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4-H Leader Council meeting set for Thursday, September 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension Office, Newport WA

All 4-H Leaders in Pend Oreille County are invited to attend the next 4-H Leader Council Meeting.   The 4-H Leader Council helps to advise the WSU Extension Program on activities and programs that directly support club and other 4-H Activities in Pend Oreille County.    If you want to  “be in the know” and have a voice in the local 4-H Programing you will want to be at this meeting.    Please join in the fun of planning for our 4-H Future.


Submitted by: Jan Klein

Eligibility: High School Junior or Senior (during year of conference) who has attended KYG Application Information and Instructions: | Due September 9th

The 4-H KYG Youth Conference Facilitator will participate in all aspects of planning and facilitating the Know Your Government Conference including:

 Lead delegates through sessions at KYG conference

 Participate in debriefing sessions each night of the conference

 Set-up for conference

 Assist with Challenge Activity

 Introduce and host special guest for the duration of conference



News and views is a partnership!

Information presented in the News and Views is intended to keep all 4-H Families and Club Leaders in the loop of information.   Please feel free to contribute information, photos and other 4-H related information that you think could benefit other 4-H Families in Pend Oreille County.   We are part of a “Learning Organization” and Learning by doing is the best way to achieve our desired results.   Please contribute information to Beverly Sarles at  We ask that information be provided by the 1st day of the month, and look for the News and Views by the end of the first week of each month.   Other (time sensitive ) information will be emailed between issues of the News and Views.   Thanks.  Mike Jensen

Leader Training coming in August and September

All 4-H Leaders will need to attend special training on the new 4-H Policies, Club Finances, and Conflict Management for WSU 4-H in Pend Oreille County.   Creating the best possible learning opportunities for 4-H Youth is not easy.   Protecting yourself and youth is a task that requires continual training.   Look for local dates and times for you to actively participate in required training for all continuing 4-H Volunteers.   New policies and procedures will come into effect October 1st.  This September we will be working with all 4-H Clubs to reenroll youth and members.   Again, these changes are for the protection of youth and volunteers committed to the delivery of the WSU 4-H Youth Development Program in Pend Oreille County.   In person training around the County and zoom meetings will be available to accommodate your busy schedules.   Call me with any questions or concerns.   Mike Jensen:  509-447-2401  email:

Continued opportunities for 4-H Policy Training

Please join us for one of the required trainings being offered in September!   Our WSU 4-H Policies have changed.   In order to assure we are all on the same page as we enter the new 4-H Program Year, we ask that all continuing 4-H Leaders attend one of the trainings being offered this month.   4-H Clubs will not be allowed to meet, will not have liability coverage and cannot use the 4-H Name and clover without  2017 certified 4-H volunteer  leaders.   Please come and join in the fun and fellowship of training.  Questions:  please contact Mike Jensen at: 509-447-2401 or email at:


Schedule for trainings:  September 11, at the Inland Grange in Elk WA, at 5:30pm; September 20, at the Ione Community Center, at 6:30pm; and September 21, at the Extension Office in Newport, at 6:30pm.


Registration for training:  Please call the Extension Office at: 509-447-2401 if you have not yet registered.




WSU Extension programs are offered without regard to race; sex; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status; sexual orientation; and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.