4-H Update August 27

Welcome to the 2018/19 4-H School Year (Kindness Mission Possible)!


4-H provides a unique environment where youth try new things, make new friends and discover new possibilities.  The St. John club will explore leadership, teamwork, citizenship, complete missions and community service opportunities.  Looking forward to a positive and fun year! 


To run a productive program, we are in need of Officer’s for the upcoming year.  If you plan to run for a position, please be prepared to campaign for self in the form of a 1 – minute speech.  Be prepared to cast your vote for the 18/19 Officer’s at your first 4-H Meeting – 9/7/18 at 3:00pm.  The following positions are up for grab:



♦ Presides at all club meetings.

♦ Plans ways to get every member to participate in meetings and delegates responsibility.

♦ Works with 4-H club advisors to establish a system for notifying 4-H club members of club

   meetings and activities. (i.e. – phone trees, written notices, Monday Memo, etc.)


♦ Presides at meetings if the President is absent.

♦ Present Club Ritual at each meeting


♦ Keeps an accurate written record of the business meetings.

♦ Reads club’s minutes at each meeting.

♦ Records club’s attendance at each meeting.


♦ Keeps an accurate account of all 4-H club’s money received and spent by the club.

♦ Gives a financial report at each 4-H club meeting.

♦ Gives an annual financial report at the final 4-H club meeting for the year.


♦ Takes photographs at all 4-H club meetings and activities.

♦ Puts together the 4-H club’s scrapbook alone or with a Scrapbook Committee.

♦ Collects newspaper articles from News Reporter.


♦ Writes articles about club meetings and activities and submits to the local newspaper.


♦ Conducts a recreation activity at each 4-H club meeting.

♦ Reads a poem, quote or bible verse at all 4-H club meetings.


♦ Plans one major safety program for the 4-H club.

♦ Gives 1 to 3 minute safety tips and/or talks at each 4-H club meeting.


♦ Plans one major health program for the 4-H club.

♦ Gives 1 to 3 minute health tips and/or talks at each 4-H club meeting.


♦ Plans one major environmental program for the 4-H club.

♦ Gives 1 to 3 minute environmental tips and/or talks at each 4-H club meeting.



Upcoming 4-H Activities/Events:


I.        4rd Annual Eyeglass Recycling with SJS 4-H Club - Service Activity #1 (9/2 – 10/19/18)

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.  If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them now. The St. John School (SJS) 4-H Club will assist the Lions Recycle for Sight Program by collecting glasses.  SJS 4-H will accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.  All glasses can be placed in the 4-H box located in the middle school office.


II.     4-H (4th - 8th grade) enrollment cards & $12.00 payment are due by 9/28/18.  Please submit to the middle school office.  Enrollment cards will be sent home the afternoon of the 1st 4-H meeting scheduled 9/7/18 @ 3:00pm.  Enrollment cards can also be picked up from the 4-H Office. 

            *All 4-H meetings are scheduled the 1st Friday of each month.  3:00 – 3:45pm.


III.    No Cloverbud meetings scheduled for the 18/19 school year at St. John, but 1st – 3rd graders can participate in activities scheduled at the 4-H Office.  Enrollment cards will be available in the middle school office.

            IV.    All 4-H participants will be RAKtivists for the 2018/19 School Year - Ongoing Service Activity (#2)

Participants pledge to be encouraging and supportive in their words, be kind, responsible and helpful when at all possible, thankful and positive at all times, honest, considerate and respectful.

‘RAKtivist’ is short for ‘Random Acts of Kindness activist’.  Think of RAKtivists like kindness ambassadors.  Anyone who believes kindness can change the world, who reminds everyone around them how much love there is in the world, who inspires hope and generosity with their actions as much as their words—they’re a RAKtivist.

V.   “Stuff a Book Sack for the homeless” (#3) – Act of Kindness

St. John students will collect winter socks, hats, gloves and toiletries to be donated to the homeless in the BR area.  Items can be brought to the middle school office.  The dollar tree is a good resource for these items. (Book sacks have been donated).

Example Winter Items:  Socks, hats, toothbrush, gloves, toothpaste, crackers and/or tissue.


Lisa Broadnax-Jackson or Rhonda Harrell:  St. John 4-H Sponsors:  337 5472

Iberville Parish 4-H Agent:  Laura Robertson:  687 5155

Iberville Parish Nutrition Educator and 4-H Program Assistant:  Kathy Jones:  687 5155