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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, April 16, 2021

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Thank you, volunteers!

April 18-24 is national volunteer week, a time to salute our volunteers and say thank you. You are teaching, serving as role models, planning and organizing, advising, raising funds, and being mentors, so young people may have the best experiences possible. In 2020, Fond du Lac County 4-H program had 13 new volunteers and 208 returning volunteers. When the returning volunteers enrolled through 4hOnline this year you were asked to give an estimate of how many hours you volunteered last year in 4-H. 208 volunteers indicated they gave a total of 9,356 hours. WOW, that is an impressive contribution! Be sure to watch the 4-H Facebook page for announcements throughout the week! 

Campbellsport Club News

Members of the Campbellsport 4-H made Easter/Spring cards for the residents of the Serenity Villa Assisted Living in Campbellsport. Morgan Y, a representative of the 4-H Club is presenting the cards to one of the employees. Here are some of the residents enjoying the card the members made.

Shooting Sports

A dedicated team of volunteers will be offering shooting sports opportunities this year. Youth participating in this program must be 3rd grade or older and be a registered 4-H member.

Archery and air gun classes will be from 5:30-7:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday in May at Izaak Walton League, N6491 County Trunk K, on the east edge of Fond du Lac. Fee is $2.00/person/night.

Bring payment to the first session. Make checks payable to FdL County 4-H Leaders Association.  Discretionary funds are available for those with financial needs. Contact Pam at the Extension Office. Please call Shooting Sports Coordinator, Dwight Paulin at
922-9805 or 920-266-6114 to sign up for these sessions. Leave your name and telephone number.

When you registered through 4Honline, you completed a health form. Please update that form, print it off, and bring it to the first session. A shooting sports code of conduct will also need to be completed. Read it over with a parent. If you agree to the guidelines, sign them and bring them with you. Parents are invited and encouraged to assist.

Equipment will be provided if needed.  If you have your own equipment, you may bring it. 
What to bring:
  • Session fees
  • Updated health form from 4honline
  • Shooting sports code of conduct
  • Face mask
  • Your own equipment if desired

Teen Leaders Association 

During our March TLA Meeting, the group decided to go to Lakeside Park in April for fun and community service, then A & W Restaurant afterward. The group will be going Sunday, April 25th from 1-4 pm. If you would like to participate please reach out. 
The next TLA meeting is Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room. The meeting will be in-person and virtual via Zoom. If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu.

Fairest of the Fair

The 2021 Fond du Lac County Fair is looking for qualified Fairest of the Fair contestants. He or she will be asked to attend various events to promote the fair and its many functions and events. 
The Fairest is expected to attend all five days of the fair and be on hand for impromptu appearances as needed.  Contestants must be 18 or over as of January 1 of the current year. He or she must have been a resident of Fond du Lac County for at least one year or be an active member of a Fond du Lac County youth organization involved in exhibiting at the Fond du Lac County Fair.  To apply, contestants need to fill out an entry form which is available at https://www.fonddulaccountyfair.com/p/getinvolved/fairest-of-the-fair. Please direct any questions to Tiffany Venne.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: Friday, April 23, 2021
Mailed or hand delivered to: Tiffany Venne, N8337 Beachview Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
E-mail: tboyke07@gmail.com (preferred method of delivery)

Fond du Lac County Fair Updates & Information

Entry information

Online entries will open on May 17th.  The entry deadline is 11:59 pm June 12th.  Entry tags will be available for pickup beginning June 21st.  There will not be an option to pay online, however, credit/debit card payments will be accepted at the office.  For new families, a virtual fair orientation is being scheduled.  More information will be shared at a later date.

Office information

The office will open on June 7th.  Hours will be Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm with Saturday hours from 9 am-noon.  The office will be closed Saturday, July 3rd.  Junior exhibitors will be charged a $5 entry fee and open class exhibitors will be charged a $10 entry fee.  A season pass (which includes parking on the grounds for the duration of the Fair) can be purchased.  

Small Animal Project Updates

Set up meetings for this Fair year:
(ALL are in person)
April 22nd, 7 pm @ Fairgrounds
June 10th, 7 pm @ Fairgrounds
June 17th, 7 pm @ Fairgrounds- MANDATORY Auction meeting
June 24th, 7 pm @ the Fairgrounds
June 26th, 8:30 am Barn Set-Up
No Fun Show this year, we are looking at setting up for next year already.

-Need 8 points
-Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)required sign up and attend online 
-Showmanship-sign up with Fair entries- required

Antigen testing is required for Poultry again
Testers are: Jenny Vollmer, Audry Zimdars, and Kyle Zimdars 
We are hoping to add to this list; we will keep you posted. Their info will be available at our meeting on April 22nd. You will need to contact each one, and PLEASE DO NOT wait until the last minute.

2021 4-H Scholarships

Fond du Lac County Scholarships
The 4-H Adult Leader Association and the Teen Leader Association each offer college scholarships. To be eligible, you must be or must have been a 4-H member, be a high school graduate this spring or in the past, and you must be attending or planning to attend college or a school of higher learning.

The Thuerwachter College Scholarship is for Fond du Lac County 4-H members who are attending UW-Madison. You must have been a member of Fond du Lac County 4-H for at least 4 years. You must be enrolled at UW-Madison this coming fall. It is open to all 4-Her’s and 4-H Alumni. The different amounts that will be offered for the Thuerwachter scholarship are one $500 scholarship for short-course, three $1,000 scholarships for attending UW-Madison for four years going for a B.A. or B.S. degree, and one $1,000 scholarship for grad school. A preferred area of study is agriculture.

The Adult, Teen, and Thuerwachter Scholarships are all on one application. The form is available on the extension website. Applications are due to the Extension Office by May 15. It may only be returned electronically. Applicants are expected to read the criteria and guidelines before applying. 
4-H Project Scholarships
  • Small Animal Scholarship Application
  • Market Animal Livestock Scholarship Application
  • National Shooting Sports Scholarship Application
  • Fond du Lac County Horse and Pony Project Scholarships

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP) Training

New Adult Volunteers are welcome and essential to the 4-H program! 4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. The volunteer orientation process assures the quality of the program.

For any adults in need of a Volunteer In Prep Training (VIP), there are several upcoming virtual training options to fit your schedule! THE next VIP will be Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Click Here to Register! 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 before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training.

Conversation Corner Thurs, April 22, 7-8 pm

Join us each month for a different Conversation Corner topic! 4-H Educators Tracy, Jayna, and Amy invite all 4-H club and project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties to join them for these one-hour (optional) Zooms. These conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask the educators questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas! 

April Topic- Summer 2021 4-H Program Guidelines 
Click Here to Register! 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 before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training.

An Evening of Art

  • April 12-17: Silent Auction
  • April 24 from 6-7:30 pm: “An Evening of Art” Auction and Performance on our Facebook page: https://rb.gy/phf5qu .

Dog Project Meetings

  • Thursdays at the Fairgrounds

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, April 22, 6-7 pm

Conversation Corner

  • Thursday, April 22, 7-8 pm

Volunteers in Preparation Training

  • Tuesday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

National Volunteer Week

  • Sunday, April 18 - Saturday, April 24

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