March 24 ~ State 4-H Poster & Photo Contest entries due
March 27 ~ 4-H Leaders’ Meeting 6:30 at the Fairgrounds
March 30 ~ MANDATORY 1st & 2nd Year Exhibitor Workshop – 6:30 pm, Fairgrounds
April 5 ~ Horse Workshop – 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds
April 12 ~ STEM Club at Chik-fil-A from 5 to 8 PM
April 18 ~ Charting Workshop – 6 pm at the Extension Office
April 22 ~ Market Hog Check In from 8 am until Noon at the Fairgrounds
April 22 ~ State 4-H & FFA Horse Judging Contest – Potomac State
April 29 ~ Market Goat & Market Lamb Check In from 8 am until Noon, Fairgrounds
- WVU Leadership (4-H Charting) Scholarship – The WVU Undergraduate Scholarship Office will offer all incoming 4-H freshmen an annual $500 scholarship for up to four academic years (totaling $2,000) if the student has achieved the highest levels of leadership or honor within the 4-H program. This includes being selected as a delegate to attend the National 4-H Congress or receiving the 4-H charting pin. There are also testing and GPA requirements associated with this scholarship
- Eastern Panhandle Bar Association Scholarship – The Eastern Panhandle Bar Charitable Foundation is a charitable foundation, incorporated since 2014, whose purposes include cultivating the science of jurisprudence, promoting reforms in the law, facilitating the administration of justice, elevating the standard of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and cherishing the spirit of camaraderie among the members of the Eastern Panhandle Bar Association, a professional organization of attorneys practicing in the Counties of Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan in the State of West Virginia. In doing so, the Foundation seeks to involve and encourage our surrounding community in pursuing these endeavors and accomplishing these ideals. Due by March 25.
4-H Charting Program
4-H Charting Orientation Workshop ~ Tuesday, April 18
6 to 8 PM at the Berkeley County Extension Office
400 West Stephen Street Suite #302
This is a Tri County Workshop and 4-H friends from Morgan and Jefferson County will be attending. All 4-H members who will complete the 10th Grade this year but have not enrolled in the Charting Program for 2017 are also welcome to attend.
We look forward to seeing you and helping you begin your journey!
If you plan on being a part of the Charting Class at Tri-County Older 4-H Camp, you need to complete your portfolio by the end of May. Being a part of the Charting Class at Older 4-H Camp, in my opinion, is the way to go; however not everyone attends 4-H Camp so you can complete your Charting by meeting with me.
What you need to do for Older 4-H Charting Class Participation:
- Complete your Charting Portfolio and turn it into the Extension Office by the end of May.
- I will review your Charting Books and if additional work is required I will notify you and the you will need to complete before Older Camp.
I will prepare a Charting Class list of participants for Older Camp and all Charting Books and list of camp participants will be given to Charting Instructor the Sunday prior to camp.
If you are not attending older 4-H Camp just let me know when you have completed your portfolio so I can review it and set up a time for us to meet.
Good Luck and enjoy your journey, Doug
The West Virginia 4-H Charting program is an individual program of self-understanding. The materials you receive will challenge your thinking and make you consider your opinion on a wide variety of personal issues. We believe Charting is a yearlong process that may affect the way you live the rest of your life. It involves completion of the Charting materials, an interview with your extension agent or Charting instructor, and a group experience involving in-depth discussions with other Charters.
4-H Charting in West Virginia has a proud heritage. W.H. “Teepi” Kendrick put the fourfold development of Head, Hands, Heart, and Health into the 4-H Charting book between 1916 and 1920. In the early days of Charting, a Charter who passed the tests and completed the work for one of the Hs, received a pin displaying only that H, according to A Touch of Charisma. Although the Charting program has changed much over the years, the goals have remained the same: to encourage 4-H’ers to see themselves as they are and to help them plan their personal goals.
Calling all West Virginia 4-H Members!
A Statewide & National Writing Exhibition for 4-H Members
- Entries that convey the youth’s interpretation and self-expression through written media of
- “What Do YOU See?”
- Each of us sees ourselves, others and the world in a different way. We have our own feelings thoughts and ideas as to what we see. Join 4-H’ers around the country in sharing “What YOU See?”
- Interpretation is the way in which a creative/imaginative/artistic/original work is presented. Each person interprets, processes or “sees” things differently. Through this exhibition we encourage 4-H members to express their thoughts, feelings, understanding and impressions through the theme “What do YOU See?”
- Exhibits should compel the observer to feel, think or be inspired by the 4-H member’s interpretation and expression through written media.
- Entries must be the original and creative work of a 4-H member.
To enter, please contact the Extension Office for official entry forms and guidelines. GOOD LUCK!