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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 20, 2023

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Office Update

Tracy will be out on family leave until March 13. If you need anything while she is out, please contact Tina at the office via phone (920) 929-3171 or via email at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu. During Tracy's absence, the 4-H Friday will be sent out twice a month. This will help provide updates in a timely manner. If you have items that need to be sent out in the newsletters, please continue to submit them via the Google form or email Tina. 
Helping Hands members sitting and standing by a table at the Roller Skating Rink with a green light background.
Helping Hands 4-H Club went rollerskating to celebrate winning the grant for meeting their goals.
Welcome 4-H members sat a table making red Valentine cards
Welcome 4-H members enjoyed making Valentine's for a senior living facility. 
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Teen Leader Association (TLA)

TLA has its next meeting January 23 at 7 pm. TLA will be making Valentine cards for nursing home residents after the January meeting, so bring craft items to help make the cards. In Fevruary TLA members will be volunteering at Family Learning Day, then going to Mineshaft afterwards. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please email Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu
TLA members holding their snow tubes at Sunburst.
TLA tubing Janaury 2023
Animal Sciences written in white letters with a green background and a white pig.

Small Animal Meetings & Events

  • Monday, February 20, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023  9:00 am Barn Set Up at Fairgrounds Small Animal Barn
  • Monday, July 10, 2023 Showmanship Clinic 7:00 pm at the Fairgrounds Small Animal Barn
    If you have any questions, please reach out to Jamie Karls at jaimekarls3@gmail.com.
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4-H members participating in a Family Learning Day animal session.

2023 Family Learning Day

4-H and community youth are invited to attend Family Learning Day at UWO Fond du Lac Campus on February 25, 2023. Learn a new skill or gain fresh ideas. It will be a fun, informative day. Parents are encouraged to spend the day with their child and help them find their sessions. Cost will  be $15 per youth with lunch being an additional charge.
Family Learning Day opened in 4HOnline December 28. You will be able to register through January 28. Sign up soon as some sessions are already full. Volunteers are needed for Family Learning Day. If you would like to help, please reach out to Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu
2023 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $20,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2023. To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00 pm. For a printable version of the application process, click HERE.
To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; should have a grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and be enrolled or planning to enroll at a university, college or technical school during the 2023-2024 academic school year.  Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 4-H Foundation scholarship.
 Applications will consist of a résumé and a cover letter. These two documents must be saved as one, two-paged PDF with page one the cover letter and page two the résumé. Applications must be emailed to scholarships@Wis4HFoundation.org.
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 2023 Wildlife & Woods Virtual Classes 
Outdoor enthusiasts connect with other 4-H youth of all ages from around the state. Together, we explore the natural world with a special focus on wildlife, wildlife habitats, and trees. Participants learn about wild places across the United States following the 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) and the 4-H Forestry Program. Materials are designed for all ages and knowledge levels, so everyone can benefit. Since the sessions are co-presenter by youth and adult leaders, the youth leadership opportunities are unlimited.
Youth leaders research about wildlife, trees, management concepts and management practices; prepare slides; lead activities; present topics from slides; record videos; or read announcements. Youth leaders also meet virtually the week before for prep and practice. Being a part of this team is great preparation for WHEP and Forestry competitions. For more information or to join the Wildlife & Woods Leader Team, contact: Lee Delcore and Kerri Ast at wi4hwildlifeforestry@gmail.com
To register for the virtual sessions, log into your family account in 4HOnline. Under the EVENTS tab look for “Wildlife & Woods Virtual Series,” register and then you will receive an email with the Zoom link.  Registration is open until 6:30 the night of each session. If you need help registering or are registering as a participant, please visit the VLC website here.
Mark your 2023 calendars for the fourth Wednesdays, 7- 8 pm.
January 25 - A New Year and Planting Seeds for the Future
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
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Taking Care of Business written in white with a green background and a white briefcase.
New Volunteer Training
There are some updated dates for Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP) in early 2023.   
January 26 6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 8 6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 21 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Trainings are held via Zoom. Sign up is here:  https://go.wisc.edu/8pr49v.
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Tri-County Visual Arts Entries Open Until March 1

4-H Meats Contest

  • January 20 - Registration deadline 

Celebrate the Arts

  • January 20  - Registration deadline
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • January 23, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • January 24, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

VIP Training .


4-H Meats Contest
  • February 4, Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, UW Madison Campus

Livestock Webinar

  • February 6

VIP Training .

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
  • February 25, UW-Green Bay STEM Innovation Center
Family Learning Day
  • February 25, 9 am- 3:15 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • February 27, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • February 28, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
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