Hope you have had a great break!
- Mira. Community Service Officer
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*
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
Contact us at email@example.com
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 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
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.
After discussion with the executive officer team and club leaders, we've decided to have the January club meeting be virtual due to the rise in Omicron variant transmission in the community right now. We are hoping this latest surge will be over for us to meet in person again in February.
Zoom meeting information has been added to the club calendar.
PLEASE NOTE: Parents, please also attend so club leaders can share Presentation Day information with you while the kids are learning about it in their club houses.
January 2022 Club Meeting
Monday, January 10, 2022, 6:15 pm on ZOOM
Virtual "Brown Bag Skits" with participation and Presentation credit for all members!
4-H Presentation Information
Due to the last-minute decision to pivot this meeting to a virtual platform, no meeting refreshments will be provided.
County Presentation Day - Sign up now!
The links for the Alameda County 4-H 2020 Presentation and Interview Event is now operational and open for youth and volunteer sign-up. The virtual event is on Saturday/Sunday the 12th and 13th of February.
We are using a similar format as the virtual event last year in that people will sign up for a specific 2 hour slot – there are a limited number of available spots in each slot and it will be closed once it is full. We encourage everyone that wants to participate to sign up for a slot in a timely manner. Our goal is to accommodate all youth that wish to participate but we will attempt to limit all 2 hour slots to 6 unique presentations. In the event that the current slots all fill up, we will evaluate adding slots to the event at that time.
As with all events, we need volunteers to help put on this event – evaluators for the presentation and interview sessions and room hosts that assist in the coordination of the presentation slots.
Youth Presentation Registration 2022
Youth Interview Registration 2022
Evaluator Registration 2022
Room Host Registration 2022
Links to the appropriate California 4-H handbook are available through the sign-up links.
We will be having training/Q&A sessions for the youth and volunteers on Sunday the 30th and the Zoom call information will be provided to those that have registered.
If anyone has any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
When: Monday, December 13, 2021 6-8pm
Where: Dimond Recreation Center
Oak Town 4-H December Club Meeting/Holiday Party
Monday, December 13, 2021, 6-8pm
Tentative Schedule: Club Holiday Party!
OFFICER TEAM: Set Up at 5:30 pm
Introduction to 4-H
Oak Town 4-H Junior Leaders are starting a new project made just for new members and families....Introduction to 4-H. The meetings will begin on 12/11/2021 from 1-2 pm and will run through April. The meeting locations may vary but will generally be on the 2nd Saturday of the month from 1-2 pm. The February meeting will be on the 3rd Saturday.
The Junior Leaders will be covering some basic 4-H projects and general 4-H information will be discussed as well. Projects being highlighted will include Rabbits, Hiking, Cooking, and Sewing.
General 4-H topics covered will include Record Books, Public Speaking, Alameda County Fair, 4-H Camp and more.
All new 4-H families are encouraged to participate as this project should be helpful in learning to navigate 4-H, learn about a variety of projects and become familiar with basic 4-H topics. For more information or to add the project on to a members Project list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 11/8/21 6:15 pm
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