Friday, April 3, 2020
Volume 1 Issue 12
Friday 4-H Nugget
Dear 4-H Community,

It has been a world of changes that none of us would have ever thought about the last couple of weeks. We can say that we are proud of our 4-H members, volunteers and community for creating new ways of learning and keeping the 4-H program relevant as we follow stay-at-home orders and other guidelines.

On Tuesday evening we launched our first #4HHealthyLiving Challenge - be sure to check out that information below. We are also continuing our "Learning from Home" series as well. They are posted on our new YouTube page.

Our Extension Staff is working hard to plan out the summer and what is happening. Though our office is closed to public entrance, our staff is working. If you need to pick up supplies or materials you can let us know and we will place them in our foyer which is open 24 hours a day.

Be sure to practice social distancing when out in public, but stay connected to your friends and loved ones. Pick up the phone and give them a call, or have a video chat! The Educators will hosting virtual office hours next week, anyone can sign up.

Stay Healthy,

Robert Kelly & Sthele Greybar
Extension Educators
COVID-19 Extension Update
As we know, the situation with COVID-19 has been ever-changing. As of today, we don't have any new updates on Extension events. We are still planning to have events and face-to-face meetings starting May 18, 2020. Stay home, stay healthy and stay planning for the future. For your reference, we have attached the most recent update letter.
Performing Arts Contest
The 4-H Performing Arts Contests will be held digitally this year! All 4-H’ers are encouraged to participate! The registration form has been updated. If you would like to participate you will need to use the updated form.

Please submit this registration form for each act you would like to participate in and be sure to upload your video with it: Registration Form & Video Upload

All videos need to be uploaded by April 22. They will be judged the following week.
Winners will advance to the Area Contest and videos will be used again at that level.
Email sgreybar@purdue.edu if you have questions. Thanks!
Geranium and Flower Sales
We do have a few changes to our Flower sales! They are still happening so please be sure to check with your club leader on how to turn in your orders and collected funds.

All orders from club leaders will need to be turned in by: April 29.

New flower pick up date is: May 6th, so mark your calendar.


Check out our #4HHealthyLiving Challenge that started March 31 and runs till April 10.
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B e sure to visit our YouTube page and check out our Learning from Home series. There are a lot of great resources to use for 4-H club meetings and to just have some fun learning at home!
4-H Livestock and YQCA Update
If you are participating in a livestock project you should have received an email and US mailed letter explaining our new deadlines for Animal ID and YQCA training. The new Animal ID deadline is June 1, 2020 and the YQCA completion deadline is June 15, 2020. This is for the 2020 4-H year only. If you need additional information please contact us at 574.533.0554 and we will be happy to answer your questions.

Updated letters can be found here: 4-H Information
Club Officer Videos
We have compiled officer training matierals into YouTube videos this year. All materials and handouts can be found by clicking on the officer links below. A special thank you to Gavin, Samantha and Grace for helping put these videos together.
Virtual Office Hours
Calling all 4-H members, volunteers and community! The Educators will be holding virtual office hours for you to participate in.

We will be hosting our first on on April 10, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

We will email you instructions on how to join after registration.

"To Make the Best Better"
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