Piatt County 4-H News
4-H August 2012
In This Issue
Dear 4-H Families,
Congratulations to all 4-H'ers who participated in the 4-H Fair. Hopefully you were able to learn from your project(s) and you are starting to think about what project(s) you want to sign up for next year. Don't forget to complete your 4-H record book and submit it to your 4-H leader.
A big thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the 4-H Fair. Your time and efforts are GREATLY appreciated.
4-H Youth Development Educator
Calendar of Events
August 3rd-Sewing with Lynn, Extension office, 9:00 a.m.—11.00 a.m.
August 6th-Member Record Workshop, Extension office, 6:30 p.m.
August 8th-State Fair Jr. Livestock for Beef, Rabbit and Swine
August 9th-State Fair Jr. Livestock for Beef, Goats, Poultry, and Swine.
August 9-19th– Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Il.
August 11th-Piatt County Day at the State Fair
August 12th-Pool Party
August 25th-State 4-H Dog Show
August 31st– 4-H member records are due at the Extension office, by 4:30 p.m.
September 1, 2012– 4-H New Year Begins
September 1st– Red House Gallery
September 15th-Red House Gallery
September 20th, Open House
Attention Visual Arts and Photography Exhibitors
We have a very exciting opportunity to have a 4-H Art Exhibit at the Red House Gallery on September 1st and 15th, which is the day of the Monticello Celebration. I am looking for submissions from any member with art suitable for hanging. Please call me at 762 2191 and let me know if you are interested in taking part by no later than August 13th.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD
9:00 – 11:00 AM
We will be making a pillow case.
You will need to bring the following supplies:
1 yard of fabric – 45" wide
½ yard of contrast fabric (for top band) – 45" wide
Thread to match
Types of fabric: Cotton fabrics – please NO knits or fleece
Please pre-wash all your fabric before the workshop.
This prevents any shrinking later.
Do you have any questions?
Please call Lynn Remmert at 762-7932.
Limited seating for this workshop,
please call the Extension office at
217-762-2191 to sign up for this
4-H Open House
Invite your friends to our 4-H Open House at 6:30 p.m. on September 20th. They can find out about all the fun things that we do in 4-H and sign up to join our 4-H family.
SPIN Club Volunteers needed!
We are looking for
volunteer leaders for new SPIN Clubs!
Special Interest (SPIN) clubs focus on a particular area of interest – anything from sewing to robotics and everything in between. All you need is the interest, an adult leader and at least 5 youth members. SPIN clubs only need to meet 6 times and you can set your schedule to your convenience.
Please call the Extension office at 762 2191 if you or someone you know is interested.
Or email email@example.com for more information.
Criteria for the program include:
Age 14 or older;
Ability to attend the training in its entirety;
Commitment to speaking at future events; and
Ability to secure travel to the training and speaking events.
Youth are required to apply for the program and provide reference evaluations from adults who are familiar with their public presentation abilities. Cost of the training is $10.00 to cover supplies and lunch. Trainings are held on Saturdays, generally from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Training will include information on:
Current Illinois 4-H Program
« Positive Youth Development
« Success Stories
Public Presentation Basics
Talking to Elected Officials
Follow-up sessions will be provided on an annual basis. Youth on the SFI4-H roster will be expected to participate in special programs such as Legislative Connection and assist in evaluation of the program
For more information and to register, go to
2012 North Central Region 4-H Volunteer Forum
NORTH CENTRAL REGION
4-H VOLUNTEER FORUM
HYATT REGENCY HOTEL
OCTOBER 11 – 14, 2012
Registration Deadlines and Costs:
Early Bird $200 May 1 – July 31
Regular $250 August 1 – August 31
Late $275 September 1 – September 21
Registration fee covers program costs, snacks and all meals October 12 and October 13.
Daily Registration fee:
Friday only --$125.00
Saturday only --$175.00
The above pricing is for all attendees age 14 and older and includes 3 meals for the day.
Pricing for youth under age 14 that will be attending with parents:
Daily --$50.00, does not include meals
Meals: Breakfast --$20.00, Lunch --$30.00, Friday Dinner --$35.00, Saturday Dinner --$50.00
Registration is available online at: https://outreach.ksu.edu/etrakWebApp/Registration.aspx?MeetingCode=241305 and create a new account and register, or by hard copy using the form on pages 19 and 20 and mail or fax in.
State Fair 4-H Dog Show
Due to some miscommunications between State Fair, the Dog Show Superintendents and the State 4-H office we have had different dates posted for the State Fair 4-H Dog Show. Originally set for Sunday, August 26, the judges were hired for Saturday, August 25 and can no longer change their date.
So the 2012 Dog Show will be on SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 at the Exposition Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
State Fair Online
State Fair Online
Don't forget that there is an additional opportunity to exhibit through the State Fair Online! All you have to do is :
Step 1: Pick something you've learned in one of your 4-H project areas that you'd like to share with others
Step 2: Create a 3-5 minute video— do a demonstration, interview an expert, or share something you've learned about your project. (Ask your county Extension office to borrow a camera)
Step 3: Post your video to the Illinois 4-H State Fair Online website by Aug. 1st!
Open to all 4-H members*
$50, $25 and $10 gift card prizes
* Must be state-fair age eligible (10 by 9/1/11). No county selection process. Does not limit eligibility to be state fair delegate. Multiple entries welcomed.
For more information:
For some extra tips on map making or film making go to: