Canadian County 4-H Newsletter
This Guideline applies to event and activity registrations only! 4-H enrollment in the 4-H online system is open September thru August, in order for new members to enroll year around.
No late registrations or entries will be accepted from this point forward. This ensures all registrations and entries will be turned in to the destined location on time. It is not fair to the office staff or those that turned in their registrations on time. It used to be okay until we ran into several problems this past year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause anyone, but we hope everyone will still be able to participate and enjoy all that 4-H has to offer in our wonderful county. We ask that any questions or concerns regarding this new guideline be addressed to Liz via email at

Our goal has always been to provide the best possible programming to the youth of Canadian County, and we believe this new guideline will aid us in doing so. Thank you for your kind understanding and we are all looking forward to what 2019 will bring us.

Liz Nicholson and Canadian County Office Staff
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
July 1st, 2019
October 21st, 2019
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

Officer Elections

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 meeting)
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

June 11th- Round Up Orientation

June 14th- Code Your World Workshop

June 21st- Foods and Food Safety Workshop

June 26th-27th- West District Contest Days - Weatherford

June 27th- Food Showdown Workshop

June 28-29th- 4-H ZZZs Under the Seas!!!

July 13th- 21st- Outdoor Adventure Trip *Must be 14 to attend this State Wide Trip*

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

August 8th- Canadian County 4-H Achievement Banquet

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! 
June 13th- Code Your World Reg. Due

June 24th- State 4-H Leadership Council Applications Due to Liz


***Volunteer Enrollment Reminders will be going out soon as well.***
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

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.
We are still collecting
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

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The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics has a program in conjunction with Project Linus where they give backpacks to kids who are taken into DHS custody due to their parents taken into custody due to drug use. In each bag 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 what district can make the most blankets

PS-- Yukon 4-H Club has fabric material that they are willing to donate if anyone is interested.
Round Up Orientation
June 11th, 2019
CVTECH at 7:00 p.m.

If you are unsure and would like more information before signing up, Please attend this Orientation. Money and entry paperwork can be turned in at this time.
The 4-H Video Contest
We are looking for videos that make in impression, that tell a story, that cause the audience to stop and think.
Videos can be your story, the story of how 4-H made a difference in your community, a story about the past, the present, or the future. Videos can bring issues to life, food insecurity, water conservation, health crises, safety concerns, or environmental topic. The best stories are your stories, the topics you believe in and are passionate about.
  1. Videos are due in the State 4-H Office June 14, 2019
  2. Videos are limited to 2 minutes
  3. Music should be royalty free, no copyrighted material (No current or pop music. Music can be used from, or similar royalty free websites)
  4. Videos must clearly highlight and represent 4-H
  5. Submissions must include; The 4-H Video form
  1. Videos will be reviewed by professional videographers and you will receive feedback on your video submission based on:
  • Video Quality
  • Story content
  • Story Impression
  • Audience Impact
  • Creativity
  • Presentation
  1. Videos may be shared through 4-H Social Media outlets (we will need your permission to do that)
  2. Selected videos will be showcased at State 4-H Roundup

West District 4-H Communications Contest Days
June 26 & 27, 2019

West District Contest Days are June 26 & 27 at the Weatherford Performing Arts Center at the high school. 

$10.00 Entry Fee per person per day
Speech Contests Registration Form
Due June 10, 2019
Oklahoma 4-H ZZZs Under the Seas
June 28th-29th, 2019
Oklahoma Aquarium Jenks, OK
Oklahoma 4-H youth, parents, educators and volunteers will get to see thousands of salt and fresh water fish and animals. See the LARGEST bull sharks in captivity through a one-of-a-kind walk through tunnel, plus thousands of other captivating creatures including sea turtles, seahorses, jellyfish and eels. FEED and TOUCH stingrays and small sharks! You will be delighted by the playful river otters, and beavers.
Cost:       $45/person (Adults and Youth)

Check-in:   Friday June 28th, 2019 7:00-7:30 pm.
The fun begins at 7:15 pm and includes:
§   Dive Show
§   Scavenger Hunt
§   Flashlight Tour
§   Movie
Afterwards your will be lulled to sleep by sweet sea-themed dreams!  A light breakfast will be served Saturday morning.
Each county/club/family group is responsible for the youth that attend with them. No chaperones are provided.
For more information, and for the registration forms and instructions, please visit:  

State 4-H Leadership Council

It is almost time to elect a new state 4-H Leadership Council. We are looking for dedicated 4-H members who have leadership skills they want to sharpen. Qualified candidates also show a desire to help others grow into great leaders.

Applications are due to Liz at Canadian Co OSU Extension office by June 24th! This is NOT a postmark date.

Please click button below for information.
June 14th- Code Your World taught by Teen Leader/Yukon 4-H member, John Ellis @ Mable C Fry Library 1:00-3:00 p.m

June 21st- Foods & Food Safety taught by Teen Leader/Yukon 4-H member, Taelor Thompson @ TBD 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

June 27th - Food Showdown Workshop taught by Liz @ TBD
Free to 4-H Dog Project Enrollees, any County

Piedmont Area
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Oklahoma 4-H Dog Program

Call for more Info 

Instructor is a Rally & Obedience Judge and has titled numerous dogs in Rally and Obedience
And Certified 4-H Leader

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