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October Events

4-H Fall Fun Activity
  • 4-H Fall Fun at the Waubun School Forest

32 kids and adults participated in the fun at the Waubun School Forest on Sunday, October 16th from 3:00-5:00.  String art on pumpkins, smore’s taste test, walk in the woods scavenger hunt & leaf tracing were some of the activities offered.  Special thanks to Sarah Snetsinger for providing the fire pit & leading the S'MORES making - it was a pretty close vote for favorite: Caramel (5), Grasshopper/Mint (4), Classic (4) & Peanut Butter Cup (3) – not all voted.

  • Mahnomen County Federation Meeting held Sunday, October 16th at the MASC

The 2015-2016 budget was voted on & approved.  It was decided to go with WEDNESDAY evenings for Federation meetings and SUNDAYS for the club meetings/Cloverbuds.  The Awards Banquet will be on WEDNESDAY, November 16th starting at 6:00 with social time, eating at 6:30 with recognition & 4-H Family Feud following the meal.  The banquet location is still be decided – watch for updates & a postcard invitation.  19 youth and adults present
The 2016-2017 officers are:
Reporter:  Elizabeth Reich
Secretary:  Mackenzie Lampton
Treasurer:  Daniel Snetsinger
Vice President:  Christopher Braaten
President:  Lindsey Swiers

  • Fall Volunteer Training with Becky Harrington, Monday, October 17th from 5:30-8:00

6 adults and 7 youth attended the training.  Thank you to all who attended:  Dana Trickey & Negonee, Kelly Klinkhammer, Merlyn Olson, Crystal Olson, Peg & Christopher Braaten, Elizabeth Reich, Amara & Mackenzie Lampton, Gerri, Laney & Lindsey Swiers.  Special thanks also to Becky Harrington for coming to Mahnomen to share her wealth of knowledge & love of 4-H!

  • “Imagination in Action” – 4-H after school performing arts program started on Thursday, October 27th at the Mahnomen School Auditorium.                                                                                                            We had a small, but mighty group (just 4 – one brand new to 4-H!) the first day.  Others are encouraged to jump on stage & join the fun.  The next episode will be Thursday, November 3rd from 3:15-5:15.  
  • Mahnomen County 4-H is participating in Growing 4-H Opportunities Together: Volunteers in Vision and Action (GOT: VIVA)

The first meeting was held at the Mahnomen Public School on Thursday, October 27th from 11-12:30.  The purposes of Growing 4-H Opportunities Together:  Volunteers in Vision and Action are to:
• Define the direction Mahnomen County 4-H can take to fully contribute to the positive development of young people.
• Strengthen the volunteer system & structure to advance 4-H priorities.
• Identify potential organizational partners that have a mutual interest in working together to improve the scope & quality of youth development in the community.
Adults present:  Dana Trickey, Mitch Berg, Jeff Bisek, Kyle Larson, Gerri Swiers, Joshua Kokowski, Karyn Santl and Kim Anderson (via phone).  Autumn Person & Lindsey Swiers attended as youth representatives.  The group was introduced to the GOT:  VIVIA process and brainstormed a list of potential focus group members for youth & non-4-H adults. 
This is your invitation to be on the 4-H focus group.  Hearing from youth, parents and volunteers currently involved in 4-H is an important part of this process!  The first meeting is set for TUESDAY, November 15th starting at 7:00 PM.  The meeting will take between 1 ½ - 2hours.  If you need childcare, please let the Extension Office know.

Contacts

Gerri Swiers
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 935-2226
swier023@umn.edu
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