Howard County Extension Service
132 1st Avenue West
Cresco, IA 52136
Dear 4-H Families:
This newsletter has been written by Lynette Anderson, County Youth Coordinator. Please contact
Lynette with any questions or concerns you may have.
4-H is part of the Iowa State
University Extension Service
Sincerely, bringing research based
education and information to
the citizens of Iowa in the
areas of agriculture and
natural resources, families,
youth, communities and
Charles F. Baier Lynette Anderson business and industry.
County Extension Education Director County Youth Coordinator
Extension programs are available to all without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
4-H News in Howard County Iowa State University Extension
HEADS UP - 4-H dates & events!
2 Leadership League Basic Training Carmen Dohlman
Cresco Clover Kids Club Broilers Special Division - Purple
3 4-H FAMILY FITNESS WALK - 1:30 Nick Lepa Broilers Special Division - Blue
3 - 9 NATIONAL 4-H WEEK
5th Riceville Clover Kids Club CATTLE CONGRESS RESULTS
10 County 4-H Council meeting Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers
16 4-H Stamp Camp in Saratoga for their participation and success
28 4-H Locker Pocket Workshop on September 18.
November Educational Presentations
6 Junior High Leadership League Marissa Yorgey
13 County 4-H Council Lighted Potpourri Jars Excellence
13 4-H Officer Training
How to Care for a Hamster Recognition
14 4-H Awards Banquet - 7:00 PM Chandra Weinacht
24 4-H Breakfast Workshop Loveable Lops Excellence
25 & 26 - Extension Office Closed Working Exhibits
HAPPY THANKSGIVING Brianna Lipa
Let Us Spin Excellence
NATIONAL 4-H WEEK-OCTOBER 3 - 9 T.J. Haw
Coat of Arms Excellence
Display your 4-H spirit by Share the Fun
Walking with us on October 3 in The Rocket Participation Ribbon
Riceville Marissa Yorgey
Wearing your 4-H t-shirts Fascination Participation Ribbon
Create a poster & hang up
Invite a friend to your October 4-H Tyler Klimesh places 2nd in the beef of Merit
meeting Carcass Window A. His Black Limousin had a
weight of 1320 lbs, ADG of 3.49 and ribeye of
IOWA STATE FAIR RESULTS
Nick Lepa placed 7th in the beef of Merit Carcass
in Window A. His steer weighed
1330 lbs, with an ADG of 3.18 and ribeye of 14.8.
Novice B Obedience - Purple
Troy Klimesh's Angus steer placed 3rd in Window
Senior B Handling - Blue
B of Beef of Merit Carcass. The fair weight was
1420, ADG was 4.17 and ribeye was 12.7.
Stamp Camp - continued
This is a great educational opportunity for
HEARTFELT THANKS youth and lots of fun too! Come join us!
RSVP by October 6 by calling Kayla Boyle
at 641-393-2295 or emailing
To our 4-H Record Book Judges: email@example.com
Meghan Haw 4-H LOCKER POCKET WORKSHOP
Toni Friedrich When - Thursday, October 28 - 4 - 6 PM
Kelly Bodermann Where - Howard County Extension Office
Supplies to bring - 1 pair of blue jeans with
back pockets you've outgrown.
Cost - $10
HANDS ON - 4-H workshops & This workshop will consist of creating a
opportunities project in recycling, visual arts, personal
development or clothing - remember it will
depend on your goal. We will cover the
basics of Design Elements & Art Principals,
create two pockets per participant using a
4-H FAMILY FITNESS WALK -
variety of accessories and begin the process
Howard & Mitchell County 4-H'ers &
of a fair write-up for your pockets.
Come join the fun and help us kick
Please complete the information below and
off National 4-H Week!
mail with the $10 to the Howard County
Sunday, October 3 - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Extension office by October 22.
Riceville Wapsi Trail - Hwy 9 & Addison Ave,
Clip and return
Bring along 4 -nonperishable food items to
be donated to an area food pantry.
A great way to meet your club fitness goal,
meet new friends, and meet the
PHONE NUMBER ____________________
needs of others by donating food items!
4-H CLUB __________________________
STAMP IT UP IN SARATOGA Please enclose $10 made payable to the
What - Stamp Camp Workshop Howard County Extension Office.
Where - Saratoga Hall, Saratoga, IA
When - Saturday, October 16 - 1:00 PM
Cost - $1.00 per card, per gift bag or per
bookmark you create at the workshop
Learn the basics of creating original art for
friends, family members and Holidays . . .
plus lot's more! Items for stamping and scrap
booking will be available for sale and Kayla
Boyle will deliver to you.
2004 4-H AWARDS PROGRAM
When - Sunday, November 14 - 7:00 p.m.
Where - Howard County Expo
Please plan to bring a hot dish to pass and a
salad or dessert along with table service for your
family. Beverages will be provided by the 4-H &
The County 4-H Council will again have lot's of
entertainment planned and we celebrate the
success of each 4-H member this evening!
POSTER PIZAZZ WORKSHOP
HEALTH TIPS - Food & Fitness
Warm up with our October snack recipe!
Turkey Salsa Grill
2 slices white or whole grain bread
1 slice cheese
1 TBSP Salsa
2 slices turkey breast
1 tsp. butter/margarine
Marisa Trautsch,Emilee Scrabeck, Brianna Lipa
& Krystina Lipa attended the Poster Pizzazz Top 1 slice of bread with the cheese, salsa
workshop on September 16 and created posters and turkey and second
for National 4-H Week.
slice of bread. Spread the butter or
margarine on the outside of each
of the bread slices. Grill in a nonstick
skillet over medium heat until
lightly browned on both sides.
Recipe from www.kraftfoods.com
ALTH TIPS - Food & Fitness
STATE 4-H PROJECT AWARD
WINNERS - WAY TO GO GIRLS!
Congratulations to Amber Dohlman, Saratoga 4-
H Club - Rabbit Project - back row middle
Chelsea Friedrich, Afton Aces 4-H Club -
Citizenship Project - front row left
Postage and Fees Paid
Permit No. 45
Howard County Extension Service
132 1st Avenue West
Cresco, IA 52136
2004 - 2005 4-H Calendar
2 - Junior High Leadership MARCH
League - 9:00 AM 13 - 4-H Day at the Cresco
3 - 4-H Family Fitness Walk Fitness Center - 1 - 4 PM
1:30 PM 17 - 4-H & Youth Cmt - 7:30 PM
3 - 9 - National 4-H Week 4-H Carnival to be set
10 - County 4-H Council - 6:00 PM 19 - Junior High Leadership League - 9 AM
16 - 4-H Stamping Camp Swine Weigh-In will be set later!
28 - 4-H Locker Pocket Workshop
4 - 6 PM APRIL
2 - Junior High Leadership League - 9 AM
NOVEMBER 2 - County 4-H Council - 8 PM
6 - Junior High Leadership 2 & 3 - Teen Lock-In
League - 9:00 AM 9 - 4-H Family Clean Up Day
13 - County 4-H Council-9:00 AM 23 - 4-H SPRING FAIR
4-H Officer Training - 10:30 AM Sheep Weigh-in Date TBD
14 - 4-H Awards Banquet - 7:00 PM
16 - 4-H Leader Meeting - 7:00 PM MAY
24 - Breakfast & Beyond 7 - County 4-H Council - 9:00 AM
4-H Workshop 9 - 11 AM 7 - Make it for Mom Workshop - 1 PM
25 & 26 - Happy Thanksgiving 14 - 4-H Olympics - 10 AM -
Extension Office Closed Noon - Prairie’s Edge
DECEMBER 15 - Livestock ID's Due
4 - County 4-H Council - 9 AM 23 - PreFair 4-H Leader
19 - 4-H Family Bowling - Mtg. 7 PM
1 - 3 PM 26 - 4-H Fair Write-up Workshop 2 - 5 PM
Cresco Bowling Lanes 26 - 4-H & Youth Cmt - 7:30 PM
23 & 24 - Extension Office closed
25 - Merry Christmas JUNE
28 - 4-H & FFA Beef Weigh In - 9AM 10 - Fair Entries Due - 4:00 PM
30 - 4-H Project Workshops @ 21 - 4-H Entry Day
Cresco NICC Center 9 - 3 PM 22 - 26 MIGHTY
30 & 31 - Junior 4-H Lock-In - 9 PM HOWARD COUNTY FAIR
28, 29 & 30 Iowa State 4-H
JANUARY Conference - Ames
15 - Junior High
Leadership League - 9 AM JULY
16 - County 4-H Council - 2 PM 1 - State Fair Entries Due
16 - Leader Banquet 7 PM 4-H Family Fishing or
20 - 4-H New Member Night - 6 PM 4-H Family Swimming
20 - 4-H & Youth Cmt - 8 PM
23 - 4-H Family Skate - 2 - 4 PM AUGUST
4-H Family Softball
FEBRUARY IOWA STATE FAIR
5 - Junior High
Leadership League, 9 AM Please read your CLOVER CENTRAL for
5 - County 4-H Council , 11 AM updates and changes each month.
20 - 4-H Family Snow Day, 2 - 4 PM Our FSQA class date will be announced
22 - 4-H Leader Meeting, 7 PM through the Clover Central in December.
The fall months are the usual time for election of 4-H Club Officers. Installation of officers normally takes
place in November or December. All elections should be conducted by secret ballot. The following is a list
of suggested guidelines for officer elections.
1. Officers should have completed one year of 4-H work.
2. If possible, members should only be elected to an office once in their 4-H
career. This is to spread out the leadership experience among club members.
3. Do not combine offices unless you have too few members to fill them.
Some general guidelines for officers in their individual offices include:
Contacts the leader(s) several days ahead of the meeting to discuss information
concerning announcements, new business, committee meetings and upcoming events.
Arrives early and arranges for the meeting. This may be delegated to others but it the responsibility
of the president to see that it occurs.
Start the meeting on time.
Follow parliamentary procedure.
Be sure all members have equal chances to express their views.
Appoint committees to work on details.
In charge of meeting in the absence of the president.
Is in charge of all committees to see that they all function properly and report back to club members.
Keeps complete and accurate minutes of all meetings. In the secretary's absence the President
appoints a member to take minutes.
Keeps the Secretary book in order. Minutes are read at each meeting.
Handles all of the club correspondence.
Take care of the club funds.
Be sure the bank statements and bank signature card are transferred to the new treasurer.
Have a receipt book purchased so that a receipt is written when money is received.
Give a monthly report on checking and savings balance as well as money deposited or bills received
Keep a record of the club for the year in scrapbook form.
Organize the Historian book to tell the 4-H Club story for the current year.
Turn in Historian book to Extension Office by September 1 for judging.
To keep the public informed of the club's activities.
Write a short news story of each club activity and meeting and mail it to the newspaper immediately
after the event.
Newspapers will not publish club news if it is more than 2 weeks old.
Assumes leadership in organizing a "fun" activity for each meeting and special responsibilities for
parties or activities.
May have a different committee assist them for events.
Take time to understand the officer responsibility at the beginning of the year. Use these tips and guidelines
to insure great 4-H meetings.