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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, February 19, 2021

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Family Learning Day 2021 Project Kit Pick Up 

PLEASE print your invoice from "4-H Online" and mail a CHECK payable to the FdL Co Adult Leaders Assn. (Extension Office, Attn: 4-H, 400 University Drive, RM AE-227, Fond du Lac, WI 54935). Payment must be received by Feb. 19, 2021 to hold your kits.
If there are 3 or more children attending from the same immediate family, the charge for the third and fourth child is reduced by $2.00 each. Discretionary funds are available for those with financial need.
All people who are putting together kits should have received a participant list. If you have not received your list, please contact the office. Project kits must be assembled and dropped off at the Extension Office by February 26, 2021. 
More information will be sent out about the Pick Up Times and Locations for the Take and Learn Project Kits. Watch your emails.  A sign-up genius will be sent out to sign up for pick up times.  
Questions: Contact Extension Fond du Lac County at 920-929-3170.

Goat Milk Bath
Project Kits

LaClare Family Creamery will be donating 4 oz. packets of goat milk powder, directions on how to create various goat milk baths, and a handout on the benefits of goat milk baths. This activity is excellent for all ages. These kits can be packaged along with Family Learning Day kits. Kits will be available for pick-up Sunday, March 7 during the Family Learning Day pick up. Click here to sign up for your Goat Milk Bath Project Kit. Registration for this will close on February 22. 
*Please note: the rest of the ingredients for the kits are common items found in everyone’s kitchen cupboard like baking soda, cocoa, and Epsom salt.

WI 4-H Pen Pal Exchange - Deadline Feb. 20

Only one day left to register for the exciting opportunity to make new friends from New York or another county with the Wisconsin Winter Pen Pal Program! Register now for the opportunity to be matched with youth from across the state, country, and world!
Register now at https://go.wisc.edu/1e58b7.

Fond du Lac County Fair Board Annual Meeting

The Fond du Lac County Fair Board would like to invite you to the Annual Meeting. Typically, this meeting is held in late fall following the Fair. However, due to these unprecedented times, the Board decided to postpone the meeting for a few months.  Please join us via zoom on
March 9 at 6:00 pm for a recap of the 2020 Fond du Lac County Fair. Please RSVP to Bridget Schaumberg, if you are able to attend. A zoom link will be sent to those that are able to attend by Monday, March 8.

Conversation Corner: Officer Check-In 

Youth Officers: It's time for us to hear from you! February's Conversation Corner is for youth club officers and youth project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County. Come share how your year is going, what you are proud of, and what areas you could use support.
Join 4-H Educators, Tracy, Jayna, and Amy, Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for this one-hour Zoom conversation. Sign up today! https://forms.gle/Pr4jdMdm5McAJJ2V6

Wis Southdown Association Starter Ewe Lamb Program

Purpose: To promote youth involvement with Southdown sheep in Wisconsin by awarding youth with a quality registered ewe lamb to begin their flocks.

Who is Eligible?: Wisconsin youth ages 11-16 enrolled in 4-H or FFA, who do not already own Southdown sheep. Now accepting applications for the 2021 starter ewe program.
Applicants or family of applicants must not already breed Southdowns. To apply, please go to https://www.wisconsinsouthdowns.com/starter-ewe to download an application. Interested applicants should submit their application postmarked by
March 1, 2021 to Kelly Vierck, N5690 County Road M, Juneau, WI 53039, or rosehillsouthdowns@gmail.com. Ewe lambs will be awarded at the 2021 Wisconsin Southdown Association’s Annual Wisconsin Stars Sale and Symposium. 

Wildife & Woods Series

Interested in the natural sciences? Are you a hunter, angler, or farmer? Does your family own land? If you said "Yes" to any of those questions, this program is for YOU!
Log into your 4HOnline account, search under "events" to get registered!
Join us for a great learning experience around nature. The first session is next Wednesday at 7:00 pm, with monthly sessions to follow. Register now through your 4HOnline account! Open to youth grades 3+ and adult volunteers.

Cloverbud Visual Art
Project Kits

We are excited to invite youth in grades K -2 the opportunity to pick up two FREE small art project kits as a part of the Tri-County
4-H Visual Arts Festival! This is open to the first 150 youth, so sign-up today

The two art project kits have been chosen (and assembled) by the youth committee members to align with the theme of this year's Visual Arts Festival: Nature in Art. 
Youth can then complete their art project kits at home and then show off their final creations at an optional Zoom on the evening of Saturday, March 13. 
Pick-Up Dates, Times, and Locations:
  • Sunday, March 7 (between the hours of 2-4 pm during Family Learning Day Pick-Up) at UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus (400 University Drive, Fond du Lac)
  • if you cannot make Sunday, March 7 pick up times, please call 920-929-3170 to make pick up arrangements. 

Idea Corner

Is your club looking for something to do? Here are a few highlights of things clubs are doing:


  • WI 4-H Pen Pal Exchange - Deadline Feb. 20
  • Goat Milk Bath Project Kits - Deadline Feb. 22
  • Cloverbud Visual Arts Festival Project Kits - Due Feb. 26
  • Family Learning Day Assembled Project Kits Dropped off at Extension Office - Due Feb. 26

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, February 25, 6-7 pm

Virtual Project Lessons

  • Wednesday, February 24 Wellness (Glitter Jar) project lesson 6:30 pm.
  • Register in 4HOnline.

Teen Leaders Association (TLA)

  • Monthly meeting Monday, February 22, 7:00 pm Hybrid (in-person & Zoom)
  • Pre-registration is required!


Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, March 11, 6-7 pm
  • Thursday, March 25, 6-7 pm

Family Learning Day Take and Learn Project Kit Pick Up

  • March 7, 2-4 pm
  • Families will receive notification 

Virtual Visual Arts Festival

  • March 13- Time- TBD

Adult Leaders Meeting

  • March 13 Virtual 9-11 am via Zoom
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