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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 30, 2020

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The moment everyone has been waiting for is here! Families are able to register in the new system. For step-by-step instructions, please click here
If you need help, please reach out to us and we can help answer questions! This system is new, so please be patient while enrolling for the 2020-2021 4-H year. Tina Engelhardt is working hard at approving enrollments and answering any 4-H online questions! Re-enrollment Deadline to be eligible for 2021 County Fair Premiums October 31, 2020.
You can enroll by clicking here!   
What happened to the Youth Leader projects?
  • In 2.0 all youth can select a volunteer-type when selecting a project, so a separate project selection for Youth Leader is no longer needed.  Youth can still select Youth leadership as a project.   
What happened to the Leader - Adult Advisor to Other Leaders, Leader - Board Member, Leader - Club Activity, etc projects?
  • These were removed because adults use another area to designate their role(s).  If they don’t choose a volunteer role as Project Leader, they do not select a project at all.

Winter Leadership Camp Survey

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Winter Leadership Camp is going to look different this year.  We’re starting to plan Winter Leadership Camp 2021 and our team is looking for some feedback from potential participants regarding the camp.  If you have youth in grade 6+ in your family, can you please take five minutes and answer some questions in a short survey to help with the planning process?  Please complete the survey by November 11.  Thanks in advance for your help!  

Cedar Crest Ice Cream 4-H Flavor Contest

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. Please send emails to kaitlyn.mazza@cedarcresticecream.com or use the File Upload option on the online form.

Kaylee- 2020 James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership Award 

The James W. Crowley Dairy Leadership award recognizes 4-H youth members who display excellence and outstanding leadership in dairy projects throughout Wisconsin. The award committee, composed of dairy industry leaders and professionals, is pleased to name the award in honor and memory of James W. Crowley, a longtime Extension Dairy Specialist and strong supporter of dairy youth project work. Thank you to all the 4-H staff, volunteers, and mentors who encouraged, nominated, and supported youth to apply this year!
The award committee was extremely impressed with the engagement, professionalism, and experience displayed by youth during a virtual interview process. The top three youth awardees, Grace Haase, Sarah Hagenow, and Natalie Roe, each received $500 for their continuation of dairy education. The first-place awardee, Natalie Roe, received a $5,000 scholarship to attend the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at UW-Madison.
Congratulations to the 2020 Winners: Megan Anderson, Elise Bleck, Barbara Dittrich, Emma Dorshorst, Justyne Frisle, Grace Haase, Sarah Hagenow, Brooke Hammann, Hanna Hockerman, Kaylee Mess, Megan Moede, Natalie Roe, Ben Stone, Carly Strauss, and Randy Winch.

The StateLineTack.com Fall Festival, 4H edition, Session #2 is October 29th - November 4th. This show is providing 4-H'ers and alumni with the opportunity to continue to share their love of horses with a virtual community. No Entry Fees. Consider donating to the Matching Funds Program in lieu of the entry fees. 

Coming Soon:
Session #3 - November 12 - 18

  • Dirtiest Horse
  • Equitation over Fences
  • Ranch Horse
  • Speed (Barrels or Poles)  

Session #4 - November 26 - December 2

  • Hairiest Horse
  • Stock Halter
  • Saddle Type Halter
  • Mini/Pony Halter

Registration Open for 2020 Wisconsin 4-H Virtual Meats Judging Contest

This virtual contest will test the knowledge of youth in the placement of carcass and retail cut classes, carcass grading, and retail cut identification. Juniors (ages 8-13) and Seniors (ages 14-19) are invited to register as individuals to participate and display their meat evaluation and oral reasoning skills in this competitive educational experience.
Sunday, November 22, 2:30-5:30 pm
No cost to enter! Register by November 16 at this link. For more information click here. 

Virtual Officer Training- SAVE THE DATE

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All officers and leaders are strongly encouraged to attend! Our 4-H Club/Group Officer Training will be held via Zoom on the evenings of Thursday, October 29, and Tuesday, November 10! Club leaders and officers should save one of these evenings for time together with other Fond du Lac and Area 4-H Members and Leaders. Our agenda will include virtual and face to face team builders that officer teams can lead, introducing the 4-H Movement, and of course break-out sessions for each officer position!  
Register Here!

November Gratitude Challenge

Watch the Fond du Lac County 4-H Facebook page for our 30-day Gratitude Challenge during the month of November! 2020 has not been an easy year, but we still have plenty of reasons to give thanks. Watch for daily posts and complete each daily task to help show gratitude to your Club, Community, Country, and World.

Use #4HGrowsHere, #4HGrateful4Her, and #4HGratitudeChallenge to spread an attitude of gratitude to all of your social media friends and followers.


Teen Leaders Association is looking for new members to join the club.  Each month the club does recreation activities, holds monthly meetings, participates in service projects, and hosts educational speakers.  The next club event is the club's Trivia night on November 9th, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Jaye, Dayne, and Dalton are pictured at the Kelley's Farmstead outing October 25.  Members who have completed 6th grade and up are welcome to join.  If you are interested in joining please contact Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt.wisc.edu

Adult Leaders Meeting - Nov 18

Make your calendars for November 18. The adult leaders meeting will take place via Zoom 7:30-9:00pm. Volunteers will be recognized for their service at the meeting. Districts 2 and 6 are up for election.  Please consider nominating or running for this position if you are in District # 2: Rosendale, Weeping Willow, or a county leader and District # 6: Calumet, Forest Hills, Ledgers, Taft 23, or a county leader. This position would be committing to attend the 3 annual leaders meetings and an executive board meeting approximately every other month. If you are interested in running or would like to nominate someone to run, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu or 608-265-2058.
Please register here for the meeting.    

4-H Conversation Corner: November

Join the Conversation! Calling all 4-H Club and Project Leaders!!

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 November topic is the ‘Virtual techniques to keep participants engaged’. Pick a date and time that works for you. Register now for one of our three sessions! Learn about what your club can do and learn about what other clubs are doing in Fond du Lac County as well as around the state! 
  • Tuesday, November 3 from 10-11 am
  • Thursday, November 12 from 6-7 pm
  • Wednesday, November 18 from 1-2 pm


Upcoming Deadlines:

Re-enrollment Deadline to be eligible for 2021 County Fair Premiums October 31


Teen Leader Association 

  • November 9 Trivia 6:30-7:30 pm - Look for details to be emailed out!
  • November 23 TLA meeting in-person & zoom- look for details to be emailed out!

Officer Training- Officers still have time to sign up!

  • Tuesday, November 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Conversation Corner

  • November 3, 10-11 am via Zoom 
  • November 12, 6-7 pm via Zoom 
  • November 18, 1-2 pm via Zoom 

Adult leader meeting

  • November 18, 7:30 pm via Zoom 

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • November 13, Cedar Crest Ice Cream Contest Entries Due
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