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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, February 3, 2023

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Office Update

Tracy will be out on family leave until March 13. If you need anything while she is out, please contact Tina at the office via phone (920) 929-3171 or via email at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu. During Tracy's absence, the 4-H Friday will be sent out twice a month. This will help provide updates in a timely manner. If you have items that need to be sent out in the newsletters, please continue to submit them via the Google form or email Tina. 
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Teen Leader Association (TLA)

TLA has its next meeting February 27 at 7 pm. On February 25, TLA members will be volunteering at Family Learning Day, then going to Mineshaft afterwards. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please email Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu
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Horse and Pony Project
For the first meeting of the new year, the Horse and Pony Project youth board members arrangedan ice breaker to bring the new and seasoned members together. Throughout the rest of the year, the board members will continue to provide events and activities for the members to get to know one another and prepare themselves for a year of great shows.

Small Animal Meetings & Events

  • Monday, February 13, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds Rec Building Meeting Room
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023  9:00 am Barn Set Up at Fairgrounds Small Animal Barn
  • Monday, July 10, 2023 Showmanship Clinic 7:00 pm at the Fairgrounds Small Animal Barn
Fond du Lac County Market Livestock
Project Updates
Animal Science Virtual Educational Series-Date Changes
  • February 6th has been changed to February 13th: Beef Carcass Evaluation & Cookery
  • March 6th has been changed to April 3rd: Reproduction Technologies in Animal Sciences
Each live webinar begins at 7 pm. To register for the webinar, please visit https://livestock.extension.wisc.edu/articles/animalsciences-education-series/. Each webinar is worth one point towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the sale. To receive meeting credit, please complete the form at http://bit.ly/fdllivestockpoints.
Family Learning Day (February 25th) - Livestock Meeting Opportunities
Join us for Fond du Lac County 4H Family Learning Day (at UWO Fond du Lac Campus) for many livestock meeting opportunities, including:
  • Sheep & Lambs (Beginner to intermediate) Session: 10:15 am to 11:45 am 
  • Sheep & Lambs ( Intermediate to advance) Session: 12:30 pm to 2 pm
Each of these sessions are worth 2 points toward the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the sale. If interested, email Tina Engelhardt tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu or call 920-929-3171 by Friday, February 10.  For more information regarding the sessions, please contact Olivia Halbur at naturalsolutionsolivia@gmail.com.
Orientation Meeting March 20th: Save the date for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Project Orientation Meeting, set for Monday, March 20th, 7 pm, at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreational Building. This meeting is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, and ear tags will be distributed at this time. Please note, there will be no live initial-weighin this year, only self-IDing. This meeting is worth 2 points toward the minimum 8 points need to qualify for the Fond du Lac Coutny Fair Market Livestock Sale.  For more information, please contact Ed Schrauth at eschrauth67@gmail.com or at 920.960.8106.
Swine Project Meeting Match 21st: Save the date for a Pig Clinic on what to look for when buying, what feed is the best, and housing your hogs.  The meeting will be at 7 pm, the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds Recreation Building. This meeting is worth 2 points toward the minimum 8 points need to qualify for the Fond du Lac Coutny Fair Market Livestock Sale. 
YQCA Certification: To qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale, youth must be YQCA certified each year.  This training is provided online at http://yqcaprogram.org.  Please complete the online training at your convenience, and once completed please email a copy of your certificate to Tina Kohlman at tina.kohlman@wisc.eduYQCA Certification will count 2 points towards the minimum 8 points needed to qualify for the Fond du Lac County Market Livestock Sale.  
Market Livestock Committee Meeting March 6th: The next Market Livestock Project Committee Meeting is set for Monday, March 6th at 7 pm. To be added to the agenda, please contact Ed Schrauth at eschrauth67@gmail.com or via cell at 920.960.8106.
Fond du Lac County Jr Holstein Association
Bowling & Pizza Party and Annual Meeting & Elections
Sunday, February 26 | 1 pm | Parkway Bowling Alley, Fond du Lac
 RSVP Today at kstumpf1@new.rr.com
We have scheduled our annual bowling / pizza / election of officers / annual meeting  for February 26th at 1 pm at PARKWAY BOWLING ALLEY in Fond du Lac.  Please make note, we will be at a different bowling alley and time is different.
We will have a short meeting with pizza and soda provided by FDL Jr Holstein and bowling after will be at your own cost. It’s $10.00 for 1 1/2 hours of bowling including rentals of shoes and bowling ball.  
At our meeting we will review last year, plan for 2023, and have election of officers. Positions available for the board are Secretary, Leah is nominated so far. Vice President (2 year term, one as VP and one as President) Sam is nominated so far. Board of directors Cameron, Erich and Quinten have been nominated so far. Kaylee will be aging out :( and Emily will be taking her place and Dylan is treasurer which is also a 2 year term. Are there any other nominations??? Is there any other interest in running for an office?? Your duties are: attend board meetings that are held about every other month, but may be more frequent this year with convention planning. Plan and organize: the fitting workshop, the corn hole tournament and ice cream social at the FDL fair, and organize the dress a critter contest the the FDL fair. There may be other things depending on what you as a group want to do this year.  
Please RSVP to kstumpf1@new.rr.com if you plan on attending, so I can give the bowling alley an idea of how many lanes we will need and how much pizza/ soda to order.If you wold like to run for an office, please let me know. Those of you running for office so far, please plan to give a short speech telling a little about youself and why you will be an asset to the Jr Holstein Board.  
Any questions, please ask. If you know of someone interested in becoming a Jr Holstein member, this is the ideal place to have them come and see what we are all about!
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4-H member's button art canvas project from Family Learning Day 2022

2023 Family Learning Day

If you have signed up for Family Learning Day sessions, please come to the registration table in the University Center (UC) at UWO Fond du Lac Campus on February 25 when you arrive. Volunteers are needed for Family Learning Day. If you would like to help, please reach out to Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu

2023 Stephenson Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

The purpose of The Stephenson Scholarship Fund of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is to assist students of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in attaining or completing an education at any one of the University of Wisconsin campuses. All residents of Fond du Lac County are eligible to apply.
Scholarships will be awarded to students who have shown ambition to obtain further education. Those selected will not necessarily be to the most needy students financially nor the most brilliant. Scholarships will be awarded only to full-time, undergraduate college students (incoming freshmen through seniors in college). The total amount of the scholarships will be dependent upon monies available for distribution from the Stephenson Fund. Any questions regarding the application process through award presentation, please contact   stephensonscholarship@gmail.com.
Complete the application form as a PDF document using the provided text boxes. A filled four page PDF, matching the posted application must be printed and two copies should be submitted. Applications must be mailed and postmarked by March 20, 2023. 
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Shooting Sports

This year there will be archery and air gun offered in the spring. Youth participating in spring archery and air gun must be in 3rd grade or older and be a registered 4-H member. Parents are invited to stay for classes to assist the certified shooting sports leaders.  Parents are expected to stay for the first class as instructions and background information will be provided. The spring archery and air gun classes will be from 5:30-7:30 pm on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in May ( Tentatively May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30) at Izaak Walton League, N6491 County Trunk K, on the east edge of FdL. Archery will be $2.00 per night and air gun will also be $2.00 per night.

Open Enrollment Summer Camp is Back

Sign up to spend time at Upham Woods canoeing, exploring Blackhawk Island, and making new friends.
Youth Camp
Who: Any youth entering 4th-8th grade. Scholarships will be available.
When: July 5-8 or July 19-22
Cost: $295
Family Camp
Who: Families that want to spend time together enjoy classic camp activities. Families can include parents, grandparents, aunts, close friends etc. Anyone that you consider family is welcome to attend this exciting weekend.
When: July 14-16
  • Family of 2: $285
  • Family of 3:  $420
  • Family of 4:  $550
  • additional family members: $130/each
Volunteer at Camp
Come to camp for free!
Youth Counselors
  • Who: Youth entering 9th-12th grade
  • What: Must be willing to attend an in-person training day Saturday April 8th and commit to being a positive role model and leader at camp.
  • How: Application now open! Involves an interview with a Program Coordinator: Johanna or Rachael. No experience is necessary, but preference will be given to counselors that can come to both weeks of camp. Apply by Feb 24! Interviews will happen the week of Feb 27th. Apply here: https://forms.gle/CEQnHURGF4D5z7DP6.
 Adult Chaperones:
  • Who: Anyone over the age of 18 who wants to facilitate a safe, inclusive camp experience.
  • Must be able to: Pass a background check, agree to camp policies, complete required UW-Madison trainings and attend a virtual training session in April.
  • There is a need for specialized chaperones such as first aid coordinator (requires certifications), dining hall coordinator etc.
  • How: Application is now open. Involves an interview with a Program Coordinator: Johanna or Rachael. No experience is necessary. Apply by Feb 24! Interviews will happen the week of Feb 27th. Apply here: https://forms.gle/oPFniZqBiNs5YMYRA.
If you have questions or have accommodation requests, please reach out to Rachel Lewandowski-Sarette at lewandowskis@wis.edu.
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4-H ArtBeat Registration Open

4-H ArtBEAT! is for 4-H members in grades 3-5 and their parents and leaders. It is an introductory program for Wisconsin 4-H Arts and Communication where 4-H members will have the opportunity to explore their own creativity while discovering a variety of 4-H Arts & Communication experiences available to them now and in the near future. 
The 2023 WI 4-H ArtBEAT! will be held March 17-19 at Upham Woods in Wisconsin Dells. The weekend will feature a variety of arts projects including music, drama, visual arts, and more!  Camp check-in begins Friday at 6:30 pm and runs through Sunday at 11:00 am.
Parents are not required to attend but are invited. All adults attending the camp must be enrolled volunteers who have completed all volunteer and Adult Advisor/Chaperone Training (including Supporting Youth Mental Health, required for overnight chaperones). Adult Advisors are responsible for providing leadership and support for ALL campers. As such, all adults who want to attend ArtBEAT! must complete the requirements to become a 4-H Leader before ArtBEAT! and participate in an Adult Advisor/Chaperone Orientation Zoon on Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.  Interested adults who are not already active 4-H Leaders should contact their county UW-Extension 4-H Office as soon as possible for assistance in completing the process to become a volunteer. The process involves Volunteer in Preparation (VIP), Title IX, Mandated Reporter, and Building Safe Spaces (BSS) Trainings and a Background Check. 
The $125.00 per person fee for youth and $75.00 per person fee for adults will include all materials and supplies (including a very cool ArtBEAT! backpack), overnight lodging, and meals.  Register in 4HOnline by February 20, 2023.
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New Volunteer Training
There are some updated dates for Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP) in early 2023.   
February 8, 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Registration is full.

February 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
February 24, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Trainings are held via Zoom. Sign up is here:  https://go.wisc.edu/8pr49v.
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4-H Meats Contest
  • February 4, Meat Science and Animal Biologics Discovery Building, UW Madison Campus

Livestock Webinar

  • February 13
VIP Training .
  • February 8, 6:30-8:00 pm - Reigistration is full.
  • February 21, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • February 24, 11:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/8pr49v
4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
  • February 25, UW-Green Bay STEM Innovation Center
Family Learning Day
  • February 25, 9 am- 3:15 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
Teen Leaders Association Meeting
  • February 27, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • February 28, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
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