Alexander County 4-H

February 2022

is time to enroll or re-enroll in 4-H Online!!
ALL 4-H members and volunteers MUST be enrolled in 4-H Online to participate in any programs or clubs that are provided by Alexander County 4-H.

For more information and to start the enrollment process please visit the following link:
Project Record Books

It's time to start getting your project record books completed!!!
They are due to the County 4-H Center by February 16th.

What is a project record book?
A 4-H project record book is a compilation of all of a 4-H'ers work in a given year regarding a specific topic.

Who does a 4-H project record book?
All 4-H'ers are welcome and encouraged to do this!!! The age divisions for competition are    5-7,8-10,11-12,13-15, and 16-18.

Project books are required to go to some events like the annual Electric Congress.
If you are working on your project book and have questions you can reach out to DJ via phone 828-632-3125 or email

Would you like to serve as a District 4-H Officer.  Now is the time to be working on your application and preparing for campaign. There are certain requirements that have to be met in order to run for an officer's position.  To find out more please contact DJ Salyer, 4-H Agent, at  828-632-3125 or email

A new officer's position has been added in 2022 for District and State Council.  "Member Engagement" is the name of the new position.

You Belong with 4-H!!!

Click on the image for more information about officer positions!
Attention Volunteers!!
4-H in the News
Boots and Breeches 4-H Club held an interest meeting on Sunday, January 23, 2022 and had great attendance. Their next meeting will be held Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Foothills Equestrian Center, 531 Starnes Lane, Taylorsville, NC 28681.  New members are welcome to attend!
4-H Garden Club met in January, where they learned about the similarities and differences between climate and weather. They learned that weather is short-term conditions that are happening day-to-day, where climate is an average of the weather conditions for a certain region over a period of time (usually a 30 year span). Our youth learned where our weather comes from, ways we can measure weather, and how both weather and climate affect gardening and the natural world around us. Each member got to make their own weather stations that will allow them to observe weather events daily where they live! Next meeting will be held February 7, 2022.  The group activity will be a plantable valentine.
Shockers 4-H Club met were not able to meet in January due to weather.   The club will meet again on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30 p.m. to make up their missed January meeting, and then again on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 for their February meeting.  They will welcome any new members!
Southern Grace 4-H Club were not able to meet in January due to weather.  Their next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  They would like to extend a welcome to any new members that would like to attend their club meeting.
Whisk it Up 4-H Club Their next scheduled meeting is Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at the Alexander County Extension Center.  New members welcome!
February is the Month for several National Days.

Here are a few of my favorites:
February 3 - National Carrot Cake Day
February 13 - Super Bowl LVI
February 14 - Valentines Day
February 17 - National Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 23 - National Banana Bread Day
Congratulations to Der and Lee Holcomb on the birth of their baby girl Charlotte Zong Shia Holcomb!!

Charlotte was born January 22, 2022.  She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and measures 22 inches long.

Der and Charlotte are both doing great!

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Extension's 4-H program is the largest youth development organization in North Carolina. We help over 247,000 young people grow into active, contributing citizens each year.

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