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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, April 15, 2022

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Fond du Lac County 4-H Apparel Store

Open April 11-25

It has been a while since there has been Fond du Lac County 4-H apparel available to purchase. We are excited to announce Fond du Lac County 4-H Apparel will be available to purchase through Hoppers via an online store option. The store will have some green and gray apparel options. T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and polos will be available. The adult leaders association has picked up the start-up fees. Individuals can order whatever they like and have the option to have the order shipped directly to them or pick up at Hoppers in Fond du Lac. Attached are a few samples of the apparel included in the storefront options. To view all options please visit the link below.  
 The store will be open from Monday, April 11 to Monday, April 25. The store will only be open for 2 weeks! Be sure to place your order before the 25th. To access the online store, please visit https://www.hopperwear.com/product-category/organizations/4h/.
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LEGO Club - April Meeting Date Change

LEGO Club will be meeting on Wednesday, April 20.Please RSVP by Monday, April 18 to Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu, so we have a headcount for the meeting.  
Each meeting will have a building challenge. This is a project that the youth work on at home during the month with whatever LEGO blocks they have. The build challenge that will be presented at the April meeting is making a LEGO Train. Please email a picture of your child's LEGO Challenge creation to Tracy as the youth will have the opportunity to share this at the monthly meeting. 
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Arts Summer Day Camp

Summer Camp Update - There will be three different day camp programs offered this summer. We are seeking volunteers who would like to be part of the 2022 Day Camp Committee. If you know of individuals who would be a great fit for Cloverbud Day Camp, Art Day Camp, or Cardboard Day Camp opportunities for the summer of 2022, please contact Tracy at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.edu. The planning for many of these opportunities is done over the next couple of months. 
Art Day Camp is a camp for youth to learn different art skills. We are seeking volunteers and youth to be part of this camp planning committee and to help run the camp. This is a new opportunity. The camp would be 3-4 days and each day would focus on a different art media. The committee would decide the format of the camp and which topics would be covered. The art projects are some of the most popular projects youth enroll in. We want to support them with learning experiences and different project opportunities. If you are interested or know someone who would be a good fit, please contact Tracy. 
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June Dairy Day Celebration June 4

The Envision Greater Fond du Lac Agri-Business Council, in partnership with National Exchange Bank and Trust, invites the community to the 37th Annual June Dairy Days Celebration on Saturday, June 4. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at National Exchange Bank and Trust, 130 South Main Street in Fond du Lac. This free, community appreciation event is open to the public.

In celebration of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, the event will feature a variety of farm animals, dairy games, prizes, and more. A sampling of Wisconsin’s finest dairy products will be available including several cheese varieties, grilled cheese, butter popcorn, and milk. There will be activities for the whole family.

June Dairy Month is a state-wide celebration of the industry that defines Wisconsin and plays a critical part in our economy as the one and only, America’s Dairyland. What a great way to kick off the month by attending June Dairy Day!

If your club would like to be involved in volunteering for the June Dairy Day event, contact Amy Ries at Envision Greater Fond du Lac at (920) 322-2292.

Announcing WI 4-H Spark Days

Wisconsin 4-H will be hosting three separate 4-H Spark Days in June this summer to help youth explore their sparks at different campuses around the State! The Spark Days will be held from June 20-22, 2022. Each day includes hands-on sessions, career pathway exploration, guest speakers, meeting new  4-H friends from around the state, and fun. This opportunity will be open to youth in grades 7-10.
Registration will be done via 4HOnline, and will be open on May 2 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration costs are to be determined and will include program supplies, a t-shirt, any local transportation, and lunch. More information is coming soon; you can find information about each day below.
To receive immediate email updates on information about Spark Days, submit your information here.
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Thank a 4-H Volunteer Campaign

We want to recognize our amazing volunteers and need your help! Participate in a 2022 Volunteer Shout-Out! 

This initiative will kick off for National Volunteer Week in April, however, it will continue throughout the year. We will include a photo, pre-recorded video, or quote highlighting the volunteer for their 4-H efforts. 
Tell us how they have made a difference for you in 4-H, your 4-H club/group, 4-H activity or event, etc- 
Participate in one of the following ways:
- Submitting a photo of that volunteer in action! (4-H related photos only)
- Submit a quote
- Record a short video of yourself answering these questions:
------ Thank you "insert volunteer name"
------ 4-H Club
------ What do you want to thank the volunteer for?
------ What has that volunteer done for you, the 4-H project or group, the 4-H club, county, etc.?
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National Volunteers Week- Sunday, April 17- Saturday, April 23


  • Wednesday, April 20, 6:30 pm at UWO Fond du Lac Campus
  • Monthly Build Challenge: Train

Annual Leaders Training Make-Up Session


  • Sunday, April 24 Lakeside Park Clean-up and A & W Rootbeer, 11 am - 1 pm 
  • Meet at the lighthouse at 11 am.
  • Monday, April 25 Zoom or in-person at Rolling Meadows Meeting Room, 7 pm

Tri-County Afterschool Arts Club

  • Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 pm in-person
  • Public Agency Center, 333 E Washington St # 1200, West Bend, WI


Clothing Revue Registration Opens May 1 in 4HOnline 
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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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