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The Clover Connection A newsletter for Douglas County 4-H Families and Volunteers for the week of September 12-18, 2021

2021-2022 4-H Enrollment Timeline

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

Please, DO NOT enroll before October 1. If enrollment is submitted before October 1, it will be deleted. Deleting enrollments made before October 1 will prevent families from being charged twice for the 2021-2022 4-H year.

December 1- Enrollment deadline for returning 4-H families and volunteers.

May 1– 4-H enrollment and project add deadline to be eligible to exhibit at the county fair.

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

DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT IF YOU HAVE AN ESTABLISHED ACCOUNT

4-H Camp 2022 Q and A

Question: Can I make a roommate request? Answer: Yes. The registration system has a section for making a roommate request. 

Question: Can I make changes to my registration after I click submit? Answer: Yes. To make changes to registration including roommate requests, contact Rock Springs directly at 785-257-3221.

Question: What is the cancellation policy? Answer: Cancellations within 4 weeks of camp will receive a full refund. Within 2-4 weeks in advance will forfeit 100% of the 10% deposit but will receive a refund for any additional payments made. Cancellations within 2 weeks or less in advance will not receive a refund. 100% refund for illness or medical issue with a doctor's note.

Question: What pricing tier should I register my child for? Answer: All Douglas County 4-H families should register under Tier 3 (subsidized cost).

Question: Will Douglas County 4-H offer 4-H camp scholarships? Answer: Yes. We are working to finalize the total scholarship dollar amount. It's our goal to offer scholarships to cover $150 for each Douglas County 4-H'er attending camp. Read next week's (September 21) newsletter for more details.

Looking for more info about 4-H camp? Visit: https://www.rockspringsranch4hcamp.org/

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

During the spring and summer of 2021, Eudora 4-H’ers had the opportunity to participate in community projects. For the first project, the club partnered with Becky Topil on bags to beds, creating a total of 12 beds with the help of FBLA and the Eudora school district. Through a grant from Serving Better Together, personal hygiene bags were included with each bed. The Donation was delivered to the Lawrence Community Shelter. The beds were made from reusing plastic grocery bags and braiding them into a mat.

For the second project, Eudora 4-H partnered with Feeding Eudora for one weeks’ worth of community meals. Through an additional grant from Serving Better Together, the club was able to purchase and serve meals for 2 days to 200+ community members each day. The third-day club members served meals donated by Barbwire Barbecue. Club members were able to participate by preparing or serving food.

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://www.douglas.k-state.edu/docs/4h/ambassadors/Ambassador%20Application%20Packet%202021.pdf.

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

Kansas 4-H Volunteer Project Leader Training Series

To help you kick off the new program year, this series is designed to provide tangible ideas and resources you can use to engage 4-H Youth. All sessions are free and will be recorded. The sessions are scheduled to start at 6:30 CST.

The general outline for sessions is as follows:

Sept. 21 – Personal Development– Public Speaking

Sept. 23 – STEM – Rocketry

Sept. 28 – FCS - Textile Science

Sept. 30 – Animal Science – Livestock

Oct. 5 – Service Learning

Oct. 7 – Creative Arts – Visual Arts – Barn Quilts

Oct. 12 – Financial Literacy

Oct. 14 – Ag & Nat Resources – Wildlife

To register for the event visit: https://www.kansas4-h.org/volunteers/project-leaders/index.html

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

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