Butte County 4-H
Cloverleaves Newsletter
November 2019
"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 Cloverleaves!
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!

Hello 4-H Family,

First, I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving!

This month's newsletter was obviously sent late, for many different reasons, which is why there were more ad hoc county wide emails for important messages. This month did not have many announcements as we enter the holiday season, but do read the first message below about Rainbow Craft Field Day if you are registered to attend.

Barbara and I are finalizing a date for Presentation Day in February, not in January as previously advertised, and we are attempting to avoid a holiday weekend but must choose from what's available at Butte College.

We will resume sending them as early in the month as possible in December, so you'll see another issue in a couple of weeks. If you ever have a question or need to know something, always feel free to contact myself or Barbara at the office!

Thank you,

Ryan Cleland

Program Representative
Table of Contents
  • Rainbow Craft Field Day
  • Ag Equipment Project Auction
  • State Fashion Revue
  • Facebook Page & Facebook Group
  • CWA Livestock Loan Program
  • Camp News
  • County Wide Archery Project
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Council Corner
  • Club News
  • Calendar
Rainbow Craft Field Day
This year's Rainbow Craft Field Day was scheduled for Saturday, December 7th with registration beginning at 8:30am at Manzanita Elementary School.

A different club was needed to coordinate the event, and moved the location to Bidwell Junior High School in Chico so it would be closer to their members.

The calendar has been updated to reflect this change and can be found here .

Everyone who registered for this event will receive a confirmation email early next week with more details, so be on the look out.
Ag Equipment Project Auction
The Silver Dollar Board of Directors has approved a Junior Ag Equipment Project that would/may be eligible for the Junior Livestock/Ag Equipment Auction if selected by the judge(s) to be sold at auction. This is an opportunity for youth to enter and possibly sell an ag equipment welding project. 

To clarify, an individual student may enter an ag equipment project eligible for the auction OR a market animal entry to be eligible for the auction, not both. A group/club/chapter entry would be entered under the organization, not individual students. All projects must have a certified/credentialed welding leader and be approved by Manager Nick DiGrazia.

More details can be found here . The Exhibitor Handbook will be online Feb. 1st with information for entry form (Department Division & Class info).
State 4-H Fashion Revue
While our own Fashion Revue is just around the corner, it is never too early to plan for State Fashion Revue! Very exciting things are happening this year, and we are so excited to be apart of it!

Please check out the 4-H State Fashion Revue website for more information on this year's categories, and keep an eye out for our upcoming Fashion Revue event!
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!
CWA Junior Livestock
Loan Program
The Junior Livestock Loan Program was started by the Chico Chamber of Commerce Ag Council in 1995 and was adopted in 2004 by the North Valley CWA (California Women for Agriculture) Chapter. The purpose of these loans is to assist 4-H and FFA members in being able to participate fully in their prospective livestock programs and to raise and sell their animal at the Silver Dollar Fair. The loan program is a great learning 
experience for participants; with budgeting and interviewing being mandatory segments of the program. All of us in the North Valley CWA Chapter feel the raising and selling of an animal through either 4-H or FFA is an invaluable opportunity to learn responsibility and gain business knowledge.

Please visit our website for more information about the loan program and to print the application. Information on interview dates and location can be found on the application.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Marissa 
Guerra at marissa.guerra@gsfarmcredit.com.
Camp News
Video Credit: Nico Donati & Jordan O'Neal
2020 Camp Rockin’ U Teen Camp Counselors
Monthly meetings will begin in October! 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.
  • Dec. 11, 2019 – Farm Bureau, 6:30pm
  • Jan. 15, 2020 - Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • Feb. 19, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • Mar. 18, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • Apr. 22, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • May 13, 2020 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • 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 dates finalized!

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 Counselor's 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.
Counselor Application

We have overhauled the Camp Counselor Application so that it is shorter, easier to reach, and makes more sense to counselor's and their families. Most of the process for counselors is the same this year, but the application got a much needed facelift. You can find it by clicking or tapping here.
County Wide
Archery Project
This project is opened to all youth 9 years old and in the fourth grade or older. Members will learn archery safety, shoot two types of bows, and will make their own leather gear and arrow. Two sessions of 15 youth each are offered. The "Winter" session is Feb 8 and 22, Mar 7 and 21. Meetings will be Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and all Archery equipment and supplies are provided. The project cost will be $15.00. The youth will be able to compete in the State 4-H Archery Tournament and as well as a 3-D shoot in Red Bluff. This project is taught by Archery Leader Bill Anderson who has 15 years’ experience as 4-H Archery Leader, and is also a National Archery Trainer for NFAA and USA Archery. Call or e-mail NOW to sign up at billbow4h@aol.com or 864-5572 after 6:00 pm.
Food Safety Certification
Annual training is required for adult volunteers who are involved with food service and preparation where the general public is involved. This includes all fundraising and community service activities. Any club anticipating involvement in food service and preparation activities must have at least one member complete this training. Please note that any food related fundraisers submitted to the 4-H Office will be reviewed for club compliance with this policy. This training is also highly recommended for any project leaders running a food related project. The University’s “Make It Safe, Keep It Safe” Food Safety Education is available in an online format, and can be accessed at this link . The training consists of six learning modules, as well as a pre and post-test. The post-test must have a passing score of 80% in order to receive credit and certification. Even if you have been certified in other Food Safety Programs, to participate 4-H food related events, you MUST take this training! If you have any questions, please reach out to Barbara at (530) 538-7201.
Council Corner
The first Butte 4-H County Council Meeting of the new Year is on Thursday, January 30, 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!  
Club News
Foods Fiesta was a huge success! Despite the rocky start with access to the facility, the 4-H'ers came together, set up quickly, started on time, and finished early! Shasta 4-H was so very grateful for all of the volunteers who judged, set-up, cleaned up and stepped up! Mark your calendars, Shasta's Drive Thru Dinner will be held December 5th at Shasta Elementary. Tickets are now available! Congratulations to all of the record book winners who received their pins and awards at the November 4th meeting!  And thanks to the county ambassadors for the Leadership workshop - Shasta's teen leaders showed up and were thrilled to win the ice cream party for best attendance!   - Submitted by Tori Collins, Club Reporter
2019-2020 Officers pictured below: (Back Row)-Ryley Vanella, Emery Doornbos, Hannah Waggoner, Emma Schneider (Front Row)- Luciana Bianchi, Holly Schneider, Josie Landon, Audrey Doornbos (Not Pictured - Jack MacNally- Vanella)
Chico 4-H club has gotten off to a great start. The club recieved 1st place in the National 4-H week Display. They also had a lot of members attend Foods Fiesta! Chico 4-H club also participated in the Farm City Harvest Festival with a Bake Sale booth. Some of the club members have all ready started their projects, and have attended meetings. They are all looking forward to doing some community service during the holiday season.-Submitted by Ryley Vanella, Club Reporter
Cloverleaves Submission Schedule
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The Butte County 4-H 2019-2020 Calendar is complete! Please tap or click here to view the document in its entirety.

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!