Clover Leaves Newsletter

Clover Leaves



Clover Leaves, the monthly newsletter of Orange County 4-H is sent free to each 4-H family (by mail or e-mail in pdf format). It includes notices of upcoming events as well as information of general interest to leaders. It also includes reports of club meetings, announcements of coming events and special opportunities that are of interest to 4-H families. Members are encouraged to express their 4-H experience by submitting articles, photos, artwork, commentary, personal achievements and more.

4-H events are listed below:

Special events

Cloverbuds

Animal Science

STEM

Photography

Clubs

4-H Leaders


Special events:

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Orange County 4-H Junior Master Photography Show

April 18, 2020
Education Center & 4-H Park, Otisville
4-7 pm
Join 4-H’s Orange County Junior Master Photographers, (OCJMP) Panoply of Photography Show, as the youth display their top images taken during the program. The show will have a meet & greet with the photographers, light refreshments, and a live auction. Over the last few months, Junior Master Photographers have been working very hard to prepare the OCJM Panoply of Photography Show, being mindful in picking the top 3 of their images to display and sell. This one-day event will be held at the Education Center and 4‑H Park, located at 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY. Bring family, friends, and your love for photography to support Orange County 4-H youth.

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Calf Sale

May 9, 2020

Orange County 4-H Dairy Program is once again hosting the annual Calf Sale. We will also have a silent auction, tricky tray, and chicken BBQ. Please check our website for updates.

International Night

March 6, 2020, 6-9 pm

Join us for a trip around the world! There will be food from each country, plus posters, flags, souvenirs, clothing, and SKITS from each country. John S. Burke High School, 90 Fletcher Street, Goshen, NY.

Produced in New York (PiNY) Contest

CONTEST DATE: APRIL 5TH

Do you like to cook or bake?

Want to enhance your demonstration skills?

Why not try participating in the PiNY contest?!?

Reserve your spot today!

'Produced in New York' (PiNY) program is designed to showcase the wide variety and use of agricultural products grown in New York State. PiNY is a great opportunity for youth to demonstrate their food preparation skills while promoting a tasty recipe featuring NYS food products. During PiNY program, 4-H members do a "silent demonstration" concurrently with several of their peers. Individual participants are evaluated on demonstration skills, finished product and completed menu planning sheet. Cloverbuds may participate but will not be judged and do not have to complete a menu plan.

For additional information and contest rules call Deanna at 845-344-1234.

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Cloverbuds:

CLOVERBUD ADVENTURES

This newly designed program aims to please youth ages 5-7 who enjoy nature and creating! Each month, the group will gather their supplies (some from nature walks) and learn how to turn them into beautiful treasures. By the end of the adventure, everyone will walk away with a collection of nature-based projects ready for Showcase or displaying at home.

Space is limited. Must RSVP!

Dates: Thursdays - 2/20, 3/19, 4/23, 5/21, and 6/18

Time: 5:30-7pm

Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 18 Seward Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940

Cost: $5 per meeting

Program Dates - Application and Awards Schedule

Session 2: December 1 - February 15 February 15 Local, at your site 1st week of March (Individual Awards)

Session 3: March 1 - May 15 May 15 County wide - last week in June (Individual & Club Awards)

Cloverbud STEM Day

March 29, 2020, 10am-1:30pm
at the CCE Office

Cloverbuds will travel through the 4 areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and learn more about a particular area in each.

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Animal Science:

Dairy Learning Nights/Dairy Bowl

February 4th - Tuesday, 6:30PM Dairy Bowl Practice

February 18th - Tuesday, 6:30PM Meat ID/Hamburger

March 3rd - Tuesday, 6:30PM FEEDS/Nutrition

March Classifications - TBA

April 3rd - Friday, 9:00AM Trip to the Dairy Carousel- Judging

April 7th - Tuesday, 6:30PM Milk Quality

Horse Committee Meeting Leaders & Jr. Leaders

February 11th 7:30PM

Horse Learning Nights/Events

February 7th Friday, 5PM Horse Level Day

February 29th Saturday, 9AM District Horse Bowl and Hippology (SNOW DATE: Sunday March 1st, 9AM)

March 21st Saturday, 9AM District Horse communications

June 6th Saturday,SCHOOLING SHOW

February 25th Tuesday, 7PM Lamness workshop

Livestock Learning Nights

February 18th - Tuesday, 6:30PM Meat ID/Hamburger

March 29th - Sunday, 10:00-2:00PM, Animal Knowledge Day

April 18th - Saturday, 10:00-2:00PM YQCA with Jenn Schwab

April 25th - Saturday, 10:00-2:00PM Park, Poultry Biosecurity Clinic

2019 Dog Program Starts in March

New members must be 9 years of age by 9/30/19. Dogs do not have to be registered, but they must be vaccinated for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, and leptospirosis. Enrollment forms are available from the 4-H office. Please request them by calling the office at 344-1234. There is an annual $15.00 membership fee for all youth involved in any/or all 4-H programs. There is also an annual Dog Program enrollment fee of $15.00 which is good for any and all dog programs if paid by March 2, 2019 (Thereafter the fee is $18.00). Registration will be accepted only when enrollment form, fees, and a copy of vaccination papers are turned into the 4-H office.

Dog Obedience & Grooming Classes

Orientation: Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:30 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Middletown

Monday Classes Start March 23rd

CCE Middletown: NO DOGS FOR FIRST CLASS. Remainder of classes meet outside at CCEOC Education Center and 4-H Park, Otisville, NY. Dress warmly!

Registration for Dog Obedience is required before March 2nd, but classes fill up quickly – on a first come, first served basis.

Classes begin with a required orientation for all first year members at the Extension office in Middletown.

Advanced Obedience classes will also be offered in Middletown.

IMPORTANT NOTE: These classes are designed as a youth development experience for children, not as a place just to get your dog trained. Dogs need to be controlled by your child, ie: a 130 lb. aggressive dog and a 60 lb. kid will probably not work out. Remember – the child needs to do the work, not the parent, to make this the great experience it can be.

March Dog Madness 

An educational conference geared towards teens and adults. Workshops engage participants in science based information and training. Current animal health, animal behavior, industry trends, and youth development issues are addressed.

Sunday, March 22, 2020, 10 am-4 pm

CCE Office, 18 Seward Ave., 3rd Floor, Middletown, NY

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STEM:

ART PROGRAM

Saturday Morning Art Class for Kids (SMACK) for ages 8-11. This program is designed to teach new art techniques and help hone some skills that you may already have. Each month you will discover a different method for creating original pieces of work. 

For more information or to register, contact DeAnna at ds2285@cornell.edu or Carol at  cm798@cornell.edu OR call the office 344-1234.

This program has LIMITED SPACE... so reserve your spot today!

Meeting Dates will be on Saturdays 9:30-12 pm: March 14, April 11, May 9

Cost: $5 per meeting. MUST RSVP by Wednesday before the meeting.

TEEN ART PROGRAM

Saturday Morning Teen Art Program for ages 12+. This program will take you on a journey where you will explore how science meets art and discover different methods of creating. Each month, a local artist will demonstrate a technique and guide you through the process of starting your own piece of art.

For more information or to register, contact DeAnna at ds2285@cornell.edu or Carol at cm798@cornell.edu OR call the office 344-1234.

This program has LIMITED SPACE... so reserve your spot today!

Meeting Dates will be on Saturdays from 9:30 am-12 pm: March 14, April 11, & May 9.

Cost: $5 per meeting. MUST RSVP by Wednesday before the meeting.

Hour of Code is coming

April 11, 2020
9:30am
CCE Office
For adults and youth! Come out and learn to code using block base language.

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE DAY INVITE

This October, 4-H launched the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers. Designed by Google and West Virginia Extension service, Game Changers teaches kids ages 8-14 how to use computer science (CS) to create games, solve problems and engage with topics they’re passionate about. Game Changers uses physical activity and puzzles to teach kids important CS concepts and problem-solving skills, creating real-world connections between computer science and civic engagement, healthy living and agriculture.

Contact Kat at kal64@cornell.edu or DeAnna at ds2285@cornell.edu to schedule a club visit. Call the CCE office for more information (845) 344-1234.

CLOTHING & TEXTILES

Sewing Labs

Attention NEW and RETURNING 2nd & 3rd year Sewers… dates are set for the Winter! 

Spaces are LIMITED… spot is reserved when payment is received.

Must be 10 and over to register. 

You do not need to have your own machine, we have a few to loan out, but you must reserve ASAP… again first come first served.

$10/per person - includes a pattern.

We are always looking for sewing volunteers willing to help!

Let DeAnna know if you could accomodate any of these dates.

1st year (beginners):

January 25th & Feburary 1st (Snow date February 8th)

2nd & 3rd year:

February 22nd & February 29th (Snow date March 7th)

Joanne's Shopping Day TBD

Any questions call DeAnna but you can sign up through Carol.

Orange County 4-H Fly Tying Program

For those of you wondering what fly tying is, it’s the art of tying string, yarn, feathers and other materials to a fish hook so that it resembles a type of food that fish eat. It’s also one of civilization’s oldest art forms!

At CCEOC Office in Middletown, NY

Time: 7 - 8:30PM

Feb: 6 (snowdate will be the 13th)

Cost is $20 per 4-H member, $40 per non-4-H member and per adult.

Note: A collection of flies can be entered at the 2020 4-H Showcase.

Interested? Call Deanna at 845-344-1234.

Butterfly Larvae
We will be placing an order for Painted Lady Butterfly larvae. We need the number of larvae you wish to order by April 3. The lifecycle takes about three weeks from larvae to butterfly. You can do this project as a club or individually. The larvae would be ready for pick up at the 4-H Office approximately the week of May 18th. The Painted Lady larvae will be $2.50 each. Please call or e-mail your order.Payment should be received with your order no later than April 3rd. Any questions, call DeAnna at 845-344-1234.

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Photography:

4-H JUNIOR MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER PROGRAM

Interested in one of these educational trainings, please contact Lisa at lh593@cornell.edu. Training time is 8am - 3:30pm.

Adult responsible for transportation. Price is $22 per session.

Session 7 - 3/7/20 Show Prep = matting, framing - Location CCE Office

4-H JUNIOR MASTER PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

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April 18, 2020
Education Center & 4-H Park, Otisville
4-7 pm

Join 4-H’s Orange County Junior Master Photographers, (OCJMP) Panoply of Photography Show, as the youth display their top images taken during the program. The show will have a meet & greet with the photographers, light refreshments, and a live auction. Over the last few months, Junior Master Photographers have been working very hard to prepare the OCJM Panoply of Photography Show, being mindful in picking the top 3 of their images to display and sell. This one-day event will be held at the Education Center and 4‑H Park, located at 300 Finchville Turnpike, Otisville, NY. Bring family, friends, and your love for photography to support Orange County 4-H youth.

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Clubs:

2019 - 2020 NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT SERIES

The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on STEM, agri-science, healthy living, and photography. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders. Students typically attend in groups comprised of two to eight youth and are accompanied by an adult mentor/chaperone. School year 2019-2020 will be our seventh year of programs and the results have been amazing! In school year 2015-2016 our surveys show up to a 47% increase in the number of students who felt after attending a Summit they were more aware of areas of study they could pursue in college relating to their Summit subject matter. The National Youth Summit Series aims to teach lessons students can use for the betterment of their personal lives and communities.

Healthy Living: February 13 - 16, 2020

Photography: February 26 - March 1, 2020

Registration is open for all four Summits  https://4HCenter.org/tours-programs/national-youth summits/

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4-H Leaders:

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Last updated March 3, 2020