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Title: Record Book Workshop


1
Record Book Workshop
  • August 1, 2015

2
Why Should I Do A Record Book?
  • Awards
  • Scholarships
  • Accurate picture of past experiences
  • Keepsake

3
What Happens With My Record Book?
  • YOU create it
  • Drop it off at the Extension office by September
    15th
  • Judged by Volunteers
  • Awards assigned to qualified projects
  • Awards given at the Fall Awards Banquet

4
What Kind of Award Can I Receive?
5
Outstanding First Year Award Criteria
  • Attend at least half of your club meetings
  • Give a presentation or working exhibit
  • Complete project records for at least two
    projects, including two goals for each project.
  • Take an active role in 4-H

6
Project Award Criteria
  • Any project can receive an award
  • You can apply for (4) project awards per year
  • You must be in the project for two years to be
    eligible, along with the other requirements we
    will discuss.

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How Many Times Can I receive a Project Award?
  • Once as a junior (4-6 grade),
  • Once as an intermediate (7-8 grade)
  • Once as a senior (9-12 grade)
  • Total of 3 times!

8
Senior Specific Awards
  • 4-H Ak-Sar-Ben
  • Danforth I Dare You Leadership
  • Achievement
  • 4-H Spirit
  • A letter of recommendation is required for Senior
    Awards

9
I have all the project awards I can apply for.
Should I still do a record book?
YES!
10
Why Should I STILL Do A Record Book?
  • If you have done a good job on your record book,
    but are not eligible for a project award, you can
    earn a merit award.
  • This book will be a great record when applying
    for college and college scholarships if you keep
    it up yearly.

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What is the 4-H Award Ceremony?
  • This award is given based on your record book. It
    is NOT an award based on your project or the
    ribbon you received.
  • The award is based on how well you did your
    record book.

12
Record Book Requirements
  • Most Important - Be prepared by YOU!
  • Be neat and carefully organized.
  • Be complete.
  • Include all of your 4-H experiences
    accomplishments.
  • Be easily readable.
  • Follow directions required for awards.

13
Record Book Requirements Nomination Form
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What NOT To Place In Your Record Book
  • Do not include 4-H ribbons, pins, certificates or
    other awards. They may fall out and be lost!
  • Do not include items in your project write ups
    that DO NOT pertain to your project.
  • ex. community service listed should ONLY pertain
    to the project.

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What Order Should My Record Book Be In?
  • Award Nomination Form
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Yearly 4-H Summary
  • Non-Project Pictures Clippings
  • Projects

16
Nomination Form
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Title Page
  • Club
  • First Last Name
  • Grade
  • LW Feeders
  • Maggie Yoder
  • 10th Grade

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Table of Contents
  • Yearly Summary
  • 4-H Story (Optional)
  • Non-projects Clippings Photographs
  • (Optional)
  • Project Record
  • List Specific Projects i.e. Dog, Photography, etc.

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Yearly Summary
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Yearly Summary Helpful Hints
  • Use a new form each year.
  • Place the current year first in each section.
  • Age grade are for your preceding 4-H year.
    (What grade you finished in May)

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Yearly Summary Helpful Hints
  • Print neatly or Type.
  • Be Specific more detail is better.
  • Under Recognition, Communication, and Community
    think about all areas of your life school,
    church, girl scouts, FFA, boy scouts, etc.

22
How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
- Participation
  • Pick the correct way
  • A) I did a lot of 4-h stuff this year.
  • B) 4-H meetings this year
  • C) 12/06 Club party , skating pizza
  • 1/07 Business Meeting
  • 1/07 Beef Workshop
  • 2/07 Presentation Day

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
- Recognition
  • Home Improvement Blue Ribbon
  • Woodworking State Fair Consideration
  • Breeding Beef Blue Ribbon
  • Breeding Beef Reserve Champion Home-raised
    Heifer
  • Science Fair Best of Show
  • Fall Spring Quarter Honor Roll

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
- Communication
  • 1/07 4-H presentation to club
  • 3/07 Debate Team
  • 4/07 Read book report in class
  • 5/07 Lead 4-H Pledge
  • 6/07 FFA Speech
  • 7/07 4-H Presentation _at_ fair

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
At Home
  • Walk the dog.
  • Vacuum the house.
  • Make my bed.
  • Take the garbage out.
  • Feed my fish.
  • What do you do at home??

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
At School
  • Basketball
  • Honor Roll
  • Math Counts
  • FFA
  • Speech Competition
  • Chess Club

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
In The Community
  • 1/07 Donated food for the homeless with my 4-H
    club
  • 5/07 donated food for homeless at school
  • 6/07 visited a care center with girl scouts
  • 7/7/07 participated in fairground clean up for
    4-H

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How To Properly Fill Out The Yearly Summary Form
Project Records
You do not need to fill this part of the Yearly
Summary out, unless you are NOT filling out a
separate project record. Complete each section
explaining your goals, what you did, and what you
learned for the entire project AREA, not the
individual projects you took to fair. Example
Food and Nutrition Project Area NOT The
Chocolate chip cookies I took to the fair.
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Your 4-H Story - Optional
  • HOWEVER- The committee members love reading the
    story and YOU will enjoy reading what you wrote
    in later years.
  • I would encourage you to write your story.
  • Remember it is YOUR STORY include whatever you
    want.

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Non Project Clippings Photos
  • This is a tab where you place any articles or
    photographs pertaining to your 4-H year that DO
    NOT pertain to a project.
  • Community Service
  • Holiday Parties
  • Meetings
  • Field Trips

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Project Record Forms
  • Specific Project Forms
  • Based on age there are different forms available
  • Fill out a form for each project in a project
    area
  • EX Home Improvement is the project area. You
    refinished a bench and built a bookshelf. You
    will fill out a form for each project

32
Project Record Forms
  • Clover Kids Kindergarten 3rd Grade

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Project Record Forms
  • Basic 4-H Project Record Form
  • 4th 8th Grade

34
Project Record Forms
  • Advanced 4-H Project Record Form
  • 4th 8th Grade

35
Project Record Forms
  • Experienced 4-H Project Record Form
  • 9th 12th Grade

36
Specific Project Forms
  • Livestock
  • Horticulture
  • Crop Production
  • Photography

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Where Can I Find These Forms?
  • http//www.extension.iastate.edu/linn/page/4-h-rec
    ordkeeping

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How To Properly Fill Out The Project Record Form
Goals
  • Goals for your specific project
  • NOT the project area
  • Must have at least two (2) goals to be considered
    for an award
  • NO EXCEPTIONS!

39
What is a Goal?
  • A goal has three parts, it should tell you
  • 1.The action How you are going to do it.
  • 2.The result What you will do.
  • 3.The timetable When you plan to have it done.
  • HOW WHAT WHEN

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Great Goals Meet These Criteria
  • Are specific (not too general or broad)
  • Meet your needs interests
  • Provide you with an opportunity to achieve
  • Can be accomplished
  • Show progress from year to year

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Poor Goals Look Like This
  • I want a blue ribbon
  • I want to take a good picture
  • I want a lot of money
  • I want to win

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Goal Writing Sample
HOW WHAT WHEN
I want to train My heifer to lead Before the fair

I want to make Three new cookies Before the July meeting
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How To Properly Fill Out The Project Record Form
During The Year/Action Plan
  • This tells the story of how you took your goals
    and achieved your finished project
  • Be specific Just like your goals!

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Action Plan Examples
  • Poor Example
  • I painted my project
  • Great Example
  • First I removed all of the old paint off of my
    stool using paint thinner. Then I sanded and used
    steel wool on the entire stool to remove
    additional residue. I then used three coats of
    Krylon spray paint

45
How To Properly Fill Out The Project Record Form
Citizenship Leadership
  • Project area specific
  • Only include examples that pertain to your
    project area.

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Citizenship Leadership Section Examples
  • Woodworking
  • I helped a younger member in my group by showing
    him how to sand.
  • Food Nutrition
  • I baked cookies and took them to the Care Center.
  • Home Improvement
  • I helped my Clover Kid Group make pillows

47
IMPORTANT Reminder
  • YOU MUST GIVE FINANCIAL INFORMATION ON ALL
    PROJECTS BOTH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR STATE AND TO
    BE CONSIDERED FOR A RECORD BOOK AWARD!

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What Order Should My Record Book Be In?
  • Award Nomination Form
  • Title Page
  • Table of Contents
  • Yearly 4-H Summary
  • Non-Project Pictures Clippings
  • Projects

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