White County 4-H News
In This Issue
- It’s National 4-H Week—October 1-7, 2017
- Mark Your Calendars
- Kids Helping Kids
- National 4-H Week Events - What's in Your Window?
- Shooting Stars SPIN Club starting up once again!!!
- National Youth Science Day Workshop
- Welcome to the “KHK Mission Agventure” the 14th Annual Kids Helping Kids Walk 2017
- Corn Day’s King & Queen Coronation, Parade, and Reception
- Committee Meetings
- Tell us what you think...
- Illini Fighting Hunger Food Packaging Event
- Pre-K Fall Fun Fest
- Evening of Excellence
- Information to make your new year sparkle!
- National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum
- Go on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC!
- 2018 Salute to Excellence 4-H Volunteer Awards
- Who will win $5,000
It’s National 4-H Week—October 1-7, 2017This week we join over 6 million other 4-H members in celebrating National 4-H Week. You're part of a special group of kids who use their Head, Heart, Hands, and Health to make the world a better place. 4-H youth are a living, breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles, and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live. Celebrate the uncommon commitment of 4-H'ers during National 4-H Week and recognize the confidence, passion and practical skills that prepare them to step up to the challenges of our complex changing world. Illinois is using the theme "Mission: Adventure –Join the Team. Change the World " because that's just what happens when you join 4-H… ADVENTURE!
Your invitation to the Corn Day Coronation, 4-H Kids Helping Kids Walk, & Evening of Excellence Awards Night is enclosed!
Mark Your CalendarsOctober
1 Shooting Sports - 2pm
2 4-H Week Proclamation Norris City Signing - 3:30pm
3 4-H Week Proclamation Carmi Signing - 3:30pm; Federation Window Display - Historical Society- 4:00pm
4 National Youth Science Day - 4:00pm - Extension Office; Federation Meeting - 5:30pm Everyone is Welcome!
5 Window Displays are to be done by 12:00pm; 4-H Week Proclamation Grayville Signing - 12:30pm
9 Kids Helping Kids Walk - 8:30am @ 4-H GIFT Garden in Carmi Registration starts at 8:30am
13 King & Queen Candidates on Open Line - 8:50am
14 Candy Corn Run - Water Station Helpers - Back side of Christian Church - 7:45am (Help is needed); Corn Days Coronation - 12:00pm; Reception - 1:00pm; Parade - 4:00pm
20 Scrapbooks Due by 4:30pm
24 Livestock Committee Meeting 5:00pm; Support Committee Meeting 6:00pm
26 Kiwanis luncheon for Corn King & Queen contestants
28 Illini Fighting Hunger Food Packaging Event - Ten Mile Baptist Church - McLeansboro - 8:30am; Pre-K Fall Fun Fest - 10-1 - Floral Hall (Petting zoo animals needed)
2 Federation Meeting 5pm
4 Evening of Excellence - 5:00 - Supper 6:00 - Awards - Norris City HS
11 Veterans Day
18 Festival of Trees
(Possible Photography Workshop in Nov.)
Kids Helping KidsOctober is a busy month for KHK. On October 9 the KHK walk will be held at the Gift Garden in Carmi. This walk allows local 4-H'ers to participate in Kids Helping Kids. With the money raised from the walk, KHK is able to give money to local needy kids in our community. Thanks for donating.
National 4-H Week Events - What's in Your Window?Once again we are asking clubs to participate in the Window Display Contest the week of Corn Days/National 4-H Week. The theme this year is "Mission: Adventure –Join the Team. Change the World. " Windows should be up and ready to be judged by noon on October 5 and will stay up (at least in Carmi) until October 15. Call the office to let us know where your window will be. Cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Shooting Stars SPIN Club starting up once again!!!The White County Shooting Stars SPIN Club will be beginning again on October 1 at 2:00pm. Disciplines: Archery, Air Rifle, and Shotgun Held at the Carmi Rifle Club. Krisanne - (1-862-266-1045) At the shoot, she will have the registration form, assumption of risk form, and will need to collect a $5.00 fee for enrollment (if you are not in a regular 4-H club) before you are able to shoot.
National Youth Science Day WorkshopINCREDIBLE WEARABLES!
Join the largest science experiment ever!
4-H National Youth Science Day is the world's largest youth-led science experiment in the country. This year's NYSD will be Oct. 4 starting at 4pm at the White Co. Extension Office during National 4-H Week. The incredible wearables kit is perfect for classrooms, clubs, or at home! Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E588sR-UeyM
Welcome to the “KHK Mission Agventure” the 14th Annual Kids Helping Kids Walk 2017The annual Kids Helping Kids walk sponsored by local 4-H members will be held on October 9, 2017 at the White County 4-H GIFT Garden in Carmi. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9:00. The theme for this year's walk is "Mission Agventure." The committee is so excited about the Ag Olympics they have planned.
Kids Helping Kids is a program that was developed in 2003 by the 4-H Federation Club. 4-H members in White County every year have a walk to help raise money to assist children in the community. All of the money raised is spent on children in White County. Some of the main projects that Kids Helping Kids provides is pool passes to local children and clothes for back to school. In the past, Kids Helping Kids has also provided the opportunity for children to go to camps, registration fees for sports, Christmas gifts, and so much more. The program has provided many opportunities for local children. Every year in October the 4-H members have to collect money to participate in the walk. If anyone in the community would like to donate to this program, please contact Amber Ochs at 618-838-8028 to find out more information. The more money raised means more money can be spent to help local children. What is so great about this program is the kids in 4-H get to experience the joy of helping others.
If at all possible, we would like to have at least one leader from each club present to collect money from the walkers. Donuts and breakfast pizza will be served during the walk. After the walk there will be a little bit of time to work in the garden! If you need directions, please call a leader, or call the Extension Office at 382-2662.
Corn Day’s King & Queen Coronation, Parade, and ReceptionWe hope all of you will be able to attend the coronation of the new 2017 4-H Corn King & Queen. Retiring King & Queen Jace Carter and Josephine Hubele will be passing the crowns on to the new royalty at 12:00 p.m. on Corn Day at the Kiwanis stage downtown.
Queen candidates are: Olivia Bohleber, Isabelle Bryant, Laney Cawthron, Payton Dixon, Caitlin South
King candidates are: Gia Berekashvili, Kaden Carter, Chase Harms, Colton Harms, Cody Nausley
After the coronation, the candidates and everyone is invited to the reception to congratulate the new King and Queen which will be held at the Cherry Street Annex Building at 1:00 pm; refreshments will be served. The Centerville Ripsnorters and the Mad Hatter 4-H Club's will sponsor the reception which is hosted by the retiring King & Queen. A huge thank you to Kiwanis for continuing to sponsor this award for the 4-H program. Remember this award is based on points awarded for excelling in all aspects of the 4-H program. All of these candidates have been involved in many 4-H programs and activities and deserve recognition for their efforts. If anyone is interested in walking in the parade carrying the flag etiquette signs, please let the office know ASAP at 382-2662.
Committee MeetingsOctober 24, 2017
Livestock Committee Meeting, 5:00 PM
Committee Members: Derek & Kathy Price, Levi Marsh, Cole Fechtig, Rodney Ochs, Donnie Seitz, Jim & Karen McKinney, JJ McKinney and John McKinney, Kevin Hammell, Mallory Thompson, Kelly Garner, and Brad Gates
Support Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM
Committee Members: Holly Healy, Charlie Nolan, Jennifer Carter-James, Liz Masterson, Anna York, Wayne & Kay Roser, Cole Fechtig, Kathy Price, Rachelle Hubele, and the Federation President
Tell us what you think...More than 3,100 4-H members exhibited in the Illinois State Fair 4-H Project Show this year. We had all kinds of excitement… from hands on demonstrations by the U of I College of Vet Med to the announcement of a $1.5 million dollar grant from Google and the launch of a virtual reality 4-H world. As many cool things as we had, we know there are always ways we can improve. We want to hear it all… the good, the not so good, and the downright amazing. Write us a note at illinois4H@illinois.edu.
Share Your Story
The Illinois 4-H website has a place for you to share the story of your 4-H adventure. We want to hear from you! Club leaders, we know you're proud of your club members, so please take two minutes to tell us about your club and include a photo! We will feature all the stories on the website during the year. The share your story option is on EVERY program page and EVERY event page.
Illini Fighting Hunger Food Packaging EventSaturday, October 28, 2017 - 8:30am-12:00pm - Ten Mile Baptist Church, McLeansboro
Many people in our communities do not know where their next meal will come from. Many worry how they will feed their families. Our local food pantries need help to meet the needs of our area. YOU can help! Gallatin, Hardin, Hamilton, Pope, Saline, and White County 4-H members, volunteers, and parents are partnering to package meals to stay in our 6 counties. We need 50-60 volunteers to make this possible!
Check-In and set-up will begin at 8:30 with welcome and instructions beginning at 9:00. We anticipate packaging will take approximately 3-4 hours to package the meals. This will depend on the number of volunteers we have. Volunteers must be age 10 and older to work on the packaging line. To sign up, go online to https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=17189 or call the Extension Office. Each participant will need to bring a signed Assumption of Risk form to the event. This is your opportunity to help fight hunger in your community. Kate Miller is the coordinator of this event and needs your help to make this a success. Remember this will count on your records as a multi-county activity. Register today!
Pre-K Fall Fun Fest"Bulldogs Rock"
October 28, 2017, 10:00-1:00
Every year there is a petting zoo offered by the Mad Hatter's 4-H club. This year we are opening it to White County 4-H members. If you have a small pet that you would like to have in the "zoo" please let us know.
Evening of ExcellenceEvening of Excellence will be on November 4 and the evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a finger foods and sandwiches potluck. The awards program will begin at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Norris City High School like before.
Clubs will present skits during the evening. The theme is "Mission: Adventure –Join the Team. Change the World." Please try to keep the skit under 6 minutes. Make sure you call the office with the title of your club's skit. I need clubs to help set up and clubs to tear down. Let me know who will be doing what!
Please call the office ASAP to let us know if you are interested in being a part of the program for the evening. We will need kids to announce the winners, someone to take photos of award winners, kids to hand out programs the night of the awards, and workers in the kitchen.
Lots of awards will be presented that evening—prizes, medals, and cash! Don't be missing if we call your name!
Information to make your new year sparkle!Consider taking one of these NEW projects: Collectibles, Creative Writing, Coding in Visual Programming Languages, Coding in Text Based Programming Languages, Seeing i2i - Adventures in Diversity and Cultural Awareness, Free Range Robotics, 3-D Printing & Design, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Fiber Arts, Stained Glass Projects, Duct Tape Crafts, Paper Crafts, and Getting Started in Art (beginner level)
National 4-H Volunteer e-ForumComing soon to an Extension Office near you…the 2017 National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum, #4HGrows Through Volunteers!
You are invited to be a part of the very first National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum! This is your chance to get energized as you network with volunteers, county-based staff, and state specialists from all across the county where #4HGrows through volunteers!
The e-Forum series includes three sessions:
Cultivating an Environment of Growing True Leaders: Thursday, October 5; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. This session includes ideas and activities volunteer leaders and teens serving in leadership roles can use to create engaging 4-H club experiences that stimulate valuable skill development in the club setting.
"STEM"ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders: Thursday, November 2; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Learn about strategies to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts into animal science program and project areas.
Helping 4-H'ers Grow in Life & Work: Thursday, December 7; 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Explore successful programs being implementing across the country that help youth focus on life-long learning, workforce readiness and career exploration.
Each e-Forum session is designed to include presenters sharing information virtually and interactive, hands-on activities at the local site that all volunteers, teen leaders and staff will participate in during the 90-minute program. Contact your 4-H Extension staff to let them know you are interested in participating and to find the closest location where you can attend!
Go on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, DC!Even though we just finished the summer of 2017, we're already making plans for next summer's Illinois' Citizenship Washington Focus trip! The dates have been set for Saturday, July 7 to Saturday, July 14! Registration will open in mid-October, so start YOUR planning now to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime 4-H experience! Citizenship Washington Focus is for 4-H members ages 14-18 by May 1, 2018. Our delegates will travel by bus or air, depending upon the number of final delegates who register. Teens explore the federal legislative process through workshops and hands-on sessions, tour historical sights and museums, provide youth voice on issues that concern them, visit federal legislative offices, and meet teens from other states. The 2017 cost to youth was $1025, with financial assistance from the Illinois 4-H Foundation. Our 2018 costs have not been finalized. More information is available on the 4-H website: https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/events/citizenshipwashingtonfocus. Registration will open mid-October through December 1, so start planning now!
2018 Salute to Excellence 4-H Volunteer AwardsThe Illinois 4-H program is built on the work of amazing volunteers and we look forward to recognizing our volunteers for what they do! The National 4-H Council sponsors the Salute to Excellence Award Program that targets 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege. Outstanding local volunteers can be nominated for consideration as the 2018 Illinois Salute to Excellence Volunteer. If you are interested in nominating a volunteer for consideration, contact your extension office.
The award categories are:
Volunteer of the Year – recognizing individuals who have served as 4-H volunteers for less than 10 years at the local, county, region, and state level.
Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer – recognizing individuals who have served 10 or more years at the local, county, region or state level.
If you have an idea of an outstanding volunteer, contact the office. We must submit all paperwork by OCTOBER 20.
Illinois 4-H has a history of producing winning volunteers and is proud to remind you of recent Illinois Salute to Excellence Award winners:
2016 Illinois Volunteer of the Year – Mark Holysz, DuPage County Volunteer; also selected from the twelve states that make up the North Central Region, as the 2016 North Central Region Volunteer of the Year.
2017 Illinois Volunteer of the Year – Leslie Starasta, Logan County Volunteer, also selected fr om the twelve states that make up the North Central Region as the 2017 North Central Region Volunteer of the Year.
Who will win $5,000The Youth in Action Award honors four 4-H members who have gained critical life skills through their 4-H experience and have used those skills to overcome a challenge, or challenges, they have faced. Each of the honorees epitomize 4-H youth empowerment and leadership. In addition, the winners have demonstrated the positive impact they've made with their family, peers and community through their 4-H experiences.
It's time, again, to nominate outstanding 4-H members in four different categories: Agriculture, Citizenship, Healthy Living, and STEM. Each winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship for higher education, be featured as the 4-H Youth Spokesperson for their pillar area and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at National 4-H Council's Legacy Awards. Learn more at http://4-h.org/parents/4-h-youth-in-action/. Deadline for application is October 23.