4-H is an educational youth organization open to boys and girls. Members work on individual projects. Participate in club and parish contests, learn new and interesting things, and get involved in worthwhile activities. Dues are $4.00, and you receive a project book, and the opportunity to participate in the other activities. We have guest speakers and refreshments.
Officers of the club are: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, and Photographer. Officers of the club are elected by the members. Demonstrators are voluntary. Arbor Day celebration, sew with cotton, food cookery contest, honeybee essay contests, skating party, pizza party , a field trip to the livestock show in Baton Rouge, and much, much more!
The fifth grade 4H members elected their officers on October 8th. Officer's of the club are:
PRESIDENT: Jillian Gibbs
VICE PRESIDENT: Victoria Bui
SECRETARY: Theresa Pham
REPORT/PHOTOGRAPHER: Hang Nguyen
TREASURER: Linda Huynh
DEMONSTRATOR: Khirey Walker
The fifth grade 4H club meets once a month and features a different guest speaker each month. So far they have had Atheria Scott (October) who spoke on MINDING YOUR MANNERS. Harvey Reed (November) who spoke on AGRICULTURE AND IT'S IMPORTANCE TO OUR LIVES. Cheryl Abadie (December) who made Orange Julius for a demonstration and Michael McAuliffe, (January) a fireman who spoke on Fire Prevention and Safety.
Each month contests are offered for members to participate in. October featured Fire Safety, Soil and Water Conservation and Junior Livestock poster contests. In November member collected Telephone book covers as a recycling project. The members also collected non-perishable food items for the needy. In December, 4-H members collected stuffed animals and toys for needy children.
January is a very busy month for 4-H members. The sew with cotton contest was held with its fashion revue on Jan.20th. Members also planted a tree and held a ceremony for Arbor Day on January 20th. The 4H foods contest was held Jan.25th to Jan.28th. Entries included beef, egg, poultry and seafood dishes.
February holds adventure for 4H members as they attend the annual 4H Livestock and Rodeo on February 19th.
March includes Dairy and Beef Poster Contests and in April our club exhibit day. Members will show their completed projects and receive awards. 4H sponsors pickle sales to fund their efforts.
The pledge for 4H says: I PLEDGE MY HEAD TO CLEARER THINKING, MY HEART TO GREATER LOYALTY, MY HANDS TO LARGER SERVICE AND MY HEALTH TO BETTER LIVING FOR MY CLUB, MY COMMUNITY, MY COUNTRY AND MY WORLD!
The member with the most points at the end of the school year will be able to attend the 4-H summer camp at a reasonable cost. Return 4-H dues and enrollment cards as soon as possible.
Those who wish to run for office, must also hand in their registration sheets by October 1st. Due to the changes in schedules, meetings will be held once a month on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. Please consider this when registering. Students who miss 3 meetings in a row will be dropped from the club. Dues are non-refundable.
Submitted by: Nancy Sarver, 4-H Leader and 5th grade teacher