Butte County 4-H
Cloverleaves Newsletter
October 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!

Important Notice
Dear 4-H Family,

Anyone who attended our County Awards Night this past Saturday will have heard my talk about 4-H, and the increased need in fundraising for Butte County 4-H. Please help us in this endeavor by providing possible donors. Tap or click here or the button below to suggest possible donors.  

Thank you,

Ryan Cleland

Program Representative
(530) 521-9306
Table of Contents
  • Foods Fiesta
  • Making Musical Instruments
  • Northern Youth Summit
  • National 4-H Conference
  • Facebook Page & Facebook Group
  • Oroville Foothill Fire Recovery Project
  • Shooting Sports Leader Training
  • County Ambassadors' Leadership Training
  • Volunteer Retreat
  • Camp News
  • County Wide Archery Project
  • Food Safety Certification
  • Council Corner
  • Club News
  • Calendar
Foods Fiesta
Foods Fiesta showcases youth’s cooking, baking, and nutrition skills. Youth will cook a meal at home and bring it to the event to be exhibited and evaluated. Youth will also give a short presentation about their cooked meal.  

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For exact details, please visit the Butte County 4-H website: Foods Fiesta

Event Details: 
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Location: Bidwell Junior High School (2376 North Ave, Chico, CA 95926)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 18, 2019, by 11:59pm.
Making Musical Intruments
Please join us for our county wide Making Musical Instruments project. We will meet at Farm Bureau in Oroville on a Saturday afternoon in the fall in time to finish a project for Rainbow Craft Day. Last year we made didgeridoos, bamboo flutes and tenor ukuleles. This year we will make ukuleles, wind chimes and glockenspiels.  Watch for the date to be announced!
Northern Youth Summit
The California 4-H Youth Summits are three-day leadership development conferences hosted in four locations across the state. Youth summit programs are designed to grow the leadership abilities of intermediate 4-H members (ages 11-13).  4-H'ers can attend any of the Summits, regardless of Area, but the nearest one is the Northern Youth Summit. For more information about the Summits in general, click or tap here.

The NYS will take place from November 15-17th at Sly Park Environmental Education Center in Pollock Pines, and the registration fee is $137. The Butte County Council offers scholarship for leadership events such as the Summit. The registration deadline was October 4th, but they are still accepting registrants . Click or tap this here to register!
National Conference Applications
The National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture's premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program. The event takes place from March 28- April 4, 2020.

This event brings together youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. territories, and the Canadian provinces in our nation's capital. Applications are due on November 5th. For more information click or tap here.
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!
Oroville Foothill Fire Recovery Project
Please join us for our county wide Fire Recovery project!

This year we plan to do at least one tree planting in the spring for the Camp Fire area. Currently our vision is to plant one fruit or nut tree in each yard. We plan to collaborate with other clubs and organizations and the funding will be based on donations. You can help us plant, help with donations or help with nominations for properties that are ready for replanting. All your help is needed and appreciated. 

The planting event will take place on a Saturday in March from 9am to 3pm. Watch for the date to be announced!
Shooting Sports
Leader Trainings
Listed below is the schedule for 4-H trainer and project leader certification classes this fall in Merced County. Please share with anyone who may be interested. All training will be held at the River Oaks Range, 11584 N. Shaffer Road in Winton, CA Visit this webpage for directions, a map, and more information. Camping is available on site, no hookups. You can only be certified in one discipline per each weekend training.

9 & 10  Archery Certification
9 & 10  Shotgun Certification
9 & 10  Rifle Certification

14 & 15  Western Heritage Certification
For more information please contact Dave Givens at (209) 614-1718, or email dave@hammerstryke.com 
County Ambassadors' Leadership Training
On October 29th at 6:30 pm at the Butte County Library (1108 Sherman Ave Chico) the County Ambassadors are holding a Leadership Pizza Party! The club with the most members in attendance will win an ice cream social! Members of all ages are welcome to come and officers are encouraged to attend. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions or would like to RSVP so we can have enough pizza please contact Ambassador Advisor 530-864-2295
Volunteer Retreat
The price has been reduced and registration has been extended until October 31, 2019! The California 4-H Annual Leader Retreat will be on November 8-10, 2019, at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, CA. For more information, please click or tap this link . For registration information click or tap this link. The State 4 H Leaders’ Forum provides a weekend retreat for 4 H volunteers across California to gather for networking, education, relaxation, and fun. T he 2019 theme is "ENGAGE, ENERGIZE, EQUIP and EMPOWER". Payment is by check or credit card. The online registration survey can be found by clicking or tapping here .
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.
  • Oct. 23, 2019 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • Nov. 20, 2019 – Durham Library, 7:00pm
  • 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. 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 Butte 4-H County Council Meeting will meet Thursday, October 24, 2019, 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
Palermo 4-H started off with a full house! Everyone is really excited about the upcoming year and really happy to see so many new faces! Palermo is offering many different projects this year like sewing, gardening, beef, meat goats, pigs, international cooking, sheep, horses, dairy goats and leadership. Their first community service was held at the Feather River Park District Clean – Up day, the club collected trash from the Riverbend Park. New officers were elected at the September meeting, they are as follows:
Kacey Hoffman – President
Trent Ludwig – Vice President
Tylar Ainslie – Reporter
Leila Younger – Secretary 
Kaydence Miller – Treasurer
Kenzie Hoffman, Kaitlyn Miller, Cypress Sanger – Sargent of Arms!-Submitted by Tylar Ainslie, Club Reporter 
Chico 4-H is had their first meeting on September 9, 2019. Their new officers this year are excited to kick off our 4-H year. Over the summer, there were many Chico 4-H kids that went to 4-H camp, and took their animals to the Butte County Fair. Be on the lookout for more details about their famous drive thru dinner in March!-Submitted by Ryley Vanella, Club Reporter
Shasta 4-H met on Octrober 7th. Shasta will be hosting Foods Fiesta on Saturday, November 2nd at Bidwell Junior High.  We will need lots of volunteers to make this even successful! Shasta is also looking forward to hosting a Petting Zoo booth at North State Parent's Farm Day on Saturday, October 19th at Patrick Ranch. We will get to display some of the projects we are working on, and speak with the community about opportunities in 4-H. Lastly, we are gearing up for our big annual fundraiser, our Chicken Drive-Thru Dinner! Shasta 4-H'ers are selling tickets for the dinner which will be held on December 5th at Shasta Elementary.-Submitted by Tori Collins, Club Reporter 
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 no later than the first 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 this Cloverleaves Articles need to be in by:
Nov. 10/07/19
Dec. 11/08/19
Jan. 12/06/19
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!