September 2017 LqP County Clover Update
Here's what's new on the Lac qui Parle County 4-H website this month!
Fall Volunteer Training Scheduled

Geared for Adults and 4-H Youth who want to make their club thrive and be appealing to new audiences. WHEN: Sunday - October 29th at 4:00 pm PLACE: Multi-Media Room - County Annex, Madison

Awards and Recognition Banquet

All 4-H families are welcome come to celebrate membership and achievement of LqP 4-H members on Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm in the Multi Media Room.

Ambie Kickoff!

Who: Youth in Grades 7th and above; 
When: Saturday - October 7th at 5:02 pm;  Where: Extension Office, Madison

Club Officer Training

Who: President/Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter
When: Thursday, October 26th, 7:00 PM;  Where: LqP County Media Room

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Thank you to...

...the many people who make LqP 4-H a success!

4-H Volunteers Wanted!

Adults and youth are needed for Projects Unlimited, Building Maintenance, and Foodstand Committees; Afterschool Cloverbuds and Spectacular Science; as well as Project Bowl Coaches or Project Leaders. Please let MaryAnn know your interest in volunteering by November 15th.

Thank you notes are important

It is important to show sponsors you appreciate their donations.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H week is October 1-7. This is a great time to celebrate 4-H and share your enthusiasm for the program.

More 4-H news this month
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.
 
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!
 
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 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://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/lac-qui-parle

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