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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 15, 2021

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Family Learning Day 2021- Presenter Registration Deadline Extended to Jan 19

Family Learning Day is an opportunity for 4-H members (grades 5K-13), leaders, parents, and the community to learn a new skill.
Instead of meeting face to face as in previous years, we are looking to offer “project kits” or presentations that are offered virtually. Many of the sessions typically offered at Family Learning Day can be put into a project kit. Please help make this day a success by volunteering to put together a “project kit” or two. If you need help, invite another person to help you put it together. All kits must include a written set of instructions. If possible, please include pictures of the steps along with the instructions. If you would like to offer a virtual session to teach or would like to make an instructional video to be viewed while the youth completes the kit, you are welcome to do so, but it is not necessary.

Please complete the Presenter Registration by January 19. Click here to submit an electronic Presenter Registration Form. (This is just confirming that you would like to offer a project kit.) You will receive notice of the number of participants in your session shortly after the registration deadline, Feb 1.
Project kits must be assembled and dropped off at the Extension Office by Feb. 26, 2021. Everything needed to complete the project (with the exception of typical household items - i.e. scissors, rulers, pencils, glue, etc.,) should be included unless noted in the project description.
More information will be coming about the project kits that will be offered for Family Learning Day 2021! 
Questions: Contact Extension Fond du Lac County at 920-929-3170.

Virtual Project Lessons

Mark your calendar for Monday, February 15, Wednesday, February 24, and Tuesday, March 2! Each date will feature a lesson on a different project area. February 15 will focus on STEM, February 24 will be a wellness theme, and March 2 will be an art-themed lesson. More information on sessions and how to register is coming soon! These opportunities are being led by Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County Educators, but will be available to youth state-wide. These are similar to how sessions were offered this summer and during Fall Forum! 
Winter Leadership Camp
Winter Leadership Camp Registration is Now Open! Attention youth leaders in grades 7-12 and adult 4‐H volunteers! Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 2021 Winter Leadership Camp.  It is always a great weekend full of leadership development and fun, and this year we are making it happen in a virtual format! The camp is scheduled for Friday evening, February 12, and Saturday, February 13. Youth from throughout Wisconsin will come together at Virtual 4‐H Winter Leadership Camp to work on improving their leadership skills through hands‐on, interactive leadership sessions. Youth will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader and how to apply to be a youth leader in their club, county, and school. Along with leadership learning, youth will have opportunities to participate in a variety of virtual recreational activities. Adult leader volunteers are also needed to support youth in learning leadership skills. The cost for youth is $20, which includes supplies that will be shipped to you. 
Registration can be found here: http://bit.ly/4HWinterCamp.
After you submit the form, you will receive a link for payment of a $20 registration fee that can be paid with a debit or credit card. Please contact Kevin Palmer, Manitowoc County 4-H Educator, kevin.palmer@wisc.edu or (920)242-5448 with any questions.

Alyssa Frisch received a $2,000 WI 4-H Foundation scholarship in 2020 to study mechanical engineering. She was a member of the New Directions 4-H Club in Columbia County.

2021 Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $15,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin 4-H members and alumni pursuing higher education in 2021. To be considered for financial support, applications must be received by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation via email by Monday, March 15, 2021.

To be eligible for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation scholarships, students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least three years; 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 2021-2022 academic school year. Scholarship winners from previous years are not eligible to receive a second 

4-H Foundation scholarship.

The application is a one-page resume and a one-page cover letter, both of which give the 4-H youth a chance to share their 4-H achievements, as well as their future plans. Applicants are asked to treat this process as if applying for a job.

Cover letters and resumes must be submitted as one PDF document and emailed to scholarships@wis4hfoundation.org. For detailed information about what to include and how to prepare the application documents, 4-H youth can visit www.Wis4HFoundation.org/scholarships.

Teen Leaders Association

The club's next meeting is Monday, January 25, 2021. At the January meeting, the youth will be making valentine cards for a local nursing home. Please remember to bring your own supplies. If you are going to join virtually for the meeting, please mail in or drop off your cards at the Extension Office! The January recreational activity was Tubing at Sunburst Winter Sports Park in Kewaskum on January 9.
TLA is always looking for new members to join! To be a member, youth must have completed 6th grade. If you are interested in joining, or would like the link for the meeting, please contact Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu

Visual Arts Festival Registration

Connecting with Kansas!

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 is age 13 or older, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Kansas. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, and their differences and similarities. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, a whole group discussion, a breakout room, or a reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the first meeting.  

Who: McPherson County and Central Kansas District & WI 4-H youth
Time: 6 pm 
Start Date: February 11
Where: Zoom
Register by: Monday, Feb 1
Click here to register:  https://forms.gle/Do1E8KF5dsgdz3rp6
Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.

Upcoming Livestock Project Webinars

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program (WYLP), in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Division of Extension is excited to offer LIVE Virtual Zoom educational programs for the winter/spring of 2020-2021. These current topics are for youth and adults alike and occur on the 2nd Thursday of the month from January through May. Each session begins at 7 p.m. CST with a presentation followed by Q&A. You must register at https://go.wisc.edu/r3x8lh in order to receive the connecting information through email.

Each webinar will count 1 point towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Market Livestock Sale. For meeting credit, please complete the online form at http://bit.ly/fdllivestockpoints.

For more information regarding the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project, please visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/fdlmeat/.


Family Learning Day Presenter Registration - Due Jan 19 - Date extended

  • Forms can be submitted electronically or mailed in
  • Please have any forms submitted to the office by Jan 19!

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP) Training- via Zoom  

  • Tuesday, January 19, 6:00-8:00 pm

Conversation Corners - Creating Better Bylaws

  • Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:00 pm 

Teen Leaders Association (TLA)

  • Monthly Meeting Monday, January 25, 7:00 pm Hybrid (in-person & Zoom)

Beef Self-ID Documentation

  • Due January 25, 11:59 pm via online

4-H Meetings Reimagined 2.0

  • Thursday, January 28, 6:30-8:30 pm



  • Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kanas Registration Due Feb 1
  • Family Learning Day Project Kits Registration Deadline Feb 1
  • Virtual Visual Arts Deadline - Feb 15 at 11:59 pm
  • Family Learning Day Assembled Project Kits Dropped off at Extension Office - Due Feb 26

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kanas

  • Thursday, February 11, 6-7 pm

Feeding & Caring for Swine without Ractopamine

  • Thursday, February 11, 7 pm
  • Registration is required

Virtual Project Lessons

  • Monday, February 15 - STEM project lesson 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 24 - Wellness project lesson 6:30 pm
  • Registration and more information coming soon!

Teen Leaders Association (TLA)

  • Monthly meeting Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm Hybrid (in-person & Zoom)

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