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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, November 12, 2021

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ALL CLUB and PROJECT LEADERS, MEMBERS, and PARENTS can contribute to the
articles posted weekly by completing a short form and uploading their article and any photos
to accompany it at https://forms.gle/QBMvvsCzhaiHEfNM8. SAVE THIS LINK! Articles for the current week must be submitted by 12 pm on Wednesday. We would love to hear from you! Secretary minutes can also be submitted here as well! 

Brandon Tanagers Welcomes New Members

The Brandon Tanagers held their October monthly meeting. New members and those interested in joining 4-H were invited to attend. While Mother Nature didn’t cooperate for a fall hayride and bonfire, we were still able to have the meeting, play some volleyball, and have some snacks. It was great to see some new faces!
It’s still not too late to join 4-H. If you are interested, please contact us at brandontanagers@gmail.com or talk with a family who is already involved with 4-H. Our next meeting is Monday, November 8 at Brandon School from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
 - Submitted by Reporter Megan M. 

Green Valley 4-H Club 

Green Valley 4-H Club held their Annual Pumpkin Contest.  Awards were given and ice cream floats were handed out.   - Submitted by Reporter Owen B.
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Reward for Club minutes & News Submissions

I am challenging all clubs and chartered groups to submit Club minutes and News to the office. All clubs who submit minutes from monthly club meetings will be eligible for a grand prize drawing.  This grand prize will be a celebration for the club, for example, an ice cream or pizza party. 
To be eligible for the grand prize, the clubs must submit monthly meeting minutes from October 2021 to September of 2022. Club news and minutes can be submitted here. If a club doesn't have a meeting during a month, they can simply send an email to Tracy stating this, or make note of that in the minutes that are submitted. Clubs can still submit October minutes! 

Teen Leaders Association Hosts Trivia Night

Teen Leaders Association (TLA) is hosting a virtual Trivia Night on Tuesday, November 16 from 7-8 pm. Youth 7th grade and older are invited to come to meet the TLA youth and learn a little bit about TLA during Trivia Night. The first place winner will receive a $25 gift card! Please register by Friday, November 12, 11:59 pm, as this is how we will send you the connection details for the Zoom. If you have any questions please contact Tina Engelhardt.  
You can join TLA at the next Club meeting on November 22. The group is meeting at 6:00 pm at Fleet Farm to do Toys for Tots shopping, followed by the monthly meeting at Rolling Meadows. 
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Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC)
Did you hear that the deadline for the Wisconsin 4-H Leadership Council (WLC) applications has been extended? Youth in grades 9-11 AND adult volunteers are eligible to apply! The new deadline is November 15 to apply to be part of the council. Fond du Lac County's Rep Becca V's term has ended on the council. This is great leadership opportunity, as well as a great way to represent your county. Who will be the next from Fond du Lac County to join the council? 

For more information about WLC and to find the application, please visit: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/wisconsin-4-h-leadership-council/. If you have any questions about WLC and/or the application process, you can reach out to Carlea Liermann at carlea.liermann@wisc.edu or Amber Rehberg at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu.

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County-wide Officer Training
Fourteen youth joined by a few adult volunteers learned the parts of a meeting and how to work as an officer team and participated in activities, they can take back to their clubs. TLA members led a few ice breakers and "get to know you" activities to start off the morning. The youth and adults learned about 3 parts of a 4-H meeting and how to build them into their club meetings. Groups shared many ideas with each other. Clubs represented were: Armstrong, Brandon Tanagers, Campbellsport, Green Valley, Helping Hands, and Taft 23. Pictured: Youth playing a game called Tap Out and Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Educator, leading some team-building exercises. The youth learned about the officer roles and how to work together to effectively run a club. The youth finished up the morning with Pizza from Jets, while they evaluated the morning. If you missed this opportunity and would like officer materials for your club, please reach out to Tracy Keifenheim
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Ron Jakubisin, Positive Youth Development Educator, leading some team-building exercises with three youth wearing masks. They are all holding onto a yellow sheet.

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Annual Leader Training- Registration Open!

The 2021-2022 Wisconsin 4-H Annual Leader Training will strengthen your skills in creating strong and positive Youth-Adult Partnerships. This two-part series will be offered virtually. Fond du Lac County is offering this session in the virtual settings. Youth and adult participants can register using the links below. Once you register, you will receive the link for the zoom session(s), and be provided information on handouts, reference materials and supporting documents.

November 30th, 2021: Learn Together, Lead Together: Building Relationships, Communication and Inclusion
Time:  6:30-8:00pm  
Register here: https://go.wisc.edu/7r9x64

January 31, 2022: Learn Together, Lead Together: Equal Voices, Roles and Participation
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Register here:   https://go.wisc.edu/vze9e3 

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  • Tuesday, November 16 - Trivia Night, hosted virtually via Zoom, 7-8 pm
    Here’s the registration link for the Trivia Night Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdu2orTsjHtxuJnp00GHK63UBs0smJ7ag.
  • November 22, Toys for Tots Shopping, 6:00 pm Meet at Fleet Farm
  • November 22, Monthly Meeting to follow Toys for Tots Shopping, at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room or virtually via Zoom 7:00 pm


  • Tuesday, November 23, 6:30-7:30 pmat UWO Fond du Lac Campus

Annual Leaders Training

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Monday, January 31, 2022, 6:30-8:00 pm

Volunteers in Preparation Training (VIP)

  • Tuesday, December 7, 6:30-8:30 pm via Zoom


  • Thursday, December 16, 5-8 pm Holiday Craft at MPTC 
  • No Monthly meeting


  • No monthly meeting
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