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State 4-H Recognition Day
March 29, 2014
Iowa State University Campus
Ames, Iowa

Spring Camp Clean-up Day
April 26, 2014
Iowa 4-H Center
Madrid, Iowa

 Iowa 4-H Youth Conference 
June 24-26, 2014
Iowa State University Campus
Ames, Iowa

State 4-H Council Reunion
June 25, 2014
Milestone Years: 2012-13, 2008-09, 2003-04
Iowa 4-H Youth Conference Banquet
Iowa State University Campus
Ames, Iowa

  Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Recognition 
August 17, 2014
4-H Exhibits Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds
Help Clean-up Camp for the 2014 Season


Help us clean up camp and prepare it for the 2014 camping season! What a perfect opportunity for individuals looking to volunteer their time as well as businesses to take part in a team building work day while getting a little fresh air and sunshine.



Spring is finally here and the 4-H camping season is near. The Iowa 4-H Center is in search of volunteers willing to help provide a little TLC and spruce up its camp. The Iowa 4-H Center, along with hundreds of campers, would be grateful for your help to get things cleaned up and ready for another fun season of summer camping.


Sign up for the 2014 Spring Camp Volunteer day on April 26, 2014. The day will kickoff around 9 AM at the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid, Iowa. Please contact the camp office at 515.795.3338 or email 

to sign up.    
Please leave a message at the camp office with your name, contact information, and if you have any special skills and training (i.e. carpentry, plumbing, electrical,) or a preferred activity that you would like to do. 
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Funding Opportunities for Iowa's Youth
Kris's Korner 
Learn by Doing

Excerpt from from a real letter the Iowa 4-H Foundation sent prospective 4-H donors:

Dear Iowa 4-H'er,

The Iowa 4-H Foundation would like to congratulate you on your achievements in 4-H! We are proud of you and would like to offer an exciting opportunity. Your 2013 4-H Fair exhibit, (insert project name), was selected by the Iowa 4-H Foundation to be represented at the upcoming Iowa 4-H Gala. We are inviting you and selecting a few Iowa 4-H'ers to donate your 4-H exhibit or a similar project to be auctioned off at the 5th annual Iowa 4-H Gala.

What's in it for you?
If you choose to participate, your club or county (as you designate it) will receive half of the funds raised from your donation at the Gala auction. We will split the proceeds 50/50.......


5th Annual Gala Nets $100,000+
Great food, entertainment, auction packages and a wonderful time was had by ALL. The 5th Annual Iowa 4-H Foundation Galas raised a net total of just over $100,000 between the Central Iowa Gala, and the first-ever Eastern Iowa Gala to continue to help "Make the Best Better," for Iowa 4-H. Funds raised will help support the Iowa 4-H program statewide, as well as at the county and club levels.

Several Iowa 4-H youth played a role in helping reach our fundraising total. 26 4-H exhibits were featured between the two auctions, which raised a total of $2,791. Half of the proceeds raised from each exhibit will be returned to the 4-H member's club or county as they have chosen.

Special thanks to ALL of our wonderful sponsors, gracious volunteers, 4-H supporters and partners who helped make the 2014 Gala a huge success.  
C.J.'s 100th Birthday Celebration 
4-H friends and family gathered to celebrate a very special Iowa 4-H Icon's century birthday. C.J. Gauger turned 100 on March 6. The birthday celebration took place on March 8 at Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames, Iowa. Guests enjoyed a delicious cake and punch reception and completed the celebration with a requested sing-a-long of favored Iowa State and 4-H songs.

Safe Room Fund Exceeds $100,000

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has launched a fundraising campaign, Operation: Safe Campers for the Iowa 4-H Center, better known as "camp." Funds from the campaign will go towards building one tornado-safe facilities at the Iowa 4-H Center. Recently, the Iowa 4-H Foundation hosted two Gala events that raised an additional $10,000 to reach the current total of $103,000. Help us reach our goal of $160,000 by April 15 to help keep our campers safe!
Raise Your Hand for 4-H 

HughesNet is pleased to kick-off the Raise Your Hand for 4-H!  campaign in support of 4-H STEM programming.

The U.S. is falling behind and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). HughesNet and 4-H are stepping up to make sure that young people are introduced to exciting opportunities in STEM today, to inspire the next generation of scientists tomorrow.

Raise your hand today to show your support for 4-H and to help our state win a HughesNet $10,000 STEM sponsorship.

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