November 2020 Edition

The 2020 National 4-H Week Results are in!
1st Place - Chico 4-H
2nd Place - Lone Pine 4-H
3rd Place - Palermo 4-H

Enrollment is ongoing and are numbers look good! If youth members want to show animals at the Silver Dollar or Butte County Fairs in 2021, they must Register by November 19th.

Make sure you're following our Facebook Page to see updates throughout the week!

Stay well,

Ryan Cleland
Butte County 4-H
Program Representative
(530) 521-9306
COVID Guidelines
I want to clarify how Butte County 4-H is handling the COVID guidelines from the State Office, and what our local procedures will:

  1. If you are a CCL or Project Leader, please email Ryan to acknowledge that you have reviewed the Safety Checklist and Mitigation Standards.
  2. After reviewing these documents (linked below), please copy and paste the below text into a brief email to Ryan:
  3. "I acknowledge that I have read and understand the CA 4-H COVID Safety Checklist and Mitigation Standards."
  4. Email Ryan about in-person meetings that will take place, and what activities you will be doing. You can send me a full list of dates if you set them in advance.
  5. This precaution is so that if we have unique situations which may require extra safety measures, I will let you know. But, for the most part I will say, "Proceed!" and follow the guidelines we have been given.
  6. We are required to keep a list of in-person meeting attendees for a minimum of 15 days.
  7. Leaders can choose to retain these lists for their projects, but if you do not want this added responsibility, you can email them to Ryan right after your meeting, and he will hold them for the time required.
  8. In-Person meetings cannot exceed ten people. This includes siblings, parents, etc.
  9. Depending on your meeting's circumstances, some exceptions may be granted for groups just over ten. Please reach out to Ryan for further information.
Below is official local policy as directed by Butte County Cooperative Extension Director, Luis Espino, regarding 4-H in-person programming.

  • 4-H Program: Adult and youth members can resume in-person meetings following UC ANR guidelines (no more than 10 people maintaining six feet of distance). When meetings cannot be held outdoors, hosts will have to follow the cleaning protocols established by UC ANR. If the host cannot provide hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or masks, volunteers can request them from our office, [but supplies are limited]. Before holding in-person meetings, volunteers will have to communicate with the 4-H CES, who will provide the UC ANR Requirements to Resume In Person Activity guidelines. [See Safety Checklist button below for this document] Volunteers will have to acknowledge that they have read them before engaging in in-person activities.

4-H members cannot attend overnight events where they participate as members of 4-H through June 30th, 2021. This does not include 4-H Camps at this time.
Virtual Presentation Day
  • If you want to participate in this year's Virtual Presentation Day, please record your presentation and upload it to this survey by Friday, November 16th at 11:59pm.
Virtual Rainbow Craft Field Day
  • Rainbow Craft Field Day will take place virtually this year!
  • Lone Pine 4-H is coordinating this event. When the virtual registration is available, it will be emailed to CCL's for distribution to their clubs!
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. Here is the check request form that must also be completed by the volunteer.
  3. These two documents must be returned to the 4-H Office, AND you will be reimbursed for the cost of fingerprinting!
  4. Here is an FAQ regarding 4-H's background checks.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Returning volunteers must complete their enrollment by December 31st, 2020 or you are no longer covered by UC insurance.
  8. If returning volunteers do not complete the reenrollment process, policy requires that you begin the process over again next program year (fingerprinting, the longer batch of videos, etc.)
Food Safety Certification
  • As many of you are aware, training is required for adult volunteers who are involved with food service and preparation activities where the general public is involved. This includes fundraising and community service activities.

  • All clubs anticipating involvement in food service and preparation activities must have at least one member complete this training.

  • The training is available online. There is a post-test which consists of 11 multiple choice questions and must be completed with a passing score of 80% in order to receive credit and certification.

  • To take the test, visit this link. If you have taken this test already, you do not have to take it again unless you let it lapse for 1 year.

  • You no longer need to contact the office if you have completed it as we are alerted via the State Office. Please contact the 4-H Office if you have any questions.
Silver Dollar Fair
  • Silver Dollar Fair is taking livestock entries!!

  • Their office has provided November Bulletin, and the current 2021 Dates and Deadlines quick sheet. You can view these by tapping or clicking the buttons below
Council Meeting
  • The November Council Meeting will take place via Zoom at 7:00pm on the 19th of this month.

4-H Camp 2021
  • Any teenage 4-H members who are interested in being a counselor IF the 2021 Butte County 4-H Camp takes place, please email Ryan Cleland at at your earliest convenience.

  • A Task Force within the State 4-H Office is determining whether or not to permit 4-H Camps prior to June 30th to take place. I have already met with a key stakeholder in this group to strongly argue that local communities should be able to decide for themselves. An official decision on this matter will be announced in January. Until that time, be on the look out for information regarding this year's Camp Counselor team.
Wash Your Hands!