Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet is a monthly newsletter that provides valuable information to local Extension offices, as well as Kansas 4-H families. The deadlines posted may be different than those set by local Extension offices. In addition, local Extension offices may not be able to provide chaperones and/or transportation to statewide Kansas 4-H events, programs, trainings and activities. Always check with your local Extension office before registering.
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.
From the 4-H Program Leader
Effective October 1, 2019, the Code of Conduct for Kansas 4-H members, parents, volunteers, and professionals has been updated to clarify behavioral expectations and accurately represent changes in legal and university policies.
Starting October 1, 2019, Kansas 4-H will be covered under a statewide accident insurance for 4-H members and volunteers. Utilizing the Program Fee, this benefit will strengthen the 4-H commitment to safe environments and support of local volunteers.
Upon review of system wide participation, the State 4-H coordinated Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) trip will be postponed until Summer 2021. This coming year will be a time of dialogue system wide about the strategic use of CWF in local unit programs.
For 18 months, many intentional conversations affirmed a desire to provide a premier camp experience for Kansas 4-H youth. Based on the Camp Task Force findings, a decision has been made to phase in a more centralized model for camp at Rock Springs Ranch.
Kansas 4-H and the K-State Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy invite youth citizens to use their leadership and communication skills to learn how to have tough conversations that matter.
The 2020 4-H Horse Panorama has been scheduled for January 24-26 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
If 4HOnline believes a person has more than one record, an enrollment will be flagged as a potential duplicate. Please investigate these occurrences to determine whether you should accept an enrollment or contact the family.
4HOnline asks 18 year old youth if they wish to reenroll as a youth or as an adult. If a youth mistakenly chooses to reenroll as an adult, it can cause several unintended consequences.
Awards and Recognition
All across Kansas there are 4-H Horse Volunteers that are making a difference in the lives of 4-H members. Now, is the chance to honor those volunteers for their dedication and commitment to youth by nominating them for the Kansas 4-H Horse Volunteer!
Kansas State Fair
The FCS contest planning committee is looking for feedback on this year's FCS contest. Please share this survey with any staff, parents, volunteers, or participants that were involved with the contest.
The 2020 4-H Program Rally- Inspire Your Spark- will continue to share successful, innovative programs from our colleagues across the state. 4-H Program Rally is now accepting workshop proposals from Extension professionals.
The Department of 4-H Youth Development has partnered with K-State Human Capital Services in a collaborative process that allows us to strategically provide disability accommodations to youth and volunteers within our KSRE system.
Please click for information on how to join KAE4-HA for 2020 as a Full, Associate or Life member!
The new YQCA curriculum materials for the 2019-2020 year have been released and are available for youth to complete their certification.
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Thursday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 West 21st St. North, Wichita, KS 67205.
Kansas 4-H Foundation Sends Innovation Fund Checks
The HEAD, HEART, HANDS HEALTH T-Shirts sold at State Fair are available for order! Order by November 25!
It is time to report what happened with service for 48 Hours of 4-H. No matter when the project happened and even if it did not get registered, please remind your clubs to report!
Global Citizenship Opportunities
On November 1st, Aliah Mestrovich Seay, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development will assume responsibilities as the faculty liaison for all Global Citizenship Programs, including international 4-H exchange programs.