Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
March 27, 2008
On Sunday, April 6, the Timeless Clovers 4-H Alumni Association will host a 4-H Family Movie afternoon at the Princess Theater in LeRoy starting at 1 pm.
All 4-H Cloverbuds, Members, Leaders, Volunteers, and Fair Volunteers are invited to attend this special showing of Charlotte's Web.
Doors open at 12:30, and the movie will start at 1pm. Don't miss this FREE event for 4-H families!
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March 14, 2008
The Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference is an annual, fun-filled day intended for girls in grades 5 through 10, and their parents and teachers. The conference is held on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
The Bone Student Center on the ISU campus serves as Conference Headquarters. The BSC is located at the corner of College Avenue and University Street. Most workshops are held in other campus buildings within a short walk of the BSC.
to act as mentors and role models for women and young people by providing support, encouragement, and assistance in the development of their careers in science and mathematics (science and mathematics are defined to include all fields in the physical, biological, behavioral, medical,technological, and social sciences)
For Registration Information:
March 13, 2008
"Oh the places you'll go...in 4-H!" is a workshop being planned by 4-H volunteers: Alisa Clary, Kathy Weinzierl, Cathy Otto, Jeanie Wager and Extension staff to explore the possibilities in 4-H.
Participants will meet McLean County 4-H members whoare really "going places" in 4-H - including some of this past year's National 4-H Congress attendees. These members will share about their experiences and be available to answer questions. Attendees will also leave with an understanding of the new 4-H records implemented this 4-H year and also have more information about the State Award Application process, scholarship opportunities, and travel opportunities through 4-H.
This event is open to 4-H members ages 12 and older, parents, junior leaders, project leaders, and organizational leaders.
We hope to see you there - this is not an event to miss.
Click here to look at the flier.
Click here to register online to be eligible for door prizes - including Meal Tickets for this year's fair.
March 13, 2008
4-Hers enrolled in dogs will have the opportunity again this year to participate in a weekly training program. Trainers will be the fair superintendents with the help of some of the older 4-Hers. A beginner's class will be from 6-7 p.m. 4-Hers that have been through previous classes or that have experience showing dogs will have a class from 7:15-8:15 p.m.
Classes will be offered every Monday night starting April 21 through July 14 at the Interstate Center in the Mini-Expo. There will be no class on May 26 for Memorial Day.
Registration will be April 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Interstate Center in the Mini-expo. The cost will be $10. Both the 4-Her and the dog should be present for registration.
At this time, superintendents will need to see proof of current rabies vaccination and will check your lead and training collar.
If you do not have a lead or a training collar, they will recommend what is needed and will have them available if you choose to purchase the equipment at that time.
If you have any questions, please contact Jody Hughes at 663-8306(ext. 218) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 12, 2008
Due to the shut-down of the state fairgrounds until late May, the two Springfield-area Sheep Weigh-in/Tattooing locations for Saturday, April 26 AND Saturday May 10have been changed to:
Contact personis changed toEd Whitcomb, 217/415-2924.
The sheep weigh-in's scheduled McLean County have not changed.
March 11, 2008
Illinois and Missouri 4-H members, parents, volunteers and alumni will gather at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 17, 2008, for the seventh annual 4-H Day With the Cardinals. The Cardinals will be playing the Tampa Bay Rays in a 12.10 p.m. game. Tickets for the game will be $21.00 each, which includes a specially designed t-shirt featuring the 4-H Clover on the back and the Cardinals emblem on the front. In addition, May 17 is Kid's Plate Day at the ballpark, so all fans 15 and younger will receive a 10" dinner plate featuring Albert Pujols.
For more information: http://www.4-h.uiuc.edu/events/event053cards.html
As of today over 1100 tickets have been reserved!!!
March 11, 2008
Affordable Fashion Challenge
The Ecology Action Center will be having it's 3rd Annual Affordable fashion challenge on April 11 & 12. Good for 4-Hers who are taking the recycled garment project and/or who are interested in construction & re-construction! J
For more information & application: http://ecologyactioncenter.org/events/afford-fash-challenge.shtml
American Sewing GuildOn April 12 the Central Illinois/Peoria Chapter of the American Sewing Guild will sponsor a program by Nancy Nix-Rice, an image consultant from St. Louis. The program, Style on a Shoestring, will be held in Bloomington.
March 5, 2008
GENERAL 4-H PROJECT CHANGES
All action oriented events will take place on the first weekend of the fair–Fri., Aug. 8 & Sat., Aug. 10. These events will be made "competitive events" and "Top Winners" will be named.
CONFERENCE JUDGING HAS RETURNED!
All McLean County State Fair projects will be conference judged on August 15. This means that exhibitors will take their own projects to the fair, conference judging and bringing their projects home the same day.
Friday, August 8
ALL Counties: Formal Speech, Extempore Speaking, and Demonstration Public Presentations
Saturday, August 9
ALL Counties: Illustrated Speech and Original Works Public Presentations, and Bicycle Rodeo
Sunday, August 10
ALL Counties: Oral Interpretations, Food Demonstrations and Fashion Revue (McLean)
Friday, August 15
All other projects conference judging for McLean.
THERE WILL BE NO FOOD SKILL-A-THONS FOR 2008
All food exhibits will be either educational displays or food products. Food classes will also be conference judged.
CHANGES REGARDING ANIMAL EXHIBITS