Poultry Pack 4-H Club
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We thank you for your patience and understanding at this time, and we are committed to continue serving and growing our community. Together we will see it through, one day at a time.
Poultry Pack 4-H Club meets the last Friday of every month, unless there is a conflict, from 3:30–5:00 p.m. We are currently transitioning back to in-person by meeting at Pullen Park. We will eventually return to meeting at the Poultry Teaching Unit (PTU) at 3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27603 or at NC State University in Scott Hall, Room 216 (2711 Founders Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695).
Jan 29 (virtual)
Feb 26 (virtual)
Mar 26 (virtual)
Apr 23 (Pullen)
May 28 (Pullen)
Jun (no meeting – summer activities)
Jul (no meeting – summer activities: 4-H Avian Bowl, 4-H Poultry Judging)
Aug 27 (Pullen)
Sep 24 (Pullen)
Oct 29 (PTU)
Nov19 (Moved for Thanksgiving)
Dec 17 (Holiday – location TBD)
Latest Permissions for Club Activities from 4-H
May 25th, 2021
Dear 4-H Club Leaders,
First, thank you all for your patience as we have worked through re-opening procedures for our 4-H program, including 4-H clubs. I know that you are excited to be able to meet in person with your clubs again soon and am sharing this update so that you’ll know what’s required in order to do so.
NCSU Requirements for In-Person 4-H Club Meetings:
· Face masks are not required for outdoor activities unless it is a crowded, dense setting; Face masks are required for indoor activities unless you have an approved exemption from NCSU (please email Esmeralda.Rojas@wakegov.com for waiver process); There is no requirement for six feet of distance between participants except when eating, when six feet of distance is required; Clubs may meet in private residences as long as appropriate cleaning measures are in place; Clubs may meet in parks, public buildings, barns, etc. as long as CDC protocols are followed for cleaning the spaces before and after meetings. If you would like to meet at our 4-H office, please let us know; All in-person meetings must be approved by our County Extension Director, Katherine Williams.
Preparing to Return to In-Person Meetings:
· Email Esmeralda.Rojas@wakegov.com with your meeting location. She will secure approval from our County Extension Director to approve the meeting and will let you know when it is approved (we will aim for the speediest approvals possible!); Make sure that all club members are registered in 4-H Online 2.0; Post a sign reminding people to wear a mask, wash hands, and wait six feet apart where possible; Have a copy of the screening questions so that you can ask youth and adult participants these as they enter the meeting; Be sure to take attendance and keep a record of who attended; If anyone in the group tests positive within seven days of the meeting, please let Esmeralda know (Esmeralda.Rojas@wakegov.com).If you have questions about any of these procedures, please let our office know. We are so grateful for the work that you do with our 4-H’ers and we hope that you are as excited as we are about a return to our “new normal” and face-to-face programs.
Sincerely, Heather Schaffer,
4-H Program Manager Wake County Extension
About the club
Each year, each youth will be expected to complete a project. This can include one of the projects that will be incorporated into our designated curriculum or it can be designed specifically for the student. Activities we will have the opportunity to participate in will include the Poultry Judging Team, Avian Bowl Team and Youth Market Turkey Show.
November 22, 2019 cancelled
Wake County Presentations will be online April, 2021.
Poultry Teaching Unit (PTU)
3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Scott Hall, Rm. 216 (changed to Vet School for Aug. 30th & Sept. 27, 2019)
NC State University
216 Scott Hall is behind the main entrance. Use the stairs on either side of the main entrance (silver doors). Stay straight at the bottom of the stairs. Use the first stairs on your left (white railings) to come up to 216.
For drop-off arrangements, contact Mary Fosnaught.
Temporary parking option (SECU)
To drop off and pick up, you can temporarily park in the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) lot at 2802 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.
4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.
The mission of 4-H is to assist youth, and adults working with those youth, to gain additional knowledge, life skills and attitudes that will further their development as self-directing, contributing and productive members of society.
4-H Motto and Pledge
The 4-H motto: “To Make the Best Better.”
The 4-H Club pledge:
“I pledge … my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”
When reciting the pledge, members raise their right hand to their forehead when they say, “my head to clearer thinking.” They lower their hand to their hearts as they say, “my heart to greater loyalty.” At the line, “my hands to larger service,” they extend their hands in front of them, palms upward. At the last line, they stand at attention with their hands at their sides.
The 4-H emblem is federally protected under Section 18 U.S. Code 707 and belongs to the Congress of the United States. The official emblem is green with white H’s, the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity. The green represents nature’s most common color and is emblematic of youth, life and growth.
Official emblems can be downloaded from National 4-H Headquarters. You must have authorization from your local 4-H program to use these graphics.
4-H Club Information
Become a 4-H member
To become a member, you will need to fill out an online registration form.
For additional information contact
Dr. Mary Fosnaught
4-H & Youth Development Extension Associate
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608