November 4-H Cajun Chronicles

4-H Meetings

We had a great first month of 4-H Club Meetings. They look a little different, but we will continue to make things happen. If your school will hold a club meeting at school (virtually) the school leader will communicate that to the members. The 4-H Agents will join those meetings virtually.

Many clubs are not holding a meeting for their clubs. The 4-H Agents will hold at least 2 virtual meetings each month. We added a third date to accommodate more youth.

Any Terrebonne 4-H member can join our virtual meetings. The Parish November Virtual Meetings are scheduled for

November 11, November 16, and November 17, 2020. Each meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.

To register for the November 4-H Meeting, visit

Youth MUST be registered at least the day before the meeting they plan to attend to receive the email with the information. Once the 4-H members register for a meeting, they will be emailed a link to join the meeting. We will use Microsoft Teams for our meetings. Instructions for using Teams will be sent to those who register. A 4-H member only attends one of the meetings.

4-H Week Activities

Terrebonne 4-H Week- November 16-20, 2020

4-H is a hidden Gem, many people say. Let’s change that this year for 4-H Week. Your schools may not allow 4-H Clubs to hold traditional celebrations, so we have a few parish activities for you to take part in. Please read the rules carefully.

Rules: 1 entry per member, per day.

Monday – 4-H Display Contest – Show your 4-H Pride by creating a display at home. Tie a green ribbon on your mailbox, decorate a yard sign, you or your parent’s car….these are just a few examples. Bring a picture to the 4-H office or email a picture to Mrs. Cherie. Your, name, school/club name, and grade should be written on the back of the picture or in the email sent. If sending an email, the subject of the email MUST read 2020 4-H Week Display, if not, your entry will not count. Pictures are due to the 4-H office by November 17, 2020. Do not send through your school leader.

Wednesday – Wear it Wednesday – Wear your favorite 4-H shirt to school if allowed, if not, wear it when you get home. Encourage your family members to wear a 4-H shirt or a green shirt. Bring a picture of you wearing your shirt to the 4-H office or email a picture to Mrs. Cherie. Your, name, school/club name, and grade should be written on the back of the picture or in the email sent. If sending an email, the subject of the email MUST read 2020 4-H Week Wear it Wednesday, if not, your entry will not count. Pictures are due to the 4-H office by November 18, 2020. Do not send through your school leader.

Friday- FOUR-H Treat – Visit the 4-H office between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to pick up a 4-H treat.

All members who participate will be put into a drawing for a 4-H prize pack (a bag full of 4-H goodies). The drawing will be held the week after 4-H week to give the office time to collect all names who participated in the week’s activities.

Character Chat – Responsibility

This month, our lesson topic is: “Healthy Relationships”. Healthy Relationships take time to get right!

What makes a Healthy Relationship?

Respect - Trust - Be Honest - Communication – Responsibility

To have good relationships with others requires work. To have a friend, is to be a friend. Remember it’s not all about what you say, it’s also about your actions. In life, you will always be building new relationships with others.

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”― Joan Didion

Becoming responsible is part of growing up. To be a responsible person we must do more than just say we are responsible. We must be active.

Responsible people take care of themselves as well as others

and can always be depended on to do the right thing, even

when the right thing is the hard thing to do.

This month, we encourage all of you to complete each task on the Gratitude Challenge Calendar. There is a fillable thankful journal that Mrs. Cherie can email you. If you would like a copy of the fillable journal, email Mrs. Cherie at There will be a survey at the end of the journal to enter a chance to win $25 to the 4-H Mall.

Coats for Kids

4-H Grows caring and compassionate youth. Studies show that 4-H youth are four times more likely to contribute to their community. Community service is voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area. We do not gain money or gifts for the acts of kindness we give; we gain so much more…. We meet people, learn about our community and others, and most important– You Make a Difference. For the month of November, Terrebonne 4-H will be participating in The Kiwanis Club Annual Coats for Kids program. Please check your closets and bring any unwanted coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, or jackets, and blankets for donation to the Coats for Kids drive. All items will be distributed to local area needy children and families. Please bring your donation to the 4-H office by November 20, 2020.

Cooking with Clovers

We had so much fun for our first Cooking with Clovers Demo! We are getting ready for our second demo, using the commodity – sweet potatoes.

This year we will offer virtual cooking classes. We will have 4-H members cook dishes using our Louisiana commodities. A special clover chef will host the cooking class, showing our guest how to cook a special dish step by step. The 4-H member will cook the dish with the special clover chef. The clover chef will go over facts about the specific Louisiana commodity. 4-H members will sign up for the class using a link given by the 4-H office. Prior to the class, the 4-H member will be emailed a list of ingredients to make the dish as well as a link to join the live cooking class. At the end of the demo, the 4-H member will have a cooked dish to serve to their family.

Join us for our second class:

Cooking with Clovers – Sweet Potato Edition

This event will be held November 23, 2020, via Teams, beginning at 6:00 p.m. You must register to participate.

To register for this cooking class, visit

The 4-H member must be registered by November 20, 2020 by 4:00 p.m. This class is open to all Terrebonne 4-H members.

Pumpkin Growing Contest Results

Congratulations to Mallory Hawthorne on completing this project. This was not an easy task. Mallory is our Parish Winner! 4-H members were giving the opportunity to grow their own pumpkins to compete in a statewide contest.

The following members also participated: Hunter DeHart, Tyden Eschete, Mirrae Faul, Grant Roger, Corrin McElroy, McKayla Rhodes, Diego, Gabriel, and Juan Suarez, Kate Smith, Mylie Falgout, Kamron Duplantis, Chloe and Felicity Deighton.

Stay Connected with Terrebonne 4-H

The Terrebonne Parish 4-H Program wants everyone to be informed about all that our program offers. We have several ways to communicate this information with all of you.

Visit the Terrebonne 4-H page on the LSU AgCenter Website ( or Facebook to stay up-to-date. The newsletter is the best way to stay informed.

We have added text message reminders if families choose to receive them. These messages will remind you about upcoming deadlines, contests, and events. This is the first year we try this, so please be patient. To receive messages, text the message @tbonne4h to the number 81010. Standard texting charges may apply.

Terrebonne 4-H Livestock Show

Join Us for the Terrebonne Parish 4-H Junior Livestock Show and Rabbit Show on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Raceland LSU AgCenter Barn (115 Texas Street, Raceland, LA 70394) Come out to support our cattle, sheep, goat, pig, rabbit and poultry exhibitors.

The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. The show order will be sheep, beef, goats, swine. The Poultry show will begin at 8:30 a.m. The rabbit Show will follow, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Concessions will be sold.

We invite our 4-H members to come out to support our Livestock exhibitors.

Terrebonne 4-H Week

” Challenge Yourself to be…..” is our Theme for 4-H Week and for the Terrebonne 4-H year. Terrebonne 4-H Week is scheduled for November 16-20, 2020. It is our hope that the youth of Terrebonne Parish realize that 4-H is a place where you can simply be yourself. You’re free to be funny, shy, outgoing, quiet, quirky, introverted, extroverted……

Everyone has a place in 4-H. Terrebonne 4-H challenges you to simply – Be You! Don’t be afraid to use your voice – it’s powerful. Celebrate your strengths, skills, and talents. Stand up for what you believe. Don’t be afraid to Be You!

Challenge Yourself

To Be YOU!

Explore the Possibilities

Focus on Success

Focus on the Future

Share the Vision

Making a Difference

Terrebonne Parish Shooting Sports

Terrebonne 4-H Members have the opportunity to participate in 4-H Shooting Sports. We offer rifle, shotgun, and archery. Practices are held on the weekend. If you are interested in enrolling in 4-H shooting sports, call the 4-H office at 985-873-6495. You will need to leave your name, phone number and email address so that we can send you the registration link and additional information. Do not email Mrs. Cherie, you MUST call in.

You have until November 20, 2020 to complete your registration, so call soon. We will begin practices with new members in December.

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