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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, November 19, 2021

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ALL CLUB and PROJECT LEADERS, MEMBERS, and PARENTS can contribute to the
articles posted weekly by completing a short form and uploading their article and any photos
to accompany it at https://forms.gle/QBMvvsCzhaiHEfNM8. SAVE THIS LINK! Articles for the current week must be submitted by 12 pm on Wednesday. We would love to hear from you! Secretary minutes can also be submitted here as well! 
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Reward for Club minutes & News Submissions

I am challenging all clubs and chartered groups to submit Club minutes and News to the office. All clubs who submit minutes from monthly club meetings will be eligible for a grand prize drawing.  This grand prize will be a celebration for the club, for example, an ice cream or pizza party. 
To be eligible for the grand prize, the clubs must submit monthly meeting minutes from October 2021 to September of 2022. Club news and minutes can be submitted here. If a club doesn't have a meeting during a month, they can simply send an email to Tracy stating this, or make note of that in the minutes that are submitted. Clubs can still submit October minutes! 
Three Weeping Willow 4-H Members standing behind the tables they donated and put together - One blonde-haired boy with a gray sweatshirt, one blonde girl with a black sweatshirt, and a brunette girl with a purple winter jacket.

Weeping Willow Club Update

The Brandon Depot is a popular place used by various organizations including the weekly brat fry using meet products from Brandon Meats. At their last brat fry fundraiser held there, the Weeping Willow Club noticed the bad conditions the well-used food serving tables were in, so with assistance by Andrew Steffes, the club purchased and donated (3) new stainless steel tables. Some of the club members helped in assembling and placing the tables in the Brandon Depot. Pictured from left: Mason L., Amelia S., and Alisabeth P. 
Dr. Carly Salter giving demonstrations to Welcome club members on taking blood pressure, etc. She is seated at a table with members listening intently.

Welcome 4-H Alumni Guest Speaker

Welcome 4-H Club alumnus Dr. Carly Salter came back and joined the club with a presentation on going to the doctor.  - Submitted by Cindy Koffman

Ornaments Made by Calumet 4-H Club

Calumet 4-H members created ornaments to share with the residents of Villa Loretto Nursing Home.


November's Topics include a demonstration of Studio and determining the December/January build challenge. Noah would like you to join him and me at the next LEGO County-wide project meeting, on Tuesday, November 23.  Please RSVP by Monday, November 22 to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu, so we have a headcount for the meeting.
Each meeting will have a building challenge.  This is a project that the youth work on at home during the month with whatever LEGO blocks they have. The build challenge that will be presented at the November meeting is making a LEGO house. Please email a picture of your child's LEGO Challenge creation to Tracy as the youth will have the opportunity to share this at the monthly meeting.

Family Learning Day 2022 Looking for Presenters

Please help make this day a success by volunteering to teach a session or two. If you need help with your session, invite another person to co-teach with you. The program is held at UWO Fond du Lac Campus. Sessions 2 and 3 are 90 minutes, while sessions 1 and 4 are 60 minutes. Indicate the length and time of day that fits your needs. You may repeat your session if you wish. Please complete the Google form or request a paper form and submit it back to the office by Monday, December 6. You will receive notice of the number of participants in your session approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Fond du Lac County 4-H Adult Leaders Association will provide lunch for presenters who request it on the registration form. Questions: Contact Extension Fond du Lac County at 920-929-3171.

Youth Leaders can also present a session at Family Learning Day You can use this as your Youth Leadership project for the fair! 
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TLA members holding toys for the Toys for Tots program.

TLA Updates
TLA hosted a virtual Trivia Night on Tuesday, November 16. Members who were not part of TLA were invited to Trivia Night to find out a little more about TLA and meet current members. TLA would like to thank Taylor S. and Kaitlyn S. for showing interest! Congratulations to Nathan S. on winning trivia!

If you couldn't attend trivia, you are welcome to join TLA at their November meeting. The group will be meet Monday, November 22 at Fleet Farm at 6:00 pm to do Toys for Tots shopping and then go to Rolling Meadows afterward to have a business meeting. If you have any questions please contact Tina Engelhardt

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Teal Background Adult Volunteer Training sign up: Learn Together, Lead Togwether: Youth-Adult Relationships

Annual Leader Training- Registration Open!

The 2021-2022 Wisconsin 4-H Annual Leader Training will strengthen your skills in creating strong and positive Youth-Adult Partnerships. This two-part series will be offered virtually. Fond du Lac County is offering this session in the virtual settings. Youth and adult participants can register using the links below. Once you register, you will receive the link for the zoom session(s), and be provided information on handouts, reference materials and supporting documents.

November 30, 2021: Learn Together, Lead Together: Building Relationships, Communication and Inclusion
Time:  6:30-8:00pm  
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/7r9x64

January 31, 2022: Learn Together, Lead Together: Equal Voices, Roles and Participation
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Register here:   https://go.wisc.edu/vze9e3 

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP)

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of 5 participants will be required for the training to be held. Registration is required three days prior to the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days prior to the training. 
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  • November 22, Toys for Tots Shopping, 6:00 pm - Meet at Fleet Farm
  • November 22, Monthly Meeting to follow Toys for Tots Shopping at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room or virtually via Zoom 7:00 pm


  • Tuesday, November 23, 6:30-7:30 pmat UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Annual Leaders Training

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Monday, January 31, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm

Volunteers in Preparation Training (VIP)

  • Tuesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom

Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club 

  • Tuesday, December 7, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom

Family Learning Day Committee Planning Meeting

  • Wednesday, December 8, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus and via Zoom


  • Thursday, December 16, 5-8 pm Holiday Craft at MPTC 
  • No Monthly meeting


  • No monthly meeting
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