December 2017 LqP County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Lac qui Parle County 4-H website this month!
Enrollment time is now!

Choose your projects and enroll NOW at: http://mn.4honline.com.


Find out more about Volunteer Screening

There are many opportunities for you to be a volunteer - both youth and adults are needed. Please contact MaryAnn Anderson if you are interested in being a volunteer!


Award Winners, have you written your thank you notes?

4-Hers should thank all sponsors to show them appreciation for their support of 4-H.

"Be A Cloverbud!"

ALL youth in Grades K-2 are invited to participate in Cloverbuds starting this fall in Dawson & Madison schools. Watch for flyers to come home from school!

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Upcoming Spectacular Science dates

All youth in Grades 3-6 are invited to participate in Spectacular Science adventures held monthly in Dawson (Tuesdays) & Madison (Thursdays). Flyers will come home from school.

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Attention Poultry Members

There will be an informational meeting let by Bernice Oellien on Monday, December 11th @ 7:15 p.m. at the Extension Office.

Upcoming fun workshops scheduled

Let's start Creating! Watch for flyers with more information and to sign up!

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Join a Project Bowl Team!

It's time to consider joining a General Livestock, Poultry, Horse, or Wildlife project bowl team.

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More 4-H news this month
Cancellations and postponements due to bad weather will be announced on KLQP-92 FM.

Escape to Leadership
Looking for a boost in leadership & problem solving skills? Youth in grades 6-9th are encouraged to sign up for the 2018 Escape to Leadership for January 6th in Morris. Are you up to the challenge?

Have you applied to be a Regional Camp Counselor yet?
Youth in grades 7+ 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.

It's time to register for the SW Winter Project Leader Training!
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 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at SMSU in Marshall.

Watch for information to become a 4-H Summer Intern!
It's time to start thinking about 4-H Summer Internships that will be available in Big Stone, Lac qui Parle, Pope, Stevens and Swift Counties!

Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman shares a story about 12 year old Mela. Because of generous 4-H volunteers, Mela has grown into a confident leader.
 
2018 project bowl information is now available! Form a team and participate in one of the four regional Minnesota 4-H Project Bowls across the state. Check out the website for rules, resources and more to get your team started!
 
High school students pursuing engineering as a post-secondary option - check out this giant list of scholarships, curated by the American Society for Engineering Education.
 
Connecting with new 4-H families is an important part of enrollment. Club and project leaders are reminded that they can use 4HOnline to obtain updated member lists and contact information. User guides and video tutorials are available.
 
The 2018 Southwest Animal Science Challenge will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Wabasso, Minnesota. This event will include horse and livestock project bowl competitions, hands-on skill-a-thon stations, and workshops on a variety of topics. 4-H'ers can attend as a project bowl team, or as an individual.
 
Plan to attend the 2018 Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip to Washington DC!
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. Registration will open Feb. 1, and close when all spaces have been filled, or by Feb. 28, whichever comes first.
 
Order from the Clovermart Winter Sale!
The 2017-18 Clovermart winter sale is still open! We are accepting orders until Jan. 5. Clovermart is the place to find all of your Minnesota 4-H apparel and merchandise for everyone in the family.
 
Register now for the BLU leadership workshops for youth in 6th grade on up! Five BLUs will be held at locations across the state - registration deadlines vary by location. This is a great opportunity to gain leadership skills and meet other youth from the area!
Calendar

Check out all of the  upcoming events in Lac qui Parle County on our website.  The events are in chronological order and can be filtered by subtopic at the top of the web page.
MaryAnn Anderson | 4-H Program Coordinator | 320-598-3325 | ander071@umn.edu | 
http://www.extension.umn.edu/county/lac-qui-parle

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