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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 1, 2021

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Activities going on during National 4-H Week.

National 4-H Week: Oct 3-9

Every day on the Fond du Lac County 4-H Facebook page there will be posts to comment on and post pictures on.  Anyone who posts or comments will be entered in a prize drawing.  Winners will be announced the following day. We are excited to celebrate this week with all of you! 
4-H Enrollment now open with Extension/4-H logo.

Go to https://v2.4honline.com/ to enroll.

Weeping Willow 2021-2022 4-H Officers holding the American Flag and the 4-H Flag in the front row.
Weeping Willow Club Officers 2021-2022
4-H Club Officers sitting at a table with red folders in front of them.

Officer Training: November 6 - Registration Open

Our 4-H Club/Group Officer Training will be held Saturday, November 6! Club leaders, officers, and adult volunteers should save this date. Our agenda will include face-to-face team builders that officer teams can lead, youth voice activities, and break-out sessions for each officer position! We will finish the training off with lunch! Please be sure to register by Friday, October 29 to be sure we have an accurate count for lunch!  
Ice cream cone with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry scoops with a cherry on top.

Cedar Crest Ice Cream Contest

Who: All 4-H members in the State of Wisconsin
What: Develop and name an ice cream flavor
When: Entries must be submitted to Cedar Crest Ice Cream no later than November 12, 2021, via the online entry form or email.
How: Submit entries using the online form found here: https://cedarcresticecream.com/2021-cedar-crest-ice-cream-4-h-flavor-contest/. Forms can be emailed to kaitlyn.mazza@cedarcresticecream.com.

We will select five top finalists with one finalist chosen as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream Party and a $500 prize. The four additional top finalists will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream Party.

More information and the entry form are available at www.cedarcresticecream.com. Entries are due by November 12, 2021. The winner will be announced in December 2021.

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

Who: Any Cloverbud members
Where: Hounsell's Greenhouse: N7708 Lakeshore Dr, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
When: Saturday, October 23, 1:00 pm check-in 
Pumpkins are judged on overall size, smallest, tallest, and other categories. There are also categories where the Cloverbuds decorate their pumpkins. These categories include scariest, funniest, most colorful, most unique, and best 4-H theme.
New this year, the Teen Leaders will plan some games and activities to do with the group, while they wait for their pumpkins to be measured! We are excited about this event and can't wait to see your pumpkins on Saturday, October 23! 
If you would like to help out with the pumpkin contest, please reach out to Tracy Keifenheim
Wisconsin Fall Forum 2021 #4HFOURWARDTOGETHER
Fall Forum November 6 - Registration Open
Registration for Fall Forum 2021 "Fourward Together" is OPEN to youth in 7th grade and up and adult volunteers. Registration will be open through October 10. The cost for the 2021 Fall Forum will be $30. Tracy is leading two sessions in the afternoon and everyone who registers gets a T-shirt! Check out our website for more information about how to register, our keynote speaker Chad Littlefield, Saturday workshop options, and our Hall of Fame Laureates:  https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/.../statewide.../fall-forum/.

Volunteers in Preparation (VIP) Training

New Adult Volunteers are welcome and essential to the 4-H program! 4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. The volunteer orientation process assures the quality of the program. 

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of five participants will be required for the training to be held. Registration is required three days before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training. 
VIP Registration

October Focus Youth-Adult Partnerships

Join Tracy Keifenheim and Jayna Hintz for an hour on Youth-Adult Partnerships! The conversation will be engaging and offer several tips and resources for working with youth. Youth leaders and adult volunteers are welcome to join us! Register here!

National 4-H Week

  • October 3-9

Volunteers in Preparation

County Achievement Night

  • October 18, UWO Fond du Lac Campus Prairie Theater

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

  • Saturday, October 23, 1:00 pm at Hounsell's Greenhouse

Teen Leaders Association

  • October 25, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Lego Club

  • October 26, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Build Challenge for October Meeting: build a car

Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club

  •  October 27, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom 


Officer Training

  • Saturday, November 6, 10 am-12 pm at UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
  • RSVP by Friday, October 29

Fall Forum

  • November 6 virtual 
  • Register through 4-H Online

Adult Leaders Association Meeting

  • Wednesday, November 3, 6:30-8:30 pm, at UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus
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