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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 25, 2020

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Livestock Judging

We are happy to announce that registration is open for the 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Livestock Judging Contest on Sunday, October 18th, 2:30-6:00 pm.

Juniors (grades 3-8, age 8-13) and Seniors (grades 9-13, age 14-19) are invited to register as individuals to participate and display their livestock evaluation skills in this competitive educational experience. Youth will judge classes and enter placings through www.LivestockJudging.com. Seniors will present oral reasons via Zoom. Juniors and Seniors will also answer questions for a portion of the classes through Livestockjudging.com. 

*With the cancellation of all national 4-H livestock judging contests in 2020 These will be stand-alone, non-qualifying state educational contests.

Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020. No cost to enter! Registration available at this link: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6hzcm6iHKWG3J89

Also, save the date for the WI 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest on Saturday, November 22nd! Registration and details coming soon.

More information at https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/wi4haganimalscience/livestock/.  Please direct all questions to Joe Muellenberg at joe.muellenberg@wisc.edu or Bernie O’Rourke at borourke2@wisc.edu

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week Celebration – October 6 at 7 p.m. via Zoom

Mark your calendars NOW and plan on joining us as we “celebrate” National 4-H Week! All WI 4-H youth and adult leaders are invited and encouraged to join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 p.m. to reflect on our 2019-2020 4-H Year and look ahead to 2020-2021!! WI 4-H Staff will be sharing information about the 4-H Movement, our WI 4-H Project Tip Sheets, and more. The link will be available soon.

We acknowledge it has been a challenging year. Let’s come together to celebrate what we have learned and done and to look forward to opportunities and possibilities in the upcoming year!

4-H Gallery Awards: Exhibit Pick-Up

The 4H Gallery Award pieces are ready for pick up. The shop offers curbside pickup. Please call ahead of time, so the shop can have your item(s) ready.  Then, call the Gallery and Frame shop when you are readyfor pick up, and the shop will run the items out to your car.

Thank you again for the opportunity to display these wonderful projects!

Julie L Balson, CPF | owner
Gallery & Frame Shop, LLC | 94 South Main Street | Fond du Lac, WI  54935
Custom Picture Framing since 1975
Website:  www.galleryframe.net
Follow us on Facebook (Gallery & Frame Shop) & Twitter (galleryframe)

Virtual Officer Training- SAVE THE DATE

  • Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All officers and leaders are strongly encouraged to attend! Our 4-H Club/Group Officer Training will be held via Zoom on the evenings of Thursday, October 29th, and Tuesday, November 10th! Club leaders and officers should save one of these evenings for time together with other Fond du Lac and Area 4-H Members and Leaders. Our agenda will include virtual and face to face team builders that officer teams can lead, introducing the 4-H Movement, and of course break-out sessions for each officer position!  
Register Here!

Meeting Michigan: Fall Virtual Exchange

Open to all 4-H Youth Ages 12 and up Virtual Meetings With Youth From Michigan 4-H

First Exchange Meeting via Zoom:
Thursday, October 8th, from 6 pm to 7 pm

We have a fun opportunity for you to learn more about youth involved in 4‐H in another state! If you are a 4-H youth member who has completed sixth grade and up, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Michigan. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, how they are different, and similarities in their 4-H program. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, whole group discussion, breakout room, or the reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the first meeting.

Please register by Monday, October 5th. Click here to register! Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.  


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!

Submit entries here.

Last Call 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! 

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Kaianne! 


Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • September 28, 7 p.m. - Look for details to be emailed out - in person and via zoom


National 4-H Week- October 4-10

  • Tuesday - October 6 at 7 pm via Zoom, All WI 4-H youth and adult leaders are invited to join for a National 4-H Week Celebration.
  • Wednesday, October 7 is National 4‑H Week spirit day!

Virtual exchange - Meeting Michigan

  • First meeting Thursday, October 8 at 6 pm

Virtual Livestock Judging

  • Registration Deadline: October 12, 2020
  • Livestock Judging Contest on Sunday, October 18, 2:30-6:00 pm 

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • October 26, 7 pm - Look for details to be emailed out!

Officer Training - (Choose one of the following dates)

  • Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Cloverbud pen pal program - Sept 28
  • Coloring Page Contest Entries due - Sept 30
  • Fall Forum Registration- October 1
  • Virtual Exchange - Meeting Michigan- October 5
  • Club Charters - Due October 15th
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