Somerset County 4-H Association

Our Mission

The Mission of the Somerset County 4-H Association is to support the 4-H Youth Development Program of Somerset County. The Association provides an annual educational Fair to showcase work 4-H members have completed; a building where many 4-H events are conducted; and the volunteer and monetary support to 4-H youth, clubs, programs and events. You can provide opportunities for 4-H’ers in Somerset County by supporting the Somerset County 4-H Association. Donations of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible. Click here to make a donation.

Membership

The membership committee nominates prospective members and the Association votes unanimously to invite them to join. It is an honor to belong to this board. The Association meets regularly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7PM at the Ted Bum 4-H Center to discuss operating and maintaining the center, organizing the 4-H Fair, and supporting the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County & the 4-H Program. Members should plan to attend all meetings and ask questions, voice opinions and get to know the other members; working toward compromise for the good of the organization.

The Ted Blum 4-H Center, 310 Milltown Rd, Bridgewater NJ 08807, is used for meetings and events of the local Somerset County 4-H Association and contains the office of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Somerset County.  For booking a room at the 4-H Center call 908-526-8427 (7 am to 10 pm only, Mondays – Friday).

Invitation to Join

The membership committee nominates prospective members and the Association votes unanimously to invite them to join. It is an honor to belong to this board.

Attendance

The Association meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Ted Bum 4‐H Center, 310 Milltown Road in Bridgewater to discuss operating and maintaining the 4‐H Center, organizing the 4‐H Fair, supporting the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Office of Somerset County and the 4‐H Program. Members should plan to attend all meetings and ask questions, voice opinions and get to know the other members; working toward compromise for the good of the organization. (There are no meetings in June and December. Meetings in January, May, and July begin with special receptions for new members, scholarship recipients and Outstanding 4‐H’ers.)

Committees

Committee work is the heart of the 4‐H Association. All responsibilities, projects and events are handled by committee. Members are asked to participate on at least one Standing committee and one Fair committee. (See attached.) Committees are expected to function in an atmosphere of cooperative team work.

Events

In addition to specific committee work, members are encouraged to attend, and if possible help at, all 4‐H Association events and some program related events. Support for each other and the organization as a whole is vital to success.

Fundraisers

All members should buy and sell Wreaths and Ads for the 4‐H Yearbook and Catalog and help at other events and participate in other activities.

Promoting 4‐H

All members are encouraged to promote 4‐H in their communities and establish relationships with community leaders, businesses and other organizations.

Liaison to 4‐H: Association members should convey information and questions to and from clubs, members, leaders, and parents and encourage them to support Association functions and events.

Board Officers

PositionNameEmail Address
PresidentHarry Brochinskypresident@somersetcounty4h.org
Vice PresidentAnnette Smutkovp@somersetcounty4h.org
TreasurerJim Woodtreasurer@somersetcounty4h.org
Assistant TreasurerJeane Fasullotreasurer@somersetcounty4h.org
Recording SecretaryCaitlin O’Neillsecretary@somersetcounty4h.org
Corresponding SecretaryBecky Mooresecretary@somersetcounty4h.org

 

Standing Committees

Ad Sales

Chair: Sue Schurick

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Meets: February, April – July

BIG – Fundraising

Chair: Joe Bakes

Office Liaison: Lisa Darby

BIG – Rummage Sale

Chair: Laura Herndon & Jill Brochinsky

Office Liaison: Rachel Bijaczyk & Lisa Darby

Meets: August and September

BIG – Vendor Sale

Chair: Kim Milholics

Office Liaison: Lisa Darby

Meets: October and November

Buildings & Grounds

Chair: Mark Kirby

Co-Chair: Jeane Fasullo

Office Liaison: Carol Ward

Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Festival of Trees (Community Service)

Chair: Sue MacCombie

Office Liaison: Lisa Darby

Meets: November and December

Finance

Chair: Debbie Norz

Office Liaison: Lisa Rothenburger

Grants & Donations

Chair: Jill Brochinsky

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Holiday Dinner (Community Service)

Chair: Sue MacCombie

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Meets: November and December

Hospitality & Sunshine

Chair: Lynn Kinch

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Lucky Clover Tricky Tray

Chair: Annette Smutko

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto and Julie Augustine

Meets: January – March

Membership & Recognition

Chair: Becky Moore

Office Liaison: Barb Navatto

Meets: March and September

Outstanding 4-Her

Chair: Debbie Norz

Office Liaison: Carol Ward

Meets: June

Promotional Displays

Chair:

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Scholarship

Chair: Caitlin O’Neill

Office Liaison: Lisa Rothenburger

Meets: April

Vision

Chair: Harry Brochinsky

Office Liaison:

Wreaths

Chair: Mark Kirby

Office Liaison: Georgeanne Valis

Meets: November and December

Yearbook Editing

Chair: Joe Bakes

Office Liaison: Barbara Navatto

Meets: February, April – July

Forms

4-H Center Rules & Regulations
4-H Center Room Rental Rates
4-H Center Internet Use Policy