Leaders

The co-organizational leaders for HomeGrown4H are:

Trisha Boyer

7734 Brian Loop, Lakeland, FL  33810

hoaloha67@gmail.com

863-606-8770 home

863-529-7393 cell


Sonja Philip

1761 Holton Road, Lakeland, FL  33810

renee@philipdom.com (preferred method of communication)

863-248-5175

 

For updates and information and general thoughts, please check out our blogs here

Basic Info

We are primarily, but not exclusively, a homeschool 4-H club.

Our regular "club" meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month see calendar for details.

at The Bible Presbyterian Church at 5635 NorthDaughtery Rd, not far from the N. Walmart.

4H is for youth ages 8-18 by Sept. 1st 2014.

Club yearly dues are $15 per  4-H member (age 8-18).  $5 for Cloverbuds ages 5-7, additionally, there is an insurance fee...  $1 per person OR$2 if you are involved in the horse project.Insurance must be paid prior to participation in any project. (checks/money orders written out to HomeGrown or cash is great too!)***

Each project meets at different times/days/# of meetings, depending On the project leader, who is a volunteer.

The mission statement of 4H is "TO MAKE THE BEST, BETTER".

It is all about learning new skills, leadership and community service.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Read all about it...

 

The votes are in and the budget has been approved.  With a minimum of 2/3 of current members (at the time of the vote), the budget was passed with greater than a majority win.

Item 1 - 67 yea, 4 nay = passed

Item 2 - 71 yea, 0 nay= passed

Item 3 - 65 yea, 6 nay= passed

Item 4 - 63 yea, 8 nay= passed

Item 5 - 61 yea, 10 nay = passed

Item 6 - 61 yea, 10 nay = passed

Item 7 - 51 yea, 14 modified, 6 nay = passed

 

Thank you all for your participation and help in getting this part of our job done!

 

As an aside, but something to really keep in mind in the future... my husband reminded me last night of a point I didnt make in the ballot, but the reasoning behind _why_ we switched to HG providing things like drinks and paper goods for the parties.  Our lives are often crazy and dont always go the way we expect or desire them to.  And on more than one occassion a well-meaning family has signed up to provide say... the plates and napkins... for an event and 5 minutes before walking out the door with said paper goods, one child becomes violently ill.  This family didnt make the event (understandably).  We are all sympathetic of course, but end up staring at all the lovely food brought while waiting for someone to rush to the store to get something to eat it on... Our decision for HG to start providing these things was a simple one to prevent such issues and to take some of the stress out of participation for the members.  So many things can change between that meeting day where you say "paper plates, that would be easy" and the event where just getting out the door becomes virtually impossible.  ... but if someone cant make it with their meatballs we are all still good, right?

 

SurprisedImportant!Surprised

I have received several emails from members with problems accessing the forum.  So if you can only see the home and calendar tabs:  Please note that Step 4 has two parts.  The first is to register for the site.  The second is to email me, Sonja (renee@philipdom.com).

If you dont email me, I dont know that you have registered and I cant get you activated on the site.  Everyone who wishes to be on this forum must have already registered with us.  This is the way we keep this group completely private and safe for its members.  I apologize if it seems somewhat cumbersome, but the alternative is worse, so please have patience.

Registration for the 2014-2015 4H year is now open.  Registration will stay open until the October meeting, on October 14, 2014.

 

Step 1

Please fill out the following form for your family

Family Form

 

Please fill out one of these forms for EACH of your 4H age student.  When you fill it out the first time, it will give you the option to fill go back and add another response.  Keep doing this until you have entered each of your students.

Student Form (for parent to fill out)

 

Step 2

You will also need to register with: Polk County 4H (please read all the instructions carefully).  Even if you filled this out last year, you must go and "reactivate" yourself and your students.  Enrollment/re-enrollment is open now!

 

 

Step 3

Payment

Please add up the amounts you need to bring (each membership fee/due for each student plus their insurance fee) and bring that with you to your first meeting.  Envelopes will be provided if necessary, but you can shorten your registration time by bringing an envelope with the following information already on it...

Parent Name

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________

Student Name  Dues __________*  Insurance** _________ Total ___________

etc....

T-shirt $ _________________

 

Total ____________

 

*cloverbuds - $5, member - $15

** all members - $1, horse project - additional $1 per student

 

Step 4

Register for *this* forum.  If you are brandnew to HomeGrown4H or were not an active member last year, please click on the link at the top of this page and register.  You must use your FIRST and LAST name as your user name/sign in. Then, contact Sonja (renee@philipdom.com) and let her know you need to be activated.  If you were a member last year but you don't seem to have full access now, please contact Sonja (renee@philipdom.com) to have your account re-activated.

 

VERY IMPORTANT

information.  Money will only be accepted .... at a meeting or by the Treasurers and their parents...Becky Brown/Savannah Brown or Kathy Hockenberry/Jarrett Hockenberry.  Please do not try to give your registration money to anyone else, as they wont be able to accept it.

 

Completion of these four steps is required to be a participating member in HomeGrown 4H.

Announcements

To keep up with the latest club happenings....

Our beginning list of projects

Archery

Beading

Cake Decorating

Carnivorous Plants

Chickens

Childcare

Cloverbuds

Drama

Electricity

Film Techniques

Forest Ecology (intro)

Marine Ecology

Rabbits

Sculpting

Sewing (Adv)

Story Telling

Interested Yet??

Officers

2014-2015

Officers

 

President:

Madison Grode

 

Vice President:

Caleb Brown

 

Attendance Secretary:

Trinity Boothe

 

Minutes Secretary:

Anya Hockenberry

 

Bank Treasurer:

Savannah Brown

 

Meeting Treasurer:

Jarrett Hockenberry

 

Historian:

Willow Boyer

 

Parliamentarian:

Robert Grode

 

Community Service Officer:

Kayla Khoshnoodi

 

Event Officer:

Ariel Chenowith

 

Sergeant-at-Arms:

Chandler Boyer

 

Clover Buddy:

Devin Khoshnoodi