The WorldWideWriters.Ink club in the Somerset County 4-H was established in 2011 as the Creative Writers' Club. Its founding members then worked on fine-tuning the club structure, finalizing a name, designing the club logo, and establishing the club and mission. Quickly, these goals were met, and the WorldWideWriters.Ink (aka Creative Writers) club was on its way. The club is now in its third year (Oct 2013 – Sept. 2014). and membership is growing.
The Somerset County 4-H is part of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development program, which uses a learn by doing approach to enable youth to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills they need to become competent, caring, and contributing citizens of the world. This mission is accomplished by using the knowledge and resources of the land grant university system, along with the involvement of caring adults.
The purpose of the WorldWideWriters.Ink club is be to improve ourselves, our homes, our club, and our community, as well as other communities from time to time. We will accomplish these improvements through our mutual interest and enjoyment of creatively writing our own works, helping others to love to write, and promoting reading.
Each member will not only complete approved club projects, but they are also expected to take part in 4-H fundraising events and 4-H public speaking events, as well as to become active in the community. WorldWideWriters.Ink has been meeting these expectations while having fun and gaining knowledge at the same time.
- has attended the 1st educational program at Highlights Magazine and Boyd's Mill Pressi in Honesdale, Pennsylvania;
- has participated in the 4-H Somerset County Fair in 2012 & 2013;
- is working on creating the next adventure books in the Tobyhanna series, which includes creative collaboration with Tobyhanna's creator and the Warrenbrook Senior Center;
- has established the First Annual Writers, Illustrators & Artists Convention, which will be held on April 26. 2014;
- is writing its 2nd poetic work for the 4-H Yearbook, which is a follow up to the club's first work published in the 2013 Yearbook. [The first creation in verse can be viewed on this website.];
- has participated in the 4-H Festival of Trees in 2012 & 2013 by displaying our own, decorated club tree, providing elves to assist Santa with the visiting children;
- has donated baskets each year to the 4-H Big Basket Auction;
- is planning to continue to participate in the 4-H fair and the tree festival in 2014 and beyond.
WorldWideWriters.Ink has established itself as a viable and attractive 4-H club with visions to continue to grow and expand its creative talents.