County Fair – next week! August 15 – 18, 2019
Please sign up for Fair duties. In the past participation has been difficult to find. We understand how busy everyone is and we are trying to make the time slots as painless as possible. These are not only fundraisers, this helps keep our Fair operational. Volunteers play a vital role in making sure the Fair is a success. Leader Council wants to make sure clubs understand how valuable they are through the Leadership Participation Points Program (LPPP). Points will be awarded to clubs for each shift they volunteer for. These points will later be awarded through monetary means for the club. We appreciate your time and effort.
4-H Barn Decorations
This year we are making a barn quilt. We are requesting a head-shot, (3″ x 3″), that can be attached to a star that has been purchased by Leader Council. These can be collected during Fair entry day.
New Team Project to Create a Scarecrow
These will be displayed outside the Ag building. Please refer to the fair book for more information:
DIVISION 2016. Scarecrow. This is a team entry by no fewer than 3 individuals (if a youth entry, one may be an adult.) Names and exhibitor numbers of all team members will receive a ribbon for their entry and, the Fair attendees will be able to vote for their favorite scarecrow. The scarecrow with the largest number of votes by Sunday at 3:30pm, will win a special prize. No individual monetary premiums will be awarded in this division. Scarecrow figure must be stuffed with natural materials only. (Examples: straw, hay, dried grass, sawdust, wood shavings, leaves, dried moss, newspaper, etc.) Scarecrow figure must be firmly attached to a support device such as a pole, stand, or chair for upright display. Class No.1.Traditional: Male or female figure wearing traditional farm, country or western clothing (including footwear) 2.Exotic: Male or female figure wearing any costume you think would scare the varmints out of the garden (Example: Alien, Rockstar, Caveman/woman, Hula dancer, Scuba Diver…use your imagination!) https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/fb71d2_fb4d721b021a4c6891c4cbd5be901314.pdf
Fashion Revue update – submitted by Heidi Vaughn
4-H Fashion Revue was held July 18, 2019 at the Inland Grange. There were 8 contestants! 5 Seniors, 2 Intermediate and 1 Junior. I hope you come and see their outfits at Fair, as they are amazing.
Log Your Volunteer Hours at the Fair
Have you logged all your 4-H adult volunteer hours onto the WSU Volunteer database? If not, you will have the opportunity to access the Volunteer database at the 4-H Barn at the Fairgrounds during the Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16, 17 and 18. A laptop will be provided and assistance will be available to help you log in and list your 2019 hours. Bring your calendars with dates and times that you have volunteered, and we will help you get that information into the WSU site.
After Fair Party
Pend Oreille Union 4-H is working to set-up an After Fair party at the Newport Park; potluck, games, etc. More information to come. Save the date: August 25, 2019!
Next 4-H Leader Council Meeting – Thursday, September 19
The meeting will take place at the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office, 227-A South Garden Avenue, Newport WA 99156. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Donations Needed for State 4-H Horse Exhibit Medals
Donations are needed to provide the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals for the 2019 State 4-H Horse Exhibit. Cost of Medals is close to $1,000 each year so support is desperately needed.
Please send contributions to Pat Pehling, 7310 83 AVE SE, Snohomish WA 98290. Checks should be made payable to Sno.Co.4-H Horse Program (they kindly act as our banker for medals contributions and payment).
Contributors will be named on posters at the Fair, announced during the shows and also included in the 2020 Exhibitor Guide. Please spread the word…County Programs, individuals or business donations are very welcome!
Election Forms for the Washington 4-H State Advisory Board Due September 1
The Washington 4-H State Advisory Board is a leadership opportunity for Teens and Adults that are enrolled leaders of their county program. The 4-H SAB is committed to Developing the State 4-H Program, Advise the Associate Director, and Promote the 4-H Friendship and Cooperation.
The Washington State 4-H Advisory Board is elected at the District Meetings at the Washington State 4-H Forum. Are you interested in serving Washington State 4-H on a larger level? Then run for office today! FORMS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
Find out more today at: https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/state-advisory-board/
Election forms are available for adults and teens at:
Join the Washington State 4-H Teen Equity and Inclusion Task Force
The Washington State 4-H Teen Equity and Inclusion Taskforce is a new statewide leadership opportunity to help promote equity in 4-H. We currently have 10 active youth members and are looking for more. We meet over zoom videoconferencing and connect with youth around the state online through SLACK. We are also planning some in person meetings and events. Our primary focus right now is LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion.
Some of the projects we are currently working on include planning a workshop for state leaders forum and organizing a one day symposium on how to support diversity and inclusion in 4-H. We also have a delegation of youth attending the Ohio Diversity Dialogue in October. We have so much we are working to accomplish and we would love your help. We are open and excited about new ideas to make 4-H more equitable and would love your input!
If you are interested, applications are out on the WSU teen opportunities page and you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on what we’re working on and our goals for the future!
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Did You Know: Vaping is Not Allowed During 4-H Activities?
Just a reminder: the use of tobacco products (including vapor products, or e-cigarettes) is not allowed during 4-H activities, per the Youth Code of Conduct and the Adult Valuable Partnership Agreement. You can find those documents in 4HOnline under the “Authorizations” tab.
Learn more about the risks associated with “vapor products” and about the products themselves at: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/factsheet/index.html
Save the Date – Eastern Washington Teen Rally
We know you’re already making plans for fall, and we want to be sure you’ve got the Eastern Washington 4-H Teen Rally in your calendar! Save the date for November 1-3, 2019 at Camp Ghormley in Naches, WA. More details about registration available in late July. Questions can be sent to email@example.com. Who will survive the fun?