Orange County 4-H
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Orange County 4-H

Record Books

2015 Record Book Info Flyer

2015 Record Book Info Flyer

2015 Record Book Due Dates

Any record book that has been completed in the online system MUST be printed out, placed in a binder or folder in the usual manner, and turned in for judging.

Members should be sure to have all the required signatures on the PDR and all Project/Leadership Report forms – otherwise the book might not be judged.

**Seniors that wish to go to State Judging must complete & enclose the State Judging Cover Page, and have all the required signatures on that page.
Go to http://www. /files/207542.pdf

**If a senior member does not wish to go on to State Judging, a note to that effect must be attached to the record book, so time is not wasted by the committee in contacting the member for paperwork updates.**

Turn record books in to your club on time, as they should come to the 4-H Office in one group from each club leader or club rep, with the list of judges attached.

For all levels, the club leader or club rep must submit a list of judge’s names attached to their record book delivery. The ratio is 1 judge per every 3 books.

This means we need 2 separate lists from each club – which judges will attend the August Primary-Junior- Intermediate judging, and which judges will attend the September Senior judging. There can be duplicate names in the lists.

The important dates for Officer Books are:
Due date to SCREC September 8, 2015 by 3PM
County Evaluation Performed by the County I&R Committee

The important dates for Senior Record Books are:
Due date to SCREC September 8, 2015 by 3PM
County Evaluation September 19, 2015
(Lunch is provided!) Schrieber Residence, 9am-2pm
3309 S. Timber, Santa Ana, 92707

State Judging November 13-15, 2015 UC Davis

Alternate record book drop-off locations, same deadline dates: (Leave books in plastic bag, or closed box with sticky note identifying club name)

1. Strothman residence:  (If no answer, leave bags
7652 Wyoming Street
Westminster, CA 92683

2. Schrieber residence:
3309 S. Timber Street
Westminster, CA 92683 Santa Ana, CA 92707

4-H Record Books

The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

Why have 4-H record books?

4-H Record Books serve a variety of purposes in the California 4-H Youth Development Program.

  • 4-H Record Books give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work. They document their skill development and their learning experiences in a written report. 4-H members measure their achievements and growth in their total years in 4-H.
  • 4-H Record Books encourage members to set goals, pursue strategies to meet those goals, and to shift gears in the face of challenges and obstacles. Completion of the Personal Development Report awards 4-H members for participation in 4-H activities, which provides an incentive for participation, learning, and achievement.
  • Completing a 4-H Record Book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. Records management (RM) is a competency skill to identifiy, create, classify, archive, and preserve records. The 4-H Record Book teaches 4-H members these skills through a standard format.
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