The Extension office has been hoppin' the last couple of weeks. Lots of 4-H enrollments coming in to meet the Feb. 1 livestock deadline. It was great to meet a few new people and visit with everyone. We are entering the data and pulling books as fast as we can. Hopefully, your leaders will have the most recent round of manuals to hand out at your February meeting or event.
February is kinda known for being the Caring month. We have a special community service project going on this month. Have you seen the Birthday Bags promo on page 4? I hope you will consider joining the Tazewell 4-H family for this project.
We just finished entering all of the Clover Clinic registrations. I'm looking forward to seeing a ton of Tazewell 4-Hers at that event!
11 Beef Weigh In
11 4-H Night with Peoria Rivermen
18 Clover Clinic at ICC
20 Aerospace workshop, 9:30 a.m. to Noon
3 Sewing & Textiles Super Project Day, 2—4 p.m.
15 Dairy Lease papers due
15 Leader & Superintendent's meeting, 7 p.m.
17 Rabbit Workshop, Ext. Office Pekin
31 Regional Horse Bowl and Hippology contest
31 A Touch of Class A Barn Sale
1 Remaining 4-H Enrollment deadline
14 State Horse Bowl and Hippology contest
1 Horse ID papers due
6 CIRT Annual Horse Show
12 4-H Day with St. Louis Cardinals
18—20 Shooting Sports Instructors training
1 4-H & Jr. Fair Entry/Registration deadline
4, 11, 18, 25 Horse Clinics, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
9 Horse Quality Assurance & Ethics deadline
17 Tazewell week at Memorial 4-H Camp
17 A Touch of Class Open Horse Show
1 IL State Fair Livestock entries due to Springfield
1 Quality Assurance & Ethics deadline
9, 16 Horse Clinics, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
19 Pre Show Superintendent's meeting
24—29 IL State Fair Jr. Horse Show
28 4-H Show & Jr. Fair Set Up
30—Aug. 2 4-H Show & Jr. Fair
10 IL State Fair begins
11 Tazewell General projects judged at State Fair
30 4-H Show Evaluation meeting
4-H Livestock Enrollment—Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Goat, Horse enrollment period is closed for the 2011-2012 4-H year.
April 1, 2012 4-H General Enrollment—Anyone planning to enroll in a Rabbit, Dog or General project must complete their Enrollment form (blue), Project form (gold), Payment form (green) and pay their program fee by April 1, 2012 in order to be eligible to register for the 4-H Show exhibit opportunity. Use the IL Clover to Enroll.
June 1, 2012 4-H Show and Jr. Fair Class Entry—4-Hers planning to exhibit at the 4-H Show and Jr. Fair must complete a Registration/Entry form indicating the classes in which they will exhibit by June 1, 2012. 4-H Show exhibit opportunities are based on the projects that the 4-Her Enrolled. Use the Tazewell County 4-H Show book to Register (becomes available in the Spring.)
Illinois 4-H is offering six different volunteer training sessions via the Extension toll-free teleconferencing system. All 4-H volunteers are welcome to register and attend. Join with other volunteers from across the state for an evening of learning, idea sharing, and fun!
· Behavior Management – February 8
· Risk Management – February 13
· Parental Involvement – February 28
· Community Service – March 6
Sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will last one hour. Participants may listen toll-free from their own home phones. Registration information will be available from your local Extension office in early December. Print materials for the sessions will be mailed directly to volunteers once they have registered for a specific topic and date. There will be no fee to register. Please contact Sheri Seibold at email@example.com or 217-333-0910 if you have additional questions.
In addition, there are four online volunteer training courses that are available for 4-H leaders which can be accessed 24/7 on their own computer. These include Volunteer Orientation, Parliamentary Procedure, Program Planning, Public Presentations, and Working with Committees.