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The Clover Connection A newsletter for Douglas County 4-H Families and Volunteers for the week of September 19-25, 2021

2021-2022 4-H ENROLLMENT

The October 1 Enrollment for 2021 - 2022 4-H Year, will open to all returning and new 4-H youth and volunteers.

Cloverbud Enrollment - Youth must be five or turn five by January 1, 2022 - No Program Fee

Full 4-H Membership Enrollment - Youth must be seven or turn seven by January 1, 2022 - Program Fee of $15

Beef Across Kansas - Youth Series

We are excited to announce the FIRST session of the Beef Across Kansas Series: ‘Ask Before You Buy'! Our goal is to increase the knowledge of Kansas youth participating in the beef project and help them to become more knowledgeable about the cattle industry. This session will feature cattle industry experts who will guide us in learning the parts of your calf while discussing desirable and undesirable physical traits. Additionally, you can expect to hear from show cattle producers on their tips and tricks as you make plans to purchase your next project.

Join us virtually on Sunday, September 26th @ 2:00 p.m. for the first session of the Beef Across Kansas Series - ‘Ask Before You Buy’!

Please register by Thursday, September 23 at Beef Across Kansas - 'Ask Before You Buy'

Registration is FREE and OPEN TO ALL!

2021 Northeast Leadership Event (NELE)

Kansas 4-H is Falling into Leadership! 4-H members ages 12-18 are invited to the NE Area 4-H Leadership Event (NELE), on Saturday, October 16th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in Heritage Hall at Rock Springs Ranch!

Delegates can sign up for multiple classes and adult sessions are also available. Registration is $30 which includes lunch, snacks, and a t-shirt.

The registration deadline is September 27. Register at: https://cvent.me/lzxY0g

4-H Camp Scholarship Info

Thanks to the generosity of our Douglas County 4-H Foundation and 4-H Council, we will be offering scholarships for Douglas County 4-H members to attend the 4-H camp at Rock Springs. Douglas County 4-H families are encouraged to complete a 4-H camp scholarship application by October 31, 2021. Completing the form during the early bird registration period will allow our program to secure ample funding to meet the needs of our scholarship requests.

$150 scholarships are available for each applicant. Scholarships are available to enrolled Douglas County 4-H members. The scholarship is paid directly to the 4-H family. If a camper does not register for or participate in 4-H camp, the scholarship is expected to be returned in full by June 1, 2022. Applications can be completed at: https://bit.ly/4-HCampScholarship  Questions about 4-H camp scholarships can be directed to Kaitlyn Peine at kpeine@ksu.edu.

4-H Council Service Learning Incentive Project

The Douglas County 4-H Council Community Service Committee would like to see all the amazing service activities that are happening from your club in Douglas County.

We ask that clubs please complete a google form showcasing your club service project. We want to know how many club members participated, who benefited from the project, how many service hours were completed, and how and when the project was carried out.

The service-learning incentive project submission is due by September 30. Club winners will be announced at the 4-H Achievement Celebration on November 7.

To submit your club project go to https://bit.ly/ServiceLearningIncentive

Questions? Contact Nickie Harding at nharding@ksu.edu

4-H Project Report Forms and 4-H Achievement Pin Applications

Kansas Project Report Forms and 4-H Achievement Pin Applications are required to be submitted to the 4-H member’s community club leader by the club’s application deadline.

To download the new report forms (General Report Form & Animal Report Form) go to: http://bit.ly/4-HProjectReportForm.

An electronic copy of the 4-H Achievement Pin Application is available at: https://www.douglas.k-state.edu/4-h/forms.html. Members should use the 2020 modified forms for the 2020/2021 4-H year.

For questions, contact Kaitlyn at kpeine@ksu.edu or Nickie at nharding@ksu.edu.

DOUGLAS COUNTY 4-H AMBASSADOR APPLICATION DUE OCTOBER 1

Are you at least a freshman in high school and have been in 4-H for a minimum of two years? Do you enjoy sharing your 4-H story with others? Are you committed to growing our 4-H program? If you answered yes to the previous questions, you should consider applying to become a Douglas County 4-H Ambassador.

The application process includes a written application, a written recommendation letter, an interview, and a short speech. The application and recommendation are due to the Extension office by 5:00 pm on October 1.

The application materials can be found at: https://bit.ly/20214-HAmbassador.

Questions about the 4-H Ambassador program can be directed to Sue Ashcraft at sfashcraft@yahoo.com or Robyn Kelso at drrobynkelso@gmail.com.

You can view previous 4-H newsletters at https://www.douglas.k-state.edu/4-h/newsletters.html.

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