Select the appropriate form. Some PDF forms may be completed online. Once complete, save the form as a PDF file on your computer, and send the completed form by email (or print and mail) to:
Pamela M Gray, Program Coordinator
New London County 4-H Program
562 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360
If any forms are not working, let the 4-H office know!
Club Leaders fill out and return to the 4-H Office by Nov. 1:
Annual CT 4-H Club Enrollment and Agreement Form
Annual 4-H Club Activity and Financial Summary
All 4-H'ers are encouraged to join in the Public Speaking contests. They can present a speech, a power point, a demonstration, or an illustrated talk (using poster or photos) and are divided into Junior and Senior presenters. The guidelines for the speeches, presentations, and local contests are in the NLC 4-H Public Presentation Information Flyer below. Topics are entirely of the presenters choosing. Everyone receives a participation ribbon, and only the top scorers are announced.
The first level of competition is a 'local contest.' Clubs take turns hosting the local contests, which are loosely based on county geography. There are usually 5-6 of these competitions, which are open to all 4-H'ers. The winners at the local level then compete at the county level, which is generally the last Friday in February. The winners of the county competition go on to the CT 4-H contest in March. 4-H Explorers may participate at the local contest, they do not compete at the county level.
Help Build Your Public Speaking Skills
The NLC Food Show takes place in March. This fun and delicious event is for group participation- independent members can contact the 4-H office to connect with a participating club. The theme of the Food Show and accompanying Poster Contest is announced in early spring. Club members work together to plan their menu, table settings and decorations, and costumes (if they choose) in whatever imaginative way they interpret the theme. 4-H'ers do their own cooking for the event. Guidelines are outlined in the NLC Food Show Info Flyer below.
Judges visit each table, with 4-H'ers present to answer questions. When judging is finished, all 4-H'ers, judges, and family members sample all of the wonderful foods! The top three scoring tables are announced and win the coveted '4-H Spatula Award' and the top three posters are awarded prizes.
This event takes place in March. 4-H'ers can enter any sewn objects (clothes, pillows, toys, etc), knitted or crocheted items, or craft they have made themselves. 4-H'ers may also enter the CT 4-H Talent Show, Art, and Photography Shows. All items are judged on the Danish system.Senior, blue-ribbon 4-H clothing fashionistas may compete for the 4-H Court of Honor on the day of the program (judging for sewn and Smart Shopping clothing is done prior to the event).
Expressive Arts Day features hands-on workshops and activities for the 4-H'ers, ending with a Fashion Show, showcase of the Talent Show winners, and the chosen Court of Honor.