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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, November 20, 2020

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Attention: 4-H Club and Project Leaders (youth and adult)! 

Want to learn interactive ways to keep your club and/or project members engaged virtually? Would you like access to use a Zoom Pro Account for your club or project meeting?  Plan to attend the upcoming training, using Zoom to Lead Fun and Engaging 4-H Meetings Seminar! 
December 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please register by December 4th: https://forms.gle/eqcEq9JiGXPTQ4EJ6

BONUS: This training will count as annual leader training - which is required for chartered 4-H clubs/groups!

Virtual Tour of UW Madison Meat Science building

4-H Family Learning Day

We are seeking volunteers and youth for the Family Learning Day committee. Youth are welcome to serve on this committee too! Due to Covid, we may need to reimagine how Family Learning Day looks for 2021. We are seeking volunteers and youth who have creative ideas! If interested in helping plan Family Learning Day 2021, please contact Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 608-265-2058. 
Interested in helping with Family Learning Day CLICK HERE!

Holiday Parades

With Holiday parade season around the corner, please take the time to read through the Wisconsin 4-H Parade Policy. Wisconsin 4-H is committed to providing safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities. Preparing floats and participating in parades can be a fun way to promote 4-H, AND there are risks associated with these activities. The 4-H Parades Policy outlines expectations for managing risk associated with vehicles used in parades, as well as youth and adults riding on vehicles or walking in the parade. Please, if you have any questions, reach out to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 608-265-2058.


Wisconsin 4-H Horse Leaders Conference

Registration will be open through Thursday, Dec. 3rd. Join us for the 2020 4-H Horse Leaders Conference Virtual Day of Learning on Saturday, December 5!

Workshops will be offered throughout the virtual conference by invited instructors and speakers including 4-H youth and adult volunteers. These topics are a mix of the horse, youth, and leadership related topics. Participants will also benefit from talking with leaders from across the state to gain new ideas and insights into the 4-H Horse Program. 

Workshops will include:
Hippology, Horse Judging, UW-River Falls Equine Program Virtual Tour, Equine Nutrition, Horse Quiz Bowl Intro, Drill Team, Horse Project Policy, STEAM Horse Portrait Art, Tales of a working student, Horseless Horse Project, Art of the Horseman, 4-H Movement Rollout, and more!

Horse Fall Festival

The StateLineTack.com Fall Festival, 4H edition, Session #2 is October 29th - November 4th. This show is providing 4-H'ers and alumni with the opportunity to continue to share their love of horses with a virtual community. No Entry Fees. Consider donating to the Matching Funds Program in lieu of entry fees.

Coming Soon: 

Session #4 - November 26th to December 2nd

  • Hairiest Horse
  • Stock Halter
  • Saddle Type Halter
  • Mini/Pony Halter

TLA Meeting November 23

Each month, the club does recreational activities, holds monthly meetings, participates in service projects, and hosts educational speakers. TLA had Trivia Night via Zoom on November 9. The next TLA Meeting is Monday, November 23 at 7:00 pm in-person at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom. Members who have completed 6th grade and up are welcome to join. If you are interested in joining or would like the link for the meeting, please contact Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu

Positive Programming

Earlier this month, some of our volunteer leaders met with statewide 4-H leadership in a discussion around Fond du Lac 4-H and how we’re moving forward. Here are some themes to share:
  • UW-Madison and Extension respect and value 4-H as a unique program. There is so much great work and planning that volunteers are undertaking, and more support options are being rolled out for all volunteers (see below for one option).
  • We have been very engaged in events and opportunities throughout the pandemic, and we’ll continue with small groups and online offerings, while the risk is very high. We are planning for larger indoor gatherings, but must wait for COVID to be better controlled before we can offer this option safely. We are “learning by doing,” and new youth and families in 4-H have been reached over the past few months.
  • We are committed to expanding access by outreaching to populations that are not well-represented in our current programs and by creating welcoming and inclusive programming.
One of those ways forward are using examples of events and learning opportunities that have already proven successful. The extension has teams of staff actively preparing/packaging programming that volunteers can use during COVID and support programs with new strategies after COVID. Here are some we can all use as examples https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/2020-program-guidance-checklists/.

Here are a few examples of what clubs have done in Fond du Lac County: 
  • Club trip- Mini Golf
  • Club outing- Cornmaze/pumpkin farm
  • Drive-in meeting
  • Horseless horse meeting
  • Belling Ringing
  • Club float in Parade
  • Hybrid meeting (10 in-person & others join via Zoom)
  • Holiday Outdoor Walkthrough with Poster and Signs for Nursing Home
I am happy to work with volunteers to put together a plan proposal for in-person programming. There have been several activities and meetings approved in the county. I can share those as templates with volunteers looking for help or ideas. Please know I am here to support volunteers and the work you are doing. I am available via email: tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or phone: 608-265-2058. 

Annual Leader Training (charter requirement)

There are two options for annual leaders training this year. The state has put together a series of 3 Zoom meetings to cover the 3 parts of a 4-H meeting. Each part of the series focuses on one of the 3 parts. The other option is a tri-county led training for leading engaging and interactive meetings. This training will be showing features of the Zoom pro account and leaders will have access to a county-wide Zoom pro account. All registration information can be found below in the upcoming events. If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu
4-H Meetings Reimagined (Option 1)
December 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. (zoom platform)
Annual Leader Training (Option 2)
Session 1: Leading Club Meetings (business in 4-H clubs and groups)
November 23, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm (zoom platform)
Session 2:Learning in Club Meetings (education in 4-H clubs and groups)
December 1, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm (zoom platform)

Session 3: Laughing in Club Meetings (recreation in 4-H clubs and groups)
December 10, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm (zoom platform)


Teen Leader Association (TLA) 

  • November 23, 7:00 pm TLA meeting in-person & zoom- look for details to be emailed.

Annual Leader Training 

  • Session 1: Leading Club Meetings (business in 4-H clubs and groups)


Virtual Horse Association Leaders Conference

4-H Meetings Reimagined! (Annual Leader Training Option 1)

  • December 8th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please register by December 4th: https://forms.gle/eqcEq9JiGXPTQ4EJ6
    BONUS: This training will count as annual leader training -which is required for chartered 4-H clubs/groups!

Annual Leader Training (Option 2)

  •  Session 2:Learning in Club Meetings (education in 4-H clubs and groups)
  • Session 3: Laughing in Club Meetings (recreation in 4-H clubs and groups)
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