Queen Creek 4H

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Hey guys! Every week we are planning on having an Inspirational Quote! Your goal is to try to put into to your daily life and into your 4-H projects. If you accomplished this goal you can share with us; either to one of your officers, at a community club meeting or at one of your project meetings! We hope this will inspire you to reach your goals and hopes for this new year!!
National Congress
By: Trainor Linne

One of the crowning achievements of 4-H is being able to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, Arizona sent 8 delegates to attend: Lizzie Corbin, Sarah Holditch, Cheyenne Flores, Trainor Linne, Hannah Schaefer, Jayme Smith, Caitlyn Till, and Nicole Van Eerd. Four of these members came from the Queen Creek 4-H Club (Cheyenne, Trainor, Jayme, and Nicole.)
Delegates selected to attend this leadership and recognition event have demonstrated outstanding achievement as a 4-H member in the areas of leadership, citizenship and personal development. The congress rewards 4-H members ages 14-19 for their achievements, provides new educational and cultural experiences, and encourages interaction and an exchange of ideas among youth and ...adults.
The theme of the forum this year was “Passport to Excellence.” The program combines a variety of sessions, seminars, discussion groups and a service learning experience for the delegates. Members were able to attend educational and fun workshops ranging from service learning and leadership to palates and Irish dancing. The nation’s top community leaders, speakers and educators present current and timely information. Miss America spoke to the members, as well as a holocaust survivor and a motivational speaker, each of them giving an engaging and educating speech. In addition to listening to speakers and attending workshops, delegates were able to engage with 4-H members from across the nation and discover new cultures and lifestyles.
Over 400 youth from all over the United States attended National 4-H Congress this past November. National 4-H Congress provided a life-changing experience to meet 4-H members from across America. It is one I’ll never forget.
Maricopa County 4-H Lock-In
By: Lucy Hilarides
On December 7th and 8th, over 100 Maricopa County 4-H members came together to participate in a 24 hour community service marathon. The annual event has been growing yearly, so it was only fitting that there were about 100 participants during Arizona 4-H’s centennial year. The event began at noon on the 7th, the members were ‘locked in’ the University of Arizona Phoenix Cooperative Extension office overnight, and the event finished up at noon on the 8th.
During the event, members participated in a wide variety of service projects. These projects included care packages for the soldiers and homeless, cards and cancer ribbon crafts for cancer patients, holiday themed gifts for an assisted living facility, and homemade treats for pets at the animal shelter. All... of these projects were completed by the members and will directly benefit the Phoenix area community.
On the evening of the 7th, the members split into teams and each team was given about $100 dollars. The teams then went to Wal-Mart and tried to buy as many items for soldier care packages as possible with that money. On the morning of the 8th, many of the lock-in participants took a trip to a local assisted living facility. At the facility, the members sang Christmas Carols and gave small gifts. Also, the money that was raised, through Copper for Cooperation, during the 2012-2013 4-H year was totaled up and then distributed between 8 charities that included Habitat for Humanity and Heifer International.
This year’s lock-in was extremely successful and the members enjoyed serving their community while having fun with their friends. Hopefully next year’s lock-in will be as successful, if not more, in helping the Phoenix area community.

Welcome to Queen Creek 4-H' s 2013-2014 year! 

 

 For information about our upcoming events and meetings see the calendar page.  If you have any questions please contact us at leader@queencreek4h.org

 

 

Our club currently offers the following projects for kids from 9 to 18 years old.  Dog, Dairy Goat, Market Goat, Horse, Lamb, Livestock, Sheep, Swine, Shooting Sports, Small Stock (cavies, chicken,duck,pigmy goat), Teen & Leadership, Photography and Outdoor Adventure.

 We also offer a Cloverbuds program for kids 5 to 8 years old. See our Projects pages for details on each of these projects and their activities.