it can be. Club Officers will also participate in special leadership activities with members from surrounding parishes. See attached newsletter for more information.

4-H Summer Camp Theme Contest

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp? Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan in 7 words or less. Illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest.  The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy,” capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp. The slogan will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt. Winner will receive a monetary award. Think fast – the deadline is October 24, 2011. See attached newsletter for more information.

4-H Cookery Contest

Calling all 4-H Chefs! It’s time for the Jefferson Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest. Divisions include Egg Cookery, Seafood Cookery, Ground Beef Cookery, Poultry Cookery, and Sugar Cookery. The first contest will be held within your 4-H Club. Your club leader will announce the contest date and time. Blue Award winners from the club contests and any Mail-Box Member will be eligible to participate in the parishwide Commodity Cookery Contest in early 2012.  See attached rules for more details.

Challenge Camp


On November 1-3, 2011, the Louisiana 4-H program will hold its annual Challenge Camp overnight experience for 7th Grade 4-H members at Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, La. Jefferson Parish can take up to eight of its 4-H members this year. Challenge Camp offers opportunities in working together in groups, decision making, improving self esteem, participating in wetlands activities, and having fun! Tickfaw State Park offers beautiful cabins and a staff of wildlife biologists who will be teaching some of the Challenge Camp programs along with the 4-H Agents. We will leave the afternoon of Tuesday, November 1 and return late morning on Thursday, November. The Challenge Camp fee is $50.00 and includes lodging, transportation, meals and a T-shirt. See attached newsletter for more information.

Additional topics included in the attached October newsletter:

  • Calendar of Events
  • Smart Choices - low fat food choices
  • Leadership Clubs forming now
  • Project Christmas
  • Club news from Alice Berney Elementary
  • Attention club reporters
  • Congratulations to Kaylee Mouser
  • Geuxing Green (newspaper recycling, blanket drive)
10/13/2011 8:07:35 PM
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