Canadian County 4-H Newsletter
"...Times change, and so must I..." ~The Doctor

Times are changing, and technology is a huge part of that! Google has just made a tremendous contribution to 4-H, so let's embrace it. Most schools and businesses already use Google Drive. Liz receives many invitations to google drives and docs, so we have changed and are LEARNING to adapt in our office as well. Here's what's new....

  1. Canadian County 4-H now has its own email for REGISTRATIONS & FORMS ONLY! (registrations, award forms, check requests, etc.)This is the email that you can use to share Google docs, folders, sheets, etc.
  2. Questions and correspondence still need to be emailed to Liz as before.. Your privacy is still protected.
  3. No late registrations still apply! You must abide by the due date listed on the registration form! This new email address will be used by Liz and the office admins, Shellie and Carisa. It will provide a more open line of communication so that if Liz is out of the office for an event or training your registration is still received.

The new email is
canadianco4h@okstate.edu

Gmail accounts can still share items with this account. We hope everyone enjoys these changes as much as we have so far. Thank you all and have a great rest of July! ~Liz
Check out the side bar below to be sure you and your club are up to date, and feel free to bring questions to the next meeting.

2019 Meeting Dates
October 21st, 2019
January 2nd, 2020
April 2nd, 2020
July 2nd, 2020-Officer Elections
Each meeting will have a training except for the July meeting since we will be doing Officer Elections.
All meetings will be at 6:30pm at the Canadian County OSU Extension Office located at
218 N. Country Club Rd.
El Reno, OK 73036

Leader and Volunteer Assessments will be held April 13th-24th, 2020.

  • Please choose a weekday or weeknight, a time, and place that will work for you.
  • Email Liz at elizabeth.nicholson@okstate.edu to finalize the meeting for the assessment, First Come First Serve.
  • Meet with Liz on agreed time and place. Liz will bring the needed form, and we will simply have a conversation.
This is mandatory and required by the State 4-H Office. They are monitoring 4HOnline more and more and this is a required form that must be submitted into your profile. This is no longer an option. Those that do not meet will be put on probation with a plan of improvement, if no improvement is made the volunteer or club leader will be thanked for their service asked to step down.

Parents and members are encouraged to attend this meeting because your input is very important to the growth and quality of this program.
2019 Teen Leader Meetings

(May, June, and July no meetings)
August 26th, 2019
September 23rd, 2019
October 28th, 2019
November 25th, 2019
December TBD Christmas Party
All meetings will be held at 6:30 pm at the Canadian Valley Technology Center, El Reno Campus.
6505 E. Hwy 66, El Reno, OK 73036
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!!!New Enrollment Date!!!
4HOnline Enrollment OPENS August 1, 2019!!!

This year the State 4-H Office decided to do 4HOnline Rollover in July so they can open Enrollment up August 1, 2019!!! This will help your enrollment line up with your grade in school. However, you must re-enroll for the 2019-2020 4-H Year to be qualified to show in the Jr Livestock show, enter 4-H Exhibits indoors, and compete in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging and Quiz Bowl Contests. See more details in below newsletter segments.

For the 2019-2020 4-H Year, all Enrollments MUST BE 100% COMPLETED within 30 days of submission, this does not mean enrollment closes after 30 days. This includes payment and documents for members! This also includes ALL Volunteer training's and forms turned into the office to be uploaded for Volunteers! If these things are not done in 30 days enrollment will be sent back for you to resubmit. The State 4-H Office is closely monitoring 4HOnline and they are no longer allowing members or volunteers to "sit" in Pending Status. We appreciate your understanding and will do all we can to assist you with any technology obstacles to make this process easier and more efficient for you.
If there are any questions about the above statement, please do not hesitate to call or email our office.


July 20th - Canadian County Shotgun Sports 4-H Club's Annual Trap Shoot Fundraiser

July 20th - Sciencing on Saturday

July 23rd-26th- State 4-H Round Up

August 1st - 4HOnline Enrollment Opens!!!

August 6th- S.T.E.M. Day

August 8th- Canadian County 4-H Achievement Banquet

August 16th - Enrollment Deadline to Exhibit Livestock and 4-H Projects in the Free Fair

August 21st-24th- Canadian County Free Fair

November 7th- Cash for Clovers Annual Fundraiser


More Information will be sent out as it is received for these events! 
July 15th- Sciencing on Saturday last day for Early Bird Price $70.00, after this date $80.00

July 20th- Trap Shoot Fundraiser RSVP Deadline

August 1st- Bucket Calf must be registered with County Extension Office

August 16th - Enrollment Deadline to Exhibit Livestock and 4-H Projects in the Free Fair
Canadian County
Extension Office

218 North Country Club Road
El Reno OK, 73036

P.O. Box 519
El Reno, OK 73036

Office (405)262-0155
Fax (405)262-2267
elizabeth.nicholson@okstate.edu

PULL FOR KIDS
Remember to pull your aluminum tabs off your beverage cans, cat or dog food cans, and other canned goods. Please turn them into the Canadian County OSU Extension Office with your club's name on the bag or container. This will ensure that your club benefits from the donation.
Money raised from the donations will go to the Ronald McDonald House to help provide lodging and meals to families with children in hospitals.
BOOKS FOR KIDS
We are still collecting
BRAND NEW
NEVER USED BOOKS
for hospitalized children with serious illnesses. These books will be delivered to the Children's Hospital after being turned in at the State 4-H Round-Up.
Reminder for those in the Oklahoma 4-H Shotgun Program

The 4-H member must be 10 years old as of December 31, 2018 to be eligible to participate in the shotgun shooting discipline. The 4-H member must have their Oklahoma Hunter Education Safety Card before they can be a certified shotgun participant in contests at any level. For more details on how to become a certified shotgun member you may call or email
Liz Nicholson at
(405)262-0155
or
elizabeth.nicholson@okstate.edu

Trap Shoot Fundraise r

Benefiting Canadian County 4-H Shotgun Club

July 20, 2019 9:00 A.M.

Oklahoma Trapshooting Association
Shooting Park
5102 S. Evans Rd.
El Reno, OK. 73036

ATA RULES WILL APPLY

Please click below for information.
Sciencing On Saturday
A Youth Robotics Fundraiser

Open to Grades 1st-6th

July 20 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Please click below for informational flyer


S.T.E.M. Day with Brandy DeVous

Tuesday August 6th, 2019
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Canadian County OSU Extension Office
218 N. Country Club El Reno, OK. 73036

Activities will include scientific reaction experiments, hands on robot construction & coding, and the creation of a functional medical tool.

Please click below for Registration!
!!!New Enrollment Deadline!!!

In order for you to be eligible to show at the Canadian County Free Fair and enter exhibits you must be enrolled by Friday August 16, 2019 by 4:00pm!!!
Liz will pull the enrollment report that after 4pm and turn it in.

Enrollment OPENS August 1, 2019!!!
Canadian County 4-H Sign-Ups to help during the Free Fair!!!

Every year all clubs come together as ONE County 4-H Program, and that time of year has arrived! Please sign up using the appropriate links below. All sign ups are made using sign up genius.
Concession Stand Fundraiser

Taking Indoor Entries

Livestock Judging Assistance (indoors)

Quiz Bowl Assistance
2019
Canadian County Bucket Calf Project
65th ANNUAL
CANADIAN COUNTY FREE FAIR
August 21, 22, 23, 24, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:00 a.m. - Sign up for Trap Shoot
9:30 a.m. - Trap Shoot @ OTA Range
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 4-H & FFA Tractor Driving Contest
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
6:00-9:00 p.m. - All entries accepted, unless otherwise specified
(except flowers & pies see Fri. schedule)
6:00 p.m. - Midway opens
7:00 p.m. - Rabbits to be entered
7:30 p.m. - Rabbit Show
Thursday, August 22, 2019
8:00-11:00 a.m. - All entries accepted, unless otherwise specified
(except flowers & pies see Fri. schedule)
8:00-9:00 a.m. - Goats weigh-in: Does then Wethers
9:00-10:00 a.m. - Market Lamb weigh-in & classification
9:00-11:00 a.m. - Barrow weigh-in
11:00 a.m. - Crop Judging*
12 p.m. - Judging– 4-H* and Open Class Exhibits **
- Goat Show
1:00 p.m. - Judging Art Exhibits*
1:00 p.m. - Judging - Poultry 
1:00-2:00 p.m. - Beef weigh-in
2:00 p.m. - Judging-Open Photography*
3:00 p.m. - Judging Open Class & Jr Breeding Sheep
- Judging Jr Wethers 
5:00 p.m. - Educational Building & Jenks Simmons Gym 
open to the public
6:00 p.m. - Midway Opens 
6:30 p.m. - Farmhand Olympics – Show Barn
8:00 p.m. - Entertainment-We are the Monks’
10:00 p.m. - Buildings close
Friday, August 23, 2019
8 a.m.-12 p.m. - Enter Floriculture Exhibits**
9:00 a.m. - Judging Junior Swine Classes 
10:00 a.m.-12 p.m. - Enter Pies**
12:30 p.m. - Judging Pies **
1:00 p.m. - Judging Flower Show**
5:30 p.m. - Bucket Calf Show 
6:00 p.m. - Judging Junior Beef Show
- Midway Opens
7:00 p.m. - El Reno Wranglers Open Rodeo
8:00 p.m. - Entertainment – Jason Young 
10:00 p.m. - Buildings close
Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:15-8:00 a.m. - Registration for Livestock Judging
8:00 a.m. - 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest
9:00 a.m. - Horse Show 
1:00 p.m. - Horse Shoe Pitching Contest – Sr. Division
2:00 p.m. - 4-H/FFA Livestock Quiz Bowl** 
- Midway Opens 
- Tractor Pull 
3:30 p.m. - Horse Shoe Pitching Contest – Jr. Division
4:30-5:00 p.m. - Registration for Pedal Pull
5:00 p.m. - Pedal Pull
5:00-8:00p.m. - Magic Show**
5:30-6:00 p.m. - Registration for Stick Horse Rodeo
6:00 p.m. - Stick Horse Rodeo
7:00 p.m. - Pee Wee Livestock Show
7.30 p.m. - Family Night Awards-South of OSU Extension
8:00 p.m. -Entertainment — Hankerin’ 4 Hank
8:30 pm-9:30 pm - Release of All Entries except Livestock
9:30 p.m. - Buildings close 
10:00 p.m. - Livestock released
Sunday, August 25, 2019
2:00 p.m. - Team Sorting
All perishables will be disposed of after 9:30 p.m., Saturday
*Educational Building **Jenks Simmons Gym
Annual Cash for Clovers
November 7, 2019
6:30 PM

Please click button for flyer

WRAPPED IN LOVE


The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has a program in conjunction with Project Linus. They give backpacks to kids who are taken into DHS custody due to their parents being detained due to drug use. In each backpack is a blanket so they have feel comforted and wrapped in love. Oklahoma 4-H has a goal to make 400 blankets using our hands for larger service. We would like to see which district can make the most blankets!

PS-- Yukon 4-H Club has fabric material that they are willing to donate if anyone is interested.
Free to 4-H Dog Project Enrollees, any County

Piedmont Area
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Oklahoma 4-H Dog Program

Call for more Info 
417-425-4869

Instructor is a Rally & Obedience Judge and Certified 4-H Leader. Numerous dogs in Rally and Obedience have been titled through this instructor.
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