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4-H Tuesday News

April 14, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • 4-H Shooting Sports Training
  • New Fiscal Training Powerpoint from VDAT
  • State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
  • State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest
  • State Delegation Photos - 2009 National 4-H Conference
  • Job Opportunity: 4-H Army Youth Development Project
  • Job Opportunity: University of Guam Faculty Position


4-H Shooting Sports Training
--Janet Schmidt

Don't procrastinate!  Shooting Sports training is scheduled for this weekend, April 17-19, 2009, in Republic, WA and April 25-26, 2009, in Couer d'Alene, ID.  This may be the last opportunity for shooting sports training for the year, so do not delay!  Send in your registration today!  The training is fun and participants have the opportunity to network with leaders with similar interests.  Multiple disciplines are offered at each site.  For details and registration, go to:

New Fiscal Training Powerpoint from VDAT
--Ann Hennings, VDAT

Check it out!  We're excited to release a teaching powerpoint "We've Got the Money, Now What?"   Designed by Floy Ziegler, the piece briefly and colorfully outlines the fiscal management expectations of volunteers working for WSU Extension 4-H.  The powerpoint went for a test drive at fall forum. It was a hit with volunteers.  Most recently, it's been through a faculty peer review process, edited and revised for County use.  I think you'll find it a convenient teaching tool for the educator in your county handling this aspect of basic 4-H leader training. 

You will find the powerpoint at:

Unit 5 (All About Finances) of the seven units of basic volunteer training can be very dry material for a learner and for an educator to figure out how to teach.  VDAT aims to get you more great teaching tools this next year. Watch our growing staff site off of our 4-H home page for more teaching aids under Staff Guide to Volunteer Training at: As always, VDAT relies on your input and direction, so contact us at:

State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
--Carol Beckman

On March 28, the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest was held in Puyallup at the Washington State University Research & Extension Center.  These Dairy members from Lewis and Whatcom County are finalists and are eligible: Damen Jeg, Lewis County, Andrea Smaciarz, Lewis County, Stephanie Van Beek, Whatcom County, Frank Swenson, Lewis County, Katie Rhodes, Lewis County, Maleah Smith, Whatcom County, Jennifer Swenson, Lewis County and Landon Smith, Whatcom County.  The team will travel to Louisville, Kentucky in early November to compete in the North American International Livestock Exposition.  Congratulations for a job well done!

State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest
--Carol Beckman

On April 4, the State 4-H Horse Bowl Contest was hosted by Spokane County, at the Washington State University Spokane Campus.  Teams from 8 counties participated in this contest; Benton, Kitsap, Mason, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Spokane and Whatcom. Congratulations to the Pierce County Team: Sarah Karangelen, Nicole Bauer, Chelsea Greer, Brittney Watts, Anna Wulfekule.  Coach Ann Vonderau. They will represent Washington 4-H at the Eastern National 4-H Roundup, held in Louisville Kentucky in early November.

State Delegation Photos - 2009 National 4-H Conference
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

If you have 4-H members who are in 9th grade or older you may have wondered about “National 4-H Conference”….. or perhaps not. National 4-H Conference is a remarkable leadership/citizenship event for from all across the United States. You can check out the 2009 event--- our Washington State delegation headed by Pierce County 4-H volunteer Chip Taylor by going to the website noted below. Although our delegation just returned home from Washington D.C. it's never too early to begin planning for next year's delegation. Remember, many of your youth will not even know about the opportunity that National 4-H Conference can provide to them unless you discuss it with them.

2009 National 4-H Conference State Delegation Photos are now available.  You can find the link under the “post-conference” heading on the National 4-H Conference website:

Job Opportunity: 4-H Army Youth Development Project
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The 4-H Army Youth Development Project has two (2) Youth Development Specialist positions open located in Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio Texas.


Job Opportunity: University of Guam Faculty Position
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (Consumer & Family Science: Nutrition/Community Health/Family Resources).



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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