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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, August 7, 2020

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The 2020-2021 4-H Year

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 4-H year, many are wondering what 4-H will look like this year. There is no doubt that this year will look a little different than we had all thought. Please take a few moments to complete the survey by August 31, so that we can have an idea of what types of meetings and activities your family would be the most interested in. One survey per family, please.
2020-2021 4-H Survey

***NEW*** FOR THE 2019-2020 4-H YEAR:

Youth can decide if they want to do a traditional record book or a short story. Telling your 4-H Story is an important part of reflecting on the growth and experiences of each 4-H year. While the Achievement Committee will not be collecting and reviewing record books for project awards this year, we would love to hear your reflections on the 2019-2020 4-H year!

Submit your 2019-2020 4-H Story to the Fond du Lac County Extension Office by Friday, September 4th, 2020. You may submit your story:
through email (tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu)
through mail:

UW-Madison Division of Extension, Fond du Lac County
Room 227 Administration/Extension Bldg
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-2998

Due to COVID-19, there may not be an achievement program this year, as there has been in the past. However, all who participate by submitting their story will receive recognition and, when safe to do so, youth will be recognized in person. 

4-H Visual Arts Festival Youth Committee

  • Applicants should be Youth in 6th - 13th grade enrolled in 4-H from Fond du Lac, Ozaukee, or Washington County.
  • Commit to meet with the committee August – April
  • Find the tri-county 4-H Visual Arts Festival Youth Committee Application Here: bit.ly/4hvisualartsfest
  • Applications are due by August 15th

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.

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.  

Nominate 4-H Volunteers and Supporting Businesses for Recognition 

Each year at the annual banquet, 4-H volunteers, alumni, and businesses that support 4-H are recognized for their contributions. A nomination form is found online at https://fonddulac.extension.wisc.edu/files/2011/08/Vol-Awrd-App-1.pdf. Simply list the nominee and provide brief information about why you are nominating them.  Past recipients for each of these awards are found on the 4-H website under 4-H Volunteer Awards. Any 4-H member, parent, or leader may make nominations. Forms are due Sept 15

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.

Graduation Shoutout- Congratulations Caitlin! 

Virtual Graduation Date will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, August 26th at 6 pm. Watch your email and newsletter for more details! 

Adult Leaders Meeting:
Join us August 12th at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Watch for connection information
Register here: https://forms.gle/xFVJXTKcz2znu3W36

Virtual 4-H Graduation:
Join us August 26th at 6:00 pm via Zoom
Watch for connection information

Charter Chats- Financials Due Sept 1st

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