Butte County 4-H
Cloverleaf Newsletter
March 2020
"I pledge ... My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service and My Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world."
Welcome to the New and Improved Cloverleaf!
Communication in 4-H is imperative, and as our community grows into the 21st century, we feel it right that our newsletter does too. We are now using Constant Contact for all of our Cloverleaves. This software will make your monthly news more engaging with things like polls, RSVP's, pictures, videos, and links to other websites. A major part of this decision is to reduce cost, so we will no longer send paper copies. We will use the email address in the "Family" profile from 4hOnline, but if other family members want to receive an Interactive PDF version, they can sign up by clicking the button in this section. And copies will continue to be posted on the website so you can print them out - If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (530) 538-7201!

Table of Contents
  • Budget News
  • Correction
  • Lost and Found
  • Fashion Revue
  • Special Message
  • Fair Requirements
  • YQCA
  • Silver Dollar Fair
  • Butte County Fair
  • Palermo Talent Show
  • Service Opportunity
  • Facebook Page & Facebook Group
  • Council Corner
  • Camp News
  • Club News
  • Calendar
Budget News
Butte County 4-H Program faces budget challenge!

In Butte County, 4-H is delivered through the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) by a Community Education Specialist (CES). The 4-H CES position is essential to ensuring the success of the 4-H program.
Budget shortfalls have reduced the amount of resources available to UCCE to support its 4-H CESs. Since 2018, the Butte County 4-H CES, which is a 75%-time position, has been supported partly by the University (50%) and partly by the Butte County 4-H Council (25%). Starting July of 2020, the funding model of the 4-H CES will change statewide, and that change will affect the level of support available for the Butte County 4-H CES.
In the new CES funding model, part of the fees paid by 4-H members will be used to fund the CES position, with some extra support by the University. Given the size of the program in Butte County and current fees, and the University’s contribution, the new model will only cover 38% of the position. 
To continue the level of program management needed to make the Butte County 4-H program successful, UCCE will need an extra $24,000/year. UCCE Butte County is currently working to find the funding needed for the year 2020-2021; however, we will need to work together to find the funding needed for subsequent years.
We need to be self-sustainable through local support because we can’t rely on federal or state government support. UCCE Butte County will work together with the Butte County 4-H Council and the Butte County community to seek ways to address this need.

This information is provided by Butte County Cooperative Extension Director, Luis Espino.
Important Correction
Thank You in word collage
In our last Cloverleaf, it wasstated that Bangor 4-H Club fixed the Tri-Tip dinner at Fun Night. Bangor and Marjoie Daley ran the prize booth, which deserves it's own praise, but it was actually West Gridley 4-H, with major help from Mike and Deanna Kossow, who prepared the food. Thank you to all parties for the time and energy put in to making Fun Night a huge success!
Fun Night Missing Items
We have a few items that were picked up at the end of Fun Night, and some of them aren't cheap. Let us know if you think you left anything! You can call Barbara with a description of your lost item at (530) 538-7201.
Fashion Revue
Theme: The Great Gatsby: Roaring 20's
When: March 14, 2020
Registration: 3:00 pm
Judging: 3:30 pm
Fashion Show: 5:00 pm (estimated)
Palermo 4-H is committed to concluding this event by 7:00 pm out of respect for families weekend plans.
Where: Butte College ARTS Building

Needed: I f you are an adult or teen (14-18), that is interested in being an Evaluator, you can sign up by clicking or tapping here .

Categories Offered: 
-Consumer Science Purchased ($40 limit)
-The Box Challenge
-Vintage Challenge 
- Cosplay Challenge
-Great Gatsby: Roaring 20's Challenge

 Quilt Show Categories: 
-Quilt Other (includes bags, pillow, etc.)
Please note: Quilt and Quilt Other categories are a County level competition ONLY. These categories may not go onto State level competition!

Please note: ONLY the above categories will allow the County Winner to move onto State level competition (with the exception of the Great Gatsby category which is specific to Butte County), and the theme is not the same as our state competition.

You must come ready! Beauty College will not be doing hair or make up.

This is the last opportunity for a Presentation, and a Butte County sponsored event that count toward the Fair Requirements!

In the past, the Chico Beauty School has offered to do hair and make up, due to the lateness of the event, that will not be offered this year. So please come with hair and make up done.

For more information on individual categories, please visit the State Fashion Revue website , or you can visit the Butte County 4-H Fashion Revue Website .  

For more information, please the 4-H Office at 538-7201. 
Special Message from the
4-H Camp Teen Directors
Attention all 4-H members! 4-H camp 2020 is nearer than ever, and our team of counselors have been working very hard to ensure this year's camp will be even more successful than the last. Our Camp name this year is "4-H Camp: Game On! Rated E for Everyone".  

Camp will be filled with all sorts of video game-themed activities, which we as counselors have been planning all year long. Your 2020 Camp Teen Directors are Dana Robinette and John Rollo. 

The Camp dates are June 28-July 2.  Keep in mind you must be nine years of age to attend 4-H Camp. We hope to see you at camp this year! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the 4-H office at 
(530) 538-7201
Fair Requirements
Fair Participation Agreements are due to the 4-H Office on May 7th. Make sure that you've completed everything you need in order to show off your hard work and effort!

(If you're only exhibiting at the Butte County Fair you have until August 7th to turn in this form)
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification are valid for one year, so new and returning livestock exhibitors must complete a YQCA course.

Proof of certification is due on April15th by 5:00pm for the Silver Dollar Fair and Jule 23rd for the Butte County Fair. Proof of completion can be respectively emailed to shelley@silverdollarfair.org and livestock@buttecountyfair.org.

You can complete this training online at YQCA's website by clicking or tapping here , or in-person at one of the events shown in the picture below. There is a small fee for the training that 4-H'ers are encouraged to include in the budgeting for their livestock projects.
Silver Dollar Fair

  • There is a waiting list for market steers. If there are youth in your group that are not planning to stay in the market steer project for 2020 Fair, please contact Shelley Livingston as soon as possible so they can “roll up” youth from the waiting list.

  • It is appreciated if you submit photos & bills of sale/breeder information sooner rather than later. Market Steer photos & breeder information/bills of sale are due no later than 5 pm Jan. 22. See the attached bulletin for opening dates for market lambs, goats & rabbit meat pens as well as photo & breeder information/ bills of sale deadlines.

  • There are a few livestock awards that need a sponsor with a range of sponsor amounts. If you, or someone you know, may interested in sponsoring an award, please contact Shelley as soon as possible who can give you the available options.

  • Shelley can reached for questions at shelley@silverdollarfair.org or 895-4436.
Butte County Fair
A Bill of Sale with the exhibitor’s name and date of purchase of animal. A side view photograph of the exhibitor with the animal, a second photograph including any brands, ear tags, tattoo's or ear notches that would uniquely identify that animal, verification of the animal’s permanent tag and/or tattoo. This documentation must be submitted to the Fair based on the following schedule per species exhibited by the exhibitor:

Market steers entries open March 10th due April 27, 2020 
Market goats, sheep and swine entries open May 11th due June 29, 2020
Market rabbits, turkeys and chicken entries open May 11th due July 27, 2020
Livestock breeding entries open May 11th due July 27, 2020 
Dog and cavy entries open May 11th due July 27, 2020
Showmanship entries due July 27, 2020

Entries are only excepted online at buttecountyfair.org

April 25th is Butte County Fair Volunteer Day! It's a great way for 4-H'ers to give back to the fair and make sure it stays nice for years to come.

If you're interested in volunteering or have questions about any of the above rules please call the Butte County Fair Office at (530) 846-3626.
Talent Show
If you miss the old Butte County 4-H Talent Show, there's still a chance to show off what ya got and have fun doing it! The Palermo Community Council is hosting a Talent Show and Tri-Tip Dinner on April 4th, 2020. You can click or tap here for the entry form, and see the flyer below for more information.
Service Opportunity:
Victory Gardens
The Butte County Local Food Network is partnering with other community groups to make Victory Gardens and are looking for volunteers. You can volunteer in many different ways and help this first time event become an annual event. You can sign up and view volunteering opportunities here , and can learn more information on the Butte County Local Food Network Facebook page.
Bowl-a-Thon Basket Ask
Farm, Home & 4-H Support Group Bowl-a-thon fundraiser is Saturday March 14th, 2020, 6pm at Orchard Lanes in Chico. We are in need of items for the Silent Auction! This fundraiser of the Farm, Home & 4-H Support Group, which is a fundraising group that supports the Butte County Cooperative Extension Office, including the 4-H Office.

This is an annual event and the funds earned not only help the Cooperative Extension Office but specifically the 4-H Office by paying for our new 4-H volunteers to be reimbursed when they get their fingerprinting done. While this is not a 4-H event, the funds from the silent auction will directly benefit the Butte County 4-H Youth Development Program. 

I am asking that 4-H clubs donate gift baskets for the silent auction. If you are able to do so please contact Theresa Schneider 530.518.9914 or tmbschneider@msn.com.

Thank you for your help, Hope to see you there!
Facebook Page and Group
4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults, in a hands-on environment. With that mission statement in mind, we want to make sure that all 4-H Families are able to receive news and information, regardless of any situation. So we have created a Butte County 4-H Facebook Page where we will post pictures and information about our events. We have also created a Butte County 4-H Facebook Group Page which will be a place for Members and Volunteers to ask questions about the program, make suggestions, and give voice to our program's needs. We hope you will request membership to both pages and assist in our 4-H Program's growth!
Council Corner
The next Butte 4-H County Council Meeting is on Thursday, March 26, 2020 , at the Farm Bureau; (2580 Feather River Blvd. Oroville CA 95965) , at 7:00 pm. This is where all the decisions about your 4-H program are made and put into action. Your 4-H Club should have at least one youth or adult in attendance.

If you do not attend, others will be making decisions for you!

Every Butte County 4-H affiliated individual is invited. Come and let your voice be heard! This is a very important meeting as we would like all our clubs to start on the same page!  
Camp News
Video Credit: Nico Donati & Jordan O'Neal
4-H Camp 2018 Camp T-shirt Contest
With the start of the New Year, Camp will be here before you know it and now is the time to start thinking about a design for our Annual Camp T-shirt Contest. The winner of the T-shirt contest will receive a full Scholarship to 4-H Camp! The shirt must contain the camp theme “ 4-H Camp: Game On! Rated E for Everyone ” and “4-H Camp 2020”, and of course, the 4-H Clover. All 4-H members are encouraged to design a logo that will be used on our Camp T-shirts. The design must be simple enough to be applied as a silk screen application, on plain paper, not lined paper, and in dark ink print. Entries MUST be in black and white.  All entries are due to the 4-H Office by Monday, April 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm. Only one entry per 4-H member! Let your imagination run free!  
2020 Camp Rockin’ U Teen Camp Counselors
Meetings will be held at either the Durham Butte County Library, (2545 Durham-Dayton Hwy), Butte County Farm Bureau (2580 Feather River Blvd. Oroville CA 95965), or Durham Park. For more information, please contact Camp Director, Bill Anderson at 530-864-5572 (after 6:00 pm).

Please mark your calendars to remind you of these meetings.
  • Mar. 18, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • Apr. 22, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • May 13, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • June 24, 2020 – Durham Park, 6:00pm
  • CAMP June 28 - July 2, 2020

Camp is a countywide project. Teens, if you choose to participate, 4-H camp can be your project for the year. 
2020 Camp Rockin’ U Adult Camp Counselors
Every year, we have our Butte County 4-H Camp. It is always an amazing time! The Camper's get immersed in activities that promote the Camper's full potential as 4-H Members. It also assists the Teen Camp Counselors with Leadership Skills that they will go on to use as potential Adult Leaders. That being said, the youth CANNOT do this alone! We need adult volunteers! There is no fee to be an Adult Counselor, you get to spend 4 days enjoying the great outdoors with 4-Her's, how great is that!

If you are interested in being an Adult Camp Counselor, please contact the 4-H Office at 538-7201.
Club News
Manzanita 4-H Club had a GREAT Tri-Tip and B
Bean Feed Fundraiser! Manzanita wants to thank everyone that made it such a success. The club delivered their Valentine's day card to Hovlid Convalescent Home in Gridley, the smiles they got were priceless and warmed all of the club member's hearts. - Submitted by Taetum Warfield, Club Reporter
Attention all 4-H members! 4-H camp 2020 is nearer than ever, and the team of Teen Counselors have been working very hard to ensure this year's camp will be even more successful than the last. The Camp name this year is "4-H Camp: Game On! Rated E for Everyone". Camp will be filled with all sorts of video game-themed activities, which the counselors have been planning all year long. The Teen Camp Directors are Dana Robinette and John Rollo . Camp will take place on June 28-July 2, 2020. Keep in mind you must be nine years of age to attend 4-H Camp. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the 4-H office at 538-7201. - Submitted by Dana Robinette, Teen Director
Cloverleaves Submission Schedule
To get the Cloverleaves edited and e-mailed by the first of the month, articles need to be received by the office by the last week of the month preceding the month of the edition that we are working on. Please use the table below as reference and we thank you for your cooperation.

For the below Cloverleaf issues, articles need to be in by:
Apr. 03/31/2020
May 04/30/2020
June 05/25/2020
July/Aug. 07/31/2020
Sept. 08/31/2020
The Butte County 4-H 2019-2020 Calendar can be found on our website here.

Tap or click here to visit the State 4-H calendar page which includes dates, deadlines, email lists you can sign up for, and archived State newsletter.
Thanks for reading!