4-H Youth Development
The enrollment process for Pierce County 4-H will open October 1, 2016. Enrollment Instruction Packets for Leaders and Member Families are can be found at FORMS, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES.
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PIERCE COUNTY 4-H FAIR PREPARATION
Believe it or Not – there’s only 2 months & 1 week left before the Pierce County 4-H Fair! So, we start with some announcements right now and encourage you to keep a watch out for more preparation information as it becomes available.
GET READY FOR POSTER JUDGING
Poster judging will take place on Thursday, July 21, at the 4-H office
3602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma.
Entries will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For Educational Display/Poster guidelines go to http://ext100.wsu.edu/pierce/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2014/01/Poster-Guidelines.pdf
This year marks the beginning of a new way of registering for the Pierce County Fair. FairEntry.com is a new product offered by the creators of 4honline. Because of this connection you will be able to use your 4honline log-in information to log into FairEntry. Personal information will be synced with 4honline each week to ensure the most up to date information. If you have registered any animals, they will be copied into FairEntry for you to select as you register for classes. Each participant must register for each class and lot they plan on participating in at the fair.
The system should be available for registration beginning June 15, 2016. Check the Pierce County Fair Guides to see what the class and lot numbers are as most of them have changed to the Washington State Fair numbering system. All of the animals and some of the non-animal will register through FairEntry. Most of the sewing and home economics departments will still use paper registration forms as in the past and shift to FairEntry next year. All of the Judging and Bowls are list as separate departments from the activity being judged or for bowls.
Check the fair guides before you register as most class and lot numbers have changed. Register at – http://piercecountyfair.fairentry.com
4-H members can now enter their animals into 4honline and FairEntry. Animals are registered on Youth Personal Information screen by clicking on the Animal / Livestock header near the top left of the screen. Please enter as must information as you can as you will not be able to edit it later in 4honline. Animals will follow their owners as we sync FairEntry with 4honline. Syncing will take place at on Thursdays each week. Animals can also be added For information and assistance on Fair Entry, contact Mike.Seiber@wsu.edu
HOW TO SUPPORT PIERCE COUNTY 4-H
Apply for a Fred Meyer Community Rewards card. These contributions enhance our programming efforts, for such things as Opportunity Grants, Scholarships and Club Support, and is a benefit to all of our 4-H members. Our group is Pierce County 4-H Council #90289. If you do not have a Rewards card, please talk to Fred Meyer’s staff and find out how to apply for one, or go to https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4. This will not interfere with your personal Rewards.
Contacts for Pierce County
For individual areas of responsibility see Staff Roles
TDiane Day, 4-H Program Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-798-7160
Mike Seiber, 4-H Program Coordinator, email@example.com or 253-798-3223 Brian Brandt, 4-H Youth Development Faculty, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-798-3250
Makenzie Good, STEM Coordinator, email@example.com or 253-798-3258 Atalie Moore, Tech Wizard Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-798-3258
4-H SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES ARE AVAILABLE Your purchase of a 4-H License Plate supports 4-H Youth Development in Washington State! Click here for a copy of the brochure
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 4-H is a positive youth development program that has the goal of creating caring, capable and contributing citizens. Youth learn life skills such as decision making, cooperating, and organizing through several project areas. Some might think the four H’s stand for “Horses, Hens, Hog, and Hay.” It’s easy to see why, since 4-H has been around for more than 100 years. In fact there are a huge variety of projects spanning from robotics, photography, cooking, arts and crafts, sewing and fashion, welding, raising and showing animals, and so much more! Check out what Pierce County 4-H accomplished last year: 1,000 youth participated in community clubs with 700 adults that served as their mentors. Youth showcase their completed projects at the county fair and Puyallup Fair.
- the Afterschool program delivered 50 hours of professional training to 90 after school and child care staff from 7 counties. Nearly 1,600 youth received 4-H programming from these trained program staff.
- 110 summer camp staff from 3 counties received training that allowed 3,000 youth to receive 4-H enhanced programming.
- a 4-H technology lab opened in inner-city Tacoma providing after school and summer camp opportunities for middle and high school students.