4-H Friday Blast 9/3/21
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  "Find Your Spark" Project Guide
  "Find Your Spark" Project Guide
 

Happy New Year 4-H Families!

Enrollment for the New 4-H Year begins in mid-September! Explore the Illinois Project Guide illinois.edu/4Hprojectguide to learn about new 4-H projects including Cover Crops & Quilting! 

New Year Tools and COVID meeting guidelines:

Illinois 4-H State Director Lisa Diaz's 8/24/21 email: https://emails.illinois.edu/newsletter/2101375551.html

 

VOLUNTEERS
Please watch your emails for rescreening information or updates needed in the coming weeks.  Some volunteers may need to update their volunteer paperwork.  We appreciate your assistance in keeping our records in compliance! 

 

Upcoming Events 

All activity/event guidelines may be subject to change at any time pending reevaluation by the University or Extension. 

Illinois 4-H: September newsshorts coming next week!

Natinoal 4-H - 4-H TODAY Newsletter

 

 
     
 
Illinois STATE Fair
Watch this video tribute to our State Fair Winners!
 

 

Illinois STATE Fair Results
Congratulations to the McHenry County 4-H general project representatives that competed at the Illinois State Fair on August 15, 2021.  As usually, our 4-H youth produced impressive results bring back many Champion, Reserve Champion & Inspire Awards!  See the McHenry County 4-H members' Illinois State Fair RESULTS

 

 
     
 
Experience Awards  
 

End of the Year Information - Deadline Extended to Wednesday, September 8

Note: download and save fillable files to your device BEFORE typing any information. Open the new SAVED document from your device to begin typing.  Always save including the name of the Child and Award.

2020/2021 4-H Experience Award applications, Secretary Record Book, and Treasurer Record Book are due by September 8, 2021 to the Extension Office OR uploaded to BOX. (Acceptable formats include electronic submission OR hard copy paper form) 

Please use ONLY the NEWEST version of ALL forms found on the STATE website: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/clubs/fiscal-resource-resources

End of Year Report Instructions– links to files & uploads for electronic files


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the 2021 Award Recognition links, dates & deadlines guide for links to awards and submission links for the following and more

2021 Award Recognition links, dates & deadlines

 

Experience Award Reminders: 

  • Include DATES on each item, if possible
  • Complete the description box for EACH item, do not just check the boxes
  • Always save a copy for your records

 Instructions:

  1. There are 4 dimensions of experience:
    1. Participation
    2. Community Service
    3. Leadership
    4. Project Learning
  2. For each item checked, write a note to the right explaining how you completed the experience. (what the event was, dates, etc.)
  3. Include club, county, multi-county, state and national experiences.
  4. You can only count an activity in one experience location. (no double dipping)
  5. Sign your application and get the signature of your parent/guardian and club leader.
 
     
 
  STTA
  Download the flyer for link to registration and more information!
 

Standing Together Taking Action

A 7-PART VIRTUAL SERIES FOR YOUNG LEADERS AGES 13 & OLDER

Navigating Social Justice for Teens
Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.

TOPICS INCLUDE: LEADERSHIP, RACIAL EQUITY, CONFLICT, RESOLUTION, SERVICE LEARNING & MORE!

October 5th & 19th
November 2nd, 23rd & 30th
December 4th & 21st
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST.
Via ZOOM

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 15
 
     
 
MCFA  
 

McHenry County Fair Association 

Attend the FIRST Annual Fall Faire!
October 2-3, 2021 at the McHenry County Fairgrounds!
11900 Country Club Rd, Woodstock

Antique tractors, scarecrow building, pumpkin painting and more!
Admission is free! 
Crafters and Vendors welcome!
Look for more information to come soon! 

 

 
     
 

Illinois 4-H Spark Sheets Now Available! 

Illinois 4-H Spark sheets: Nurture your spark and be inspired to keep learning or explore a career opportunity with these new project resources! Each of the 91 project areas has a guide that was created with input from 4-H staff and alumni. 

 
 
 

Question? Contact your 4-H Staff!

    Michele Aavang 
    4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator
    maavang@illinois.edu | (815) 338-3737 | Woodstock Office 

 

    Michelle Cox
    4-H and Youth Development Educator
    mcx@illinois.edu | (847) 223-8627 | Grayslake Office

 
     
 
 
 
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