March 2021 Edition
Staff Notes
Hi everyone,
 
I don't have anything special to report except that this edition is long, so PLEASE read it thoroughly.

Thank you,

Ryan Cleland
Butte County 4-H
Program Representative
(530) 521-9306
rpcleland@ucanr.edu
Still in Purple Tier
Butte County is still in the Purple Tier, but it is likely we will move into the Red Tier sometime this month.

The purple tier means that outdoor meetings with less than 10 people can resume. Please note that as covid statistics change, we may be forced back to SIP, or a lower-tier when we eventually move beyond purple.

Below is a simple grid showing what meetings are permitted depending on our tier status. The full document with this grid is linked below.
Presentation Day Results
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
Below are the Educational Display Results
Below are the Informative Prepared Speech Results
Below are the Cultural Arts Results
Below are the Science or Engineering Results
Below are the Interpretive Reading Results
Certificates and pins will be mailed out next week.

If you scored a blue or gold at County Presentation Day, you are eligible to compete in Regional Presentation Day.

Joseph Schohr of Manzanita 4-H achieved a PERFECT SCORE for his presentation (technically a 40.5 which rounds up to the total points possible 41). You can view his stellar video below!

If you have any questions regarding results or evaluation, please email Ryan at rpcleland@ucanr.edu.
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.
Rainbow Craft Field Day
Rainbow Craft Field Day awards have been mailed out. Great job to all the participants, and thank you to our evaluators and Lone Pine 4-H for their hard work running the event!
Foods Fiesta
Foods Fiesta Presentations are currently being evaluated. Check your email for results later this month!
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
We are officially holding Butte County 4-H Camp this summer!

The event will be a four-day long day camp at Durham Park. The dates are still being finalized, but it will likely take place from June 28-July 1. The times are also being finalized, but each day will run from approximately 10am-4pm. The cost will be $50 or less.

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 January Bulletin, 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!
Service Opportunities (They're in person!)
BLITZ Builds 2021
It's fun! It's outside! It helps us build a community that grows food together!

Come join us March 26, 27, or 28 to help us prebuild gardens then install them in peoples' back yards.

Come with a team or come yourself. Bring tools such as drills or shovels or just bring yourself. Come as a family, a COVID safe bubble team, or just come alone (with your mask, of course.)

Questions- contact Pamm Larry at pamm@bclocalfoods.org or call 530-570-6872

Everyone is welcome, everyone is needed - Sign-up with button below!
Camp Fire Restoration Project
We need your help to plant fruit and nut trees in the burn scar. 600 trees have already been donated. The planting will happen on March 20 and 21, the Spring Equinox.

The goal is to add food security, reduce fire risk, and heal the land while building community connections. 

There are many ways to get involved:
1. Please volunteer to plant trees and/or prepare for planting
2. Donate money to cover the additional materials needed
3. If your land is ready to plant on, contact your Zone Captain to be nominated to receive trees.
Enrollment
Linda, our 4-H Secretary, has worked very hard bringing the enrollments up to date. Most enrollments that are still pending are waiting for volunteers to complete their online classes, fingerprinting, or the fees have not been turned in to the office yet.

The most important thing for members to note: as long as your enrollment fees and 4hOnline profile were completed by 11/19 there is no reason to believe that you have not met the Fair Participation Agreement requirement.

If you are an adult whose enrollment is incomplete, the information below can help get you started. If you need assistance, please call the 4-H Office between 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday-Friday at 530-538-7201.

Below are helpful documents surrounding enrollment:
  1. Here is a one page info-graphic that explains the enrollment process in simple terms
  2. Here is a link to a guide for new and returning YOUTH
  3. Here is a link to a guide for new and returning VOLUNTEERS

Important things to remember:
  1. Here is a link to the LiveScan form that new volunteers must take when they are fingerprinted.
  2. This document must be returned to the 4-H Office.
  3. Here is an FAQ regarding 4-H's background checks.
  4. Do not create a new 4hOnline profile if you can't remember your old password. I (Ryan) or someone in the office will give you a temporary password to reset your account. Just contact us.
  5. eXtension (where volunteers watch their training videos) is a third party website, and you must create a profile for it. If you are returning and cannot remember your username or password, follow the websites prompts for resetting these.
  6. If returning volunteers do not complete the reenrollment process before the end of the program year, policy requires that you begin the process over again next program year (fingerprinting, the longer batch of videos, etc.)
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!
Career Readiness
The Alliance for Workforce Development is helping high school seniors and recent high school graduates fill out job applications, write resumes, find job placements, and in some cases, even pay for students to enroll in a job training program.

They may also pay for supplies needed for job training programs. If you want to learn more, click the button 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 March Council Meeting will take place via Zoom at 7:00pm on the 25th of this month.
  • Here is a link to the Zoom meeting.
  • An agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting
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