4-H Newsletter October 2019
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 at https://il.4honline.com Please see our website here for enrollment/re-enrollment instructions. All members should be an enrolled before participating in a 4-H event.
All members planning to show beef must be enrolled in the beef project by Janurary 15, 2020. The deadline for enrollment in all other projects is April 15, 2020.
If you have questions please contact our office at 815-268-4051.
Celebrate National 4-H Week
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. Look for ways to celebrate the week and either with your club or on your own - show that 4-H pride! Use the hashtag #inspiredby4H and #inspiredtoLEAD as you share your 4-H activities on social media. We will be sharing Illinois 4-H promotions and contests so make sure you're checking out our Facebook page all week long.
Sharpshooters Club is 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. The Ford-Iroquois Sharpshooters club is looking for more instructors in areas of archery, rifle, and shotgun. 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 any questions about the Ford-Iroquois Sharpshooters or would like to join the club please contact Jen at the Extension office 815-268-4051 or email@example.com
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/
Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Auction
Mark your calendars for the Ford-Iroquois 4-H Foundation Auction November 17 at St. Paul's Lutheran School Woodworth beginning at 1:30pm with a complimentary pork burger meal.
We have great items coming into the office already - patio furniture set, half a hog with procesesing, gas grill, and many others! Please help us spread the word about the 4-H Foundation's annual fundraiser. Money raised from this event covers the program fee for all members in Ford and Iroquois Counties, provides college scholarships, helps fund members to attend state 4-H events.
If you are interested in donating an item for the auction, please contact your club leader for more information or call the Extension office at 815-268-4051.
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.
Join the Speaking for Illinois 4-H Team
We’re looking for 4-H members interested in spreading the great news about 4-H. 4-H members 14 years of age or older can join the Speaking for Illinois 4-H team. The training is Saturday, November 9 at the Adams County Extension Office in Quincy.
The day-long training, provided by the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team, gives you the chance to explore your own 4-H history and why you are involved, put that story into words, and learn the best ways to approach donors, civic groups, elected officials, and others to talk about 4-H. Learn why 4-H believes in Positive Youth Development and how we emphasize the essential elements of Belonging, Independence, Generosity and Mastery. All of this – and more – is a part of Speaking for Illinois 4-H! Once you’re trained, you’ll receive an invitation to be a part of our Legislative Connection events at the State Capitol. There is a $12 fee to attend the training which helps cover the cost of lunch and supplies. Use the following link to register and get additional details: go.illinois.edu/sfi4H.