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 organization. Membership in 4-H All Stars is the highest recognition that a Virginia 4-Her can achieve.
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4-H All Stars
All Stars can turn your 4-H Experience Into a Lifetime One.
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.
The Virginia All Star Tapping Ceremony
that happens during State Congress
is new and different
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.
Being tapped as a
Virginia All Star is an honor.
Actually, being tapped as an All Star is Virginia’s HIGHEST 4-H HONOR.
It is even more prestigious than being named a delegate to National 4-H Congress.
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.
Midwinter's: held the 1st weekend in February in locations around the state
Summer: held usually in July in different locations around the state
Rotates between the states that have active All Star Chapters: VA, West Virginia, Mississippi, & Maryland. New Hampshire & Massachusetts also have state All Star Chapters
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 program.
More than 500 Extension staff and adult volunteers have been selected as Honorary members.
Virginia 4-H All Stars
PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
1.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 6 _____
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) 4 ______
2 points per year: State interview ______ (number of years)
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 4 _________________________________________________________________
2. One point for each out-of-unit event 4 ________________________________________________________________
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. 2 ________________________________________________________
b.Hosting or visiting abroad as part of 4-H LABO, IFYE or other 4-H
List program and year. Two points EACH. 4 ____
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. 4 ______
2. One point for each TWO events at unit/area level. 3 ______
3. One point for EACH district / state / or out-of-state event. 2 ______
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 4 ______
2. One point for EACH district, state, or out of state exhibit. 2 ______
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 area.
EXPERIENCES IN LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
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.
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. 6 ______
B. One point for counselor-in-training at camp. 1______
C. One point for teen or junior leader EACH camp. 4 ______
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. 4 ______
B. One point for EACH unit, area, district, and state assignment. 8 ______
7.Assistance given on an individualbasis 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 4 ______
8.Recruitment and promotion of 4-H. List talks to civic groups, TV appearances, radio programs, news articles written for local or school newspaper or newsletter.
Example: Set up home page;
Talk to Ruritan Club (1-1995); newspapers articles (10-1996).
One point for each TWO contacts. 5 ______
9.Community Service. List participation with charitable, cultural, historical, and environmental groups on community service and improvement projects. (4-H and other groups.)
Example: Litter Pickup (2-1995, 96). One point for EACH service activity within the community 10 _____
10.List leadership activities other than 4-H. One point for EACH leadership role. (more than membership)
Example: FFA, Secretary (2005), Cheerleading Captain (2006) 7 ______
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. 8 ______
B. Two points for EACH district, state, or national award. 2 ______
12.Recognition, other than 4-H. Example: MVP – Baseball, National Honor Society, Honor Roll. List awards. One point for each TWO. 3 ______
Recognition points = 13
TOTAL POINTS EARNED OUT OF 106 ______
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!
When does it happen?
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.