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February 2011 Clover Patch

February 2011 Clover Patch

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Rock County 4-H
Cloverpatch Cloverpatch   
 
February 2011
 
Phone:  608-757-5690Fax:  608-757-5581
“4
-
H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.”
 
 
 
 
 
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ROCK COUNTY 4
-H?
 You may be very active in your club program, but have you thought about getting involved in county
activities and events?  Here are a few things to consider…
  
Communication Arts Festival
JOIN THE FUN
Join the fun and improve your communication skills at the 2011 Communication Arts Festival onFebruary 28
th
at UW Rock County.  Check out the flyer at the end of the newsletter.  You can reg-ister for public speaking opportunities, posters, writing and Public Service Announcements con-tests. Cloverbuds are also encouraged to participate. Registrations are due February 11 so get in-volved.  If you have questions contact Linda Marshall at 757-5690. 
The Jr. Council Volleyball Tournaments
are coming up in March… check and see if your clubwill have a Jr. and/or Sr. Team and sign up. It’s lots of fun.
  
Foods Revue...
If you are in the Foods and Nutrition Project, get involved in the Foods Revue.Members will be receiving detailed information about class changes for the 2011 event. 
County Project Meetings...
The Horse & Pony project is having some important meetings towelcome members and explain all the opportunities that are coming up. There are also rabbit, poul-try, dog, cat and mechanical science project meeting coming up. Check them out too!
 
 
Check out the WI 4-H Website!
This website, http://www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/, is a valuableresource for members and leaders above and beyond information offered at the Rock County 4-Hwebsite.-Project Information-State Groups or Program Information-State Scholarship Information - http://4h.uwex.edu/foundation/scholarship.cfm-
And much more…
  These are just a few of the things to do on the county and state level and we know your club hasmany opportunities as well. So make the best of your 4-H experience and get involved!
If you don’t find what you are looking for in the Cloverpatch, check out our website, http://
rock.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/ or call us at 757-5690.
 
 
 
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Consolidated 4-H News
On Monday January 3rd, Consolidated 4-H heldtheir monthly meeting in the Consolidated schoolgym.  After our business meeting, we participated invarious icebreaker games.   The games included hulahoop races, the human knot, and back to back.These were great activities to get to know our manynew members.  After the meeting was adjourned,the members enjoyed treats provided by the re-freshment committee. Respectfully submitted, Casey Schut, Reporter
 
Magnolia 4-H News
We have been very busy this last fall with manycommunity service activities.  In November, our clubheld a Mini Fair at the Evansville Manor nursinghome.  Members brought many fair projects for theresidents to see including animals like a cat, dog, pi-geons and a pony.  It was a big hit!  Also many mem-bers helped at the ECHO food distribution forThanksgiving in this month.  In December, weworked, made cookies, donated food and neededitems to the Christmas Children's Benefit in Or-fordville, rang bells for Salvation Army and wentChristmas caroling to local older neighbors.  We col-lected donations for Christmas gifts for residentsat the nursing home, and the Mitten tree and foodpantry for the Evansville area. Jared Quinn
Reporter 
  
  
 
4-H Staff: Donna Duerst
4-H Youth Development Agent 
 
Sue Fredrich
4-H Program Advisor 
 
Linda Marshall
4-H Program Assistant 
 
Sally Reisem
Americorps Vista
 
Carol Jaggi
4-H Support Staff 
   
ROCK COUNTY UWEXWEBSITE:http://rock.uwex.edu/ Rock CountyUW Extension ServicePhone Number: 608-757-5690Fax Number: 608-757-5581
 
CloverpatchTable of  Contents
     
Club Happenings…………………….2
-3  
Leadership…………………………...3
-5  
Special Projects & Activities……..5
-6  
Environmental Education…………...6
   
Home and Family……………………...7
   
Communication/Cultural Arts……...7
   
Animal Science……………………8
-10  
Mechanical Science………………...11
   
Fair Facts……………………………..11
   
Snip and Send…………………….12
-15  
Calendar…………………………..12
-13 
 
Club Happenings
            
 
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so come a little early and listen to some ofour talented 4-H public speakers!
 
 
Attention:  ADULT LEADERS!
Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Program
In 2010-11, we will again be complying withthe Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection Pro-gram.  Leaders who completed the LeaderApplication form and attended a leader ori-entation session need only to re-enroll withtheir club this year.  (Please Note:  All re-turning leaders MUST complete a LeaderRe-Enrollment form!) NEW leaders will need to complete aLeader Enrollment form and a Leader Ap-plication form.  They must also attend aleader orientation session.  The schedulefor 2011 is: 
Tuesday, February 15
7:00 p.m. - Court-house
Tuesday, March 8
1:00 p.m. - Court-house
Thursday, March 31
7:00 p.m. - Court-house New leaders may sign up for a session ontheir Leader Enrollment form.  PLEASENOTE:  the fee for the required Depart-ment of Justice records check is $7.00,and that fee will be collected at the orien-tation session.
 
Southern District Leadership Team(SDLT) Looking for Committee Members
Are you interested in taking on a leader-ship role outside of the county program?
If you answered yes, here’s an opportunity
for you!  The Southern District LeadershipTeam (SDLT) 
 
  
             
   
        
 
 
 
Leadership
  
 Junior Council Meeting February 287:30 p.m.  -  UW Rock County
Attention all 4-H members grade 7 and up!You are invited to the next Junior Councilmeeting to meet new friends, learn aboutleadership opportunities and have fun. Be
there… Don’t miss out on the fun!
  *Note: We are meeting at UW Rock immedi-ately following the Communications Arts Fes-tival that starts at 6:00 p.m.  If you are par-ticipating, plan to stay for the meeting other-wise come early and listen to some of thepresentations.
 
Senior Council Meeting  February 287:30 p.m.   -    UW-Rock County
All club chairs, co-chairs and any interestedleaders are invited and encouraged to attendSenior Council meetings. Senior Council meet-ings are usually held the fourth Monday ofthe month (except July and December) at theCourthouse. The date for February is Mon-day, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. This meeting isbeing held in conjunction with the 4-H Com-munication Arts Festival at UW-Rock County,
Badger 4-H Happenings
 In January we had our annual cakewalk,which was a lot of fun. We also had a familygame night with tons of games. This monthwe will have a Valentine's Day party and aDress-In-Red-Contest at our meeting.  Wewill also have a sledding day and a snowmanmaking contest later in the month. We hopefor lots of snow! Lizzy Farrey, Badger 4-H Reporter/Photographer

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