Calendar
 
December

January
  • 1: New Year Holiday (Holiday; UCCE closed)
  • 6 @ 7pm: County Council Meeting (YAL)
  • 10: Fashion Revue Workshop
  • 10-12: Bay/Coast Youth Summit, Petaluma
  • 20: Martin Luther King Day (Holiday; UCCE closed)
  • 23: ChickenQue Representative Mtg. (YAL)

February
  • 8: Youth Ag. and Animal Science Day
  • 21, "Cash For College Night", YAL Center (more info to come)
  • 22, "Career Success Workshop", YAL Center (more info to come)
From the 4-H Office & 4-H Council
4-H Council President

Hello Sonoma County 4-H,

During this month of celebration, my hope is that you are aware of how thankful we are of the youth and adults involved in 4-H. You make Sonoma County so much better, the best!!!

We are also celebrating Jesenia as she moves on to another job. We will miss her efficiency and joy she has brought our program. Good luck in your future. 

Have a Happy a new Year, Merry Christmas and blessed time celebrating the holiday important to you. 

Thanks for a fabulous 2019,
Naomi Edwards  
All Star Ambassadors
ASA Countywide Community Service event
December community service event
 Starting in November the All-stars will be collecting jackets, packs of water, and blankets to keep the homeless warm for the winter!

Drop Off Supplies: Either at the Sonoma County 4-H Office, or Email Imgigip8@aol.com to set up a club pick up day.

On December 12 from 5-8 PM We will be having a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich making night, where all members are encouraged to help prepare sandwiches, we are asking for members to drop off ingredients from December 9-12.

We are in need of: Bread, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Packs of water and non-perishable food items.

Please Contact Gigi @ 707-217-9963 or Imgigip8@aol.com for any questions!
Sonoma 4-H Updates
Farewell 4-H
Dear Sonoma County 4-H

As I leave Sonoma County 4-H I have mixed emotions. While I am looking forward to the next steps in my career, I will deeply miss working with each of you. I loved my time with Sonoma County 4-H and I am grateful to have met each one of you. I’m inspired by your dedication and commitment to support our community in creating amazing leaders. I hope to continue supporting this program on my free time as much as I can, as I truly believe in our mission.

Wishing you all the best.

Sincerely,
Jesenia Mendoza
State Community Service Project
Potluck Social
Fashion Revue Workshop
Friday, January 10, 2020, 6pm
YAL Center, Rohnert Park

Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun social hour while we enjoy a potluck dinner and work on a State Fashion Revue community service project from 6-7pm on Friday, January 10, 2020, at the YAL Center. We will be creating Personal Care Kits for homeless and displaced persons. For more information about this service project see https://ucanr.edu/sites/UC4-H/files/306910.pdf . Please bring a food dish to share and (optionally) hand sewing supplies (needle, thread, and scissors).

After the community service project, we will discuss information for about 2020 Fashion Revue, including: What is new this year? What happens at Fashion Revue? How do you show your Fashion Revue entry? What are the judges looking for? This will be great for first time and veteran participants ! There will be information for Leaders, Parents and Members. Participating in the state community service project and attending the workshop will help you receive your County Fashion Revue Proficiency .

For more information about Fashion Revue, see the website: http://cesonoma.ucanr.edu/4H/Events/Fashion_Revue/
Save the Date: Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration
January 17-21, 2021
National 4-H will be hosting a Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration in January 2021. The California 4-H State office is responsible for organizing the California 4-H delegation. Costs, space available and other details will be announced once we secure our reservation. Please contact Jenna Colburn if you have any questions.
2019 Sonoma County Farm Bureau Foundation
Apply today to fund efforts that support ag education!

Minimum Grant Funding = $500 Maximum Funding = $15,000

The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County is proud to administer a grant program utilizing funds contributed by the Alvin James Hansen Foundation to support agriculture education. Grant requests can be made for programs and projects that further agriculture education, especially efforts that further youth education in agriculture. 
The type of grants to be awarded vary and may include:
·      Equipment Purchases
·      Educational Program Funding
·      School Farm Projects
·      Brick & Mortar Projects
·      Matching Grant Requests
·      & More!

Any request that supports the mission of this
 grant will be considered.
Applicants can include a diverse range of agricultural organizations from small grassroots groups to well-established educational organizations from Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties. Those involved with agriculture, agriculture literacy, and agricultural education are encouraged to apply.

 Only one application can be submitted by an organization in a six-month time period. Applications must be submitted electronically, will be accepted year-round and a quarterly evaluation process will be followed. 

Deadline: December 31, 2019.
Registration open for the
Youth Agriculture and Animal Science Field Day 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 8:30am - 12:00pm
Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and Event Center, Petaluma
$5 per person, register by February 1
For youth (aged 9 and older) and adults
Learn about the client-veterinarian relationship, promoting agriculture, backyard poultry, 
career opportunities, working landscapes, science of wildland fire, and animal welfare practices.
Keynote address by Temple Grandin
Washington Focus 2020 Registrations are now open!
Registrations for the 2020 Washington Focus trips are now open. Dates, costs, and links to more information and registration are listed below. 
Taking applications for Washington Focus Chaperones
Want to make a difference in the life of a CA 4-H'er? Apply to be a chaperone for either the Citizenship or Leadership Washington Focus Trip. For more information on the requirements and how to apply please see the Chaperone Information page under Events
 (AGES 15-19*)
 
Citizenship Washington Focus 
(Conference Only)
** June 25-July 4, 2020
$3,149
 
Citizenship Washington Focus
(Conference + Extended Trip)
** June 25-July 7, 2020
$3,999
 
Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C, Citizenship Washington Focus gives youth the opportunity to explore, develop, and refine the civic engagement skills they need in order to become outstanding leaders. The extended trip includes more educational opportunities in Gettysburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD. 
 
* Delegates must be at least 15 years of age by time of travel.

**This trip will begin at the California 4-H State Office in Davis, CA.
 (AGES 12-14*)
 
July 26-July 31, 2020
$2,399
 
Hosted at the National 4-H Center near Washington, D.C, Leadership Washington Focus is a 5-day trip is packed with educational adventure as participants tour our nation’s Capital and learn life-changing leadership skills in a conference setting. The program will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just one mile from the Washington, D.C. border.
 
* Delegates must be at least 12 years of age by time of travel.
National Youth Science Day
We had at least six Game Changers events added to the map in October. You can still do the National Youth Science Day project, Game Changers , throughout the year. And don't forget to log your event on our map!

Think Outside...No Box Required!
2020 California 4-H Camping Conference
April 3 - 5, 2020
Sly Park Environmental Center
Registration for the 2020 California 4-H Camping Conference— Think Outside…No Box Required — is now open! The weekend event takes place April 3-5 at Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, about an hour east of Sacramento. The conference is designed for teens and adults who plan and run camp programs and are eager to learn and connect with others who share a passion for outdoor living and learning.
 
The conference fee is $190 and includes workshops and all program materials, lodging, and meals. Archery Certification is an additional $35. Register by February 14 and receive the early bird discount rate of $160.
 
Questions? Contact Nate Caeton at nwcaeton@ucanr.edu or Marianne Bird at mbird@ucanr.edu .  
National Youth Summit Series - Registrations now Open
National 4-H Conference Center brings together inspired 9-12th graders for our National Youth Summits, where they'll participate in STEM, Agri-Science, Healthy Living, or Photography programs!
 
Agri-Science - January 9-12, 2020
 
Healthy Living - February 13-16, 2020
 
Photography - February 26 - March 1, 2020
Save the Date
 
Horse/Equine Events
 
State Horse Education Clinic
February 8, 2020
Modesto Junior College, 9am to 3:30 pm
 
State Equine Education Contests
April 25-26, 2020
Modesto Junior College
 
State 4-H Horse Classic
June 25-30, 2020
Brookside Equestrian Center, Elk Grove
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