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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 12, 2022

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Tri-County Visual Arts Club

This club will meet focusing on learning about art meeting 4 times a year throughout the 3 counties.  The club's registration opens on September 1 when the new enrollment year begins. 
4-H Educator is teaching art techniques to the art camp class.

Art Camp

Youth participated in Art Camp over 3 days this week.  On Monday, Art-Rageous camp was packed full of different activities for the youth to explore new techniques and different types of art media. Youth created coil and pinch pots, marbled paper, drawings/sketches, pointillism, and explored chalk and oil pastels. We finished off the day by playing Pictionary!
Picturesque painting - youth painted rocks and hid them around campus, tried pour painting, learned and applied various watercolor techniques, explored tempera paints, tried Plein Air Painting, and played some art trivia!
We have some very talented youth! 
On the last day of art camp, youth explored photography.  They took pictures of nature all over campus, tried some still life, and played around with trick photography.  Everyone got to learn how to use a Digital SLR Camera as well as get photos printed! 
Check the Facebook page for more pictures from art camp!
Four 4-H youth creating art projects during art camp. Two 4-H youth creating art projects in art camp. A female volunteer with a green shirt is helping a youth with a blue shirt and visor create an art project at art camp.
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2022-2023 Enrollment
The new year is coming fast. Year-end processing will happen on the night of Aug 31 with the system ready for enrollments after Sept 1.  
IMPORTANTALL youth and adults must re-enroll after Sept 1 for the new year.  It does not matter when they enrolled this year, they still must re-enroll for the new year after Sept 1.
Record Books 
Record Books and award nominations are due to the Extension Office by Sept. 9. Electronic forms were e-mailed to leaders for you to complete and e-mail back. One form is for your nominations for project, career, and Kiwanis awards and the other form is for gold, silver, bronze, and honor. Reading of record books will be on Saturday, September 10, starting at 8:30 am in room 205/206 Admin/Extension Building UWO FDL. Each club is expected to have at least one representative. Larger clubs should have more. If the person cannot be there by 8:30 am, ask them to come as soon as possible. This person may be a parent or registered leader. An explanation of the record book review process will be done that day. Prior experience is not needed. Lunch will be provided, so it would be greatly appreciated if you would let the office know by September 6 how many people will be present from your club. 
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Award Applications

Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement Awards - Citizenship, Leadership, and 4-H Growth Achievement awards may be earned by members who have completed ninth grade or above. Members may either be self-nominated or nominated by their leader. It is a short application and needs two recommendations. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15. Recipients will be announced at the county achievement program. Forms are available from the Extension Office, your club general leader, or on the web at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/awards-scholarships/.
Community Service Awards for Clubs and Individuals - Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H. We will recognize individual youth and clubs who have taken leadership in 4-H community service efforts. Up to two youth in grades 5 - 8 and up to two youth in grades 9 - 12 (grades are based on the grade the child was in at the start of the 4-H year, October 1, 2021) will be recognized at the Annual 4-H Achievement Program. Top placing clubs submitting applications will be recognized. Recognition will be given in 2 categories: large and small clubs. Top placing clubs will have funds donated by the Fond du Lac County 4-H Leader Association in their club’s name, to the agency for which the club did community service. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15.
Apply for the 2022 4-H Key Award - The Key Award is the highest state 4-H award earned by members who have shown consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their 4-H club and community. Youth in grades 11-13 are eligible to apply. Up to 5 recipients from Fond du Lac County can be selected. To be eligible for an award, you must turn in a completed application by September 15 and interview. You can find the application at  https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel-experiences-a/. Details on other opportunities can also be found on the website listed above.
Nominate 4-H Volunteers and Supporting Businesses for Recognition - Each year at the annual banquet, 4-H volunteers, alumni, and businesses that support 4-H are recognized for their contributions. A nomination form is found online at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/files/2011/08/Vol-Awrd-App-1.pdf or at the Extension Office. Simply list the nominee and provide brief information about why you are nominating them. Past recipients for each of these awards are found on the 4-H website at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/awards-scholarships/#volunteer under 4-H Volunteer Awards. A committee reviews and makes the final selections. Any 4-H member, parent, or leader may make nominations. Forms are due Sept 15. This is a special way to thank the volunteer who has made a difference.
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Conversation Corner

Join us for a Conversation Corner! 4-H Educators, Jayna Hintz & Tracy Keifenheim, invite all 4-H youth and adult leaders to join this session. These conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask the educators questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!
August 17, 6:00-7:00 pm; Topic - Annual Financial Review and Charters. Any 4-H Chartered Clubs, Groups, or Projects are invited to attend this informative session about the AFR and Charters!
A minimum of 5 participants will be required for the Conversation Corner to be held. Registration is required by August 15. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training.
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Cloverbud Day Camp- Outdoor Survival 

  • August 17, 9 am - 3 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Register through 4-HOnline. 

Annual Financial Report training

  • 6:00 pm via Zoom 

Adult Leader Banquet/August Meeting

  • Sunday, August 21, 1-4 pm Lakeside Park
Teen Leader Association Meeting
  • Monday, August 22, 7 pm Rolling Meadows Meeting Room

Club Charter Financials (AFR) due to office

  • September 1
Record Books Due to Office 
  • September 9
Market Livestock Project Records due to the office - Sept. 9
Volunteer Recognition nominations due - Sept. 15
Application deadline - Sept. 15
  • Key Award Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • 4-H Growth Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Funding for Educational Experiences  
Market Livestock Committee
  •  Adult and youth applications due to Fair Office - September 15
Teen Leader Association Meeting
  • Monday, Sept 26, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room
LEGO Club Meeting
  • Tuesday, Sept 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm
Funding for 4-H Educational Experiences and Key Award Interviews
  • Tuesday, Sept 27, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:00- 8:30 pm
Tri-County Visual Arts Festival meeting
  • Thursday, Sept 29, virtually via Zoom 4:30-5:30 pm
Conversation Corner: Club/Group Bylaws
  • Thursday, Sept 29, virtually via Zoom 6:00- 7:00 pm
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Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
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