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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 18, 2020

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4-H online- Update

The most frequent question is: When do we launch?  October 1 is the target date.  

Over the August 22-23 weekend, our enrollment data was transferred from v1.0 to v2.0.  All youth and adults who were ever active in the last seven years were copied to the new database.  There is a delay in copying the custom fields data, ex. VIP training date, background check date, local fields 1-5, and shooting sports certifications.  Mandated Reporter and Essential Elements training completions were not copied and are being worked with the vendor to get this done. Until all these tasks have been completed, we cannot have staff or families enter enrollments in v2.0.

While this has been and continues to be a long journey, Wisconsin is going at about the same pace as other states in the upgrade.  Hopefully, the wait will be worth it in terms of ease of use and added functionality. Thank you for your patience!

4-H Gallery Awards: Exhibit Pick-Up

The 4H Gallery Award pieces are ready for pick up. The shop offers curbside pickup. Please call ahead of time, so the shop can have your item(s) ready.  Then, call the Gallery and Frame shop when you are readyfor pick up, and the shop will run the items out to your car.

Thank you again for the opportunity to display these wonderful projects!

Julie L Balson, CPF | owner
Gallery & Frame Shop, LLC | 94 South Main Street | Fond du Lac, WI  54935
Custom Picture Framing since 1975
Website:  www.galleryframe.net
Follow us on Facebook (Gallery & Frame Shop) & Twitter (galleryframe)

Virtual Officer Training- SAVE THE DATE

  • Thursday, October 29th, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All youth who are interested in being a 4-H officer this year are invited to attend this year's virtual officer training! Youth from Calumet, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington County will be coming together virtually for this training! Please complete this registration at least one week prior to the session you wish to attend. 
Register Here!

Wisconsin Leadership Council (WLC) 

Purpose of the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council: advocates for Wisconsin 4-H, provide input into enhancing the Wisconsin 4-H Program, model youth and adult partnerships, provide education and leadership opportunities for others, engage youth and adult volunteers in statewide leadership roles
Required of Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Members:
  • Attend and participate in Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Meetings: Fall Forum-November 6-7, 2020; Virtual Orientation – December 2020; Winter Retreat-Fri-Sun, January 2021; Spring Planning Meeting-Fri-Sun, April 2-4, 2021; 2021 Youth Conference Meeting and possibly 6 additional Zooms
  • Contribute to statewide events, including but not limited to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth ConferenceJune 19-24, 2021: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair, Fall Forum, and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Fundraisers.
  • Fulfill committee work, promote Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, communicate with and present to counties in your region and other agreed-upon responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council advisors and members.
  • Conduct yourself, at all times, in a manner that is consistent with Extension and 4-H Youth Development Behavior Expectations.  
Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Eligibility:
  1.  4-H youth member in good standing and in 9th through 11th grade at the time of the election
  2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Staff/Educator to serve on a statewide council
  3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
  4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with adult volunteers
  5. Agree to abide by Youth Behavior Expectations
  1. Enrolled, certified 4-H volunteer leader
  2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Staff/Educator to serve on a statewide council
  3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
  4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with youth leaders
  5. Agree to abide by Volunteer Behavior Expectations 
Applications are due September 30th.  Click here to apply.
Questions: Feel free to reach out to Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu or Kandi O’Neil at kandi.oneil@wisc.edu with any questions regarding WLC and/or the application process.

Meeting Michigan: Fall Virtual Exchange

Open to all 4-H Youth Ages 12 and up Virtual Meetings With Youth From Michigan 4-H

First Exchange Meeting via Zoom:
Thursday, October 8th, from 6 pm to 7 pm

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 has completed sixth grade and up, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Michigan. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, how they are different, and similarities in their 4-H program. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, whole group discussion, breakout room, or the reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the first meeting.

Please register by Monday, October 5th. Click here to register! Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.  

Calling all Cloverbuds!

Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program:

Looking for a fun way for your child in 5K-2nd grade to make a new friend and learn about another person’s 4-H experience, while also working on their writing skills?  Sign up for our Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program!  

Participants will each be given a Pen Pal, to whom they will be encouraged to write at least once a month through January, or longer if they wish. Youth are also welcome to draw or color pictures to send back and forth, along with a description of their picture.  

Registration will be open until September 28th and pairings will be sent out on October 1st! 
Conversation Corner: Calling Club & Project Leaders!
We invite 4-H club and project leaders to join the conversation! 
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 September topic is "Program Approvals for In-Person Meetings." Pick a date and time that works for you and register now for one of our three sessions!
  • September 23rd 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 Register now for one of these sessions! 

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Evonna! 

Conversation Corners- via Zoom

  • September 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • Sept 28, 7 p.m. via Zoom
Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Coloring Page Contest Entries due - Sept 30
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