WSU Extension

4-H Tuesday News

April 7 , 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • WSU Extension Program Logos and Identifiers
  • Eastside WA State Fair Association Super School
  • Here is another promotional piece for 4-H Teen Conference
  • State 4-H Advisory Board Minutes
  • National 4-H Curriculum Pre-Press Sale in Progress
  • Florida A&M Looking for African-American Female Computer Science Students
  • WRLF 2010 Workshop Proposals Wanted!
  • Job Opportunity: 4-H STEM / K-12 Position


WSU Extension Program Logos and Identifiers
--Joy Faerber

With the busy 4-H season of fairs and other 4-H events coming up, I would like to remind everyone that WSU Extension has identified certain program identifiers and logos that are approved for use on all printed and web-based materials.  Basically, we should be using only the 4-H clover or the Extension 4-H tagline on all 4-H-related materials.  You can download both of these images at:  For more specific guidelines please visit the Extension Identity Program web site at:

Eastside WA State Fair Association Super School
--Nancy Mordhorst

Mark you calendars and encourage attendance at the Eastside WA State Fairs Association Super School to be held in Moses Lake at Grant County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 25.  The day includes two judges training track sessions:  Clothing Judges' Training and Food Judges' Training. These special tracks will be taught by our own Christy Price, Grant County Director; and Jean Swift, Skagit County 4-H volunteer, respectively. Registration for the each track, including lunch, is $15. 

For those attending the Super School general sessions, rather than the judges training tracks, registration is $10, including lunch.  Driving directions and a list of motels in the area have also been included.

Additional information, schedule, and registration form can be found on the WSU Extnesion 4-H Events page at: Registration is requested by April 20 to: Gale Sobolesky, WSFA, P.O. Box 914, Chehalis, WA 98532. Gale can be contacted by phone at: 360-736-6072 or 360-740-2656 to answer questions you might have about this opportunity.

Here is another promotional piece for 4-H Teen Conference
--Jan Klein

There is a new promotional piece available online at: to help you promote the 2009 4-H Teen Conference. You can print it, fold it and put the address on the back side before mailing; how easy is that! There are some exciting new pieces for the conference this year- even a contest to win a $500 scholarship from the engineering department at WSU!

Complete registration packets, with workshop information, bus information, and details about schedule, will be online at: within 10 days. Registration opens May 4. Please encourage interested youth and chaperones to visit the website for the latest and best information. Thank you for helping our youth find answers for their future by promoting 4-H Teen Conference.

State 4-H Advisory Board Minutes
--Vicki Contini

All it takes is the click of a button and you can find out what's being discussed at the State 4-H Advisory Board meeting.  The detailed minutes and a two-page summary of the minutes from the October 16-19, 2008 meeting are now available on the State 4-H website at:  

National 4-H Curriculum Pre-Press Sale in Progress
--Forwarded by Nancy Mordhorst 

Want to save 35% or more on National 4-H Curriculum products?   April 1 – 25 is the time to take advantage of 35% pre-press savings on National 4-H Curriculum products.

All orders received from clubs, home schools, state 4-H offices, counties, camps, other youth organizations, schools, afterschool programs, and individuals qualify. Simply place your pre-press order at National 4-H Supply Service prior to April 25th.  

Ordering Information
New this year! Orders will be accepted by phone, email, or fax. 
Phone: 301-961-2934
Fax: 301-961-2937
Payment may be by credit card, check, or purchase order.

View Products Online
The 2008 National 4-H Curriculum Product Catalog and additional pre-press information is available at:

Shipment of Products
Orders will be shipped, as they are available, no later than August. If you have ordering questions contact National 4-H Supply Service (301-961-2934 8:30 – 5:00 Eastern Time).

Florida A&M Looking for African-American Female Computer Science Students
--Submitted by Susan Kerr

Florida A& M University is providing an outstanding opportunity for African-American women entering college. It is designed to address the absence of diversity in the field of computer technology. Made possible by a $552,000 NSF Grant entitled “African-American Women in Computer Science”, the grant provides scholarships from $4000 to $10,000 per year for female African American students interested in pursuing the field of Computer Technology. Pass this information along to high school or community college students, parents, and to guidance counselors you know that may find this information useful.

The full text of the scholarship can be found at:

WRLF 2010 Workshop Proposals Wanted!
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

On behalf of the 2010 Western Regional 4-H Leaders' Forum Planning Committee I would like to invite you to submit a workshop proposal. The 2010 Leaders' Forum is being held in Albuquerque, NM March 11-14, 2010. You can help make this event a success by sharing your expertise and great ideas with others. Simply complete and submit the attached proposal form by June 1, 2009. Workshops should be appropriate for volunteers, staff and teens working with the 4-H Program.

Adult volunteers, Extension staff and teens are all welcome to submit proposals and have an equal opportunity to be chosen. You may submit proposals for multiple workshops as an individual or a team. Your input is invaluable. Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in presenting at this event.

Proposals are due by June 1, 2009; Primary presenters (as named on the proposal form) will be contacted about the status of their proposal by July 20, 2009.  You may submit your proposal in any of the following ways:


All attendees of WRLF are required to pay their own registration fee and travel expenses.  A registration form will be available online at:  Workshop presenters who are at WRLF only during their workshop and are not participating in any other part of WRLF do not need to register. If not attending the entire conference, day registration, including the meals, breaks, workshops and activities on that day will be available.

You can find more information on the event and proposal forms at: or go to and click on “Details” under the WRLF 2010 Logo.

Job Opportunity: 4-H STEM / K-12 Position
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Position announcement for the STEM / K-12 Specialist position for Colorado 4-H. It closes on April 27 and it does require a Ph.D. 


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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