• 5 @ 7pm: County Council Meeting (4-H Ofc.)
  • 8-10: State 4-H Volunteer Retreat, Asilomar
  • 11: Veteran’s Day (Holiday; UCCE closed)
  • 15: YAL Foundation Grants Due
  • 23: All Star Community Service (Dog Toy)
  • 28-29: Thanksgiving (Holiday; UCCE closed)


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

  • 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 Amazing Sonoma County 4H,

It has certainly been another difficult October and early November this year. Power outages and wildfires have come and gone, but we are Sonoma County Strong 4-H!
There are numerous projects to join around the county. If you are new to 4-H and want to try something new, please ask your Community Leader how to cross-club into another project outside your club.

The All Star Ambassador team is supporting a different outreach each month. In October Caroline Hampton headed up a beach clean-up. Great job!
In November Corrianna Edwards will be having a dog toy making event that will benefit all our local shelters. Please join her, Saturday November 23, 10:30-Noon at the YAL center in RP.

Achievement night was fabulous, as always. The All-Star Team planned and performed a
great night of recognition for our youth. The Red Carpet walk of Fame had stars of past and current All Stars,our Famous County Leaders. This group put on a night to remember! Thank you All Star Team for making the youth of Sonoma County feel like movie star celebrities.
The clubs brought movie style poster boards that represented their group. 

Fashion Revue is requesting supplies to help fill emergency bags they are making as their State Community Service project. Would you like to help in your club and collect items for them? Please contact Heidi Lavell for information, Her contact information is on the county website under Fashion Revue.

Any youth want to send a letter to Jesenia about their experiences and projects??

Proud volunteer of Sonoma County 4H,
All Star Ambassadors
ASA Countywide Community Service event
Making Dog Toys For Our Local Shelters

Please come and join the All Stars for a community service project as we make braided dog toys for the Humane Society and other local shelters!

Where: YAL Center, 6445 Commerce Blvd,
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

When: November 23 rd , 2019 10:30 A.M. – 12 P.M.
What to Bring: If you have any extra unwanted fabric or old towels, please feel free to bring and/or use it!

Please RSVP to by November 21 st , 2019

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 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 for any questions!
Sonoma 4-H Updates
Community Service opportunity - Coordinated by Sequoia 4-H
Please Help the Pets in Need

Please help Sequoia 4-H club in their efforts of collecting & donating new or in very good used condition toys, leashes, beds, bowls, harnesses, treats, food, etc.… for dogs and cats. We really hope to fill this donation can to the top by
Dec. 15 th , 2019.

The donation can is in the lobby at
Youth Agricultural Leadership Center (YAL Center)
6445 Commerce Blvd. Rohnert Park, Ca. 94928
You can donate anytime you visit maybe during club or project meetings.
WHY To ensure that every animal receives protection, compassion, love and care.
This will help tremendously.
Donations which we can accept if they’re new or in very good used condition:
§ Food: Dog or cat food if not expired. This includes open bags of dry food & unopened canned food.
§ Collars
§ Harnesses
§ Leashes
§ Pet Beds
§ Pet Blankets
§ Pet Clothes
§ Pet Toys
§ Towels (no holes, rips, stains)
§ Dog Crates
§ Cat Carriers
§ Flea Treatments if unexpired
We do not accept any medications.
Also, we do not accept human bed pillows, comforters or rugs (please donate these items to Goodwill, etc.)

Returning leader enrollment is due before December 2nd.
If you are a NEW leader or a 4-H member don't worry you still have time.

Returning leader enrollment is coming up!
Please be sure to follow the steps below to complete enrollment:
  1. Submit your 4-H adult volunteer re-application in 4hOnline.Login to your family profile at Login to adult record and click “Enroll for 2018-2019.” Enter all required information and submit. 4hOnline adult status will show as pending.
  3. Complete required “2019-2020 California Returning Volunteers Training” in eXtension. Go to Log into your existing account and click “2018-19 California Returning Volunteers Training” and enter the code “Sonoma”.
  4. Maintaining an Inclusive 4-H Experience (10 min)
  5. Abuse Risk Management for Volunteers (15 min)
  6. (*Note: Every individual must use their own unique email address. For technical support, please contact For the Spanish language course, please visit
  7. Submit fee payment of $33.00 to the 4-H Club Leader or the
  8. Volunteer Enrollment Coordinator.

Contact your club leader with any enrollment questions.
Youth Summit - Register by November 30th!
CCC will Sponsor $75 for the first 12 youth.
Registration for the California 4-H Youth Summits closes on November 30th! In a camp-like atmosphere, 4-H'ers will learn about and practice leadership skills and build connections with their peers from outside their county.

We have excellent workshops planned, including these at the Central Youth Summit:
The 5 Steps of Youth Advocacy!
The Great Teamwork Challenge
It doesn't take much: Making changes in your community

these at the Bay/Coast Youth Summit:
Pitch Your Passion
Giving a voice to those who haven't found theirs yet
Actions in Advocacy: Making a Splash in Candyland and these at the Southern Youth Summit:
The Amazing Race
Laying the Foundation for Your Future
Engage. Activate. Advocate.

Check out the event pages on our website for schedules and workshop descriptions.

and, each Youth Summit includes a Leadership Lab for learning how to practice leadership skills! Read more about it !

what: Three-day conferences designed to grow the leadership skills of 11-13 year olds and provide hands-on leadership for youth age 14+. This year's emphasis is on advocacy, empowering youth by giving them the tools to create change in their communities on issues they care about.
where: Petaluma, Sanger, and Mountain Center
when: January 2020
who: ages 11-19. any 4-H'er can register for any of the Youth Summits regardless of location
deadline: November 30

We also need chaperones! Please encourage great volunteers to apply to chaperone .

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.

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday

Set a reminder for Tuesday, December 3 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to celebrate generosity worldwide.

#GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Kick off the holiday season with us and support California 4-H!

Thanks to a generous gift through the California 4-H Foundation, the first $25,000 in donations to 4-H will be matched!
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
Citizenship Washington Focus
(Conference + Extended Trip)
** June 25-July 7, 2020
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
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!

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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 or Marianne Bird at .  
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
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