In this Issue:
  • April Showers Us With Generosity
  • 4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses
  • 4-H Meets Community Needs through Service
  • How to Address Bullying at School
  • Growing Entrepreneurs through 4-H Gardens
  • Make Your Own Seed-starter Pots From Newspaper!
  • Dyeing Eggs the Natural Way
  • Meaningful Recognition in Florida 4-H Clubs
  • Creating a Welcoming Environment in 4-H Clubs
  • The Heart of a Handwritten Note: The 2nd “H” in 4-H
  • Volunteer Resources

    forms, tips, affirmative action, club organization, officer elections, officer training, organizational strategies, behavior management, etc.

    April Showers Us With Generosity

    The month of April brings one of my favorite times of the year.  We have the Easter Bunny showering us with treats on Easter and the Earth dancing on its axis for Earth Day.  Pick any type of towering tree for Arbor Day and then there are a gazillion funny pranks and jokes to be …

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    4-H Alumnae Reconnect through Love of Horses

    Russell and Julie McMillian both grew up in Gulf County and together have established a thriving business based on their love of horses.  They now own a small farm in Dalkeith, just south of Wewahitchka, and their business Rockin’ M Ranch, consists of horseback riding lessons for beginners and beach rides for tourists and locals …

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    4-H Meets Community Needs through Service

    Clear evidence of mastering a skill is being able to employ it in one’s everyday life. Knowledge is only as good as how we are able to use it. 4-H dedicates itself to educating youth with research based curriculum not only for their own benefit but also so they can share that knowledge with others. …

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    How to Address Bullying at School

    Research shows that 20-40% of children are bullied in some way. Whether bullying is verbal, physical, or done online it is a very real problem that can happen in any school, even among young school-age children. A safe and secure environment is key for the Essential Element of Belonging, one of the foundations of 4-H …

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    Growing Entrepreneurs through 4-H Gardens

    Garden-based education is taking America by storm. While this is concept dates as far back as the seventeenth century, it certainly feels like the popular movement of the day. 4-H has been using garden based education since 1902 with tomato and corn clubs to teach life skills such as resiliency, planning and organizing, and communication. …

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    Make Your Own Seed-starter Pots From Newspaper!

    4-H literally got its roots in gardening (pardon the pun). The very first 4-H Clubs focused on growing tomatoes and corn, and many youth and volunteers still enjoy gardening projects today. Gardening enriches your life, promotes good health, and saves money. One way to save money is to make your own paper pots to start your seeds. They …

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    Dyeing Eggs the Natural Way

    This time of year, many children are egg-cited to dye Easter Eggs!  This year, instead of buying a kit to dye eggs, why not use natural materials that you most likely already have in your kitchen or yard?  One 4-H Junior Master Gardener Project teaches young gardeners how to make dyes made from plant parts …

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    Meaningful Recognition in Florida 4-H Clubs

    Recognition is a basic human need and can help build positive self esteem if handled in the right way and is an important part of the Florida 4-H Program.  Whitney Cherry and Karen Miliffe shared tips for club leaders on showing recognition in 4-H clubs during the March Make a Difference Monday session earlier this …

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    Creating a Welcoming Environment in 4-H Clubs

    Have you ever attended a meeting for the first time and felt a little out of place? Do you remember that nervous feeling; the pit in your stomach of not knowing anyone, not sure if you belonged?  Creating a welcoming environment in 4-H clubs and events helps members and volunteers have a sense of belonging. …

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    The Heart of a Handwritten Note: The 2nd “H” in 4-H

    A handwritten note or card can express one’s gratitude, thankfulness, care, or encouragement and has not gone extinct even in this age of technology. Just think about the last time you received a personal handwritten note from someone. You may have gotten emails, texts, or posts relating to the same event and you appreciated it …

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