WSU Extension

4-H Tuesday News

January 6, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • Don't miss the date!
  • Eastside County Teen Representative Training postponed
  • Free Webinar
  • Shotgun Shooting Sports Training
  • National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium
  • Job Opportunity in Alaska


Don't miss the date!
--Jan Klein

State Ambassador applications are due this Saturday, January 10. For information, visit:  For the application, go to: .  Contact Jan Klein at: with question or for more information. 

Eastside County Teen Representative Training postponed
--Jan Klein

The Eastside County Teen Representative Training for this Saturday, January 10 has been postponed due to a lack of participants and conditions the weather is providing. As soon as a new date is finalized, information will be released to Tuesday News.

The Westside training for January 19 is still on. There are over 20 participants registered.

Free Webinar
--Submitted by Kevin Wright

The National Learning Priorities is proud to offer a Webinar focused on the 4-H PRKC core competency of Organizational Systems/Scholarship entitled Understanding our Field of Youth Development and Implications for the Future.

The Webinar will be broadcast on January 8, 2009 at 2-3:30pm ET (1-2:30pm CT; noon-1:30pm MT; 11:00an-12:30pm PT respectively).

Keynote speaker is Dr. Dale Blyth, Associate Dean for Youth Development at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Extension Center for Youth Development. Dale will share his perspective of the field of Youth Development as it has developed and project some implications for the growth of the field into the future.

Dr. Lynne Borden, Extension Specialist, Professor at University of Arizona, will serve as host for a noted panel of Youth Development Practitioners and Scholars including:

For more information and to register, visit:

Shotgun Shooting Sports Training
--Gary Varrella

The Spokane County 4-H and Shooting Sports Program is sponsoring a winter Eastside training for those interested in becoming Shotgun Shooting Sports Leaders. The program will begin Friday, January 30, at 6:00 pm and will end on Sunday, February 1, at noon. This program will be taught by national shooting sports trainer Mel Finnel. All participants will receive CDs of the recently revised curriculum and corresponding PowerPoints (created by Mel) upon successful completion of the program.

The registration and information form is posted on the state 4-H Shooting Sports website:

For information contact Gary Varrella, Spokane County 4-H Educator, at: 509-477-2163 or or Michelle Weitman, Spokane County 4-H Staff, at: 509-477-2163 or

National Youth Horse Leaders Symposium
--Submitted by Jennifer Leach

Are all you horse-lovers ready to learn more about horses? Well then this is the thing for you! The symposium will bring together industry professionals, educational leaders and veterinarians to present topics and expand the knowledge of leaders of youth horse programs. Registrations must be postmarked by February 27, 2009 for the early bird discount. Pre-registration ends March 20, 2009. After that date, you can register on-site for an additional $25 fee.

The early bird price for non AYHC Members is $110 and $90 for AYHC members. Full price is $120 for non members and $110 for members. Teen Leaders (14-19) are also welcome to come at a slightly less fee.

For additional information you can call 1-800-TRY-AYHC or 1-800-879- 2942, visit: or email

Job Opportunity in Alaska
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Alaska 4-H Program Leader position located in Fairbanks, Alaska. For complete job details visit: Application deadline is March 2, 2009.


Just a Reminder!

When you have new Extension staff that will be working in some capacity with 4-H, please let Nancy in the State 4-H Office know. They will be added to mailing lists, added to the 4-H Talk list serve, sent a 4-H Welcome Packet, and be assigned a state 4-H staff person as a point of contact, as appropriate. 4-H News is sent via the 4-H Talk list serve each week. Archived copies of previous weeks “Tuesday 4-H News” are available on the 4-H web site: Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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