4-H News & Announcements

Program Contact: Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
(509) 754-2011 ext. 4314 • lauren.hrncirik@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  • randy.williams@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Karen Robertson, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  • robertk@wsu.edu

Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News

Are you enrolled in Lincoln or (East) Adams County WA 4-H? If so, are you receiving the weekly Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News via your email? If not, check your “spam folder” and or contact Karen Robertson via email or phone 509-659-3209 and let us know! Please send comments, feedback, news and/or photos of YOUR activities in 4-H to Karen Robertson.
If you did not receive via email, you can find here: Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News Archives

Check out the new 4-H Events Calendar. This is a list version of dates for Lincoln-Adams 4-H folk such as Super Saturdays, Clinics, Meetings, deadlines, etc. The link is found in the menu under “4-H Youth Development.”  And check out the grid-styleCalendar” that includes a variety of WSU Extension events. READ MORE about 4-H Exchange

Questions about joining 4-H?

Visit the About 4-H Page.       Lincoln/E. Adams 4-H Contacts

Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp

This year’s camp will be held July 12 – 15 on the banks of Lake Roosevelt, north of Davenport, WA. This year camp registration is ON-LINE and the Waiting List registration is still open! The registration category for Campers will show as “Waiting List” – However –  several “Waiting List” applicants WILL be accepted as we finalize our staff.

We are also looking for a Medical Staff Person and additional lifeguards!

Camp Na-Bor-Lee information is available here.

Other Camping opportunities are also on the Camp Page.

GiStates 4-H International Exchange Program - with 4-H clover circled by flagsve your family a Global Perspective by Hosting International Youth this Summer!

July 23 – August 17, 2017

Looking for some excitement and fun this summer? Host a youth delegate from Japan or Korea in your home for 3 ½ weeks (July 23 – August 17). Washington 4-H International Exchange Program is offering volunteer hosting opportunities for families. A host sibling should be the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age. Adult chaperones from Japan and Korea will also stay with host families. READ MORE about 4-H Exchange

4-H Leaders’ Councils

Each county has a 4-H Leaders’ Council. All enrolled adult and teen 4-H leaders are encouraged to actively participate. The purpose of the Council is to help provide direction and support for the local 4-H program. Council’s are also the liaison to the WA State 4-H Leaders’ Council which helps provide support and direction for WA State 4-H Program as a whole.

The next (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 13th in the Knuth Building following the Wheat Land Communities Fair Superintendents Meeting (time t.b.d.) Contact Camille Nelson with agenda items and questions.

Watch for details of the next Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council meeting. Contact Joy Wilken with agenda items and questions.

More details on 4-H Leaders’ Council

Alumni, Raise Your Hands!

There is great power in numbers. 4-H is calling on 4-H alumni around the world to “raise their hands” and help empower the next generation of true leaders. This Spring, millions of 4-H alumni around the world will have the opportunity to raise and join their hands to give more kids opportunities that grow skills to lead.
Beginning March 1st, visit http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ to sign up as a 4-H alumni. Then, spread the word and pay it forward.
Joining is easy:
1. Raise Your Hand by completing the short form on http://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/
2. Compete for Washington State – Raising your hand is a vote toward a reward for the state with the most alumni hands raised, up to $20,000!
3. Pay it forward – Tweet, post, and share your experience with the hashtag #4HGrown and tag fellow alumni, asking them to raise their hands as well!

“Incredible Wearables” Theme for 2017 National Youth Science Day

National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters are pleased to announce the 2017 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge: Incredible Wearables!
Developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Incredible Wearables is a hands-on project that challenges young people to use the engineering de-sign process to build a wearable fitness tracking device that will help people lead healthier lifestyles. Along the way, young people will learn how circuits, sensors and health data can be blended with fashion and function to create a viable wearable tech product.

National Youth Science Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Discounted Incredible Wearables kits will be available for pre-sale starting in April. Keep up to date with the latest NYSD details at: http://4-h.org/parents/national-youth-science-day/

4-H Horse Program

Reminders and upcoming “Horse” events and resources are on the Li-Adams 4-H Horse Announcements Page. The next Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting (which will discuss the Summer Sizzler Show that is also the State Fair Qualifying event for Lincoln & East Adams Co Performance & Western Games Competition) will be held May 8, 6 pm at the Lincoln Co WSU Extension Office. There are several horse clinics in the area coming up!

Livestock Updatessilhouette of steer, lamb, goat, & pig

Livestock information and upcoming events can be found on the Livestock Page.

4-H 101 Leader Education S

Click Here for more Information and application form.

Grant, Lincoln & Adams Co. WA 4-H leaders are required to apply, pass a reference/background check and complete basic 4-H educational sessions in order to be certified and enrolled to work with youth in the 4-H program. The 4-H 101 Volunteer Training consists of 2 parts:
– 4-H 101 Part 1 – on-line Training Site is working again!
– 4-H 101 Part 2 –  face to face

Several 4-H 101 Part 2 sessions are usually scheduled at the beginning of the 4-H year.
Scheduling requires a minimum of 5 firm RSVPs for specific date, time, location.

The next 4-H 101 Part 2 Training is Wednesday, May 24, 2017
at in Moses Lake, WA.
This may the last opportunity till next Fall to complete the face-to-face portion of 4-H Volunteer Leader Training for Grant, Adams, and Lincoln Co. WA adults! If you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please RSVP as soon as possible!

Applicants must provide a completed WSU 4-H Volunteer Application at least 10 days prior to the in-person 4-H 101 Part 2 session and complete the online E-learning modules and “Put the Child First” child protection training prior to attending 4-H 101 Part 2.
Application & Training Information


Revised 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook

In October 2016, the revised WA State 4-H Policy Publication was expanded into a larger “hand-book” document with many clarifications and some changes.

Age Divisions Re-Defined for 4-H
4-H is open to all youth between the ages five (5) and nineteen (19) (4-H Age). As of October 1, 2016 4-H age for youth members is determined by birth date only.

  • 4-H Age is determined by October 1st of the current 4-H year. (10/1/16 for this 4-H year.)
    (NOTE: GRADE is no longer used to determine 4-H age or eligibility)
  • Youth who have reached their 5th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year), through those who have not reached their 19th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year)
    **Exception – For the 2016-2017 4-H Year those 4-H members who are in 12th grade or who have not reached their 19th birthday before (January 1, 2017) may enroll in the 4-H Program through their local County Faculty.** (That means – contact the Extension Office for this situation)
  • The following groups are identified for special programs and activity participation, including all competitive events/activities, within the WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program:
    o Cloverbuds: 5 to 7 years of age
    o Junior: 8 to 10 years of age
    o Intermediate: 11 to 13 years of age
    o Senior: 14 to less than 19 years of age
  • Cross-age division competitive events are not allowed.
  • Members must have reached their 8th birthday by October 1st of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
    o Competitive situations, including livestock shows or sales
    o Enrollment in large animal projects including beef, dairy, goat, equine, sheep, llama, and swine
    o Enrollment in shooting sports projects
    o Enrollment in projects using motorized vehicles
    o Enrollment in food preservation projects
  • Cloverbuds may participate in age-appropriate activities and projects. Projects recommended for Cloverbuds youth may include: Dog, Cat, Poultry, Rabbit, Pygmy or Miniature Goat, Horseless Horse, Cavy, Exploring the World of Small Animals, Exploring Farm Animals, Discovery, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Aerospace, Bicycle, Computer, Photography, Clothing, Just Outside the Door, and Exploring 4-H. Cloverbuds may not participate in competitive activities.
  • Special Education youth, older than 19 and less than 21 years of age, may enroll with the approval of the WSU Extension 4-H Faculty.
  • Youth that are married and / or youth that are parents are allowed to participate in all activities within the 4-H program.

The Complete WA State 4-Policy & Procedure Handbook  contains much more information for 4-H club leaders, parents, and leaders.


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