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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, April 9, 2021

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Isabelle P is practicing her cake decorating skills.
Alivia P is putting the finishing touches on her glass ornament.

2021 Project Kits - Let's See Your projects

Did you participate in the Visual Arts Festival Cloverbud Kit, Goat Milk Bath Kit, or any of the Family Learning Day Project Kits? If you would like to share your projects with us, please send them to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu. Any pictures of your projects will be shared in future newsletters and featured on our Facebook page! We would love to see your projects!

Did You Miss Out on Family Learning Day?

If you missed out on Family Learning Day, but are interested in some projects, you are in luck! Anyone interested in projects should sign up using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/YGCLJfiDPw1e1kwW9. The extra projects will be on a first come first serve basis. The cost is still $10, and youth are limited to 3 projects. Once you have completed the Google form, someone will contact you with details about the projects. The following projects are available: gallery glass ornaments, aluminum shine, simple shaker card, snow owl, and bunny flower pot. Again kits are limited and on a first come first served basis.  

2021 Family Learning Day Evaluation 

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Family Learning Day. Typically when Family Learning Day is held, there is a short evaluation that is handed out after each session. These evaluations help the committee plan for the next year. They also help the session presenters know what they did well and what they could work on. It also allows the youth to voice ideas for next year and reflects on the learning opportunity they had. Please complete the Google form evaluation. All entries that include an email address will be eligible for a prize drawing. Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.gle/FHY6tJEAnS1AnA1z5. Thank you!
Photo credit: Donna Reimesch

Service Learning Project

Did you know? According to EarthDay.org, about one trillion single-use plastic bags are used every day in the U.S. We’ve created a service project to put plastic bags to good use. Youth involved in the Plarn Mats project will learn how to create plastic yarn (plarn) from bags, and then crochet those bags into mats.

Check out the web page for more information: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/4h-resources/plarn-mats/.

Save the Date - Clothing Revue

The Clothing Revue committee has decided to move forward with planning and would like to announce a date. The Clothing Revue will be held virtually via Zoom on Monday, June 14, 2021 begining at 6 pm. It will run similarly to last year. The youth will model and have the narrative read and will go to a breakout room with the judge to receive feedback. There will be fashion fun facts shared between participants, while the judge meets with the youth. Registration will be open May 1 through 4HOnline. Participants will submit photos and narratives for their items via a Google form by Saturday, June 12.

Teen Leaders Association 

During our March TLA Meeting, the group decided to go to Lakeside Park in April for fun and community service, then A & W Restaurant afterward. The group will be going Sunday, April 25 from 1-4 pm. The group will meet at the park at 1 pm by the playground. If you would like to participate, please reach out. 
The next TLA meeting is Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room. The meeting will be in-person and virtual via Zoom. If you are interested in being part of this group, please contact Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu.

Outagamie County Hosts Dairy Clinic May 1

Outagamie County will be hosting a dairy clinic on May 1 at the Seymour Fairgrounds, 9 am -3 pm. 
Katie Coyne will lead the demonstrations. Youth may bring their project calf to work on, or they may share a calf with a fellow county project member. (Youth who wish to share a calf must plan arrangements prior to the clinic.) 

Click here for the registration form, which is included on the flyer - 25 youth minimum, 40 youth maximum first come, first served. Pandemic guidelines will be followed. Attendees should mail the registration form along with payment to the Outagamie County Extension Office by April 19. The clinic fee is $15 per youth. Lunch is available for $6 per person.  

After April 19, we will communicate with the registrants via email with a confirmation of the event. If we do not meet our minimum youth attendance, all payments will be refunded.  
Complete agenda can be found here: http://bit.ly/DairyClinicAgenda.

An Evening of Art

Today we’re jumping for joy as we kick off a month-long celebration of the arts! This month-long celebration will feature 4-H performing artists, live auction excitement, and a salute to our talented and creative 4-H youth.

Join us for 3 virtual festivities:
- April 7: First Look and Best of Show Announcement
- April 12-17: Silent Auction
- April 24 from 6-7:30 pm: “An Evening of Art” Auction and Performance on our Facebook page. Be sure to RSVP, so you don't miss out on the excitement: https://fb.me/e/flMPBsQKr.

Silent Auction and Raffle

The Silent Auction is in the planning stages.  The auctions have generated thousands of dollars for the Fond du Lac County 4-H Endowment Fund. In turn, the interest from the Endowment Fund supports the activities of 4-H members. Each club is asked to donate an item to the silent auction, to volunteer to help man the area, and to secure donations from three businesses in your area. Let Cindy Koffman know ahead of time how your club will be involved, so space for auction items and volunteer time slots may be allocated. Call Cindy at 477-5006.

Adult Leaders Raffle - At the March Adult Leaders meeting, there was a discussion on holding the Adult Leaders raffle fundraiser. It was decided to move forward with the raffle. Lorna Bock has agreed to chair the raffle committee again. Lorna is looking for help with securing donations for the raffle. If you have donations, please contact Lorna, so she can include information on the printed tickets. Once the tickets are printed, clubs will be notified, so they can be distributed. More information on when tickets will be due back to the office will be sent out later, as the tickets may be sold a little bit longer this year. We are asking that each club find one raffle prize per club. Lorna would like to know prizes by April 30. The adult leaders
would greatly appreciate this help. In the past, only a few people have assisted in the gathering of prizes. If there are any questions or you have information to give Lorna, call her at (920)795-4145 or cell (920)960-0057 or email bockholsteins@live.com.  

Volunteers 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. The volunteer orientation process assures the quality of the program.

For any adults in need of a Volunteer In Prep Training (VIP), there are several upcoming virtual training options to fit your schedule! THE next VIP will be Tuesday, April 27 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Click Here to Register! This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of 5 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.

Conversation Corner - Thurs, April 22, 7-8 pm

Join us each month for a different Conversation Corner topic! 4-H Educators Tracy, Jayna, and Amy invite all 4-H club and project leaders from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, and Washington Counties to join them for these one-hour (optional) Zooms. These conversations are an opportunity for leaders to ask the educators questions, brainstorm with other leaders, and share ideas! 

April Topic- Summer 2021 4-H Program Guidelines 
Click Here to Register! This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of 5 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.

An Evening of Art

  • April 7: First Look and Best of Show Announcement
  • April 12-17: Silent Auction
  • April 24 from 6-7:30 pm: “An Evening of Art” Auction and Performance on our

Dog Project Meetings

  • Thursdays at the Fairgrounds

Virtual Exchange: Connecting w/ Kansas

  • Thursday, April 22, 6-7 pm

Conversation Corner

  • Thursday, April 22, 7-8 pm

Volunteers in Preparation Training

  • Tuesday, April 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

National Volunteer Week

  • Sunday, April 18 - Saturday, April 24

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