Sakura 4-H Clubs ~The May Clover Report

Aloha Girls: Aloha Girls: The Aloha Girls spread a little aloha and hope last month for the houseless population by putting together snack bags for A Cup of Cold Water, a community care-van outreach program. Marilynn Hirashima, a volunteer coordinator for A Cup of Cold Water, guided the girls on how to pack the snack bags and also shared information with the girls on how their service helps those who are less fortunate. The girls decorated cards with messages of encouragement to be included in the snack bags. The girls also joined in with the older 4-H groups for a county sponsored Easter event in early March. The girls are thankful to have the opportunity to learn from and have fun with the older 4-Hers

Lōkahi Girls: Lōkahi Girls have been prepping for their presentations for the all-County 4-H Teach-in event in April. They will be demonstrating a wide range of topics from making Guacamole to Chat GPT while some of the younger Cloverbuds will put their best foot forward by sharing poems and their thoughts. They also joined in the County 4-H Easter event hosted by the Charmers and enjoyed such activities as musical chairs, decorating Easter bags, making cards for Hale Makua and an Easter Egg Hunt. They are lucky to have such great YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Sakura 4-H Clubs ~ The Clover Report Sammy Takamura Aloha Girls enjoying the County Easter event while the Charmers look on. Lōkahi Girls posing for a kodak memory at the Easter event. Aloha Girls decorating cards to include in snack bags for Cup of Cold Water. Sakura 4-H girls enjoying the Pack 40 Carnival Malama Dolphins making pretzel snacks Malama Dolphins dropping off their goodies to Wailuku Fire Station. examples in the older 4-H clubs that will help them when it it’s their turn to host a County event. Doumo Arigatou Gozaimashita!

Malama Dolphins: In February, the Mālama Dolphins participated in a community service project for the Maui Fire Department. They made “mahalo” goodie bags for the firefighters at the Wailuku fire station. Each goodie bag was filled with homemade decorated chocolate covered pretzel rods and ranch pretzels. This month, the girls attended the County 4-H Easter Peeps Party at UHMC. They participated in a variety of spring activities, made Easter crafts, and donated canned goods to the Maui Food Bank. Our club members are also practicing and preparing for the upcoming annual 4-H Teach-in Demonstration which will be held at the UHMC. The Teach-in is an opportunity for the girls to practice their public speaking and presentation skills through food or craft demonstrations, poem reciting, and informational speeches.

All Sakura clubs were also invited by Pack 40 Cub Scouts to attend their annual carnival, planned and put on by the Bear Den. The scouts did a wonderful job and it was a great opportunity for the two groups to interact. Thank you Pack 40!

The Clover Corner

Aloha Girls: Grades 1-2
Leader: Farron Cabral

Lōkahi Girls: Grades 3-4
Leaders: Sammy Takamura & Farron Cabral

Malama Dolphins: Grade 5
Leaders: Emi Orikasa & Jill Maki`i

What is 4-H? 4-H is a nationally recognized program aimed at providing life skills and community engagement amongst our youth that also promotes leadership skills and provides opportunities for lifelong learning and friendships. Through hands-on learning, our members gain confidence in public speaking and build positive relationships. 4-H stands for: Head, Heart, Hands, and Health and are the cornerstones of the program.

4-H motto: “To Make the Best Better.”

4-H Club pledge: “I pledge ... My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service and My Health to better living for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

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