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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 6, 2021

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4-H volunteers sitting at a table during a previous Leader Banquet

Adult Leaders Banquet/Meeting

Have you RSVP'd for the Adult Leaders Banquet/association meeting? If not please hurry and send in your response by August 11! You can always email your RSVP and then mail in payment. The banquet and meeting are being held at Lakeside Park Deneveu Shelter on the corner of Winnebago Drive and Harbor view Drive. Below is a schedule of the banquet/meeting.  

12:30 - 1:00 pm  Registration
1:00 pm  Meal
1:30 pm  Awards & Leader Anniversary Recognition  
2:00 pm  Fair Forum
2:30 pm  Adult Leaders Association Meeting

Weeping Willow members who helped at the brat fry. Most were wearing green and white t-shirts, while one member was wearing a black shirt. A weeping Willow 4-H flutter flag is in the background.
Club News: Weeping Willow
The Weeping Willow 4-H Club held a brat fry fundraiser at the Brandon Depot Brat Stand located across the street from Brandon Meats and Sausages on July 30 & 31. The club also feed the Alliant Energy employees and others who helped clean up the storm damage. Shown are club members who were present to help. Front row from left: Lydia S, Alisabeth P, Becca B, Amelia B, and Sarah B. In back: Brandon S, Matthew L, and Amelia S. 

NEW Charter Application

The NEW 2021-22 4-H Charter Application is now available on the Wisconsin 4-H Charter Application website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/resources/volunteer-resources/administrative/charter/.
This new version of the 4-H Charter Application has been converted into an online format making the process easier. With just a few clicks and no signatures needed, you can complete the online form in less than 15 minutes! Ask your club or group leader how you can work together to plan for the 4-H year!
As a reminder, the 4-H Charter indicates that a 4-H Club or Group is organized in accordance with the objectives of the Wisconsin 4-H program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension grants 4-H Charters which formally authorizes a Wisconsin 4-H Club or Group to use the 4-H Name and Emblem for educational purposes.
Wisconsin 4-H Clubs and Groups Charter Applications are submitted online and due by November 1, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Tracy Keifenheim

Traditional Record Books Return for 2020-2021 

The Awards and Recognition committee voted to return to having traditional record books this year and celebrating youth's awards and achievements in October at the County Achievement night on October 18. The committee is going to look into having alternative options for the 2021-2022 4-H year.  If you would like to be part of this discussion or have ideas to share, please contact Tracy Keifeheim. As 2020-2021 was not a typical year, please have youth share as much as they can in their books! The committee is looking forward to reading how youth were creative, persistent, and innovative! Please remember the club determines the due date at the club level, and books being submitted for county-level awards are due Sept 10, 2021!

Record books are optional but highly encouraged. In order to be eligible for county awards, a record book must be submitted!
Cloverbud Day Camp, Monday August 16, 9 am - 3 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus
 Cloverbud Day Camp Registration Closes Aug. 6 
Cost: $5 Register through 4-H Online under events. Registration closes Friday, August 6. Cloverbud Camp is also open to community members, so tell your friends who are not in 4-H.    
Transportation Station Cardboard Camp, August 17-19, 9 am -12 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Transportation Station Cardboard Camp Registration Closes Friday, August 6 at 11:59 pm

Cost: $15 Register through 4-H Online under events. Registration closes Friday, August 6. There must be a minimum of 10 participants. Camp is limited to 20 participants, so register as soon as possible. 

Description: Open to 4-H youth and community youth in grades 3-6, this 3-day in-person cardboard camp will provide youth an opportunity to build planes, trains, and automobiles! Youth will design their transportation method of choice and use their design to build a model. Youth will construct the model using various materials such as cardboard boxes, paper towel tubes, paper plates, and more. Youth will work as a team to complete a challenge!  

Horse & Pony Project 2021 State Qualifiers 

Several members involved in the 4-H Horse and Pony Project received a blue ribbon at the Fond du Lac County Fair. This qualifies them to show at the State 4-H Horse Expo, taking place September 17-19 at the Wisconsin State Fair Park. Pictured back row, from left: Kallie T, Maya W, Paige J, Becca V, Jessica P, Kendra P, Brianna L, Jillian P, Anna C, Anthony M, and Sylvia F. Pictured front row, from left: Violet B, Leah W, and Cora W. Congratulations on qualifying for the State 4-H Horse Expo! Good Luck! 
Teen Leader members playing at the Fondy Aqua Park

TLA Outing to Fondy Aqua Park

On Monday, Jyly 19 TLA members went to the Fondy Aqua Park. Fun was had by all. On Saturday, August 14 TLA members and leaders will be volunteering at the J.F. Ahern picnic starting at 8 am. If you would like to help out, please contact Tina Engelhardt. The next TLA Meeting is Monday, August 23 at 7 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom. We will be having a Native American speaker and will have a Native American dish to try.

Congratulations Brianna!


WI State Fair

  • August 5-15

WI State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

  •  Monday, August 9 at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

4-H Conversation Corner - Charters Part 2

  • Wednesday, August 11, 7-8 pm via Zoom

Alto Fair

  • Wednesday, August 11-Thursday, August 12 

Cloverbud Day Camp

  • Registration due Friday, August 6
  • Monday, August 16, 9 am- 3 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Transportation Station Cardboard Camp

  • Registration due Friday, August 6
  • August 17-19 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Volunteer in Preparation Training

  • August 18, 6:30-8:30 pm Virtually

Adult Leader Banquet/August Leaders Association Meeting

  • Sunday, August 22, 1-4 pm at Lakeside Park Deneveu Shelter
  • RSVP July 30

TLA Meeting

  • Monday, August 23 at 7 pm in person at Rolling Meadow Meeting Room or via Zoom

Club Financial Reports due to Extension Office Sept 1

  • Submit to Extension Office by Friday, Sept 10
County Wide Record Book Reading September 11
  • Record books due to Extension Office Friday, Sept 10
  • September 11, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Extension Office

Volunteer Recognition Nominations due Sept 15
Application Deadline Sept 15

  • Key Award
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • 4-H Growth & Achievement
  • Community Service awards

Market Livestock Committee Applications due Sept 15

4-H Reboot Kick-off Meeting

  • Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Club officers and General leaders
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