"The 4-H Creed"
I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.
I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan and to reason.
I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic and true.
I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, useful and skillful.
I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease and to work efficiently.
I believe in my country, my state and my community and in my responsibility for their development.
In all these things I believe, and I am willing to dedicate my efforts to their fulfillment.
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“Independence isn’t doing your own thing; it’s doing the right thing on your own.”
– Kim John Payne
Project Advisory Committees
Maricopa County is very fortunate to have dedicated project advisory committees. These committees are responsible for organizing and hosting the shows, clinics, and awards your 4-H’ers benefit from. With so many educational opportunities and shows taking place across our county it’s no wonder our committees are requesting help!
Joining an Advisory Committee is not only a great way to give back to County 4-H, but it’s an excellent opportunity for our youth to take on a leadership role which may just give them the edge they need to win a scholarship, get into the school of their choice, select a major or career, or just help them grow. It’s a great way for them to gain diversity in their resumes and help make countywide decisions to better their favorite project areas!
We currently have a:
· Dog Advisory Committee
· Horse Advisory Committee
· Small Stock Advisory Committee
With the hope to start a:
· General Projects Advisory Committee
· Large Stock Advisory Committee
· Shooting Sports Advisory Committee
No one person can run it all on their own, so help us recruit youth, parents, and other adults in the field to join our advisory committees! There’s a place at the table for those who are interested!
Excellence in Equine Education
It’s that time of year again! Our first EIEE (Excellence in Equine Education) contest is Saturday, February 4, right around the corner. Please forward this email to your members.
Western National Roundup provides a place for youth to compete nationally while encouraging teamwork and self-confidence, and while focusing on the 4-H Mission Mandates: Science, Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Healthy Living and Citizenship.
Participation in Western National Roundup is open to 4-H and FFA member delegates, volunteer leaders and Extension/FFA professionals approved by their respective state offices.
The State of Arizona sends delegates each year in the following categories (but not limited to..) Horse Bowl (team event), Hippology (team event), Speech (individual event) and Demonstration (either team or individual). In order to qualify to be a delegate from the State of Arizona for the Western National Roundup, members must qualify through their own county and then qualify at a state competition. Since some counties do not currently offer county competitions and we have not had state competitions, this year Maricopa County would like to open up their county competitions to all counties and let this serve as our state qualifying competition for 2018.
Maricopa County calls their qualifying contest Excellence in Equine Education (EIEE). The registration forms have been uploaded to our Maricopa County 4-H website. The links are below. I have also attached a summary of the contests and requirements for your review.
These contests are open to all currently enrolled 2016-2017 4-H horse members.
Senior division contests winners can qualify for the 2018 Western National Roundup in Denver, Colorado.
Please pass on to all your members. Pre-registration is required.
If you have any questions, please contact Myrna Flores at [email protected]
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)The Arizona group will be participating in Week 4 of CWF. Learn what citizenship is and what it means to you. Discuss and think about national and community-based topics. Have the opportunity to meet youth from around the nation.
“CWF is a program that very 4-Her should attend… Even if you are not old enough now start planning for when you are 16 or 17 years old.
Yes it is expensive ... But Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation has funds to help, along with funds from your clubs, along with other civic organizations. Don't let the cost hold you back this is a once in a lifetime experience you will always remember....
Location: National 4-H Youth Convention Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Activities: Meet with Arizona's United States Senators or Representatives on Capitol Hill, visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution and many other places.
Age Requirements: 14 - 19 years old by December 31, 2016 ”A must do for any 16 – 18 year old…”
Watch Videos… https://youtu.be/FgAxp0mAMjI?list=PL5FE49E11A49B05E4
Citizenship Washington Focus ~ dates: June 26 – July 1, 2017
We would like to invite the Arizona 4-H Association to the Mane Event, Equine Education & Trade Fair that will take place May 26 – 28, 2017 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, AZ.
More details plus a list of clinicians participating in the Mane Event (list is being updated weekly) is available on our website www.maneeventexpo.com
Article Worth Reading
We are pleased to announce that Arizona was not involved, but here is a good article regarding People Contracting Drug Resistant Salmonella from 4-H Livestock.
4-H Staff Updates
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Maricopa County has several job openings. Please share with anyone inside or outside of 4-H who may fit the qualification.
The 4-H Youth Development Team is hiring two Program Coordinator for the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. If you know anyone who is interested in community health or the medical field please share this job announcement with them!
There are two positions open in our department for a Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development, #S22575. Please go to http://uacareers.com/postings/15586to see details.
There is a part-time position open in our department for an Instructional Specialist, Community Garden Education. Please go to http://uacareers.com/postings/15658 and view details on posting #S22591.