February 2020 Newsletter

National 4-H Trips

Are you a 4-Her aged 14-18? Are you interested in meeting other 4-H youth from across the country? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills and learning valuable ways to help your community? Then you might also be interested in attending the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA or the National 4-H Conference in Chevy Chase, MD! These trips are great opportunities for a select group of 4-H youth to engage in the wider 4-H community and lend their voice to the discussion of 4-H programming and positive youth development.

The deadline to submit the application packet to the York County office is March 20th.

For more information about the Congress and Conference, application procedures and costs, visit https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/national-trips/ or contact the York County Extension office.


Public Speaking Tournament

The annual York County public speaking tournament will be held on March 14th in the Downs Conference Room (across the hall from the York County Extension office) from 9am until noon. Please review the guidelines here:  https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/public-speaking/

Let us know what type of presentation you’re planning to give, the title of your presentation, and whether it will be an individual or group presentation. RSVP by 3/11 to donna.flint@maine.edu. You must participate in order to qualify for the State Tournament.



March 8, 2020 York County 4-H Leaders Recognition, 2pm. Located in the Downs Conference room, across the hall from the York County Extension office. Come make jewelry with Sue Tkacik. RSVP with Elizabeth at clock@maine.edu

March 14, 2020 York County Public Speaking Tournament: Located in the Downs Conference room, across the hall from the York County Extension office. 9am to noon.

April 4, 2020 State Public Speaking Tournament at UMaine: More info to follow.

April 21, 2020 Cooking for Crowds: A workshop for safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers! Register at https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds/

Later in the year:  5/29 – 5/30 4-H@UMaine – look for registration information in mid-March;    7/16 – 7/19 Maine 4-H Days

Club Updates

Kidding Around

In November, the Kidding Around 4-Hers packed 14 Operation Christmas child boxes to be sent to children in countries who would otherwise not receive a Christmas present. At the January meeting, Anna and Wanda Kezar led a scrapbooking workshop and club members started working on their One-theme exhibit for the Acton Fair. At the February meeting, Nate will help the club learn how to make a meal worm farm.


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