The RCE/4H office will be closed on November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. And due to the closure and holiday, the newsletter will not be published that week.

The Deadline to Re-enroll for This Project Year is December 31, 2022.

4-H Online is OPEN for Reenrollment.

https://v2.4honline.com

If you run into any issues or have questions, please feel free to contact the 4-H Office for assistance.

NATIONAL 4-H CONFERENCE SET FOR APRIL

The 2024 National 4-H Conference will be held April 19 – April 24, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. This conference brings together youth and adults to help with strategic planning for the 4- H program nationally. Potential delegates must be in grades 10-12 as of September 2023 and between 15 and 19 years old (as of January 1, 2024). New Jersey sends up to six (6) NJ 4-H members to this conference

For more information or to download the application please go to http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/leadership/nat4hconference/.

All applications are due to the county 4-H office by December 8, 2023.

All NJ 4-H  Cooking Clubs are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Cup Cake Wars

Saturday, December 3, 2022
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
4-H Center, 310 Milltown Road, Bridgewater, NJ

There will be teams of 3 youth. Individuals are welcome to register and we will match you with a team. Space is limited to the 1st 12 teams to register.

See the flyer for details and to register for Junior or Senior divisions.  

2022 4-H Cupcake Wars Flyer

November PhotoCorps: “Fast and Slow”

The NJ 4-H PhotoCorps is open to youth in grades 4-13. This month’s PhotoCorps theme is “Fast and Slow”. In one photo image, you can capture the movements around you, be they fast or slow. What a special ability you have! You are the master of the “Fast and Slow” we see! You can download directions for joining PhotoCorps. Entries for this theme are open from the beginning to end of the month.

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

4-H Photography Skills Clinic

The New Jersey 4-H Expressive Arts Program is hosting a photography skills clinic, Saturday, December 10 from 10-2 at the Winter Run Activity Center (Monmouth County).

The clinic will be led by Jim Powers who will offer valuable photography tips and provide feedback to 4-H’ers on their photographs. Participants are invited to bring up to four (4) photos to the clinic for feedback.

The 4-H Photography Skills Clinic is free and open to enrolled New Jersey 4-Hers in grades 4 through 12. 4-H’ers do not need to be registered in a New Jersey 4-H photography club or have entered photography in any 4-H event or program.

Deadline for registration is November 29

Questions? E-mail Ellen Williams, Expressive Arts 4-H Agent, at williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.

The Winter Run Activity Center is located at: 270 Southard Avenue, Farmingdale, NJ. Pack a lunch and/or a snack – there will be a lunch break at 12pm. Water will be provided.

NEW DATE

Bridge to 4-H Virtual Programs for Youth

For youth in grades 6 & up. “Bridge to 4-H” began two years ago as a way for youth to continue to get a 4-H experience during the pandemic lockdown, and grew into a special community of youth in grades 6 & up looking for leadership, healthy living, and life skills programming. Join for one hour a month of interactive Zoom lessons and games! This year’s topics include Environmental Science as well as Biological Science, leadership, arts, games and more!  Meetings are 7-8 PM, virtually on the following dates: Nov 10, 2022; Dec 15, 2022; Jan 19, 2023; Feb 16, 2023

More dates tentatively will be scheduled. For more details contact Laura at eppinger@njaes.rutgers.edu

Register here: https://go.rutgers.edu/ins94rbb

4-H Animal Science Video Contest and Film Festival

New Jersey 4-H, in cooperation with the New Jersey Junior Breeder Symposium, is sponsoring the 4-H Animal Science Video Contest and Film Festival to include ALL 4-H animal project areas.

Youth may work individually or as a team to create short educational videos (3:30 minutes or less) about alpacas, cats, cattle (beef/dairy), dogs, goats, herpetology, horses, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep, small animals, and/or swine to enter in the 4-H Animal Science Video Contest.  Youth must upload their video and media release(s) by the end of March 4 (see website for details).  The videos will then be shared at the film festival in the Round House of the Rutgers Cook Campus Farm during an afternoon session of the Junior Animal Science Symposium on Saturday, March 23.  

Youth of the top scoring videos will receive awards, including gift cards.  Videos will be scored on educational value, creativity, clarity, pacing, and technical quality (sound, lighting, etc.) – 20 points each, total of 100.  A tip sheet and a description of the judging criteria are both available on the website, along with the top scoring videos from prior years. Youth are encouraged to have fun and be creative in designing their video entries!

Details are available on our website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu/animals/film-festival

4H Rabbit & Small Animal Project Members
SAVE THE DATE

Sussex County Rabbit & Small Animal Showmanship & Skillathon will be:

Saturday, May 6, 9 am-12 pm
Sunday, May 7, 4 pm – 7 pm

To be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

More information, including a Signup Genius to register for the event, will be sent closer to the event.

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

For more information visit https://nj4h.rutgers.edu/comm/poetryxhunger/

Club News

If you would like to have a Club Event, Fundraiser, or Recruitment mentioned in the weekly newsletter, please send info to Tanya (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu). The info must be received by Thursday noon, to make it in the next week’s newsletter.


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Attention Leaders
Your Annual Rutgers Protection of Minors Training is Due

Leaders, this is a reminder that you must complete your Rutgers Protection of Minors Training annually. This is a requirement before will the office can approve you in the 4-H Online System for the new program year.

Thank you to those that have already completed this requirement for this year.

You may have received an email from the Rutgers Protection of Minors email with the following link: https://pom.ipo.rutgers.edu/.
If not, you can use the link at any time to complete it.

The following are steps to complete this:
1. Click the link. You are taken to the Rutgers Protection of Minors training home page.


2. At the bottom, use the NON-NetID User option to request a PIN login.

2. Once you receive the PIN via email, use the link above again to gain access to the site and enter the training via the PIN Login.


3. Complete the training.  There are 4 modules and quizzes you must complete. The last page you will see is:


The process should take less the 30 minutes. Once you get here, you are all done. We will be sent a notice when you complete the training. 

If you have any issues please contact the 4-H Office for assistance

Thank you to all leaders that have completed this for this program year.


Leader Reminders

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 as soon as possible. Member certificates and pins will not be accepted after December 15. If you want it in time for your holiday party, the office needs at least 2 weeks beforehand to complete it.

Club members should begin working on their record books now so members are not overwhelmed in completing them in May/June. If you would like a staff person or volunteer to come to your meetings to review ‘How to Properly Complete a Record Book’ please let us know.


Register for the 2023 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

Make a DIFFERENCE in your community…become a Rutgers Environmental Steward – Classes start in January!
Additional information is on their website- https://envirostewards.rutgers.edu/

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