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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 28, 2020

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4-H Youth Coloring Book: Deadline EXTENDED!
This is your opportunity to be part of a 4-H coloring book and the submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2020! Winners from each of the four themes will be selected via a vote on Facebook and will receive fun 4-H merchandise!
Illustration Themes Belonging: Be yourself, make friends, grow positive relationships with youth and adults Mastery: Develop new skills through hands-on learning Independence: Explore new opportunities and open the door to new experiences, projects and places Generosity: Give back to your community!
Submission Details: Scan/photograph your child’s artwork and enter using this form All work must be the original work of the youth member Drawings should be on a single sheet of standard letter-sized (8-½” x 11”), unlined paper, in portrait/vertical orientation The Extension Office may need to alter entries for formatting and reproduction purposes. Submit entries here!

Interview Workshop-Thurs, Sept. 17th

Are you planning on applying for an award or educational experience funding? Ron Jakubisin is planning on holding a virtual interview skills workshop.  Youth will learn tips and get practice on their interviewing skills.  To register for the hour-long workshop please register here! Youth should be registered by Tuesday, Sept. 15th! 

Wisconsin Grills Beef 4-H Photo Contest

Wisconsin Beef Council and Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Announce the Wisconsin Grills Beef 4-H Photo Contest
The contest runs through September 10th! 

  To enter the contest 4-H members and alumni can:

  • Post a photo to their personal Facebook page and tag the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation (@Wis4HFoundation) and/or Wisconsin Beef Council (@Wisconsinbeef) Facebook pages
  • Post a photo to their personal Instagram or Twitter account (make it public) and use the hashtag: #Wis4HGrillsBeef 
  • Send a Facebook message containing their photo submission to either the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation or Wisconsin Beef Council Facebook page 
  • Posters are encouraged to wear their 4-H gear and are reminded to make their posts public.  Photos must include 4-H member(s) or alumni eating or grilling beef. 
Visit the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website www.Wis4HFoundation.org for official rules and the Fine Print.

Awards and Educational Experiences

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.  
Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest
Cedar Crest Ice Cream and the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation have teamed up again to present the "Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest" for Wisconsin 4-H clubs.

Who: All 4-H members in the State of Wisconsin
What: Develop and name and ice cream flavor
When: Entries must be submitted to Cedar Crest Ice Cream no later than November 13. 2020, via the online entry form or email.
How: Submit entries using the online form. Or you can click here to download the entry form. Please send emails to kaitlyn.mazza@cedarcresticecream.com  or use the File Upload option on the online form.    

New Charter F.A.Q. Document and Videos

Thank you to everyone who attended our 4-H Charter Chats. The questions led to great conversation and idea-sharing! Based on our Charter Chats, we have developed a F.A.Q. document for leaders who were not able to attend. Please view this Frequently Asked Questions document here.
Please remember that the financial parts of the charter must be turned in by September 1st
  • Financial checklist
  • Copy of checkbook registry or Excel document that has all transactions documented
  • Financial report (page 5)
  • Accounts information and financial review/audit (page 6)
Wisconsin 4-H has also developed videos to help. Check these great resources!
Completing Wisconsin 4-H Charters, 2020-2021 
Completing Wisconsin 4-H Financial Records, 2020-2021
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 10th 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • 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 Aaron! 

The graduation ceremony will be posted on Facebook for anyone who might have missed the celebration on the 26th.  The video needs to be transcribed for closed captioning before it is shared publicly.  

Conversation Corners- via Zoom

  • September 10, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • 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:
  • Charters - Financials Due - Sept 1
  • 4-H Short Stories due to office - Sept 4
  • 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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