4-H Super Saturday – a Success!
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Note the smiles and fun being had!
4-H Area Demonstrations – held by Bare Mountain Bandits (BMB) 4-H
BMB 4-H is planning on holding Area Demonstrations on May 22 at the Stratton Elementary School. These are starting at 3:30 p.m. BMB is inviting the entire County to participate.
Contact Lola Rickey, 4-H Leader, to let her know if your Club would like help getting your youth started. BMB would be happy to assist them. They would appreciate a head count so they can arrange to have enough judges.
Please contact Lola as soon as possible. Her email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leader Council is still needing two refrigerators to replace the two old and broken refrigerators in the Pop Stand at the Fairgrounds. If you or someone you know has a used, but functioning, refrigerator for sale or for donation, please contact the Leader Council or the Extension Office (509-447-2401) with contact information.
Come Support “The Elk Sentinel”
There will be a benefit to help support “The Elk Sentinel” on Saturday April 27th at the Inland Grange. Come purchase dessert and/or make a donation to keep our paper’s presses rolling. Contact Heidi Vaughn or Jessica Simon for time and additional information.
Heidi’s email address: email@example.com
Jessica’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fair Clean-up Scheduled for August 3rd, 9 a.m. – noon
We will again be meeting on Saturday, August 3, at the Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. until noon to help clean and fix-up the grounds and 4-H building to get ready for the Fair. Wear work clothes and bring tools and cleaning supplies. As usual, each Club is asked to provide food for the free spaghetti feed. The sign-up sheet is below. Please contact Jessica Simon at email@example.com to sign-up to bring food and supplies.
Food and Supply Sign-up Sheet – Provide adequate supplies for 100 people:
|Item Club Name|
8 pounds, uncooked
8 jars, 67 oz each
|Salad & Dressings
5 bags lettuce, family size
(26 servings each)
5 bottles dressing,
various kinds (2 Ranch)
|Garlic Bread – 10 loaves|
|Plates/cups/forks/napkins – 100 ea|
2 large containers
|Crushed Ice – 3 large bags|
|Desserts – Pre-cut
(include any required plates and
|Ground beef (pre-cooked)
True Leaders in Service
This April 4‑H’ers across the nation will pledge their hands to larger service – leading positive change that empowers their peers and their communities.
True Leaders in Service will officially kick-off the first day of April, and culminate with the National 4‑H Day of Service on Saturday, April 27, 2019.
Join the thousands of 4‑H’ers who will venture out into their communities to do what 4‑H’ers do best: lead in service to tackle community challenges and help meet the needs of others.
Sign up today to take part in True Leaders in Service: https://4-h.org/get-involved/true-leaders-in-service/
Global Citizenship Lesson Plan #3
To assist you in working with your 4-H youth to learn global citizenship skills we are creating a series of five Global Citizenship Lesson Plans. The third lesson of the series, titled “A Day in the Life” is available now on the 4-H website at https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/global-4-h/.
The Global Citizenship Lessons Plans:
- Can be used by any club or group regardless of project area to learn global citizenship skills and to learn about Burundi
- Are only 15 – 30 minutes long so can be easily incorporated during a club business meeting
- Are fun and interactive
- Are for all 4-H youth from 8 – 19
- Are customizable and Include optional ideas for extension
4-H International Exchange Families Needed!
Washington 4-H International Exchange offers families the opportunity to host a youth delegate from Japan for a 4 week homestay. Youth delegates are ages 12-17 and eager to make new friends, improve their English, share their culture, and experience real American family life in Washington.
Host families need to have a child of the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age and provide a bed and meals. No special activities are required, and host families do not need to be members of 4-H.
Do you have room in your life this summer for an amazing cultural experience? Apply online to be a 4-H International Exchange Host Family at https://www.states4hexchange.org/
For more information contact State Coordinator, Dianna Ullery at 360-867-2153, firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from Alex Laughery, 4-H State Teen Coordinator
I am happy to announce that Teen Summit Registration will be opening this Friday April 5th!!
A couple of things for Summit this year:
- There will be a cap on the number of Youth participants that we can have this year at Summit. The cap is 78 youth. We highly encourage you to have youth apply early on in the process, because when the slots are filled registration will close.
- To make sure we have a high number of youth able to participate at Summit we are holding off on doing Adult registration until after the youth registration close date. Once registration closes we will take a look at where most of the youth are coming from and work with counties directly on finding adult chaperones that could help accommodate youth to and from the event.
- We will be doing all registrations through 4hOnline again for Teen Summit.
Please see the attached for more information: Washington State 4-H Teen Summit
4-H Rite of Passage Dates for 2019
What is the Rite of Passage?
A nature-based ceremony used to mark an individual’s passage from one stage of life to the next. Our Rite of Passage consists of a three day solo in the East Washington foothills of the Cascade mountains.
When is the Rite of Passage?
We have a Rite of Passage for teens stepping into their adult hood June 17 -24
We have an adult training sequence that begins with participating in your own (perhaps overdue) Rite of Passage. July 16-23
Who Would Be a Good Candidate for a ROP?
- Enjoys reflecting in nature
- Feels it’s time to close a life chapter
- Looking for a way to affect meaningful change
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Please share this with your teens.
See attached for more information: ROP_Rite_Passage_STATE_IN_2019_B_web
WSU Extension, Regional Specialist
1000 N. Forest St. Ste 201
Bellingham, WA 98225
4-H Fair Premium Checks – a message from Tom Gwin, WA State 4-H Fair Manager
Due to suspicious activity on the bank account used to issue premium checks, the WA State 4-H Fair has had to close that account.
Premium checks for the 2018 fair were issued on November 29, 2018. They are valid for 180 days (until approximately May 29, 2019). As of today, there are just over 200 uncashed checks on this bank account.
I am mailing postcards to those with uncashed checks instructing them to return those checks to our office. We will reissue the check on our new account. All 2018 premium checks for reissue must be returned to our office no later than June 1 of this year. After June 1, the original checks are void and will not be reissued.
We ask that you remind your 2018 state fair exhibitors to return any uncashed checks to us. Thank you for your assistance and support in facilitating this process.
Any questions should be directed to me. It is easiest to reach me via email at email@example.com
Best Regards, Tom Gwin, WA State 4-H Fair Manager
Diagnosed at Oklahoma Youth Expo
Pigs were diagnosed with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City, Okla. Several pigs have become ill and show veterinarians assume most pigs that were at the show have been exposed, according to a statement released by the Oklahoma Youth Expo.
“PEDV is not a human health risk and pork is safe to eat. However, the disease causes a transient illness in feeder pigs and mature swine. In baby pigs, it can cause up to 100% mortality,” the statement said.
This virus is very contagious and can be transmitted easily on fomites such as clothing, equipment and shoes. Because of this, all attendees of the Oklahoma Youth Expo should use the strictest biosecurity measures possible when returning home, urged the Oklahoma Youth Expo.