October 2016

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

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Community Club Leaders Message:


Hello Jamul Chaparros!


Thank you all for accommodating our last minute meeting date change this month! It looks like the traffic will be back to normal for the rest of our meetings.


We had our first official Jamul Chaparros event with our petting zoo at the Fall Festival! Thank you to those members who came out to support us. We had lots of kids visiting the animals and a number of parents asking us about 4-H.


Last weekend was our first county fundraiser at Bates Nut Farm. We sold caramel and candied apples as well as Julian pies on behalf of the San Diego County 4-H.  We will also be earning a percentage of the profits!  A great big thanks goes out to the following families for making the long journey up to Bates Nut Farm to help out: Whipple, Clark, Duke, Trussell, and Sullivan.


It appears that most of our members have completed their applications. Please provide any missing paperwork to us so that we may get your member approved. Here is the information again: Please don’t forget to enroll on-line. Go to and get started. It’s a simple process that we are happy to help you with if needed. Please don’t forget to get us a hardcopy of your Health History and Youth Treatment forms. These forms are available to download during enrollment. Enrollment fees are $45 per member.  


You should have heard from your project leaders and many of you have had meetings already! If you have not yet heard from a project leader, please do not hesitate to contact Kelli or Wendy (contact information below). Please do not forget that in addition to giving your club leaders a copy of the above forms, you need to provide EACH of your project leaders a Youth Treatment Authorization form with an ORIGINAL signature on them.


County Achievement Night is on November 12th, 2016 and we have a number of families planning on attending that evening. Each club is expected to donate a basket for the opportunity drawing that evening. We have decided to donate a Coffee and Tea Basket. If you have appropriate items to donate to this basket (all new), please bring them to our next unit meeting. You are also welcome to let us do the shopping for you and donate funds. We recommend $5 a family if you are able.


Congratulations again to our new Board Members and another “thank you” to last year’s members!


See you at our next Unit Meeting, Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm at the Jamul Primary School.


Wendy and Kelli


President’s Message


I would like to give a special “thank you” to Wendy for waking up super early to get the supplies for the Bates Nut Farm fundraiser!  Also, thanks to everyone who came to help out.  Junior Leadership Camp is this weekend and I am soooo excited!  We have a lot of fun things planned for this year’s delegates.  Don’t forget we have our awards ceremony at the Unit meeting on Tuesday.




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.


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 (projects, Jamul Parade, Fall Festival, Bates Nut Farm fundraiser,  …) you would like to share, please send them to and Gene will add them to the web site.




November 6th: Board Meeting at 4:30pm at Wendy’s House. All members are welcome. Board members are required to attend.

November 8th: Unit Meeting and Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm at the Jamul Primary School

November 12th: County 4-H Achievement Night


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!


2015-2016 Club Officers and Board Members:  


President:  Natalie Helms

Vice President: Jack Sullivan

Treasurer:  Sydney Helms

Secretary:  Jane and Sara Clark

Reporter:  Sydney Helms

Healthy Living Officer: Andrew Hendrix

Recreation Leader: Carter Teasdale

Supply Officer:  Jason Morris

Historian:  Melody Hix

Sergeant At Arms:  Sara Clark

San Diego County 4-H's Website: