- Monday, April 12, 6pm on Zoom:
- Program: Alameda County 4-H Camp
- Craft: Foam Glider*
- Refreshments: Candy and Cookies* (If you require something different, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Club House Meetings
- Goose Chase Missions, In-Club House and Between Meetings! Check your teams' Missions and complete more of them for points for your Club House!
- March Healthy Living Reminder: Looking outdoors for signs of Spring daily- Did you do this?
Oak Town 4-H April Club Meeting Info!
Officers for the Oak Town 4-H Club's 2021-2022 Program Year will be elected in May 2021. Members 9 and up may run for various positions. Review the positions and see if YOU want to help with the leadership of YOUR Club!
Oak Town 4-H Officers and Duties
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS OF ALL OFFICERS:
Attend all Oak Town 4-H Community Club Meetings or arrange with fellow officers for coverage when absences are necessary and notify club President and Adult Advisors
Attend an additional monthly Officers’ Meeting to plan and prepare for meetings, usually late Sunday afternoon 8 days preceding the club meetings
Actively participate in planning and running meetings. The ability to stay on-task is a big plus.
Practice good communication skills
Dependability is required
Involvement in club committees and community service is strongly encouraged
Officers are expected to adhere to the rules for all members, to perform the duties of the office and serve as role models for the Oak Town 4-H membership
Officers are expected to participate in Presentation Day and at least one other county event and one outside club event.
If you are not a member in good standing you may not run for an office.
PRESIDENT (13 and over)
Presides at all club meetings using parliamentary procedure to conduct business meetings.
Understands responsibilities of other club officers.
Holds monthly officer’s meetings collaborating to develop club meeting agenda with other officers & advisors.
Plans ways to get every member to participate in meetings and delegates responsibility.
Appoints committees as needed.
Maintains communication with Officer Team and Club as a whole
Calls the Vice-President(s) to lead the meeting if unable to attend.
VICE PRESIDENT (13 and over)
Leads meetings if the President is absent.
Serves as chairperson of the program planning committee.
Introduces educational program and guest speakers at club meetings.
Thank educational/guest speakers, presenters, member demonstrators, etc.
Assists committees as needed.
Possibly 2 positions. One to manage club meeting programs. One to directly assist President
SECRETARY (11 and over)
Keeps an accurate written record of the business meetings.
Reads club’s minutes at each meeting.
Records club’s attendance at each meeting.
Writes thank you letters to speakers, sponsors, etc.
Writes all club correspondence as directed by the President, Executive Committee and/or organizational club advisor.
post Minutes on Club website.
Can be two positions. Recording and Corresponding Secretaries
TREASURER (12 and over)
Keeps an accurate account of all 4-H club’s money received and spent by the club.
Receives monthly bank statements and retains them for recording purposes
Gives a financial report at each 4-H club meeting.
Prepares and completes, with the assistance of the Treasurer’s Advisor, an annual financial report at the end of the year and arranges a Peer Review.
Prepares a 4-H club budget with the Executive Committee, Finance/Fund Raising Committee and/or 4-H organizational club advisor and presents to the 4-H club membership for approval.
Balances the bank statement each month
Pays bills when approved by the club.
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (11 and over)
Help get information about future and past club happenings to the membership
Help keep information flowing is whatever methods are in use and effective
Have a roll in posting to the club web site
Pursue additional methods if communication that might be useful in assisting in the dispersal of information to the membership
Works with Communication Advisor or Club leadership in posting club information
Can be two positions, one to focus on website, one to focus on news blasts
COMMUNITY SERVICE/CITIZENSHIP OFFICER (10 and over)
Plans a community service activity or drive for each Club Meeting
Gathers ideas for community service for the club to pursue
Coordinates community service or outreach events at Dimond Recreation Center or Off-Site with the assistance of the Community Service Advisor or Club leadership team and works with Communications Officer to calendar and promote them
Researches additional Citizenship programs that would benefit the club’s membership and consults with President/Vise-President about scheduling and promoting
Coordinates one Service-Learning activity each year.
Can be shared by two members
HISTORIAN (10 and over)
Takes photographs at all 4-H club meetings and activities.
Collects pictures, articles, etc. from other officers and club members to include in the 4-H club’s Facebook and website.
Puts together the 4-H club’s end-of-year historical record electronically or as a scrap book as decided by club officers.
SERGEANT AT ARMS (10 and over)
Makes sure that everyone is paying attention at the meetings
Confirms that the rest of the officers have what they need for the meetings
Assist with set-up and take-down of club meetings
HEALTHY LIVING OFFICER/RECREATION LEADER (9 and over)
Help members to set a goal every month - to meet the Health-H Challenge.
Provides a "Let's Move!" activity at every meeting.
Coordinate healthy snacks for each appropriate meeting
Fill out the Choose Health Report and give it to my 4-H leader at the end of the year.
Helps with community service activities at meetings.
Can be team of four members
HOSPITALITY OFFICER (9 and over)
Greets and welcomes people to Club meetings
Helps new members feel welcome
Assists members and families in finding provided flyers and information
Before meetings including community service drives, directs families to supplies deposit location
Assists with filling in for officers not present
Work with Healthy Living Officer to assign and notify members who will provide snack at Club meetings
9 and over
Can me two members sharing the duties
It is the policy of the University of California (UC) and the UC Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UC ANR, Affirmative Action Compliance & Title IX Officer, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, 2801 Second Street, Davis, CA 95618, (530) 750-1343.
The October Oak Town 4-H Meeting will be on October 12, 2020 at 6pm on Zoom.
Art: Sketching/Drawing: Leader Erica Gomes, Virtual Meetings in October (Fridays or Saturdays) Ages *+
Log on to Zoom and learn to draw step-by-step favorite graphic novel or other popular characters. Group will decide on themes!
Month of October on weekend; day/times flexible; meeting dates the weeks of 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24; may have new section in Spring
Arts & Crafts: Leader Elisabeth Wade, Virtual meetings, yearlong. Ages 5+
Send home kits for kids to be creative; meet with Zoom for everyone to show off their projects
Second Wednesday of the month, October – April, 7- 7:30 pm
Definitely NOT Trending: Book Club for Non-Readers: Leader Casey Walvoord. Virtual meetings, Ages 12+
Share what you've found in the stream/pod/ blogosphere. A book club for people who don't read.
Book Club: Leader Erica Gomes, Virtual Meetings, Yearlong Ages 8+
Group chooses book for the month; once/month get together to discuss book and hangout
Monthly, on a Friday or Saturday, 7pm
Centerpieces for your Table: Leader Jolene La, Virtual Meetings, yearlong, Ages 9+
Learn how to make a centerpiece for your dining table with stuff you have around the house
Monthly, on a Friday or Saturday, 4-5pm (this is flexible)
Club Game Night: Leader Jolene La. Virtual meetings, Yearlong. Ages ALL
a chance to play games and socialize.
weekly, maybe a Thursday or Friday? 7-8 pm?
Culinary Arts: Leader Elisabeth Wade, Virtual meetings, yearlong. Ages 8+
Advanced cooking - candy making, baking, cheese making, other areas depending on member interest
Second Sunday of the month, October – April, 10-11:30 am
Dog Care & Obedience: Leader Erich Vogel. Virtual meetings Yearlong. Ages 8+
Learn about basic dog care and dog obedience. Owning a dog is not necessary
Environmental Science: Leader Mary Cousins, Virtual meetings. Yearlong, Ages 9+
Field Trip-Based study of particular places in the East Bay - habitats and engineered systems. Will switch to in-person in spring if allowed, otherwise virtual.
Monthly, 6 times (October to April), Dates TBD
Fiber Arts : Leaders Chandelle Soriano/Erica Gomes, Virtual meetings,
Floral Design: Leader Barbara Butko, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 8+
Learn about flower arrangements, their design, supplies, materials, seasonal variation and uses. Supply packets will be available for pickup the morning of the meeting. Most materials will be supplied but some additional floral material will need to be purchased for a small cost later in the program year.
1st Sunday, Oct-May, 2-3:15 pm
Harvesting/Gleaning: Leader Barbara Butko, In-Person and virtual meetings, Oct/Nov Ages 7+
Learn about needs of community and resources that can help. Harvest local fruit/vegies from local backyards
Sundays, 10/11-11/8. Initial and Wrap-up Zoom meetings, harvesting in-person, 3-4:30pm
Hiking (Fall): Leader, Elisabeth Wade, In-Person meetings, Sept/Oct, Ages 5+
Explore three Bay Area Parks
Sept. 19, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, 10 am – noon
Hiking (Spring): Leader, Elisabeth Wade, In-Person meetings, Dates TBD, Ages 5+
Explore three Bay Area Parks
TBD, 10 am – noon
Mini-Gardens: Leader Barbara Butko, In-Person and virtual meetings, Jan/Feb, Ages 8+
Learn to create succulent mini-gardens that fulfill the plants needs, are attractive and long lived.
Sundays, 1/24-2/21/21. Initial and Wrap-up Zoom meetings, rooting, planting and decorating in-person, 3-4:30pm
Photography: Leaders George and Barbara Butko, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 9+
Photo Composition/Editing and Critiquing
Meeting Info TBD
Poultry/Backyard Chickens: Leader Erich Vogel, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 9+
Learn about owning and caring for backyard chickens
Meeting info TBD
Rabbits, Advanced- Leaders Casey Walvoord and Jolene La, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Must be experienced in Rabbits
Prep for virtual ARBA convention & future shows
1st Sundays, 2 pm
Rabbits, Beginning- Leaders Casey Walvoord, Jolene La, In-Person meetings, Spring, Ages 8+
Learn about care of pet rabbits
Rocketry: Leader Elisabeth Wade, In-Person meetings, Winter, Ages 8+
Make and fly a model rocket. Learn about construction techniques’
We will have a virtual planning meeting, then meet once for two hours in January to build rockets. There will be a launch in the Central Valley or in Sacramento in late February or in March, depending on conditions (weather and COVID). Tentative date for the pre-meeting is Wed, Jan 20 from 7-7:45 pm, build is Sunday, January 24 (depending on weather).
Sketchup, Beginning: Leader Casey Walvoord, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages ?
Design & build a project (individual or group)
First Saturdays, 1 pm
Spring Vegie Gardens: Leader Barbara Butko, In-Person and Virtual meetings, March-May, Ages 7+
Learn about crops to plant in the spring for early summer gardens
Sundays, March-May. Initial Zoom 3/28, In-Person 4/11, 4/25, 5/16, 5/30/21 Initial and Wrap-up Zoom meetings if needed, , planting, care and maintenance in-person
Throw Down/”Chopped” Dessert/Snack Challenge, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 11+
Learn to be creative, think on your feet and put together a snack or dessert from a shared pantry list as well as four unique "mystery items" each meeting. Supply packets available for pickup the morning of the meeting. “Pantry items” will be assumed to be on-hand at members house
2nd Sunday, Oct-May, 4:30-6pm
Veterinary Science- Leader Tina Johansson, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 12+
Study animal science, medicine, disease, behavior, and care, and learn about the veterinary profession.
Thursdays 4-5:30Hopefully: 9/24, 10/22, 11/19, 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27
Yoga: Leader Jolene La, Virtual meetings, Yearlong, Ages 5+
Practice Yoga with peers
Tuesdays 5-5:30 pm
A 4-H project is 3+ kids, 6+ hours, and a goal. Almost any interest/curiosity can be turned into a project led by youth and supported by adult volunteers. A sampling of what Oaktown 4-H youth are exploring this year:
CREATE it: Art, Drawing, Culinary Arts, Table-setting, Floral Design, Sewing, Fiber Arts, "Chopped"/Throw-Down Dessert/Snack Challenge, Mini-Gardens
STEM it: Rocketry, Gardening, Sketch-up for Beginners, Vet Science, Backyard Chickens, Raising Rabbits, Video for Youtube, Geocaching
IMPACT it: Environmental Science, Citizenship, Youth Leadership, Cultural Literacy, Harvest/Gleaning Community Service
SHARE it: Photography, Game Night, Book Club,
MOVE it: Archery, Hiking, Yoga, Camping, Dog Care
"Learn by Doing" goes virtual. Looking for socially-distanced and/or virtual extracurricular activities? Oak Town 4-H is welcoming new (and old) families to our re-imagined community club. This year our club of 40-ish youth ages 5-18 gather in a community club emphasizing belonging and community impact. Smaller groups meet as "projects" typically around a learning objective, but we are developing groups around making friends with shared interests. To register for the 2020-2021 4-H Program year visit the "Enrollment: page of this website.
At their February meeting, the Veterinary Science learned microscopy to study parasites and canine cancer cells in Dr. Fisher's lab.
Thanks to everyone who made Oaktown's annual holiday party a huge success! As always, the decorations, music, food, and games were awesome.
Congratulations to Oaktown members participating at the CSRCBA convention this weekend! Placings in 3 divisions in the youth Royalty contests, Champion Breed Identification, Champion 2018 Achievement, 5 Best of Breed winners, and a Best in Show Finalist.
Great fun at our annual club potluck, silent auction, and community service projects.
Oaktown members were everywhere for the 3 weeks of fair--small animals, crafts, photography, music, gardening, and more--we all had an awesome time showing off everything we'd worked on in our projects. Can't wait for next year!
The Environmental Stewardship project volunteered with Friends of Sausal Creek on Sunday, November 20th. We went to the Bridgeview Trailhead in Oakland to help restore the nature, by planting native species to attract pollinators. It started pouring halfway through, but we finished planting anyway!
“Creating A Leader”
Leadership Training Conference
V.I.P. Unlocking your Rhythm of Leadership
January 27, 28, 29 2017
Dear Alameda County 4-H Youth Delegates:
You are cordially invited to attend the 27th annual C.A.L. Conference at Walker Creek Ranch on January 27, 28, and 29, 2017.
C.A.L. is a former sectional 4-H event and members from all Sections are encouraged to attend. This conference is for interested 4-H members 11 years old – 17 years old. Participants share their knowledge, exchange ideas and information, and have the chance to develop and enhance their leadership skills. Each attendee is expected to participate fully.
Registration is accepted on a first come, first served basis. Each county is allotted 15 youth delegate spaces. The Conference fee is $165 ($82.50 for Alameda 4-H Youth) which includes room and board on Friday and Saturday night, all three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday; the cost is $175 ($92.50) for Alameda 4-H Youth) if you would like to purchase a conference T-shirt. You must complete the following forms and turn them in to your county office to reserve your spot at the conference by November 29, 2016:
1. Registration form
2. Medical Treatment form (you also should carry a completed form when traveling on the trip)
3. State 4-H Code of Conduct
4. C.A.L. Conference Event Rules
5. Check for $82.50 made payable to Alameda County Leaders’ Council (or $92.50 to include a conference T-shirt)
Many leadership opportunities exist both before and during the Conference. If you are interested in assuming a leadership position before the Conference you may enjoy being your county contact. The responsibilities associated with this position include conducting a county orientation prior to C.A.L. Conference. Suggested orientation topics will be sent to you if you check the space on your registration form. You also will be the main contact between the Conference and your County; just in case your county delegates have any questions or if the C.A.L. staff needs to contact your county. Please indicate your interest on your registration form. You can contact Kyle M. at email@example.com for more information.
Another leadership opportunity available is serving as a cabin leader. We ask that all cabin leaders have attended C.A.L. Conference for at least one previous C.A.L. Conference and be in the 8th grade or above. As a cabin leader you will be responsible for ensuring everyone in your cabin gets to know each other, is aware of each day’s events and are on time to all activities. If you are interested in a cabin leader role please indicate it on your registration form. There will be a training held for this position on January 7, 2017 10:30am to noon place TBD. You can contact: MacGarrett O. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah D. at email@example.com for more information.
We also ask that you consider being a workshop presenter for the C.A.L. Education Program. Each session will be offered 5 times for 50 minutes. A training workshop for presenters is being offered on Saturday January 7, 2017 from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. place TBD. Contact workshop coordinator Kari M. at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We hope that you are excited about the Conference and that you consider accepting a leadership role. Thanks in advance for being a part of this innovative Conference. We know that you will benefit and have much to share upon returning to your own county and club.
For forms and information please go to http://4halameda.ucanr.edu/Events/Sectional_Events_and_Activities/
If you have any questions about the registration form or the Conference, please don’t hesitate to contact the co-chairs.
Sincerely, CAL Co-Chairs,
Lianna Webber- Education & Assembles
Jesse Osman- Logistics & Recreation-
Oaktown 4-H had our first Environmental Stewardship meeting on Sunday, October 30th. We wrote in our journals and discussed what it means to be an environmental steward. We took an online quiz to find out what our ecological footprints are. I got 5.3. This means if everyone in the world lived like I did, it would take 5.3 Earths to sustain us all. We then watched a video about why compost is good for the environment. Did you know that all the trash in landfills emits methane, which harms the atmosphere? By composting, we can reduce the waste that goes into the landfill. We made our own compost jars filled with food scraps, dirt, and leaves. When we had filled our jars, we drew and labeled a picture of them in our journals. We are going to monitor their progress until the next meeting. New members are still welcome to join us!
We're having our first Video Project meeting next week on Tuesday the 11th at George and Barbara's house from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We'll discuss the project and general video production processes. Please let us know if you will be attending.
Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting Monday, October 10, 6:30pm @ Dimond Recreation Center
Fall Costume Fashion Show: Dress up in your favorite costume for a festive costume fashion show at the October Oak Town 4-H Club Meeting. The officers will be MC'ing the show and small prizes will be given to participants. Come in costume and join in the festivities!
T-Shirt Sale: A small number of Oak Town 4-H T-Shirts will be available at the October Oak Town 4-H club meeting for purchase for $10. There are various sizes but only a limited supply.
Informal "Parent Info Session": New family parents with questions are invited to stop by Dimond Recreation Center before the 6:30 pm meeting start time. From 6-6:30 someone will be available to answer any questions you may have about the club or 4-H. This is not a formal meeting but just a chance to connect and get questions answered.
Today we had our first Gardening project meeting. We figured out what to plant for the winter. We seeded paper towel squares with carrot, beet, radish, lettuce, kale and spinach seeds and planted them. When we planted them we found lots of worms. We picked cherry tomatoes and pumpkins. We won $108 from the Fair from our project group entries, mainly for window boxes and wine barrel gardens. We are planning on using the award money for awards at Garden Field Day this spring.
Ali, Rylee and Shayla
The Videography project is looking for new members (Ages 11 and up) If you are interested in working behind or in front camera, this project is for you. They're looking to start meetings SOON so if you might be interested let us know. They're looking to meet twice a month and can flex the meeting schedule around the kids who are interested.