Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter October 29 – November 5, 2021

Happy Halloween from the 4-H Office!
We hope everyone has a safe and fun day.


Have you Re-Enroll for the 2021-22 Program Year yet?? If not, time is running out!

Each year 4-H members and volunteers must renew their enrollment by January 1 to be considered in good 4-H standing. To do so, go to: https://v2.4honline.com/

Directions to assist you in the process can be found at the following link:
https://www.sussex4h.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/4HMmbrRnrlmnt_9-29-20.pdf

If you have any questions, or experience difficulties with 4HOnline, please contact Dave or Tanya for assistance.



Check It Out!

Our new EVENTS CALANDER page on our website.

More state and local events to be added.


Workshops and STEP Clubs are open to all, 4-H members and non-4-H members.

Upcoming NJ 4-H Virtual Workshops

Financial Literacy Fun for Tweens and Teens
on 12/10 @7-9pm!

4-H and NJCEE, are happy to provide you with resources and support so you can learn about interesting financial literacy concepts successfully.

For this evening event, Teens and Tweens are encouraged to learn about topics ranging from setting priorities and goals to career pathways and making good financial decisions. We’ll wrap up with a Kahoot that will test your knowledge about financial literacy and offer prizes to the top three youth with the most points!

Plus, post-event survey responders will receive a bronze “Money Management” pin and a personalized certificate of participation

Financial Literacy for Teens & Tweens Registration

NJ 4-H Virtual STEP Clubs

4-H Teen Russian/American International Leadership Program (T.R.A.I.L.)

Teens are tomorrow’s leaders but have the potential for leading TODAY. Join us on a free journey to Russia! We’ll be meeting teens from Russia who have the same concerns about the world as you. This program gives teens the chance to partner with each other to teach younger youth environmental stewardship practices that will affect both sides of the planet! This program is 100% virtual and runs from October 2021 – February 2022 for teens 16–19. Teens will receive a certificate upon completion and a T.R.A.I.L t-shirt. The first meeting is Sunday, October 3 at 1 p.m. EDT.

T.R.A.I.L. Registration Link »

Bridge to 4-H Teen Leadership Club

Bridge to 4-H is a monthly virtual 4-H club for youth in grades 6 and up, exploring leadership, healthy living, and life skills. Join us as we learn about how to make a menu of food we like while keeping a budget, adopting healthier habits, and caring for ourselves inside and out. Make friends across the state of NJ! We meet on the third Thursday of every month over Zoom.

Bridge to 4-H Teen Leadership Club Registration Link

Monologue & Screenwriting Class

The program extends from September 20, 2021, to June 20, 2022; classes meet on the first and third Monday evenings of the month, 7 PM to 8:30 PM. There is no cost for the program.  Youth are invited to attend all sessions that their schedules allow and can attend in person at the library or access the sessions via Zoom.

For questions or more information contact Ellen Williams (williams@njaes.rutgers.edu).



New Jersey 4-H Day at the New York JETS

All 4-H families and their friends to attend the New Jersey 4-H Day at the JETS vs EAGLES on Sunday, December 5, 1:00 PM at MetLife Stadium located in East Rutherford. Tickets range from $59.00-$95.00. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for on-field access. Tickets can be purchased at: JETSGROUPS.COM/nj4h.

The State 4-H Association is conducting this fundraiser to assist in raising money to cover the cost of the bus for the New Jersey 4-H delegates attending Citizenship Washington Focus in July 2022. The State 4-H Association will receive $10.00 for every ticket purchased using the link above. You do not have to be a 4-H member or volunteer to order tickets from the link above at this reduced ticket price.


AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING BOOT SUPPORTS AMERICA’S HARDEST WORKING KIDS IN 4-H

Georgia Boot is a proud partner of the National 4-H Council. We believe every kid should have the opportunity to be #GeorgiaBootStrong and create a better path #Fourward through the hands-on learning experiences that 4-H offers. These programs help build confidence, creativity, leadership, and resiliency, shaping our future leaders.

From now until August of 2023, we will offer various promotions on our website and at select retail partner locations. A portion of sales from these promotions will be donated to National 4-H Council to provide critical resources needed to support the organization’s efforts to empower our youth. Georgia Boot has committed to a minimum donation of $75,000 in 2021, $75,000 in 2022 and $85,000 in 2023.

https://www.georgiaboot.com/4-h


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Attention Leaders

4-H CLUB TREASURY ANNUAL REVIEW Forms are OVER DUE. Please return to the OFFICE ASAP

All 4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Forms were due to the 4-H Office by November 1.
The following is is the link to the forms that need to be completed

4-H Club Treasury Annual Review Forms

4-H End of Project Year Member Recognition Forms were by November 15.

If you would like to request these for your club you still may do so until December 15, but they will be completed at the convenience of the office staff.

End of Project Year Recognition Certificates and Pins Order Form

Project Medal Recommendation Form

Cloverbud Club End of Year Summary Form

If you have questions please contact Tanya (patrie@njaes.rutgers.edu).


Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Classes scheduled for the next few weeks are:

Monday, November 1, 2021, 6:30 pm – Earth Day, Every Day Webinar Series – Fall 2021 (Day 8 of 8)
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 2:00 pmWellness Wednesday: Living Well with Diabetes
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 6:00 pmAnnie’s Project New Jersey 10 Years of Empowering New Jersey Farmers

Monday, November 8, 2021, 7:00 pm – Fall and Winter Management of Ruminants Meeting
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 12:00 pm – RCE Homesteading Academy: Fun with Fungi – Grow Your Own Mushrooms!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 2:00 pmWellness Wednesday: What’s the Scoop: Sugar Substitutes and Sweeteners
Thursday, November 11, 2021, – County Offices Closed – Veterans day


Bee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture

November 1 – 15, 2021 | SELF-PACED ONLINE CLASS

This online class is designed to provide information that new beekeepers need to start and care for a honey bee colony. Participants will be introduced to bee biology and management. Participants will also learn how to assemble hives, open and examine colonies, and see how honey and beeswax are harvested.

Participants can complete the course content (which will take approximately 14-15 hours) at their own pace anytime during the period the course is open, November 1-15, 2021. There is an optional live Q & A session with the instructor on November 10 during which you can ask questions about the course content. If you are registering while the course is already in session, please note that you will still need to complete the content within the time allotted. No time extensions will be made for late registrations.

Cost:
Registration Fee: $300.00; NJ/PA Beekeepers Association Discount Fee: $275; Master Gardeners Discount Fee: $275

http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ae0401wa.html


Rutgers Cooperative Extension introduces the “Homesteading Academy”

A new, once-monthly lunchtime webinar series for anyone curious about home-grown sustenance and self-sufficiency. From October through December, we invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for live sessions with our invited speakers. The webinars will take place from noon to 1 p.m., so bring your lunch!

This first set of three sessions will feature speakers on backyard poultry, mushroom production, and beekeeping. The series will be ongoing, with potential future topics of sheep/beef/goats, seed saving and heirloom varieties, engine conversion to waste vegetable oil, troubleshooting for two-cycle engines, cut flowers, food preservation, small-scale grain milling, and more.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. December 14: What To Do To Get Started Keeping Bees On Your Property
    Presenter: Tim Schuler (Owner, Schuler’s Bees, and Former State Apiarist, NJ Dept. of Agriculture)

For more information go to: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/homesteading-academy/

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