Logan 4-H News
In This Issue
- Home & Family/Food, Nutrition & Health Shows
- 4-H Shows Exhibit Tag/Exhibitor Passes/Back # Pickup info
- Logan 4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party - 7/15 - Register to attend!
- 4-H Mythbusters! Summer program - ages 8-18
- 4-H Cheer Club
- Cloverbud Camp - JULY openings!
- Monarchs, Milkweed, & Pollinators Workshop!
- LEAD: The Spirit of Lincoln Youth Academy Report
- 4-H Memorial Camp/Family Camp!
- Shooting Sports Events
- Calf/Pig/Goat/Chicken Scramble Sign Ups - SCRAMBLES
- Illinois State Fair General Project Info - Logan County Day - August 13th
- Rabbit Tattoo Info
- State Fair Delegate/Alternate Appointments
- State 4-H Youth Leadership Team Needs New Members!
- Thanks for 4-H Food Drive Support and Assistance!
- 4-H Records/Award App Check-In Date
- 4-H Record Suggestions
- Logan County 4-H Records & Award Applications Resources Page
- Educator Corner - Carissa Davis
- Thank You's
- Be Published in Farm Credit Illinois 2019 Calendar
- County Club News
- Share Your Thoughts! 4-H Show Comments Survey
Home & Family/Food, Nutrition & Health Shows
These shows will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the Extension Building.
Please look over the showbook (available from your 4-H leader, the 4-H Office or on our website — https://go.illinois.edu/Loganshowbook for your project requirements. Clubs have been assigned specific times to register at the Food, Nutrition & Health Show. Please be sure you are here at the time your club is assigned:
9:00—9:30 am — Hollanders, Middletown 4-H'ers, 4 Corner Clovers, The Pioneers, Topper 4-H, & Wide-A-Wake
10:00—10:30 am — Atlanta Ag, Atlanta Town & Country, Beason Ag, Chester, Cloverdale, & Hartem Clovers
Home & Family project judging (including Communication projects) will take place in the afternoon of July 12th. If you are interested in a sample scoresheet for your projects, please contact our office prior to showdate and we will try to get that sample to you. E-mail Patty (email@example.com) or call the office at 732-8289 to request a sample scoresheet.
4-H Shows Exhibit Tag/Exhibitor Passes/Back # Pickup info
After the close of 4-H show entries, exhibit packets will be prepared for each 4-H member including preprinted tags (for general projects), back number (for livestock/animal entries), and exhibitor pass (age 13 & older). These will be ready for pickup at the 4-H office by July 12th and 4-H members should plan to stop in to get these in advance of the 4-H shows.
Logan 4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party - 7/15 - Register to attend!
The Logan County 4-H Alumni group will be hosting/sponsoring a 4-H Family Fun Night/Pool Party open to all Logan County 4-H families and alumni! All ages and family members are welcome to attend – kiddie/baby pool, main lap pool, and plunge pool have all been reserved for our Swim Party! (At least one parent or adult should be with their family for adequate adult supervision.) Snacks will also be provided. This will take place on Sunday, July 15th from 6 – 8 pm at the Lincoln Park District Aquatic Center (1400 Railer Way, Lincoln, IL). Please register to attend at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18564 and look under "Register Online" options or call the 4-H office at 732-8289.
4-H Mythbusters! Summer program - ages 8-18
Logan County 4-H Mythbusters still have openings for July program offerings. At the program youth will be challenged to unlock the mysteries of fitness, healthy choices, and the human body! Due to the generosity of grant funding from the Illinois 4-H Foundation, the program will be offered free of charge in the following locations and children ages eight and older are welcome to register to attend! (Minimum 6/maximum 25 participants per site):
July 11—1—2:30 pm—Elkhart Public Library
Call 732-8289 to register or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18579
4-H Cheer Club
DATE/TIME: July 23, 24, 26, 27 4—5 pm AND Wednesday, August 1st —7– 8 pm (Fair Grandstand Stage)
COST: No Charge-4-H Member/$20-"new to 4-H" member
LOCATION: Logan County Extension Office
DESCRIPTION: Participants in Cheer Club will practice physical
fitness while having fun! You will learn
cheers and cheering fundamentals. Final
session will be a performance of cheer learned during 4-H Night at Logan County
Fair on the Grandstand Stage on August 1st!
(Maximum 12 participants). Enrollment form also required if "new to
4-H". Call 732-8289 to register or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18567
Cloverbud Camp - JULY openings!
University of Illinois Extension in Logan County will be offering a three-day mini camp for children ages 5—7. This camp will provide youth with activity-based learning opportunities. Topics may include plants & animals, science & technology, citizenship & technology and more!
Cloverbud Camp session in July will be held (Cost $10 per participant current Cloverbud member/$30 "New to 4-H" participant):
July 17, 18, 19 from 10 am—Noon at the Logan County Extension Office.
Cloverbud Camp is limited to 20 youth per session filled
on a first-come, first-served basis. To
register your child for Cloverbud Camp, call 732-8929, stop in at the Extension
Office to obtain a registration form or register online at: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18565
Monarchs, Milkweed, & Pollinators Workshop!
A great workshop for youth enrolled in Natural Resource projects or those interested in nature will be presented by volunteers from Lincoln College on Thursday, August 9th from 10 – 11:30 am at the Logan 4-H Office. It will focus on Monarchs, Milkweed & Pollinators and hands on activities will be included to help youth learn more about their importance. There will be no charge to attend. Open to ages 8 & older. Register online if you'd like to attend by August 7th! We must have at least five registered to hold the workshop. Register online to attend at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18899 to reserve your spot!
LEAD: The Spirit of Lincoln Youth Academy Report
Aden Wurth was 1 of 32 students across the state of Illinois to attend the "Spirit of Lincoln Youth Leadership Academy". He continued lifelong learning on Abraham Lincoln and intensely studying his character traits of Leadership, Honesty, Perseverance, and Empathy. This academy focused on students recognizing qualities within themselves as Emerging Leaders in their communities.
The students learned about the social influences of Abraham Lincoln and how he came up with his ideals, values and understanding of the society which he was emerging as a leader himself. The LEAD Academy was held at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL and was central located for the daily field trips that were to Histroical Sites around central Il. Aden had the opportunity to visit Springfield, IL Lincoln's Home, Abe Lincoln Tomb, Old State Capitlol Building, and the Abraham LIncoln Presidential Museum; Petersburg, IL: New Salem State Park; New Philidelphia, IL: Former Slave that created the town in Illinois; Quincy, IL: Visited Dr. Eel's house- Underground Railroad site, Washington Park- Debate site between Douglas and Lincoln
Aden studied & analyzed the movie LINCOLN and witnessed a Harriet Tubman reenactment. Every day the students returned from trips and worked in small groups to focus on the character traits witnessed at each site.
Aden shared "I enjoyed this academy so much that I plan to return as a mentor when I am in college. I want to continue to learn about Abraham Lincoln and give back to the academy for the opportunity that I had. Most of the students were 4-H kids across the state, it was fun to hear about their local fairs and projects and I am planning on seeing some of my friends again at the State Fair 4-H show. I loved going to the sites in Springfield and studying Harriet Tubman and hearing her speak about the underground railroad and the difficult times during that era. Abraham Lincoln showed a great deal of Empathy and Perseverance to change society in the ways that he did for many Americans. This experience was Awesome and so much Fun".
4-H Memorial Camp/Family Camp!
Let 4-H Memorial Camp put the fun back in camping. Enjoy a weekend family camping trip with none of the prep or mess! Come experience rock climbing, zip lining, archery, fishing, campfires, crafts, cardboard boat racing, and many other fun activities. Let us manage the stress of planning a camping adventure while allowing you, your family and your friends the opportunity to enjoy a weekend together at camp! Your family will sleep in a cabin, have meals provided (starting Friday dinner and ending with Sunday lunch), and enjoy A LOT of fun activities! Many of the same staff that run our summer camp programs volunteer to make this an enjoyable experience for your family. Expect to have fun, eat heartily, and make memories which will last a lifetime!
At least one youth attending must be 8 to 16 years old, and children must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. The fee for participants 8 years and up is $75/person, while those 4-7 years old are only $35/person. Plan to arrive anytime from 5 to 8 PM on Friday, Sept. 14. Camp runs through 3 PM on Sunday, Sept. 16. Late arrivals will be accepted from 8-10 AM Saturday.
Check out all the details @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/camping/family-camp
Please contact Andy Davis at (217) 762-2741 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you need accommodations.
Shooting Sports Events
Please come join us for some fun filled Saturday mornings - We have the following Saturday events remaining for participation: 7/14, 8/25 & 9/8 at 9 am. All three shooting sports disciplines (shotgun, archery, and air rifle) will take place at each event. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER SO THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH SUPPLIES FOR EVERYONE. You may call the office to register (732-8289) or register online at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=18245 —look under "Register Online". For more information on the above Shooting Sports Events or directions to the shoot site, contact Amy Hyde at 217-732-8289 or (email@example.com)!
Calf/Pig/Goat/Chicken Scramble Sign Ups - SCRAMBLES
Openings are still available in some 4-H Scramble events. ALL scrambles must be signed up in person at the Extension Office on a first come-first served basis. Parent/guardian permission is required.
PIG SCRAMBLE — FULL (can be placed on waiting list) 10 yrs and not yet 15 as of 8/1/2018
CALF SCRAMBLE — 12 yrs & not yet 18 as of 8/1/2018
GOAT SCRAMBLE — FULL (can be placed on waiting list) 8 or 9 yrs as of 9/1/2018
CHICKEN SCRAMBLE —5, 6 or 7 yrs old as of 8/1/2018 (if participated age 5 or 6 may NOT participate again)
** NO PREVIOUS WINNERS may participate again except Calf Scramble (if not filled with 'new' participants)
Illinois State Fair General Project Info - Logan County Day - August 13th
All 4-H general project exhibits will be in the Orr Building on the west side of the state fairgrounds. We will have interactive activities for 4-H families, as well as speaking contests, fashion review and an award celebration. ALL 4-H youth age (8-18) are eligible for selection as State Fair Delegates in 2018!
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
DROP OFF your exhibit anytime from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Orr Building at the table for their project area. YOU WILL NOT NEED TO CHECK IN WITH ANYONE.
CHECK THE MASTER SCHEDULE to see what time you should be back for judging. Members must be present for conference judging. Return to judging area 10 minutes before scheduled time.
LEAVE YOUR EXHIBIT on display throughout the day. No projects may be removed from judging areas before the release time at 3:30.
PICK UP YOUR EXHIBIT from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. following the Clover Celebration. Project MUST BE picked up by 4:30 pm.
Visit the State Fair 4-H Website for further information about 4-H at the Illinois State Fair! Click over to: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/4hstatefair/ and see lots of stuff—exhibit guidelines, complete show schedules, maps and more.
Rabbit Tattoo Info
All rabbits will need to have a tattoo in the left ear in order to be shown at Logan County Fair or State Fair. If you need rabbits tattooed, contact assistant rabbit superintendent Nathan Sasse (217-737-8219) by July 13th. Also consult the 4-H Rabbit Superintendent if you do not know your breed of rabbit. Be sure you do this well ahead of Show Day.
State Fair Delegate/Alternate Appointments
State Fair Delegate appointments will be held at the Flower Building—(Logan County Fairgrounds/Yellow Door Special Event Building) on Monday, July 30 from 3—4 pm and at the Extension Building on the Logan County Fairgrounds from 9 am—11 am on Tuesday, July 31. If you know you WILL NOT be going to State Fair in a particular area, please contact the 4-H Office (732-8289) so an alternate can be selected. State Fair Alternates may check on Tuesday, July 31, from 11 am - Noon to see if they are eligible to go to State Fair.
Logan County's Day at State Fair (Orr Building) will be Monday, August 13th. 4-H members may exhibit just ONE 4-H project regardless of whether it is a conference judged project or an action-oriented project.
State 4-H Youth Leadership Team Needs New Members!
If you will be 16-19 years of age by September 1, 2018, enjoy meeting new friends from across the state, and are willing to step up your leadership game, then we might be looking for YOU to join the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team! This team of 22 high school and college age 4-H'ers and recent alumni plan and coordinate the Illinois 4-H Jr. Leadership Conference and provide the Speaking for Illinois 4-H trainings across the state. In addition, members help at various statewide events throughout the year, serve as 4-H Representatives on various statewide committees and groups, and get first opportunity to attend such events at National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.
We're looking for up to seven new members to complete our team for the coming year. Applications are available for our 2018-2020 term (yes, they are TWO year terms) and there is still time to apply for interviews to be held at the Illinois State Fair in August. Applications can be found on our webpage (scroll to bottom of page) @ https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/programs/leadership/illinois-state-4-h-youth-leadership-team Completed applications must be received by July 31 for State Fair interviews. If you have questions about Youth Leadership Team, Grace Skelton, Middletown 4-H member, is a currently on the team and you could talk with her!
Thanks for 4-H Food Drive Support and Assistance!
Many thanks to all 4-H members, 4-H Ambassadors, and adult 4-H volunteers who came out to assist during the 4-H Food Drive at Kroger in Lincoln on National 4-H Day of Service!! It was a big success for our first year as we collected over 1600 items which were distributed to four local food pantries. Thanks also to Beason Ag, Hartem Clovers, Middletown 4-H'ers, The 4 Corner Clovers, The Pioneers, and Topper 4-H clubs who all collected items at their April club meetings which gave a big boost to what we were able to donate! Partners for the 4-H food drive included Monsanto Production of Illiopolis who donated use of a trailer for the collection of items and Kroger of Lincoln who hosted the food drive at their store.
4-H Records/Award App Check-In Date
4-H Records & award applications are due to the Extension Office September 14. Late applications will not be judged. You must have your records to your leader prior to that date so that they may turn them in by Sept. 14th. Check with your leader for the date you need to turn them in! Leaders will receive their award nomination packets by the end of July.
4-H Records can be found on our website on the 4-H Records & Award Application Resources page (age as of 9/1/17): https://go.illinois.edu/Loganrecords
Ages 8 – 10 – "My 4-H Year Record Form"
Ages 11 – 13 – ""4-H Member Record"
Ages 14 & older – "Illinois 4-H Award Application"
A training video/powerpoint that will walk you through step by step instructions on filling out the county record forms for ages 8-10 and 11-13 can also be found on the resource page.
4-H Record Suggestions
Here are a few suggestions to help you on filling in your 4-H records:
· Write things down onto record form as you go. If you have given a talk or participated in an activity at the club meeting, go home and write it down on your record form that day.
· If you participate in a workshop or camp or other 4-H activity, again, get it written on your record form after you have participated.
· If you participate in the Home & Family show in July, go home and write down the information about those project areas after you have completed showing.
· DON'T SAVE ALL YOUR RECORD KEEPING FOR THE WEEK BEFORE RECORDS ARE DUE!
Types of things which count as leadership: when you have been in charge of something, if you are team captain, when you have gotten up in front of people to present something (talks at 4-H club meeting, speaking at school events or other 4-H functions), planning, organizing and implementing a club activity, serving as a junior judge, teaching a younger 4-H member or family member or being a mentor.
Things which count as participation: when you attend a program and are a participant, or if you are a "member" of a committee.
Call the 4-H Office (732-8289) and talk to Patty or Carissa if you have questions about where to put things on your records. We'll be glad to help!!
Logan County 4-H Records & Award Applications Resources Page
Visit the 4-H Records & Award Applications Resource page to find common record questions, blank record forms (8-10 yrs as of 9/1/17—My 4-H Year Record Form, 11—13 years as of 9/1/17—4-H Member Record, 14 & older as of 9 /1/17 – Illinois Award Application), "fillable" record forms, example record forms, and online training powerpoint/video (for county records). Contact the 4-H office at 732-8289 if you have questions on how to complete 4-H records!
Educator Corner - Carissa Davis
Take a Little Stress Out of Getting Ready for the Fair!
Joshua finished the display in the van on the way to the fair, Nicole stayed up most of the night to complete an exhibit, and Morgan's parents had to make a mad dash to the local store for supplies, and John and his parents exchanged harsh words.
Getting ready for the 4-H fair can cause lots of stress in a household. And even though it's the 4-H member and his/her project that is being evaluated, parents may at least subconsciously view the success of the 4-H'er and his/her project as a reflection on their ability.
So, how can we lower the stress level of preparing for the fair?
First, try to put the 4-H fair in perspective. The county 4-H fair is only one part of the total 4-H learning experience. Serving as an officer, giving a talk, completing a project, and going to camp are a few of the experiences a 4-H'er learns from throughout the year.
Probably the most obvious way to decrease stress is to encourage club members to start early preparing their exhibit.
Read and make sure the members understand all the rules for the exhibits. Members who have taken a specific project could help those exhibiting for the first time.
Understand the purpose of exhibiting and judging projects. 4-Hers learn more about his/her project, and gain life skills evaluating one's own work. Judging is done according to quality standards, not a matter of judge's likes. Score sheets are available at http://4h.unl.edu.
Relax and have a good time. Winning a purple ribbon is an excellent goal to set. But a person may learn just as much by not reaching a particular goal.
DON'T FORGET!! If you win a trophy/plaque or other award at the 4-H shows this summer, be sure to send a THANK YOU to your sponsor. THIS YEAR THANK YOU NOTES (preaddressed) can be found attached to your award! Please take the time to fill these out and thank them as they are important to our 4-H program!
Be Published in Farm Credit Illinois 2019 Calendar
Do you love photography? Farm Credit Illinois is looking for amazing photos showing agriculture and rural life at its best. Each photographer may enter up to five photos. Learn more @ www.farmcreditIL.com/calendar2019 . Deadline is Aug. 24.
County Club News
BEASON AG – At recent meetings we made foot print penguins and heard about 4-H Ambassadors, we also assisted with Taste of Beason program and put flags out for Memorial Day holiday at local cemeteries.
Share Your Thoughts! 4-H Show Comments Survey
4-H families and show volunteers are invited to share their thoughts about this year's 4-H Shows, to determine what went well, and what could be improved upon for next year. Please fill out the online survey which can be found here: http://go.illinois.edu/LoganShowsSurvey Your feedback is appreciated! If you do not have computer access, you can request a paper copy be sent to you. Deadline to enter/return your survey info is September 5th! There is also a survey for the Unit 16 Horse Show at https://illinoisaces.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Emnlu7rFcgJKpn