April 2021 Edition
Staff Notes
Hi everyone,
National Volunteer Month runs from April 18-24 this year.

I want to take the time to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our adult leaders who make our program possible.

Butte County 4-H has existed for over 100 years, and it is because of community-minded individuals like yourselves who give up their time to lead a fantastic organization.


Ryan Cleland
Butte County 4-H
Program Representative
(530) 521-9306
Re-Opening Orange Tier
Butte County officially moved into California's Orange Tier as of yesterday, Tuesday, March 30th.
The Orange Tier means we can occupy 50% of space's occupancy limits, not to exceed 200 people.
I will keep my comments here brief because the content below is the most important.
Please read the "UCANR In-Person Guidelines" below, and the following text. It is an easy-to-read two-page document that also explains the tiers.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Stay well,
Ryan Cleland
Butte County 4-H
Program Representative
(530) 521-9306

Below is a simple grid showing what meetings are permitted depending on our tier status. The full document with this grid is linked below.
County Ambassador Applications
Are you a 14-year-old or older 4-H'er who wants even greater leadership experiences? We've got the perfect role for you!

Butte County 4-H Ambassadors (formerly known as All-Stars) serve as representatives for the 4-H Program in our community and take an active role in leading our county events and programming.

Along with these experiences, each County Ambassador creates and implements a Plan of Action that is one of the largest learning opportunities a 4-H'er will take on in their tenure.

Below are the application and the County Ambassador Handbook, so you can learn more, and apply for one of the greatest experiences our county has to offer!

  • Applications are due on Friday, April 23rd by 5:00pm
  • Interviews for all applicants will be held on the evening of Thursday, April 29th.
Scholarships for Seniors
The annual scholarship application for graduating seniors is almost complete. It received a massive overhaul this year!

A separate email next week. So, be on the lookout!

An important update is that we will no longer be requiring a Record Book to be submitted with applications.
Virtual Code Camp
The long-awaited Presentation Day results are finally here!

Participants have already started to receive a detailed report of their results via email, and the remainder will be sent over the course of this weekend and next week.

Below are the Demonstration and Illustrated Talk Results
Regional Presentation Days
If you scored a blue or gold at County Presentation Day, you are eligible to compete in Regional Presentation Day.*

Presentations are scheduled during 2-hour sessions. Each session will have 7 presentations and 2 or 3 evaluators in one 2-hour long Zoom meeting.

Time blocks are first-come, first-served.

Registration closes at midnight on April 20, 2021.

Click the button below to register!

*A note for returning members: Regional Presentation Day is the new name for Area Presentation Day.
JOANN'S Supports 4H

JOANN and 4-H: Take Home Craft Event April 3

JOANN will be hosting a free, take home craft event on April 3 in all stores. The kits will include LEGO DOTs and kids will be able to create a bunny and chick and coloring pages. In each craft bag with be messaging about donating to 4-H and creating opportunity for all.
Visit any JOANN store now through April 30, 2021 to participate or donate online at:

Tractor Supply Paper Clover
April 28 - May 9, 2021

The Spring Paper Clover Campaign will be similar to the one we had last fall:
·    4-H'ers are not allowed to be in the store or parking lot for the campaign
·    Donations can be made at the register or online (note that online donations will
not be credited to a county).
·    Funds raised can be used for 4-H camp and leadership experiences.
More details will be shared on the toolkit soon, including newly designed graphics.
Family Magic Show
We are very excited to announce a special event that will count as an official county event for fair requirements: a 4-H Magic Show!

It will take place April 21st at 7:00pm, and the whole family is welcome!

Conrad Cologne is a former 4-H'er from New Jersey who works part-time as a professional magician. After the COVID-19 began, Conrad started giving counties FREE magic shows as a way to say thank you to a program that he says "saved his life" and helped him pay for college.

You can register up to the minute before the show starts!
State Field Day
State Field Day (SFD) is California 4-H's largest event, and is once again being held virtually this year. SFD has a wide variety of competitions including State Presentation Day, State Fashion Revue, the State Interview Contest, and many more.

The SFD homepage is out of date, but you can learn about the event here.

Click the buttons below to learn more about the specific competitions. (most of the pages have been updated with this year's information)
4-H Camp 2021
A thorough Constant Contact message with more details about the 2021 4-H Camp will be sent week. However:

If you are currently a freshman in high school or older and wish to be a counselor, email Ryan ASAP at rpcleland@ucanr.edu!
Silver Dollar Fair
The Silver Dollar Fair is accepting entries for Livestock Exhibition! Linked below in the corresponding buttons are their current Grading and Evaluation Plan, Important dates and deadlines, and a link to their website with even more information. We are very excited to have the fair back, no matter what form it takes as we move out of the COVID-19 pandemic!
STEM Training
Are you an adult volunteer or a teenage 4-H'er who wants to start a computer science project? Check out the training below!

When: April 24, 10-3
What: Open to teens who are interested in starting computer science projects in their clubs/counties. Learn teaching best practices and gain hands-on experience in both cs software and hardware!
Why: Because teaching computer science is fun and ANYONE can do it, including you!
Where: Zoom

Please email erumsby@ucanr.edu if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer to be a 2nd adult in a breakout room

Register by April 9th by clicking below!
Council Meeting
  • During the February meeting, one item was voted on and approved.
  • The Virtual Interactive Magic Show taking place in April was approved
  • The April Council Meeting will take place via Zoom at 7:00pm on the 22nd of this month.
  • Here is a link to the Zoom meeting.
  • An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting
Wash Your Hands!