Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hosting 2013 4-H Teen Exchangees for Summer

Did you enjoy hearing about Molly Elgin’s 4-H IFYE experience in Australia at this year’s Achievement Night?  How about hosting a delegate in YOUR home this summer?  In the summer of 2013, Virginia 4-H families have the opportunity to host teens from the following countries:  Argentina, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Japan, and Norway.  This is a great opportunity for American families to share their lives with young people from abroad and learn about their countries at the same time.  The hosting experience is for one month, and host families must have a child of the same gender and within a two-year age range of the hosted delegate.


Each of these groups will also have a chaperone, so host families are needed for them as well for 2 - 4 weeks.  Families who host chaperones are not required to have children in the home.  Flyers are available from the Extension Office.  Bring the world to you!  This is an experience that will last a lifetime.  Host family applications are due by January 15.  For further information or an application form, please contact Dottie Nelson, 276-617-1065 or dottieifye@yahoo.com




Wildlife Weekend Boats All Kinds of Great Learning Events

Check out the awesome workshops to be offered during the annual 4-H Natural Resources Weekend at Holiday Lake:

The event will be held January 26-27, though registrations are due January 14.  The cost per person, which covers food and lodging, is $55.  The Extension Office has copies of the registration form and brochure, or you can call Doug Harpole, Fauquier Extension, at 540-341-7950 x15, for questions regarding programming.  

Several Orange 4-H'ers went several years ago and LOVED it!     

4-H Center Seeks College-Age Summer Staff for 2013 Season

Students who have completed high school and want an amazing summer experience working with youth and staying connected to the 4-H program are encouraged to apply for 4-H Camp Summer Staff positions.  The Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal is now accepting applications.  Staff are needed to teach a variety of classes, including riflery, swimming, outdoor living skills, performing arts, robotics, ropes initiatives, etc.  For more details, please visit http://www.nova4h.com/camp-staff/ or call the Extension Office. 

Great Washington, D.C. Experience Awaits 4-H Teens

Citizenship Washington Focus is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that awaits five Virginia 4-H members this summer.  Youth will spend one week in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill and at the National 4-H Center, meeting with elected officials, learning how government works and meeting 4-H members from across the country.  When we talk about citizen leadership and civic engagement, this is exactly the kind of program to which we're referring.

Virginia's week will be July 7-13, 2013, but applications are due in February.  Please contact the Extension Office for more information!

Save the Date: 2013 Skyline Stockmen's Contest

2013 Skyline Stockmen’s Contest


Virginia Livestock, LLC


Where: Virginia Livestock, LLC

2796 Rivermont Drive Front Royal Va. 22630

When: February 16, 2013 

Snow date:  February 23. 2013


Tentative Schedule:

Registration 8:00-9:00am

Stockmen’s Judging 9:00 am

Lunch will be served at end of the contest (around noon)

Stockmen’s contest results following the program



Monday, November 26, 2012

Dairy Club Donates Funds to Love Outreach Food Pantry

A big shout-out and THANK YOU to the Orange 4-H Dairy Club, whose members made a monetary donation to the Love Outreach Food Pantry recently. Shown in the photo is club president Megan Harris. Thanks to the club for putting their hands to larger service and hearts to greater loyalty as they care for others!

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Archery Club Has Started

For the first time in recent memory (and maybe ever), Orange 4-H has an archery project club!  Volunteers Todd and Dani Cole have completed the necessary state level training and have met with new members once already.  They will meet again this Friday.  If you are between the ages of 9-18 and want to learn safe shooting, marksmanship, teamwork and are looking for camaraderie, this might be the 4-H club for you.  They will meet twice per month on Friday evenings in the greater Mine Run area.  For more information, please call the Extension Office, 672-1361.  

Paid Summer Job/Internship Available to College Age Students

College students who are looking for a summer job should consider applying to be a staff member at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal. What's better than one week of camp in a summer? TEN WEEKS!!! College-age students are needed to teach classes such as swimming, riflery, archery, outdoor living skills, performing arts, and more. These are paid positions and will afford applicants a chance to work with children, work with a team of peers, and gain all kinds of management skills! This incredible experience is available to young adults from within and beyond our district, so please help spread the word. Applications are available now and interviews will be held the first week in January. Please visit www.nova4h.com for more information.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Achievement Night and Poinsettia Sales

Don't forget about Achievement Night and Poinsettia sales going on!
Achievement night will be on November 20 at 7 pm in the OCHS Auditorium.  Come join us as we celebrate all of the activities and achievements from all the clubs from the past year.  Also, we still need pictures from any and all club activities that have happened since last October!  Please e-mail any that you have to seweaver[at]vt.edu so that we can have an AWESOME slideshow to present!
Also, poinsettia sales!  Hopefully you all are making great progress on these.  If you need an order form, go here to print one out.  We must have all order forms in by November 19 so that we can get them ordered in time.  Pick up dates will be on December 6 and 7.  Please feel free to contact the extension office if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dairy Club Members Make Blankets for Club Service Project

Members of the 4-H Dairy Club completed a community service project at their November meeting.  Club members made hand-tied fleece blankets to be given to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.  Officers will carry these blankets in their cruisers and use as comfort items for child victims of car accidents, domestic violence situations, fires or other emergencies.  The idea is based on the Project Linus program. 


Thank you, Dairy Club, for showing concern for others and donating your time for this worthwhile project.