April 2017

Editor:  Wendy Teasdale - e-mail –
Newsletter articles need to be submitted by Friday following the Unit Meeting

Community Club Leaders Kelli Helms <> and Wendy Teasdale <>

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Jamul Chaparros 4-H Website -

Club Officers

President – Natalie Helms

Vice-Pres.– Jack Sullivan

Secretaries – Jane & Sara Clark

Treasurer – Sydney Helms

Sgt. at Arms – Sara Clark

Reporter – Sydney Helms

Supply Officer – Jason Morris

Historian – Melody Hix

Recreation – Carter Teasdale

Healthy Living Officer – Andrew Hendrix


Community Club Leaders Message:


Hello Jamul Chaparros!


Well, we made it through entry deadlines for the Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair. A special thanks to Laura Dick for getting those entries delivered on time!  Congratulations to Carter Teasdale for earning a gold medal at the South Section Field Day in Interpretive Reading.  He will be attending the State Field Day at UC Davis at the end of May. Katy Dick will also be attending State Field Day with her Fashion Revue projects! Good luck to both of them!


The registration for the San Diego County Fair is open now!  Please see below for entry deadlines and additional instructions.  


The  4-H Summer Camp is right around the corner. For a traditional summer camp experience, consider sending your member. 4-H Summer Camp: June 18-24 ( $275.00 if registered before May 1 (scholarships are available). Please contact Kelli or Wendy for more information if interested.


Support 4-H! Tractor Supply National 4-H Paper Clover Sale : April 26th through May 7th

For more information:

~ Ramona Tractor Supply: 203 Hunter Street - (760) 789-7052

~ El Cajon Tractor Supply: 14140 Olde Highway 80 – (619) 561-1230

*** All funds raised by counties will be sent back to the counties to be used for camps and leadership experiences after the National 4-H Program takes a small portion.


See you at our next Unit Meeting, Tuesday May 9th at 6:30pm at the Jamul Primary School. At this meeting, our members will be voting on officer positions for next year! Please plan on attending.  


Wendy and Kelli


President’s Message

I hope that everyone had a great spring break.  Don’t forget we only have two unit meetings left for the year.  Elections will be next month and a little birdie told me that we will be doing something special at our June meeting, so you won’t want to miss it!  Good luck to everyone who is planning to participate in the Eastern S.D. County Jr. Fair… see ya there!




Jamul Chaparros Pride T-Shirts:  Please consider showing your Jamul Chaparros Pride by sporting a club t-shirt at all 4-H events!  You may purchase a t-shirt from our Supply Officer, Jason Morris, at any unit meeting.  We are currently in the process of redesigning our t-shirts as well!


Project Leaders


Please continue to send Gene Peterson, your upcoming project dates. We’d like to keep our website updated for our members.




May 3rd:  Entry deadline for Creative Youth at the San Diego County Fair:

May 5th:  Entry deadline breed animals (pygmy goats project) at the San Diego County Fair. Your project leaders should be providing you with information.

May 9th:  Unit meeting at 6:30pm. We will be voting in our officers.

May 12th:  Entry deadline small animals at the San Diego County Fair. Your project leaders should be providing you with information.

May 13th, 9am to Noon:  Home Arts turn in for ESDCJF;

May 14th - 21st:  Eastern San Diego County Junior Fair week.


Club Officer Nominations:


Nominations have been received and the following members are running for office:


President:  Natalie

Vice President:  Jason

Treasurer:  Sydney

Recording Secretary:  Sara

Correspondence Secretary:  Jane

Reporter:  Sydney

Healthy Living Officer:  Carter

Recreation Leader:  Carter

Supply Officer:  Jason

Historian:  Melody

Sergeant At Arms:  Diego


Project Reports


Project leaders!  Please consider providing a summary of your projects for inclusion into the newsletter!


Oratory Project


Nira Clark led our Oratory Project this year and three of our members, Sara and Jane Clark and Carter Teasdale, competed at both Area V and County Presentation Days. All three of them performed well, receiving gold ratings at both events.  Mrs. Clark spent a lot of Friday afternoons with the members practicing their presentations and providing them with skills for public speaking!  Thank you to Nira for a great and successful project!


Computer and Website Design Project


The Computer and Website Design Project meeting updated the date of the next Unit Meeting on the home page and added the pictures taken at the April Unit Meeting.  The club Web Calendar was updated with the latest information.  The newsletter was emailed to the members and added to the web site.  The project plans on adding more of the historical Acornicle newsletters to the web site archives so they can be read on-line at  The next project meeting is scheduled for May 14.  If you are interested in the project, send an email to


Gene Peterson – Computer Project Leader, and Webmaster



Kudos Corner:  We know that our 4-Hers are busy and successful outside of 4-H as well! Please send us items that you would like to share with our group and we will include them in our Kudos Corner.  Got straight As on a report card?  Are you working towards Boy Scout or Girl Scout badges?  Did your sports team do well this weekend?  4-H is all about using our Heads, Hearts, Hands, and Health so let's celebrate when we do!


Project Leaders


Please continue to send Gene Peterson, your upcoming project dates. We’d like to keep our website updated for our members.




If you have any 4-H related photos (last year’s 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 and Gene will add them to the web site.


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