HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Here are this week’s updates…
DOG PROJECT MEETING
January 6th @ 6:30 PM @ JPCC
Canine good citizen and tricks testing: Start training your pups now thru the holidays to get their canine food citizen test and tricks title. See the tricks to work on and levels in the event on our Winnebago County 4-H Dog Project Facebook page.
Cloverbud Workshop: Painters’ Tape Art
January 23rd @ 6:30PM @ JPCC
Cloverbuds will create abstract canvas art using acrylic paints and painter’s tape! Wear old clothes. Youth in grades K5-2 are welcome to join in the fun!
Deadline to Register: January 13th
Register at: https://bit.ly/3FF5VFX
ALL COUNTY MEETING
Please mark you calendars for the next All County Meeting! We will be discussing and brainstorming ideas for the 5 year spend down plan of Leaders’ Association excess funds. We want to hear your ideas for creative programming and promotion of your county’s 4-H program!
January 24th @ 7PM @ JPCC
WINTER LEADERSHIP CAMP
Winter Leadership Camp registration is open!
When Is Camp? February 3-5th
Age Limit: Grades 7-12
Winnebago County 4-H youth can receive partial reimbursement from the Leaders’ Association for this camp.
Visit https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/4h/travel/ for more info.
Deadline to register is January 13th
Register at: https://bit.ly/4HWINTERCAMP22
4-H KEY AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIPS
4-H Key Award is the highest 4-H recognition you can receive. 4-H Key Award applicants must have consistent 4-H growth, be a 4-H youth in 9th grade or older, must have completed at least 3 years of 4-H and 1 year of youth leadership and contributed to service to their club, community, and county.
The Winnebago County 4-H Leaders’ Association awards up to five $500 scholarships to current 4-H members who are high school seniors. This
includes one scholarship from the Judith Gruszynske Memorial (Oshkosh
Area Community Foundation), one scholarship from the Simpson Memorial, one from the Stevenson Memorial, and two from the Winnebago County 4-H Leaders’ Association.
The Key Award and Academic Scholarships (for post-high school education) are a combined application. Youth can apply for just one or both, depending on their eligibility.
For application and requirements visit: https://winnebago.extension.wisc.edu/files/2022/01/SCHOLARSHIP.KEY-Application.pdf
4-H NATIONAL CONFERENCE
National 4-H Conference annually brings 4-H youth and adults from around the nation to work towards strengthening and expanding the 4-H Youth Development program at the local, state, and national levels. National 4-H Conference is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4-H Youth Development Program.
State applications, complete with signatures, are due to the State 4-H Office on January 2, 2023. The application materials are available at the link below. The application process includes answering a list of questions, obtaining a county educator (or equivalent) reference, and a resume. Delegates are chosen by a group of State staff members after reviewing each applicant’s qualifications. Interviews may also be conducted.
CITIZEN WASHINGTON FOCUS
Registration for Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is now open in 4HOnline for members in grades 10-12. Registration is open now until December 31. This year the state is sending a delegation to week 3 of CWF, June 24-July 1, 2023. CWF is a premiere citizenship and leadership experience and will send youth to Washington, D.C. for a weeklong experience. Participants learn about the roles of Senators and Representatives in the United States’ government and how these parts work together to form an effective Congress. Additionally, youth get to see and experience government in action by meeting with their State’s members of Congress and watching a House of Representatives meeting.
You can find more information about CWF and the registration process on the state’s 4-H website: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/opportunities/statewide-events-and-opportunities/citizenship-washington-focus/.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions about CWF.
DATES TO REMEMBER
12.18.22: Holiday Cookie Exchange – 2PM @ JPCC (must be registered)
12.23.22: Office Closed
12.26.22: Office Closed
12.30.22: Office Closed
1.2.23: Office Closed
SAVE THE DATE FOR 4-H FUN DAY! FEBRUARY 4TH
SAVE THE DATE FOR 4-H FOODS REVIEW FEBRUARY 24TH