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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 9, 2022

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4-H Fall Kick-Off Oct. 6 

Join us in planning out the new 4-H year! Clubs will get a chance to plan the year, get new ideas, share with other clubs, collaborate, play games and fun activities, and win prizes! All clubs participating in the event will receive a club takeaway! We will also be providing refreshments. BIG thanks to Compeer Financial for sponsoring this event!

When: Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus (LGI Meeting Room) - 400 University Dr. Fond du Lac 
(downstairs - down the hall from the theater, room UC-113/114)
Who: As a general club leader or youth leader for Fond du Lac County 4-H
What to Bring: Bring your ideas, a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet, notebook, and pen/pencil.

RSVP by September 23 by completing the Google Form: https://go.wisc.edu/2022fallkickoff 

If anyone has more questions or needs more information, please have them contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 920-929-3177.

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Busy Bees Give to Eldorado First Responders

Busy Bee’s was selected to receive a grant from Mutual of Wausau Insurance to help us give back to our community and support the Eldorado First Responders. With the grant funding, we made tie blankets and bought stuffed animals for the First Responders to give to their patients. We will also purchase first aid kits for public buildings in our community. First Responders, Linda and Jodie, talked to us at our September meeting. We learned about their jobs and how to stop bleeding. And they reminded everyone to please slow down and move over when you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road.

Submitted by Reporter, Leah M.
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Join our planning committee! Looking for youth to help plan the Tri-County Art Festival Event! 
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4-H Arts Camp  Save the Date!

Are you a middle schooler looking for an opportunity to explore the arts through 4-H? If so, you don’t want to miss Wisconsin 4-H Arts Camp! This state-level experience offers one place for youth grades 6-8 to learn about topics like music, drama, visual arts, photography, communications, and more!
Save the dates of October 21-23 for this popular Wisconsin 4-H program at Upham Woods (Wisconsin Dells). Registration will be available from September 1-19 through 4HOnline.

Market Livestock Project Production Record Forms Due September 9, 2022

 All market livestock sale participants must complete an official Market Livestock Production Record Form. Fillable and printable forms as well as completed examples are located at: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/forms/ and must be completed and mailed or emailed to the Extension Office by the Friday following Labor Day: Friday, September 9, 2022. 
Emailed forms should be sent to katie.gindt@wisc.edu.
This copy to the Extension office is in addition to any required forms for 4-H club or FFA chapter requirements. 
Failure to successfully complete and turn in the form on time may result in loss of sale privileges for the following year. 
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Award Applications

Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement Awards - Awards may be earned by members who have completed ninth grade or above. Members may either be self-nominated or nominated by their leader. It is a short application and needs two recommendations. 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. 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. 
Apply for the 2022 4-H Key Award - The Key Award is the highest state 4-H award earned by members who have shown consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their 4-H club and community. Youth in grades 11-13 are eligible to apply. You can find the application at  https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel-experiences-a/
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Record Books Due to Office 

  • September 9
Record Book Reading
  • September 10, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 8:30 am
Teen Leader Association (TLA) Event
  • September 10, Fondy Sports Complex, 3-5 pm 
Market Livestock Project Records due to the office Sept. 9
Volunteer Recognition Nominations due Sept. 15
Application deadline
  • Key Award Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • 4-H Growth Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Funding for Educational Experiences  
Market Livestock Committee
  •  Adult and youth applications due to Fair Office September 15
Teen Leader Association Meeting
  • September 26, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room
LEGO Club Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm
Funding for 4-H Educational Experiences and Key Award Interviews
  • Tuesday, September 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:00
Tri-County Visual Arts Festival meeting
  • Thursday, September 29, via Zoom 4:30-5:30 pm
Conversation Corner: Club/Group Bylaws
  • Thursday, September 29, via Zoom 6:00 - 7:00 pm
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Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
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