West Feliciana - Clover Bulletin - September 2021

Welcome to 4-H

Whether you are a new member in West Feliciana 4-H or a returning member, we are glad to have you! Four-H is for YOU, and the more you take part, the more you will enjoy it!

Four-H offers you lots of activities and your monthly newsletter is how you will learn about all the exciting opportunities. So read it, take it home, show it to your parents and keep it as a reminder. In this newsletter, you will learn about each of the project clubs that we are currently offering.

General enrollment dues for 4-H are $5.00 for the year. Enrollment opens on September 13, 2021!

Our project clubs have separate fees and are listed in the descriptions below.

4-H Online

This year enrollment will be through an online portal called 4-H Online. If you were a member last year you will be getting an email with instructions on how to start your enrollment. Payments are not able to be accepted online at this time and will need to be turned into the office of the school where you go to school or at the 4-H Office. Please make sure if you turn it into the school that it placed in an envelope marked with the 4-Hers Name and Grade. Also please note that for each club your club participates in you will need to write separate checks. We apologize for any inconvenience that causes. If you are new to 4-H and are not in the 4th grade please contact our office for more information. We will be sending information to Bains Elementary for the new 4th graders.

Fishing Day

4-H Fishing Day will be on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. It will take place at Woodlawn Plantation. For rules and registration please contact the 4-H Office. The deadline to turn in registration to the 4-H Office is October 6, 2021.

Feliciana Livestock Club

The Livestock Club is gearing up for the show year!

Forms are available on our website.

You may also call 225-635-3614 or email the office at wfeliciana@agcenter.lsu.edu and ask for the forms to be emailed to you.

Intent-to-show forms are due to the Livestock Club by October 15. They are available on the West Feliciana 4-H website. The Livestock Club has designated the West Feliciana 4-H Office as a drop-off point or your can email them to wfeliciana@agcenter.lsu.edu .

Feliciana Livestock Club will explain the membership fees and rules at their 1st Meeting which will be held and the West Feliciana 4-H Barn on September 20, 2021 at 6:30PM.

Saddle Up the Ponies: The Horse Club

The purpose of the 4-H Horse Project is to enable youth to develop life skill and develop knowledge about horses and the horse industry. Horse project life skills can include leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship, responsibility and compassion for animals and people.You do not have to own a horse to join The Horse Club. All who love horses are welcome. If you would like to join the horse club you will sign up for it on 4-H Online.

West Feliciana Jr. Leaders

The 4-H Junior Leader experience is designed to provide members with the opportunity to learn about the qualities and competencies needed to be a leader. Junior Leaders provide assistance with 4-H events and assume more challenging leadership roles. Junior Leaders may assist with specific community projects or with more general 4-H activities and events. 4-H Junior Leaders are also at the fore-front and heart of 4-H’s service-learning projects, and this is one of the important aspects of the club. 4-H members are eligible to be in the Junior Leader Project Club if they are in 8th-12th grade! If you would like to be a Jr. Leader you will sign up for it on 4-H Online.

Is Shooting Sports for you?

The Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports program encompasses the initiative goals of volunteer leadership, capacity building for youth and families, and the environmental stewardship with commitments from the Louisiana State University AgCenter. The disciplines are modeled after the National 4-H shooting Sports Program and are administered by nationally certified state leaders consisting of extension personnel and volunteers. The mission of the Louisiana 4-H Shooting Sports Program is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes so that they may become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society.

West Feliciana Parish 4-H currently offers four disciplines- Shotgun and Archery!

If you would like to join Shotgun or Archery you will sign up for it on 4-H Online but you will also need to fill out a paper form that you can get from the 4-H Office.

Sewing Club

Sewing is a service and art that has been lost to most of our modern-day society. The 4-H Youth Development Program strives to teach youth skills in belonging, independence, generosity, and mastery. This is accomplished through three focus areas called mission mandates: Citizenship; Healthy Living; and Science, Engineering, and Technology. Through the sewing project, youth are exposed to all these mandates as sewing is naturally a part of healthy living, it encompass set, and they also learn citizenship skills through the Service Projects that they do. At our sewing club meetings, we have three groups that meet, and we learn how to work the machines, learn patterns, and do many different projects to get a well-rounded sewing experience! If you would like to join our sewing group you will sign up on 4-H Online.

Club Meetings/4-H Science Lab

This is where your project book assignments will be listed.

This month’s Lesson - Physical Science – Static Electricity

Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. The rubbing of certain materials against one another can transfer negative charges, or electrons. 4-H clubs will experiment with static electricity to learn about the imbalance in charges first-hand.

Other Information

If you are interested in any of the clubs above please call 225-635-3614 or email wfeliciana@agcenter.lsu.edu for more information

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If you have any questions about the 4-H program, please contact me at klucas@agcenter.lsu.edu or 225-635-3614.

Best Wishes!!

Katlin Lucas, 4-H Agent

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