2009 Winter Sewing Class

It’s that time of year again to start our 2009 Haywood County Winter Sewing Classes. These are sewing classes that are planed to teach youth the basic skills needed to make a simple garment. These classes are planned to be a learning experience and fun.

Youth will learn to measure themselves to determine their pattern size, choose the appropriate pattern and fabric and how to position pattern on their fabric. Youth will also learn how to operate and care for a sewing machine. Youth will make a simple garment and display their work at the 2009 Fashion Revue to complete this program.

Classes will be on Thursdays & Fridays for 5 weeks starting January 15th. Classes will be held at 3:30 pm & 5:30 pm. These times are subject to registration and we reserve the right to combine the two classes if necessary. The cost to participate is $15.00 if you bring your own fabric and $25.00 to receive donated fabric for the class. You must be in at least the first grade to sign up.

Call the extension office at 456-3575 to register by December 17th.

4-H Holiday Celebration



The 4-H community is getting together for the holidays and we really want you to be there to celebrate another fantastic year in 4-H! We will play some really fun holiday games and eat a great holiday dinner. Please bring a dish or dessert for everyone to enjoy. We will also look back at the great accomplishments of 2008 and get excited about the NC 4-H centennial celebration next year.

We encourage everyone to come and vote for your 2009 County Council!

Volunteer Training, Dinner, and a Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Extension Office on Monday, November 24th at 6:00 PM. We will be discussing new policies involving club finances, the upcoming centennial celebrations, chartering and re-chartering, and address any other questions or concerns you may have. We will also be having a nice dinner together. We will supply the meat if you could please bring a side dish and/or a dessert. If you have been volunteering for less than a year then please come to the meeting at 5:15 PM.

These are things you NEED to bring to the meeting:

· Your club’s plans for the next 6 months
· Your club’s financial records
· Your club’s current (updated) roster
· Centennial Celebration ideas
· A side dish or dessert
· Your club notebook
· Any new enrollment forms you have
· County Council nominations from your club

***We are trying to form a county council made up of youth leaders from each club to make it more effective so PLEASE nominate and encourage officers from your club to join the county council!***

Call Nick or Dan to sign-up for this training, tell us what side dish or dessert you will be bringing, or if you will be unable to attend. 828-456-3575

West District Leaders Meeting and Training

Friday, November 21st there will be West District Volunteer Leaders Association meeting and Volunteer Leader training in Asheville starting at 6:00 PM. Please call us at 456-3575 to reserve a seat. A couple of veteran 4-H leaders will be teaching two different ACE trainings that will be VERY HELPFUL to you as a volunteer leader. One class will be for newer volunteers and one for more experienced ones. Nick will be driving a van that will leave the Haywood County Extension Office at 5:00 PM taking anyone who wants to attend.

The North Carolina 4-H Master Volunteer Achievement in Continuing Education (ACE) program is designed to assist volunteers in the development of specialized skills as 4-H volunteers by participating in quality training experiences, processing learning experiences, conducting service activities/projects, and developing a Master Volunteer ACE portfolio. With this letter is a flier with all of the training information. Many 4-H Leaders from Haywood County have been, and are still involved in the ACE Program.
Please Call Nick or Dan at 456-3575 to REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 17th!