Beauregard 4-H September 2020 Clover Chatter Newsletter

Welcome to Beauregard 4-H

We realize that we are all having to do things differently in our current situation.4-H will still be an educational opportunity for all Beauregard youth in 4th – 12th grades. In ways it will be different, but the same. We plan to conduct meetings in school and will have educational activities in a virtual format such as Google Classroom, MS Teams and Facebook announcements with links to our LSU AgCenter Beauregard Parish webpage.4-H members will need to access either a hard copy of the 2020-21 enrollment form or download the correct age enrollment form and complete it and submit it along club dues in the amount set by each club. You may also enroll online and pay your dues to your club leader. Enroll online by accessing 4-H Enrollment Page. We plan to meet with students in clubs throughout the parish presenting 4-H information and distributing enrollment forms; however accessing information through the Beauregard 4-H webpage, Google Classroom or Facebook links may be more accessible. 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 5th grade, Intermediate member is 6-8th grades and Senior member is 9-12 grade. To be a bonified 4-H member, a current enrollment card must be completed 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. It is very important that we get a correct 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 Beauregard Parish webpage and our Google Classroom. 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 2020 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 2020-21 4-H Club year is Personal Development and will cover topics of Goal Setting, Understanding Our self, Communication, Leadership, Motivation, Working with Others, Cell phone etiquette, Importance of Service, being your best and Living Under Pressure plus other topics. 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. With current Covid-19 situations, many educational activities will take place in a virtual format.

Jr. Leaders Club

October 6th 5:30 pm
Fair Grounds Office

The first meeting for the Jr. Leaders Club will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, October 6th 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 November 30th . 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 continue to focus on Clovering Beauregard Parish with kindness.

Celebrate National 4-H Week

October 4 – 10, 2020
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 Really Does Count

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 18- 24th.Celebrate your Good Character Traits and habits.

Be a Puppeteer!

Beauregard Parish Fair

Fairgrounds in DeRidder
October 6 - October 10, 2020

“Beauregard Parish The Land of Plenty in 2020

Due to current Covid-19 Situation and the recent Hurricane Laura Event; the 2020 Beauregard parish Fair has been cancelled!

These are open to all 4-H’ers and will take place in the Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds on Friday, October 5th.If interested, enter on Saturday, October 3rd (after the pet show) from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Monday, October 5th 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 the Beauregard Parish Fair website and click on 2020 catalog.

Be a Camp Counselor!

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.

Theme Ideas for Achievement Day

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 March 24, 2021.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.

Pet Show & Pet Photography

Field Day
Saturday, October 24, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We had planned to hold this event on Saturday, October 3rd, but due to current Hurricane Laura recovery, this event will take place on Saturday, October 24th between 1 and 4 p.m. Watch for Facebook post and information in the October Clover Chatter!

Parish Fair Grounds This year’s “Pet Show & Pet Photography Field Day” will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder. The rules can be found on our webpage, Google Classroom or facebook page. Your club leader will have more information. Pet Show rules are available on facebook or on our Beauregard Parish 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 Mrs. Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@agcenter.lsu.edu or Mr. Mike at mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu by October 20 .You may pay the fee at the event.

4-H Shooting Sports Program

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, October 10, 2020 @ 8:30 a.m. at “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 at this event. 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. You may obtain paperwork ahead of event and bring it completed.

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 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. Most if not all livestock information will now be posted on the Beauregard Parish webpage with links on Facebook and the Beauregard 4-H Google Classroom. Information and forms may be obtained and printed from these sites.

Thank You for Your Participation!

Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (Environmental Science) (ES)
Beauregard Parish
(337) 463-7006
mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu

September:

  • National Suicide Prevention Month

October:

  • 4-10National 4-H Week
  • 6-10 – Beauregard Parish Fair. Check Beauregard Parish Fair website. Cancelled
  • 10 – Breed Does for Meat Pens or after this date
  • 6 - Junior Leader Meeting Fair Grounds Pavilion 6:00 p.m.
  • 10 – Shooting Sports Field Day 8:30 a.m. 1541 Bertrand Road
  • 24 – Pet show – Covered Pavilion Parish Fair Grounds 1:00 p.m.
  • Check webpage and Beauregard 4-H Facebook pages for date updates and reminders!
  • 28-Nov 7 – State Fair of Louisiana – Shreveport, LA.

November:

  • 2 – Possession Date for Breeding Beef and Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats. Validation deadline for Commercial heifers, ewes, does, Breeding a rabbits and exhibition birds and Market sheep and goats. Contact the 4-H office for tags or locate the August livestock letter at the Beauregard Parish webpage

December:

  • 1 - Possession Date for Breeding and Market Swine
  • 1 – Entry Deadline for Beauregard Parish EXPO and the SW District Livestock Show. Entry information may be obtained by visiting the Beauregard Parish webpage.
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