September 2017 Big Stone County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Big Stone County 4-H website this month!
Annual Achievement Breakfast Set

The annual 4-H Achievement Breakfast has been set for Saturday, October 7th at the Clinton Memorial Building.



2017 Fall Leader Training

The 2017 Fall Leader Training will be held in LqP County on Sunday, October 29th.



2017-2018 4-H Federation Officers Elected

The 2017-2018 4-H Federation officers where elected during the August 21st 4-H Federation meeting.



4-Hers headed to Minnesota 4-H State Shoot!

Big Stone County 4-Hers will be competing in numerous events at the Minnesota 4-H State Shoot September 8th-10th in Fairmont, MN.



Aquatic Robotics/AIS Team showcase work with Google Expedition

The Aquatic Robotics/ AIS team has been busy throughout the summer with numerous activities throughout Big Stone County and the state.

4-Hers attended Regional Camp

Youth from Big Stone County attended Regional camp in Morris on June 20th-22nd.



4-Hers make the "Great Escape"!

A group of 4-Hers had a fun filled day out of the county in Watertown, South Dakota.



Kids enjoy the Great Outdoors!

A Kids in the Outdoors Camp was held on July 19th.



More 4-H news this month
Youth in Grades 9+ are encouraged to apply to be a youth committee member for a State Fair show. Applications are available online - due by September 15th.
 
Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages members to help new youth and families get connected. In 4-H, youth build the skills they need to lead. Who can you share 4-H with this month?
 
Consider nominating an outstanding volunteer for a 2018 4-H Salute to Excellence Award. This National 4-H recognition award honors volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. All nomination materials are due by Sept. 15.
 
Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 15, 2017 for 2018 National 4-H Conference roundtable facilitators. The 2018 National 4-H Conference which will be held in Washington, D.C. April 7-12, 2018. All college students with a desire to participate in this leadership experience are encouraged to apply!
 
Beginning this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years! Watch for a message from your regional office in early September about next steps. Re-enrollment for the next term will take place Sept. 16 - Oct. 31.
 
The Minnesota 4-H Shooting Sports & Wildlife program development committee invites adults and youth (9th grade and older) to attend a leader certification training Oct. 7 - 8 in Alexandria. Be prepared for the new 4-H year with trained volunteers - register by Sept. 22!
 
Minnesota 4-H youth are encouraged to apply by Nov. 10 for the National 4-H Conference to be held in Washington D.C. April 7 - 12, 2018. You must be 15 years old by Jan. 1 and not older than 19 by June 1 (in the year of conference attendance).
 
Minnesota 4-H youth interested in joining thousands of young people from across the United States at next summer's CWF in Washington D.C. should plan ahead. Pre-application materials will be online Jan. 23, 2018 - mark your calendars so you don't forget!

Calendar

Check out all of the upcoming events in Big Stone County on our website.  The events are in chronological order and can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the web page.


Suzanne Souza | 4-H Program Coordinator | 320-839-6380 | souza004@umn.edu | http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/big-stone/

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