September 2019 Edition
Welcome to Beauregard 4-H
We are currently meeting with students in clubs throughout the parish presenting 4-H information and distributing enrollment forms. Enrollment is open to any Beauregard youth in the 4th through 12th grade.This is somewhat of a change from previous years.Junior member classification is 4th through 6th grade, Intermediate member is 7-8th grades and Senior member is 9-12 grade.To be a bonified 4-H member, a current enrollment card and club dues must be paid each school year.Those wishing to show livestock and participate in shooting sports must be either a club member in their school or a 4-H member at large in order to participate in additional project clubs.The enrollment card has been streamlined to allow members to select project areas and not a specific book.Please complete all member information on page one and read and sign the annual hold harmless and release waiver.New for this year, we need a parent email address for each child enrolled.This will serve as a streamline way to communicate with 4-H families.If you do not have an email address, there are several free email servers that you may use to sign up for an email address.Enrollment forms for youth and volunteers will also be available through a link on facebook and our AgCenter/Beauregard webpage.Each club will set the club dues amount for each club and club dues and completed enrollment forms are due to each particular club leader before the October 2019 Club meeting of that particular club.Those wishing to receive a specific project book should visit the 4-H Office at 203 West Third Street to select and purchase project books for $6.00 each or a project pamphlet for $1.00 each.The educational focus for the 2019-20 4-H Club year is Life Smarts and will cover topics of Self-esteem, Decision Making, Diversity, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Work Ethics/Responsibility and Risky Behavior.We hope to include topic information in each of our Newsletters.Please encourage all of your friends who are not enrolled in 4-H to check out and see what 4-H has to offer.If they do not have an opportunity to join at school club, have them contact Mr. Mike to become a 4-H Member at Large.Remember anyone who participates in showing livestock and shooting sports must be a currently enrolled 4-H member.
September 3rd 6:00 pm
Fair Grounds Office
The second meeting for the Jr. Leaders Club will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 3rd at the Fair Grounds Pavilion in DeRidder. The Club is open to all 4-H’ers age 12-19. Educational meetings are held once a month. Monthly meetings on the first Tuesday evening of each month. Dues and enrollment forms must be submitted by the October 31st. It will be the members’ responsibility to sign in at all events in the Jr. Leader sign-in book. Club will communicate through Clover Chatter, Facebook, Groupme, and email. This year the Service and Service Learning activities will focus on clovering Beauregard Parish with kindness.
October 20 – 26, 2019
Theme:A True Leader Finds a Solution
4-H Clubs across America will be celebrating. Join in the festivities by planning some special activities or events within your club/school or in town. Blog or facebook telling us how your club celebrates National Character Counts week.
Character is more than just words and feelings. Character is about all of our actions and should be a very important part of our everyday life. A person of good character must live it as well as say that they are a person of good character. The six (6) pillars of character are: Responsibility, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. 4-H Strives to surround our educational focus around the six pillars of character. National Character Counts week is October 20- 26th.
Any 4-H’er (age 9 – 19) who is interested in theater arts (drama) and wants to work with plays and puppets, please contact the 4-H Office ASAP and fill out the form at the back of the Clover Chatter and return to the 4-H Office. Those wishing to participate will have the opportunity to present puppet shows during the parish fair and other activities. Call the 4-H Office at 463-7006 if interested. Mrs. Darlene Hargrove and other possible leaders will contact you concerning practice dates and times.
Fairgrounds in DeRidder
October 1 - October 5, 2019
“Cultivate the land; live with your harvest”
Plan to enter some of the 4-H projects you have made since October 2018:arts and crafts, vegetables from your garden, canning, fresh made baked goods as well as livestock in the parish fair. There is a separate category for all youth to enter. Be sure to get your fair catalog from the 4-H meeting, 4-H Office or in your community and look at the many different items you can enter. Please note:For any younger brothers and sisters, there is a category in baked goods and crafts for children 7 years old and younger. Fair Catalogs may be obtained at the 4-H Office, Fair Grounds or many other parish businesses.
Dairy, Cattle, Poultry, and Livestock Judging Contests will be held during the Parish Fair:
These are open to all 4-H’ers and will take place in the Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds on Friday, October 4th.If interested, enter on Saturday, September 28th (after the pet show) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds. We will also hold a Cute Critter Contest and a Club Challenge Quiz Bowl Challenge Contest in the Livestock Arena on Friday night at 7:00 p.m., October 4th.Contact the office for study guide and registration information. You may access the catalog by visiting www.beauregardparishfair.com and click on 2019 catalog.
The Beauregard Parish Fair will conduct a Poster Contest to promote the Parish Fair. Rules for this contest are listed on pages 42-43 of the Parish Fair Catalog.Posters and Essays are due in the Parish School Board Office by noon on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
All 4-H counselors must be certified before attending any overnight camp sessions. If you are 14 years of age or older, you can participate in this training and become a certified counselor.If you are interested, call Mr. Mike.
Earn extra points for your club for Achievement Day.Each club can turn in a maximum of 5 ideas for the theme for Achievement Day.Achievement Day is tentatively set for May 7, 2020.The theme suggestions must be written down and turned in to the4-H Office before Oct. 21st to get the points for Achievement Day.These will be narrowed to 5 at the Executive Council Meeting and4-H Clubs will select a theme in December.Clubs may email theme ideas.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Parish Fair GroundsThis year’s “Pet Show & Pet Photography Field Day” will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder.The rules can be found on our facebook page. Your club leader will have more information.Pet Show rules are available on facebook or on our AgCenter/Beauregard webpage.You may register by email and pay at the event in check or money order form.Remember……..YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR EACH ACTIVITY BY THE DUE DATE.Register by emailing Lisa Johnson at email@example.com or Mr. Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 24th.You may pay the fee at the event.
4-H Shooting Sports is an active program, designed for you as a 4-H’er and your parents to experience another side of the 4-H Youth Development Program. It is one of the fastest growing 4-H projects in the state.Shooting Sports is an activity for the entire family – girls, boys, young, old, urban and rural.Participation in Shooting Sports is not limited by age, skill, or physical abilities.Shooting Sports is a fun, action-oriented program.You will get to make new friends and develop skills that will last a lifetime and spend time with your family.The disciplines that are planned to be offered will be rifle, shotgun, archery, camping, safe hunting black powder, and safety on ATV’s.
Our first activity will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. at a new range “Rowdy’s Range located at 1541 Bertrand Road, DeRidder with registration at 8:30 a.m.Contact our coordinator, Toby Leger, to register or receive more information.We will hold a registration meeting on September 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Exhibit Building at the Beauregard Fair Grounds to visit on the program and take registration.Each participant will need to complete a registration packet that will include a health form and code of conduct.You may call (337) 515-5346 or contact him at Toby@legers.us.You may also contact the 4-H office at (337) 463-7006 or view the Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook Page.
Announcing the annual “Catch-phrase for Camp”Contest!
What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp? Send usyour most creative ideas for a slogan -- in 7 words or less. To enable the campers once again to have more choice in the design of their t-shirts, illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members.The slogan will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt.The winner will receive a monetary award from the LAE 4-HA (La. Assoc. of Extension 4-H Agents).Think fast – the deadline is October 31st. (Entries may be sent to the 4H office by October 26th)
Submissions must also include the following:1) Full name and age of person submitting the slogan; 2) Parish/4-H Club; 3) Complete mailing address; and 4) Telephone number .Submit entries to: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Camp Catch Phrase, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467.[*FAX: 318/765-3135 or *E-mail: email@example.com
Livestock information may be obtained through contacting the 4-H office as well as regular mail outs and postings on the Beauregard Junior Livestock Association facebook page and the Beauregard 4-H Livestock Facebook Page.At the present time, there is not a scheduled association meeting; however, check out their facebook page for meeting dates and times.Contact the 4-H Office by email or phone if you wish to be placed on the Livestock mailing list.
Thank You for Your Participation!
Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (Environmental Science) (ES)