CHAPARROS 4-H CLUB NEWSLETTER
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Chaparros 4-H Website - www.jamul4h.org
President – Natalie Helms
Vice-Pres.– Jack Sullivan
Secretaries – Jane & Sara Clark
Treasurer – Sydney Helms
Sgt. at Arms – Diego Tesoro
Reporter – Sydney Helms
Supply Officer – Jason Morris
Historian – Melody Hix
Recreation – Carter Teasdale
Healthy Living Officer – Carter
Jamul Chaparros 2017/2018
Hi Jamul Chaparros and families!
Summer seems to be flying by! I
know some of our members are back to school very soon! I hope that this
newsletter finds each of you happy and healthy and ready for the new year to
Many of our members were busy during fair season
and we weren’t able to track down specific results, but congratulations to all
of our members who entered, participated, placed, and won at the San Diego
County Fair and the Ramona Fair. We hope they were fun experiences for you and
we look forward to hearing about them in our upcoming meetings!
A long time Jamul resident and founder of our
own 4-H club, Jamul Chaparros, recently passed away. Please read the below
obituary for Joe Nierodzinski.
Our thoughts and gratitude are with his family.
This is an important newsletter with lots of
information on enrollment and leader/new leader enrollment and information.
PLEASE try and come to the first meeting already enrolled and with necessary
documents and fees. It makes our volunteer job so much easier when we can get
your approved and your name sent to the county in a timely manner.
There is an Area 5 Meeting on Saturday, August
26th, 10am to 3pm, at the County Office. All leaders are welcome to attend!
Please contact Kelli or Wendy if interested in attending. It is an informative
Our first unit meeting is Tuesday, September
12th at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamul Primary School. Please plan to attend, meet
project leaders, and sign up for projects. We will have crossover project
information as well. Please find details of this first meeting below.
We look forward to this being another successful
4-H year. As always, please contact us with any questions you may have!
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Wow, it’s hard to believe summer vacation is
ending. Sydney and I had a great time participating in the fairs. It gives
4-H families a chance to hang out with families from other 4-H clubs which
is really cool. I’m excited for the new year to start. I’m
looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!
By Annalisa Goode
time resident of Jamul, Joseph Leon Nierodzinski passed away on July 2, 2017. He
was born in Long Beach 83 years ago. Many lives were touched during Joe's 47
years as an industrial arts teacher in the San Diego Unified School District. He
taught at seven schools including Garfield High School, Dana Junior High and
often said his students were his "children". As a long time resident
of Jamul he and his wife, Connie, founded the Jamul Chaparros 4-H Club
serving his community and enriching the lives of many 4H members for 25 years.
They were also parishioners of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Jamul.
He and Connie created a small ranch here Joe exceIled at producing fresh
fruits and vegetables year round for his family and friends. These endeavors
provided life lessons for his children and all those who visited his
"Rancho Todavia No". He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Connie,
his 8 children: Theresa, Rebecca, Gabrielle, Michele,
Annalisa, David, and Cecile, 11 grand children and 10
great grand children. He will be missed. Gravesite services were held July
14. A celebration of life for friends and family will follow at a later date (September
from The Jamul Shopper & News, August 2017, page 8
more information about the history of our Jamul Chaparros 4-H Club, see <http://www.jamul4h.org/history2.html>.
San Diego and Ramona Fair Results:
Drum-roll please, for the members that submitted their fair
results to the newsletter:
got 3 first places and a donated award for home arts in Del Mar. He got
numerous participation ribbons at Ramona.
got 3 first places at Del Mar and a Special Award for Home Arts.
earned a 2nd In Cavy and Rabbit Showmanship and a 5rh in Round Robin.
For those who were too
busy (or forgot) to submit your fair results, you get another chance to get them
in the next newsletter. Send the
information in NOW, while you are still thinking about it, to
Writing an article, or just a paragraph, for the newsletter looks good
for your Record Book, and the Record Book Judges will be favorably
my 30+ years of being the Newsletter Publisher, those that submit articles are
the ones that excel in 4-H and their life.
Don’t forget! Our first meeting is Tuesday,
September 12th at 6:30pm at the Jamul Primary School, 14567 Lyons Valley Rd,
Jamul, CA 91935.
6:30 ALL new and returning members will
have an opportunity to sign up for projects and meet project leaders. We will
also have an interest list available. Is there a project you are interested in
that we don’t offer? We will try to either offer it or match you up with a
cross-over project that does offer it. There are numerous projects offered
throughout the county: robotics, woodworking, fishing, beekeeping, etc.
7:00 NEW members are asked to stay for a
Jamul Chaparros and 4-H 101 course! This will give our leaders an opportunity to
present our program and for new families to ask questions. Our project leaders
and board members will be asked to attend. Returning families are also welcome
to attend, however there will be no business meeting on this date.
first board meeting will be Sunday, September 10th at Wendy Teasdale’s house.
First things first! Let’s get those
enrollments in. Here are the easy steps to enrollment:
Enrollment can be done online at
There are new, fairly user-friendly, instructions on this webpage. You do NOT
need to create a profile for your member if you are a returning family. Only new
members/leaders will have to set up a new profile. Once you have a profile,
please select Jamul Chaparros as your club. You may then add the projects your
member is interested in.
Download, print, and sign the Youth Treatment
Authorization and the Health History forms. These forms must be handed
into Kelli or Wendy prior to your enrollment being approved. Copies of these
forms must also go to EACH of your project leaders.
Pay your enrollment fee. Fees
are $46 per member and $16 per adult volunteer. You
may pay in cash or check (made out to Jamul Chaparros). You may pay at the first
Unit Meeting or if you have a project meeting you would like to attend, please
contact Kelli or Wendy to determine how to best complete your payment.
The county is finalizing some of our project
names, so you may not find the exact project you were wanting. Please complete
your enrollment. Projects can be added at a later date.
If you are interested in a project that another
club offers, you will add that club also and add the project you are interested
in. You must fill out a cross-over form that will be signed off by Kelli or
Wendy and provided to the project leader. We can provide you with a crossover
form if you need one.
Please enroll as above. Once you submit your
enrollment, you will receive an email from the county with detailed instructions
on what you need to do either as a NEW or RETURNING leader. Please follow
We understand this can be confusing and we will
keep you updated with any requirements.
Fingerprinted Before 2007:
Leaders cannot be confirmed until they have been
reprinted. If you are one of the leaders that need to be re-fingerprinted
please save your receipts the UCCE office will reimburse 25% of the cost and I
am going to speak with the Management Board to see if they can help with
reimbursement of the remainder of the fee. This
is another great reason that all the clubs must support the 4-H County
For all of you returning members: Please
don’t forget to get your record books/project reports in by Oct. 15 to earn
your pin and stripe for last year! Our
primary members have an easier time of it. They only need to fill out the
Primary Member report! Wendy and
Kelli both have copies of these, as does Iris, one of our Cloverbuds leaders. Please
contact us with further questions.
Record Books for County Competition are Due to
the office by 5 pm
on September 5.
The books will be judged on September
23, more details about judging the books will follow.
August 26th: 10am to 3pm: Area 5 (V) meeting at
the County Office.
September 12th: 6:30 pm, FIRST Unit Meeting of
September 30th: 6:30pm, San
Diego 4-H Appreciation Night - September 30 6:30 pm Del Mar Fairgrounds Mission
Tower (This is a fun event!).
This is one of our least favorite topics. In
order to keep membership fees low, offer fee waivers to members in need, and
help support our club members at county and beyond events, we do need to
fundraise as a club. Please understand that your leaders are not trying to add
any more to your schedules, as we are busy as well. However, if you enjoy 4-H
and your members are benefiting from it, then we ask that you be available to
volunteer for AT LEAST ONE event or fundraiser.
We plan to have two adult and older member
get-togethers to prep and sew our feed bag shopping bags! Dates will be decided
Outreach is an important part of 4-H and we ask
you and your family be available to volunteer for AT LEAST ONE event or
fundraiser this year.
Speaking of fun events, here are a few dates to
Jamul Fall Festival: TBA
Jamul Fest Parade: Sunday, October 15.
The Parade starts at 9 a.m. Jamul Fest BBQ and Gymkhana is 10 a.m. – 5
p.m. following the parade.
Healthy Living Back to School Tips:
By Carter Teasdale
Hello Jamul Chaparros!
Welcome back to 4-H! I
hope that you had a great summer! Here
are some tips for a healthy back to school: Make
sure you get lots of sleep! Eat a healthy breakfast! Pack
a healthy lunch! Make sure you
balance work and fun!
Here are some relaxation tips: Make
sure that you find time in your day to get exercise! Perhaps at recess or
during breaks! Find a sport that you
love! It doesn’t matter how good
you are, just have fun!
We’ve included a healthy recipe for an after
school snack or even breakfast.
Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie (by Chocolate Covered Katie)
1/2 cup rolled oats
scant 1/2 cup applesauce or over-ripe banana
1/4 cup nut butter of choice (I used salted
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp raisins (or other dried fruit, or even
1/16 tsp salt, plus a tiny pinch more if desired
(taste dough to decide)
1 packet stevia if using applesauce version (or
1 tablespoon sugar. I actually omitted this altogether. If you have absolutely
no sweet tooth, you can try it that way. And if you have a huge sweet tooth—or
are used to “non-healthy-tasting” desserts—try adding 1/4 cup sugar. As I
said above, don’t expect these to taste like your everyday oatmeal-raisin
cookies. I’ll post a recipe for those soon!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mash the applesauce or banana with the
nut butter, then add all other ingredients and mix until well-combined. Shape
into cookies and bake for around 14 minutes. (Alternatively, you can try
pulverizing the raisins and oats before combining them with the banana mixture,
if you want more sweetness.)
Read more at http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/01/11/oatmeal-raisin-breakfast-cookies/#i4YxF54X3Vw9KhLI.99
you have any 4-H related photos (fairs, project meetings, Jamul Parade, Fall
Festival, Bates Nut Farm fundraiser, County
Achievement Night, Santee Swap Meet fundraiser, County Presentation Day, ESDCJF
BBQ, …) you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and
Gene will add them to the web site. The web site will be updated over the
summer as new information is received.
Diego County 4-H's Website: http://ucanr.org/sites/4HSanDiegoCounty/.
2017 Issue- CA 4-H Newsletter: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/262912.pdf