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The Press-Dispatch Purdue Extension | Pike County October 2017 C-7 PIKE COUNT Y Local Faces. Countless Connections. October 2017 The Press-Dispatch Pike County 4-H News By Sarah Hopkins, 4-H Youth Development Educator UPCOMING DATES 4-H ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN! The 4-H year began on Oct. 1 and it's time to kick off a new 4-H year! Take a moment and reflect on the 4-H experience you had in the past year. Now, work with your family to set some 4-H goals for the new 4-H year. Remem- ber that decision making, goal setting, and time management are a few of the life skills that 4-H teaches. Each of those skills can be practiced by taking the time to engage in the goal setting process. It may be helpful to consider the follow- ing questions: What 4-H projects do you want to learn about this year? How do you want to engage in acts of generosity through 4-H? Which 4-H club(s) will you belong with? What specific life skills do you hope to learn through 4-H participa- tion this year? Now that you have plans, are you ready to get the new 4-H year started? I certain- ly am!! I hope you share my excitement for the coming opportunities that will help 4-H grow Pike County's youth into outstanding citizens of our community! Let's start this 4-H year off strong! First, we need to make sure everyone who wants to be a 4-H member or adult volunteer is en- rolled for the year. The enrollment window is open from Oct. 1- January 15. Keep in mind that 4-H members and adult volun- teers receive insurance coverage that pro- vides protection in case of an accident or injury at a 4-H meeting or activity. Enroll- ing early helps us make sure everyone is covered for the upcoming 4-H happenings. Enrollment and re-enrollment can be completed through 4HOnline at https:// Please take the time to update any changes to your contact in- formation. If you would rather complete a paper form, one can be requested from the Extension office. 4-H ENROLLMENT EVENT Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-5 p.m. at the 4-H Fairgrounds Enroll your family in 4-H, complete crafts, go on a hayride, enjoy a petting zoo and much more! See the en- closed flyer for more informa- tion. NEW 4-H FAMILY ORIENTATION Monday, Oct. 16, 6-7 p.m. in the Extension Office Learn about the Pike County 4-H Youth Devel- opment program, ask ques- tions, and receive helpful 4-H resources. Families new to the 4-H Youth Development program are encouraged to stop by the Extension Office, located in the Pike County Courthouse. EXPLORE 4-H SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DURING FALL BREAK! Oct. 23 and 24 Don't stop learning during Fall Break! Join us for af- ternoons of learning with 4-H Science and Technolo- gy projects on Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 1pm-4pm each day in the 4-H Building. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning with ro- botics, engineering, comput- er science, and more! Regis- tration is required and space is limited to 20 participants. Youth in grades 3-12 are invited to sign up by calling the Extension Office at 812- 354-6828 or emailing Lisa Clark at clark428@purdue. edu. BOILER BRIDGE: CONNECTING CAMPUS TO COMMUNITY Tuesday, Oct. 24 The next Boiler Bridge event will be Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. (EDT) at Columbus Learning Center Student Commons and Audito- rium, located at 4555 Central Ave., Columbus. For more information, contact: Amy Nierman, 812-358 -3887 or To register for an event, visit: NOVEMBER Mark your calendar and look for more information next month for the following: • Saturday, Nov. 11: Rabbit Show; Pike County 4-H Building • Sunday, Nov. 12: Craft and Vendor Fair; Pike County 4-H Building Join us Sunday, Oct. 15 from 2-5 p.m. for a special 4-H Enrollment Event at the 4-H Building in Hornady Park. Participants have a chance to enjoy: a hayride, pumpkin painting, ornament making and snacks. Youth: Want to be a part of a national organization that helps you to become the best that you can be and to have a great time doing it? Parents: 4-H has something that will catch your child's interest: STEM train- ing, Robots, Shooting Sports, Livestock, Photography, Wildlife, Childcare, Fine Arts, Culinary Arts, Pageantry, Horse & Pony, Pets, Leadership – just to name a few. Attend: See sample project exhibits, watch horse and pony demonstrations, pet rabbits, goats, and chickens, complete a craft, meets some leaders. Remember both new and current 4-H members must enroll annually. This is the day to get it done! Pike County 4-H Enrollment Event is this Sunday PIKE COUNTY 4-H CLUBS Once you are enrolled in a 4-H club, you will receive meeting notifications from the Extension Office or club leader. Members may enroll in more than one 4-H club. Community clubs offer 4-H members an opportunity to experience a variety of 4-H projects, leadership roles, community service, and more. Project clubs offer 4-H members leadership opportunities, education, and support specifically related to the 4-H project area. COMMUNITY CLUBS Community Club Name Club Manager(s) Challengers 4-H Club Angie Williams Lucky Clovers 4-H Club Becky Steinhart Stargazers Sandy McBeth Friendly 4-H Club Beth Goeppner Happy Kamper Kritter Keepers Vacant Homegrown 4-H Club Christina Priest and Kara Willis Wideawakers Jackie Furman PROJECT CLUBS Project Club Name Club Manager Feathers & Fur 4-H Club (Rabbit) Phyllis Hyneman Just Kidding (Goat) Betty Sullivan Pike County 4-H Shooting Sports Keith Jenkins Pike's Peeps (Poultry) Claire Slomski Pike's Flying Manes (Horse & Pony) Kim Goeppner PIKE COUNTY 4-H PROJECTS Completing 4-H projects is a great way to learn new skills through 4-H. Specific project guidelines can be found in the 4-H Scoop or Mini Scoop. Members may select more than one 4-H project. Members in grades 3-12 are eligible to enroll in the following 4-H projects: • Aerospace: Model Rockets • Agricultural Tractor • Arts and Crafts: – Basic Crafts – Fine Arts – Models – Needlecrafts • Beef • Beekeeping • Bicycle • Biological Sciences: Plant Science • Cake Decorating • Cat • Child Development • Civics • Collections • Communication Arts • Computer • Consumer Clothing • Consumer Education • Creative and Expressive Arts: – Construction Toys – Creative Writing – Farm Scene – Gift Wrapping – Music – Scrapbook Crops • Dairy • Dog Obedience Poster • Earth Sciences: – Soil and Water – Weather and Climate • Electric • Entomology • Fashion Revue • Floriculture • Foods: – Baked – Create-a-Mix • Forestry • Garden • Genealogy • Geology • Global Education • Goats: – Dairy – Meat – Pygmy • Health • Heritage • Home • Environment • Horse and Pony • Lawn & Garden Tractor • Leisure Education: Freestyle • Llamas and Alpacas • Microwave Cooking • Personality • Photography • Physical Health: Sports • Poultry • Rabbits • Reading Literacy • Recycling • Robotics • Safety • Sewing • Sheep • Shooting Sports • Small Animals • Small Engine • Sportfishing • Swine • Technology and Engineering • Verbal Communications • Veterinary Science • Welding and Metal Arts • Wildlife • Woodworking 2017 National 4-H Volunteer Forum #4HGrows through volunteers You're invited to the 2017 Na- tional 4-H Volunteer e-Forum. Join us and get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff, and state specialists from across the country! Forums will be held at the Daviess County Securi- ty Center. Sessions include: "STEM"MING INTO ANIMAL SCIENCE, GROWING TRUE LEADERS Nov. 2 – 7-8:30 PM (EDT) Build on the roots of 4-H as we STEM our way into agri- culture and animal science for experienced and new 4-H'ers. Gain resources to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineer- ing, and Math (STEM) leaders through traditional animal sci- ences project areas in com- munities. Volunteers will gain ideas for planning and organiz- ing fun, educational sessions for youth. HELPING 4-H'ERS GROW IN LIFE & WORK Dec. 7 – 7-8:30 PM (EST) In 4-H, all youth can explore their future. Club meetings, events, camps, and after- school programs are places to develop life skills and expand their interests through 4-H. During this session volun- teers will share ideas, receive resources, and see a variety of successful programs that help youth focus on life-long learning, workforce readi- ness, and career exploration. Caring adults can help all young people make decisions and create their own positive future. Please call the Daviess County Extension Office at 812-254-8668 or volunteerprofessionals. It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution. This material October be available in alternative formats. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service – Pike Co. Office Courthouse — 801 E Main St, Petersburg, IN 47567-1249 Phone 812-354-6838 Fax 812-354-8028

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