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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, July 30, 2021

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State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Monday, August 9

The State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest is being hosted in Fond du Lac County this year at the Fairgrounds. We are looking for 1-2 more volunteers to help with the contest. The hours that help is needed is from about 11 AM – 3 PM. Some tasks would be running timers, helping youth read scantrons correctly, and doing other tasks. Any volunteers will be trained beforehand. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Tracy Keifenheim

National 4-H Congress 2021

National 4-H Congress would have celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2020!! Due to COVID, that did not happen, but this year, youth from across the country WILL be celebrating “A Century of Empowering Youth” in Atlanta, GA from November 26-30, 2021. It is a five-day educational experience that engages high school 4-H members in leadership, citizenship, global awareness, and inclusion. 
If you are interested in further developing your leadership and life skills while exploring the multi-cultural and dynamic city of Atlanta, National 4-H Congress is just the educational experience for YOU! Registration is open NOW through August 15 in 4HOnlineDo NOT miss out on your opportunity to participate.
The National 4-H Congress Board is committed to ensuring a solid educational program in a safe and healthy environment. They are reviewing the latest research and information on how a large conference can happen in a safe environment by using information from the CDC, the hospitality community (PCMA, MPI, etc.), the International Airline Travel Association, the American Camping Association, and Land Grant Universities. We are all committed to ensuring a safe experience for all.
Youth in grades 9-12 are welcome to register!! Please note, if you registered/applied for National 4-H Congress in 2020 and did not have the opportunity to travel due to COVID, please register NOW.
The cost for the 2021 National 4-H Congress will be approximately $1,200 per person (the total will be determined as soon as transportation and lodging costs are confirmed). Youth are responsible for the cost of the experience and at least one meal/day. 
Please be sure to fill out Awards & Educational Experiences Application and complete the interview processes to be eligible for funding for this and other experiences. This is for Fond du Lac County 4-H participants and is available here: https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel-experiences-a/. If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Keifenheim.    
More information on National Congress can be found online at our website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/national-4-h-congress/. Additional information on National Congress will be made available as plans are confirmed.
If you have questions about National 4-H Congress, please contact either Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu or Justin Lieck at justin.lieck@wisc.edu. Thank you!
4-H Charters Part Two

Traditional Record Books Return for 2020-2021 

The Awards and Recognition committee voted to return to having traditional record books this year and celebrating youth's awards and achievements in October at the County Achievement night. The committee is going to look into having alternative options for the 2021-2022 4-H year.  If you would like to be part of this discussion or have ideas to share, please contact Tracy Keifeheim. As 2020-2021 was not a typical year, please have youth share as much as they can in their books! The committee is looking forward to reading how youth were creative, persistent, and innovative! Please remember the club determines the due date at the club level, and books being submitted for county-level awards are due Sept 10, 2021!
Cloverbud Day Camp: Buzz, Flutter, Crawl
Cost: $5 Register through 4-H Online under events. Registration closes Friday, August 6. Cloverbud Camp is also open to community members, so tell your friends, not in 4-H.    
Camp Description: Buzz, Flutter, Crawl - Youth will learn about pollinators from bees to butterflies and everything in between! As they take a nature hike through the Gottfried Arboretum, they will be able to observe the insects and maybe even catch a couple! Older youth counselors will lead fun camp games as well as crafts and other activities throughout the day. Please dress your child in clothes that allow them to get dirty and explore the observation ponds as well! Youth should bring a bagged lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, jacket, and a water bottle in a backpack for the day. Come learn the tricks pollinators use to survive!
Cloverbud Day Camp, Monday August 16, 9 am - 3 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus
Transportation Station Cardboard Camp
Cost: $15 Register through 4-H Online under events. Registration closes Friday, August 6. Must have a minimum of 10 participants. Camp is limited to 20 participants, so register as soon as possible. 
Description: Open to 4-H youth and community youth in grades 3-6, this 3-day in-person cardboard camp will provide youth an opportunity to build planes, trains, and automobiles! Youth will design their transportation method of choice and use their design to build a model. Youth will construct the model using various materials such as cardboard boxes, paper towel tubes, paper plates, and more. Youth will work as a team to complete a challenge!  
Transportation Station Cardboard Camp, August 17-19, 9 am -12 pm, UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Congratulations Megan!

Volunteer in Preparation Training (VIP) - New Volunteer Training, Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Adult Leaders Banquet - RSVP by July 30


WI State Fair

  • August 5-15

WI State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

  •  Monday, August 9 at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds

Alto Fair

  • Wednesday, August 11-Thursday, August 12 

Cloverbud Day Camp

  • Registration due Friday, August 6
  • Monday, August 16, 9 am- 3 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Transportation Station Cardboard Camp

  • Registration due Friday, August 6
  • August 17-19 at UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Volunteer in Preparation Training

  • August 18, 6:30-8:30 pm Virtually

Adult Leader Banquet/August Leaders Association Meeting

  • Sunday, August 22, 1-4 pm at Lakeside Park Deneveu Shelter
  • RSVP July 30

TLA Meeting

  • Monday, August 23 at 7 pm in person at Rolling Meadow Meeting Room or via Zoom

Club Financial Reports due to Extension Office Sept 1

  • 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
Application Deadline Sept 15

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

Market Livestock Committee Applications due Sept 15

4-H Reboot Kick-off Meeting

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