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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 19, 2022

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4-H Summer Intern Update

Hello 4-H Families!  

I’m sad to say that this was my last week as the 4-H summer intern. I’ve had an amazing experience and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. These eight weeks have gone by so quickly, but I’ve been very busy planning all the summer activities that happened! Here is my last update on the things I finished up the last couple of weeks:

We just had our last Cloverbud day camp on Wednesday and it was a success! The theme was outdoor survival and we had 16 Cloverbuds attend with lots of fun activities for them to do! We went for a nature walk and learned about different types of trees and plants. They made some crafts such as their own binoculars, lanterns, campground, and camper! They also made a solar oven and cooked S’mores in them! They turned out great but were very messy! They also raced in teams on an obstacle course and sang camp songs! Overall, the youth had a blast, and it was fun for all! 
A few weeks ago I had a very busy week. On August 2nd- 4th cardboard camp was held! There were six youth who participated and they all were very creative in building their city out of cardboard. Some features of the city include a hospital, ambulance, farm, apartment buildings, houses, a food market, and much more! There was even a team challenge on the last day of who could build the tallest skyscraper! All the youth had a great time. 
Also on August 2nd was National Night Out! I was there in a booth promoting 4-H and leading a fun activity for kids! We made puppet monsters out of paper bags, and it was a lot of fun! There were lots of families interested in joining LEGO Club as well! 

August 3rd was National Watermelon Day and to celebrate we held an open house for families to come and learn about 4-H! There were three families who came and one of them signed up for 4-H that night! I led lots of fun watermelon-related activities such as some crafts, trivia, watermelon bowling, and of course eating watermelon!

Last week was also a very busy week as we had three days of Art Camp! The first day was art-raegous day where youth learned about all different types of art media! Youth got to use clay to make coil/ pinch pots, experiment with chalk pastels and oil pastels, do some drawing/ sketching, and make a marble design on paper using shaving cream and food coloring. The second day was Picturesque painting where youth did all things painting! Youth painted rocks that they later hid all around campus, tried pour painting, learned watercolor techniques, experimented with tempera paints, did Plein Air Painting, and participated in some art trivia! The last day was photography day! The youth spent the day learning about their camera, taking lots of pictures, and learning about different types of photos. The youth took pictures of nature, still life, and lots of trick photography. All the youth had a great time, and they are all very talented!

To finish off my last week, I’m working on press releases from the camps and tying up some loose ends. Thank you all for this amazing opportunity, and I hope to be back next summer!  

Makayla Stommel
4-H Extension Summer Intern

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Tri-County Visual Arts Club

This club will meet focusing on learning about art meeting 4 times a year throughout the 3 counties. The club's registration opens on September 1 when the new enrollment year begins. 
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Cloverbud Day Camp participants and adults listen as the Fairest of the Fair reads a book.

Cloverbud Day Camp

This year 4-H offered three Cloverbud Day Camps and the last one was held on Wednesday, August 17th. The theme was Outdoor Survival! The youth leaders and the 4-H summer intern led many activities with the supervision of two volunteer leaders. The youth who participated started the morning off by learning everyone’s names with a couple of games and singing some camp songs! The first activity the campers participated in was a walk outside where the youth learned about different types of trees and plants. Next, the campers made their own binoculars to use on a walk later. After lunch, the campers made their own lanterns and started to make their solar oven! They covered the inside of boxes in tin foil and then they put them outside in the sun to preheat. While the ovens were preheating, the campers participated in an obstacle course, and it was super fun! After the obstacle course, the youth made their own campers out of paper plates! Then the youth put together their S’mores and put them in the solar ovens to cook! While the S’mores cooked, the campers went on a nature walk using their binoculars to look at nature. The campers then made their own campground. To finish off the day, the campers ate their S’mores and the Fond du Lac County Fairest of the Fair, Kaylee Mess, read the book, The Giving Tree.
Cloverbud participants making their own binoculars with the help of the summer intern Makayla
Cloverbuds participating in an obstacle course at Cloverbud Camp
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2022-2023 Enrollment

The new year is coming fast. Year-end processing will happen on the night of Aug 31 with the system ready for enrollments after Sept 1.  
IMPORTANTALL youth and adults must re-enroll after Sept 1 for the new year.  It does not matter when they enrolled this year, they still must re-enroll for the new year after Sept 1.

Annual Financial Reviews (AFR) Deadlines

Annual Financial Reviews (AFR) are due September 1st, and the Charter application is due November 1st.
The Annual Financial Report for all 4-H Clubs/Groups with a checking and/or savings account is due on September 1, 2022. The Charter financial year ends June 30. Here is a link to the charter website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/resources/volunteer-resources/administrative/charter/
The following Six Charter Components are Due September 1 to the Fond du Lac County Extension Office/Tracy Keifenheim
  1. Wisconsin 4-H Clubs & Groups Annual Financial Report
  2. 4-H Club or 4-H Group Audit Checklist
  3. Copy of the checkbook and/or savings registry covering July 1 – June 30
  4. Copy of the bank statement ending June 30 or July 1 for each account. Any differences between the bank statement(s) and the ending balance reported must be reconciled and the reconciliation must be uploaded with the Annual Financial Report.
  5. Current inventory of land, buildings, property, or project equipment with individual values of $1,000 or greater.
  6. Monthly Treasurer’s Reports for 4-H Clubs or Groups with annual income greater or equal to $20,000 
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Adult Leader Banquet/August Meeting
  • Sunday, August 21, 1-4 pm Lakeside Park
Teen Leader Association Meeting
  • August 22, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room


Club Charter Financials (AFR) due to office

  • September 1
Record Books due to Office 
  • September 9
Record Book Reading
  • September 10, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 8:30 am
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
  • Sept 26, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room
LEGO Club Meeting
  • Tuesday, Sept 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm
Funding for 4-H Educational Experiences and Key Award Interviews
  • Tuesday, Sept 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:00- 8:30 pm
Tri-County Visual Arts Festival meeting
  • Thursday, Sept 29, virtually via Zoom 4:30-5:30 pm
Conversation Corner: Club/Group Bylaws
  • Thursday, Sept 29, virtually via Zoom 6:00- 7:00 pm
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