Thursday, March 16, 2017
The 4-H Tip Sheet provides timely advice for 4-H members.
4-H deadlines for staff, families and volunteers.
From the 4-H Program Leader
We look forward to the arrival of our new Department Head for 4-H Youth Development and State 4-H Program Leader, Wade Weber. Wade begins his new position April 3.
Discovery Days registration is now open! Youth who are 13-18 as of January 1 are encouraged to register!
4-H Campference Registration will be be open by March 20. Be watching your email for a notice when it is open. Details are up on the website now.
You can order small items to promote the 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge in your local unit. Items have to be ordered by May 1 and will be picked up at Discovery Days. Be watching your email for a link to the order form.
Investing in volunteers for extending the program
4-H Judges Workshop Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 3:30 - 8:00 pm in Hutchinson, KS. Sessions on Foods, Photography, Posters & Displays, Crops & Flowers, Arts & Crafts, Talks & Demonstrations,and Horticulture & Herbs.
The new calendar year is quickly approaching … and many are starting to think about the rescreening of the formerly VIP registered volunteers getting screened into the newer Volunteer Screening process.
Make your local end of year process quicker by doing a few mid-year clean up tasks.
Please don't accept duplicate member enrollments. Instead, ask the member to log in again and correctly re-enroll using their existing (old) profile.
Awards and Recognition
Information about submitting names for 2017 Centennial Delegates
Information about submitting names for Standard of Excellence Delegates
Horse ID due May 1 with FAQ
4-H Snaffle-bit information and due date
Periodically the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project shares changes as they affect 4-H dog shows including the Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show.
There has been a major reorganization of information in the Kansas 4-H SpaceTech department.
Curriculum and Publications
A helpful publication for new 4-H families to explain various events and opportunities through out the 4-H year.
A 4-H Grows Here work group was established in 2016 and is currently seeking additional members.
New guidelines regarding use of wordmarks and logos on 4-H apparel and merchandise.
The 2018 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training dates have been set for February 23-24, 2018, at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
Kansas 4-H Youth Development, the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Saint Francis Community Services are working together to provide funding opportunities for children and families involved with foster care.
Do you have a recently graduated 4-H'er looking to give back to the Kansas 4-H program and make a few extra dollars? Being a Discovery Days Floor Counselor may be the perfect opportunity for them!
Join us in wishing Evelyn Neier a Wonderful Retirement! She will retire on March 31 after 15 years in our department. We appreciate her many contributions to Kansas 4-H and K-State Research and Extension.
Inviting all sewing enthusiasts age 13-18 to attend sewing camp, at K-State, May 30-June 2! Registration begins March 1 and ends April 15.
The 2017 4-H Spring Development Conference - “4-H Rocks” is being sponsored by the Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents, April 19-20, 2017.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs has identified one 4-H family to host a Japanese student for the 2017-18. We have committed to host at least one more student from Japan, Korea, Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Beginning June 19 Kansas families are assigned to host inbounds for three-week periods until State Fair in September.
At the time of this writing, we are waiting for confirmation of placements of Norwegian and Costa Rican 4-H’ers. We expect to hear soon that youth and a chaperone will be assigned to these families.