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Issue362019November8

4-H Service Project for Master Gardener Debra

Sarah McDaniel – Thank  you, thank you, thank you.   I appreciate your coordinating the 4-H service project and the assistance to Debra.   Great Job!   Thanks again…  Mike

                                         


4-H Leader Council

Join us for the next Leader Council meeting which is scheduled for Thursday, November 21.  The meeting will take place at the Extension Office, 227 S Garden Ave., Newport.  It begins at 6:30 p.m.


Know Your Government 2020

2020’s Know Your Government Conference is called “Find Your Voice, Cast Your Vote.” Curriculum is being finalized and the website is being updated.

The conference will take place February 15-18, 2020.

For more information, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/kyg/


Nominations for the 2020 National AG Day Student Leadership Training Open Now!

Nominations for the 2020 National Ag Day Student Leadership Training are open now. The event will be held on March 22-24 in Washington D.C.

Each state may nominate up to two individuals. Nominees must submit an online application and letter of reference by Midnight, December 6th.

Thanks to Bayer, travel and lodging will be covered for the ten selected representatives.

If you are interested in applying, let your county 4-H extension office know!


Washington State 4-H Fair Patch Design Contest

The Washington State 4-H Fair is pleased to announce the 2020 Patch Design Contest! Completed entries are due by May 15, 2020.

Because there were no suitable entries that were able to be digitized in 2019, two patches will be chosen for next year.

Contest guidelines and the official entry form can be downloaded here.


2020 Washington State 4-H Fair Creative Kids Exhibits

Creative Kids projects at the Washington State 4-H Fair are open to all 4-H members, regardless of 4-H project enrollment. There is also no qualification requirements for Creative Kids projects.

The 2020 exhibits include:

  • Creative Crafts – theme of Happy Holidays
  • Creative Recycling – using plant containers or flower pots
  • Creative Culinary Project – baked cookies
  • Creative Poetry – theme of Winter Wonderland
  • Creative Photos – theme of Winter Wonderland
  • Creative Arts – 4-H Promotional Posters

Details can be downloaded here.


Join the Washington State 4-H Teen Equity and Inclusion Task Force

The Washington State 4-H Teen Equity and Inclusion Task Force 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 wa4hteenequity@gmail.com for more information on what we’re working on and our goals for the future!

Follow us on social media

Facebook: wa4hteenequity

Instagram: wa_4h_teen_equity


2019 Make it With Wool Contest

The Make It With Wool Contest has been promoting the versatility, beauty and wearability of wool since 1947! Contestants of all ages, from pre-teens through adults, sew, knit, crochet, weave or felt wool garments, which are judged on quality and presentation. In Washington, contests are held at six district locations throughout the state in October. The winners advance to the Washington state competition, and those winners advance to the national contest!

Through the contests, participants enjoy sharing their creativity and skills with each other and the public. Friendships are formed, precious memories are made, and life experiences are gained.

Won’t you join us, and Make It With Wool?!  For more information go to the website: makeitwithwoolwa.com


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) are 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

 

Issue352019October4

Announcements from Vickie Blanchet, Leader Council Treasurer

 

MEMBERSHIP:

4HOnline Enrollment for the 2019/2020 4-H year is now open! Returning families may log in to begin the re-enrollment process and new families can create profiles and member records.  Full and partial scholarships are available to cover the $25 membership fee.  In order to receive a scholarship, current members must enroll and apply for scholarships by December 31st.  New members wanting a scholarships have until April 15th to enroll and apply for the scholarship.  All members receiving scholarships will be asked to help with a fundraiser during the year.

Any youth may enroll at any time during the year.  The deadlines only apply to those requesting scholarships.   Additionally, all youth who want to show under the 4-H banner at the fair must register by April 15th.  After April 15th, youth may exhibit in the Open Class at fair.

AWARDS DESSERT NIGHT:

Add the 4-H Recognition Dessert Night on November 16, 2019, to your calendars.  This is a time to recognize the many excellent 4-H youth and adults in Pend Oreille County.  Lots of awards, including project & year pins, the Kathy Olmstead Memorial Award for 4-H Excellence, Long-Standing Volunteer Award, and Most Hours Recorded Volunteer Awards will be given out.  More information to follow ASAP!

STATE FAIR REIMBURSEMENTS:

Those wishing to receive reimbursement for part of the expense involved in going to the State Fair must submit their request by November 21, 2019.  Send receipts and completed reimbursement request forms to the POC 4-H Leader Council, c/o Pend Oreille County Extension, PO Box 5045, Newport, WA  99156.

LEADER COUNCIL OFFICERS:

Sadly, our wonderful president, Heidi Vaughn, has resigned.  We are seeking nominations for Pend Oreille County 4-H Leader Council President.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Jessica Simon at 509.879.7355.

 

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program in which youth build a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), while learning about basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.  The project culminates in a Regional Challenge at EWU in February, where youth compete in a variety of challenges.  The top two teams advance to the National Competition.  TECH Wizards will be offering the SeaPerch project on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Pineridge Community Church, (1428 First Street, Newport), starting October 1, 2019.  For more information or to join the project, please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428.

ADVANCED SEWING CLASS:  TECH Wizards will be offering a sewing project for advanced sewers on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 PM at Pineridge Community Church, (1428 First Street, Newport), starting October 1, 2019.  For more information or to join the project, please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428.

 

Vickie Blanchet, MSW

Workshop Facilitator

schoolontheroad@gmail.com


2020 Patch Design Contest – Washington State 4-H Fair

 

More information can be found here:  Patch Design Contest


4-H Leader Council

 

Join us for the next Leader Council meeting to be held at the WSU Extension Office, 227 S Garden Ave., Newport.  The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 17.  It will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Washington State 4-H Forum Registration Now Open – Submit Auction Items soon

 

Washington State 4-H is following the yellow brick road to find new adventures, 4-H friends, and 4-H strategies at the Washington State 4-H Forum! Forum is being held in Sea-Tac, Washington on October 11th-13th. Engage in workshops, listen to inspiring speakers, and build relationships with other counties of the Washington State 4-H Program!  We have great workshops including one from WSU Staff entitled “All Together but not All the Same” focusing on cultural lens and how they impact our connection to others, and learn strategies to work across differences in 4-H.  Join us for the Friday Night Awards Banquet which includes the Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame.  Auction items can boost your local 4-H Program with a boost of funding, so submit your auction items today!

More information can be found at
https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/for-volunteers/washington-state-4-h-forum/

Standard registration is due September 30th, with a $15 late fee for registrations past September 30th. Registrations are due by October 5th.

Questions can be sent to:  wa4hadvisoryboard@gmail.com.


Washington 4-H Teen Rally – Hosted by Kittitas and Yakima Counties

 

Online Registration for Teen Rally has been EXTENDED!! Youth and adults may now register (pay) online until Tuesday, October 1st. Registration will remain open until October 15 — payments will need to be made by check after October 1st.

This rally is open to youth from all across the state! Registration is at https://2019easternwateenrally.bpt.me 

Learn more via Facebook: Eastern Washington 4-H Teen Rally

Please email kcteencomm@gmail.com for more information.

Issue342019September6

Messages from Vickie Blanchet

Kathy Olmstead Memorial Award: 

This award is given annually to the youth who personifies excellence in 4-H.  Qualifications and forms can be found in the July News & Views (https://extension.wsu.edu/pendoreille/2019/07/issue322019july5/).  Or you may go here for it: Olmstead

Applications are due at the Pend Oreille County Extension office by the close of business on Friday, September 20, 2019.  Please note this is an extension of the deadline listed in the application package.  If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Blanchet at 509.671.2428

 

4-H Teen Leadership Group

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Pend Oreille County Extension office.  We will be planning out the next year – so come and give your input.  A Zoom link will be sent out so those who can’t join in person can attend virtually.  Make sure you join the Pend Oreille County 4-H Teen Leadership Group on Facebook to keep updated with the groups’ doings!


Time is Short – Log Your Volunteer Hours

All adult volunteers are required to log volunteer hours on the WSU volunteer database. As an “unpaid” WSU employee, this is your “timesheet”. Leaders, please help by making sure all your project leaders have logged their hours.  The database can be accessed at https://volunteers.cahnrs.wsu.edu


4-H Leader Council

The next Leader Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, at the Extension Office, 227 S Garden Ave., Newport.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Please see the minutes from the July 24, 2019 meeting:    4H Leader Council Mtg Min – 07-24-19

(There was no meeting in August.)


Eastern Washington Teen Rally

2019 Teen Rally information is here!

When: November 1-3, 2019

Where: Camp Ghormley, Naches WA

Who: Youth grades 6-12

Cost: $60/person (includes meals, lodging, t-shirt)

Registerhttps://2019easternwateenrally.bpt.me/ ; this is an online payment option — can do multiple people per transaction; if you’d prefer to send a check please let us know.

Online payment option will close on September 25th, at which point we’ll still accept participants but payment must be by check.

Health Forms: https://tinyurl.com/2019rallyforms ; this needs to be completed for each person (youth or adult) attending.


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 wa4hteenequity@gmail.com for more information on what we’re working on and our goals for the future!

Follow us on social media

Facebook: wa4hteenequity

Instagram: wa_4h_teen_equity


 

Issue332019August9

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:
https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/documents/2016/04/state-advisory-board-application-youth.pdf/
https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/documents/2016/04/state-advisory-board-application-adult.pdf/


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 wa4hteenequity@gmail.com for more information on what we’re working on and our goals for the future!

Follow us on social media

Facebook: wa4hteenequity

Instagram: wa_4h_teen_equity


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 kcteencomm@gmail.com. Who will survive the fun?


 

Issue322019July5

Introducing…  Lindsay Goettemoeller, newest Extension staff member

Lindsay Goettemoeller is a fairly recent addition to our Pend Oreille County Extension Office, having begun work here in March of this year. She is working with Chris Knoefler as a Nutrition Educator in the Food Sense/Snap Ed program, providing information to children and adults throughout the county on healthy eating habits. She loves the interaction with the public that the job provides, especially working with children. The photo shows Lindsay at a Stratton Elementary family night this past spring, showcasing some healthy homemade fruit juice gummy worms (atop the less-than-healthy chocolate pudding cups!). Lindsay and her husband, along with their three children, settled in the area two years ago. Before moving here they lived in three Canadian provinces and four US states. However, they love the Pend Oreille and intend to stay!


Kathy Olmstead Memorial Award

The Kathy Olmstead Memorial Award is in honor of Kathy Olmstead to recognize youth who show excellence in 4-H.  It will be announced at the annual Awards Banquet, which is October 12, 2019.

See more information here:  Olmstead


Order 4-H Project and Year Pins Now

The 4-H Leader Council will be purchasing and presenting year and project pins to youth and Leaders at the 4-H Recognition Ceremony in October. Please use the attached forms to request types and numbers of pins for your 4-H club. All orders must be received no later than Sunday, September 8.  Order request forms can be found here:  project pin requests    year pin requests.docx


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


4-H Summer Youth Horse Camp

Klickitat County is hosting a summer youth horse camp, July 7-10. Horse Camp is open to all youth (with their horse) who are 8 years old by October 1, 2018. The purpose of Horse Camp is to prepare youth for showing in their county and state 4-H fairs and improving horsemanship skills and knowledge. Riders will have three riding classes each day.

$150 – 3 riding classes and showmanship class
***Leaders can ride for $75 if space permits***

NOTE:  There must be an “on site” responsible adult in charge of each participating youth. Horse Camp begins at 6am for stall cleaning and breakfast each morning and ends at 8pm each day.

For more information visit https://extension.wsu.edu/klickitat/event/4-h-summer-youth-horse-camp/


Whitman County 4-H Horse Show

Whitman County is holding a 4-H horse show at Palouse Empire Fairgrounds on July 13, 2019.  Participants from other counties who are enrolled in 4-H are welcome!  Registration/check-in opens at 7:00 am with classes beginning at 8:00 am.  Performance classes with be held in the morning and games classes in the afternoon.  Rosettes (along with Danish ribbons) to 5th and highpoint awards for each age category.  Please follow the link for more information and the registration packet.    https://extension.wsu.edu/whitman/event/whitman-county-4-h-horse-qualifying-show/


Save the Date – Eastern Washington Teen Rally

We know you’re already making plans for fall, and 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 kcteencomm@gmail.com. Who will survive the fun?


4-H Leader Council

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the Extension Office, 227 S Garden Ave., Newport.  Those who are not available to attend in person will be able to participate in the meeting via Zoom!

Issue312019June7

Pend Oreille County Fair – Sheep and Goat Weigh-in, June 22 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.


Train Robberies June 22-23

Thank you to Country Pride and Pend Oreille Union for signing up this month to partner with the Newport, Priest River Rotary, S.P.O.R.T. event. This event has helped Leader Council support the scholarships for memberships fees, Teen Rally, Teen Summit, conduct Super Saturday and other expenses. We appreciate all who volunteer. They not only help serve Pend Oreille 4-H but serve the community, as the train brings in many tourists to promote the economy. https://sporttrainrides.com


Fashion Revue

Please contact Heidi Vaughn lostinelk1@gmail.com as soon as possible if you plan on participating. We may have to change the date. Click here for information regarding Fashion Revue:  Fashion Revue 2019


Fair Clean-Up & Lunch

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca4a92ba5fd0-fair

The Pend Oreille 4-H clubs host a lunch to all the volunteers that come this weekend to help. We are continuing with the spaghetti lunch. Additionally, we need volunteers to help clean-up the fairgrounds before fair. This includes painting, cleaning, grounds work, working in the barns that youth will be participating in and decorating. Please bring additional items to help: tools, shovels, rakes, cleaning supplies, and anything else which may be needed.

Date: 08/03/2019 (Sat.); Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm; Location: Pend Oreille Fairgrounds

419152 WA-20, Cusick, WA 99119


4-H Fair Barn Help

We need people to help sign in kids’ projects and to help the judges on Thursday, either by taking notes or collecting projects and placing ribbons on them. Can be rotating shifts, however, many people are needed. During early morning Wednesday, could use less people but if you have some time please check in.  The evening will be the rush time.

This sign-up is for the 4-H Barn:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca4a929a3ff2-4hfair

Back Gate Sign-up Coming Soon!

The back gate will need two volunteers per shift and one must be an adult.


4-H Leader Council

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting to take place on Thursday, June 20, at the WSU Extension Office.  Location:  227 S Garden Ave, Newport.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


4-H Dog Fun Show – June 29

Panorama 4-Paws 4-H club is hosting a Dog Fun Show on Saturday, June 29 at the NE WA Fairgrounds in Colville. Show starts at 9am and includes obedience, agility, and showmanship classes. Bring your lunch and a lawn chair. Drinks will be provided.


Northwest Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit – July

Please help us get the word out about this event. It should be fun and educational, as we will be touring different parts of the Colville Reservation and hearing from a variety of presenters about Agriculture and Natural Resources.  The deadline for registration is June 15. There are travel scholarships available but the registration applications must be in before June 15 so that they may be approved and accepted, in order for the youth to be eligible.  Please click here for additional information:  Northwest Save the Date


Washington State Junior Horse Show and Pre-Show Clinics

Join us in Yakima for the Washington State Junior Horse Show and Pre-Show clinics on June 27-30.

The event is open to all 4-H and Open Class exhibitors statewide. Cloverbuds may participate in Judging Tour, Record Book, and Public Presentations.

For details and registration forms, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/yakima/4-h/4-h-events/4-h-horse-events/ 


Washington State 4-H Advisory Board Minutes

Would you like to know more about what happens at the State 4-H Advisory Board meetings?  You will find a summary of the minutes and the full minutes at extension.wsu.edu/4h/state-advisory-board/


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

Other Opportunities – 4-H Calendar of Events

 

Spokane County:  https://extension.wsu.edu/spokane/4h/calendar/

Stevens County:  https://extension.wsu.edu/stevens/youth/4-h-events/

Whitman County:  https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2072/2019/01/4-H-Calendar-2019-1.pdf

Lincoln & Adam County:  https://extension.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/4h/4hevents-calendar/


Volunteer Hours

Reminder to report your volunteer hours. At this moment we only have 8 volunteers reporting their hours.

More information on 4-H Volunteer Hours Reporting System is available at the WA State 4-H website at: http://ext.wsu.edu/Volunteers/whyReport.aspx

Again, thank you for all you do to support the 4-H program and thanks for making your hours count!

If you are an enrolled 4-H Volunteer, reporting your 4-H volunteer hours is REQUIRED!

https://volunteers.cahnrs.wsu.edu/default.aspx


 

Issue302019May10

Announcements from Heidi, Leader Council President

Dates are for the Pend Oreille Fair.  Please check dates for other shows. Animals must be under the 4-H member’s regular care and management for the following periods of time prior to the official county exhibit activity, including junior livestock shows. Animals raised by the 4-H member from birth or hatching are exempt from the minimum time periods.

Livestock weigh-in dates for Pend Oreille Fair – 2019; 8 – 10:00 a.m.

Beef:  April 20

Hogs:  May 18

Sheep & meat goat:  June 22

 

Animal Market Beef Breeding Beef, Dairy, Equine, Llama Cats, Dairy Heifer Replacement, Goats, Sheep, Swine Cavies, Rabbits, Poultry
Days owned 120 90 60 45
Date of ownership on or before April 16, 2019 May 16, 2019 June 15, 2019 June 30, 2019

 


Fair Duties

Members, it is not too early to start thinking about fair duties and we are still waiting on the fair schedule, but here is the start of the sign-ups. We have back gate and pop stand duties. During fair time it is asked that every club participate in supporting the county 4-H program. Advancing this year not only will you be helping grow the county 4-H, you can add funds to your club. This year we are going to be awarding premium points to all clubs that take part in their shifts. Premium points? Premium points are awarded to club leaders and youth that volunteer hours during county 4-H events. These points are then calculated and awarded money for their club to use at the end of the year.

This sign-up is for the pop stand:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca4a929a3ff2-popstand


4-H Fair Barn Help

We need people to help sign in kids’ projects and to help the judges on Thursday, either by taking notes or collecting projects and placing ribbons on them. Can be rotating shifts, however, many people are needed. During early morning Wednesday, could use less people but if you have some time please check in.  The evening will be the rush time.

This sign-up is for the 4-H Barn:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca4a929a3ff2-4hfair


Fair Clean-Up & Lunch

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4ca4a92ba5fd0-fair

The Pend Oreille 4-H clubs host a lunch to all the volunteers that come this weekend to help. We are continuing with the spaghetti lunch. Additionally, we need volunteers to help clean-up the fairgrounds before fair. This includes painting, cleaning, grounds work, working in the barns that youth will be participating in and decorating. Please bring additional items to help: tools, shovels, rakes, cleaning supplies, and anything else which may be needed.

Date: 08/03/2019 (Sat.); Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm; Location: Pend Oreille Fairgrounds

419152 WA-20, Cusick, WA 99119


Fashion Revue

Click here for information regarding Fashion Revue:  Fashion Revue 2019


Volunteer Hours

Reminder to report your volunteer hours. At this moment we only have 8 volunteers reporting their hours.

Why Do Volunteers Need to Report Hours in This System?

We at WSU Extension could not have an educational impact in local communities without the work done by volunteers. For this we thank you very much! So why do we ask you to do even more for us and report the details of your work? Well, both WSU and the State of Washington look after the well-being of volunteers by requiring workers’ compensation insurance for every volunteer. This pays for medical treatment in the event that you are injured while working as a volunteer. Washington State law requires that all volunteers working in support of WSU programs are covered by worker compensation insurance. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industry uses the dates and number of hours that volunteers work to determine the amount of insurance that must be purchased to adequately cover our volunteers. To be in compliance with State Law, WSU Extension has developed an online tool to facilitate collection and analysis of volunteer contributions. The system will be sequentially launched to each WSU Extension volunteer-based program.

More information on 4-H Volunteer Hours Reporting System is available at the WA State 4-H website at: http://ext.wsu.edu/Volunteers/whyReport.aspx

Again, thank you for all you do to support the 4-H program and thanks for making your hours count!

If you are an enrolled 4-H Volunteer, reporting your 4-H volunteer hours is REQUIRED!

https://volunteers.cahnrs.wsu.edu/default.aspx


4-H Leader Council

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting to take place on Thursday, May 16, at the WSU Extension Office.  Location:  227 S Garden Ave, Newport.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Composting Worm Bins Make Great 4-H Projects

If you have youth interested in gardening or horticulture, they may be interested in making a composting worm bin. Learn to show them how by attending this free class on making bins for composting worms presented by the Calispel Valley Library on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m., 107 1st Street, Cusick WA 99119. The first 15 people to register will receive the materials to make and take their own worm bin, free of charge, thanks to the Calispel Valley Friends of the Library. To register, call 509 447-2401 or e-mail beverly.sarles@wsu.edu

Click here for more information:  worm bin flyer (3)


4-H International Exchange Families Needed!

Experience the cultural richness of the world in your own home this summer.

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, dianna.ullery@wsu.edu


Washington State 4-H Advisory Board Minutes

Would you like to know more about what happens at the State 4-H Advisory Board meetings?  You will find a summary of the minutes and the full minutes at extension.wsu.edu/4h/state-advisory-board/


Register now for State Shooting Sports Championships

Registration is now open for the 2019 4-H Shooting Sports state championships! We will see you in Eatonville May 17 – 19! 4-H staff be aware when you sign off on these registrations you are stating the member is safe, currently enrolled and can hit the target at the distances stated in the synopsis. Synopsis are posted at: http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/projects/stem/shooting-sports/shooting-sports-events/


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

Issue292019April5

4-H Super Saturday – a Success!

Check out this movie on Magisto:  https://magis.to/v/aFQYY0EIQTw5T0VpYw

Copy & paste the URL into your web browser.

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:  rickeylola@gmail.com


Refrigerators Wanted

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:  lostinelk1@gmail.com

Jessica’s email address:  jessica@knightconst.com


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 jessica@knightconst.com to sign-up to bring food and supplies.

Food and Supply Sign-up Sheet – Provide adequate supplies for 100 people:

Item                                                     Club Name
Pasta

8 pounds, uncooked

Sauce

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
Lemonade Powder

2 large containers

Crushed Ice – 3 large bags
Desserts – Pre-cut

(include any required plates and

serving utensils)

Ground beef (pre-cooked)

15 lbs

 


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, dianna.ullery@wsu.edu


A message from Alex Laughery, 4-H State Teen Coordinator

Hello Everyone,

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

https://extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/4-h-adventure-education/rite-of-passage/

 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

 

Michael Wallace
WSU Extension, Regional Specialist
1000 N. Forest St. Ste 201

Bellingham, WA  98225

(360) 778-5813

e-mail: mlwallace@wsu.edu


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 tagwin@wsu.edu

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.

Full text:

https://www.porkbusiness.com/article/pedv-diagnosed-oklahoma-youth-expo


 

 

Issue282019March8

News of Interest for 4-H Clubs in Pend Oreille County

Horse Leader Committee needed.  Flyer:  4-H Horse Leader Committee

4-H Super Saturday – March 23, 2019.  Flyer:  Super Saturday

Train Robber Fundraiser – 2019 dates.  Flyer:  train robber fundraiser – 2019

Updated Constitution by-laws.  By-laws:  Constitution and by-laws of the POC update2019


PO County 4-H Enrollment Scholarship Procedures

Scholarships for $25.00 per youth are available to assist families in paying for the 4-H Online State Enrollment fee.  The scholarship is offered and funded by Pend Oreille County 4-H Leader Council. Applications are available from the Leader Council, Club Leaders and the Extension Office in Newport.  Enrollment scholarship application:  Enrollment Scholarship Application (1)

Steps to complete an application are:

 

Youth:

  1. Fill out both sides of the application form completely; read the agreement; then, assuming you agree with the terms of the application, sign and date the form.

 

Parent/Guardian:

  1. Review and sign your youth’s application form. (Make sure each youth understands their responsibilities in applying for the scholarship.)
  2. Give the form to the leader of your club so they can approve and sign each application.
  3. Leave the application with the club leader to bring to the next Leader Council meeting (6:30 p.m., every 3rd Thursday of the month at 227-A South Garden Avenue, Newport);
  4. or bring it yourself to the Leader Council Meeting;
  5. or mail it to: Attn: 4-H Leader Council, P.O. Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156;
  6. or scan and e-mail it to beverly.sarles@wsu.edu with “Attn: 4-H Leader Council” in the subject box.
  7. If your youth are not already enrolled,  go to 4-H Online https://wa.4honline.com  and enroll your youth indicating that you wish to pay by check.

 

Club Leader:

  1. Read the youth’s application and then date and sign on the back in the area, below the line, “For Club Use Only”.
  2. Come to an agreement, with the parent/guardian, regarding how the application will be submitted to the Leader Council, either by them or by you.
  3. Submit the application to the Leader Council, if so determined;
  4. or understand that the parent/guardian will be submitting the application.

 

Leader Council:

  1. Leader Council reviews and approves the scholarships at the next monthly meeting.
  2. The Leader Council Treasurer writes a check for all approved applications submitted that month and sends the check to Beverly Sarles at the Extension Office along with a list of approved applicants.

 

Extension Office:

  1. The Extension Office receives payment and the list of applicants from the LC Treasurer
  2. The Extension Office goes to 4-HOnline and confirms the enrollments paid for by the Leader Council on 4-H Online.
  3. Parent/guardian should receive an e-mail from 4-H Online to confirm enrollment in 4-H.

Refrigerators Wanted

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.


Grant County Shooting Sports Training

This training certifies 4-H volunteer leaders to be able to teach 4-H Shooting Sports to 4-H youth.  The opportunity for training was offered to Grant County for two weeks and is now open to additional counties.  We have two spots left for Shotgun discipline and eight for Rifle discipline.  Please send payments to Jeannie Kiehn, WSU Grant County Extension, 1525 E. Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake WA  98837 to hold your spot.  Checks should be made payable to “Grant-Adams 4-H Leaders Council”.  We are filling up fast!

Date:                  March 23 and 24, 2019
Time:                  9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
Place:                 Boyd Mordhorst Memorial Shooting Range, Hwy 282, Ephrata
Cost:                   $30 per discipline
Disciplines:       Shotgun and Rifle
RSVP:                   Jeannie Kiehn (509) 754-2011 ext:4309 or jmkiehn@wsu.edu


Washington State 4-H Fair Seeks Equine Superintendents

Steve Vonderau, Equine Coordinator at the WA State 4-H Fair, retired from his position following the 2018 fair.  The WA State 4-H Fair Board reviewed the position and decided to split the position into a Pre/Post Fair Position, and Superintendent positions for each of the equine sections during the fair.  Steve has agreed to fill the Pre/Post Fair Position.  By breaking the coordinator position up into several smaller positions, we hope to see an increased interest in filling one of the shorter term positions.

The job descriptions for the positions are available, along with an application form for interested persons. The schedule for the 2019 fair is as follows:

Sept 4-9               Senior Performance/Dressage Section
Sept 10-11           Harness Section
Sept 12-15           Senior Western Games Section
Sept 15-19           Intermediate Performance/Dressage Section
Sept 19-22           Intermediate Western Games Section

Completed applications are due back to the WA State 4-H Fair office by April 1, 2019.


Cougar Youth Weekend, March 30-31

Washington State University’s Dairy Club is hosting their annual Cougar Youth Weekend on March 30-31. This event is designed to get kids orientated with the dairy industry and dairy showmanship. Dairy experience is not required at all! Our team would love to teach any and all kids. We will have events from interactive seminars with Animal Science Professors in feeds, reproduction, animal care and more. We will also have a period of time of training kids how to show or judge dairy cattle depending on their chosen path. We look forward to hosting this event and would love to see a large turnout for this event. The information and required forms can be found here. For more information/questions email travis.lenssen@wsu.edu


4-H Horse Camp – Save the Date

4-H members enrolled in the Horsemanship project enjoy a week of overnight camping, education and recreation with their horses. Camp is packed full of educational workshops, fun camping traditions, and memories that will last a lifetime. The 2019 Mason County 4-H Horse Camp runs June 22-27. Members enjoy a week of equitation, showmanship and western games classes, trail rides, creative arts projects, and fun outdoor activities. Camp is held at beautiful Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp, a 400 acre tree farm located just outside of Shelton Washington. Panhandle amenities include modern dormitories, a 38 stall barn, riding arena, miles of trails, commercial kitchen and dining hall, a rustic lodge and beautiful lakefront areas for swimming. Please consider joining us for a week of fun and learning with your horse. Camp will be limited to the first 30 paid in full registered campers. Registration will open Spring 2019. ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DONE THROUGH YOUR 4HOnline PROFILE. Visit us at https://extension.wsu.edu/mason/4-h-youth-families/. For additional information contact Camp Director Melissa Seals at 360-280-5458 or macohorsecamp@hotmail.com or the Mason County Extension Office at 360-427-9670 Ext. 681.


SW Washington Shooting Sports Discipline Training for Archery and Shotgun – March 16-17

Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/klickitat/event/sw-washington-shooting-sports-discipline-training-archery-shotgun/

Location: Goldendale Primary School, Goldendale, WA 98620

March 16 @ 8:30 am – March 17 @ 5:00 pm Prices Vary

View the full registration packet: Registration Packet SW Region Training

Registration Packets must be completed and signed by local Extension Staff before submitting to the Klickitat County Extension Office.  Links for paying for Registration online will be sent to registrants once completed paperwork has been received.

Registration Open until February 28th, 2019.


4-H Leader Council

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting, which will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the WSU Extension Office.  The POC Extension Office is located at:  227 S Garden Ave., Newport WA.  The Leader Council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


 

Issue272019February8

Letter from the President of POC 4-H Leader Council

Greetings,

The clubs in Pend Oreille County 4-H are beyond amazing. I hear how well the youth are performing all over the state and it is mind-blowing. I know these achievements cannot be accomplished without great leaders and parents. Thank you!

My goal is to bring club leaders across the county together. Each month we meet for a Leaders Council Meeting to plan things for the county. I would love to see a representative from each club. We have various ways leaders can participate. There is Zoom, (video conferencing), phone in, or meet at the Extension office. We really need people to help guide the direction of the program.  I know time is a commodity these days so maybe an email that can be added to the News and Views of the things your club is doing would be a great start of bringing all of us together. It is our job to come together and recognize the achievements and to honor the youth who work so hard to represent their club and county.

You are a vital piece to insure projects continue to grow.  As a county 4-H program we have lost some of that community. Committee members are needed to insure everyone is moving in the same direction. The committees that need to be started soon are: Horse, livestock, demonstrations, fashion, record books, and nominations. Let’s reunite!

If you made it this far, I thank you. I look forward to growing with you.

Heidi Vaughn,

President, PO County 4-H Leader Council

https://www.facebook.com/pendoreille4H/


Wanted: Members for County Project Committees

The Leader Council wishes to re-establish periodic meetings for “Standing Committees” as recommended in the Leader Council By-laws. “All 4-H project leaders will automatically be committee members of their major project area”. The committees include but are not limited to:  Horse; Clothing – fashion revue; Livestock; Demonstration; Record Books – Awards; Nominating; Area Leader Representatives

If you are interested in participating in 1-2 meetings per year to help guide the 4-H program in Pend Oreille County, please contact Leader Council President, Heidi Vaughn at lostinelk1@gmail.com


Super Saturday is March 23

Mark your calendars for Super Saturday on March 23 at the Camas Center for Community Wellness. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and classes start at 9:00 a.m. We will have a full morning of classes followed
by a taco bar for lunch. Swimming and games will follow. Be watching for more details including a class schedule.

Attention All Club Leaders! The Leader Council requests that each club, from across the County, teach at least one class on Super Saturday. You will be receiving a call or e-mail from the Super Saturday Organizing Committee to find out what class your kids would like to teach. We respect your privacy, so if you wish to not be contacted regarding Super Saturday, please contact Dixie immediately at d.chichester@wsu.edu or 509 447-6453.


Know Your Government (KYG) – February 16 – 19, 2019

We want to wish all the KYG team, safe travels to the Olympia Center, in Olympia. So proud and cannot wait to hear about the experiences.

KYG is a hands-on learning conference focusing on a specific aspect of government. The conference topic and curriculum change yearly to keep it relevant to current events and issues.


National 4-H Conference

Willow Vaughn, member of Country Pride 4-H, has been selected to go to the National 4-H Conference.  Congratulations, Willow!!  Our County is very proud of you!

 


Refrigerators Wanted

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.


Next 4-H Leader Council – February 21, 2019

Please join us for the next Leader Council meeting to take place on Thursday, February 21, at the WSU Extension Office, 227 S Garden Ave., Newport.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Burundi

In February a team of your colleagues will be traveling to Burundi to visit our six 4-H sister schools there and provide professional development for the 4-H staff and teachers working in the program.  The number one request from the students in the 4-H gardening program is more 4-H soccer balls!  Please note that girls and boys play soccer in Burundi so it will be a gift used by all students.

So, please read the attached flyer.  Let’s send some balls to Burundi!  Click here for the flyer:  balls for burundi!-rev. 1719


Sheep/Goat and Beef Field Days Coming Soon!

4-H and FFA Youth, leaders and families are invited to attend Youth Livestock Field Days scheduled for Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 8:30am – 3:00pm each day. Topics covered at the field days include: Selection of project animals, Health Care, Quality Assurance, Biosecurity, Feeding and Nutrition, Fitting and Showing Demonstration, Clipping Demonstration and other pertinent topics.

The Sheep & Goat Field day will be on Saturday, March 16, at the Asotin County Fairgrounds in Asotin, WA. Separate tracks will be provided for youth interested in sheep and goat projects. The Beef Field Day will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Lewiston Livestock Market. The cost for each field day is $8 per person and includes lunch and handout materials. Preregistration is requested at least one week before each program. Day of event registration is $10 per person and lunch cannot be guaranteed. Registration is capped at 100 participants for each event.

Speakers for the program include local Veterinarians, Extension Faculty and Staff from the University of Idaho and WSU, UI Block and Bridle Students, WSU Veterinary Students, Industry Representatives and 4-H/FFA volunteers. Whether beginner or advanced, this program is designed to provide information and skills so youth will be successful with their market livestock projects.  Registration brochures are posted at http://extension.wsu.edu/whitman and listed under upcoming events.

This program is hosted by University of Idaho Extension Nez Perce County, and WSU Extension is Asotin and Whitman Counties.  For more information contact U of I Extension in Nez Perce County, 208.799.3096; WSU Extension Asotin County, 509.243.2009; or WSU Extension Whitman County, 509.397.6290.


4-H Horse Camp – Save the Date

4-H members enrolled in the Horsemanship project enjoy a week of overnight camping, education and recreation with their horses. Camp is packed full of educational workshops, fun camping traditions, and memories that will last a lifetime. The 2019 Mason County 4-H Horse Camp runs June 22-27. Members enjoy a week of equitation, showmanship and western games classes, trail rides, creative arts projects, and fun outdoor activities. Camp is held at beautiful Panhandle Lake 4-H Camp, a 400 acre tree farm located just outside of Shelton Washington. Panhandle amenities include modern dormitories, a 38 stall barn, riding arena, miles of trails, commercial kitchen and dining hall, a rustic lodge and beautiful lakefront areas for swimming. Please consider joining us for a week of fun and learning with your horse. Camp will be limited to the first 30 paid in full registered campers. Registration will open Spring 2019. ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DONE THROUGH YOUR 4HOnline PROFILE. Visit us at https://extension.wsu.edu/mason/4-h-youth-families/. For additional information contact Camp Director Melissa Seals at 360-280-5458 or macohorsecamp@hotmail.com or the Mason County Extension Office at 360-427-9670 Ext. 681.


Information Regarding I1639 and 4-H Shooting Sports

WSU has completed an initial review of I1639 and its potential impact on 4-H shooting sports. Because this is a new law, as the law continues to develop, future changes in procedures may need to be adopted by 4-H.

Standard 4-H requirements for firearm storage already meet the requirements of I1639.

4-H shooting programs are safety and responsible use education programs. It is WSU’s assessment at this time is that the structure of the 4-H shooting programs, practices, and competitions fall within the permissible firearm possession for youth. As always, it is important for 4-H leaders to comply with all 4-H regulations, standards, and guidelines. Additional, or modified, documentation may be required authorizing 4-H leaders to supervise youth at shooting program activities. A review of the current transport of firearms procedures will also be completed to confirm standard processes and required documentation are in place.

Continue our focus on safe practices for good results!


SW Washington Shooting Sports Discipline Training for Archery and Shotgun – March 16-17

Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/klickitat/event/sw-washington-shooting-sports-discipline-training-archery-shotgun/

Location: Goldendale Primary School, Goldendale, WA 98620

March 16 @ 8:30 am – March 17 @ 5:00 pm Prices Vary

View the full registration packet: Registration Packet SW Region Training

Registration Packets must be completed and signed by local Extension Staff before submitting to the Klickitat County Extension Office.  Links for paying for Registration online will be sent to registrants once completed paperwork has been received.

Registration Open until February 28th, 2019.


4-H Cat Show in Port Townsend – March 9

Paws-N-Claws 4-H Club in Jefferson County would like to invite all 4-Hers in the WA State 4-H Cat Project to their March 9th 4-H Cat Show in the 4-H Building at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Port Townsend.

This is a pre-entry only show. Entries are due by March 2nd.  Doors will open at 8am.  Show will begin at 10am. The cage theme is “My Favorite Book”.

For information, please contact 4-H Leader Laurie Hampton at catwoman@olympus.net or 360-437-2388.

Show Rules
Entry Form


Watch WSU Women’s Basketball with 4-H Promo Code – March 3rd!

Mark your calendars for 4-H day with WSU Women’s Basketball! March 3, at 12:00pm, the WSU Women’s Basketball team will be featuring 4-H, including games for 4-H kids at half-time.

If you’d like to purchase tickets, use promo code “4HDay” and tickets will be only $3.00! It’s never been a better time to watch WSU Women’s Basketball.

Purchase tickets here: https://ev9.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=WB&linkID=washst&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=&_template=chocolate


Upcoming Idaho Level 1 Shooting Sports Instructor Trainings

University of Idaho is hosting three Level 1 Shooting Sports Instructor Training sessions.

February 22-24 in Caldwell and Emmett Idaho will see Archery, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. April 13-14 In Coeur d’Alene Idaho will see Archery, Hunting, Pistol Rifle, and Shotgun. April 26-27 in Rigby Idaho will see Archery, Pistol, and Rifle.

If you are interested in attending any of these trainings, you can view details and register here: https://www.uidaho.edu/extension/4h/programs/shooting-sports/instructor/certify


2019 State Hippology Contest – April 13, 2019

If you are interested in participating in the 2019 State Hippology Contest, registration forms are due by April 1st.

Registration information and forms can be downloaded here: https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/2050/2019/01/2019-State-Hippology-Registration.pdf


WSU Veterinary Medicine 6th Annual Horse Course – March 2, 2019

The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting their 6th Annual Horse Course on March 2nd, 2019 in Pullman, WA. Courses include: Overweight Horse Management, Dentistry Demonstration, Physical Exam, Parasitology and more. Tickets are $40 per individual or $35 in groups of 10 or more.

To purchase tickets, contact Analiese Wenger (analiese.wenger@wsu.edu).