November 2017 Big Stone County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Big Stone County 4-H website this month!
Make plans to attend the November Federation Meeting

The next meeting of the Big Stone County 4-H Federation will be held on November 20th.

Calling all new officers!

A countywide officer training will be held on November 20th.

Wanted: 4-H Ambies!

Are you looking to expand your leadership skills? If so, become an Ambie!

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Fitzners mark 35 years of leadership

Dale and Karen Fitzner were recognized for their years of leadership at Achievement breakfast.

Welcome new 4-H families!

New families have joined area clubs!

National 4-H Week winners announced

Congratulations to our winners during National 4-H Week contests!

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Join us for an exciting 4-H Adult Project Leader Training!

Do you have a passion for a certain 4-H project, but not sure how to share what you know with kids? Then join us for a hands-on project leader training on Saturday, December 2nd at the WCROC in Morris.

It's time to apply to be a Regional 4-H Camp Counselor!

Youth in Grades 7-12 are encouraged to apply to become a 4-H Camp Counselor for the 2018 Regional 4-H Camp scheduled for June 19th-21st in Morris.

More 4-H news this month
An exciting day is being planned for all 4-H screened adult volunteers to network with fellow volunteers while gaining new ideas for working with clubs and youth. It will be held Saturday, February 24th in conjunction with the SW BLU event at SMSU in Marshall.
Message from Dorothy: Volunteering is a gift we give ourselves
During a month we often spend expressing gratitude for good things in our lives, associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman encourages adults to add the gift of volunteering to your list.
Nov. 10 is the deadline for Minnesota 4-H youth to apply 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 in grades 9-13 are invited to strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills at a national level by attending Citizenship Washington Focus in Washington D.C. from June 23-30, 2018. Pre-application materials will be available online Jan. 10, 2018.
Register for a regional youth leadership workshop for youth in grades 6-12 at one of five locations across the state. Activities are planned and facilitated by the Minnesota 4-H State Ambassadors!
Did you miss your favorite Minnesota 4-H styles at the state fair? Are you thinking of holiday gifts for 4-H loving people in your life? Good news - Minnesota 4-H Clovermart is open for a winter sale through Dec. 14.
Re-enrollment for 4-H members and adult volunteers is open. The volunteer re-enrollment period is Sept. 16 - Oct. 31. And remember, starting this fall, 4-H volunteer enrollment will last for three years.
The Extension Committee of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) will select two 4-H club projects that will each receive awards of $500 in recognition for their contributions and service to their communities. The application deadline is Jan. 22.

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 | | big-stone

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