March: Part 2 - 2019
News, Events & Information
This e-News contains lots of useful information for YOU!
Please be sure to read the newsletter
and contact the 4-H Office with any questions
about upcoming events or paperwork!

4-H Staff need the help of YOUTH , PARENTS , and LEADERS
to get all meeting minutes, advisory minutes, and independent member reports in by the 10th of the following month
Need another copy of the form? Find it here!

photos of what 4-H'ers are doing,
notification of changes to membership or contact information

2019 Public Presentation Events
NO Presentation, NO 4-H Fair Participation or Tickets

Wednesday, April 10th from 5-8pm: SIGN UP TODAY!
Saturday, April 13th: FULL

Email MEGHAN to sign up for a presentation by April 8th!

If you are planning to do a food presentation on April 13th, please check out the Spring Food Fest Rules, Evaluation Guidelines, and Entry Form that will be due to the 4-H Office on April 8th .
For more information about public presentations, please visit the 4-H Public Presentations page .
The deadline to sign up for the presentation on April 10th is APRIL 8th!!
More Evaluators for Public Presentations on...
April 10th from 5pm to 8pm
April 13th from 9am to 2pm
(Both events are held at FHC)
Please email Meghan to find out more and sign up!
Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover
TSC Paper Clover Campaign starts on Wednesday, March 27th and runs through Sunday, April 7th!

This is a great opportunity for clubs to talk about 4-H with the community!
If a club is interested in setting up a club display or activity, please contact the TSC store directly to arrange a day/time. Be sure to let the 4-H Office know that the club will have a display at TSC for Paper Clover!
Permission to Fundraise
As clubs and advisories start to make plans for spring, don't forget to fill out and submit a PERMISSION TO FUNDRAISE Form to the 4-H Office before the planned fundraiser!

4-H Clubs CANNOT fundraise without permission from the 4-H Office! Need another copy of the form? Find it here
Southeast District Public Presentations
Did you get a purple on your county public presentation?
Dutchess County 4-H'ers, aged 9 or older, with a purple award for their county presentation are invited to advance to advance to the Southeast District Presentation Event.

District Presentations are on Saturday, April 27th at Dutchess Community College. Registration is required. Contact the 4-H Office to express interested in attending.

More information will be provided to eligible 4-H'ers when available!
2019 4-H Fairbook Cover Competition
2019 Fashion Revue -"Wild West"
2019 DCF Life Size 4-H Scrapbook
$100 prize
generously sponsored
by the Ritter Family!

Will be judged on creativity and the best display of
"4-H in My Life".
Each exhibitor will be given at least an 8x8 area with wall space to FILL as they wish! Fabric and lights may be used as backdrops or decorations. Exhibitors are encouraged to build interactive items within their space to allow the public to connect with their 4-H experiences.
Hog Education for ALL!!!!
During the pig sale at the fairgrounds on April 20th there will be guest speakers to talk about animal health and vaccinations along with feeding and housing animals properly. All 4-H'ers and their families are invited to join this fun, educational event. Click here to download the flyer.
Show that 4-H CARES
To be a volunteer...
please visit the Special Olympics New York website for more information on the 2019 Summer Games and volunteering opportunities! #SpecialOlympicsNY #SOgamesNY
Consider making this a club community service project and make 4-H proud
Please let the 4-H office know you are participating
2019 4-H Capitol Days -
Scholarships Available: see 4-H website
May 19-21st 2019 Registration Closes April 20th
 4-H Capital Days is a NYSACCE4-HE sponsored event that gives youth an opportunity to meet and interact with legislators and tell their 4-H story. 
4-H Capital Days creates awareness of career opportunities in
New York State government, better understand state government,
and network with delegates from other counties!
2019 NYS4-H STEM Camp - June 14 th to 16 th
What is the 4-H STEM Program? 4-H aims to grow the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and problem-solvers by giving youth plenty of opportunities to try their hands at real world SCIENCE!

Registration (including forms and fee)
by May 31st

Early Registration
by May 1st for a FREE t-shirt!

For more information,
see the full camp brochure here !
Dutchess County Teen Ambassadors - Join Us!
Be A Leader!!!
Trips to conferences in 2019
Kentucky 2020 study tour
World Record attempt 2020
Contact Faith for more information
Host an International Student this Summer
Interested in hosting?
New York State 4-H has a long standing relationship with States’ 4-H International Exchange. Currently the program is overseen by the State 4-H Office. The State 4-H office works with counties to recruit and screen families to host a Japanese delegate for a period of 4 weeks during the summer, usually from Mid July thru Mid August. Every year New York requests a certain number of delegates to host and works to find Host families for those delegates within the 4-H population. Families may participate in any number of 4-H programs at any level to be eligible to host a delegate. Delegates range in age from 12-18 (most are 12-14).
Interested in traveling abroad?
States’ 4-H Summer Outbound programs provide American 4-H youth with the opportunity to travel to foreign countries for a cultural immersion experience. Outbound delegates live with volunteer host families and engage in experiential learning about a new way of life. Delegates experience aspects of daily life that allow them to more deeply understand both their host culture and their own culture. Our network of like-minded international partners recruit host families and plan enrichment activities for the delegation.
All States’ 4-H Outbound delegates participate in pre-departure orientations held in the US. Delegations are accompanied by adult chaperones who remain in-country to provide support during the exchange. Delegates attend an in-country orientation upon arrival and prior to departing for their host families. Some programs include a summer camp element as well.
For more information on both Contact Autumn Lavine or Andy Turner .

Found some T-shirts!
New Dutchess County T-shirts
for Sale at the 4-H Office!

11 Regular Small
t-shirts for sale at $5/t-Shirt!
Buy them and add your club name!

Please contact the 4-H Office if you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt!
Blue Seal Discount for 4-H Members!
Blue Seal in Fishkill is offering a 4-H/FFA Member Discount of 10% off all supplies and feed for registered animals/projects. Please fill out the form below and return it to Blue Seal!
Free Mental Health First Aid Training
Dutchess County Coordinator of Prevention & Harm Reduction Services, is in charge of the Mental Health First Aid classes. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Date t.b.d. at Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook. This is an 8 hour class and there is no fee for this class. 

Interested??? Email Evelyn Garzetta
Fun, Rewarding Community Service Opportunity
The Relatives As Parents Program(RAPP) is looking for 4H group Volunteers to sign up for * one of our monthly meetings as Community Mentors for the Youth RAPP group. The Community Mentors will facilitate simple crafts for the RAPP youth, engage with the youth, and talk about their club activities. RAPP programs are from 5:30pm-7:00pm.
 For more details please contact :
Maureen R Callamari
Family and Consumer Education
mc2524@cornell.edu or (845)677-8223, ext.122
  * A Club can sign up for more than one if they would like to!
Young Writers Showcase
Millbrook Literary Festival's Young Writers Showcase! Original short stories (250 words) due by April 15. Submit entries to fountain1press@yahoo.com and c/c cschmidt@sdutchessnews.com.
Leaders & Parents, have you thought about...
  • Saving money on your heating costs?
  • Accessing clean energy for your home?
  • Speaking with a Community Energy Advisor to learn about programs available to help you heat your home more efficiently?

To learn more about these opportunities, please check out this article about the energy program , visit midhudsonenergychoices.org ,
or call CCEDC at 845-677-8223 - ask for Collin!
Fairgrounds Scholarship Opportunities Announced
Please visit the
for more scholarship opportunities...
The Dutchess County Fairgrounds announces that up to ten $1,000 scholarships may be awarded to current New York State high school seniors and also students enrolled in college. The New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association sponsor the scholarships. The qualifying students must be active at the Dutchess County Fair or with the New York State Showpeople’s Association. All applicants from Dutchess County must submit their applications through the Dutchess County Fair no later than Friday, April 5.
Information is available at the Dutchess County Fair’s website www.dutchessfair.com , through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County, and from local high school offices. Applications must be printed and completed from the web at www.nyfairs.org . If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Vicki at 845-876-4000 or e-mail vimperati@dutchessfair.com
For Your Calendar...
Mar 27-April 7  Tractor Supply Co Paper Clover Fundraiser
Saturday 6       District Horse Communications, CCE Sullivan
Wednesday Public Presentations, FHC 5-8pm
Saturday 13       Spring Food Festival & Presentations, 9am-2pm, FHC
Tuesday 23     Sewing Evaluations, 6-8pm, FHC
Friday 26       Fashion Review, 6-8pm, FHC
Saturday 27 National 4-H Day of Service
Saturday 27     District Public Presentations, 9am onward, DCC
Tuesday 30 JoAnn's "Clovers for Kids" ends (Paper Clover)
Saturday 4        Spring Leader Forum, 9am at FHC
Thursday 9 Spring Leader Forum, 7pm at FHC
Dutchess County 4-H Social Media
Contact Jane Rodd             Contact Meghan                         Contact Angela
jr825@cornell.edu                   met222@cornell.edu                          acs26@cornell.edu
(845) 677-8223, ext. 105              ext. 108                                    ext. 114

We are grateful that 4-H programming is paid for in part by Dutchess County!