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

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Members of Calumet 4-H wearing multi-colored jackets and black snowpants are standing on the snow.
The February Calumet 4-H Meeting was an adventure for senior 4-H'ers to Cloverbuds.
Several Calumet members with their colorful coats are on their colorful sleds.
 SLEDDING -a great time was had by all!
Two teen leader members with gray jackets are snowshoeing.

Teen Leaders Association

The TLA  recreational outing to cross-county ski at Ledge View Nature Center has been cancelled due to icy trails. 
The next meeting will be Monday, February 28 at 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows and via Zoom.  At the meeting, the youth will plan out dates for upcoming recreation and community service. Youth will also share about how Family Learning Day went.  
Any members who are currently in 7th grade and above can join TLA. Youth are welcome to join via Zoom if they do not have transportation to the meeting. Please contact Tina Engelhardt for Zoom information. 
Youth leader Noah H dressed in a gray and orange sweatshirt is demonstrating LEGO skills to four younger 4-H members. Three are dressed in blue jackets and one is wearing a gray and black jacket. Parents are watching, also in the background. Masks are worn by all.

Fond du Lac County 4-H LEGO Club Builds More Than Bricks

LEGO Club was featured in the Wisconsin 4-H news February 10th Edition. Youth leaders Noah and Makayla are featured in the article! 
Fond du Lac County 4-H LEGO Club was born when 4-H Program Educator, Tracy Keifenheim, discovered a few clubs across the state and reached out to a youth leader about helping start the club. Noah H, FDL Co 4-H Youth Leader, jumped at the opportunity to help form the club and invited youth leader, Makayla S, to help. 
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Annual Tri-County Visual Arts Festival

Everybody has a skill, a talent, an interest, or a special quality that they are passionate about. We call these things SPARKS. They provide joy, purpose, and direction. You guessed it, this year's theme is "Find your SPARKS!" Draw, paint, photograph, or create art that brings you joy, purpose, and passion!  
Scan/photograph your artwork and use this official entry form to submit your entry. Please complete a separate form for each piece of artwork that you submit. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 6 by 11:59 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for each category.
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A tall male 4-H member wearing a long white lab jacket getting judged on his bird by a man wearing a light green shirt, a blue apron, and jeans.

Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show

Youth are invited to participate in our upcoming Fur, Fin, Feather: Teaching Show, slated for Saturday, April 30th at the Barney Center in Sparta, WI. This show is unique in the aspect that it focuses on teaching and learning. It is open to Cloverbud-13th grade, however, Cloverbuds will be under some restrictions.
For applications and a full set of rules/instructions, please visit the show bill found here: https://vernon.extension.wisc.edu/files/2022/01/Fur-Fin-Feather-Show-Bill.pdfThe online entry form can be found here: https://forms.gle/w291Udd3PC4fsCiz8.
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Calling All 4-H Youth & Adults - Volunteers Needed for 1st Annual Bean Bag Tournament

Anyone interested in helping plan the 1st Annual Bean Bag Tournament (to replace the previous Basketball Tournament), please join South Byron 4-H Club at their monthly 4-H meeting on Monday, March 7 at 7:15 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 300 Church St., Lomira. They plan on going through a list of things they could use help with. Ideas will also be shared. See you then!
The Bean Bag Tournament is being held Saturday, April 9 at Lomira High School. If you have questions, please reach out to Vicki Thomas at 920.517.3546.
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Apply for a Club Grant

Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation has a 4-H Grant that is currently open for clubs to apply for: https://mutualofwausau.com/community-involvement/.

The 4-H Club Grant was initiated to support 4-H Clubs in youth development and to promote civic and leadership responsibilities. The deadline for this grant is April 1, 2022. *4-H is not affiliated with Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corporation.

Chris Clover Shirt Design Contest

Here’s what to do:
Download the Chris Clover shirt template, or if you want to create your own or free draw, please do! Create your shirt about a cause, project, history, anything important to you. Write about your shirt and any information or resources you have that will help others learn. Submit your design at http://bit.ly/wi4hmovementpicWe can’t wait to learn about what is important to you!

Designs must uphold the values of Wisconsin 4-H and may need to be edited to fit on Chris Clover.  By submitting a design, you agree for it to be used on social media and for promotional and educational purposes.
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Green conservation bubbles with 3 white dotson a gray background with black on the top and bottom advertising the 4-H Conversation corner February 24 at 6:30 pm.
New Volunteer Training is being advertised for March 31, 2022 at 6:30 pm. A woman with black hair, a blue shirt and green pants is sitting on an orange chair with her white laptop. A woman with brown hair and a white and orange shirt is on the green screen with blue and green buttons.
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Family Learning Day

  • Saturday, February 19 
  • Tuesday, February 22, 6:30-7:30 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus, Room AE-205/206
  • LEGO Build Challenge for February: a car

Tri-County Visual Arts Club

  • Wednesday, February 23, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom

Conversation Corners

TLA Meeting 
  • Monday, February 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Animal Science Educational Series Zoom - Food Safety, Pork Live & Carcass Evaluation, Fabrication, and Cooking With Pork

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Entries Due

  • Sunday, March 6, 11:59 pm

TLA Meeting

  • Monday, March 28, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room and via Zoom

Dog Project Orientation

  • Thursday, March 31, 6:00 pm, Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Cow Palace

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP)

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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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