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4-H Tuesday News

August 11, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • Publication Update
  • August Webinar - Volunteer Development for the Next Generation and Everyone Ready
  • Get ready to cheer for WSU Football and 4-H on September 19! 
  • 4-H Council Meeting Deadline Approaches
  • State Board Positions Looking For Nominees
  • 4-H Paul Bunyan Pacific Northwest Shooting Sports Match
  • Outstanding County Volunteer Awards
  • Auction
  • Teen Opportunities and Deadlines:
  • Youth Positions Available on the 4-H State Advisory Board
  • State Ambassador Elections
  • Job Opportunity

 

Publication Update
--Nancy Mordhorst

Two 4-H publications have been recently revised and are available online:

EM0758E, Washington State 4-H Youth Program Policy – the only change is in paragraph #7 under Animal Management & Ownership, regarding Bison and Bison-blooded Animals.  The file is available at http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/em0758e/em0758e.pdf.

C1004E, WA 4-H Project Listing & Glossary – the only change for this year is adding the projects:  DCA Wind Energy, CCC Reading Make Cents, and EA Health Rocks. The file is available at http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/c1004e/c1004e.pdf.


August Webinar - Volunteer Development for the Next Generation and Everyone Ready
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Are you responsible for the volunteer delivery system in your Extension program or work with staff that are?  

If you are, you will want to attend the August 21, 2009 webinar on Volunteerism for the Next Generation and Everyone Ready.  In preparation for the webinar, take some time to look at the tools and resources that are in place for staff.  The Volunteerism for the Next Generation Rubric and Self Assessment outlines the knowledge, skills, and competencies staff need.  A sample portion of the Rubric and Self Assessment here for your review as well as more information about the webinar. You will also get a sneak preview of one of the key professional development training resources that will be shared.  Everyone Ready is the online training for all staff to learn more about volunteerism.  There is a free portion of the online training modules you can try out for yourself at www.energizeinc.com/everyoneready.

Come ready to learn and inquire and leave ready to share and participate! Invite others who might be interested.

August 21, 2 – 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Adobe Connect Webinar - http://nationalfourhcouncil.na3.acrobat.com/pdvoldev/
Call in # - 1-866-628-8620
Code – 709446


Get ready to cheer for WSU Football and 4-H on September 19! 
--Jan Klein

WSU vs. Southern Methodist, Martin Stadium

Tickets  MUST be purchased by Sunday, August 30 at Midnight ! The special reduced priced game tickets are available through the “group Ticket Window.” Sideline reserved Seats $27, End Zone Reserved Seats $13.  For a flyer with ordering information go to http://4h.wsu.edu/.    

4-H will be recognized at the game and have a reserved cheering section. 4-Hers can also participate in an exceptional outing called “Future Cougar Day”.

Future Cougar Day is a great way to learn more about WSU's world-class academics, experience the campus atmosphere, and, of course, cheer for the Cougars at a home football game.

Come to Pullman and campus on September 19, 2009 and be a part of the Cougar family for the day.

I encourage you to support 4-H and WSU by buying your tickets today.  I'll see you there!


4-H Council Meeting Deadline Approaches
--Kevin Wright

The deadline for recommendations to the Washington State 4-H Council is September 1, 2009. C0985, WA State 4-H Council Recommendation Form , may be ordered from WSU Extension Publishing and Printing by calling 1-800-723-1763; or the form is available online at: http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/c0985/c0985.pdf

Recommendations are an important way for 4-H volunteers to suggest changes and improvements to the 4-H program. Recommendations should go through a process at the local county level to refine and approve them before being signed by County Council Presidents and 4-H staff.

Mail your completed and signed recommendations to:

Nancy Mordhorst
WSU 401 Hulbert Hall
PO Box 626248
Pullman WA  99164-6248

This year's State 4-H Council Meeting will be held Sunday, October 18 at the Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, as part of the State 4-H Forum, October 16-18. Watch for registration information online at: http://4h.wsu.edu/conferences/Forum/index.htm.

The Council meeting is a chance for 4-H youth and volunteers to discuss issues critical to 4-H, suggest changes in the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program, and elect representatives to the State 4-H Advisory Board and State 4-H Fair Board. All youth and adults may participate in the committee meetings. Registration material for the Council meeting will be included with the State 4-H Forum registration brochure. A complete agenda and copies of submitted recommendations and applications will be sent to county offices prior to the Council meeting.

The State 4-H Council Meeting is made up of 3 parts: district caucuses, committee meetings, and a general council session. During the district caucuses representatives are elected to the State 4-H Advisory Board and State 4-H Fair Board of Trustees. County-designated voting delegates will elect representatives from their own district. This is also an opportunity to discuss and plan district programming for the future.

The committee meetings are a chance to discuss recommendations from the counties for improvements to the 4-H program. If a committee doesn't have many recommendations or finishes early, it is a great chance to discuss project issues and plan for the upcoming 4-H year.

At the general session each of the committee actions on recommendations are accepted or rejected. The accepted recommendations then go on to the State 4-H Fair Board, State 4-H Advisory Board, statewide committees, or State 4-H Staff for approval. The State 4-H Program Director has final approval of all recommendations. In general, approved recommendations will be implemented October 1 of the following 4-H year.


State Board Positions Looking For Nominees
--Kevin Wright

There are positions for teens and volunteers from every district on the State Advisory Board and State 4-H Fair Board. The Council meeting is an opportunity to elect representatives to these boards and through the recommendation process, have input on changes and improvements to the Washington 4-H program.

The applications, guidelines and background information about the Council meeting are available on the 4-H website at: http://4h.wsu.edu/council/index.htm.  Please review the information carefully and be sure to have applications and recommendations postmarked by September 1, 2009.

State 4-H Fair Board Positions up for Election 

Northwest District     

Southwest District     

Northeast District      

Southeast District

West Teen

East Youth

Learn more about the State 4-H Fair Board and download applications at: http://4h.wsu.edu/statefair/trustees.htm.   

State 4-H Advisory Board Positions up for Election 

Northwest District     

Southwest District     

Northeast District      

Southeast District

Other Positions

Learn more about the State 4-H Advisory Board and download applications at: http://4h.wsu.edu/volntr/sab/sablist.html.


4-H Paul Bunyan Pacific Northwest Shooting Sports Match
--Jerry Newman

You and your Shooting Sports 4-H members are invited to participate in the annual 4-H Paul Bunyan PNW Shooting Sports Match being held on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Paul Bunyan Rifle & Sportsmen Club Range in Puyallup, WA.

Participating members are required to have fired, and be classified in Rifle. To insure participation in Match 1 (.22 rifle) and Match 2 (Shotgun), members need to pre-register using the enclosed form.

Match 4 is designed for the "Plinker" to participate and no classification is necessary.

Camper or trailer sites are available on the grounds for your use from 6:00 p.m., Friday, September 11 through Sunday morning, September 13.

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Outstanding County Volunteer Awards
--Kevin Wright

Each county may submit an outstanding volunteer to be honored at this years' Forum. Counties are encouraged to send a poster or display about the volunteer. Please submit the Outstanding County Leader form and electronic picture of the volunteer no later than September 15, 2009 to Joy Faerber at faerber@wsu.edu.  Forms can be found on the 4-H website at: http://4h.wsu.edu/conferences/Forum/awards.htm.


Auction
--Kevin Wright 

Once again this year the State 4-H Forum will feature both live and silent auctions. The live auction will take place on Saturday evening, October 17, 2009.

Be sure to fill out the form completely and mail or email it to the Grays Harbor County Extension Office. DO NOT mail the auction item to Grays Harbor County - bring it with you to the Forum. The Auction Form can be found on the State Forum website: http://4h.wsu.edu/conferences/Forum/index.htm.

The auction is a great way to make money for your county 4-H program. The profits from the auction are divided between the 4-H entity that donated it and the State 4-H Advisory Board. More details about this division are on the donation form. Be sure to mail in your donation forms by September 30, 2009, so that your items may be included in the auction catalog.


Teen Opportunities and Deadlines
--Jan Klein

Summer 2009, is coming to a close; but 4-H Teen Opportunities for 2010, are just beginning! Take a look at the following leadership opportunities and think about teens in your county who are ready for a BIGGER picture of 4-H! You can open the door for a high school teen, by simply inviting them to run for either of these positions. Printing an application and handing it to them directly is a strong affirmation of their potential! Please note: both applications are due October 1, 2009.


Youth Positions Available on the 4-H State Advisory Board
--Jan Klein

Teens, who have been in 4-H for several years, are looking for leadership opportunities beyond the county level. The youth positions on the 4-H State Advisory Board, offer the opportunity to use personal 4-H experience to build a better State 4-H program.  Each year, youth positions are available from each district.  

What will they bring to the 4-H State Advisory Board?

What will they receive from the experience?

How do they apply?

The application is at http://4h.wsu.edu/volntr/sab/SABTeen.pdf.  Once accepted, information will be sent on to the youth to prepare for the State Advisory Board youth elections held at each District Rally.

Here are the openings for this year:  

Northwest District
NW Teen 2-year through 2011                                                          

Southwest District
SW Teen 2-year term through 2011              

Northeast District
NE Teen 2-year term through 2011

Southeast District
SE Teen 2-year term through 2011               

Learn more about the State 4-H Advisory Board and download the application at http://4h.wsu.edu/volntr/sab/sablist.html.   


State Ambassador Elections
--Jan Klein

The Washington State 4-H Ambassadors' goal is to promote and portray 4-H in a positive manner through cooperation and communication, leadership and planning. These teens, with advanced leadership skills, are responsible for planning 4-H Summer Conference, mentoring and training County Teen Representatives, supporting the KYG leadership team and informing county 4-H staff and youth of 4-H State and national events and leadership opportunities. Two teens are elected each year from each district for a 20 month term.

What will they bring to the State 4-H Program:

What will they receive from the experience?

How do they apply?

The application is at http://4h.wsu.edu/StAmb/amb_app.pdf. Once accepted, information will be sent on to the youth to prepare for the State Ambassador elections held at each District Rally.

Learn more about the 4-H State Ambassador positions: requirements and commitment and download the application at http://4h.wsu.edu/StAmb/index.htm.


Job Opportunity
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Job posting for an Extension Specialist position in North Dakota.


 

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: http://4h.wsu.edu/. Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, tiffany_boswell@wsu.edu. Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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