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4-H Friday Newsletter - Friday, October 14, 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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Club leaders, volunteers, and youth are sitting in a classroom listening to Jessica Jens, the 4-H Program Associate Director.

Fall Kick-Off

The second annual 4-H Fall Kick-Off started off with some icebreakers for the club leaders, volunteers, and youth to get to know each other and  to share with their clubs! Jessica Jens, the WI 4-H Program Associate Director was the guest speaker with a presentation on the WI marketing campaign and a journey mapping activity. Each group created a character and gave them a background story. They then mapped out this potential new 4-H member's first-year experience. The night wrapped up with club planning and sharing out. Each club in attendance received a goodie bag of different materials for their clubs to use.  Thanks to everyone who participated. If you would like to help plan next year's kick-off, please contact Tracy.  We are looking for youth and adults. We are looking for 3-4 clubs to plan each year and will create a rotation moving forward! 
Four youth drawing their new 4-H members on a dry erase board
Busy Bee's 4-H members displaying their pumpkins they decorated.

Busy Bee's Pumpkin Contest

Busy Bee’s had a pumpkin decorating contest at our October meeting. Prizes were awarded to the most unique, most elaborate, most original, and  the scariest pumpkin.
Submitted by club reporter, Leah M.
Opportunites written in white, along with hands in white and with a green background
Two orange striped pumpkins, a jack o'lantern with a witch's hat, 5 spider webs with 1 spider and 4 leaves are all on the flyer telling about the Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest.
Black bats, black clouds, black ghosts, black branches, and a black mansion are all on the flyer for the TLA Haunted Golf Cart Ride October 22 6 pm in Chilton

RSVP to Tina Engelhardt at tina.engelhardt@wisc.edu if you will be going to Hickory Hills Country Club for the haunted golf cart ride.

4-H members sitting around the table with Tracy Keifenheim for officer training

Officer Training

Officers are being elected for the 2022-2023 4-H year. Please send a list of the names and officer positions to the Extension Office. I would like to reach out and support the officers. I will need to know their contact information, so I can personally invite them to the county-wide officer training.
The officer training is being held Saturday, November 5 from 10 am-12 pm. Check-in will be between 9:30-10:00 am as the workshop will start promptly at 10 am. 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. 
Red, orange, and gold leaves all over the Fall Forum flyer along with the 4-H clover
Taking Care of Business written in white with a green background and a white briefcase.
Wisconsin 4-H Pop-Up Store flyer with a green and red background along with the 4-H clover and red stripes and white stripes with yellow half circles
There are several 4-H members playing a game with their hands intertwined. A boy with brown hair wearing a jean jacket is standing in front of a red curtain alongside the American flag.

4-H Grows Here Landing Page

The screenshot above is from the 4-H Grows Here Landing Page. There are two buttons when you scroll down the page. One takes you to 4-Honline to enroll and the other is an interest form for potential new members. The potential new members fill out a brief questionnaire the county educator receives to follow up with the families. Please share this link out with your clubs and in your own networks! 
Black and white QR code for 4-H leadership opportunities
Scan to complete the short survey.

4-H Leadership Opportunities

There are also several opportunities for the youth to be involved in leadership opportunities throughout the year. There are many fall opportunities that need help planning and facilitating! 
We are currently seeking youth and adults to join the following countywide committees:
• 4-H Promotion (throughout the year)
• Cloverbud Day Camp (summer)
• Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest (October)
Tri-County Arts Festival (Oct-March planning, actual event in March) Might meet once a month or less until Feb. 
• Family Learning Day (Oct-Feb planning, actual event in Feb.) might meet once a month or less until Jan.
• Fashion Revue (planning in Feb/March, event in June)
• Foods Revue (June)
• New Family Orientation (throughout the year)
• Summer Day Camp (Dec-May planning, actual dates TBD)
• STEM Day (Late Spring) 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or want more information, please contact Tracy Keifenheim at tracy.keifenheim@wisc.eduCheck the options out by filling out a short survey and getting involved: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FSItexYfdx8JLM. 
Please complete the survey by October 31If you know of a parent or another volunteer who would be a good fit for any of the above committees, please share that with me and I can follow up with them! 

4-H Adult Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training

This training will be held virtually via Zoom. A minimum of five participants will be required for the training to be held. Registration is required three days before the date of the session. If the minimum is not reached, you will be notified two days before the training.
VIP Registration
Upcoming Events written in white with a green background and a clipart calendar that is white and green.

County Achievement Night

  • Monday, October 17, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 7:00 pm

Tri-County Visual Arts Festival Meeting

  • Thursday, October 20 via Zoom 4:30-6:00 pm

Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

  • Saturday, October 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 10:00 am
  • Grades K-2nd 

Teen Leader Association Meeting

  • Monday, October 24, 7:00 pm, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom

LEGO Club Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 25, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30 pm

Officer Training

Teen Leaders Association Meeting

  • Monday, November 28, 7:00 pm, Rolling Meadows Meeting Room & via Zoom
LEGO Club Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 22, UWO Fond du Lac Campus, 6:30 pm
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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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