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May 2022 Calendar

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Annual ia 4-H Watermelon Growing Contest

It is time for the Georgia 4-H Annual Watermelon Growing Contest! This contest offers 4-H'ers a chance to learn skills of farm management, along with initiative, self-reliance, and preparation skills. The contest is open to all 4-H’ers, Kindergarten through 12th grade. You must register with the 4-H Office by April 11th and transplants will be available for pickup on April 15th and then they can begin preparing to grow their biggest and best watermelons. All weights and measurements will be verified on July 29th and results will be announced on National Watermelon Day, August 3rd.

Watermelon Growing Contest 2022 Flyer

Cloverbud (K-3rd) 

Cloverbuds is a pre-4-H club that meets monthly. Each meeting is led by 4-H staff, middle school teen leaders, and high school leaders who provide fun, hands-on learning experiences. Any Monroe youth in Kindergarten - 3rd grade is eligible to join Cloverbuds!
 
Meeting Dates 
August 19th, 2021 3:30-5pm Yoga for Youth
November 18th, 2021 3:30-5pm All About Leaves
February 17th, 2022 3:30-5pm Feathered Friends
May 19th, 2022 3:30-5pm Music Time
 
Our next Cloverbud Club is coming up May 19th. This is open to K-3rd grade. We will be learning about the sounds of nature and imitating those sounds through, crafts, games and music. Please email, call or come by the 4-H office to register by May 16th.

Cloverbud Club Music Time Flyer
Cloverbud Meetings 2021-2022 Flyer

Cloverleaf (4th-6th) 

In-School Club Meetings
All Cloverleaf Club Meetings are virtual and can be accessed in Google Classroom. Club Meetings are done once a month and are uploaded on the second Tuesday of the month. They run from September - November and January - May (with the exception of April for standardized testing).
 
Cloverleaf DPA
Ready for a fun, competitive day at ROCK EAGLE? One of our largest programs is Cloverleaf Project Achievement. Project Achievement is one of the largest, most exciting, challenging and rewarding programs offered by Georgia 4-H. 4-H’ers choose a project area of interest, research a topic, then write and present an oral presentation to others. For Cloverleaf 4-H’ers, students in grades 4-6, this process is about hands on learning, self confidence, and sharing knowledge. Below is a link with more information. We will be competing November 13 at Rock Eagle. We will have workshops Thursday, October 21st & 28th , 3:30-5:00 at the 4-H office. To help prepare for this competition in September we are doing the Write Stuff Contest. This is a contest where students write a 1 page (typed)/ 2 page (handwritten) paper on whatever they want (a favorite hobby, their pet, a memory, something interesting they learned, etc.). We then use those papers for District Project Achievement. We use the Write Stuff Contest to get the students started and then if they want to they can use it for Project Achievement.
Cloverleaf Project Achievement - Grades 4-6 - Georgia4H

Jars For Joy

Come and learn about the different ways to preserve food, while supporting those on our community through food donation! This is open to 4th – 6th grade. Our next class is April 25th and we will learn how to make preserves. Our final class is May 23rd and we are learning to how to dry foods to make jerky and fruit leather.


Jars for Joy Flyer

Outdoor Adventure Club

We’re kicking off our Outdoor Adventure Club learning all about hiking! We will learn all the basics of hiking: how to prepare for a hike, what to wear, what to take, how to read a map, proper trail etiquette and more. We’ll also be taking a few hikes to put our knowledge to the test. Our first meeting is Tuesday, March 22nd at the Monroe County 4-H Office. This is open for 4th – 8th grades. Spaces are limited. Please be sure to register by Friday, March 18th. The club meetings will take place March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 17th, May 24th and May 31st. All club meetings will take place from 3:30pm-5pm with exception to April 5th which will take place from 12-5pm and May 31st will take place from 9am-4pm.


outdoor adventure club flyer

Junior (7th & 8th)

Certified Teen Leader Training
We will be kicking off the summer with a certified teen leader training on June 2nd from 9-3pm. Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H’ers to mentor younger 4-H’ers by serving as teen leaders in our county programs and at district and state events. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles. Teen leader training is open to 7th -12th grade students. This training will be in collaboration with Jones, Putnam, and Jasper County 4-H. There is not cost and lunch is provided. Registration is required. Please register by May 27th.
 
Adulting 101
... because life doesn't come with instructions. See the flyer below for information about 4-H classes that are designed to proidev teens with a framework to learn the basic skills of adulthood.

Certified Teen Leader Training Flyer
outdoor adventure club flyer

Outdoor Adventure Club

We’re kicking off our Outdoor Adventure Club learning all about hiking! We will learn all the basics of hiking: how to prepare for a hike, what to wear, what to take, how to read a map, proper trail etiquette and more. We’ll also be taking a few hikes to put our knowledge to the test. Our first meeting is Tuesday, March 22nd at the Monroe County 4-H Office. This is open for 4th – 8th grades. Spaces are limited. Please be sure to register by Friday, March 18th. The club meetings will take place March 22nd, March 29th, April 5th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 17th, May 24th and May 31st. All club meetings will take place from 3:30pm-5pm with exception to April 5th which will take place from 12-5pm and May 31st will take place from 9am-4pm.

Teen Leader Retreat

One of the first fun things our new teen leaders will have the opportunity to do is attend the Teen Leader Retreat with all of our seasoned teen leaders. We will be going to FDR State Park July 8th -10th for a weekend of community building, leadership growth, camping, fishing, swimming and more! This is open to 7th – 12th grade teen leaders. The cost is $60. Please come by the Monroe County 4-H office to register by July 1st.


Teen Leader Retreat Flyer

Senior (8th - 12th)

 
Adulting 101
... because life doesn't come with instructions. See the flyer below for information on 4-H classes designed to provide teens with a framework to learn the basic skills of adulthood.
 
Certified Teen Leader Training
We will be kicking off the summer with a certified teen leader training on June 2nd from 9-3pm. Of the many opportunities in Georgia 4-H to develop leadership, one of the most positive experiences is the opportunity for older 4-H’ers to mentor younger 4-H’ers by serving as teen leaders in our county programs and at district and state events. Teen leaders have specific responsibilities and leadership roles. Teen leader training is open to 7th -12th grade students. This training will be in collaboration with Jones, Putnam, and Jasper County 4-H. There is not cost and lunch is provided. Registration is required. Please register by May 27th.
 
Teen Leader Retreat
One of the first fun things our new teen leaders will have the opportunity to do is attend the Teen Leader Retreat with all of our seasoned teen leaders. We will be going to FDR State Park July 8th -10th for a weekend of community building, leadership growth, camping, fishing, swimming and more! This is open to 7th – 12th grade teen leaders. The cost is $60. Please come by the Monroe County 4-H office to register by July 1st.

Dairy Quiz Bowl 

Dairy Quiz Bowl is such an exciting event where youth have the opportunity to share their wisdom of all things dairy while working as a team and as individuals. Quiz Bowl is a jeopardy style competition in which students compete in teams of three to five answering dairy-related questions. This is open to 7th – 12th graders. Practices begin March 24th from 3:30-5pm. Practices are a mix between Mondays and Thursdays. Please see the flyer for the schedule. Competition is May 20th. Senior 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to Master (highest award offered in 4-H).


Dairy Quiz Bowl Flyer