PROJECT ADDITIONS/CHANGES IN 4HONLINE
If you have any project changes you would like to make on 4Honline, please email the changes to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31st. This is the deadline for projects chosen for potential fair entries. FAIR ENTRY (which is where you sign up for actual fair exhibits) will be available in early June.
Next meeting is Feb. 16 at 6:30 PM at Oshkosh Animal Hospital for a tour and demonstration by a veterinarian. Members are to bring a product donation for the Oshkosh Humane Society.
SNOW TUBING AT NORDIC MOUNTAIN
Winnebago County 4-H YAC is hosting a snow tubing adventure for all youth in grades 6-12!
When: February 25th
Where: Nordic Mountain
Time: Tubing time slot is from 1-3PM
Cost: $25 per person
Register no later than February 4th at bit.ly/3ZadRqr
We also need a few adult 4-H approved volunteers! Please email email@example.com if you can help out.
MEAT ANIMAL BOARD INFO
Beef, Sheep and Swine Projects:
My apologies for not getting the following information in the 4-H newsletter.
Here are some updates from the Meat Animal Board:
Beef Weigh In will be Saturday February 25, 2023 from 9 – 11 am at DOUG REESE FARM with a snow date of Saturday March 4 from 9 – 11 am.
Next meeting: February 8, 2023 – 7:30 pm @ JPCC. Watch for any changes on our FB page!
Explore Things That Fly with Sarah Thompson. For Grades 3-5.
When: February 16
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: James P Coughlin Center
Register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdORE7AXXfaw72jbmnVKRz_uNYi9NBnwAZJjom8PZ_-YHYosQ/viewform
Deadline to register is 2.9.23
HORSE & PONY LOCK-IN
Please join the Horse & Pony Project for their Annual Horse & Pony Lock-In on February 18th 2023 at 6:00pm at the JP Coughlin Center.
They will start with a Taco Bar dinner. Followed by a presentation by Dr. Andrea Bell from Greatlakes Equine. Then, get your craft on with the making of a Horseshoe Dreamcatcher!
Wendy Stabler will be there to talk about Horse Bowl and have questions to practice with so you can get a feel of what the competition is like. Some of the members will share their knowledge about the Model Horse Category for Fair and we will be finishing up the evening with a viewing of the 2020 version of Black Beauty.
Youth will not only have a great time but will also earn an Educational Credit (remember those books you got at the first meeting). Remember to bring your Handbook along so we can sign off on them.
The event goes until 11:30pm. We will have an 8:00pm pick-up for those who choose.
RABBIT PROJECT MEETING
There will be a rabbit project meeting on February 19th at JPCC from 12-2PM. Also we will be conducting a showmanship clinic. Each member is allowed to bring 1 rabbit in a secure carrying cage if they wish to do a practice run of showmanship. We will be ordering pizza in as well!
4-H FOODS REVIEW!
Imagine the PASTAbilities at our 2023 Winnebago County 4-H Foods Review!
When: February 24th
Where: James P Coughlin Center
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Cost: $5 per youth
REGISTER AT: bit.ly/3FrgACI
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS FEBRUARY 10TH
Although this is geared for youth in the food project, you don’t have to be enrolled in the food project to participate!
See attached flyer for more info!
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 HORSE & PONY PROJECT TACK SALE
March 4th at Sunnyview Exposition Center – Opens at 9AM
See attached flyer for more info.
2023 RABBIT FUN SHOW
It’s fun show time! We will once again be putting on a raffle, donations are welcomed and encouraged from clubs and individuals!
April 22nd at Winnebago County Fairgrounds – Barn A
ENTRY FEES: $1.00 per entry. Please bring your own lunch! We are the only ones on the fairgrounds (as of right now) so no hot food will be available this year. We may offer this again in the future, but for now we will be limited to water and snacks as sale items just to make things easy.
Not listed on the flyer: We will be STARTING with Showmanship in the morning, with the breed show starting after the conclusion of showmanship. See attached flyer for all the details.
4-H SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
June 27-30th at Upham Woods
This year’s theme is Under the Sea!
Early Bird: $145
After March 3rd: $170
CAMP CHAPERONES NEEDED
We are in need of 2 more camp chaperones for this summer’s 4-H camp. If you enjoy the outdoors and working with our 4-H youth, please contact Dana Berger!
2023 Summer Camp: June 27-30th at Upham Woods, WI Dells
VISIT BARLOW PLANETARIUM WITH RIDGEWAY
Come enjoy the Barlow Planetarium & Weis Earth Science Museum located on the UW-Fox Valley campus on Saturday, March 18th! You will be able to participate in 1 or 2 Planetarium shows, and enjoy the Weis Earth Science Museum all for a low price! There are only 98 seats for each Planetarium show so select your seats today! Families may select 1 or both shows to attend & visit the Weis Museum & Gift shop. Grade levels are for the intended audience, all are welcome.
Date: Saturday, March 18th
Location: 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI 54952
Weis Museum entry included!
Pricing: One show: $7/ticket
Two shows: $6/ticket ($12 for each viewer of both shows)
Registration form link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10hf__1CC-sbsObS_HNmRhF2H5-h3hlYf3HE9oOXCZDc/edit?usp=sharing
WINNEBAGO COUNTY FAIR: SAVE THE DATE!
AUGUST 2-6 “The Place To Be In 2023”
Applications for the new Fairest of the Fair and Miss Rural Winnebago are attached as well as info about helping with Farmer For A Day.