Aroostook 4-H Newsletter April 2019

Dates to Remember

April 4:  Leader’s meeting – 6:00 p.m. at the Presque Isle Extension office
June  1:  Animal Approval Form
June 1:  Intent to Participate Form
June 28-July 3:  Northern Maine Agricultural Fair

State Events

April 6:  Maine 4-H Public Speaking Tournament
May 31-June 1:  4-H @ UMaine
July 19-21:  Maine 4-H Days

Happy Birthday to all 4-H members born in April

Brooklynne M
Elijah C
Enoch C
Grace M
Leanne R
Macie B
Mallory W
Manny W
Molly S

Club News

‘Paca Pals

At our two last meetings, Paca Pals members competed at the Houlton Extension Office in the public speaking competition.  All of the participants from ‘Paca Pals, Ko-oP GirLs and Brain Boosters did such a great job!

Paca Pals also met at Tractor Supply in Houlton during 4H Paper Clover Days, to have a Bake Sale and help at the check out counter. Everyone enjoys being there, assisting and visiting with the public!

tractor supply clerk and a 4-H member

tractor supply clerk and 4-H member

5 4h members bake sale at tractor supply





Ultra Clover

Anna Robinson has been selected for one of the Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships.  Congratulations Anna!!  You should be very proud of your 4-H accomplishments.  She has been invited to attend the Maine 4-H Foundation Annual Meeting and luncheon.

Public Speaking

On March 16th we held the Aroostook County Regional 4-H Public Speaking Tournament.  Four students competed and one Cloverbud presented to the 4-H youth, club leaders, judges, and general audience members who attended.  All of the competitors qualified to progress to the state tournament in Orono on April 4th!  Picturedfive 4-H members competed in public speaking are the 4-H members who attended and competed at the Public Speaking Tournament.4H members public speaking tournament




Cook Books

The Aroostook County 4-H Leader’s Association has lovely cookbooks for sale.  These would be great gifts for birthdays or even Mother’s Day.  The cost is $15 and copies are available in the Houlton and Presque Isle offices.




Tractor Supply Company 4-H Paper Clover Days

Each Spring and Fall, Tractor Supply will help raise money for 4-H programs with the Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraiser that benefits 4-H programming.  The Spring 2019 dates are: March 27 – April 7.  You can encourage family, friends, and neighbors to contribute in a store, online at or by phone.  More information can be found at

Northern Maine Agricultural Fair – Mark your calendars!

June 28-July 3, 2019

northern maine agricultual fair





4-H Leader’s Meeting

The 4-H Leaders will meet at the Presque Isle Cooperative Extension building on April 4TH at 6:00 p.m.  Please check your email for important prework for this meeting.

American Income Life Insurance

It’s that time of year again – American Income Life and Accident Insurance.  I have sent emails with your club list attached to a leader from each club along with a cover sheet that indicates the dollar amount that needs to be sent in to the Houlton office by April 12th.  Any questions or concerns, please give me a call or email.  Thank you and have a great day.


I (Mari) am writing to share that Leisa Plissey has resigned her position as 4-H Community Education Assistant in Aroostook County.  Leisa has been on leave since November to advocate and care for youth in foster care.  She will continue in that role for now.  I am delighted that Leisa will still be involved with 4-H as the Club leader of the Family Pact Club.

State 4-H News

April, 2019


  1. Save the Date for 2019 Maine 4-H Days
    Maine 4-H Days will take place July 19 – 21 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you are interested in helping to plan next year’s event, please contact Jessy Brainerd at or 207.581.3877.
  2. Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee
    July will be here before you know it, and we are looking for a few good volunteers to join the fantastic current Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee. Joining this committee gives you the chance to help come up with ideas and plans for one of our biggest statewide events!  If you are interested in joining the Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee, or have general questions/comments/recommendations about the event, please email, or call 207.581.3877.
  3. Come to Orono for the 2019 4H@UMaine May 31 – June 1!
    Planning has started and the wheels are in motion thanks to the efforts of a tremendous team! We are always looking for individuals interested in helping with pre-event planning or attending the event itself! Stay tuned for details. For more information about 4-H@UMaine, contact Greg Kranich or 207.581.3292.
  4. 2019 Maine 4-H Public Speaking Tournament
    The 4-H State Public Speaking Tournament will be held Saturday, April 6, 2019at the University of Maine at Orono. 4-H Youth ages 9 to 18 who have participated in their county 4-H public speaking tournament and received the required score are invited to participate. For youth in counties which do not hold public speaking tournaments, arrangements may be made through their county’s Extension office to present their presentation to their county’s 4-H staff in order to be eligible. More information is available at: