The Clover Line SHAWANO COUNTY 4-H FAMILY NEWSLETTER October 2010 IN MEMORY OF . . . Shawano County 4-H lost four good friends recently. Our memories of these fine individuals will go on, but these fine persons will definitely be missed by friends, family and Shawano County 4-H. Mary Bjelland of Shawano served as a 4-H Leader in Shawano County for 18 years, from 1992 through 2009. She was a project leader in Foods and Nutrition each of those years. Mary also served as a Rabbit project leader Cloverbud leader for many years. She did an outstanding job as General Leader of the Brener Youthful Workers 4-H Club from 1997 through 2005, and provided support as a Co-Leader after that. Always kind, patient, soft-spoken and personable, Mary touched the lives of a great many youth and families in the Shawano area. Larry Buss of Tigerton served as a Swine project leader for the Caroline Aces 4-H Club from 1999 through 2009. A good number of youth learned how to feed, care for and show their hogs properly under his direction. Larry loved the county fair and was always there to help with a large smile on his face. Larry provided a great example of sportsmanship to kids and will be missed by all who knew him. Joann Berna was in her second year as a 4-H Photography Leader for the Millennium Stars 4-H Club at the time of her passing. She had always been a very active, supportive parent for her kids with husband Jim prior to and after becoming a 4-H Leader. Always friendly, smiling and willing to help whenever asked, we are certain that Joann’s contributions as a 4-H Leader would have been many had she been given more years to serve. George Babino of Caroline Aces, served as an Activity Leader for 4 years. His physical limitations didn’t hamper the desire he had to help whenever he was able. We offer condolences to the families of these fine individuals and wish to say “Thank You” for their contributions to Shawano County 4-H. We also offer condolences to Sandy Wendorff and family who recently lost their mother. Sandy is a General Leader for the Wolf River 4-H Club and our Assistant Food Stand Manager. Sincerely, Inside this Cloverline… Joe Stellato Super Saturday! - page 2 4-H Youth Development Agent 4-H Experience Details & Registration - page 4 Club Officer Training - page 8 New 4-H Leader Training - page 8 Key Leader Information - page 15 October 1 Youth In Action Scrapbooks due to the UWEX office 3-9 Shawano County and National 4-H Week 4 4-H Executive Board Meeting 12 Key Committee Work night, 7:00pm at the Courthouse 12 Horse Key Committee, 7:00pm, Courthouse, Room A 12 Lawn Display Contest photos are due to the UWEX office 24 Annual “4-H Experience” 29 & 30th Spooky Fun at Tigerton and Pella! – see page 7 for details November 6 Cat & Dog Vaccination Clinic, Belle Plaine Town Hall, 9:00am to Noon 6 & 13 Snowmobile Safety Class, must pre-register. See page 11 for details 7 Horse Banquet, Amico’s in Shawano, 4:00pm 7 Daylight Saving Time Begins, Fall Back One Hour! 8 4-H Resumes & Portfolios due for Award Trip Opportunities 22 Leaders & OYG Meetings, 7:30 at the Courthouse 22 Interviews for Award Trips 25 & 26 Happy Thanksgiving, Courthouse closed 30 Deadline to cash Fair checks December 4 & 11 Snowmobile Safety Class, must pre-register. See page 11 for details 15 All 4-H, FFA & Leader re-enrollments due to UW-Extension Office 15 Teen Leader Award Apps due to UW-Extension office 24 Courthouse closes at noon in observance of Christmas Eve 25 Courthouse closed in observance of Christmas Day PLANNING COMMITTEE AND INSTRUCTORS NEEDED ! Because our 4-H Super Saturday events have been so popular, we’d like to offer this program again on January 22, 2011. To do this, we’ll need a planning committee and volunteer instructors to teach sessions! Please talk to persons you know that have a special talent that can be shared with youth and/or adults, and ask them if they’d like to teach a one or two-hour session at Super Saturday. Most of our older 4-H members also have skills developed through 4-H project work that can be shared with younger kids, so please consider teaching a session! Anyone wishing to serve on the planning committee should contact Joe at the UWEX Office at 715-526-6136 or email@example.com. One or two planning meetings should be all we need, so the time commitment won’t be huge! Persons willing to serve as Instructors for our 2011 Super Saturday event should contact Joe or Terri by Friday, November 12. Our 4-H Livestock Judging Teams! Jr Team won second place at the NE District judging contest held at Area Animal Science Day at Door County. Jr Livestock Judging Team members included: Adam Kramer, Clint Dallas, Elizabeth Esch and Emma Esch. Sr. Team took third place! Members are: Brandon Ramirez, Jed Dallas, Aly Dallas and Here‟s a big “Thank You!” to Sara Esch. Special thanks goes to coaches all the great volunteers who Brad & Lindsay Johnson of CRI/Genex for helped with the county fair set- teaching our youth the fine points of Livestock up day, helped during the fair Judging! and helped on the county fair clean-up day! We couldn‟t have had a fair without your generous help! We hope that you had fun, had time to visit Area Animal Science Day with your friends and neighbors and will consider Poster Winners: helping out again in the coming year! Amy Gretzinger and Rachel Joe Stellato Beilfuss – Sr Division; Garrett Borley and Tatelyn Ferguson – Junior Division; Sarah Hohn, Noah Schmidt and Danny Damveld in the Beginner Division. Fair Superintendents, Clerks, Bldg Supervisors, Youth Helpers, Parents and Leaders who helped make the Shawano County Fair a success. Members Attending the Robotics Extravaganza: Rory Sarenich, Evan Siahaan, Brock Robaidek, and Rachel Beversdorf. Marilyn Ebert and Sandy Wendorff for managing the 4-H Food Stand and all the volunteers who worked in the food stand to make Megan Klemp and Jenifer Krull represented a success of this fundraiser. Shawano County at the State Dog Show. They both received first in their classes. They thank Terri and Diane at Complete Canine Care for Volunteers who helped evaluate Shawano their training. County record books at the Courthouse. Kathy Westfahl and JoAnn Of Interest to All … Fehrman for assisting with record book evaluation at Outagamie County. * Re-enrollment Time * If you wish to transfer to a different club… when you receive your re-enrollment form, Eileen Lamm as chaperone for state fair, with fill it out just the same as before, then simply Brandon Ramirez and Bridgett Roffers exhibiting change the club name to the club you wish goats. to become a member of. Make sure both the old and new club leaders know of your decision. Your form should then be turned All FFA and 4-H Clubs that in to your new club leader. helped at Brunch on the Farm. The Brunch Committee truly appreciates your assistance. 4-H – The Power of YOUth 4-H Experience – Oct. 24 At Bonduel High School 4-Hers throughout the United States will be celebrating 4-H Week, October 3-9 and Shawano 12:00 pm - Chicken and BBQ Ribs County 4-Hers will be joining in the celebration. ($5 per person, 5 & under free) 1:00pm – Formal program begins All members, leaders and their families are invited to attend our annual 4-H Experience. This is the time we recognize the efforts of members for their record books, the years of dedicated service of our volunteers and present other prestigious awards to both members and leaders. You‟ll also hear brief 4-H Clubs can promote 4-H in their own areas and presentations from participants attending across the entire county. Parades, window or yard American Spirit, State 4-H Conference & displays, setting up a display at school open houses Space Camp. are just a few ideas. Share with others the many opportunities that await - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - individuals who become involved in 4-H. Handouts and brochures are available from the UW-Extension Office. If you want help or have “4-H Experience” Registration questions, contact the UW-Extension Office at 526- 6136. Please note that we do have a portable 4-H display that clubs can borrow for use at school open Name_________________________________ houses and other events. Club__________________________ Phone #_______________________ Fairest of the Fair Number attending _____ x $5.00 Girls, are you interested in a great program! Check out the Fairest of the Fair program. You Amount Included _____________ will have an outstanding mentor in Amber Swenor. Win or not, you will gain valuable life experiences. Please call Amber at 715-853-9555 Make check payable to: for more details. Shawano Co. 4-H Leaders, Inc. Mail to: UW-Extension Office, Rm 101, Courthouse, 311 N. Main Street, Shawano WI 54166 Daylight-Saving Time by October 15th Ends on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00am. Leaders Honored at 4-H Experience 10 Year Leaders Diane Peterson Maple Grove The 4-H Experience will be held on Sunday, October Roger Kuczer Maple Grove 24. Pins and certificates will be awarded to leaders Geri Kuczer Maple Grove with 5 year increments of leadership. This year the Dana Dallmann Seneca Stingers following leaders will be honored: Gary Spiegel Pella Eagles Chris Spiegel Pella Eagles Mary Pockat Caroline Aces 35 Year Leaders Jennifer Krueger Key Committee Joel Buettner Wolf River Betty Kort Key Committee 5 Year Leaders Gary Aprill Maple Grove 30 Year Leaders Tracie Brede Landstad Sandy Wendorff Wolf River Sharilyn Cackovic Maple View Jets Doug Clark Belle Plaine 25 Year Leaders Sarah Magee Brener Terry Bruno Key Committee Mark McClone Millennium Stars Donald Krueger Caroline Aces Wanda Minniecheske Tiger Tribe Jim Leuenberger Key Committee Terri Pedersen Bit „n Bridle Kathy Moericke Key Committee Stephanie Peterman Maple Grove Judy Tomashek Waukechon Wildcats Elaine Rusch Town Line Diana Whealon Key Committee Nicolle Wussow Bonduel 20 Year Leaders Joe Mraz Pella Eagles Cynthia Engel Bonduel Attention: All Leaders Dan Zernicke Landstad Mary Zahn Key Committee All 4-H leaders need to fill out a “4-H Donna Watermolen Country Korner Enrollment” form AND a “Volunteer David Watermolen Country Korner Behavior Expectation” form every year in Veronica Campbell Key Committee order to retain active 4-H Leader status in the Joan Block Key Committee computer system. It also allows you to continue to receive the Cloverline, get Pins and certificates will be awarded to the following leaders accurate recognition for years of service, and at their Club‟s Achievement Programs. receive a fair pass. Plus, the state 4-H program requires we get this form signed 15 Year Leaders annually and repeat background checks Carrie Sievert Zachow (automatically done by the UWEX office Tom Kramer Brener every four years). Wendy Nooyen Key Committee Becky Moore Maple Grove Club project/activity and general leaders, Mike Moore Maple Grove these forms will be available from general Jolene Allen Country Korner leaders with enrollment forms due by December 15th. Sign these at your clubs 10 Year Leaders October or November monthly meeting. Kathy Conto County Line Pat Brusky Key Committee Key Committee leaders, you will need to Paul Parrott Cecil Golden Wheels make sure you fill these out at a key Jennifer Parrott Cecil Golden Wheels committee meeting this fall or stop in the Crystal Strasse Caroline Aces office to get one. Lori List Pella Eagles Statewide 4-H Arts Workshop! 2010 Penny War Result $ Raised Both adults and 4-H youth grades 9-13 Angelica + $16.63 25.63 are invited to participate. Belle Plaine + $70.67 201.27 Bit „n Bridle + .12 cents 3.42 Participants will select one track of your choice Bonduel + $1.98 10.28 to go “in depth” for the entire weekend. Just a Bowler + $11.47 19.07 few tracks to choose from are: culinary arts, Brener + $14.99 25.19 clowning, fiber art, Tae Kwon Do, wax Caroline Aces + $10.78 26.68 painting and much more. Cecil Golden Wheels + $2.94 3.44 Country Korner + $2.01 6.41 January 21st and 22nd County Line - $6.77 20.93 4H Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells Landstad - $1.26 1.44 Cost is $35 with registration due December 3rd Lonesome Pine - .33 cents 3.47 Maple Grove + $37.95 54.25 Maple View Jets - .74 cents 1.16 Auditions for the 4-H Showcase Singers will be Millennium Stars + $37.00 46.30 conducted at 3:00pm on Sunday. Get a group of Pella Eagels + $41.48 67.38 youth and adults together from your county for a Seneca Stingers - $1.07 9.43 weekend of fabulous 4-H ARTS FUN! A brochure Tiger Tribe + $10.40 56.60 and the registration form are found at Tilleda Timberwolves + $30.29 35.49 www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/artsleadership.cfm Town & Country + $20.11 24.21 Town Line + .09 cents .29 Tres Rios + $16.87 22.47 Don & Bernice Schoedel Waukechon + $10.11 18.91 Shawano County Endowment Fund Wolf River + $2.68 12.78 Zachow - $10.51 26.89 Each year the interest earned on the Don and $723.39 Bernice Schoedel/ Shawano County 4-H Endowment Fund is awarded to deserving 4-H Note: Pennies and paper money were “positive” programs. Approximately $1000 is expected to be money. Any nickels, dimes and quarters were “negative” money. So even though your club earned by the endowment fund this year. A request may have had $22 in bills and $2.35 in pennies form to apply for these funds is available at the (total $24.35), because there was $31.25 in UW-Extension office. Requests must be submitted silver coin, your “score” could be negative $6.90 by October 26th. Remember: The goal here was to raise money. There were no losers! But winning the traveling The Endowment Fund Committee will meet in Penny trophy & ice cream cake is Belle Plaine! November to decide on financial awards. Monies earned will be donated to the Don & Bernice Schoedel/Shawano County 4-H Endowment Fund. These monies are invested with the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and interest Cat & Dog Vaccination Clinic income is then used in the “furtherance of 4-H Club work in Shawano County”. Saturday, November 6th, 9:00 a.m. to Noon Thank you all for your support and hope Belle Plaine Town Hall everyone had fun with this war game! Special Thanks to Katie Westfahl and her class at Sponsored by Belle Plaine 4-H Club and We Care Franklin Middle School in Green Bay for Animal Hospital. Discounted prices apply. For calculating our money. The 6th – 8th graders in details call Judy at 526-6241. her cognitively disabled class had a blast with all that cash counting! Get Spooked At Keep Your Yellow ID Card All continuing 4-H adult volunteers are Pella’s OLD MILL Haunted Park reminded to keep their yellow certification GREAT Family Fun for All Ages card from participation in the Youth Protection Program. This is a permanent ID Friday October 29th and card that all WI adult volunteers have. Saturday October 30th 6:30pm - 9:30pm Spooks, Tricks and Treats Does Your Club Have “Friends”? If a person, organization or business has Hosted by Pella Eagles 4-H made an important contribution to your club, Free will offering to defray costs. either in goods, time or money, we have certificates available to recognize them. Stop by the UW-Extension office and pick some up. Halloween Haunted Maze! Community Service Grants Available Held at the Morris Town Hall, Cty Hwy J, Tigerton 4-H clubs are encouraged to apply Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30st for one of the Land O‟ Lakes 6:00pm to 10:00pm both nights Community Service Grants. Check out their website @ www.foundation.landolakes.com Cost is $2.00 each or 3 persons for $5.00 Sponsored by the Tiger Tribe 4-H Club See U there! Unpaid Bills A few clubs still owe the Leaders, Inc. for literature and misc. charges for the past year. Please pay your bills by Nov. 1, so the 4-H Adult and Youth Leaders financial statements can be completed. Clubs that have not paid are: Tres Rios & Zachow. Community Involvement Awards The Awards Program for all clubs with scrapbooks in June Dairy Month and Youth In Action will be at the “4-H Experience” on October 24. Aerospace-Rocketry Announcement Clubs in Shawano County are actively pursuing If you would like to be a youth or adult community service projects. If your club hasn't leader in this project, and would like to learn done a scrapbook in the past, think about putting more about how to get involved on the something together for next year, and get some county level, please attend Key Committee recognition for your involvement in the Worknight, October 12th. The current community. leadership - Lori List, Ann Steffen and Al Erb - could use more help and would like your input. Invite Speakers to Local Club Training for 4-H Club Officers Achievement Program Club Officer Training Part of your Club Achievement Program could All new 4-H Club Officers should mark Super focus around a presentation from one of the Saturday, January 22nd on their calendars! Shawano county trip/award delegates. Part of their This will be the annual 4-H Club Officer scholarship responsibility is to remain available for Training. If you‟ve just been elected to a new one year as a promotional speaker. officer position, here‟s your chance to learn how to do the job right! Look for registration CWF (Citizenship –Washington Focus) information in the December Cloverline. Your name could be here! American Spirit: Training for New 4-H Leaders Tyler Cina, Bonduel (715) 758-2299 Laura Aprill, Maple Grove (920) 833-2912 ALL FIRST YEAR 4-H LEADERS should Erin Stiede, Maple Grove (920) 822-5206 plan to attend the January 25 session to complete their required Youth Protection State Conference: Training and Volunteer Orientation. We will Kaitlin Fuhrman, Tiger Tribe (715) 535-2525 meet in the County Board Room, 2nd floor of Rachel Utke, Belle Plaine (715) 526-9261 the courthouse, 7:00 - 9:00pm. ALL first year Jenna Schauer, Belle Plaine (715) 524-2856 adults wishing to serve as volunteers (club Aubrey Netzel, Belle Plaine (715) 823-2798 general leaders, project and activity leaders, Lindsay Anderson, Town & Country coaches, etc.) are required to attend a two- (715) 787-4408 hour orientation/training, sign a list of volunteer behavior guidelines and authorize a Space Camp: confidential records check through the Casey Clark, Belle Plaine (715) 524-2860 Department of Justice. Attendance at this training will meet this requirement! Please contact the Extension Office to let us know you will be coming so that we can have a Fall Youth Leadership Conference packet of materials prepared for you. Cost of November 20, Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells the records check is $7, and will be paid for by the volunteer at this training session (policy Grab Hold of the Reins, Get Roped into 4-H! set by Shawano County 4-H Leaders, Inc.). This conference is open to 4-H Youth in 7th grade and older from across the state. There are many It is unfortunate that there are some exciting leadership sessions you have to choose from individuals who are not always supportive of and then enjoy the indoor water park with your new young people. Their actions can scar young friends! The cost is only $47 and your parent may people for life. The Youth Protection Program attend the conference for only $25 (which covers is being implemented lunch but not a water park pass). to protect every child who is involved with Make this a family outing.… your whole family can 4-H and to make a enjoy an overnight experience at Chula Vista. There solid effort in training is a block of rooms listed under “Southern District volunteers so a safe 4-H Program for the 19th or 20th. Registration environment is information is available at maintained. www.uwex.edu/ces/cty/rock/4h/documents/09flyer- 3.pdf or at the UWEX office. National 4-H Congress Youth News and Happenings Nov. 25-29, Atlanta, GA Delegates participate in self-development seminars, tours, and a service project, while 4-H Travel and Award Opportunities exchanging ideas with youth from across the nation. Older teens – think about applying for some -Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of Jan. 1, 2011 special trips and awards for next year! Not sure -Estimated cost $1000 (members pay only 35% what trips we‟re talking about? Read past this or approximately $325). article to learn more. The Shawano County 4-H Resume and Portfolio forms are available from the UW-Extension Office. ALL trips and National 4-H Conference awards below have the same deadline. This April 2-7, Washington D.C. deadline is November 8. Be sure to call Joe or Six youth are selected from WI to attend this Terri if you need more information about any of working conference held at the National 4-H these opportunities. Center. Each participant selects an issue and works After completing a resume and portfolio (the first with other youth from across year is the most intimidating, after that you can the country to develop plans simply update and improve the previous year‟s), to help direct future 4-H you will be asked to come for an interview on the programming. evening of Nov. 22, the same night as the OYG -Grades 10-12, max. age 18 as of 1-1-2011 meeting. Those with conflicts can re-schedule. -one delegate selected from county must go These interviews are meant to be a learning through final selection at state level experience. Why not apply to participate in one -Estimated cost $1100 (members pay only 25% of these FUN opportunities next year? or approximately $350). Wisconsin 4-H Youth Conference WI 4-H Key Award June 27 -30, Madison WI This is the highest state 4-H Award earned by Over 500 youth attend this educational event in members who have shown consistent growth in Madison each summer. Participants take part in their 4-H involvement, developed and applied educational seminars, field trips and assemblies their leadership skills, and actively participated in and meet 4-H‟ers from across Wisconsin. There their 4-H club and community. are also dances, movies, volleyball and other -Grades 11-13 recreational activities each night. You are encouraged to take what you learn and share it with others in your club, community, and county. 4-H American Spirit -Grades 7-10 June 16th – 23rd -Estimated cost $225 (members pay only 35% or Delegates travel for 9 days exploring America‟s roughly $80. Call Joe for more information.) heritage. Key stops are in Valley Forge, Philadelphia, New York, Plymouth Rock and Boston. Citizenship Washington Focus -Grade 9 June or July, Washington D.C. -Estimated cost $950 (member This weeklong event focuses on educating you pays 35% or approximately about our nation‟s government and citizenship $330). while visiting many sites of interest in our nation‟s capitol. -Grades 10-12, minimum age 15 at travel time -Estimated cost $1100 (members pay only 25% or approximately $275). US Space Camp More Educational Trips Delegates participate in hands-on mock space missions and other activities in this NASA Listed below are little known but highly program while exchanging ideas with youth educational trips that are available. Each has a from across WI. Youth travel to Huntsville, website to visit for more info or contact Joe or Alabama, tentatively set for April 14-18. $500 Terri at the UWEX office. approximate cost. For more information visit: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/spacecamp/ index.cfm . National 4-H Dairy Conference Qualifications: About 200 4-H dairy project members around In 6th-8th grade at the time of the trip, max the US and Canada congregate in Madison for age 15 at travel time this conference held in conjunction with World Carry county approval through time of trip Dairy Expo. Participants learn about Executive Board will review application for production, processing, marketing and use of approval and assistance with travel cost. In dairy products, and develop a broader return, delegate and parent/guardian must work understanding of careers available in dairy one shift at the Flea Market Food Stand with production, biotechnology, genetics, marketing Leaders Inc. or an OYG fundraiser. and other selected areas. The conference consists of participatory workshops on the UW campus, speakers, tours and visiting the World Dairy Expo. The total cost is approx. $275. Winter Leadership Camp 2011 dates are September 25th - 29th . Attention 4-H members, grades 6-8! Don't miss a Qualifications: great opportunity to participate in a weekend of In 10th-12th grade at the time of the trip, leadership skill development and fun! From max age 18 as of Jan. 1, 2010 teambuilding and communication to goal-setting, Have outstanding dairy accomplishment there will be something for everyone! Mark your records calendars now for a terrific time of learning and fun. This year's Eastern District 4-H Winter Carry county approval through time of the Leadership Camp will be held February 4-6 at trip Camp TaPaWingo near Mishicot. Cost is $70 (4- May not exhibit animals at WDO or H Leaders will cover 50%). Carpooling will participate in the National 4-H Dairy Cattle likely be available. judging contest while at this conference. Youth in grades 6-8 from throughout NE More information can be found at: Wisconsin will come together at 4-H Winter http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/events/dairyconf Leadership camp to work on improving their /index.cfm . leadership skills. Through hands-on, interactive workshops, participants will focus on teamwork, communication, decision-making, planning and evaluating. In addition to attending leadership sessions, youth will participate in a variety of recreational activities including, sledding, snowshoeing and hiking! Please contact the UW-Extension Office for the one page application, if you're interested in attending. Applications are due by November 8th. Depending on the number of applicants, there may be an interview November 22. National 4-H Week, October 3-9 Snowmobile Top 10 Community Activity Ideas Safety Certification I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking… Open the doors for others to learn about 4-H: Reserve the following dates for this year‟s Hold an open house where 4-H members, Snowmobile Safety Certification Program. volunteers, and community leaders all speak Participants must be between 12 & 16 years of about the importance of 4-H. Send invitations to age. No 10 yr olds allowed, 11 year olds may both youth and adults throughout the community participate, if their birthday falls in the current to attend. snow season (before March 1st). Cost is $10.00 Teach or host a community service activity. Exhibit talents and experiences gained in 4-H: First Session Set up an exhibit at a local library, school, or Saturdays, Nov 6th and 13th , 8:30 – Noon other community center where 4-H members can (Must attend both days – all hours.) showcase the learning experiences they have gained through 4-H. Feature top projects at future events or in the local newspaper. Second Session Saturdays, Dec. 4th and 11th , 8:30 – Noon I pledge my HEART to greater loyalty… (Must attend both days – all hours.) Recognize 4-H members: Honor 4-H members for their commitment to the 4-H program. Invite Class held at the Shawano Community High community leaders to attend. School in the Library. Connect others with the larger 4-H community. Invite other youth development organizations, * Pre-registration is required school officials, legislators, and community * Class size limited leaders as well as young people, to be a part of * 1st come - 1st served basis the discussion. Thank those who make 4-H happen. Thank 4-H To register, contact the UWEX Office at 715- volunteers in your community with a recognition 526-6136 between 8:00am & 4:30pm. event. Highlight the top volunteers in a future Instructor will be Troy Beyer. publication showing them in action with 4-H youth. I pledge my HANDS to larger service… Timely Humor… Give young people the opportunity to show their compassion for others. Host a craft party at a 4-H What did the Loch Ness Monster say to his meeting where young people make items for friend? Long time no sea. senior citizens, children at a local hospital, or other in need. How can you tell when witches are carrying a time bomb? You can hear their brooms tick. Help the community. Plan a community-wide service project. That boy is so dirty, the only time he washes his ears is when he eats watermelon. I pledge my HEALTH to better living… Educate others about healthy lifestyles. Allow Why did the man put a clock under his desk? 4-H members to lead the event and teach other He wanted to work overtime. young people about healthy lifestyles. Have young people showcase their healthy Why shouldn't you tell secrets when a clock is lifestyles knowledge. Host a healthy lifestyles around? Because time will tell. poster, essay or speech contest in your 4-H club. Youth Honey Bee Poster Contest Natural Resources and “It‟s A Bee-utiful World With Bee‟s” theme for Environmental Education the Wisconsin Honey Producers Association upcoming honey bee poster contest. There will be a 4-H Shooting Sports Certification There will be four age divisions in the contest: Workshop held on October 15th & 16th at the 2nd grade and under, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th Rod and Gun Club in EauClaire, Wisconsin. grade, and 9th through 12th grade. Prizes Required as a Shooting Sports hands-on leader. for each age group include $25 for first This workshop is open to adults to become place, $15 for second, and $10 for third. certified in: Archery, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Muzzleloader or Coordinator. Youth interested in competing in the contest should design an 11x14-inch poster made of Participants must attend both days with a cost of poster board, and include their name, address, $70. Registration deadline is October 1st by age, grade and school on the back of the poster. calling Doug Thompson at 920-391-4657 (Mon The deadline for entries is October 25th. – Wed, 8am to 4pm or 920-845-1342 evenings. Mail entries to Sharon Pufahl, W6432 County Highway O, Mauston WI 53948. For more For more information and a registration form, information call, 608-847-4407. visit the 4-H Shooting Sports website at: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/onlinpro/shooting/i ndex.cfm Animal Sciences Key Committee Worknight for Shooting Sports has been set for Thursday, 4-H Dairy October 21st, 7:00pm at the Courthouse. This Quiz Bowl Team meeting is for current and potential Key Committee Members to evaluate the current year Dairy Quiz Bowl is a fun way to learn about and set goals and schedules for next year. the dairy industry and test your knowledge! Dairy Quiz Bowl is like the “Jeopardy” TV game show, where contestants are asked questions about any and all aspects of the dairy Trapper Ed Class Being Offered industry! Teams are awarded points for answering questions correctly. There is a State All trappers are required to pass a Trapper 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest that our Education class before they can obtain a trapping Shawano County teams participate in…… license in the state. This class is open to anyone usually held at the end of January or early in over 10 years old. Must register in advance by February. Practice will begin in November. If calling your instructors: Dan at 920-737-2826 or you‟d like to participate in Dairy Quiz Bowl, Nicke at 920-609-2825. Space is limited. contact coach Nicolle Wussow at 715-745- 6236 or send email to Date: October 23rd and 24th firstname.lastname@example.org Place: Pella Town Hall Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm Cost: $12.00 Livestock Key Committee Meeting is scheduled for October 12th. Please attend to Lunch is provided. A DNR customer ID number evaluate this year‟s fair and make plans for is required by calling 1-888-936-7463. another great year for our livestock members. Horse Banquet Dear Members, Advisors & Superintendents Open to ALL Horse project members, to be held On behave of the Fair Board, I would like to Thank everyone November 7th at Amico‟s in Shawano beginning for your involvement in this years Shawano County Fair. The at 4:00pm. Details to follow in a postcard later projects in the 4-H building showed the hours of work everyone this month. put in and the animals looked in prime shape. That is a tribute to each and everyone who entered the fair. Horse Partner Program The weather and the muddy parking lots may have been a challenge but that didn't take away everyone's enthusiasm to The Horse Partner program is established by the put on a great fair. Thanks to everyone for your patience in 4-H Horse Key Committee to encourage project members to spend time working with their horse, getting in and out of the parking lots. improving their riding skills, their animal‟s I also want to thank those who helped with the set-up and to abilities and communication with their animal. those who helped with the clean-up. However, the clean-up crew Medals are awarded at the Shawano County Fair was rather small. A few more hands next year would be greatly and are based on the number of hours spent appreciated. working with your animal. A bronze medal is We have an outstanding fair thanks to you and we want to awarded for 100 hours, silver medal for 200 continue to improve with your help. Encourage others to join hours and gold for 300 or more hours of time your clubs, share with them your enthusiasm. Build on those spent with your horse. Examples of activities that friendships for many of them will last a lifetime! qualify for hours include things like grooming, showing time, trail riding, lessons, practices Remember, the Shawano County Fair is your Fair, help keep it clinics with your horse, etc. Examples of what is strong. not included are time cleaning stalls, doing Have a great school year. chores, cleaning equipment, etc. (all related to the Sincerely, project, but not involving the actual animal). Dale Hodkiewicz, President Fair Board The program year runs from September thru August. You can keep track of your hours and the type of activity in any way that is convenient for Ag Truths Not Tails Conference you. Many project members place a calendar in the barn and record their hours and the activity on Mark your calendar for this engaging youth it. Total the hours at the end of the year and conference on January 28-29 at Upham Woods. submit them at the fair. Start recording and Friday night stay is optional. This is for youth receive recognition for the work that you do. ages 13 to one year post high school in the You may surprise yourself. project areas of Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep and Goats. This is a great opportunity to learn and practice skills to become the next generation of communicators for Wisconsin‟s Livestock & Feather and Fur Fall Swap Dairy Industry. Bring a team of youth and parents to these interactive, networking sessions that will Sponsored by the Northern Poultry-Pigeon- focus on Animal Welfare from leaders in the Rabbit Club. Held on Saturday, October 9, at Industry. Speakers from UW-Extension, Validus, the Peshtigo Feed Mill in Peshtigo World Dairy Expo, National Pork Board and Free Admission! Buy – Sell – Trade others will lead your experience. This is great opportunity for county educational credits. For For more information, call Chris or Sheryl at more information visit the conference website at 715-587-0249 or Sandi at 715-735-7120. http://fyi.uwex.edu/agtruthsnottails/ Contact Reminder: Must comply with all state and local Bernie O‟Rourke, UW Extension Youth rules and regulations re: transportation and sale. Livestock Specialist with questions 608-263- 4304 or email@example.com Shawano County Fair Family, Home and Health Fair Award Recipients – Family Living (Child Dev., Clothing, Knitting Send Thank You Notes! & Crocheting, Home Environment) will have their Key Committee Worknight on October If you received a plaque this year at the fair 21st, 7:00pm at the Courthouse. please take a moment to let the Award Sponsor know what this means to you. I hear from many sponsors that the reason they no longer Patterns wish to sponsor is because they don‟t feel McCalls and Butterick pattern companies have a the member‟s appreciate their selection of patterns available at a price of $1.00 to award as they receive no thank 4-H youth. you note. 4-H members interested in seeing and/or purchasing the patterns needs to visit www.sewcoolinschool.com If you don‟t have a computer, call and we‟ll make arrangements for FAIR CHECKS you to use the one in the office. Enter 200624 when asked for your school code #. To receive your fair premium checks, you must turn in your completed record book to your General Leader (see Fair Premium Book, page * Chaperone Opportunities * 10, #5 of the rules section). They will have your checks after the County 4-H Experience. Adults looking for a unique chance to get away from their “normal routine” and spend some When you receive your check, please cash it quality time with some quality kids, should consider the following opportunities: right away as the Ag Society business year ends. Citizenship Washington Focus bus trips to Must be cashed by November 30. Washington, D.C. = June & July National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia = Nov National 4-H Dairy Conference in Madison =Sept U.S. Space Camp, Huntsville, Alabama = April Recycle Your Fair Ribbons International trips to Australia, Japan, Korea, or Mexico (summer). Do you have some fair ribbons (Jr. Fair or Applicants must be at least 21 years old at time of Open class) that you no longer want? If they trip & certified WI 4-H Leaders. A complete are in good shape, you can recycle them by application must be submitted by March 1 bringing to the UW- Extension office. Let‟s (January or February 1 for international trips). help keep fair costs down! Most trips are for three to seven days but international trips last one month. In addition, chaperones are required to attend both chaperone Animals for the Fair and delegate orientations. Registration & travel expenses are covered; some meals may be at the If you are interested in showing a horse, dairy, chaperone‟s expense. Feel free to call our office or goat at the fair next year, but do not own one for more information and application or visit the of these animals, contact Betty Kort at 715- website 526-5078 to discuss the possibility of using her http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/volunteers/index.cfm animals as a managerial project. County Level Project Key Committees are very important to the Shawano County 4-H Program. “Key” Committees consist of leaders, parents, adults, community resource people and youth leaders interested in similar project or activity areas. These committees plan, implement and evaluate county-wide educational programs and opportunities, give suggestions for exhibits and judges at the county fair...taking an active role in the Shawano County 4-H Program. October 12 has been set aside as “Key” Committee Work night. We‟ll start with a brief orientation, then look at roles of committees, what resources are available and what direction their program may follow, evaluating and planning for various project educational workshops, suggesting judges and exhibit selections for county fair. At this time, UW-Extension Agents and the 4-H Program Assistant will be available to meet with various committees in an advisory role. The following Key Committees will meet from 7:00 - 9:00pm on October 12th: Cat Goat (Dairy & Meat) Photography Cloverbuds Horse & Pony Plant & Soil Sciences Dairy Livestock Poultry/Rabbits Dog Mechanical Sciences Visual Arts Environmental Ed. (Aerospace, Electricity, Pets & Vet Science Woodworking & Scale Models) Other Key Committee opportunities: Promotion & Expansion; Travel; Theatre & Communication Arts; Adventures in Dairyland; Record Books, Awards & Achievement; Schoedel/Endowment Fund; Camp; and Softball. These will not meet at this time. Simply enter it on your enrollment form. ALL Key Committees will be asked to select chair people and recorders and submit a "Plan of Action" and budget requests at the end of their meeting - this information will be compiled into a Key Committee Reference Guide & Calendar and distributed at the January 4-H Leaders, Inc. meeting. Anyone who wishes to get involved with any of the project areas or activities listed above should plan to attend Key Committee Worknight! This is the first step in planning project meetings, activities and improving the fair for next year. All interested adult leaders, older 4-H members and parents are invited to participate on Key Committees. If you‟d like to help improve the County 4-H program, this is your opportunity. If you are interested in only serving on a county key committee and are not involved with an individual club, make sure you fill out an Enrollment Form and a Volunteer Expectation Form. These will be at either Key Committee Worknight or you can contact the UWEX office. These forms must be completed and in our office each year for you to be considered a 4-H Leader.
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