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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 30, 2022

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4-H Fall Kick-Off October 6 

Join us in planning out the new 4-H year! Clubs will get a chance to plan the year, get new ideas, share with other clubs, collaborate, play games and fun activities, and win prizes! All clubs participating in the event will receive a club takeaway! We will also be providing refreshments. BIG thanks to Compeer Financial for sponsoring this event!

*Special Guest Speaker is Wisconsin 4-H Program Associate Director Jessica Jens.  She will be speaking about the WI 4-H Marketing plan and some elements of the campaign.  

When: Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: UWO Fond du Lac Campus (LGI Meeting Room) - 400 University Dr. Fond du Lac 
(downstairs - down the hall from the theater, room UC-113/114)
Who: As a general club leader or youth leader for Fond du Lac County 4-H
All youth are encouraged to attend!
What to Bring: Bring your ideas, a laptop, Chromebook, or tablet, notebook, and pen/pencil.

RSVP by September 30 by completing the Google Form: https://go.wisc.edu/2022fallkickoff 

If anyone has more questions or needs more information, please have them contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 920-929-3177.

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Green Valley Elects Officers

We had a very busy night. We discussed our monthly activities for the year and went through our by-laws and elected officers. This year’s officers include President - Alexandra F., Vice President - Jabin S., Secretary - Jorin S., Treasurer - Isabella F., Reporter - Owen B., Sargent of Arms - Kolby T. and Owen F. and Sunshine - Owen B.

The next meeting will be held at Rolling Meadows Dairy Barn on October 10, 2022, at 6:30 pm. We will have a decorated Pumpkin contest.

Submitted by Owen B., Reporter
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Officer Training

Officers are being elected for the 2022-2023 4-H year. Please send a list of the names and officer positions to the Extension Office. I would like to reach out and support the officers. I will need to know their contact information, so I can personally invite them to the county-wide officer training.
The officer training is being held Saturday, November 5 from 10 am-12 pm. Check-in will be between 9:30-10:00 am as the workshop will start promptly at 10 am. Youth and adults are encouraged to attend. RSVP by Friday, October 28, as we need an accurate count for lunch. RSVP HERE: https://go.wisc.edu/2022officertraining. 
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4-H Leadership Opportunities

We are currently seeking youth and adults to join the following countywide committees:
• 4-H Promotion (throughout the year)
• Cloverbud Day Camp (summer)
• Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest (October)
Tri-County Arts Festival (October-March planning, actual event in March) Might meet once a month or less until Feb. 
• Family Learning Day (October -Feb planning, actual event in Feb.) might meet once a month or less until Jan.
• Fashion Revue (planning in Feb/March, event in June)
• Foods Revue (June)
• New Family Orientation (throughout the year)
• Summer Day Camp (Dec-May planning, actual dates TBD)
• STEM Day (Late Spring) 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or want more information, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.eduCheck the options out by filling out a short survey and getting involved: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FSItexYfdx8JLM. 
Please complete the survey by October 31

4-H Adult Volunteer 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.  
For any adults in need of a Volunteer in Prep Training (VIP), there are several upcoming virtual training options to fit your schedule!
  • Monday, October 24, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 6:30-8:30 pm
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
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National 4-H Week - October 2-8

Adult Leaders Executive Board Meeting

  • Wednesday, October 5, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm

Tri-County Arts Club Meeting

  • Wednesday, October 5, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:00 pm

4-H Fall Kick-Off 

  • Thursday, October 6, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm
  • RSVP by Friday, September 30

County Achievement Night

  • Monday, October 17, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 7 pm

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Meeting

  • Thursday, October 20 via Zoom 4:30-6:00 pm

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest 

  • Saturday, October 22 UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 10 am - noon

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room

LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 25, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm

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