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Presentation Day

Types of Presentations

There are many different types of presentations, which allow the participant to choose the format most appropriate to their topic and goals.

  1. Demonstration
  2. Illustrated Talk
  3. Science or Engineering Presentation
  4. Educational Display Talk
  5. Informative Prepared Speech
  6. Persuasive Prepared Speech
  7. Impromptu Speech Topics are posted at: 2020 Impromptu Categories
  8. Interpretive Reading
  9. Share the 4-H Fun Skits
  10. Cultural Arts

Each of these presentation types is described in detail in the California 4-H Presentation Manual; blank copies of the rubrics that are used to score each type of presentation can also be found there.  Example videos of each presentation type can be found at http://4h.ucanr.edu/Projects/Leadership/PublicSpeaking/


8:45 AM Orientation for Evaluators and Room Hosts
9:15 AM Presenters arrive and report to assigned rooms
9:45 AM Opening assembly
10:00 AM Presentations begin
1:30 PM Awards assembly (Time is approximate)
2:00 PM On your way home (Time is approximate)

Downtime Activities

We will offer a variety of activities (STEM, Community Service, etc.) throughout the day for all 4-H members age 5 to 19!

Cuddle Me Close Cover-Ups

This community service project makes cover-ups for Northbay Medical Center Mother Baby Unit.  Check out their activity and sew a cover-up.  No sewing skills required & all supplies provided!   Audrey Ritchey, project coordinator, will help you sew.

Community Service

Mini Meow Rescue

Mini Meow Rescue is an 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on rescuing kittens off the streets.  Their goal is to reduce the cat population throughout Solano County. As a rescue they focus on taking in stray kittens, fostering, socializing, and then re-homing them.  They also trap feral cats, spay/neuter them, and then release them back to their homes. Mini Meow is currently gearing up for the busy “kitten season” and would be appreciative of the following items:

  • Turkey or Chicken Baby Food (Gerber or Beech-Nut)
  • Unscented Tear-Free Baby Wipes 
  • Puppy Potty Pads 
  • Purina Kitten Chow or Royal Canine Kitten Food
  • Clumping Litter (Kitten Safe)
  • Paper Towels 
  • Cat Toys 
  • Kitten Collars

Gordon Valley Fire Department Community Outreach

The Gordon Valley Fire Department supports various local community outreach programs in Solano County.  They graciously request the following items:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Personal hygiene toiletries (tooth brush sets, deodorants, lotions, travel-size shampoos and conditioners)
You may bring your own food, or you can purchase fare
from the Clover Café
Come hungry because ALL proceeds from food sales will benefit the Lynne Burns 4-H Memorial Scholarship!


Assorted Fresh Fruit 50¢ Breakfast Burritos $4.00
Bagels & Cream Cheese $2.00 Juice or Coffee $1.00
Muffins $1.00 Tea or Hot Chocolate $1.00


Hot Dog $3.00 Cheese Quesadilla $3.00
Hamburger $4.00 Nachos $3.00
Popcorn $1.00 Beverages - Soda, Water $1.00
Chips $1.00 It's It Ice Cream $2.00

Driving Directions to Suisun Valley School.  Follow the 4-H arrow signs:

From Dixon/Vacaville/Elmira:
Take I-80 West to Exit 47B to merge onto Waterman Blvd.
Continue on Waterman Blvd. and then continue onto Mankas Corner Rd.
Turn right to stay on Mankas Corner Rd.
Turn left to stay on Mankas Corner Rd.
Turn right onto Lambert Rd.
Parking lot will be on your left.
From Vallejo:
Take I-80 East to Exit 41 for Suisun Valley Rd./Pittman Rd. Turn left onto Pittman Rd./Suisun Valley Rd. 
Turn right onto Mankas Corner Rd.
Turn left onto Lambert Rd.
Parking lot will be on your left.
From Rio Vista:
Take CA-12 West to the Chadbourne Rd. ramp to I-80 E/Sacramento/Fairfield Auto Mall. 
Turn right onto Chadbourne Rd., and then turn right onto Abernathy Rd.  
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Abernathy Rd. Continue onto Mankas Corner Rd. 
Turn left to stay on Mankas Corner Rd.
Turn right onto Lambert Rd.
Parking lot will be on your left.