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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 4, 2020

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4-H Youth Coloring Book: Deadline EXTENDED!
This is your opportunity to be part of a 4-H coloring book and the submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020! Winners from each of the four themes will be selected via a vote on Facebook and will receive fun 4-H merchandise!
Illustration Themes Belonging: Be yourself, make friends, grow positive relationships with youth and adults Mastery: Develop new skills through hands-on learning Independence: Explore new opportunities and open the door to new experiences, projects and places Generosity: Give back to your community!
Submission Details: Scan/photograph your child’s artwork and enter using this form All work must be the original work of the youth member Drawings should be on a single sheet of standard letter-sized (8-½” x 11”), unlined paper, in portrait/vertical orientation The Extension Office may need to alter entries for formatting and reproduction purposes. Submit entries here!

Interview Workshop-Thurs, Sept. 17th

Have you recently submitted an application for an award, scholarship, volunteer position, or a job? The next step: Interviewing! Join us for a fun, interactive Zoom workshop that will give you tips in preparing your interview (be it a video or face-to-face interview). We will be talking, interacting with the screen with stamps and markers as a way to help you prepare for an upcoming interview. (Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend, however, this workshop is to engage youth and your role should be quietly supportive. Thanks in advance!). This Zoom workshop is scheduled to last 45 minutes.
This workshop is made for middle school through high school students. It is open to any interested youth in Fond du Lac County.
Register here by September 15th.

Awards and Educational Experiences

Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement Awards

Citizenship, Leadership, and 4-H Growth Achievement awards may be earned by members who have completed ninth grade or above. Members may either be self-nominated or nominated by their leader. If you have had leadership roles (club, project or at the county or state level) or show a positive attitude, involvement, and growth in projects and in activities you should apply. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15.  Forms are available on the web at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/awards-scholarships/

Community Service Awards for Clubs and Individuals

Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H. We will recognize individual youth and clubs who have taken leadership in 4-H community service efforts. Up to two youth in grades 5 - 8 and up to two youth in grades 9 – 12. Recognition will be given in 2 categories: large and small clubs. Top placing clubs will have funds donated by the Fond du Lac County 4-H Leader Association in their club’s name, to the agency for which the club did community service. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15. 

Apply for 2021 4-H Conferences, National Events, Travel Experiences, and Key Award 

In order to be eligible for awards and/or to receive funding for educational travel experiences through the Fond du Lac County Adult Leaders Association, you must turn in a completed application by September 15 and interview September 22 or 26. You can find the application at  https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel-experiences-a/.   Applying for funding does not guarantee you a spot on the educational travel experience. Also, any 4-H member can register for an educational travel experience regardless if they’ve received partial funding or not. It is unknown at this time how and when educational travel experiences will be offered. Updates will be communicated for the 2021 experiences as they become available.  

Calling all Cloverbuds!

Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program:

Looking for a fun way for your child in 5K-2nd grade to make a new friend and learn about another person’s 4-H experience, while also working on their writing skills?  Sign up for our Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program!  

Participants will each be given a Pen Pal, to whom they will be encouraged to write at least once a month through January, or longer if they wish. Youth are also welcome to draw or color pictures to send back and forth, along with a description of their picture.  

Registration will be open until September 28th and pairings will be sent out on October 1st! 

New Charter F.A.Q. Document and Videos

Thank you to everyone who attended our 4-H Charter Chats. The questions led to great conversation and idea-sharing! Based on our Charter Chats, we have developed a F.A.Q. document for leaders who were not able to attend. Please view this Frequently Asked Questions document here.
Please remember that the financial parts of the charter must be turned in by September 1st
  • Financial checklist
  • Copy of checkbook registry or Excel document that has all transactions documented
  • Financial report (page 5)
  • Accounts information and financial review/audit (page 6)
Wisconsin 4-H has also developed videos to help. Check these great resources!
Completing Wisconsin 4-H Charters, 2020-2021 
Completing Wisconsin 4-H Financial Records, 2020-2021
Conversation Corner: Calling Club & Project Leaders!
We invite 4-H club and project leaders to join the conversation! 
Each month we will be offering a different Conversation Corner topic. Club and project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County are invited to join these one hour, optional, Zoom meetings. The conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!
Our September topic is "Program Approvals for In-Person Meetings." Pick a date and time that works for you and register now for one of our three sessions!
  • September 10th 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • September 15th 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • September 23rd 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 Register now for one of these sessions! 

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Cassie! 

The graduation ceremony will be posted on Facebook for anyone who might have missed the celebration on the 26th.  The video needs to be transcribed for closed captioning before it is shared publicly.  

Conversation Corners- via Zoom

  • September 10, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • September 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • September 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Interview Workshop with Ron Jakubisin- via Zoom

September 17, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Funding and Awards Interviews

Tuesday, Sept 22, 6 p.m. via Zoom
Saturday, Sept 26, 9 a.m. via Zoom

Teen Leader Association Meeting

Sept 28, 7 p.m. via Zoom

Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Volunteer Recognition nominations due - Sept 15
  • Application deadline - educational experiences, Key Award, Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement, & Community Service (club & individual) - Sept 15
  • Coloring Page Contest Entries due - Sept 30
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