October 2014 Jefferson Parish 4-H Newsletter

Chantel J. Williams, Boyd, Dasia

Officer Leader Training

4-H Officer/Leader Training will be held October 25th at Belle Chasse Primary School in Belle Chasse. 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. Transportation and lunch, will be provided. Contact your 4-H Leader for more information. Together we can “Make the Best Better! See attached flyer for more details.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is October 5-11, 2014. Don't forget to celebrate!

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 Grant Walker. 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 24th. See attached newsletter for more details.

4-H Challenge Camp

On November 11-13 the 4-H Southeast Region will conduct the 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. See newsletter for more information. 

4-H Commodity Cookery /Ambassador Contests

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 Mail-Box Member will be eligible to participate in the Parish Commodity Cookery Contest in early 2015. This is a great time to try your hand at cooking! You will also learn about nutrition and safe food handling. There is an Ambassador (Public Speaking) contest as well.  See Attached Rules for details.  

Junior Leader Club

The Jefferson Parish 4-H Program is announcing the Junior 4-H club with leadership, community service, and fun in mind! Club members plan and conduct service learning projects and community service activities. They also participate in fun group and teambuilding activities. Junior Leaders assist with programs, such as the Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest and the Kids’ Discovery Tent at the Spring Garden Show. Interested youth in grades 6—12 are encouraged to join Jefferson Parish 4-H Junior Leader Club. Junior Leader Club will be held at the Rosedale library. Next meeting in November - date TBA. Contact the 4-H office at (504) 736-6519 for more information.

Service Learning

Attention 4-H Members! Our next parish-wide community service event will be "Project Christmas. " Throughout the entire month of November, we are asking 4-Hers to collect new toys for our annual toy drive. Toys should be new, unwrapped, and target youth ages 9 and older. Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc.) in $10, $20, $30 amounts are always welcome! These items will be distributed to needy youth in the area. All items are needed no later than November 21. Call the 4-H Office at (504) 736-6519 to arrange for pick up or drop off of toys.

During the months of October, November, and December, Jefferson Parish 4-H members will be giving food items to our local food bank. We are collecting non-perishable food items in boxes, bags, and pouches (examples include rice, pasta, fruit cups, juice, dinner mixes). Due to transportation and storage, we will only be able to accept food items which are in boxes, bags, and pouches—no canned goods can be accepted at this time! Thanks for helping those less fortunate in our community!

Shooting Sports Meeting

Meeting will be held at 2068 Camille Ct., Lafitte on  October 15 from 6:30 to 8:00p.m.  Disciplines included: BB Gun, Air Rifle, Small-bore and Air Pistol. See attached flyer for more details.

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