This exciting news from the state office came moments after I hit "send" on the newsletter! Virginia 4-H is seeking a revenue sharing plate. Once the minimum sales requirement has been met, revenue will be used to fund scholarships for 4-H members. We must have 450 orders complete with payment before it can be introduced in the General Assembly. Those wishing to order plates will need to mail the completed form, with the appropriate fees ($25 for non-personalized plates and $35 for personalized) made payable to the Virginia 4-H Foundation, to 107 Hutcheson Hall (0419), Blacksburg, VA 24061. Funds will be held in the Virginia 4-H Foundation and will be reimbursed if the 450 plate minimum sales requirement is not met. To receive updates, those ordering can include a current e-mail address on their check. The unit that collects the most orders will receive a $500 programming grant, the second most will receive $400 in programming funds, and 3-5th place will receive $250.
Wouldn't it be neat to see these all over Fairfax County?!
Check out the picture and form below:
Three Hampton Horsefeathers 4-Hers and their ponies passed State Horsemanship Skills Level I tests during the past week. Kate Fisher and Leo passed Level I at Frederick County 4-H Qualifying Show on May 10th Samantha Mills and Pebbles passed Level I and II at Lyndon Farm with Canterlopes 4-H Club in Loudoun County Clinic on May 17th. Alina Ampeh and Sofie passed Level I and II at Lyndon Farm with Canterlopes 4-H Club in Loudoun County Clinic on May 17th. All three girls have prepared for and passed these Skills tests as part of their 4-H Horse Project work. Along with Arielle Ampeh, who passed last year, they are the only Skills Test Achievers in Fairfax since the program was implemented, but they join hundreds of other Horse Project 4-Hers in the State. Congratulations to Katie and Leo, Samantha and Pebbles, and Alina and Sofie!
We received some fabulous entries for the 2014 Fairfax County 4-H Fair Catalog Cover Contest! But now we need YOUR help to pick the winner. Votes will be tallied by using the survey found at the link below:
Get your vote in by May 31, 2014! If you cannot access the survey, please contact the extension office. The winner will be announced with the release of the catalog in the beginning of June!
I want to give a big thank you to all of our youth that entered, and congratulations to you all on a job well done!
That's right folks, registration for 2014 Fairfax Arlington Alexandria Junior 4-H Camp is full. If you would like to submit the paperwork in order for your child to be placed on the waitlist, please contact the Extension office to request the application.
Registration for Junior 4-H camp begins in March. Registration for the camp counselor program will begin in December. Be on the look-out for registration for next year!
Hello Fairfax County 4-H! We are excited to be utilizing this new weebly site as our official homepage. I realize there have been a variety of methods over the past few months, and I apologize for that. From here on out, we will be sending out the Fairfax Flash every other month as a PDF newsletter via the Access4H Database list, as well as updating this blog as things arise. This will help to limit the number of mass emails you receive from the office, and the email you do receive will not be novels in length (again, I apologize for those). But please look around this site and let me know if you see anything that needs to be changed!
Thanks so much for all you do, Fairfax County 4-H members are the best!!