November 2011 Jefferson Parish 4-H Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Gauthier, Ann

Parish Officers and Leaders Attend Regional Training

Belle Chasse Primary School in Plaquemines Parish was the host site for the 2011 4-H Officer/Leader Training held on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Jefferson Parish 4-H club officers and leaders joined participants from Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Charles, and Plaquemines Parishes. Club officers received special training in their specific officer responsibilities followed by special workshops in four different areas. Volunteer leaders participated in a separate leader workshop. The day ended with a hot dog lunch. Participants will receive an Officer/Leader Training T-Shirt at November club meetings. 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.

Project Christmas

We are asking 4-H'ers to collect new toys for our annual toy drive. Toys should be new, unwrapped, and target youth ages 9 and older. Gift cards from places such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Dollar Tree make great gifts! That would give recipients an opportunity to select their own gift! We are also collecting other Christmas items such as: Christmas socks, Christmas books, Santa hats, Christmas puzzles, Christmas coloring books and crayons. These items will be distributed to needy youth in the area. All items should be new!  If you have toys that need to be picked up, please call our office at 504-736-6519  prior to December 9, 2011, to make arrangements. Thanks for your usual generosity! You make the lives of others better!

4-H Foundation Awards Announced

The Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors three special awards to recognize outstanding individual project work. These awards are the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Award of Excellence for Junior 4-H Members, the 4-H Key Club Award for Senior members and the 4-H Honor Cord for graduating 4-H members. The deadline for application submission for these awards is January 6, 2012.  Please see rules in attached newsletter  for more details.

Geaux Green Service Learning Projects

Gently used blankets are being accepted through December 2, 2011.  Blankets will be distributed to area shelters. Newspaper recycling is ongoing throughout the year. Please contact the 4-H office for pick up of any of the above items.

Mark Your Calendars for a Special 4-H Fundraiser!

Visit a 100-year old home decorated with more than 10,000 teddy bears for the holiday season! Plan to participate in this great family event! Proceeds benefit the Jefferson Parish 4-H Youth Development Program and will enable us to keep program participation costs low for all interested parish 4-H Youth. Tour dates and ticket information are provided on a separate flyer.

4-H Shirt Orders

Shirt Orders are still being accepted until November 30, 2011.  See attached newsletter for more information.

Other Topcis

Calendar of events, Smart Choices and tips are for lowering your energy bill  are discussed in detail in the attached newsletter.

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