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Teen Summit – 2017



Workshops, activities, speakers, FUN is focused on your needs and wants. 6-10th graders have the opportunity to develop leadership skills including goal setting, meeting facilitation, communication, planning and leading activities, youth/adult partnerships, cultural awareness, time management, and public speaking.

Date: April 1-2 Place: Camp Koinonia, Cle Elum, WA, Cost $100. Registration Due: March 15.

Teen Summit Registration now live in 4HOnline. One correction:  Checks should be made out to WSU and sent to Jan Klein.


WA State 4-H Fair Board – equine schedule – 2017

The WA State 4-H Fair Board finalized the equine schedule for the 2017 fair at their board meeting this weekend.  The schedule is as follows:

Sept 5 – Senior Harness and Dressage will arrive 5-7pm

Sept 7 – Senior Harness and Dressage will depart at 2 p.m.; Senior Performance will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 11 – Senior Performance will depart at 2 p.m.

Sept 12 – Intermediate Western Games will arrive 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept 14 – Intermediate Western Games will depart at 2 p.m.  Senior Western Games will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 18 – Senior Western Games will depart at 2 p.m.

Sept 19 – Intermediate Harness and Dressage will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 21 – Intermediate Harness and Dressage will depart at 2 p.m.  Intermediate Performance will arrive 5-7 p.m.

Sept 24 – Intermediate Performance will depart beginning at 4 p.m.


Additional Equine Dates:

Sept 9 – Equine Judging Contest

Sept 9 – Groom Squad

Sept 10 – National Equine Presentation Contest


Spring chicks and ducklings can be a source of Salmonella illness in people

Increasing popularity of raising backyard flocks also gives rise to Salmonella infection outbreaks experienced across the nation. Some of these outbreaks were linked to poultry bought at mail-order hatcheries and feed stores. Many people don’t realize that chicks, ducklings, and other young poultry are commonly infected with harmful germs that can make people sick.

Live poultry often carry Salmonella germs in their droppings and on their feathers, feet, and beaks, even when they look healthy and clean. The germs also get on cages, coops and the environment where the birds live and roam. Salmonella illness can be dangerous to the very young, the very old, and those with compromised immune systems. Frequent handwashing is the best way to avoid illness.

Tips for staying healthy are on the Washington State Department of Health website ( Facts on keeping birds healthy are on the Washington State Department of Agriculture website (


Valentine’s Day placemats delivery to the long-term care facility in Newport – Country Pride 4-H

The Washington Butterfly Association (WBA) proudly announces three scholarships to send individuals, age 10 – 17 years, to the WBA 2017 Annual Conference near Ellensburg Washington. These scholarships are generously funded by the estate of our beloved Idie Ulsh, founder of WBA.

Scholarship Application Form:  WBA-Scholarship


Submitted by: Toni Gwin, WSU, 4-H Youth Development

Greetings to current and prospective 4-H Shooting Sports instructors from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Idaho 4-H Shooting Sports program is extending an invitation for you to join us in Coeur d’Alene, ID on April 22 & 23, 2017 and obtain either one or two Level 1 discipline certifications. These are the introductory certifications required for 4-H volunteers to teach youth about Shooting Sports at the club/local level. We have several top state and national instructors lined up to conduct these training sessions. Saturday’s all-day sessions will offer Archery, Hunting, Pistol and Rifle while the Saturday night/Sunday sessions will offer Archery, Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun. It is this overlapping schedule which provides the greatest flexibility and cost-savings for 4-H volunteers to get two certifications in a single weekend.

For a complete registration packet, go to . Click on the Shooting Sports heading and you will find a link to the PDF file at the end of the program description. The registration fee is $65 for a one-discipline certification and only $99 for a two-discipline certification. Registrations, along with completed waivers and fees, are due by April 7th to the Kootenai County Extension Office. If you have additional questions, contact information can be found on the registration form within the online packet. Don’t delay in getting signed up for this dynamic training.


Patch Design contest – 2017 fair


The Washington State 4-H Fair will again be holding a Patch Design contest for the 2017 fair.  The contest rules are attached.  Entries are due by Mar 15.  The fair board asks that we spread the word on this artistic opportunity.  See announcement:  PATCH DESIGN CONTEST – 2017


4-H Leader Council – proposed bylaw changes

Leader Council asked that the proposed bylaw changes be attached to the next News & Views so all could review them. The proposed changes/additions are in RED in this document.  See attached:  Constitution and by-laws of the POC update2017


Club Reminders:

Leader Council – Thursday, March 16, at the Extension Office, 6:30pm

4-H Super Saturday – Saturday, March 18, at Stratton Elementary, Newport WA