Saline County 4-H Connection
In This Issue
- Reminder: 4-H Records Due
- Saline County 4-H Achievement Night
- Thank You...
- Federation News
- Management Committee Meeting
- Achievement Night Committee
- Leaders and Adult Volunteers
- National 4-H Week Theme
- Window Display Contest
- Join us for Salute to Agriculture Day!
- Happy New 4-H Year
- Fly in the Sky: 4-H National Youth Science Day
- Attention Pooch Power Dog Club Members...
- September Birthdays
- 4-H Calendar
Reminder: 4-H Records DueReminder: 4-H Records Due Friday, September 9, 2016
You must turn in 4-H records to be eligible to receive a trophy or plaque at Achievement Night. Record forms are still available at the Extension office. Be sure to fill out the correct form for your 4-H age as of September 1, 2015. County Medal Applications are also due on Sept. 9th. Applicants must be at least 2nd year members. (You can't receive a County Medal or Blue Award if you don't apply.)
Due on September 9 from Leaders:
Club Secretary's Book
Club Treasurer's Book
Applications for Achievement Trophy
Club Award Order Form
Standards of Excellence Form
Financial Activity Statement
Forms or applications received after September 9 will not be considered.
Saline County 4-H Achievement NightSaline County 4-H Achievement Night- Monday, October 17, 2016 at Harrisburg Middle School.
Since last year's Achievement Night was so well attended, we will once again start with a Potluck Dinner at 5:30 p.m. with awards to follow. So, please plan to bring a dish or two to share and join us for a fun, informal meal before the start of our Achievement Night program. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend.
County Medals and Blue Awards
County Fair Plaques 1st Year Medallions
Cloverbud Certificates Club Awards
Scrapbook Award Secretary Award
Achievement Trophy 10-Year Plaques
Leader Certificates & Pins
Thank You...Thank You...
To all of our 4-H Leaders and Adult volunteers who "POPPED UP" just when we needed you to make our 2016 Saline County 4-H Shows successful. WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!
Federation NewsOfficer elections will be held at the 4-H Federation Meeting on Monday, September 12 at 5:00 pm at the Extension office. We are having a Soup Supper! Call the Extension Office if you plan to attend. Any 2 year 4-H member (age 12 and up) is eligible to run for a Federation Office. Officers must attend ALL Federation meetings and events. Newly elected officers will be installed at Achievement Night on October 17, 2016 and will be emcees for the program. Petitions are available at the Extension office, and anyone running for an office must bring a completed petition to this Federation meeting.
Management Committee MeetingThe 4-H Management Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, September 12 at 7 pm at the Extension office. We will be reviewing the 2016 4-H shows and choosing award winners for Achievement Night. This is an important meeting. All committee members are encouraged to attend.
Achievement Night Committee4-H Achievement Night Committee members...We will hold a short meeting on Monday, October 3, at 6 pm at the Extension office. We will be discussing the potluck meal plan, decorations and set up for Achievement Night. I will send out an email to all members of this committee (just in case you don't know if you are member). Please RSVP to the email. See you there!
Leaders and Adult VolunteersYou make our Saline County 4-H program successful every year! So we want to put you in the spotlight at Achievement Night. We know that many of you, our treasured volunteers were 4-H members in your youth. And we know that because you recognized the value of the 4-H program, you stayed long after age 18 to become 4-H club leaders or adult volunteers. In keeping with our theme, "Leaders Are Poppin' Up in 4-H!", we are asking for pictures of you, our adult volunteers, that we can turn into movie posters to use as decorations for Achievement Night. If you have pictures of yourselves from your 4-H days, maybe with a project, animal, ribbon, trophy, etc., please bring them in or email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get the pictures to us no later than September 26th. Current 4-H members look up to you, leaders and volunteers, as examples of caring, hard- working role models. We look forward to seeing your faces at Achievement Night!
National 4-H Week ThemeNational 4-H Week Theme: "Leaders are Poppin' Up in 4-H!"
National 4-H Week October 2 - 8, 2016
Let's all help to promote 4-H in Saline County and prepare for National 4-H Week.
Eldorado Mayor Proclamation - Tuesday, September 13
All Eldorado area 4-H members should meet at Eldorado City Hall at 4:30 pm to witness as Mayor Rocky James signs a National 4-H Week proclamation. Wear a 4-H T-shirt!
PSA's at WEBQ - Thursday, September 15
We will record Public Service Announcements at WEBQ Radio Station from 3 pm - 4 pm. The PSA's will run during National 4-H Week. I have pre-written PSA's or you can write a 30 second spot about your own 4-H experience. Call the office if you can record a message.
Harrisburg Mayor Proclamation - Thursday, September 15
All Harrisburg area 4-H members should meet at Harrisburg City Hall at 5:45 pm to witness as Mayor Dale Fowler signs a National 4-H Week proclamation. Wear a 4-H T-shirt!
Herrin Mayor Proclamation - Wednesday, September 28
All of our Saline 4-Her's living in Williamson Co. area should meet at Herrin City Hall at 1:00 pm to witness as Mayor Steve Frattini signs a National 4-H Week proclamation. Wear a 4-H T-shirt!
Galatia Mayor Proclamation - Wednesday, September 28
All Galatia area 4-H members should meet at the Galatia Village Hall Board Room at 3:00 pm (or as soon as possible) to witness as Mayor David Harrawood signs a National 4-H Week proclamation. Wear a 4-H T-shirt!
Window Display ContestWindow Display Contest
You and your 4-H club are invited to participate in the 4-H Window Display Contest. Just have your display completed for judging by Sunday, October 2, and call Nancy with the location so it can be judged! (Remember, your display doesn't have to be in a window. Any space that is seen by lots of people will be great!) We are asking that you leave the displays in place until October 8th, the end of 4-H Week.
Individual 4-H members who would like to design a 4-H poster for National 4-H Week are asked to have the posters in place by Sunday, October 2nd. Call Nancy with the poster location. I would like for all posters to be brought to Achievement Night on October 17 to decorate the stage.
Display and Poster Contest Guidelines
1. Promotes 4-H and what members gain from joining (20 points)
2. Follows the theme (20 points)
3. Has an "attention getter" that attracts viewers (20 points)
4. Is neatly and logically arranged and clearly expresses message (20 points)
5. Gives name of 4-H club and contact information, such as phone number, e-mail address, and where assistance is available (20 points)
Winners will be announced at Achievement Night! Good Luck!
Join us for Salute to Agriculture Day!The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to attend Salute to Agriculture Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, September 10 from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Prior to watching the Illini take on North Carolina, we invite you to enjoy a tailgate including a program hosted by WGN's Orion Samuelson. A Midwest Barbeque Buffet provided by University Catering will be featured in the tent. Adult meal tickets are $20. Student meal tickets are $10. A limited number of football tickets are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Game tickets are $19. Register at: https://ecommerce.aces.illinois.edu/salutetoagriculture/
Questions: Please contact Kate Yeazel at 217 244-1817 or email@example.com
Happy New 4-H YearThat's right, it's September and that means it's time to start a new 4-H year in your club and here at the county. What's new this year? Just see…
New 4-H Guinea Pig project
New 4-H College and Career project
New 4-H Beekeeping project
New project manuals for Computer Science, Sewing,Communications, Public Speaking, Geology, and Robotics.
There's a NEW TEEN CONFERENCE coming in January.
There's a NEW Illinois 4-H website which will be live October 1. No more digging for information…everything will be at your fingertips.
There's a NEW group for 4-H alumni… the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association so you never have to lose contact with all the things you love about 4-H.
See, there's plenty to get excited about in 4-H today.
Fly in the Sky: 4-H National Youth Science DayIt's time again to explore the new 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment! Join us on Wednesday, October 5th from 3:30-5:00 at the Harrisburg Park Amax Shelter! The 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge, Drone Discovery, will explore how remote sensing can be used to solve real world problems while learning concepts like flight dynamics, forces of flight, basic computer coding, as well as following federal regulations while operating drones. Please RSVP to the Extension Office if you can make it! (In case of rain, we will meet at the Extension Office.)
Attention Pooch Power Dog Club Members...Dog Agility practice is scheduled for September 6 and 13 at 6:30 pm Cheri White's shop to prepare for the Heartland Pet Fest at the Marion Pavilion on Sept. 17-18. Our Saline Co. 4-H Dog Agility participants will be demonstrating their Agility skills at 11 am and 2 pm on Saturday and at 2 pm on Sunday. In addition to these demonstrations, our 4-H youth will be holding demonstrations at John A. Logan Hunting & Fishing Days on Sept. 24-25, and in Mt. Vernon, IL on Saturday, October 1. Thanks to Cheri White for her instruction!
September Birthdays1 - Cassi Cotter
1 - Gavin Horton
4 - Tyler Anderson
4 - Alison Riddle
5 - Madison Sisney
10 - Zane Carlile
11 - MaKayda Irvin
15 - Rachel Myers
17 - Joselyn Bender
21 - Adrianna Hendrix
22 - Greyson Conley
23 - Chris Butler
24 - Tristan Mitchell
28 - Taylor Hale
30 - Alan Pribble
Happy Birthday to our Adult Volunteers!
4 - Amy Craig
9 - Jeanette Anderson 14 - Lavina Stricklin
18 - Cynthia Jean
1 - New 4-H Year begins!
5 - Extension office closed for Labor Day
6 - Pooch Power Dog Agility Practice, 6:30 pm, Cheri's
9 - 4-H Records, County Medal and other award applications, Secretary Books, Treasurer's Books, Scrapbooks, Club End-of-Year paperwork due in to the Extension office
12 - 4-H Federation Meeting, 5:00 pm, Extension office We will be electing officers for the 2016-2017 4-H year.
12- Management Committee Meeting, 7 pm, Extension office
13 - Eldorado National 4H Week Mayoral Proclamation Signing, 4:30 pm, Eldorado City Hall - Wear your 4H T-shirt!
13 - Pooch Power Dog Agility Practice, 6:30 pm, Cheri's
15 - Record PSA's, 3 - 4 pm, WEBQ Radio Station, Harrisburg
15 - Harrisburg National 4H Week Mayoral Proclamation Signing, 5:45 pm, Harrisburg City Hall - Wear your 4H T-shirt!
26 - Leaders, send in your childhood 4-H pictures!
28 - Herrin National 4H Week Mayoral Proclamation Signing, 1:00 pm, Herrin City Hall - Wear your 4H T-shirt!
28 - Galatia National 4H Week Mayoral Proclamation Signing, 3:00 pm, Galatia Village Hall - Wear your 4H T-shirt!
2 - Window Displays and Posters in place by today for judging.
2 - 8 - National 4H Week. Theme: "Leaders Are Poppin' Up in 4-H!"
3 - Short Achievement Night Committee Meeting, 6 pm, Ext. Office
5 - National Youth Science Day Event, 3:30-5pm, Harrisburg Park Amax Shelter. (In case of rain, meet at the Extension Office.)
8 - 10 - Discover Chicago
17 - Achievement Night, 5:30 pm, (Set up at 4:00 pm) Harrisburg Middle School
31 - Halloween