Sussex County 4-H Weekly Newsletter September 2-9, 2022

A last reminder 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

4-H Online will be unavailable from September 1-5, 2022 for roll-over maintenance for the 2022/2023 Project Year.

Beginning September 6, 4-H Online will open to re-enrollment for the new project year.

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

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 or Shotwell Building.

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

September PhotoCorps Challenge

September’s theme is “Dreams”: What images does the theme “dreams” bring to you! Dreams during sleep? Dreams for the future? Let your imagination and camera lens inspire us to dream! 

Register and submit your photo through 4-HOnline

Registrations will now go through the member’s 4-online account. Each month a new theme will appear on the family’s Member List page in 4-HOnline. Youth members (grades 4-13) click Register under each month’s theme, answer a few questions about their photo and then upload it. Download directions here.

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

Expressive Arts 4-H is introducing Poetry X Hunger. Join in the Poetry X Hunger project promoted by Expressive Arts 4-H of Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Write poems which inspire your readers to prevent and eradicate hunger and poverty. If you would like to learn more about the many forms of poetry you can choose from, contact Ellen Williams, Expressive Arts 4-H Agent at williams@njaes.rutgers.edu.


Information and Programs For Our 4-H Parents and Leaders

Looking Ahead for our Leaders

SAVE THE DATE We will be holding our Leader Dinner on Nov. 5 at the Stillwater Community Center. More information to come. 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.

If your 4H club meets at the fairgrounds, please use the following link to request your dates: https://forms.office.com/r/J3Wms4F62U. Thank you to those that have already sent us your dates. September thru December dates have been approved, with the exception of those I have reached out to.


Rutgers NJAES Calendar All Statewide Events

Upcoming Classes:

Friday, September 2, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Homemade Lunchables
Monday, September 5, 2022 – All County and State offices are closed.
Friday, September 9, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Airfryer Arancini
Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 12:00 pm – Homesteading Academy: The Mysteries of Pasture Management: Revealed
Friday, September 16, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Meal Planning and Prep
Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 12:30 pm – CORE Basic Pesticide Training Program (Fee) In-Person
Friday, September 23, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Overnight Oats
Friday, September 30, 2022, 11:00 am – Real Recipes: Stuffed Peppers Different Ways

Sunday, October 2, 2022, 8:00 amBee-ginner’s Beekeeping: The Basics of Apiculture (fee) In-Person

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