4-H & Youth Development Extension Agent Virginia Cooperative Extension Fairfax County Office12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050Fairfax, VA 22035 Office: (703)324-5353 Blog content edited by: Heather Walton
Good Afternoon 4-H Members, Families and Adult Volunteers!
I hope everyone had a great week last week and an enjoyable weekend! I for one had a great week last week as I was able to travel to Lexington for the State Horse & Pony Show. It was a phenomenal experience, beautiful facilities and met wonderful members from across the State. I also had the pleasure of conducting interview for the 2017-2018 4-H Horse Ambassador Program.
Here is the schedule for the next two weeks:
Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 ~ I will be out of the office Tuesday, September 19th until Friday, September 22 for the Virginia Association of Extension 4-H Agents State Conference in Jamestown.
Thursday, September 21 ~ Sam Clemens Farm 4-H Club Meeting ~ (limited to Mark Twain School Students) ~ 2:30PM – 4:45PM ~ Mark Twain Middle School, Room 120 (4700 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA 22310)
Friday, September 22 ~ All 4-H Clubs will go offline from 4-HOnline for maintenance
Friday, September 22 ~ Deadline to enter for the AgriScience Research Poster Contest
Friday, September 22 ~ Krazy for K9’s 4-H Club Meeting ~6PM – 8PM ~ Frying Pan Farm Park (2739 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171)
Sunday, September 24 ~ 2 B A Bee 4-H Club Yard Field Work ~ ~ 3:30PM – until finished ~ Bee Yard (3109 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042). Please park on the street.
Wednesday, September 27 ~ Club Charters are due to the Extension Office by 4:00PM
Thursday, September 28 ~ Sam Clemens Farm 4-H Club Meeting ~ (limited to Mark Twain School Students) ~ 2:30PM – 4:45PM ~ Mark Twain Middle School, Room 120 (4700 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA 22310)
Friday, September 29 ~ Record Books are due by 4:00PM to the office
Friday, September 29 ~ All-Star Applications are due by 4:00PM to the office
Friday, September 29 – October 8, 2017 ~ State Fair of Virginia
Friday, September 29 ~ Krazy for K9’s 4-H Club Meeting ~6PM – 8PM ~ Frying Pan Farm Park (2739 West Ox Rd, Herndon, VA 20171)
Saturday, September 30 ~ Last day of the 2016-2017 4-H Year
Saturday, September 30 ~ 2 B A Bee 4-H Club Candle Making Day ~ 2 B A Bee 4-H Club invites all youth to bring a parent and come learn how to make candles out of beeswax. This will be a fun outreach program for all to enjoy!
Sunday, October 1 ~ First day of the 2017-2018 4-H Year!
Sunday, October 1 – October 7, 2017 ~ National 4-H Week – Take advantage of this important week to highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in your communities and showcase the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people
Finally, here are some other opportunities that I would like to let everyone know about. Some of these are late, as I just found out about them at the Northern District 4-H Meeting last Wednesday.
Bugfest - Bug collections will be judged. Great opportunity for members with interest in entomology. This will be held on Saturday, October 14 in Blacksburg.
Makers Fest – Details to come ~ Saturday, October 28
Virginia 4-H Volunteer Symposium ~ The Virginia Association of Adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders, Inc. (VAA4-HVL), is organized as a non-profit organization made up of adult volunteers who are serving in Virginia as 4-H Volunteer Leaders. The purposes of the Association are as follows:
To promote the 4-H program and encourage community support so that all youth of eligible 4-H age shall have the opportunity to benefit from this youth development program.
To organize and develop 4-H volunteer leaders.
To participate in planning statewide 4-H program.
To provide for an Adult 4-H Volunteer to be on every statewide 4-H committee.
2018 State 4-H Congress ~ June 25 – 28, 2018
2018 FAA Junior 4-H Camp is scheduled for Sunday, July 22 – Thursday, July 26, 2018.
I know this is a lot of information, but thank you for reading. Please feel free to call me if you have any further questions or need help with record books, club chartering, or anything else. Have a wonderful week!