The Clover Connection A Newsletter for Douglas County 4-H Families and volunteers

2022 4-H Enrollment - Tips when Re-Enrolling


Tip 1 - Visit: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in Caution: Firefox and Chrome web browsers work best; Internet Explorer is not supported. It is recommended to use a computer, laptop, or tablet to complete this process.

Tip 2 - Enter the e-mail address you used to create your 4-H Online profile. Caution: If you no longer use the e-mail address you used to create your family 4-H Online account, contact Nickie at nharding@ksu.edu to receive assistance.

Tip 3 - Enter your family’s 4-H Online password. Caution: If the password is unknown, select “I forgot my password.” 4-H Online will send a temporary password to the email address used to create the family’s 4-H Online account.

Tip 4 - If your family’s mailing address, email address, or primary phone number needs updating, click [Family] then [Edit] to make and save those changes. Caution: If the information listed above is not up to date in 4-H Online, you will miss important information from our office.

4-H Enrollment Timeline

October 1 - Enrollment for 2021 - 2022 4-H Year will be open to all returning and new 4-H youth and volunteers.

December 1 - Enrollment deadline for returning 4-H families and volunteers.

Cloverbud Enrollment - Youth must be five or turn five by January 1, 2022 - no Program fee.

Full 4-H Membership Enrollment - Youth must be seven or turn seven by January 1, 2022 - Program Fee of $15.

2020-2021 Douglas County 4-H Ambassador Team

Douglas County 4-H Ambassador Program

Are you at least a freshman in high school and have been in 4-H for a minimum of two years? Do you enjoy sharing your 4-H story with others? Are you committed to growing our 4-H program? If you answered yes to the previous questions, you should consider applying to become a Douglas County 4-H Ambassador.

The application process includes a written application, a written recommendation letter, an interview, and a short speech. Applications and recommendations are due to the Extension office by 5:00 pm on October 1st.

The application materials can be found at: https://www.douglas.k-state.edu/docs/4h/ambassadors/2020AmbassadorApplicationPacket.pdf

Questions about the 4-H Ambassador program can be directed to Sue Ashcraft at sfashcraft@yahoo.com or Robyn Kelso at drrobynkelso@gmail.com.

4-H Council Service Learning Incentive Project

The Douglas County 4-H Council Community Service Committee would like to see all the amazing service activities that are happening from your club in Douglas County!

We ask that clubs please complete a google form showcasing your club service project. We want to know how many club members participated, who benefited from the project, how many service hours were completed, and how and when the project was carried out.

The service-learning incentive project submission is due by September 30.

Winners will be announced at the 2021 4-H Achievement Celebration.

To submit your club project, go to: https://bit.ly/ServiceLearningIncentiv Questions? Contact Nickie Harding at nharding@ksu.edu.

4-H Club Officer Training October 10th at 4 pm

The Douglas County 4-H Council is hosting an Officer Training for all 4-H Club Officers on Sunday, October 10th at 4:00 pm in the Dreher Family 4-H Building. 4-H’ers will further develop their leadership skills and gain knowledge about their role as club officers and role models.

Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/2021DGOFFICER by October 4!

4-H Project Report Form (Formerly KAP)

The Kansas 4-H Youth Development program has worked to enhance the 4-H record-keeping system. What was formerly know as the KAP is now referred to as the 4-H Project Report Form.

GENERAL GUIDELINES: The project report should represent the work and thoughts of the 4-H member. The Kansas 4-H Project Report Form is used to report the most significant learning and experiences a member has in a given project and current project year. Keep in mind,4-H teaches growth, so show as much growth as possible when completing the form.

GENERAL VS. ANIMAL PROJECT REPORT FORMS: Project areas related to any animal need to use the Animal Project Report Form, i.e. Horse, Pets, Dogs, Poultry, Rabbits, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Meat Goat, and Dairy. All other projects will use the General Project Report Form.

Kansas 4-H Project Report Form awards will be given in the following age divisions: -Junior (age 7-9, before January 1 of the current year) - Intermediate (age 10-13, before January 1 of the current year) - Senior (age 14 -18, before January 1 of the current year)

EVALUATION OF PROJECT REPORTS: Project Reports submitted for competition will be evaluated primarily on content. Please refer to the score sheet for judging criteria (https://bit.ly/4-HReportFormRubric). Emphasis will be placed on the quality of the member’s experiences, growth and scope of project work, accuracy, and thoroughness.

WHEN SUBMITTING A 4-H RECORD BOOK (PROJECT REPORT FORM) FOR COUNTY JUDGING, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE REQUIRED: Personal Information Page (with appropriate signatures) & Kansas 4-H Project Report Form (s) - (one report per project)

Optional Requirements: Record Book Check Sheet & Kansas Permanent Record

To download the new report form (General Report Form & Animal Report Form) and for video tutorials on how to complete those forms go to: http://bit.ly/4-HProjectReportForm

Kansas Project Report Forms are required to be submitted to the 4-H member’s community club leader by the club’s application deadline. All Kansas Report Forms must be submitted to the Extension office by September 30. For questions, contact Kaitlyn at kpeine@ksu.edu or Nickie at nharding@ksu.edu.

Membership Achievement Pin Applications

Achievement Award applications are required to be submitted to the 4-H member’s community club leader by the club’s application deadline.

Membership Achievement Awards are awarded at the conclusion of each 4-H year.

You can earn one pin per 4-H year & pins cannot be earned more than once.

A completed application includes the appropriate number of activities completed and required signatures.

An electronic copy of the applications are available at: https://bit.ly/MEMBERSHIPPIN

Save the Date to Celebrate!

Douglas County 4-H Achievement Celebration

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Worden Cornerstone Church, 294 E. 900th Rd., Baldwin City, KS.

Awards Ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by October 25 at: https://bit.ly/20214-HAchievement

2022 4-H Camp - June 8 - 11, 2022

As we look ahead to the 2022 4-H camping season, we will be looking forward to a new and improved overnight camping model that offers youth more choices. The enhancements we are making at Rock Springs Ranch are specifically designed to meet the current and future needs of Kansas youth. K-State Research and Extension, the Kansas 4-H Foundation, and Rock Springs Ranch leadership teams are working together to ensure the legacy of Kansas 4-H Camp will endure tomorrow and for years to come. To view details and register for 4-H Camp go to: https://bit.ly/20224-HCamp

2021 Northeast Area Leadership Event (NELE)

Kansas 4-H is Falling into Leadership! 4-H members ages 12 to 18 are invited to the NE Area 4-H Leadership Event, Saturday, October 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Rocks Spring Ranch! For details and registration go to: https://bit.ly/2021NELE

Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF)

Build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers, and more. 4-H members age 14-18 are invited to KYF, November 20-21 at Rock Spring Ranch. For details and registration go to: https://bit.ly/2021KYLF


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