Friday, January 17, 2020
Volume 1 Issue 6
Friday 4-H Nugget
Dear 4-H Community,

Can you believe that the official 4-H Enrollment period as ended? But is isn't to late if you know a potential 4-H member that wants to sign up. This is a great reminder that all volunteers need to be enrolled and complete their training as well. All Volunteers need to have paperwork and enrollment completed before they start working with the youth for the year.

Please note that if your status says pending in the 4HOnline system that is ok. It will take us a little bit to process all of our enrollments as over 50% of our 4-H members have enrolled in the past two weeks.

We want to extend a great thank you to the clubs, members and volunteers who assisted with our recruitment efforts this year and a special thank you to those who set up displays are our two Discover 4-H Events.


Robert Kelly & Sthele Greybar
Extension Educators
New Hometown Hero Day!
The Elkhart County 4-H Fairboard has developed a new program day at the County fair for the 2020 fair. This is a great way to get your club involved in celebrating our hometown heroes. Check out the letter from the fair office.

Livestock Project Updates
If you are enrolled in a livestock project you will be getting a copy of our livestock update newsletter. It is important that you read over this, as there have been changes to Animal ID. There you will also find the important information on dates and requirements. Be sure to check with your club leaders if you have any questions.
Teens as Teachers Healthy Habits Team
As a member of the Healthy Habits team you will help teach and mentor younger 4-H members on topics related to Health. Applications to join the Teens as Teachers Healthy Habits team are due February 3rd! There will be a mandatory training at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN from February 21-23. We are looking for teams of three people to join. This opportunity is free of cost. Call 574-533-0554 if you are interested!
Indiana State House Trip
Marshall, St. Joseph & Elkhart counties are partnering up to provide an opportunity to visit the Indiana State House in Indianapolis on February 20th. We will watch a live Ag commission session, participate as pages & tour the building. This trip will cost $10 to attend. Please contact Sthele if you would like to reserve a spot!
Bottle Cap Sorting
The Green Committee has scheduled work days to sort caps and lids as part of the fair bench project. The dates for these work days are February 1 and April 25. Both will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Sheep/Swine Arena on the fairgrounds. If you help out the whole time, there will be pizza and snacks! It is a great opportunity for community service! RSVP w/ Jan Robinson at 574-875-6775. Thanks!
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