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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 28, 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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Helping Hands October Club Meeting

Youth from the Helping Hands 4-H Club were very busy at the October club meeting. Pictures below were submitted by Club Reporter Torrie G. 
Helping Hands 4-H members and leaders gathered at a table decorating pumpkins.
A blonde boy dressed in a black pirate costume sitting in front the pumpkins the club decorated.
Helping Hands 4-H members dressed in costumes for their Halloween party. They are playing yard games.
Youth Leaders written in white lettering with a green background
A green clover with a calendar, a light blue clover with a clock, and an orange clover with a map icon on a 4-H Officer Training flyer with two girls sitting at a table - one girl has blonde hair and one has black hair. The girl with black hair is holding a gavel.

Officer Training

Officers are being elected for the 2022-2023 4-H year. The officer training is being held Saturday, November 5 from 10 am-12 pm.  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. 

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

We had beautiful weather for the Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest. There were 9 different clubs represented on Saturday. There were so many different shapes, sizes, and colors of pumpkins.  Awards were given out in two categories: undecorated where the Cloverbud grows the pumpkin and decorated where the Cloverbud decorates the pumpkin.  
Thanks to the TLA members who helped with the contest and our special guest volunteer Kaylee, the 2022 FDL Co. Fairest of the Fair! Check out the Facebook page for more photos of the contest!
  • Scariest: Sam A - Helping Hands
  • Most Colorful: Allie O - Brandon Tanagers
  • Funniest: Charlie G - Hands of Friendship
  • Most Unique: Eleanor S - Campbellsport
Home Grown:
  • Smallest Height: Vanellope G - Alto All Stars
  • Smallest Weight: Mitchell C - Armstrong
  • Tallest in Height: Eleanor G - Calumet
  • Biggest Circumference: Miles S - Alto All Stars
  • Unusual Shape: Jeb H - Taft 23
  • Best Pumpkin Color: Zeke H - Hands of Friendship
  • Roundest Pumpkin: Mandi P - Welcome 
Opportunites written in white, along with hands in white and with a green background

2022-2023 Programs & Educational Experiences

Are you ready to take the next step in 4-H?  Welcome to the new Wisconsin 4-H Opportunities Booklet! We are excited to provide this one-stop shop for you to explore and dream about all the educational experiences available to you as a Wisconsin 4-H member.  
Art & Communications written in white lettering with a green background

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Committee

We had the first planning meeting for the Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Committee. We are looking for youth to join the committee; however, volunteers are also welcome to join the committee! The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15 from 4:30-6:00 pm Virtually on ZoomYouth will discuss and plan out the following: t-shirts, having an opening reception, having a traveling exhibit among the 3 counties, and putting together a Cloverbud art project. 
The theme picked is Local Inspiration - Be inspired by the places where you live, work, and play. This could be a location, town, city, park, school, home, and other local places. The entries should be no larger than 2’ x 3’ and should be original artwork only (no kits). The categories are as follows
Drawing Using Any Medium
  • Pencil, Ink, Charcoal, Pastel, Chalk, or Other Media
  • Acrylic, Watercolor, or Oil
  • Black and White or Color print using an art festival theme
Fabric, Yarn, or Fiber
  • Any media or mixed-media using fabric, yarn, or fiber (examples: quilting, latch hook, macramé, wool, felting, etc.)
Any Other Media
  • Any media or mixed-media artwork that does not fall into any other category (2D works including wood burning, leatherwork, wax, eggshells, paper mosaic, collage, etc.)
Digital Illustrations/Drawings
  • Digital Art Prints
Taking Care of Business written in white with a green background and a white briefcase.
A clock outlined in green with 2 4-H clovers with a reminder to re-enroll in 4-H.
Helping Youth Thrive written in white lettering along with a white 4-H clover and a clipart person inside a green half circle next to two orange triangles on top of a yellow-orange rectangle.

4-H Thriving Model & Survey

This fall, Wisconsin 4-H will be inviting members (ages 13-18) to complete a survey about their 4-H experience. The survey was developed by National 4-H Leaders and will help Wisconsin 4-H to learn about the quality of our programs. 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 November. Youth who complete the survey will be entered into a raffle to win a $25 gift card!  

FDL County 4-H Online Store Now Open

With the new 4-H year starting, we wanted everyone to have the chance to purchase some Fond du Lac County 4-H Swag. New members and current families have the opportunity to order from the online store starting now through November 14. Below is your link to the online store: https://www.hopperwear.com/product-category/organizations/4h/
Upcoming Events written in white with a green background and a clipart calendar that is white and green.

Adult Leaders Meeting

  • Thursday, November 3, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30 pm

Officer Training


LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30 pm

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom

Family Learning Day Presenter Forms Due Dec 1

New Family Orientation 

  • Thursday, December 1, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Tri-County Visual Arts Contest Opens Dec 1

LEGO Club Meeting

  • No December Meeting

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • No December Meeting

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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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