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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, November 13, 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!

Project and Club meetings

2020 Program Guidance Checklists

Wisconsin 4-H is providing examples of approved program proposals under the COVID-19 guidance. Click the button on this page to access a Google Drive folder where you will find a “List of Approved Activities.” Use the list to identify programs that may be similar to what you want to hold. Then find that program checklist in one of two folders—labeled “Club Meetings” or “Events.” Use the samples to see what approved practices helped to make those meetings or events approvable under COVID-19 guidelines.  Please reach out to Tracy if you have questions or want to submit a program proposal. For more tips on how to hold an engaging virtual meeting- see information (above) about the 4-H Meetings Reimagined training on December 8th.  
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

*Please note some criteria for in-person programs include:

  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 2 hours
  • 6 feet minimum distancing between participants is required at all times
*Can a larger group meet in person?
  • More than one group (each under 10 individuals) may meet in outdoor or multi-room locations where the groups can remain separated and physically distant.
  • Groups may use separate spaces in the same venue such as a school, library, or the community center where groups remain in different rooms and physically distant throughout the event.
  • Total numbers across all groups may not exceed 50 individuals
  • There must be a minimum of 20 feet between each group of 10 when outdoors
  • Each group must have its own staff/adult leader. Groups must remain together, staff/volunteers and youth cannot rotate between groups during a meeting or activity.
  • When making plans for outdoor gatherings it is important to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather.

4-H Family Learning Day

We are seeking volunteers and youth for the Family Learning Day committee.  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.  The committee will be holding its first meeting in late November.   

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

A Statewide Day of Learning for 4-H Horse Project Members
Youth (7th grade & up) and Adults
*Hosted via zoom throughout the day on Dec. 5


Full schedule + workshops will be posted prior to the event

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 #3 - November 12th - 18th

  • Dirtiest Horse
  • Equitation over Fences
  • Ranch Horse
  • Speed (Barrels or Poles)

Session #4 - November 26th to December 2nd

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

Registration Open for 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest

This virtual contest will test the knowledge of youth in the placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, and retail cut identification. Juniors (ages 8-13) and Seniors (ages 14-19) are invited to register as individuals to participate and display their meat evaluation and oral reasoning skills in this competitive educational experience.
Sunday, November 22, 2:30-5:30 pm
No cost to enter! Register by November 16 at this link. For more information click here. 

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

Adult Leaders Meeting - Nov 18

Make your calendars for November 18. The Adult Leaders Meeting will take place via Zoom 7:30-9:00pm. Volunteers will be recognized for their service at the meeting. Districts 2 and 6 are up for election. Please consider nominating or running for this position, if you are in District # 2: Rosendale, Weeping Willow, or a county leader and District # 6: Calumet, Forest Hills, Ledgers, Taft 23, or a county leader. This position would be committing to attend the 3 annual leaders meetings and an executive board meeting approximately every other month. If you are interested in running or would like to nominate someone to run, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 608-265-2058.
Please register here for the meeting.    

4-H Conversation Corner: November

Join the Conversation! Calling all 4-H Club and Project Leaders!!

Each month we will be offering a different Conversation Corner topic! Club and Project Leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County are invited to join these one hour, optional, Zoom meetings. The conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!

Our November topic is the ‘Virtual techniques to keep participants engaged’. Register now to join the conversation! Learn about what your club can do and learn about what other clubs are doing in Fond du Lac County, as well as around the state! 
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 1-2 pm


Teen Leader Association (TLA) 

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

Conversation Corner

  • November 18, 1:00-2:00 pm via Zoom

Annual Leader Training 

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

Adult leader meeting

  • November 18, 7:30 pm via Zoom 

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • November 13, Cedar Crest Ice Cream Contest Entries Due


Virtual Horse Association Leaders Conference

Annual Leader Training

  •  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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