Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter August 19-26, 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in and volunteered at this year’s NJSF/SCF&HS and helped to make it a great success.

For those that received premiums, please send a thank you note to Vision Credit Union for stepping up to cover the cost that allowed 4-H premiums to be issued once again.

Thank you’s can be mailed to
Visions Federal Credit Union
24 McKinley Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760

Call All Incoming 7-11 Grade Members
The 4-H Teen Council Invites you to join our Club.

Sussex County 4-H Teen Council membership has been open to teens in grades 7-12 for over 60 years. 

Members take part in:
– community service projects,
– leadership activities,
– earn job experience,
– participate in fun trips and events.

Sussex County 4-H’s criteria is that in order to be considered a “member in good standing”, participants must attend 70% of their club’s meetings/activities. In addition to attendance, all Teen Council members are required to work a number of shifts in the Dairy Barn during fair week, as it is the main fundraiser for the year.  Members must also do so in order to be eligible for officer positions and/or scholarships when they reach high school age. Most meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday or Friday of the month at the Fair Administration Office.

For more information or to sign up please reach out to Tanya Patrie (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu).

New Jersey 4-H Photo Corps

 This month’s theme…

We all make friends as we go through life. A photo can sometimes show a special relationship between/among people or with animals.

Please upload your photo by August 31.
You should receive comments from the juror mentors by the end of September.

If you have any questions, please contact williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.

4-H Walking Art 2022

Join Ocean County 4-H for the 3rd Annual Walking Art Competition! Using a GPS device, you are challenged to walk or geo-catch an image using an app of choice (recommendations include Map My Walk®, Strava®, or Geocaching®). This competition is for any NJ youth, 4-H member or not, and will run from June 24 to September 16. Entries will be featured during National 4-H Week in October.

Spend the day with the NJ 4-H State Teen Action Council!

They are doing a park clean-up and beach day in Monmouth County. 4-H members in grades 8+ are invited to attend. See the flyer below and visit https://go.rutgers.edu/wpapjnau for more information and to register! #4h#NJ4h#summerfun#communityservice🏖☀️🍀🐬

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, August 19, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: 100 Calorie Snacks
Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 9:30 am – Diseases and Pests of Trees – in person (fee)
Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: Meal Planning to Save Money
Friday, August 26, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Shrimp and Corn Sheet Pan
Monday, August 29, 2022, 6:30 pm – Microplastics in our Waters: Sources and Fate
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 9:00 amIntroduction to Pruning Techniques – in person (fee)
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 2:00 pm – Wellness Wednesday: The 8 Components of Wellness

September 5, 2022 – All County and State offices are closed.

Looking Ahead

Just a few things to keep in mind:
– Re-enrollment in 4-H Online will begin on September 6th, and the system will be closed from September 1st through 5th. More information is to come via email.
– We are beginning to plan our Sussex County 4-H Leader Social to be held in October. If interested in assisting please contact Tanya (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu).
– End of Year Paperwork (4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Form, End of Project Year Recognition Certificates and Pins, Project Medal Recommendation Form) is due to the 4-H Office no later than November 1.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram 
@SussexNJ4H

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