Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H

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A Special Opportunity for Every Club!

How does your club stand out in the community? Are you having success with your outreach? Want your club's very own Marketing Kit in a Box?

Then join us for a Marketing Bootcamp especially designed for Club Leaders and Club Members who want to create branded but unique club brochures, improve club websites and social media, and gather materials to create a ready-to-go Club Marketing Box so you won't miss out on another opportunity to reach potential members in your community!

Sunday, September 25 from 2-4pm at SCREC.

Please RSVP for this event HERE so we will have enough materials for everyone!

SAVE THE DATE!

LEADER SUMMIT MAKE-UPS & TREASURER TRAINING  

 
Treasurer Training - Thurs Sept 22 at 6:30pm
virtual - REGISTER HERE
 
 
Adult Leader Summit Make-Up Thurs Sept 22 at 7pm
virtual - REGISTER HERE
 
 
Youth Leader Summit Make-Up Sat Sept 24 at 10am
virtual - REGISTER HERE
 
 

August County Council Meeting Was In-Person - September Meeting will be virtual

All 4-H members are also members of County Council. Join the meetings for engaging programs and to learn about countywide projects, events, and activities!

The August Council Meeting happened Tuesday, Aug 23 

We had an excellent presentation from the Master Food Preservers teaching us how to make sauerkraut. Yummy and so easy too! And the Council Budget for 2022-2023 was approved.

The September County Council meeting will be virtual on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm.

We will enjoy a brief presentation from the 2021-2022 youth scholarship recipients and also learn about Beekeeping from the CA Master Beekeepers who have an apiary at SCREC which your club can visit! Of course, there will also be updates from clubs and county programs. Be sure to have at least one club member present to make a report! For security, please register for this meeting HERE

August Council Meeting minutes coming soon!

Find minutes from past council meetings HERE

President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA)

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Are you serving your 4-H Club? Your community? Your school?
If so, then you can get credit for your service. OC 4-H is now a Certifying Organization for this prestigious award. You can count your 4-H and outside 4-H volunteer hours! 
 
Start planning for 2022-2023!

 

 

 

Hours Required to Earn Awards

By Age Group

Age Group

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Kids (5–10 years old)

26–49 hours

50–74 hours

75+ hours

Teens (11–15)

50–74 hours

75–99 hours

100+ hours

Young Adults (16–25)

100–174 hours

175–249 hours

250+ hours

Adults (26+)

100–249 hours

250–499 hours

500+ hours

GET MORE INFORMATION

Complete your volunteer service log 

Have any questions? Contact Lisa Gauf, Award Administrator at lmgauf@gmail.com

Join Teen Council 2022-2023!

Are you 13+ and looking for a way to get involved?

Then represent your club at Teen Council!

TEEN COUNCIL GOAL: One rep from each club; Teen Council report at every club general meeting

Experience leadership at the county level and learn the skills to prepare you for future leadership as an Ambassador, at your school, in your community.

Help plan lots of fun activities! Keep in the know about county events! Keep your club members informed!

Yes! I want to join Teen Council!

Scholarship Application Update!

WHERE WILL YOU FIND YOUR SPARK THIS YEAR?
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WILL YOU ENJOY?
YOUTH SUMMIT? SUMMER CAMP? STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE?
START PLANNING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS NOW!
 

Access the scholarship application here: Orange County Generic Scholarship Form + Instructions Page Updated August 22

Then submit your application using this SURVEY

Join a County Committee

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR COUNTY COMMITTEES

Planning is underway for 2022-2023 events and activities!

Members are also needed on Council Committees:
Finance
Incentives & Recognition
Leadership Development
Nominating
Outreach & Marketing
Scholarship

Make today the day you join one of the county committees that work to ensure OC 4-H programs, activities and events are the best they can be! Please consider how you can help and use the link below to sign up! 

Join a committee today!

Planning for Countywide Projects

Countywide Projects have become a great way to connect!

Wanna join a project and get in on the fun this year?

Have an idea for a new countywide project? 
Wanna lead or co-lead a project?

What's your spark? 

Sign up to join a countywide project HERE

Sign up to lead or co-lead a countywide project HERE

2022-2023 ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

GET YOUR 2022-2023 ENROLLMENT COMPLETED ASAP!
4Honline OPENS ON JULY 18 AT NOON!
 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only approved 4-H members may participate in meetings, projects, events and activities. Please check that your 4Honline enrollment is accurate. Members are NOT covered by 4-H/UC ANR insurance at:
  • general meetings if they are not an active member/new visitor
  • project meetings/activities if they are not enrolled in that project
  • events if they are not active members/have not completed an entry form 
 
Please note: 4Honline 2.0 Rollover will end on Monday, July 18 at noon and online  enrollment will open for families. Please refer to this Family Enrollment Guide or contact the county office if you need assistance with enrollment.

 

Youth enrollment instructions:

1. Enroll using the  4Honline 2.0 Enrollment System
NOTE: Youth leaders should identify their volunteer role when they enroll
2. Pay program fees by credit card using this SURVEY 
NOTE: Program fees will only be collected by credit card. If your club has received approval to collect special unit fees, you will pay only those fees directly to your club leader.

 

Adult Enrollment Instructions:

1. Enroll using the  4Honline 2.0 Enrollment System
NOTE: All adults should identify their volunteer role when they enroll
2. Again this year: No program fees for Adult Volunteers! YAY! Thank you for your service to OC 4-H!
3. Complete the mandatory 4-H Volunteer Requirements:
  • Complete LiveScan only if no current record is on file*
  • Complete the  4-H Volunteer Training (new* or returning) Link to training: https://campus.extension.org/
  • Returning Projects/Leaders must complete this SURVEY to identify projects that will be offered as they were in 2021-2022 
  • New Project Leaders* must complete this Project Proposal Form and submit it using this 2022-2023 Adult Volunteer Training Acknowledgement & Project Proposal NOTE: New projects will not be added to club project lists until all mandatory requirements are met by the Project Leader. Youth will not be able to enroll in your project until it is added to the club project list in 4Honline 2.0.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Returning volunteers with a break in service (not enrolled in 2021-2022) must complete all new volunteer requirements - new LiveScan, New Volunteer Training, New Project Proposal

Imaginology Was a Success!

Imaginology was in-person this year at the OC Fair & Event Center on April 9-10. OC 4-H had an outreach table in a booth with displays of 4-H history plus livestock shows. Thanks to those who helped with the event and those who visited us!

Some of our stars...

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You can make a difference in the lives of OC kids!

Every donation helps!
Support 4-H Youth Development Programs in
Orange County with your tax-deductable gift!

We are so grateful to our donors in the big fundraising campaigns like Big Dig Day and Giving Tuesday, but we also appreciate those who think of us all year long!

It's always a good time to support a great organization like 4-H and help youth all over Orange County find their spark and follow their passion!

Margaret Mead

Make a difference! Be a donor!

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