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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 27, 2021

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Photo of Jeb in a red shirt holding his pink card made of cardboard
Jeb H showing off his cardboard car.

Cardboard Camp:
Transportation Station

Youth over the 3-day camp created cars, planes, spaceships, an RV, and so much more! The youth used their imaginations to engineer their cardboard creations. Each day the youth were able to sketch out their design, list the materials, and build their project. The group also participated in two team challenges. The first was to build a boat to float a measured distance in the water. The second was to create something that moved a measured distance in the hallway.  
Next year's theme will be Cardboard City.  Youth will name the city they create during the week. As youth build hospitals, schools, houses, grocery stores, etc., they will create a one-of-a-kind city. At the end of the week, youth will get to take home their contributions to the city. 

Cedar Crest Ice Cream Flavor Contest

Who: All 4-H members in the State of Wisconsin
What: Develop and name an ice cream flavor
When: Entries must be submitted to Cedar Crest Ice Cream no later than November 12, 2021, via the online entry form or email.
How: Submit entries using the online form found here: https://cedarcresticecream.com/2021-cedar-crest-ice-cream-4-h-flavor-contest/. Forms can be emailed to kaitlyn.mazza@cedarcresticecream.com.

We will select five top finalists with one finalist chosen as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream Party and a $500 prize. The 4 additional top finalists will receive a Cedar Crest Ice Cream Party.

More information and the entry form are available at www.cedarcresticecream.com. Entries are due by November 12, 2021. The winner will be announced in December 2021.

This year’s winning ice cream flavor was Tractor Tracks, created by the Country Clover 4-H Club in Green Lake County.
This year’s winning ice cream flavor was Tractor Tracks, created by the Country Clover 4-H Club in Green Lake County.

Long-term Outcomes, Developmental Outcomes, Youth Thriving, and Developmental Context

4-H Thriving Model Coming this Fall

This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. This survey developed by National 4-H Leaders: https://helping-youth-thrive.extension.org/ will help Wisconsin 4-H learn about our programs' quality. The information will help to show how 4-H helps young people to learn new things, develop leadership skills, manage goals, set high personal standards, create positive academic attitudes, and other skills that lead to long-term success in life. 

The survey will be sent to all Wisconsin 4-H members by e-mail in the first week of October. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to receive gift cards, scholarships to 4-H events, and other prizes. 

NEW Charter Application

The NEW 2021-22 4-H Charter Application is now available on the Wisconsin 4-H Charter Application website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/resources/volunteer-resources/administrative/charter/.
This new version of the 4-H Charter Application has been converted into an online format making the process easier. With just a few clicks and no signatures needed, you can complete the online form in less than 15 minutes! Ask your club or group leader how you can work together to plan for the 4-H year!
Wisconsin 4-H Clubs and Groups Charter Applications are submitted online and due by November 1, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Tracy Keifenheim

2021-2022 4-H Enrollment

There will not be a shutdown with 4HOnline this year. As soon as the system performs year end and rolls over our data to the new year, families can go in and start re-enrolling. The system processing shouldn’t take much time at all, so shortly after midnight Aug 31/Sept 1, the system will be ready to start accepting re-enrollments.  
Lego exhibits displayed at the county fair

New in 2021-2022

Join Lego Club

Who: Any youth signed up for the Lego Project
: UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus

: 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm
In the 2021-2022 4-H year, we are excited to announce we will have Lego Club. A youth leader is taking initiative to plan and organize Lego Club meetings. Youth can join the Lego club or be in the Lego Project. Lego Club is looking for volunteers to help support and supervise youth in Lego Club. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please reach out to Tracy. This is a very exciting opportunity for a youth leader to share his spark with others who also have this interest! 

Award Applications Due Sept 15

Are you eligible? Have you applied? Find out below. All applications can be found here.

Key Award

  • This is the highest state 4-H award earned by members who have shown consistent growth in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied their leadership skills, and actively participated in their  4-H club and community.
  • Grades 11-13
  • Up to 5 recipients from Fond du Lac County


  • Recipients have contributed back to 4-H at several levels such as: project, club, county, district, state, or beyond. They will also have high participation, strong achievement, and various leadership and community service roles.
  • Completed at least grade 11
  • Two recipients from Fond du Lac County


  • Recipients display outstanding work as a youth leader on the club and county level, with emphasis on leadership, teaching, and sharing knowledge.
  • Completed at least grade 9
  • Maximum of 10 recipients from Fond du Lac County

4-H Growth & Achievement

  • Recipients have shown accomplishments in 4-H overall for an extended period of time. They show a positive attitude, involvement, growth, depth in projects, and in activities on the club and county level.
  • Completed at least grade 9
  • Maximum of 10 recipients from Fond du Lac County

Community Service Awards

Service to the community is a fundamental principle of 4-H because involvement in service helps shape lifelong values. Members are eligible to receive this award. Clubs are eligible to receive this award.
  • Two members in grades 5-8
  • Two members in grades 9-13
  • One small Club
  • One large Club
Photo of Cami G with a white shirt holding onto a chicken

Congratulations Cami!


Club Financial Reports due to Extension Office Sept 1

  • Submit to Extension Office by Wednesday, Sept 1

2021-2022 4-H Enrollment

  • Open Sept 1

Market Livestock Project Forms due September 10

  • Submit to Extension Office by Friday, Sept 10
County Wide Record Book Reading September 11
  • Record books due to Extension Office Friday, Sept 10
  • September 11, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm at Extension Office

Volunteer Recognition Nominations due Sept 15
Award Application Deadline Sept 15

  • Key Award
  • Citizenship
  • Leadership
  • 4-H Growth & Achievement
  • Community Service awards

Market Livestock Committee Applications due Sept 15

Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club
  • First meeting- September 22, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom 

Educational Experience Funding and Key Award Interviews

  • Tuesday, Sept 21, 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Saturday, Sept 25, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • September 27, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows meeting room

Lego Club

  • First meeting September 28, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

4-H Reboot Kick-off Meeting

  • Wednesday, September 29, 6:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Club officers and General leaders


National 4-H Week

  • October 3-9

Volunteers in Preparation

County Achievement Night

  • October 18, UWO Fond du Lac Campus Prairie Theater

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

  • TBD, Hounsell's Greenhouse

Teen Leaders Association

  • October 25, 7:00 pm at Rolling Meadows meeting room

Lego Club

  • October 26, 6:30-7:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Tri-County Visual Arts Afterschool Club

  •  October 27, 4:30-6:00 pm via Zoom 
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