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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, September 11, 2020

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Wisconsin Leadership Council (WLC) 

Purpose of the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council: advocates for Wisconsin 4-H, provide input into enhancing the Wisconsin 4-H Program, model youth and adult partnerships, provide education and leadership opportunities for others, engage youth and adult volunteers in statewide leadership roles
Required of Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Members:
  • Attend and participate in Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Meetings: Fall Forum-November 6-7, 2020; Virtual Orientation – December 2020; Winter Retreat-Fri-Sun, January 2021; Spring Planning Meeting-Fri-Sun, April 2-4, 2021; 2021 Youth Conference Meeting and possibly 6 additional Zooms
  • Contribute to statewide events, including but not limited to Wisconsin 4-H & Youth ConferenceJune 19-24, 2021: Governor’s Blue Ribbon Meat Products Auction at the Wisconsin State Fair, Fall Forum, and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Fundraisers.
  • Fulfill committee work, promote Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development, communicate with and present to counties in your region and other agreed-upon responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council advisors and members.
  • Conduct yourself, at all times, in a manner that is consistent with Extension and 4-H Youth Development Behavior Expectations.  
Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council Eligibility:
  1.  4-H youth member in good standing and in 9th through 11th grade at the time of the election
  2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Staff/Educator to serve on a statewide council
  3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
  4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with adult volunteers
  5. Agree to abide by Youth Behavior Expectations
  1. Enrolled, certified 4-H volunteer leader
  2. Support from your county 4-H Youth Development Staff/Educator to serve on a statewide council
  3. Experience working with youth in leadership roles
  4. Willingness to serve on committees and work with youth leaders
  5. Agree to abide by Volunteer Behavior Expectations 
Applications are due September 30th.  Click here to apply.
Questions: Feel free to reach out to Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu or Kandi O’Neil at kandi.oneil@wisc.edu with any questions regarding WLC and/or the application process.

Meeting Michigan: Fall Virtual Exchange

Open to all 4-H Youth Ages 12 and up Virtual Meetings With Youth From Michigan 4-H

First Exchange Meeting via Zoom:
Thursday, October 8th, from 6 pm to 7 pm

We have a fun opportunity for you to learn more about youth involved in 4‐H in another state! If you are a 4-H youth member who has completed sixth grade and up, join us for a virtual exchange with 4-H youth from Michigan. You will have the opportunity to learn more about their state, their 4‐H program, how they are different, and similarities in their 4-H program. Each youth will have an opportunity to lead an icebreaker, whole group discussion, breakout room, or the reflection over the 6 Zoom meetings. Planning will begin at the
first meeting.

Please register by Monday, October 5th. Click here to register! Meeting information will be sent out prior to the first meeting.  

Interview Workshop-Thurs, Sept. 17th

Have you recently submitted an application for an award, scholarship, volunteer position, or a job? The next step: Interviewing! Join us for a fun, interactive Zoom workshop that will give you tips in preparing your interview (be it a video or face-to-face interview). We will be talking, interacting with the screen with stamps and markers as a way to help you prepare for an upcoming interview. (Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend, however, this workshop is to engage youth and your role should be quietly supportive. Thanks in advance!). This Zoom workshop is scheduled to last 45 minutes.
This workshop is made for middle school through high school students. It is open to any interested youth in Fond du Lac County.
Register here by September 15th.

LAST CALL! Awards and Educational Experiences Due: SEPTEMBER 15th

Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement Awards

Citizenship, Leadership, and 4-H Growth Achievement awards may be earned by members who have completed ninth grade or above. Members may either be self-nominated or nominated by their leader. If you have had leadership roles (club, project or at the county or state level) or show a positive attitude, involvement, and growth in projects and in activities you should apply. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15.  Forms are available on the web at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/awards-scholarships/

Community Service Awards for Clubs and Individuals

Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H. We will recognize individual youth and clubs who have taken leadership in 4-H community service efforts. Up to two youth in grades 5 - 8 and up to two youth in grades 9 – 12. Recognition will be given in 2 categories: large and small clubs. Top placing clubs will have funds donated by the Fond du Lac County 4-H Leader Association in their club’s name, to the agency for which the club did community service. Applications are due to the Extension Office by September 15. 

Apply for 2021 4-H Conferences, National Events, Travel Experiences, and Key Award 

In order to be eligible for awards and/or to receive funding for educational travel experiences through the Fond du Lac County Adult Leaders Association, you must turn in a completed application by September 15 and interview September 22 or 26. You can find the application at  https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel-experiences-a/.   Applying for funding does not guarantee you a spot on the educational travel experience. Also, any 4-H member can register for an educational travel experience regardless if they’ve received partial funding or not. It is unknown at this time how and when educational travel experiences will be offered. Updates will be communicated for the 2021 experiences as they become available.  

Calling all Cloverbuds!

Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program:

Looking for a fun way for your child in 5K-2nd grade to make a new friend and learn about another person’s 4-H experience, while also working on their writing skills?  Sign up for our Fond du Lac County 4-H CLOVERBUD Pen Pal Program!  

Participants will each be given a Pen Pal, to whom they will be encouraged to write at least once a month through January, or longer if they wish. Youth are also welcome to draw or color pictures to send back and forth, along with a description of their picture.  

Registration will be open until September 28th and pairings will be sent out on October 1st! 
Conversation Corner: Calling Club & Project Leaders!
We invite 4-H club and project leaders to join the conversation! 
Each month we will be offering a different Conversation Corner topic. Club and project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington County are invited to join these one hour, optional, Zoom meetings. The conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas!
Our September topic is "Program Approvals for In-Person Meetings." Pick a date and time that works for you and register now for one of our three sessions!
  • September 15th 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • September 23rd 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 Register now for one of these sessions! 

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Erica! 

Conversation Corners- via Zoom

  • September 15, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • September 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Interview Workshop with Ron Jakubisin- via Zoom

  • September 17, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Funding and Awards Interviews

  • Tuesday, Sept 22, 6 p.m. via Zoom
  • Saturday, Sept 26, 9 a.m. via Zoom

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • Sept 28, 7 p.m. via Zoom
Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Volunteer Recognition nominations due - Sept 15
  • Application deadline - educational experiences, Key Award, Citizenship, Leadership, & 4-H Growth Achievement, & Community Service (club & individual) - Sept 15
  • Coloring Page Contest Entries due - Sept 30
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