4-H All Stars

4-H All Stars
All Stars can turn your 4-H
Experience Into a Lifetime One.
What is 4-H All Stars?
 4-H All Stars is an
honorary service
 Membership in 4-H All
Stars is the highest
recognition that a
Virginia 4-Her can
 Virginia 4-H All Stars is
service oriented and
volunteer operated.
Purpose of 4-H All Stars
 To contribute to positive youth development
through service to the 4-H program of which
they are a part.
 The 4-H All Star organization strives for
cooperation among 4-H programs in all areas.
 The 4-H program becomes the model from
which an All Star moves to other areas of
service to people throughout his/her lifetime.
As an All Star...
We “Serve” Together
 For many years, 4-H All
Stars have provided an
incentives to Virginia 4Hers to grow, learn and
achieve in order to
become a member.
 Virginia 4-H All Stars
provide a source of
both teen and adult
leaders who are
actively involved in
enhancing the
opportunities for youth
in 4-H.
Motto: Service
 There are many opportunities to implement our motto
throughout the organization.
 Many have devoted their time to expanding the
organization of All Stars and the 4-H program in
Fact or Fiction?
All Stars are alums of
4-H youth programming.
In order to be tapped into the All Stars you must
be active in your 4-H youth program.
There are honorary memberships for Extension personnel and adult
volunteers who have been extremely active in 4-H.
Fact or Fiction?
The Virginia All Star Tapping Ceremony
that happens during State Congress
is new and different
each year.
The Ceremony that is performed every year is
part of an old tradition that has been upheld
for over 80 years.
However, each year we do have new faces to tap-in and
different officers that perform the ritual.
Fact or Fiction?
Being tapped as a
Virginia All Star is an honor.
Actually, being tapped as an All Star is Virginia’s
It is even more prestigious than being named
a delegate to National 4-H Congress.
Fact or Fiction?
Once you are tapped as an
All Star your commitment to
the 4-H program is over.
A majority of All Stars continue working with 4-H.
Virginia has All Stars as Agents, Adult and Teen
Volunteers, Permanent Staff at our 4-H Educational
Centers, and as Collegiate Club Members.
Once you’re tapped...
what’s next?
 Once you are an All Star, you will always be an All Star.
Some All Stars stay active throughout their lives.
Others come and go as their lives and responsibilities
change over the years.
 There are many more opportunities for All Stars in
Virginia.…. Being an All Star is a great way to stay in
contact as you go through college, start a career, start
a family, move around, become a parent…
All Star Opportunities
 Interstate
 State-wide
 Rotates between the
states that have active
 Midwinter's: held the
All Star Chapters: VA,
1st weekend in
West Virginia,
February in locations
Mississippi, & Maryland.
around the state
New Hampshire &
Massachusetts also
 Summer: held usually
have state All Star
in July in different
locations around the
Other Opportunities
Assist with tapping at Congress
All Stars in each county are
encouraged to hold meetings and
provide assistance to the county
Wayne M. Keffer Scholarship for
college students
Districts sponsor Service Projects
& Social Events
Keep in touch with 4-H
Could you become an All
 Are you between 15 & 19 years old?
 Have you been in 4-H for at least 3 years?
 Are you an active 4-H member with participation
in a variety of projects and activities? Have you
been active in various leadership roles and
community service projects?
If you answered yes to these questions, contact your
local extension agent for an application
check out the Virginia 4-H All Stars Website at
Tapping is a
special event
in the life of an
All Star
Since 1923, over 8,000 Virginia 4-H members
have been selected as Virginia 4-H All Stars
as a result of their accomplishments and
experiences through the Virginia 4-H
More than 500 Extension staff and adult
volunteers have been selected as Honorary
Let’s look at the
nomination form!
Maximum Points
List the 4-H project units and years in which the member
enrolled, completed and acquired useable knowledge and skills.
Example: Beef (3-2003, 2005, 2006); Shooting Ed (4 – 2003-2006)
1 point: 1-3 units
3 points: 7-9 units
5 points: 13-15 units
2 points: 4-6 units
4 points: 10-12 units
6 points: More than 15
2. 4-H Resumes/ Portfolios, and Interviews completed: Portfolios:
Comprehensive presentation of entire 4-H career including Projects, activities,
leadership and service.
1 point per year: STATE _____ (number of years)
2 points per year: State interview ______ (number of years)
Years/Areas entered___________________________________________
3. Learning experiences through participation in 4-H events
A. List 4-H tours, field trips, workshops, camps, congress,
conference, exchange programs, CWF, etc. and years. Example: Congress
(3-2004, 2005, 2006,2007); Host IFYE (1-2003)
1. One point for each TWO club or unit events
2. One point for each out-of-unit event
3. 4-H Exchange programs, intrastate, interstate and international.
List program and year.
a. Hosting or visiting as part of club or unit intrastate/interstate exchange.
One point EACH.
Hosting or visiting abroad as part of 4-H LABO, IFYE or other 4-H
International program.
List program and year. Two points EACH.
B. Competitive events: Public Speaking,
Presentations, Share-the-Fun, Judging Events
(Livestock, Horse, Dairy, Poultry & Egg Grading,
Meat Evaluation, Forestry, Hippology, Jr.
Stockman’s,, etc.) List events and years.
Example: County and District Share-the-Fun (2-2002, 2004)
1. One point for each TWO events at club level.
2. One point for each TWO events at unit/area level.
3. One point for EACH district / state / or out-ofstate event.
C. 4-H Exhibits: Individual or club, including
showing livestock, horse shows, fashion revues,
fairs, poster contests and National 4-H Week. (One
animal is one exhibit per show.) Example: Fashion
Revue (C, U, D, 3-2003 -2005)
1. One point for each THREE exhibits on the club,
unit or area level
2. One point for EACH district, state, or out of state
Total points for projects and activities = 39
Each section, in turn is limited to the points
allowed. You may have attended a dozen plus
club and unit workshops, but you only get credit
for 8.
As we continue to work though the form,
keep in mind that one of the objectives of the
nomination process is to have members who
are well rounded and not just focused on one
4. List elected offices or committee chairmanships held.
Example: ClubTreasurer (l-2000). Honor club Sec. (1 – 2006)
A. One point for EACH club held office/chairmanship.
3 _____
B. One point for EACH unit, district or state held office/chairmanship.
2 ______
5. List leadership positions and years as a teen or junior leader of
club or project group. (Example: Sheep project (3-2005 -2007).
A. One point for teen or junior leader of EACH project or special
interest group.
B. One point for counselor-in-training at camp.
C. One point for teen or junior leader EACH camp.
6. List committee responsibilities, program
planning or assistance with program, activities,
contests, etc. Example:Club Fundraising (5-2001 - 2005);
Achievement night ( 2 – 2005, 2006)
A. One point for each TWO club assignments.
B. One point for EACH unit, area, district, and state
7. Assistance given on an individual basis
to 4-H’ers. List year, number assisted, and what
you did.
Example: 2005 - Helped a 4-H’er to do a poster.
2005 Listened to 5 4-H’ers practice their
presentation, 2004 - Helped neighbor 4-H’er pack
for junior 4-H camp
One point for helping 1 - 5 4-H’ers
Two points for helping 6-10 4-H’ers
Three points for helping 11-15 4-H’ers.
Four points for helping 16 or more 4-H’ers
Recruitment and promotion of 4-H. List
talks to civic groups, TV appearances, radio programs,
news articles written for local or school newspaper or
Example: Set up home page;
Talk to Ruritan Club (1-1995); newspapers articles (101996).
One point for each TWO contacts.
Community Service. List participation with
charitable, cultural, historical, and environmental groups on
community service and improvement projects. (4-H and other
Example: Litter Pickup (2-1995, 96). One point for EACH
service activity within the community
List leadership activities other than 4-H. One
point for EACH leadership role. (more than membership)
Example: FFA, Secretary (2005), Cheerleading Captain (2006)
Leadership & Service = 54 points
11. Recognition: (includes individual awards such as
Honor Club membership, county medals, “I Dare You,”
Outstanding 4-H’er, etc.). List awards
A. One point for EACH club, unit, and area award.
B. Two points for EACH district, state, or national award.
12. Recognition, other than 4-H. Example: MVP –
Baseball, National Honor Society, Honor Roll. List awards.
One point for each TWO.
Recognition points = 13
What now? ????
Where do you stand? Do you have
points in most or all areas? Do you need
some more points?
There are six point areas that range from six to ten
points. Are you at maxed out in each of these? If
not work with your leader or agent to work more in
these areas.
Nine areas have a value of four points. One more is
at five. Pick up just one point in the majority of
these and you are up ten points or more!
Late October or early November. Your form must be in some
time prior to November 24. That is the date by which your
unit All Stars or Extension staff must have then in and
reviewed. Check for a specific date for you county or city.
The unit must have it to the District office by December 1st.
The District must have the forms to the District committee by
December 11th. The District committee completes its work by
December 30th.
Those selected are usually notified sometime in March. Those
selected must respond and attend tapping at Congress to
become members.
The ball is in your court. The 4-H program
offers many opportunities. It’s up to you as
to which ones you take advantage.
Related flashcards
Create Flashcards