Saturday, November 23, 2019

Holiday Party and Potluck

Please mark your calendars and sign up for the annual Holiday Party and Potluck on December 9, 2019!

Photo by Grace

Our annual 4-H Holiday Party and Potluck is at Bethany Lutheran Church on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:30pm.  

Potluck sign up:  Sign up for Potluck here

Who:  Bainbridge Island 4-H members and family

When:  Monday, December 9, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00pm

Where:  Bethany Lutheran Church:  7968 Finch Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Gift Exchange:  There are two separate "white elephant" gift exchanges – one for the kids and one for the adults!   If you would like to participate in this popular game, please bring a wrapped gift up to $5.00 in value.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

4-H Record Books!


What exactly is a record book and how do I get started on one? 

Good question!  A record book consists of information that you'll record in a notebook over the course of the year.  It will document your goals, knowledge and skills gained, leadership experiences, awards earned, and community service!  

All those great experiences you're having will be recorded on forms, narratives, and a story written by you.  Then, at the end of the year, you'll have the opportunity to submit your finished record book to 4-H judges, giving you the chance to earn awards.  



Photo by John


Please print the record book forms below (from Kitsap County 4-H) for your 3-ring binder.  Binders and printed copies of the Club Agreement and Code of Conduct are available at General Meetings.

We encourage you to give record book keeping a try!  Please let your leader know how they can give you a hand.
Record Book Forms (for all projects)
  • Record Book Guide – pdf
  • Permanent Record pdf / doc

Still Life forms (for Photography, Leadership, Sewing, Cooking, Family Living, Gardening)
  • Still Life Record Book – pdf / doc

Animals (for Dogs, Poultry)
  • Animal Record Book – pdf / doc

Monday, November 4, 2019

General meeting on November 11, 2019





Our Bainbridge Island 4-H projects are off to a good start and all projects have experienced their first meetings full of fun activities!  Most projects still have room for new members, except for the photography project which is full for the year (please contact us for more information).




Photo by Cate



Our next General Meeting is Monday, November 11, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:30pm.  We will meet at Yeomalt Cabin (900 Park Ave NE, Bainbridge Island).  

We'll look forward to seeing you there!






Wednesday, October 2, 2019

4-H Open House and General Meeting




Please join Bainbridge Island 4-H for our Open House and General Meeting this Monday, October 14th.  We'll have refreshments, a warm fire, and lots of information!  Our leaders will be available to discuss the projects and what exciting activities are scheduled for the year.  Interested in dogs, cooking, sewing, crafts, poultry, gardening, photography, or leadership?  Join us to learn more!

Where:  Yeomalt Cabin:   900 Park Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Time:  6:30 - 7:30pm

Date:  October 14, 2019

Who:  Youth ages 8 -18.  
           A Cloverbud program is available for children between ages 5 - 7. 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Please join us at the Harvest Fair on Sunday, September 22, 2019

4-H Volunteers Needed!

Our local Harvest Fair is a celebration of local farming and community.   You'll find many family friendly activities like cider pressing, carriage rides, pie contests, live music, sheep sheering, and so much more.  

Volunteers are needed to staff our 4-H booth!  This is a delightful stop for many kids as we offer a fishing booth and information on our upcoming projects.  This is a big fundraiser for our club and we're asking for members to help staff the booth.  Please sign up for a shift at the link below.  We're looking forward to this long standing tradition.  

4-H Volunteer Signup

Monday, September 16, 2019

4-H Open House and General Meeting!





Please join Bainbridge Island 4-H for our Open House and General Meeting this October 14th.  We'll have refreshments, a warm fire, and lots of information!  Our leaders will be available to discuss the projects and what exciting activities are scheduled for the year.  Interested in dogs, cooking, sewing, crafts, poultry, gardening, photography, or leadership?  Join us to learn more!

Where:  Yeomalt Cabin:   900 Park Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Time:  6:30 - 7:30pm

Date:  October 14, 2019

Who:  Youth ages 8 -18.  
           A Cloverbud program is available for children between ages 5 - 7. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hello Summer!

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."                                                                                                  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Photo by Joseph

There are many exciting 4-H events to help keep you busy this summer!  Please let your leader know if you have any questions.
  
Our list of 4-H summer activities:

1.  Bake a pie!  Buy Organic Fruit and support 4-H!  Select from cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines, pears and apples.  Order now and wait for the Washington fruit to ripen!  
Fruit order form for 4-H fundraiser

2.  Attend the "Show Success Seminar".  June 26th,  6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.  Open to all youth.  The focus is on livestock nutrition, management, showing and fitting.  
Show Success Seminar

3.  Attend the Teen Summit Leadership Camp.  June 28th - 30th.  Open to members in 7th - 11th grade.  This is held in Ellensburg, WA
Teen Summit Information

4.  March in the 4th of July Bainbridge Island Parade with Bainbridge Island 4-H and One Call for All!  More information to come!

5. Attend 4-H overnight camp at Panhandle Lake (near Shelton).  July 28th - August 1st.  See camp information from the blog post below or click here to see the brochure: 
2019 4-H Summer Camp brochure

6.  Finish your record book and submit to fair.
4-H Record Book Forms

7.  Create a 4-H educational display.  Your poster will be displayed during fair.
How to create a 4-H Educational Display

6.  Participate in the Kitsap County Fair.  August 21st - 25th.  Please find the guide below:
2019 4-H Kitsap County Fair Exhibitor Guide

7.  Volunteer for a shift at the Bainbridge Island Harvest Fair.  September 22.  Watch for more information.

8.  Inspire Kids to Do. Hands on activities every day of the summer:    Daily 4-H Activities







Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 20th: General Meeting and 4-H Elections



Photo by B 4-H photography member Sabrina

Please join us on Monday, May 20, 2019.  We'll host our final General Meeting and Potluck for the 2018/2019 year.

This special General Meeting includes several parts:

1)  We will hold 4-H elections for our Teen Leadership for the 2019/2020 year.

2)  We will celebrate our member's accomplishments with a slide show.  If you have pictures to share, please send them to Mike (BainbridgeIsland4h@gmail.com) so they can be included!

3)  We will enjoy the annual Spring Potluck.  Bainbridge Island 4-H is providing dessert and drinks!  Please find the potluck sign up sheet here:





We're looking forward to seeing you on May 20th at 6:30 at Yeomalt Cabin.





Friday, April 12, 2019

Volunteers Needed!

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We're incredibly thankful that after a hard day's work, our Bainbridge Island 4-H volunteers roll up their sleeves to do so much for our 4-H community.  They share hours of their time and talents without any compensation and we extend a heartfelt thanks for all they do! 

Our volunteers need help and are reaching out to our 4-H parents for assistance.  Any task, big or small, will help your leaders and will help Bainbridge Island 4-H continue to be a great program for our kids.  Many hands make light work.

Please join the leaders of our club on Monday, April 15, 2019 to learn and plan for the 2019/2020 year.  We'll meet at Montessori Country School at 6:00pm.           

Needed areas of support

  • Assist Mike with treasurer duties 
  • Order and distribute club T-shirts
  • Coordinate Holiday Potluck
  • Coordinate End of Year Celebration
  • Coordinate the Harvest Fair Celebration
  • Coordinate rental of Yeomalt Cabin and Bethany Lutheran Church (for Holiday Party)
  • Volunteer to Judge 4-H Public Presentations
  • Assist with Teen Leadership
  • Coordinate community service project
  • Assistant leader with the cooking project
  • Volunteer to bring snacks and build fires for general meetings
  • Assist with website updates