November 2017 LqP County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Lac qui Parle County 4-H website this month!
Dates to Remember!

All meetings will be held at the County Annex unless otherwise noted.

New LqP County 4-H Leaders Council Officers announced

Officers have been elected for the 2017-2018 4-H year.

Enrollment time is now!

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

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Award winners - remember to write your thank you notes

Make sure to include who, what, where, when and why. Keep your message brief and to the point. If readers need to know more than you can fit here, they can go to the county website to find it.

Club Secretary and Treasurer booklets are available

All club secretary and club treasurers should have a booklet.

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!

Join a Project Bowl Team!

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

Club Dynamics needed for a successful club

Here are some suggestions to help you make your club a success.


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

Take time to report what your clubs are doing to the local media.

Find out what is coming up in Lac qui Parle County during November and December.

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.

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.

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.
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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