Oak Town 4-H February Club Meeting
Monday, February 13, 2023
Oak Town 4-H Families, our December CLub Holiday Party is just DAYS AWAY! Are you ready? We have several community service activities, at and beyond the party as well as a club fund-raising silent auction and a buffet of food to share. YOUR participation in some of these things will count as points towards YOUR Club House. These include:
Oak Town 4H Families, Our December Oak Town 4-H Club Holiday Party will include a couple of hands-on community service activities. One of these will be packing holiday stockings with individual toiletry and hygiene supplies for people in need. In order to do this we need your help collecting the supplies and bringing them to our December 12th club party. The club is supplying the holiday stockings to pack them in. We need personal/travel size items collected or obtained by YOU to make this happen. Please ask around to see if any of your friends or neighbor have any sample or travel-sizes of the items on this list that you can bring. Please review this Signup Genius to sign up.
At the Holiday party you can stuff a stocking of your choice, make a small card to include in it and then take it home to give to a shelter or someone on the street. If you are uncomfortable with that you can leave it at the club meeting and the Community Service team will make sure it finds a good home.
Date: 12/12/2022 (Mon.)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PST
Location: Dimond Recreation Center
Oak Town 4-H Families, as we move into December shortly we will be entering our biggest season for community service and wanted to let you know that several signups for club-related holiday activities will be coming out soon. Most of these are community service activities that we have chosen to help within our community and a few are for strictly club-related fun and funds.
To open up our community service efforts we are doing an Adopt a Family through Operation Dignity in Oakland to help two small families with children. Each of the four OT4H Club Houses is "Adopting" one of the children and we are asking leaders and other adults to help with the two parental units, a grandmother and a dad. Each section of the sign-up is labeled with the Club House responsible for that child and the names of the Club House members.
Coming soon will also be signups for our Holiday Stocking community service supplies, our club fundraising Silent Auction and a hands-on service day helping pack food and/or toys for Davis Street Family Resource Center. As the information on these gets finalized I will be sharing more signups.
Thanks to all who are able to help!
FALL for 4-H
November Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting
Oak Town 4-H is so excited to have so many new families this year. To show our appreciation for our new families we will have a short New Member Welcome Celebration at our November Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting. To help new families get comfortable in our club and 4-H in general we also have an Introduction to 4-H Project just for new members (12 and under). This project helps members and their parents learn about various 4-H projects and traditions and hopefully will help new members settle in.
Our October Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting on October 17th will begin with a Trunk-or-Treat in the upper parking lot at Dimond Recreation Center.
We are asking families to participate by decorating their trunk or hatchback in some Halloween/Fall/Dias De los Muertos manner, provide a very simple activity or game kids can do to win treats or small prizes. Member families are providing their vehicle, decked out with decorations, game/activity and individual wrapped candy or inexpensive prizes. Participate and be a part of the fun!
Date: 10/17/2022 (Mon.)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Location: Dimond Recreation Center Upper Parking Lot
Oak Town 4-H Community Service
Hello All! So happy to see you in this new year, and can't wait to meet the newcomers! Some order of business for the upcoming Community service year is; A NEW PARK CLEAN UP TIME!! Now, instead of the Sunday before... It's only 45 minutes before the meeting starts! Now you can come a little early and help your club out. We would love to see you there!
Hope you have had a great break!
- Mira. Community Service Officer
Oak Town 4-H is now accepting membership registrations. The registration includes two pieces. A registration for youth members and adult volunteers at https://v2.4honline.com/ and a club-specific supplemental google form. Complete instructions are on the "Enrollment" page. of this website.
The Oak Town 4-H Supplemental Form includes links to the necessary fee payment site, project sign up and more. Registration will continue through October for continuing members and new families may register through April. However, no matter new or continuing member, the sooner you complete your registration, the sooner you can begin participating in Oak Town 4-H Project meetings. Please direct any questions not answered about enrollment on the this website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Where: Dimond Park "Dimond Grove" picnic area, near "tot lot"
· When: Monday, September 12, 2022 6:00-7:30 pm Dimond Picnic Grove*
General Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting for YOUTH
Meeting organized and led by Youth Officers
Games & Activities
Dinner (sandwich OR dinner salad, fruit, chips and cookie) will be provided. PLEASE bring your water bottle
Business Meeting led my youth Club Officers
Meet Project Leaders and learn about the Projects they are offering, what it involves and if any dates for meetings have been set up
Parent Q&A opportunity
*Slight time adjustment in September to allow for outdoor meeting
o Monday, October 17, 2022, 6:15-7:45 PM Dimond Recreation Center
o Continuing every 2nd Monday through May*
My First Trip to the Alameda County Fair
This year, I went to the Alameda County Fair for the first time. When I got there, I had some nachos. Somehow, they were made in seconds. I had signed up for 4-H Cake Booth, so I went over to the C Building to start my shift. The cake booth was really fun, and I had a really good time. After my shift was over, I got a crepe and visited the exhibits. Then I went home. I think that the fair was really fun, and I would definitely do it again. It felt good to do the cake booth. You could cut the cake, serve it, or manage the register. The cake booth also raised money for 4-H so I was supporting my club. During cake booth I met some new people who I thought were nice.
o Project Displays
o Project-related Games and Activities for youth led by Youth Officers
o Information table for duration. More formal “Parent Meeting” info at 4:30pm
o Share Snacks & Dessert on us
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Oak Town 4-H June Party & Picnic
Oak Town 4-H will have a party instead of a meeting in June. The date and location are both changed with information below. We will also be sharing a BBQ picnic and ice cream bar. Oak Town 4-H is supplying burgers and ice cream but we are asking you to bring a side, salad or ice cream topping. There is a SignupGenius so you can sign up to bring something to share.
Oak Town 4-H End-Of-Year Party and COVID-19 Protocol
Just a note to address COVID-19 concerns and our end-of-year party. As always this year, we are required to keep an attendance list and contact info of ALL attendees....this includes not only members but leaders, parents and even life guards. This party will be almost exclusively outdoors but with the abundance of eating and drinking opportunities as well as access to the pool, it will not be possible in most cases to use face masks and they will not be required. I'm sure everyone is well aware of this drill but will reiterate....if you are not feeling well, have signs of COVID-19 infections or were recently directly exposed to anyone with active COVID-19, please stay home. Thanks for helping us try to keep our families as safe as we can.
Record Keeping is one of the Life Skills that 4-H encourages and recognizes. Documenting what you have done and achieved is a way to see all you’ve accomplished over the years. Reaching milestones in your 4-H journey earns you achievement awards that can start the year you are 9 9 and continue to accumulate through your years in 4-H.
We are again offering Record Book Workshops and Help Sessions! This year we will offer special workshops for new members and those who have never completed a Record Book. Another set of drop-in help sessions are scheduled for those who have completed and submitted a Record Book in the past.
For New Members, and those New to Record Books
NOW is a great time to begin as there is a new, simplified record-keeping track launching that allows you to complete the main tracking form quickly and get recognition for your achievements most years. These workshops will give you information AND help you compete your first year’s forms. Offered 3 times.
For those Continuing the 4-H Record Book Journey
Drop-in help sessions are scheduled twice.Get tips to help remember everything you actually did, things to include in your My 4-H Story, Collection of Work and Expression Pages, and help capturing credits that may have been lost in the past 2 years. Come to one or both if you need more assistance.
All sessions will be held outdoors at the Butko residence. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location. Please RSVP at least a day in advance.Sessions with no apparent interest may be canceled.
Be An Oak Town 4-H Club Officer
Be an Oak Town Officer for 2022-2023!
May is when we elect our officers for next program year. If you are interested in being an officer in our club, please read these officer descriptions and give a quick speech on why you'd like to be an officer. Being an officer lets you help plan and shape how our club meetings are run and what community service activities we do. I really recommend you run for an officer position! - Leo, Secretary
May 09th, 2022
Oak Town 4-H Members, we are in need of YOUR help planning and running our club. At the May 9th Oak Town 4-H Meeting we will be electing officers for the 2022-2023 Oak Town 4-H Club. Descriptions of the various positions are linked in this news blast and there are a variety of choices. But we need member input and help to keep the club as effective, useful, fun and educational as we can. Please do review the Officer Expectations and Job Descriptions and see if there is a position you would like to take on. Youth voices not only matter but are one of the strengths of 4-H.
Monday, March 14, 2022
With the California State 4-H Office's restrictions on 4-H meetings being held indoors, Oak Town 4-H is planning a virtual meeting again this month. Unlike the rapid turnaround time for the change in format in January, the officer team is planning several hands-on, collaborative activities and "shared snacks". This will mean that members will all have meeting supply packets to pick up before the club meeting Monday, February 14th on Zoom. Packets will likely be available for pick up Sunday, 2/13/22 from 10-6pm and Monday, the 14th from 8-5pm.
While you are picking up your meeting supply packet(s), take this opportunity to drop off any children's books that can be used to restock the Little free Library at Dimond Recreation Center. Be sure to indicate the family name of the donor so the member's 4-H Club House can be credit4ed!
More information on the meeting agenda, pick-up packets and links will be coming soon.
WE ARE HOPEFUL WITH THE COMING CHANGE IN DAYLIGHT HOURS THAT WE CAN RETURN TO IN-PERSON, IF OUTDOOR, MEETINGS IN MARCH.
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