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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, November 18, 2022

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Ledgers 4-H Club learned how to make chocolate cut-out cookies! They will be frosting and enjoying them at their next club meeting in December.
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Officer Training

Almost 30 youth leaders joined us on a Saturday morning! It was filled with lots of learning during county officer training. We had a few youth leaders lead breakout sessions and the youth learned about the 3 parts of a meeting. Based on the evaluations, the youth officers were excited to help new members make motions during a meeting, try different ways to vote, and lead new icebreakers during their club meetings! Many of the youth also shared they enjoyed meeting new people!
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New Family Orientation

New Family orientation will be held on Thursday, December 1. We are asking that you encourage new families to attend this event. New families would include families who have been enrolled for 2 years or less in the 4-H program. We know that 4-H has so many great opportunities available, but it is hard to know about them all. We don’t want our members to miss out! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming, so we will go through the many aspects of 4-H and answer questions. Learn how to find resources available to our members, who to ask for help, and how to get the most out of your 4-H membership!  

New families can expect to meet other new families, have questions answered, and learn about various topics such as projects, general meetings, 4-H structure, and different opportunities at the December 1 orientation. There will be two other orientation meeting dates held in the spring/early summer with other various topics.  Please have families RSVP here: https://go.wisc.edu/newfamilydec2022.
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Family Learning Day Session Leaders

We are seeking volunteers and youth to be Family Learning Day Presenters. We are seeking volunteers and youth who have creative ideas! If interested in helping plan Family Learning Day 2023, please contact Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 920-929-3171.
Please share that anyone interested in leading a session can fill out the electronic form: https://go.wisc.edu/familylearningday2023presenter or a paper copy can be filled out. The goal is to offer as many different projects as we can. We also need help recruiting presenters, as the due date is a few days before Tracy takes leave. Getting them in the earlier the better! Thanks.
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Wisconsin Chartered 4-H Club & Group
SMART Goal Grants

Did your Wisconsin 4-H club or group meet their 2021 charter SMART goals? Apply for a Wisconsin Chartered 4-H Club and Group SMART Goal Grant and celebrate with your members and those who helped you meet the goal.

Funds are available to celebrate as a club or group your success! Approximately 30 grants will be awarded for the following amounts $100, $200, or $300. Contact Tracy for the grant application. The deadline is November 30, 2022.
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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 opens November 1, 2022, with entries accepted until midnight on Sunday, January 15, 2023. 
A map symbol in front an ice cream float, a map symbol in front of a lake dock, a map symbol in front of a bookshelf, and a map symbol in front of a wooded area on a flyer advertising the Virtual Arts Festival where entries can be submitted in 4HOnline Dec. 1 - March 1.
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Holiday Hours

The Extension Office will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25. The office will also be closed on December 23, 26, 30, and January 2. If you need anything, please plan accordingly.  
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Space Camp Registration

  • Registration open November 15 - December 15
  • Only 100 participants
  • Register through 4-Honline


LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30 pm
  • Monthly Challenge: Boat

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom

Family Learning Day Sessions Due Dec 1

New Family Orientation Dec 1

Tri-County Visual Arts Contest Opens Dec 1

LEGO Club Meeting

  • No December Meeting

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • No December Meeting
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