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Click here to see this online
 
 
 
4-H Newsletter September 2019
 
 
 
Calendar of Events

September

1     Start of new 4-H year

13-15   Family Camp @4-H Memorial Camp, Monticello

14    State 4-H Shotgun Shoot, Bunker Hill

16   Due date for club books and award applications

21    State 4-H Archery Shoot, Pekin

October

6-12   National 4-H Week

12-13   State 4-H Rifle & Pistol Shoot, Bloomington

28     4-H Ambassador Info Night (details to come later!)

 
 
 
 
 
Start of a New 4-H Year
 
 
 
 

 

It’s the new 4-H year, and we’ve got lots of things to get the new year started! We’ve added four new projects: Child Development, Sports Nutrition, Family Heritage, and Visual Arts Leather! Download the new Project Guide @ go.illinois.edu/4Hprojectguide.

4-H Online is open for enrollment/re-enrollment.

 
 
 
 
4-H Shooting Sports
 
 
 
 

Sharpshooters, the summer season is upon us.  Below is a list of all dates and times for upcoming events.

Sept 21     Archery 2:00-4:00pm and Shotgun 4:00-6:00 pm  
Oct 5        Rifle 9:00-11:00am and Shotgun 11:30am-2:00pm
Oct 6      Archery 2:00-4:00pm

Please note that all above dates and times are subject to change or cancellation if volunteers and instructors are not available.  Cost of each event is $5.00 payable upon arrival at the range.  The location of each shoot will be the Iroquois County Law Enforcement Association Range located in the north-east corner of the Iroquois County Fairgrounds north of Crescent City. If you have any questions or would like to join the Sharpshooters club please contact Jen at the Extension office 815-268-4051 or jodle@illinois.edu 

Looking for Shooting Sports Instructors, Training Oct. 19
Help ensure young people are exposed to everything the outdoors and shooting sports has to offer by becoming a certified 4-H shooting sports volunteer. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. Contact the Extension office for more information about the upcoming training on October 19 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 4-H Memorial Camp near Monticello. Additional training will be completed online. Registration is due Oct. 9.

Learn more about the Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program at: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/shooting-sports

 
 
 
  
 
 
 

If you have gone to our county 4-H website lately you'll have noticed its new look. Please be patient as it is a work in progress and we continue to update it. If you haven't checked it out yet, take a look!

The State 4-H page also continues to have many great resources for members, families, and leaders - check them out at  https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/

 
 
 
  
 
 
 

Every 4‑H’er has a story, and those stories are worth telling! Share how your child is making a difference in 4-H and it could earn them a $5,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. to be featured at National 4‑H Council’s Legacy Awards. Apply by October 21. Click here for more information and to apply.

 
 
 
 
Special Offer to 4-H Families
 
 
 
 

Georgia Boot to offer 4-H Discount in August & September
Georgia Boot is the brand known as “America’s hardest working boot” with a legacy of comfort and durability passed down from generation to generation.  As part of the #4HBestBootForward campaign, Georgia Boot is offering a bold, one-of-a-kind 50% off discount on any boots on the georgiaboot.com website (except clearance items). This offer will be available for 8-weeks only, starting August 1st and can be redeemed via a coupon code.  In addition to the 50% discount, Georgia will also donate 5% of all boot sales using the coupon code back to National 4-H Council.  To get your discount code go to https://www.georgiaboot.com/4-h/ and register today.

 
 
 
 
4-H Week Oct. 6-12
 
 
 
 

National 4-H Week is our time to tell the world about 4-H. This year’s theme, INSPIRED to LEAD | CALLED to SERVE, captures what it means to be a 4-H member. You are encouraged to find ways to celebrate October 6 – 12. Use the hashtag #inspiredby4H and #inspiredtoLEAD as you share your 4-H activities on social media. More info to come!