Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter August 25-September 1, 2023

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

We would love for all our 4-H clubs to please write Thank You to Visions Federal Credit Union for their ongoing support of Sussex County 4-H at the New Jersey State Fair. In addition, it would amazing for individual 4-H members who received a 2023 fair premium check to take a moment to write a quick personal note of thanks to Visions for their continued support of 4-H and their projects.

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

We hope all our 4-H members had a great fair and a chance to ‘Learn by Doing’ and ‘Make the Best Better’.

Host a High School Student with States’ 4-H!

States’ 4-H International is actively accepting applications to host international high school students from Japan and South Korea for the 2023-24 school year! Join our amazing community of year-long host families and bring the richness of the world to your home and community. 
 To learn more & apply, contact
Matthew Newman
(732) 431-7260

NJ State Invitational 15-Mile Competitive Trail Ride

Sunday, October 8, 2023
Cumberland  County  Fairgrounds 3001  Carmel  Road,  Millville,  NJ

Open to  4-H  members in 4th-13th  grade. Judged on Conditioning, Set-up, Horsemanship, Obstacles & Navigational. Riders Will follow trail makers to complete the trail in 3-3.5 hours.

Cost: Team (4 riders) $80
Individual $25
Award BBA to Follow ($10)

Sponsored by  Cumberland  County 4-H. For more information call 856-451-2800 ext 3

Poetry x Hunger: Poetry Call from Middle and High School Youth

For more information visit

Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Fall Reminders for Our Leaders

  • If your 4H club meets at the fairgrounds, please use the following link to request dates:  We will work with the fairgrounds to confirm the dates requested and contact you with any conflicts or issues.
  • End of Year Paperwork (4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Form, End of Project Year Recognition Certificates and Pins, Project Medal Recommendation Form)
    The Treasury annual review is due by Nov 1.
    End-of-Year Recognition and Project Medal Recommendation forms are due by Nov. 15.
  • Annual 4-H Rutgers Protection of Minors Training and Tri-Annual Background Checks are due for the majority of our leaders. Please be on the lookout for emails for the following sources and complete the requests in an expedient manner.
    Protection of Minors Training (POM): or go to to complete it on your own.
    Tri-Annual Background: HireRight Customer Support
  • NEW- Complete the Volunteer Leadership Online Training Course.
    When you are Reenrolling you must complete the Volunteer Leadership Online Training Course. The leadership orientation is a requirement for all leaders, new and veterans. The State 4-H office feels that it is a good refresher for everyone and will help align all trained volunteers in the state and that they may learn some things new to 4-H since their original orientation. Even if you are a veteran volunteer, the course is a good refresher; you may learn some things new to 4-H since your original orientation. Directions to complete this can be found here: Drctns_VlntrOrntnVideo_9-2023.pdf
  • Presentations/Speakers available for clubs who would like review ‘How to’ properly complete Record Books and ‘How to’ give a 4-H Public Presentations at a club meeting. If interested please contact Tanya or Dave.

Attention 4-H alumni, parents, volunteers and stakeholders…

Mark Your Calendars! Here are the NJ 4-H State Association meeting dates for 2024. We are still looking for additional volunteers to help make the best better and join the association! Visit to be added to the mailing list or contact to learn more about the State Association!

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