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 Washtenaw County 4-H Newletter - October 2021

 The New 4-H Year is off to a great start…
4-H re-enrollment for 2021-2022 4-H year, open NOW!
Visit https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in using the same login email and pass- word from last
year. DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE! Contact the office, if you
need help!) Please plan to re-enroll by November 15 to make sure your 4-H mem- bership is not
interrupted.

Calling Washtenaw County 4-H Youth
It’s time to apply to serve as a Washtenaw County 4-H Ambassador!
4-H Ambassadors (ages 13-19 as of Jan 1, 2022) are responsible for representing and promoting
Washtenaw County 4-H at community events and assisting with county-wide 4-H activities. This is a
great way to build leadership skills and can be a path to future statewide leadership
opportunities. Training is provided. Ambassa- dor meetings will be held monthly- on average-
throughout the year to allow for
training and time to plan events and meetings may be conducted in-person or via Zoom based on the
preference of the group. Apply online no later than October 15 at the following link:
https://tinyurl.com/4y3m4577
Contact Jackie Martin with questions at marti623@msu.edu.
MI 4-H State Youth Leadership Council
4-H members age 15-19 are invited to apply for the Michigan 4-H State Youth Lead- ership Council.
This group serves as advocates, spokespeople, leaders, and advisors for Michigan 4-H programs
statewide. Serving on SYLC is a great way to meet youth from across the state, expand your
understanding of Michigan 4-H, and build your resume and leadership skills. More information,
including the application and infor- mation sessions, is available online at
https://www.canr.msu.edu/sylc/. Applica- tions are due October 31.

Fall Recognition Program - November 7th, 2021
All are invited to help celebrate youth and adults for their outstanding participation in Washtenaw
4-H during the 2020-2021 year! The program will start at 2:00 PM at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
Building A. Volunteers are needed to help with a craft or table decoration please contact the
office!
Michigan State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State
University Extension pro- grams and materials are open to all without regard to race,
color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability,
political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in
fur- therance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S.
Department of Agriculture. Quentin Tyler, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This
information is for educational purposes only. Refer- ence to commercial products or trade names
does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not men- tioned. The 4-H Name and
Emblem have special protections from Congress, protected by code 18 USC 707.

 

 

 

 

 

 


October 2021

Contact Us
Katherine Miller
4-H Program Coordinator mill2948@msu.edu

Ashley Walds
4-H Program Coordinator waldsash@msu.edu

Carolin Uhlemann-Short MSUE Office Support uhlemann@msu.edu

Phone
734-997-1678
Email msue.washtenaw@county.msu.edu Web Site
https://www.canr.msu.edu/ washtenaw/ washtenaw_county_4_h/index


MSU Extension Office Hours
October:
Monday & Wednesday
9 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 4-H team is work- ing remotely on several days, please don’t hesi- tate to contact us via email
anytime!

 

 

 


4-H Member News & Opportunities

 

Youth Show Premium Announcement
2021 4-H Youth Show premium checks and auction checks have been mailed out. All checks must be
cashed or deposited by December 2021.
The Horse Protégé Program is back and ready to start a new year!
We are excited to have 6–9-year-olds interested in learning ALL about horses in a fun and
educational way to join us. We meet for one-hour meetings monthly from October through March.
After that, we begin meeting one on one with assigned mentors and their horses until the Washtenaw
Fair in July.
Teen mentors wanted! Mentors need to be at least 13 years old, have shown horses at the fair for
two years and have a deep knowledge of horses, tack and care. If interested please contact the
leader, Abbie-Jo Wilcox at wilcox.abbiejo@gmail.com.
4-H scholarships available
Outstanding Michigan 4-H members who are involved at county, regional, state, national or
international levels are eligible to apply for Michigan 4-H scholarships to help fund their col-
lege experience. A number of scholarship opportunities exist, ranging in value from $500 to
$10,000 (over the course of four years). All applications are due by November 1.
Learn more and access applications materials at:
www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_scholarships_and_recognition_program/4_h_scholarships

National 4-H Week to be celebrated Oct. 3 - 9
For the 79th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country
will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 3-9.
During the 2021 National 4-H Week, Michigan 4-H is encouraging 4-H youth, volunteers, staff and
supporters to get out and “Find their Spark” – the theme of this year’s celebration. From
empowering youth to pursue their passions to learning new skills, this October is a perfect time to
help the next generation explore what interests and excites them. One easy way to do this is by
sharing how 4-H helped you or your kids find your spark on social media channels and with
individuals in your community.

Submit your County Medal Applications by October 10th!
Don’t forget to nominate your 4-H Leaders and volunteers to be recognized!
We are still taking nominations for Leader of the Year, Alumni of the Year, and Friend of 4-H
awards to be presented in November.
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Extension or bias against those not men-
tioned. The 4-H Name and Emblem have special protections from Congress, protected by code 18 USC
707.

 

 

CLUB LEADER UPDATES

 

 

 

ANNUAL CLUB REVIEW & FINANCIAL STATEMENT DUE
August 31 is the end of the 4-H Fiscal year. Clubs should make sure you have monthly bank
statements (if your club holds more then $100 in club funds), and meet with your club offic- ers
for your end-of-year wrap-up processes and conversations. If your bank sends state-
ments to our office monthly but you don’t have a copy, please contact the office.

ALL FINANCIAL PAPERWORK MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE BY October 20th!

These meetings are great for answering any of your questions about finances, fundraisers, etc.
CLUB REVIEW MEETINGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 20th, 2021. As the par-
ent organization, MSU, continues to tighten financial guidelines, which we are all required to
follow.
Please visit the following live link where you can sign up: https://
www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DABA622A1F4C16-4hannual1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
ALL Michigan 4-H Certified GOLD Volunteers are required to complete an annual back-
ground check, the Volunteer Central system will notify you when to renew your acknowl- edgement.
For more information, please reach out to Ashley Walds. https://
msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/application_info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL RECOGNITION SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 7TH, 2021
You are invited to help celebrate youth and adults for their outstanding participation in Washtenaw
4-H during the 2020-2021 year! The program will start at 2:00 PM in Building A at the Farm Council
Grounds. If there are any folks who are willing to help with table deco- rations please contact the
office!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Save the Date
2022 4-H Youth Show dates are July 24-30, 2022

 


YOUTH SHOW & YOUTH SHOW COMMITTEE
2021 Youth Show Cover Contest Extended to November 10th, 2021
This year the 2021 Cover Contest, was a class at the annual Youth Show, and we received the first
submissions of artwork for the front and back cover of the 2022 Youth Show book. Last Call to ALL
YOUTH for your ART! The Advisory Council will determine the winner of the contest. Deadline is
extended until November 10th! Please send in your art to be considered.
Help us plan and oversee the 4-H Youth Show by being part of the Youth Show Committee. Please
contact the office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HORSE ASSOCIATION Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of even months at 7:00 pm
Washtenaw 4-H Horse Association is open to ALL 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who are ac-
tive or interested in the 4-H Horse and Pony Project. The Horse Association is responsible for
handling many of the decisions regarding horses for the Youth Show. The Association meets every
month on the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The next Horse Association meeting will take place on October
26th at 7:00 PM . At this meeting there will be Election of youth board officers, committee
assignments (including Show committee, Youth Show Book and Tack Sale committees) and other event
planning items, along with ideas for the 4-H Horse program. We hope to see you there!

Tack Sale is December 4, 2021. 2nd date is February 26, 2022.
**Calling all Volunteers to assist with sign up, arrangement of tables, recruit- ing volunteer for
the silent auction and the food tables.**
If you would like to reserve at vendor/ seller table/ spot, please click on the QR code for the
registration form.

Spring Round Up is scheduled for May 14 & 15, 2022. One day is for a clinic and one day is for the
SRU.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVESTOCK & DAIRY Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of even months at 7:00 pm
The Livestock and Dairy Committee is open to ALL 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who are
active or interested in sheep, swine, beef cattle, and dairy cattle 4-H projects. The Livestock and
Dairy Commit- tee is responsible for making many decisions related to the Youth Show. This includes
Youth Show book changes, weigh-in, and planning for the Youth Show itself. This Committee meets
every other month, on the second Thursday of even months at 7:00 PM.
Their next meeting will be October, 14 at 7:00 PM at the Extension Office. We will be having
officer elec- tions and reviewing Youth Show suggestions. If you are interested in running for
office please contact the office. See you there!

 

 

JR LIVESTOCK Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of odd months at 6 pm

 

 


The Junior Livestock is an established group of youth with the same interest in the large animal
project ar- ea of our youth show. The youth members of this group range from ages 12-19 years old.
We meet every other month one hour before the Livestock and Dairy meeting at 6:00 pm at the 4-H
office. Special
meetings and activities are planned accordingly. Activities include educational programs,
assisting in setting the rules and regulations through the Livestock and Dairy Committee, mentoring
programs, fun
group activities, fund raisers, and community service projects. Club members hold junior club
officer posi- tions within the Livestock and Dairy Committee. New election of officers will be
determine at the October LD meeting. If interested in running for a junior office, please contact
Kathy Grau, Junior Livestock Advisor,
kgrau3437@aol.com or the 4-H Office for an application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SMALL ANIMALS COMMITTEE Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of odd months at 6:00 pm
The Small Animals Committee is seeking more involvement! This group is open to any youth, parents,
or vol- unteers who are active or interested in goat, llama, poultry, rabbit, dog, cat, cavy, or
pocket pet 4-H projects.
This group works very hard on planning for the Youth Show, arranging small animal related
workshops, and recruiting new 4-H members. Their next meeting will be held September 28th at 6:00
PM.
Small Animal Mentorship Program is for 4-H youth showing for the first time or cloverbuds that
would like assistance with showing and learning about their animal. Please contact the office for
more details!
Seeking new officers! The small animal committee is seeking new officers. If you are inter- ested,
please let the 4-H Office know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STILL PROJECT COMMITTEE Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of even month at 6:30 pm
The Still Project Committee is made up of any aged 4-H member or leader who participates in still
projects at the 4-H Youth Show. That means you! Please join in the discussion to make our 4-H
event even better!  Join us!

Please stop by the office to pick up material for your next sewing or craft project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARCHERY
Washtenaw 4-H Archery Club will resume in April. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for more
details.

 


JR Master Gardener
4-H Junior Master Gardener (JMG) is a program of Washtenaw 4-H Youth Development/Michigan State
University Extension.
JMG teaches youth 9-11 years old about gardening and volunteering via a series of classes.
Participants will plant a garden and care for it through harvest. Classes provide a high-quality,
positive learning experience via project-based, hands-on education. The pro- gram is based on the
research and expertise of Michigan State University and Master Gardener volunteers. We hope to help
kids
discover that gardening is a fun and rewarding activity and volunteering is an important part of
being a good citizen of the commu- nity.
Each JMG participant must attend all 6 classes, complete all quizzes, and accumulate at least 10
volunteer hours. Participants are responsible for caring for the JMG Garden, which they plant
during the class, throughout the spring and summer until the Harvest
Party. Participants who complete the JMG certification requirements above will be recognized and
will receive a 4-H Junior Master Gardener certificate of accomplishment at the Harvest Party! The
Master Gardener Volunteer instructors are screened MSU Exten- sion 4-H volunteers and they would
like to share their enthusiasm, expertise for gardening and volunteering with youth in our com-
munity. Applications open – April 2022; Program begins – May 2022; Harvest Party – September 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-H Exchange Program
International Programs Reboot with Outbound Q & A sessions. Please notice participants need to
register and there is a morn- ing session and evening session. This session if for families and
4-H Leaders interested in learning more about our International Pro- grams . When: Oct 12, 2021
07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudOyvrTguE9EhuawmsSqMRgDcD7KVRDq7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service Club
The Service Club raises funds each year and then donates all those funds back to the 4-H
participants through scholarships, awards, recognition, trainings and by their support for adult
chaperone expenses for many events. This group welcomes anyone and particularly those adults who
are finishing a 4-H career but are still looking for ways to stay involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advisory Council Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of odd months at 7:00 pm
Advisory Council is the association that helps to oversee activities for the county 4-H program.
The council is made up of all 4-H Leaders, Volunteers, and Teen Leaders throughout the county
program. It serves as a counsel to the 4-H Pro- gram Coordinator for 4-H Youth Development and the
Washtenaw County MSUE staff
Dress up in your favorite costume - it’s time for Trunk or Treat!! 4-H Advisory Council is
sponsoring a trunk at Halloween Trunk or Treat at Washtenaw Council Grounds organized by the Farm
Bureau
on October 19th and Saline Main Street on October 27th. We’re looking for volunteers to promote 4-H
at these local Trunk Or Treats.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SAVE THE DATE
4-H ADVISORY CHRISTMAS TREE SALE,
held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
will be held on November 27 & 28th and December 4th & 5th, 2021

 

 


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Support 4-H with the Tractor
Supply Co. Paper Clover
Campaign

 


LOCAL & STATEWIDE CALENDAR OF EVENTS

4-H Events and Workshops
October 6: 4-H Future Squad—Budgeting 101
Online
Do you have a plan to reach your financial goals? Do you know how you spend your money? This
workshop will get you started on creating a budget that works for you.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-6

October 7: 4-H Future Squad—Building Connections
Online
Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. During this interactive workshop youth will
learn how to build connections and how to network like a professional.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


October 13: 4-H Future Squad—Using Your Voice
Online
Participants will take part in discussions and activities to identify the unique strengths and
assets youth bring to decision-making groups and discuss strategies to remove barriers to
highlight youth voices. https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tractor Supply Company (TSC) customers across the nation will have the opportunity to support 4-H
youth by purchasing a $1 clover at checkouts when shopping both in stores or online at
www.TractorSupply.co m from Oct. 6-17.
Funds raised will support county, state and national
4-H programming. To learn more regarding the campaign, visit https:// www.tractorsupply.co
m/tsc/cms/4h.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 14: 4-H Future Squad—Goal-setting
Online
Whether exploring goals for future money or career goals, this workshop covers the importance of
goal setting and the basics of SMART goals, allowing youth to create their own.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-14

October 20: 4-H Future Squad—Career Connections Through Volunteering
Online
Do you hunger for social justice? Do you thirst for connection in your community? Assess your
skills and passions for volunteering as a pathway to career connections, as well as grow your
friendships and networks.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-20

October 27: 4-H Future Squad—Public Speaking
Online
This training will help participants learn the best practices of public speaking. Participants will
practice getting over nerves, learn what not to do, and hone basic public speaking skills through
hands-on activities and example videos.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-27

October 28: 4-H Future Squad—The Art of Time Management
Online
Time management looks at how you organize and spend your time. There is an art to arranging your
time to increase productivity and reduce stress. Learn some tips and develop some plans to best
manage your time.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The New 4-H Year is off to a great start…
4-H re-enrollment for 2021-2022 4-H year, open NOW!
Visit https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in using the same login email and pass-word from last year. DO NOT CREATE A NEW PROFILE! Contact the office, if you need help!) Please plan to re-enroll by November 15 to make sure your 4-H membership is not interrupted.
Calling Washtenaw County 4-H Youth
It’s time to apply to serve as a Washtenaw County 4-H Ambassador!
4-H Ambassadors (ages 13-19 as of Jan 1, 2022) are responsible for representing and promoting Washtenaw County 4-H at community events and assisting with county-wide 4-H activities. This is a great way to build leadership skills and can be a path to future statewide leadership opportunities. Training is provided. Ambassa-dor meetings will be held monthly- on average- throughout the year to allow for training and time to plan events and meetings may be conducted in-person or via Zoom based on the preference of the group. Apply online no later than October 15 at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/4y3m4577
Contact Jackie Martin with questions at marti623@msu.edu.
MI 4-H State Youth Leadership Council
4-H members age 15-19 are invited to apply for the Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council. This group serves as advocates, spokespeople, leaders, and advisors for Michigan 4-H programs statewide. Serving on SYLC is a great way to meet youth from across the state, expand your understanding of Michigan 4-H, and build your resume and leadership skills. More information, including the application and information sessions, is available online at https://www.canr.msu.edu/sylc/. Applications are due October 31.
Fall Recognition Program - November 7th, 2021
All are invited to help celebrate youth and adults for their outstanding participation in Washtenaw 4-H during the 2020-2021 year! The program will start at 2:00 PM at Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds Building A. Volunteers are needed to help with a craft or table decoration please contact the office!
October 2021
Contact Us
Katherine Miller
4-H Program Coordinator
mill2948@msu.edu
Ashley Walds
4-H Program Coordinator
waldsash@msu.edu
Carolin Uhlemann-Short
MSUE Office Support
uhlemann@msu.edu
Phone
734-997-1678
Email msue.washtenaw@county.msu.edu
Web Site
https://www.canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/index
MSU Extension
Office Hours
October:
Monday & Wednesday 9 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
The 4-H team is working remotely on several days, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email anytime!
Michigan State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension pro-grams and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Quentin Tyler, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not mentioned. The 4-H Name and Emblem have special protections from Congress, protected by code 18 USC 707.
4-H scholarships available
Outstanding Michigan 4-H members who are involved at county, regional, state, national or international levels are eligible to apply for Michigan 4-H scholarships to help fund their college experience. A number of scholarship opportunities exist, ranging in value from $500 to $10,000 (over the course of four years). All applications are due by November 1.
Learn more and access applications materials at: www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_scholarships_and_recognition_program/4_h_scholarships
National 4-H Week to be celebrated Oct. 3 - 9
For the 79th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week from October 3-9.
During the 2021 National 4-H Week, Michigan 4-H is encouraging 4-H youth, volunteers, staff and supporters to get out and “Find their Spark” – the theme of this year’s celebration.
From empowering youth to pursue their passions to learning new skills, this October is a perfect time to help the next generation explore what interests and excites them. One easy way to do this is by sharing how 4-H helped you or your kids find your spark on social media channels and with individuals in your community.
4-H Member News & Opportunities
Youth Show Premium Announcement
2021 4-H Youth Show premium checks and auction checks have been mailed out.
All checks must be cashed or deposited by December 2021.
Submit your County Medal Applications by October 10th!
Don’t forget to nominate your 4-H Leaders and volunteers to be recognized!
We are still taking nominations for Leader of the Year, Alumni of the Year, and Friend of 4-H awards to be presented in November.
Are there any businesses or community members, who helped in significant ways? Perhaps they could be a Friend of 4-H award nominee! Due October 10th
Forms to nominate: https://www.canr.msu.edu/washtenaw/washtenaw_county_4_h/scholarships-awards
The Horse Protégé Program is back and ready to start a new year!
We are excited to have 6–9-year-olds interested in learning ALL about horses in a fun and educational way to join us. We meet for one-hour meetings monthly from October through March. After that, we begin meeting one on one with assigned mentors and their horses until the Washtenaw Fair in July.
Teen mentors wanted! Mentors need to be at least 13 years old, have shown horses at the fair for two years and have a deep knowledge of horses, tack and care. If interested please contact the leader, Abbie-Jo Wilcox at wilcox.abbiejo@gmail.com.
ANNUAL CLUB REVIEW & FINANCIAL STATEMENT DUE
August 31 is the end of the 4-H Fiscal year. Clubs should make sure you have monthly bank statements (if your club holds more then $100 in club funds), and meet with your club offic-ers for your end-of-year wrap-up processes and conversations. If your bank sends state-ments to our office monthly but you don’t have a copy, please contact the office.
ALL FINANCIAL PAPERWORK MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE OFFICE BY October 20th!
These meetings are great for answering any of your questions about finances, fundraisers, etc. CLUB REVIEW MEETINGS MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 20th, 2021. As the par-ent organization, MSU, continues to tighten financial guidelines, which we are all required to follow.
Please visit the following live link where you can sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DABA622A1F4C16-4hannual1
VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS
ALL Michigan 4-H Certified GOLD Volunteers are required to complete an annual back-ground check, the Volunteer Central system will notify you when to renew your acknowl-edgement. For more information, please reach out to Ashley Walds. https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/application_info
FALL RECOGNITION SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 7TH, 2021
You are invited to help celebrate youth and adults for their outstanding participation in Washtenaw 4-H during the 2020-2021 year! The program will start at 2:00 PM in Building A at the Farm Council Grounds. If there are any folks who are willing to help with table deco-rations please contact the office!
CLUB LEADER UPDATES
Save the Date
2022 4-H Youth Show dates are July 24-30, 2022
YOUTH SHOW & YOUTH SHOW COMMITTEE
Washtenaw 4-H Horse Association is open to ALL 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who are ac-tive or interested in the 4-H Horse and Pony Project. The Horse Association is responsible for handling many of the decisions regarding horses for the Youth Show. The Association meets every month on the 4th Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The next Horse Association meeting will take place on October 26th at 7:00 PM . At this meeting there will be Election of youth board officers, committee assignments (including Show committee, Youth Show Book and Tack Sale committees) and other event planning items, along with ideas for the 4-H Horse program. We hope to see you there!
Tack Sale is December 4, 2021. 2nd date is February 26, 2022.
**Calling all Volunteers to assist with sign up, arrangement of tables, recruit-ing volunteer for the silent auction and the food tables.**
If you would like to reserve at vendor/ seller table/ spot, please click on the QR code for the registration form.
Spring Round Up is scheduled for May 14 & 15, 2022. One day is for a clinic and one day is for the SRU.
LIVESTOCK & DAIRY Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of even months at 7:00 pm
HORSE ASSOCIATION Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of even months at 7:00 pm
The Livestock and Dairy Committee is open to ALL 4-H members, parents, and volunteers who are active or interested in sheep, swine, beef cattle, and dairy cattle 4-H projects. The Livestock and Dairy Commit-tee is responsible for making many decisions related to the Youth Show. This includes Youth Show book changes, weigh-in, and planning for the Youth Show itself. This Committee meets every other month, on the second Thursday of even months at 7:00 PM.
Their next meeting will be October, 14 at 7:00 PM at the Extension Office. We will be having officer elec-tions and reviewing Youth Show suggestions. If you are interested in running for office please contact the office. See you there!
2021 Youth Show Cover Contest Extended to November 10th, 2021
This year the 2021 Cover Contest, was a class at the annual Youth Show, and we received the first submissions of artwork for the front and back cover of the 2022 Youth Show book. Last Call to ALL YOUTH for your ART! The Advisory Council will determine the winner of the contest. Deadline is extended until November 10th! Please send in your art to be considered.
Help us plan and oversee the 4-H Youth Show by being part of the Youth Show Committee. Please contact the office.
JR LIVESTOCK Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of odd months at 6 pm
The Still Project Committee is made up of any aged 4-H member or leader who participates in still projects at the 4-H Youth Show. That means you! Please join in the discussion to make our 4-H event even better! Join us!
Please stop by the office to pick up material for your next sewing or craft project.
ARCHERY
STILL PROJECT COMMITTEE Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of even month at 6:30 pm
Washtenaw 4-H Archery Club will resume in April. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for more details.
The Small Animals Committee is seeking more involvement! This group is open to any youth, parents, or vol-unteers who are active or interested in goat, llama, poultry, rabbit, dog, cat, cavy, or pocket pet 4-H projects. This group works very hard on planning for the Youth Show, arranging small animal related workshops, and recruiting new 4-H members. Their next meeting will be held September 28th at 6:00 PM.
Small Animal Mentorship Program is for 4-H youth showing for the first time or cloverbuds that would like assistance with showing and learning about their animal. Please contact the office for more details!
Seeking new officers! The small animal committee is seeking new officers. If you are inter-ested, please let the 4-H Office know.
SMALL ANIMALS COMMITTEE Meetings are generally held on the 4th Tuesday of odd months at 6:00 pm
The Junior Livestock is an established group of youth with the same interest in the large animal project ar-ea of our youth show. The youth members of this group range from ages 12-19 years old. We meet every other month one hour before the Livestock and Dairy meeting at 6:00 pm at the 4-H office. Special meetings and activities are planned accordingly. Activities include educational programs, assisting in setting the rules and regulations through the Livestock and Dairy Committee, mentoring programs, fun group activities, fund raisers, and community service projects. Club members hold junior club officer posi-tions within the Livestock and Dairy Committee. New election of officers will be determine at the October LD meeting. If interested in running for a junior office, please contact Kathy Grau, Junior Livestock Advisor, kgrau3437@aol.com or the 4-H Office for an application.
Advisory Council Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Thursday of odd months at 7:00 pm
JR Master Gardener
Service Club
4-H Exchange Program
4-H Junior Master Gardener (JMG) is a program of Washtenaw 4-H Youth Development/Michigan State University Extension. JMG teaches youth 9-11 years old about gardening and volunteering via a series of classes. Participants will plant a garden and care for it through harvest. Classes provide a high-quality, positive learning experience via project-based, hands-on education. The pro-gram is based on the research and expertise of Michigan State University and Master Gardener volunteers. We hope to help kids discover that gardening is a fun and rewarding activity and volunteering is an important part of being a good citizen of the commu-nity.
Each JMG participant must attend all 6 classes, complete all quizzes, and accumulate at least 10 volunteer hours. Participants are responsible for caring for the JMG Garden, which they plant during the class, throughout the spring and summer until the Harvest Party. Participants who complete the JMG certification requirements above will be recognized and will receive a 4-H Junior Master Gardener certificate of accomplishment at the Harvest Party! The Master Gardener Volunteer instructors are screened MSU Exten-sion 4-H volunteers and they would like to share their enthusiasm, expertise for gardening and volunteering with youth in our com-munity. Applications open – April 2022; Program begins – May 2022; Harvest Party – September 2022
Advisory Council is the association that helps to oversee activities for the county 4-H program. The council is made up of all 4-H Leaders, Volunteers, and Teen Leaders throughout the county program. It serves as a counsel to the 4-H Pro-gram Coordinator for 4-H Youth Development and the Washtenaw County MSUE staff
Dress up in your favorite costume - it’s time for Trunk or Treat!! 4-H Advisory Council is sponsoring a trunk at Halloween Trunk or Treat at Washtenaw Council Grounds organized by the Farm Bureau on October 19th and Saline Main Street on October 27th. We’re looking for volunteers to promote 4-H at these local Trunk Or Treats.
The Service Club raises funds each year and then donates all those funds back to the 4-H participants through scholarships, awards, recognition, trainings and by their support for adult chaperone expenses for many events. This group welcomes anyone and particularly those adults who are finishing a 4-H career but are still looking for ways to stay involved.
International Programs Reboot with Outbound Q & A sessions. Please notice participants need to register and there is a morn-ing session and evening session. This session if for families and 4-H Leaders interested in learning more about our International Pro-grams . When: Oct 12, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:
https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUudOyvrTguE9EhuawmsSqMRgDcD7KVRDq7
SAVE THE DATE 4-H ADVISORY CHRISTMAS TREE SALE,
held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds
will be held on November 27 & 28th and December 4th & 5th, 2021
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4-H Events and Workshops
October 6: 4-H Future Squad—Budgeting 101
Online
Do you have a plan to reach your financial goals? Do you know how you spend your money? This workshop will get you started on creating a budget that works for you.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-6
October 7: 4-H Future Squad—Building Connections
Online
Sometimes it’s not what you know, but who you know. During this interactive workshop youth will learn how to build connections and how to network like a professional.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-7
October 13: 4-H Future Squad—Using Your Voice
Online
Participants will take part in discussions and activities to identify the unique strengths and assets youth bring to decision-making groups and discuss strategies to remove barriers to highlight youth voices.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-13
October 14: 4-H Future Squad—Goal-setting
Online
Whether exploring goals for future money or career goals, this workshop covers the importance of goal setting and the basics of SMART goals, allowing youth to create their own.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-14
October 20: 4-H Future Squad—Career Connections Through Volunteering
Online
Do you hunger for social justice? Do you thirst for connection in your community? Assess your skills and passions for volunteering as a pathway to career connections, as well as grow your friendships and networks.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-20
October 27: 4-H Future Squad—Public Speaking
Online
This training will help participants learn the best practices of public speaking. Participants will practice getting over nerves, learn what not to do, and hone basic public speaking skills through hands-on activities and example videos.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-27
October 28: 4-H Future Squad—The Art of Time Management
Online
Time management looks at how you organize and spend your time. There is an art to arranging your time to increase productivity and reduce stress. Learn some tips and develop some plans to best manage your time.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/future-squad10-28
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