The 4H Tip Sheet
IN THIS ISSUE...
May 15 4-H Campference Registration deadline, may close earlier if full
May 15 Centennial Delegate - National 4-H Congress due
May 15 K-State Livestock Judging Camp registration deadline
May 20 Geology Field Trip Registrations due (With T-Shirt Orders)
June 1 Geology Field Trip Registrations due (No T-Shirt Orders)
June 10 4-H T-Shirt Design Entries Due
June 15 All other specie Livestock Nominations due to Youth Livestock Program
June 15 State Horse Judging Contest Registration deadline
June 31 Applications for support for local Volunteer Forums deadline for submission
July 1 Keith Neuway Scholarship Applications due to State 4-H Office
July 15 Camp Counselor Recognition Due to the State 4-H Office
July 22 Kansas 4-H & FFA Wheat Plot Variety deadline for 2013-14 program year
July 25 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Show registration deadline for August 1st show
October 1 New 4-H Policy revisions take effect
ARKANSAS INVITATIONAL DAIRY EVENTS
4-H Dairy Project members are invited to participate in several dairy activities in Bentonville, Arkansas June 20-23, 2013. The event includes a camp, show, quiz bowl, skillathon, judging contest, showmanship, heifer sale, dairy olympics, ice cream social and silent auction. Entry deadline and registrations are due June 1, 2013!! Check it all out at: http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=531
RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO UPDATE YOUR LOCAL 4-H WEBPAGES USING THE LIFE’S LITTLE QUESTIONS RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN
Our market research shows that Mom’s not familiar with 4-H,
search for 4-H information on the internet. She expects to find information
with a minimal number of clicks. We’ve designed a local 4-H website template
and instructional webinar to help you update your local 4-H website using the
Life’s Little Questions recruitment campaign elements.
We've created all the pages you'll need, complete with
wording and graphics. Learn how to cut and paste the various pages onto your
own site, then add your local contact information. We've designed it to be
simple, yet have the flexibility you’ll need.
Neal Wollenberg, KSRE Web Developer, is the lead presenter
on the instructional webinar and can assist you with the transition.
All resources are found at http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=484
on the marketing resource page.
password protected so you must log in to see them.
SPACETECH CAMPS, RESOURCES AND OPPORTUNITIES
2013 GEAR-Tech-21 Camp Opportunities:
In 2013, GEAR-Tech-21 camps will take place
across the USA. Camps include
GEAR-Tech-21 robotics, GPS and GIS activities including robotics building and
programming challenges, geocaching making a local map and more. Because camps will be led by local volunteers
and camp staff, each camp will have unique opportunities including traditional
camp activities, local speakers and maybe even field trips. Generally camps are open to youth aged 10-14,
though individual camps may have specific age requirements. Some camps are currently full, but registrations
will be taken until camps are full. To
learn more about the specific camps, visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
4-H camp listings and camp contacts web site at: http://4hset.unl.edu/4hdrupal/node/109.
Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team works to assist counties with advice and tips concentrating
in these core areas: astronomy,
aviation, robotics, rocketry, and GPS/GIS.
In addition, the action team works with counties/districts to provide
multi-county or area trainings for older members, leaders and Extension staff
on a requested and feasible basis. To
contact the 4-H SpaceTech Action Team with your questions or requests, contact
Deryl Waldren at email@example.com or
THE 4-H MALL IS NO LONGER SELLING 4-H FOODS OR 4-H CLOTHING LABELS
In Clothing, Fiber Arts or other exhibits needing a cloth label, for the 2013
State Fair, exhibitors can make their own label on a piece of cloth with a
permanent or laundry type marker. Labels should be about 3” x 2½” in size and
include Exhibitor name, Class Number and County or District.
For Foods items there will be two label templates available for
download on the state fair packet information on the State 4-H website.
Exhibitors can also make their own labels. Foods labels need to include: Class Number, Product, 4 H member’s Name,
and County/ District.
Foods Preservation labels need to include: Class Number, Division,
Product, Canning Method, Process Time, Pressure (psi), date processed including
month and year, Name, and County/District.
KANSAS YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM WORKSHOP PRESENTERS NEEDED
It is time to recruit instructors/presenters for the 14th Annual Kansas
Youth Leadership Forum to be held November 22-24 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
This conference, designed for youth, ages 14-18, will include speakers,
workshops, consulting groups and the election of the 2014 Kansas State 4-H
Youth Leadership Council. We are recruiting proposals for workshop session
Topics should center on leadership. Some ideas might include, but are not
limited to, community service, citizenship, communications, conflict
management, ethics, motivation, decision making, leading by example, time
management, international citizenship, diversity,
business etiquette and getting involved after high school. The Kansas State 4-H
Youth Council members hope that you (or one of your volunteers) will be
interested in sharing your expertise or talent with this opportunity.
The letter and proposal form will be sent on the counties listserv in
mid-May and will also be on the KYLF web page. Proposals are due online, July
1. Questions can be directed to Beth Hinshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST
The Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council is
holding the 3rd annual, Design Contest for their next T-Shirt that will be sold
starting in late summer, 2013. Any current 4-H member is encouraged to submit a
design. Submissions are due by Monday, June 10, 2013. Click Here for Information
and the official submission form.
Hinshaw and the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council PR Committee
CAMP COUNSELOR RECOGNITION
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring the Camp
Counselor Recognition! Each 4-H Camp Group is asked to complete the camp
counselor recognition form found at http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=434
under Camp Counselor Recognition Submission Form, you will need to log
in to view.
Please complete the Google doc before July 15 to ensure
Camp Counselor Certificates for your recognition ceremony. Certificates
will be dispersed to agents at the Kansas State Fair. After July 15, the camp groups will be responsible for camp counselor recognition certificates.Van Horn
B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL NATION PROGRAM
The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is designed to be an after school, club based program affiliated with your local high school. BHSN clubs form their own by-laws, elect their own officers, hold their own meetings and/or tournaments etc. Once a BHSN club is formed, two high school aged youth team up with an adult boater/coach. These teams can then compete in the Kansas BHSN State Championship where the State Champion Team and the runner-up team can both advance to the B.A.S.S. High School Nation National Championship.
All the information and documentation needed to establish a BHSN club can be found at www.bassmaster.com/highschool. It only takes two B.A.S.S. members to form a BHSN club; but for those who find a high school club cannot be formed, we have options available to form non-high school clubs.
Once you have looked over the information and decided you're ready to start a BHSN club, contact us at www.ksbassnation.com and let us know your plans. If needed we can find answers to questions, get you and/or your school more information, or possibly even speak to your school officials. To help kick start the program, the Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation is planning a Youth 2angler team tournament for September 8, 2013, site to be announced. This team tournament will be open to youth 13 to 18 and you won't need to be a member of any organization or club. As more information becomes available, we’ll post it at www.ksbassnation.com. So:
1. Find a bass fishing buddy.
2. Find an adult boater and boat.
3. Let’s go fishing!
Brad VanRiette, B.A.S.S. Nation Youth Director
KANSAS 4-H ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP CAMP
In the United States, children ages 6-11 spend about thirty hours a week looking at a TV or computer monitor. 11-18 year olds spend 45 hours a week plugged in. Let's unplug this summer and spend some quality time outside! This camp aims to create awareness and understanding of environmental issues that will lead to responsible individual and group actions. Register for this camp and receive quality environmental education from trained facilitator educators to study ecosystems, conservation of natural resources, plant and animal diversity. Hear from guest speakers, experts in the areas of raptors, forestry, wildlife and aquatics, plus get to participate in the traditional camp activities of archery, canoes, swimming and campfires. Meet new friends from all over the state interested in natural resources and the environment and complete a service project and learn how to start one in your own community.
This camp is open to all youth 10-14 years of age. Non 4-H'ers are encouraged to register.
This camp would serve to benefit 4-H'ers involved in or wanting to learn more about the following projects: wildlife, entomology, plant science, Energy Management, Environmental Science, Citizenship and Self-Determined.
Monday, August 5, 2013 - Friday, August 9, 2013
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Central Time
Rock Springs 4-H Center
1168 K-157 Highway
Junction City, Kansas 66441
More Information including tentative schedule and cost go to:
Director & Contact: Mandy Kern
KANSAS DELEGATES DEPART ON INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES
Kansas outbound International 4-H Youth Exchange delegates will begin 1-3 months abroad in June or July. Listed below are the Kansas representatives, 4-H affiliation locations, their destination countries and dates abroad are as follows:
Annie Patterson, Meadowlark—Holton, June 14-August 12
Karla Funk, Central Kansas—Salina, June 14-August 12
Ben Yarnell, Southwind—Erie, Australia, June 19-July 17
Audrey Schmitz, Marshall, Finland, July 1-July 31
Brianna Zweimiller, Lyon, Finland, July 1-July 31
Mercedes Rodriguez, Grant, Argentina, July 8-August 6
Mark Avilla, KSU student from California, Scotland, N. Ireland, Wales and England, June 10-September 10
These delegates will be available to give presentation about their countries and experiences shortly after their return in home districts/counties and neighboring areas as schedules allow. The will have their debriefing September 7 at Kansas State Fair.