Somerset County 4-H Association

Ted Blum 4-H Center

Contact the Night Time Manager: 908-526-8242 or tedblummanager@gmail.com

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 for 4-H events or club meeting, call 908-526-8242 (7pm to 10pm only, Mondays – Friday).

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
PresidentAnnette Smutkopresident@somersetcounty4h.org
Vice PresidentBecky Moorevp@somersetcounty4h.org
TreasurerJim Woodtreasurer@somersetcounty4h.org
Recording SecretaryCaitlin O’Neillsecretary@somersetcounty4h.org
Corresponding SecretaryAlyson Weissjazzymbf@udel.edu

 

Standing Committees

Forms

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