By Kevin Tatum
CLOVERLEAF CAMP ORIENTATION MEETING
It's only three and half weeks away from Cloverleaf 4-H Camp at Camp Jekyll. 4-H members who are signed up to attend are asked to attend the Camp Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6 P.M., in the sanctuary of the Douglas First Baptist Church. We also ask one parent attend the meeting with their child as we will collect necessary medical and conduct forms which will require parent's signature.
Summer camp for Cloverleaf 4-H members (grades 4-6) will be held at the Camp Jekyll the week of June 4-8.
DEANS AWARD PORTFOLIOS DUE
Georgia 4-H members can compete in the Dean Awards competition by submitting a cumulative portfolio of their 4-H career. The five areas of competition include: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Citizenship, Communications and the Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Leadership. Award winners become Master 4-H'ers and receive a $500 scholarship.
The portfolio entry deadline for Coffee County is Friday, May 18, by 4 P.M. Interviews will be held on Friday, June 22, at Rock Eagle before the beginning of State 4-H Council. 4‑H members interested in this competition should start NOW preparing their portfolio and practicing their interviewing skills.
STATE COUNCIL REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each summer, Georgia 4-H holds its annual meeting for the purpose of electing state officers and reviewing the state 4-H constitution. This meeting is called State Council and is held at Rock Eagle. The dates for this year's State Council are June 22-24. Cost is $110 ($55 if you competed in DPA during the 2017-2018 school year) for the weekend. The event is open to current 8th – 12th grade 4-H members. This will cover meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast, lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, and the weekend's events. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please sign up as soon as possible if you are interested in attending this event.
The date for this year's 4-H Reward Trip is set for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. We will go to Wild Adventures again this year which will give you the option to ride the rides, go to the water park, and see the exotic animals. Because the trip is to Wild Adventures, 4-H members will be expected to pay for half the cost of the admission fee. We expect that to be around $15. If you have a season pass, please let us know when you sign up and you will be exempt from this fee. Sign up deadline is Friday, May 11.
If you would like to learn how you can become more involved with the Coffee County 4-H program, please contact the Coffee County Extension office at (912) 384-1402 or visit our website at http://coffee4h.org.