Friday, February 21, 2020
Volume 1 Issue 8
Friday 4-H Nugget
Dear 4-H Community,

A buzz of activity is happening! 4-H Camp is getting ready to open up, Mini 4-H welcome event this next week and lots of club meetings.

Our Expansion and Review committee asked us to put out a survey to get your opinions on getting more youth in 4-H. If you didn't fill it out last time please take a moment to do so here: Survey Link

Don't forget to refer to the Elkhart County Handbook if you have any questions as you start working on projects. Also be sure to reach out to your club leaders and the Extension Office.

Regards,

Robert Kelly & Sthele Greybar
Extension Educators
4-H Camp
4-H’ers in grades 3-6 are invited to attend 4-H Camp! 4-H Camp takes place from Tuesday, June 9 th to Thursday, June 11 th at Camp Amigo. Bus transportation will be available. The trip costs $50 per child. Registration will be available exclusively on 4HOnline beginning on Tuesday, February 25 th . The theme this year will be “4-H Camp Survivor”.  
Performing Arts Contest
Do you play an instrument? Sing? Dance? Perhaps you like to do demonstrations or speak in public? Well then, the Elkhart County 4-H Performing Arts Contest is for you! Demonstrations & Public Speaking will take place on Wednesday, April 29. Performances will take place Thursday, April 30. Both night will be at the Umble Center at Goshen College. Registration begins at 5:30pm. The contests will begin at 6:30pm. Last year, we had over 20 acts participate! If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, let Sthele know. 

Geranium and Flower Sales
The annual 4-H Club Corporation Fundraiser is officially underway and we need your help. Did you know that for for every flower sold your club gets $0.25 back? The funds also help cover expenses such as club manuals, trips and many other items? Below you will find forms that will be helpful for 4-H members and club leaders.


Livestock Project Updates
Our Beef club will be having its last tagging/ID day of the year on February 22 at the Shipheawana Sale barn. If you didn't attend the December one, be sure to attend this one. Also if you plan on showing a Dairy Beef Steer (2 year old) at state fair you need to have it tagged and entered into 4HOnline by April 1.

YQCA classes are underway. Be sure to sign up before they fill up. There are two ways to complete this required training; in
person or online. Register today at: YQCA Website
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Mini 4-H Welcome Event
The Mini 4-H Welcome Event will be held on Monday, February 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elkhart County Community Center Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen. All Elkhart County Kindergarteners, first and second graders, and their parents are invited to attend! At the Mini 4-H Welcome Event, Mini 4-H members will learn about the 4-H program, see examples of projects, meet the Mini 4-H leaders, and receive their project manual. 
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