4-H Cumulative Records County Deadline: February 24, 2012

This is an accumulation of three years of 4-H project work in a major project area. Records are submitted in age categories of 13-15 and 16-18. These books are due to the Extension Office by Friday, February 24, 2012.

4-H Honor Club County Deadline: December 15

Only one half of one percent of 4-Hers are accepted into the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club. The organization was organized in 1931 by Mr. L.R. Harrill as a way to develop a statewide 4-H service organization. Today, the NC 4-H Honor Club has almost 3,000 members from across the state and nation. Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon those 4-H'ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life. You must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and shall be at least 16 years of age and not more than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application. Applications are due December 15 to the Extension Center.

4-H Project Records County Deadline: December 15

Project records highlight what a 4-Her has learned and done in a specific project area for a period of 12 months. The books are judged in age categories of: 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18. They need to be submitted to the Haywood County 4-H office December 15. The top county winners in each of the curriculum areas are then submitted to Raleigh for the district competition.

4-H Scholarships County Deadline: December 15

There are over 30 4-H college scholarships available for North Carolina 4-Hers. The fall semester is fast and furious for college freshmen as college and scholarships applications mount. Go ahead and look through the NC 4-H scholarship guide to find which scholarships you are eligible for based upon your area of study and where you intend to study. Scholarship applications are due December 15 at the Extension Center.

Reindeer Games 4-H Christmas Party Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9pm at Extension Center

You now Dasher and Dancer, Comet and Blizten… but do you know that 4-H has the best Christmas relay games around! 4-Hers will get to be part of all the reindeer games at the North Pole Olympics and enjoy a Christmas movie. Will be a fun time for all and a great way to make new friends in 4-H!

CHARM Etiquette Class Thursday, November 17 from 3:30 to 5pm at Waynesville Library Youth Department

C.H.A.R.M is an acronym for Caring How Appearance and Attitude Reflects you to those Meet. Come learn about the art of social graces, introductions, and dress during National Manners Month. You will be able to put the things you learn to good practice during your family’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Workshop will be held at the Waynesville Library Youth Department from 3:30 to 5pm. Please call the Extension Center at 456-3575 to sign-up.

Rock n’ Roll at the Haywood County 1950’s 4-H Awards Banquet Thursday, November 4 from 6 to 8:30pm at Extension Center

Volunteer Leaders, youth leaders, and 4-Her’s will be recognized for their hard work and dedication at the Annual 4-H Awards Banquet. Enjoy hotdogs and hamburgers at the Rock n’ Roll Clover CafĂ©. Each club will be asked to bring a side item. Larry Ammons, a local 4-H alumnus, will share how his 4-H experience and skills helped him reach goals and prepare him for his career!

Etiquette Dinner Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm at the Balsam Mountain Inn

Great opportunity to learn about properly using table manners, navigating a formal place setting, and using your utensils correctly. Scholarship interviewers and one day even your employer may want to see you in social situations to observe how you conduct yourself, particularly if your job you want requires a certain standard of conduct with clients and superiors. Your familiarity and comfort with proper etiquette could open many doors of opportunity! The Etiquette Dinner will be held at the Balsam Mountain Inn on Monday, October 17, 24 at 6pm. The cost is $20 and 4-Hers will need to dress business casual. Please call the Extension Center at 456-3575 to sign-up.

Basic Car Maintenance Monday, October 3 from 3:30 to 5pm at Waynesville Tire

No heroes or damsels in distress here! As 4-Hers’ sprout wings and fly away off to college next fall; it is important to know what kind of equipment you need to have on hand to deal with a basic car repair, how to change a tire, and maintenance and upkeep involved with your vehicle. Waynesville Tire will have a mechanic on hand to show youth practical steps involved with being proactive and empowered to take care of your first vehicle.