This Week in Texas 4-H Opportunity Reminders: 1/29/20
January 29, 2020
Week in Texas 4-H
4-H Hall of Fame Ceremony Opportunities
Beekeeping Essay Contest
4-H Salute to Volunteer Excellence Applications Due Soon
Shirts for Sale!
Souper Bowl of Caring
Hall of Fame Ceremony Opportunities
The 2020 National 4-H Hall of Fame Ceremony is
scheduled for October 2, 2020 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The event
is a formal evening recognizing distinguished guests and honoring
the accomplishments of 4-H. Texas 4-H members have the
opportunity to apply to serve as either the Master of Mistress of
Ceremonies or an entertainer for the evening (musical and vocal
acts accepted). Download the apps and info at the buttons below
and submit your applications by April 1st to the Texas 4-H
For those interested in this leadership
opportunity, please sign up using the above link to the online
form. You will need to plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior
to the start of the species show in which you are volunteering.
One parking and one gate pass will be provided for the youth who
is volunteering (provided you do not already have any) and the
passes will be mailed to the address you provide. You WILL
NEED to provide your address when signing up.
When you register, please select the option to use
alternate name and in the "First Name" box , list the
first and last name of the youth member. In the "last
name" box, list the 4-H County or FFA Chapter in which
the youth is a member.
If you would like to sing the national anthem, a
video needs to be emailed to Cory by February 25th as those spots
will be assigned.
Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. has announced
their 2020 Essay Topic. This year’s Topic is
Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold
bees have developed special skills to overwinter in the United
States. Please discuss one of these skills and then include a
discussion about what you do to prepare your hives for winter.
Include a photo of one of your hives, either using infrared technology
or showing winter wrap, hay bales, special feeders, etc. to
demonstrate how you prepare your hives for winter.
not have to have a bee project to participate in the essay
contest. You can see past winner’s essays by visiting the above
website and clicking on 4H Essays tab at the top of their
page. Essays will be uploaded at no fee on 4-H Connect using
the “2020 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest” event. Deadline to submit
is Sunday, March 1. Winners will be announced the week of March
RUNNING OUT TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS! NATIONAL 4-H SALUTE
TO EXCELLENCE VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION
National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Award
recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to
4-H while promoting service through volunteers as both an
opportunity and a privilege. In 2020, one volunteer will be
selected from each Cooperative Extension Region in each of two
categories: Outstanding Lifetime
Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year. The eight
regional honorees become nominees for the national award, and one
candidate in each category will be named the national honoree. Nominations
due by January 31, 2020, at 11:59 pm. Download
the application now or visit the 4-H WebGrants Portal for
Are your 4-H members and/or
Ambassador groups looking for a unique opportunity to help local
food pantries beyond just the holiday season? If so, check
out the Texas 4-H partnership with Souper Bowl of Caring!
Souper Bowl of Caring is an
organization founded 30 years ago by youth with a vision and
passion for service to others. Souper Bowl of Caring uses the
timeframe around one of the nation’s largest sporting
events, the Super Bowl, as a tool to feed families
throughout the state. Groups throughout the state will join
forces during January 14 – February 3, 2020 to
collect food donations and/or monetary donations to donate to a
local food pantry. All efforts benefit LOCAL families who utilize
LOCAL food pantries.
All efforts will be organized at
the local level using the “Playbook” linked below. Once
organized, 4-H youth will solicit donations at local retail
sites, club meetings, neighborhood drives, or other avenues to
collect donations which will be provided to a local food pantry
of your choice. No donations will be sent outside the county….all
efforts are LOCAL so you are helping the
people in your county who are in need.
4-H Alliance Partners
4-H Alliance members have special programs set up for Texas 4-H
members, their families and supporters the program. These
business organizations offer discounts for services or
merchandise, and in return a portion of the proceeds are
donated back to support Texas 4-H.
through the direct link here (click on the Wyndham logo) or use
the code 1000028575 when booking to receive a discount!
the Fall and Spring Paper Clover campaigns to earn money for your
county 4-H program at Tractor Supply. Learn more at the link here
(click on logo).
the Lone Star Silversmith's one-of-a-kind 4-H jewelry. Click on
with JOANN 4-H rewards on every purchase, every day! Current
& alumni members, parents, volunteers and 4-H staff can save
15% off total purchases every day with 4-H Rewards. Enroll now by
clicking on the linked JOANN logo.