St. John 4-H Clover Chronicle September 2017

4-H Camp Catch-Phrase Contest


What is a good theme for camp for 4-H Summer Camp? Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan in 7 words or less. The contest s open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy,” capturing the spirt of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt and the winner will receive a monetary award.

Deadline: Thursday, October 26

Submission must include:

Full name and age of club member

Parish/4-H club

Complete mailing address

Telephone number

4-H Challenge Camp 2017

7th & 8th Graders can sign up for Outdoor Overnight Fun at the


Southeast Region

Challenge Camp! Nov. 1-3 at Lion King Retreat Center in Amite.

We will leave Wednesday after school and return by Friday morning. Students are excused from school. Sign up with 4-H Agent before October 13.

4-H Dues and Enrollment Cards Due

Enrollment CardPNG4-H Leaders, 4-H Dues and Enrollment Cards are due on October 31, 2017. Please make every effort to get your dues and enrollment cards to the 4-H office by this date so that we can have our numbers for reporting. If you have any questions, please call the 4-H office at 985-497-3261.

4-H Jr. Leader Enrollment

Any student from grades 7-12 whoare interested in becoming Jr. Leaders, please contact Brigitte Walker at

4-H Member of the Month Coy Vedol

Coy Vedol is a 12th grader at East St John High School. He was elected 2017-2018 4-H Southeast Representative on the Executive Board. He is a valuable member to St John 4-H and East St John High as he served as Vice President of East St John High Club and President of the St John Jr Leaders. He is always ready for the next task in 4-H and willing to help in any way he can. Thank you for being a member of St John 4-H!

4-H night with the Tigers!

Who: Everyone is invited to cheer on the LSU tigers with 4-H

When: Saturday, September 30th

Join Louisiana 4-H and the College of Agriculture for a tailgate in Parker Coliseum before the game. Enjoy free food, games, & giveaways

4-H Volunteer of the Month Patti Rodrigue

A 4-H program is nothing without the help of great volunteers. This month's volunteer of the month is Patti Rodrigue! She helps the Jr. Leaders grow, learn to serve others. One of the events she assists her Jr. Leaders to help is the Ag Day at the Fast Food Farm. She is always organizing fundraisers for the 4-H'ers, including places like Raising Canes and Tractor Supply. Thank you for being an amazing 4-H volunteer.

Facebook Contest

facebook-76536__340pngMake sure you have liked the St. John Parish 4-H page! There will be an enrollment status posted about joining St John 4-H. Share the status and whomever has the most likes on their share will win a $10 gift card to Walmart! Be sure to follow the page for more information on what is happening in you parish 4-H.

Infinity Science Center 4-H Trip

Picture1pngOn July 19, 2017, Ms. Clifton along with 5 chaperones took 12 4-H students to the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi. The 4-H students toured the NASA Stennis Space Center test site. The trip included a guided, behind-the-scenes bus tour of Stennis Space Center, including NASA and its resident tenant federal, state and commercial labs and offices. The 4-H students were able to interact in exhibits and activities, live presentations and digital movies in INFINITY’S domed theater.

Some of the things that the 4-H students learned on the tour included: as of September 2014 there have been 40 missions to Mars, including orbiters, landers and rovers but not counting flybys. The most recent arrivals include the Mars Curiosity mission in 2012, the MAVEN mission, which arrived on September 22, 2014, followed by the Indian Space Research Organization’s MOM Mangalyaan orbiter, which arrived on September 24, 2014.

The 4-H students really enjoyed the tour to Infinity Science Center. Questions were asked to the tour guide about going to space and the space ships.

National 4-H Week


National 4-H Week is October 1—7, 2017. During this week, all 4-H clubs are asked to do an act of kindness at their school and send pictures and descriptions to the Facebook page or email. Do something nice for someone in your school or neighborhood. Pictures and descriptions will be due October 6!








Decorate your school halls & yard

Get ready for judging Oct 5

Win Club Points!

Nutrition Monthly Tips

By Cynthia Clifton

Berry Banana Popsicles

Ingredients: stock-photo-homemade-strawberry-popsicles-made-in-plastic-cups-293623928jpg

1 cup strawberries, diced

1 medium banana, diced

2 cups nonfat vanilla yogurt


Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Pour mixture into popsicle molds.

Freeze for at least 6 hours.

Run molds under hot running water until popsicles can pull out easily to serve.


You do not need popsicle molds to make this recipe. Use small paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks instead.

Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. Pour mixture into popsicle molds.

Try with blackberries, blueberries, cherries, or raspberries.

Calories 50

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

pumpkins-469641_960_720jpgIt is time again to get ready for the Pumpkin Decorating Contest to be held at each school this year on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. If you know that you can decorate the best pumpkin, then, I ask you to CARVE IT and show us what you can do. Remember prizes will be given to the winners at each school. MAY THE BEST PUMPKIN WIN! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!!!

Welcome Back Students!!!

Another year of fun and excitement as we come back to school for the 2017-2018 school year. This school year 4-H is implementing new and exciting programs and contest for all the students to enter and enjoy, not to mention win great prizes. So if you are not in 4-H and would love to join, please do so before October 31, 2017.

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