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4-H Tuesday News

October 27, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • WSU 2nd Annual Club Calf Sale
  • Livestock Judging Clinic in Waitsburg
  • Call for Programs of Distinction PEER REVIEWERS - 11/30 deadline
  • AKC Canine Partners Welcomes 4-H to participate in AKC Canine Partners!
  • RFP for Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Services
  • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
  • Journal of Extension - October 2009 - Volume 47, Number 5



WSU 2nd Annual Club Calf Sale
--Kristen A Johnson, Department of Animal Sciences

The WSU 2nd Annual Club Calf Sale will take place on Saturday, November 7 in Pullman. For more information visit:  

Livestock Judging Clinic in Waitsburg
--Carla Rowe

The annual Waitsburg Livestock Judging Clinic begins at 9am on Saturday, November 21 at the Waitsburg Fairgrounds in Waitsburg, Washington. This is an opportunity for 4-H and FFA members to judge the confirmation of horses, beef, dairy, swine, sheep and goats. Team judging is encouraged. Participants receive a free lunch after judging, courtesy of the Walla Walla Cattlemen’s Association. For additional information, please contact chairman Jim Burres at 509-337-6545.

Call for Programs of Distinction PEER REVIEWERS - 11/30 deadline
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Here is the information and application for Programs of Distinction Peer Reviewers -  a professional development opportunity for 4-H youth development educators and specialists as well as Extension professionals familiar with the field of youth development—including those working in human development, natural resources, and more.

Programs of Distinction is a peer-reviewed collection of high quality youth development programs.  Programs accepted into the collection demonstrate scholarship in research, education, and extension—they help tell the story of best practices and measurable outcomes in youth development work.

Programs of Distinction Peer Reviewers enhance their critical thinking, program development, evaluation, and communication skills while reviewing manuscripts submitted for consideration as a Program of Distinction.   In the process, they help select outstanding Cooperative Extension youth development programs for inclusion in the national Programs of Distinction database. 

These documents will also be posted at in early November.  For more information about the Programs of Distinction, visit

The applications and 2 letters of recommendation are due to pod@nifa.usda.govNovember 30.

AKC Canine Partners Welcomes 4-H to participate in AKC Canine Partners!
--Submitted by Barbara Taylor

AKC is excited to announce the launch of its new mixed-breed program – AKC Canine Partners! To learn more and to enroll visit:

 RFP for Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Services
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The State of Washington, Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), intends to issue an RFP on or about October 30, 2009 for DSHS, Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA).

To receive a hard copy of the RFP, you must send a written request to the DSHS RFQP Coordinator for the RFP as specified below. DSHS will not send you a hard copy unless you request it in writing.


You may access and print a hard copy of the RFP, from the DSHS Procurement Website at or WEBS at, without contacting the RFP Coordinator.

Telephone requests are not accepted and the RFP is not available by fax. Do not send your request to any other DSHS Program staff.

To receive a hard copy of the RFP, you must mail or fax a written request for RFP #0913-356, with your name, mailing address, telephone number, and fax number to:

DSHS Central Contract Services
Attn: Kathryn Ruckle, RFP Coordinator
PO Box 45811
Olympia, WA 98504-5811
Fax: (360) 664-6184

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Over the past 14 years, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have become the country’s largest and most prestigious recognition program for middle level and high school youth (in grades 5-12) who volunteer in their communities.

Young people have until November 2 to apply online through or prudential (access key: SPIRIT). After submitting their applications electronically, applicants must print them out, sign them and give them to their school principal, who selects the school’s top applicant(s) and then certifies that individual’s application online at

By certifying an application within the next 2 weeks, you can give one (or more) of your outstanding student volunteers the chance to win statewide recognition and a sizable cash prize. Your nominee(s) also will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award as long as a minimum volunteer-hour requirement has been met (50 hours for students under 15 and 100 hours for those older).

Detailed program information was mailed to you in early September. If you need additional information, call toll-free 877-525-8491 or visit

You are encouraged to have your 4-Her's apply.

Journal of Extension - October 2009 - Volume 47, Number 5
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

I hope the following articles from the latest edition of the Journal of Extension will be of interest to you.

Social Networking Among Youth: How Is 4-H Represented?
[Article No. 5FEA6]
Rhoades, Emily; Thomas, Jerold R.; Davis, Annie

An Assessment of 4-H Volunteer Experience: Implications for Building Positive Youth Development Capacity
[Article No. 5FEA7]
Arnold, Mary E.; Dolenc, Brooke J.; Rennekamp, Roger A.

A Focused Interview Study of 4-H Volunteer Performance Appraisals
[Article No. 5RIB4]
Peterson, Bob; McDonald, Daniel A.

Training Teenagers as Food and Fitness Ambassadors for Out-of-School Programs
[Article No. 5IAW5]
Ripberger, Chad; Devitt, Annette; Gore, Sharon

A Review of Children in the Middle: Divorce Education for Parents
[Article No. 5TOT4]
Collins, Christina L.; Fetsch, Robert J.

De-Stress Your County Fair-Let Technology Do the Work!
[Article No. 5TOT5]
Smith, Carole A.


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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