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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, January 6, 2023

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Office Update

Tracy will be out on family leave until March 13. 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. 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. 
Members made ornaments out of paper cups Members made a tree out of fruits and vegetables. Members made necklaces out of cereal

Welcome 4-H Club

Welcome 4-H did some fun craft projects for the December meeting. They made ornaments out of plastic cups, necklaces out of cereal and a Christmas tree 🎄 out of fruit and vegetables!
Busy Bee members bought Christmas presents for a family.

Busy Bees 4-H Club

At our December meeting, we wrapped gifts for a local family that we adopted for Christmas. We also made ornaments and decorated cookies for our snack. - Submitted by Leah M, Club reporter
Helping Hands 4-H Club members and leaders in green shirts and blue or black pants and the Sheriff Department's Color Guard Team in brown shirts and hats along with tan pants.

Helping Hands 4-H Club

Helping Hands did the flag presentation athe the December Fond du Lac County Board Meeting. There was a double booking, so the flag presentation was done with the Sheriff's Department Color Guard Team.

Brandon Tanagers 4-H Club
Community Collections is going well. We raised over $300 for both the Fire Department and Brandon Library. Representatives from both were at the December meeting to take a picture and accept a check from the club. There are two collections left: one for the Red Cross and one for Brandon Food Pantry.

Taft 23 members bought supplies for the Humane Society Members of Taft 23 bought Toys for Tots Taft 23 members are standing in Lakeside Park by the lighthouse and the donate to the Christmas light fund

Taft 23 4-H Club

Taft-23 December Community Service projects included shopping at Fleet Farm for Toys for Tots and shopping at Fleet Farm for the Fond du Lac Humane Society. They also stopped at Lakeside Park to make a donation to the Christmas Light Fund. The next meeting will be on January 10, 2023, at 7:30 pm at the Empire Town Hall.
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Teen Leader Association (TLA)

TLA will be tubing Saturday, January 7 from 4-6 pm at Sunburst (8355 Prospect Dr, Kewaskum). 
The group has its next meeting January 23 at 7 pm. TLA will be making Valentine cards for nursing home residents after the January meeting, so bring craft items to help make the cards. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please email Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu
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Fond du Lac County Livestock Project Update
January 9 Livestock Webinar: It's not too early to start thinking about qualifying for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale!  First up on the calendar is a Monday, January 9th , 7 pm webinar focusing on "Why participating in knowledge and judging teams is important!"
Register today at http://go.wisc.edu/tnq61h !
Also, save the dates of February 6th and March 6th for additional WI Youth Livestock Webinars.
This webinar will county as 1 point towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale.  To receive meeting credit, please complete the online form at http://bit.ly/fdllivestockpoints.
YQCA Certification:  To qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale, youth must be YQCA certified each year.  This training is provided online at http://yqcaprogram.org.  Please complete the online training at your convenience, and once completed please email a copy of your certificate to Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.edu.  
YQCA Certification will count 2 points towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale.
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WI 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl February 25

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 being held at the UW-Green Bay STEM Innovation Center 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.
Registrations are done through 4HOnline. There is a $15.00 entry fee per team with payment due by the day of the event. Checks should be made payable to UW-Madison Extension. Registration deadline is February 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm.
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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 opened in 4HOnline December 28. You will be able to register through January 28. Sign up soon as some sessions are already full. 

Opportunity for Adult Volunteers

There is an exciting opportunity available to you for 2023. Applications to be an adult advisor on a 4-H Educational Experience are now available! These experiences include (but aren’t limited to): Space Camp, Citizenship Washington Focus, Summer Academy, National 4-H Congress, Arts programs, and State Animal Science programs. Applications must be filled out and submitted by January 30, 2023. This deadline may extend for certain programs that occur later in the year if needed.
You can find all the information you need along with the application on the state 4-H website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/adult-advisors/. We ask that you please read through the entire list of requirements before you apply, as requirements have changed from previous years. Please note, submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be invited to be an adult advisor on one of these educational experiences.
  If you have any questions, please reach out to justin.lieck@wisc.edu or lpine@wisc.edu
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New Volunteer Training
There are some updated dates for Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP) in early 2023.   
January 17 6:30 - 8:00 pm
January 26 6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 8 6:30 - 8:00 pm

February 21 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Trainings are held via Zoom. Sign up is here:  https://go.wisc.edu/8pr49v.
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Tri-County Visual Arts Entries Open Until March 1

4-H Night With WI Herd

  • January 6, 7:00 pm at Oshkosh Arena, 1212 S Main St., Oshkosh

Livestock Webinar

  • Janaury 9

4-H Meats Contest

  • January 20 - Registration deadline 

Celebrate the Arts

  • January 20  - Registration deadline
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • January 23, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • January 24, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

VIP Training .


4-H Meats Contest
  •  February 4, Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, UW Madison Campus

Livestock Webinar

  • February 6

VIP Training .

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
  • February 25, UW-Green Bay STEM Innovation Center
Family Learning Day
  • February 25, 9 am- 3:15 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • February 27, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • February 28, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
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