4-H Friday
4-H Friday

4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 7, 2022

Head with lightbulb, heart with a heart, hands with a hand, and health with an apple representing the symbols of 4-H.
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Busy Bees 4-H members showing 4-H promotional items at the Eldorado fireshouse. A firetruck is behind them.

Busy Bees Promote
4-H at Eldorado Firehouse

Kaydence, Leah, Kaylee, and Savannah promoted 4-H at the Eldorado First Responder’s Spaghetti dinner. We had some of our projects displayed and shared what 4-H is all about.

Submitted by club reporter,
Leah M
TLA members showing the two tie blankets they made after the meeting.

Teen Leaders Association

TLA met in September and enjoyed a round of UNO as their fun activity during their meeting. TLA members started off the year with a community service project. The youth made two tie blankets. Youth also worked on planning out the 4-H year. TLA will be helping with the Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest, Saturday, October 22.
TLA is looking for new members and will be having an outing on October 22 at Hickory Hills in Chilton for a Haunted Golf Cart Ride! See more information below. The next club meeting is Monday, October 24, 7 pm at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room.    
A blonde haired 4-H member with dark-rimmed glasses wearing a blue jacket is standing behing his LEGO project.


LEGO Club kicked off the year with its first meeting. The club welcomed seven new members and six are brand new to the 4-H program! The group worked on building and learning about the club.  Youth are challenged this month to build a house. Be sure to send your challenge pictures to tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu before the next meeting on Tuesday, October 25. 
Opportunites written in white, along with hands in white and with a green background
Three orange clipart pumpkins shown on the flyer that is advertising the 4-H Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest.
A black spooky house, black gosts, black bats, black clouds, and black tree branches are in front of the full yellow orange moon.
4-H members sitting around a table during officer training.

Officer Training

Officers are being elected for the 2022-2023 4-H year. Please send a list of the names and officer positions to the Extension Office. I would like to reach out and support the officers. I will need to know their contact information, so I can personally invite them to the county-wide officer training.
The officer training is being held Saturday, November 5 from 10 am-12 pm. Check-in will be between 9:30-10:00 am as the workshop will start promptly at 10 am. Youth and adults are encouraged to attend. RSVP by Friday, October 28, as we need an accurate count for lunch. RSVP HERE: https://go.wisc.edu/2022officertraining. 
Fall Forum being advertised with orange, red, and gold leaves behind the words.
Taking Care of Business written in white with a green background and a white briefcase.
Green and red background with some designs along with the green 4-H clover advertising the Wisconsin 4-H Pop-Up Store.
4-H members holding each others hands and a boy with brown hair wearing a jean jacket is standing in front of an American flag.

4-H Grows Here Landing Page

The screenshot above is from the 4-H Grows Here Landing Page. There are two buttons when you scroll down the page. One takes you to 4-HOnline to enroll and the other is an interest form for potential new members. The potential new members fill out a brief questionnaire that the county educator receives to follow up with the families. Please share this link with your clubs and your own networks! 
Black and white QR code to sign up for leadeship opportunities
Scan to complete the short survey.

4-H Leadership Opportunities

There are also several opportunities for the youth to be involved in leadership opportunities throughout the year. There are many fall opportunities that need help planning and facilitating! 
We are currently seeking youth and adults to join the following countywide committees:
• 4-H Promotion (throughout the year)
• Cloverbud Day Camp (summer)
• Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest (October)
Tri-County Arts Festival (October-March planning, actual event in March) Might meet once a month or less until Feb. 
• Family Learning Day (Oct - Feb planning, actual event in Feb.) might meet once a month or less until Jan.
• Fashion Revue (planning in Feb/March, event in June)
• Foods Revue (June)
• New Family Orientation (throughout the year)
• Summer Day Camp (Dec-May planning, actual dates TBD)
• STEM Day (Late Spring) 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or want more information, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.eduCheck the options out by filling out a short survey and getting involved: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FSItexYfdx8JLM. 
Please complete the survey by October 31. If you know of a parent or another volunteer who would be a good fit for any of the above committees, please share that with me and I can follow up with them! 

Adult Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of five 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.
VIP Registration
Upcoming Events written in white with a green background and a clipart calendar that is white and green.

County Achievement Night

  • Monday, October 17, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 7 pm

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Meeting

  • Thursday, October 20 via Zoom 4:30-6:00 pm

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

  • October 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 10:00 am
  • Grades K-2nd 

Teen Leader Association (TLA) 

  • October 22, Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest help, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 10 am - noon
  • Ocotober 22, Haunted Golf Cart Ride, Hickory Hills - Chilton, 6 pm
  • October 24, TLA Meeting, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room, 7:00 pm & via Zoom


LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 25, UWO Fond du Lac Campus at 6:30 pm

Adult Leader Association Meeting

  • Thursday, November 3, UWO Fond du Lac Campus Room AE-205/206, 6:30 pm

Officer Training


  • November 9, virtual via Zoom, 6:30-8:30 pm, Registration Required
  • November 29, virtual via Zoom, 6:30-8:30 pm, Registration Required
  • Register Here: https://go.wisc.edu/fall22vip 

LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus Room AE-205/206, 6:30 pm

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  •  Monday, November 28, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room, 7 pm & via Zoom
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Photo of Tracy Keifenheim. She has brown hair and a red shirt on. Photo of Tina Engelhardt. She has blonde hair with a black cardigan over a red shirt.
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