Thursday, February 14, 2019

4-H Public Presentations


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4-H encourages its members to expand their life skills which includes the ability to do public presentations.  As a result, once a year, they offer a 4-H Public Presentation forum where members get the opportunity to do public presentations on topics they are interested in.

We encourage all members of Bainbridge Island 4-H to deliver public presentations.  Through Kitsap County's 4-H public presentation forum, our members can earn blue ribbons, earning the chance to give their presentation at Kitsap County Fair or Washington State Fair.

The dates for the Kitsap County 4-H Public Presentations are Friday afternoon, March 1, 2019 or Saturday morning, March 2, 2019.

You can sign up for your presentation here: 4-H Public Presentation sign up

Below are some common questions from our 4-H members:

Q:  What should I talk about?

A:  There are so many great topics to choose from.  Choose a topic that is of interest to you.  If you need ideas, talk with your 4-H friends and leaders or check out: How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation


Q:  Who will judge me?  

A:  Judges for 4-H presentations are supportive and encouraging 4-H leaders and volunteers.

Q:  Will other kids be watching?  Can my parent be there?

 A:  No other 4-H members are in the room with you unless you invite them.  Your parents are welcome to observe.

Q: How long do I have to speak for?

A:  If you are a Junior (8 – 10 years of age):  3 – 8 minutes
If you are an Intermediate (11 – 13 years of age):  5 – 15 minutes
If you are a Senior (14 to less than 19 years of age):  8 – 20 minutes

Q:  Do you have any hints or tips on delivering my presentation?

A:  --Have a catchy introduction
--Your time starts when you give the title of your presentation.
--End with a conclusion and your sources.
--Remember that EVERY word on your posters need to be readable from 10 feet away.
--Don't forget to ask your audience if they have any questions, then always repeat the question back to the judge.
--Practice, practice, practice!!

Please read the 4-H guide for additional tips:  How To Do A 4-H Public Presentation

Q:  What is the cost?

A:  Normally, there is a $2.50 charge per presentation but Bainbridge Island 4-H is paying for  members enrolled in our club.  When you check in for your presentation, please tell them you are a member of Bainbridge Island 4-H.

Q:  Can I bring my dog?  I'd like to include my pet in my presentation.

A:  Unfortunately, you may not bring any live animals.

What should I bring with me?

A:  There will be an easel for you to use during your presentation.  You should bring everything you need for your presentation, including visual aids.  No projectors or screens are provided.  If you are using Powerpoint, please bring everything you need with you.  When you check in, please tell them if you are using Powerpoint.

Q:  Where do I give my presentation?

A:   Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church in Poulsbo.  The church is located across from Poulsbo Inn on Hwy 305.  The address is 18561 9th Ave. NE, Poulsbo, WA  98370

Please let your leaders know if you have any questions.

Monday, February 11, 2019

4-H General Meeting Cancelled for February 11, 2019

Due to the weather conditions, the 4-H General Meeting for Monday, February 11, 2019 is cancelled.



Monday, January 28, 2019

Community Service Events

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Our Bainbridge Island 4-H community service events are planned for the year and we're looking forward to giving back to our community!! 

The first event is on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3:45 - 4:45 pm (after school).  We will be making Valentine's Day cards with our friends at Wyatt House.  Each special handmade Valentine is finished with a U.S. postal stamp ready for mailing to family and friends.

The second event is Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  We will meet at Montessori Country School to make dog toys for PAWS and to write special letters to orphans in Nepal and Kenya.

We look forward to seeing you at these events.

Monday, January 14, 2019

4-H Academy

Workshop, Board, Font, Wall, Stones

The Kitsap County 4-H Academy is January 26, 2019!  This fun filled workshop is held once per year.  4-H members can learn to crochet, sew a doll's sleeping bag, learn about animal law, learn about vet science, learn Scratch (MIT) and coding, make a leather bracelet and try out crayolligraphy.  You can also learn about public presentations, record books, and communication skills.  Be sure to check out the link below for additional classes and details.
Check-in is at 9:30am and classes end at 2:00pm at Silver Ridge Elementary School. 
All 4-H youth of all ages, volunteers, parents and leaders are all invited to attend! 
Registration is open now! Class sizes are limited so don't delay in signing up for the class that you want. 

This event is $5 per person with a $2 pizza lunch option.  Please sign up online and pay at the door. Registration closes on January 24th. 

For details on this event and to sign up for classes, please click here:

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Dog Project Pet Food Drive





Come on down to Paws and Fins on Hildebrand Lane this Sunday, January 13th from 11:00 - 3:30 and Sunday, January 20th from 11:00 - 5:00 to support our dog project!  In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., our 4-H members will be collecting pet food for Bainbridge Island's Helpline House. 

You can also bring your pet food donations to the 4-H General Meeting on Monday night.

Thank you dog project members, for your contribution to the community!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Trivia night, book swap, & 4-H shirts!


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Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm is our General Meeting...chock full of fun activities!

Please note We're meeting at the Yeomalt Classroom (next to the Yeomalt Cabin).

  • Join us for a friendly team competition of Trivia.  It's been fun in the past and we're looking forward to another great game.
  • We're also excited to announce a book exchange.  Please bring a book that you would recommend someone else read (or a few if you would like) and leave with a book.  With the rainy and cold Bainbridge Island winter weather, it's a perfect time to enjoy a new (to you) book!  Feel free to bring fiction or non-fiction. 
  • Need a Bainbridge Island 4-H t-shirt?  Have you outgrown your 4-H t-shirt?  We'll be ordering shirts on Monday night but we're also having a t-shirt swap.  Please bring in your too-small shirts to pass along.  Please also bring your checkbook (new 4-H members will be provided a new t-shirt at no cost).

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

We wish all of our 4-H members a wonderful 2019!

As we reflect on our accomplishments since October, it's great to see the many projects that our members have been working on.     


  • In Cooking, our members baked delicious pecan pies (including gluten-free) for the annual holiday  party.  Thank you for the delicious treat!
  • Our Poultry and Garden group has been very busy.  They've recently toured a turkey farm and even watched a necropsy.  They did a craft with tillandsia and learned about the care. 
  • Our Photography project recently visited the gardens at Bloedel Reserve, capturing some terrific pictures!
  • Our Dog Project has also busy with lots of training and learning new commands at Yeomalt Cabin! 
  • Our Leadership project has been learning parliamentary procedures, ice breakers and planning the General Meetings.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our January General Meeting:  January 14, 2019 at 6:30pm at Yeomalt Cabin.  

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's time for the Holiday Party!

Please join us on Monday, December 10, 2018 for our annual 4-H Holiday Party and Potluck.  Below are the details and a link to the potluck sign up form.  

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Who:  Bainbridge Island 4-H members and family

When:  Monday, December 10th from 6:30 - 8:00

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

Gift Exchange:  There are two separate gift exchanges – one for the kids and one for the adults.  Please bring a wrapped gift up to $5.00 if you would like to participate in this festive gift exchange.   

Potluck:  Please sign up here

Monday, November 19, 2018

Chex Mix Recipe

The 4-H Leadership Project members made Chex Mix while learning Parliamentary Procedures! 

We enjoyed this snack at the November General Meeting and you'll find the Chex Mix recipe below, including the modifications made by the Leadership Project.








Chex Mix Recipe:

3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite size pretzels
1 cup garlic flavor bagel chips
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder

In a large microwavable bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside.  In small bowl, microwave butter uncovered until melted.  Stir in seasonings.  Pour over cereal mixture and stir until evenly coated.  Microwave uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes.  Spread on paper towels to cool.  Store in airtight container.

Leadership modifications:  1) Omitted Wheat Chex and increased Corn and Rice Chex by 1 1/2 cups.  2) Omitted mixed nuts due to allergies.  3) Replaced bagel chips with pita chips.

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Washington State 4-H Know Your Government Conference 2019

The 4-H Know Your Government Conference serves to strengthen the connection between youth and our political and social networks through education, experience, application and inspiration.

KYG is a 4-H sponsored program that allows students to learn about and participate in our country’s three branches of government. During preconference meetings, participants will learn about the Washington State Legislature and how it works interactively with the executive and judicial branches.

We look forward to hosting YOU as we discover together the power and influence of media in today’s society!

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