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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, December 15, 2022

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Happy Holidays!

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Office Update

Many of you know that Tracy will be out on family leave starting this week. If you need anything while she is out, please contact Tina at the office via phone (920) 929-3171 or via email at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu. During Tracy's absence, the 4-H Friday will be sent out twice a month.  This will help provide updates in a timely manner.  We wanted to give everyone advanced notice to avoid confusion as you will not receive another newsletter until January 6. 
If you have items that need to be sent out in the newsletters, please continue to submit them via the Google form or email Tina. 
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Members of Rosendale 4-H Club are holding up toys they donated to a family.

Rosendale 4-H Club

Rosedale 4-H members collected donations for Sandi Paws and donated toys to a local family. At the next meeting, they will be watching a movie and making tie blankets.
4-H Members holding items they donated to homebound residents.

Weeping Willow 4-H Donates Gifts to

Homebound Residents

The Weeping Willow 4-H Club, with arrangement through the A.D.R.C. of Fond du Lac County, collected a variety of basic care need items, and assembled (40) large packages for distribution to home-bound Meals-on-Wheels recipients in the Ripon, Brandon, and Rosendale areas for Christmas. Shown holding some of the many items, clockwise from upper left, Jackson C, Alisabeth P, Brandon S, Leah M (of Busy-Bees), Amelia B, Karson C, Mason C, and Lydia S.
Members of Green Valley 4-H doing bell ringing

Green Valley 4-H Club

Green Valley members rang bells for the Salvation Army at Fleet Farm on December 12 before their meeting. We sang songs, played Christmas music, and handed out candy canes. After we were done ringing bells, we went back to Rolling Meadows Dairy Barn for a short meeting, played a few games, and had snacks. The club also made a donation to the Salvation Army.
Our next meeting will be held at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room at 6:30pm on January 9, 2023.  See you there!

Congratulations Helping Hands 4-H Club

Helping Hands 4-H Club received a Celebrate your SMART Goal Success Grant.
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Teen Leaders holding toys that they donated to the Toys for Tots program


Teen Leaders Association members shopped for toys to donate to the Toys for Tots drive held at Fleet Farm as their service project for the month of November! 
TLA will be Bell Ringing December 21 from 5-7 pm at Walgreens (20 W. Pioneer Rd) and on January 7 from 4-6 pm will be tubing at Sunburst (8355 Prospect Dr, Kewaskum). 
The group meets once a month and has its next meeting January 23 at 7 pm. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please email Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu
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WI 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Returns in 2023

The Dairy Bowl is a “quiz bowl” competition where all questions deal with dairy topics. Competition in the 4-H Dairy Bowl encourages a 4-H member to develop a more complete knowledge of dairy animals and related subjects. This contest provides an educational dairy program for all dairy project members, including those who may not own a dairy project animal, and provides a way to develop alertness, self-confidence, teamwork skills, and mastery in the area of dairy science.
Teams of four members compete in giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator. Teams receive points for correct answers and may lose points for incorrect answers. The team with the highest final score is the winner.
Teams are divided into three age divisions and teams can consist of 3 or 4 members. The junior division is the youth who are under 14 years of age as of Jan.1 of the year of competition. The senior division is the youth who are all 14 years of age or older as of Jan. 1, of the year of competition. A mixed team must contain at least one youth from each age division. The contest is organized on a double-elimination basis with winning teams advancing into further rounds until a champion team emerges.

4-H Meats Judging Contest - Feb 4, 2023

Who can participate? You must be a currently enrolled WI 4-H member to participate in this contest. The age divisions are Junior – Age 8-13 as of January 1, 2023, and Senior – Age 14-18 as of January 1, 2023. WI 4-H members that are in the 13th grade and have reached their 19th birthday prior to January 1, 2023, are eligible to compete in this state contest as individuals but not as a member of a team. Youth must be in or completed 3rd grade, 8-year-old Cloverbuds cannot participate.
Location: *New* Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, UW Madison Campus
Deadlines: (more information is located in the registration materials link below): 
Estimated number of participants (needed to order PPE): January 20, 2023 – through Google form 
Final registration: January 20, 2023 – through 4-Honline 
If you have any questions, please contact Jill at jill.jorgensen@wisc.edu phone at 920-391-4659 or Bernie at borourke2@wisc.edu phone at 608-263-4304.
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4-H member participating in a Family Learning Day animal session.

2023 Family Learning Day

4-H and community youth are invited to attend Family Learning Day at UWO Fond du Lac Campus on February 25, 2023. Learn a new skill or gain fresh ideas. It will be a fun, informative day. Parents are encouraged to spend the day with their child and help them find their sessions. Cost will  be $15 per youth with lunch being an additional charge.
Family Learning Day will open in 4HOnline December 28. You will be able to register through January 28. Signing up earlier will help you to get the sessions you would like. Thank you to all the presenters who sent in proposals.
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4-H Night with the

WI Herd

4-H Night with the Wisconsin Herd on Friday, January 6 at 7:00 pm. All kids within the 4-H Club group purchasing through this link will participate in a pre-game Career in Sports Panel and be invited into the Jockey High Five Tunnel to receive a FREE Herd t-shirt!
You can now order tickets, and the WI Herd is recommending we buy tickets ASAP as this game may sell out. Ticket cost ranges from $10-$26 per ticket (plus tax) and can be purchased here: https://fevo.me/herd4h

State 4-H Arts Teams

 If you are in  grades 8-13, you are now eligible to apply for one of Wisconsin 4-H’s state teams in 4HOnline under events.
4-H Drama Company 
  • Create and perform original stage production
  • Roles for actors, director assistants, and stage technicians
  • Build lifelong connections with youth from across the state!
  • Must be mature and responsible, with strong theater art skills preferred
4-H Art Team
  • Create themed artwork, curate exhibition
  • Experience in any medium is welcome!
  • College-level education led by professional artist
  • Must be mature and responsible, and must have strong visual arts skills
  • State Teams Planning Weekend in April 2023 (Upham Woods)
  • Summer Academy Event in June 2023
The application deadline for each state team is January 15, 2023. Applications are available in the events tab in 4HOnline. Financial assistance is available for registration. Cost should not be a barrier to applying – please reach out to your local county 4-H educator and/or WI 4-H Associate Director, Jessica Jens (jessica.jens@wisc.edu), to ask about financial support through scholarship funds.
These programs have always been incredibly enriching and rewarding, leaving a lifetime impact on past members. State Teams provide 4-Hers with the opportunity to connect with other creatives outside their home county, and help build their applications and resumes for life beyond 4-H.
Don’t wait, apply now!
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Celebrate the Arts

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation provides support for arts and communications programs that encourage youth to develop strong leadership, creative, and communications skills. Each year the Foundation highlights 4-H artists through the Celebrate the Arts art contest.
This year’s contest opened November 1, 2022, with entries accepted until midnight on January 20, 2023. 

Please read and understand the complete contest rules: https://wis4hfoundation.org/celebrate-the-arts/.

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Holiday Hours

The office will also be closed on December 23, 26, and 30, and January 2. Please if you need anything plan accordingly.  

New Volunteer Training

There are some updated dates for Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP) in early 2023.   
January 17 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
January 26 6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 8 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

February 21 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Trainings are held via Zoom. Sign up is here:  https://go.wisc.edu/8pr49v.
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Tri-County Visual Arts Contest Opened Dec 1

LEGO Club Meeting

  • No December Meeting

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • No December Meeting

Office Closed December 23-26 and December 30-January 2

  • Normal business hours will resume on December 27 and January 3

Tri-County Visual Arts 4-H Club 

VIP Training 


Office Closed December 30-January 2

  • Normal business hours will resume January 3 

Tri-County Visual Arts Entries Open Until March 1

Adult Leaders Executive Board Meeting
  • Jan 4, Via Zoom 6:30 pm 
4-H Meats Contest
  • January 20 - Registration deadline 
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • Jan 23, 7 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • Jan 24, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

VIP Training .

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