Enrollment Information 2017-2018.

posted Jul 4, 2017, 11:50 AM by Tassajara4-H Admin   [ updated Jul 4, 2017, 1:38 PM ]

4-H is all about giving youth the skills to grow and thrive in today's world.   Through hands-on "learn by doing" activities kids gain practical knowledge and understanding of life skills such as goal setting, planning, record keeping and public speaking.  They learn collaborative skills and have many opportunities to learn teamwork and leadership.  They seek out and become aware of the world around them through community service events.

You can get further information of what 4-H is about at the National 4-H website    

Late in August 2017 we will hold our club “Informational Meeting” for interested families. If you would like to be added to our club interest list and receive announcements about this meeting, please visit our Contact Us page. Enrollment will begin in late August and we typically reach capacity and close enrollment in late September.

Field Day, Showmanship Clinic and Record Book Help for Parents - March 18 @ CC Fairgrounds

posted Mar 6, 2017, 12:49 PM by Tassajara4-H Admin

Several County 4-H events will be happening at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds on Saturday:

Field Day: Field Day is a countywide educational event where the tables are turned for 4-H youth. Instead of being judged for their animals, stills and showmanship ability, youth learn what it is like to become the judge.  Open to all 4-H members!  See the event webpage for details.

Showmanship Clinic: allows 4-H members to come learn Showmanship techniques for their animals as they prepare for Fair, open to all 4-H members!  See the event webpage for details.

Parents/Leaders Workshop: Helping Your Youth with Record Books: will be hosted by the County Incentives & Recognition Committee and offer information for adults regarding the requirements and tips and tricks for creating a good Record Book!  Details and signup are TBA.

Enrollment has closed for 2016-2017

posted Sep 20, 2016, 12:48 PM by Tassajara4-H Admin

Tassajara 4-H has reached capacity and  enrollment is closed for this year    Please seek enrollment at other Contra Costa 4-H clubs, or use our Contact Us link on our website  to be added to our 2017-2018 Interest list. Thank you!

Interested in 4-H? Informational Meeting Tue Aug 16 2016 7:00pm @ Danville Grange

posted Jul 20, 2015, 9:27 PM by Tassajara4-H Admin   [ updated Jul 29, 2016, 8:14 PM ]

Tassajara 4-H will be holding an informational meeting for any families interested in learning more about 4-H and joining the Tassajara 4-H club.    Details of this meeting are below, you may click the Contact Us link to be added to our club mailing list.

4-H: Preparing young people to make a positive impact in their communities and the world.

Hello and thank you for your interest in the Tassajara 4-H club!    We will be holding an “Informational Meeting” for prospective members and their parents/guardians.

 What:              Tassajara 4-H Prospective Member Informational Meeting

 When:             Tuesday, August 16th 7:00pm – 8:30pm

 Where:            Danville Grange, 743 Diablo Road, Danville, CA

 Contact:          John Sroka

 Who Should Attend  all who are interested in joining this year or who would like to learn about the club should attend this meeting.  If you cannot attend this meeting please contact John Sroka 

More information: more detailed information will be posted in early August.  If you would like to be added to our e-mail interest list to receive announcements about the upcoming year please visit our Contact Us page.

 The Tassajara 4-H Leadership Team ·  

Sectional Event: Presentation / Field Day - Saturday March 28

posted Mar 18, 2015, 9:42 AM by Tassajara4-H Admin

This is always a fun event, and this year it is at the UC Davis campus!  See the Presentation Day gold medalists from Contra Costa County compete against other North Central county participants!  You will learn a lot and be ready for Presentation Day next year!  Also the Interview Contest, Horticulture Judging and special activities for Primary (ages 5-8) members!)   See the NCS Field Day page for details,_North_Central/

County Event: Field Day - Saturday March 21

posted Mar 18, 2015, 9:34 AM by Tassajara4-H Admin

Field Day allows 4-H members to present project work, practice judging skills, share knowledge with others and learn!  Project displays, games, more!  Details and pre-registration under the Events link at the County 4-H website  

County Event: Showmanship Clinic - Saturday March 14

posted Mar 18, 2015, 9:31 AM by Tassajara4-H Admin

The County 4-H "Showmanship Clinic"  is Saturday March 14 (check-in starts at 8:30am) where youth learn animal Showmanship techniques.  You do not have to have an animal to come and learn!  The SLC group will be hosting a Lunch (nominal charge).  See the Events link at the County website  for details.

County Event: Presentation Day - Saturday Feb 7

posted Dec 17, 2014, 2:24 PM by Tassajara4-H Admin

Presentation Day is an opportunity for you and/or a group of you and your 4-H friends to prepare and speak about a topi you choose, in front of a 4-H audience:  your family, friends and judges - and it is really fun!  This is a County event so you will also meet 4-H members from the other 8 clubs in the County!   Any 4-H member is eligible and encouraged to participate in Presentation Day!  You get to think about what would be an interesting topic, plan and organize it, practice practice practice it, then present it!   Great opportunity to build self-confidence and public speaking skills.  Topics range from project demonstrations / displays to cultural arts (singing, dancing) to interpretive reading.  Give it a try, it is fun!   If you decide not to present this year, at least come to the event, watch and learn for next year!   Tassajara 4-H is running the event this year, so we need youth and adult volunteers too to help with the event!   The event will be held on Saturday, Feb 7 at St. Perpetua School in Lafayette.    You can get further details and register as a presenter or volunteer at the County website     See you there!

County Event: Food Fiesta "Favorite Foods Day" Saturday Dec 13th

posted Oct 30, 2014, 9:44 AM by Tassajara4-H Admin   [ updated Dec 6, 2014, 10:24 AM ]

Registration is now open to all 4-Hers for this upcoming event!  Registration closes Dec 1.   For further information and registration see the County 4-H website

What is Favorite Foods Day?
The 4-H Favorite Foods Day is an event open to ALL Contra Costa County 4-H Youth. (One does not have to be enrolled in a Food related project to enter).

The reasons for holding this activity are:
1. Increase knowledge of the importance of good nutrition and create an interest in improving food standards.
2. Help 4-H club members build and improve basic skills in food preparation and display.
3. Encourage originality, creativity, initiative and poise in the 4-H member.
4. Develop knowledgeable attitude, leadership talents and self-confidence.

Even if you've not registered to participate, come up and watch 4-H members present their favorite foods, get to know youth members from the other 4-H clubs in Contra Costa County, and have fun! See the Contra Costa 4-H website for details.


Summary: Tassajara 4-H August 19th Informational Meeting

posted Jul 8, 2014, 4:51 PM by Tassajara4-H Admin   [ updated Aug 28, 2014, 11:45 AM ]

The following is a summary of the meeting which was held for families interested in learning about and possibly joining Tassajara 4-H.

What: Tassajara 4-H 'Prospective Member' Meeting

When:  Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 6:30-7:30pm

Where: Danville Grange, 743 Diablo Blvd, Danville, CA

Contact: please send any questions via the Contact Us link

Next Meetings:
Tue Sep 2 6:30pm,  Beginning 4-H Project Meeting @ Danville Grange
Tue Sep 16 7:00pm,  Club Community Meeting @ Danville Grange

Tassajara 4-H Informational Meeting Summary: 

Hello Tassajara 4H Prospective Members

Thank you for attending our informational meeting.  I have written a brief summary of the meeting to help you decide about joining and catch you up to speed if you missed the meeting.  

Registration will begin shortly and we close membership for the year in October.  Please be sure to attend the September and October Beginning 4H and Club meetings.  This is when Sign up for projects (aka classes) and registration occurs.  Please read the summary below for more details of meetings. 

Meeting Summary:

4H is all about learning by doing.  So the kids lead.   We are a family oriented group and want to see the whole family participate, even if only one youth is registered and taking projects.  We expect at least one parent/guardian to be a participant.   Participation is key to a youth getting the whole 4H experience.  

That being said, we meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month for a Beginning 4H project.  We teach the 4H lingo, explain events, assist with registration, answer questions and have fun.   We also meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month for the club community meetings.   Both occur at the Danville Grange at  743 Diablo Rd in Danville.  Parking is in the rear.  

The first Beg. 4H meeting is on 9/2 at 6:30pm.   The club community meeting will be 9/16 at 7pm.   Often club meeting have potlucks, Bar-B-Ques, etc and these occur prior to the official 7pm start time.  This email distribution list would be how we notify you of adjusted start time.  Meetings tend to be average about an hour long.

Your other time commitment is usually an hour each month for each project you sign up for.  Some projects don't begin till the spring, others occur less often and meeting times are longer.  When we do sign ups, the project leaders will be announcing their schedules.   This isn't always available prior to sign ups, so we suggest that you sign up for what you are interested in and if it ends up conflicting, just reply to one of the leaders email notices and let them know your change of status.  this way they don't fill up your inbox, they aren't purchasing supplies for your youth and are able to open the spot to another youth.  

It is key to attend both the Beg 4H meeting and the Club Community Meeting in September, and again in October (10/7 and 10/21).   We will do Project signups in September and Club Registration in October.  Our club closes registration for the year after our October meeting.  If the deadline is missed, you will have to wait a year to join.  

Cost for the year is $60 per youth.   Adults who are renewing their membership are $25.   New adults only need to register if they plan to volunteer in a club role or drive other youth. For adults this involves attending a 3 hour training workshop and getting fingerprinted at 4H approved site.  If you have questions about whether you should be enrolling, please ask.  Otherwise, please just enroll youth for now.  If later in the year, you volunteer to chaperone at camp or take on a role, we can add you later.  We are run completely by volunteers.  We hope you will join the efforts to run the club after you have participated for a year and see what great personal growth opportunities there are for your child.

Other costs are club t-shirt, 4H hat and scarf/tie (About $10-15 range for each).  None are mandatory.   Of course if you choose to raise an animal there are the costs of  the purchase as well as the cost of keeping and feeding it.  Each animal project will explain in detail.

I hope this information is helpful and look forward to seeing you on September 2.  Please write to me via the Contact Us link on our web site if you have any questions.

Lisa Arbuckle, Club Community Leader

Tassajara 4-H   

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