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  • Club Charters DUE!!

    Remember to get your club’s charter turned in to the Extension Office by October 31st! Again, the Extension Staff needs time to review them to double check for accuracy before it gets submitted to the Regional Office, so get it turned in on time!
  • SW Regional Club Officer & Club Leaders Training

    The SW Regional Club Officer and Club Leaders Training will take place at the Worthington Regional Extension Office (1527 Prairie Drive, Worthington) on Sunday, October 30th from 3:30-6:30 PM with a meal to follow. ALL club officers and leaders are invited and expected to come.
  • 2016 Achievement Banquet

    The 2016 Achievement Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 5th , 2016 at 6:00 PM at the American Reformed Church, Worthington. The Okabena Bees are hosting this year’s Achievement Banquet and have arranged a catered meal. RSVP’s are required and due back to the Linda by October 31st.
  • Congratulations Grand Prairie Rockets!

    Remember the club incentive? Three clubs presented their National 4-H week promotions, and the Federation attendees voted on their favorite promotional activities!
  • Re-Enrollment Incentive

    Members – It’s time to re-enroll in 4HOnline! At the September Federation meeting a motion was passed that EVERYONE who is enrolled by November 15th will be invited to a Skating & Pizza Party at the end of January!. Make sure you get re-enrolled today!
  • Fall Volunteer Training

    This year’s Fall Volunteer Training will take place on Tuesday, November 15th, in the Farmer’s Room from 6:30-8:00 PM; a light meal will be served at 6:00 PM. This year’s topic is “Vibrant Youth, Vibrant Clubs- Leadership Takes a Village”.
  • November Advisory Board Meeting

    On Monday, November 21st, 2016, at 6:00 PM we will have our Advisory Board Meeting in the Farmer’s Room, in the basement of the Government Center. All Advisory Board members and Federation Officers should make plans to attend.
  • November Federation Meeting

    The Federation Meeting will be on Monday, November 21st at 7:00 PM in the Farmer’s Room. It is ideal to have at least two adults and two youth from each club attend this meeting so that it ensures that we meet quorum!
  • THANK YOU Club Leaders!

    Thank you SO MUCH to our outgoing 2015-2016 4-H Club Leaders! Your 4-H members, families, and Extension Staff truly appreciate the time and dedication that you devote to leading your 4-H Club throughout the year!
  • Important Information for Club Leaders!

    *PLEASE* make sure the Extension Office is included in your email meeting reminders! Not only is it helpful for the Extension Office to let new families know when and where a club meets, but it is also a REQUIREMENT for clubs to notify the office if there are any changes to meeting dates that would differ from what is in the club program book.
  • Attention Cloverbuds!

    There will NOT be a November Cloverbud Meeting, due to the Presidential Elections! Cloverbuds will receive more information regarding the December Cloverbud Meeting later on in November.
  • 4-H grows leaders: A commitment to learning

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman looks forward to another great year of learning in 4-H programming.
  • Join our Minnesota 4-H Week of Thanks!

    Share your photos on social media Nov. 17-24
  • Online enrollment for 4-H families

    Enrollment opened Sep. 16!
  • Advisory Board Meeting - Oct 17

    On Monday, October 17th, at 6:00 PM we will have our Advisory Board Meeting at the Regional Extension Office. All Advisory Board members and Federation Officers should make plans to attend. We also ask that members of the Advisory Board plan to stay and attend this meeting to provide guidance to the Federation and share ideas for the year ahead.
  • Federation Meeting - Oct 17

    The Federation Meeting will be on Monday, October 17th, at 7:00 PM. Please make sure that at least two adults and two youth from each club attend this meeting so that we can meet quorum! We will have much to discuss and plan for the year ahead, and the main topic for the evening will be the budget for the 2016-2017. Please note location - University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office, 1527 Prairie Drive, Worthington
  • Federation Officer Needed

    At the October Federation Meeting we will elect a new Secretary and Youth Leader-at-Large for the 2016-2017 4-H year. If you or someone in your club is interested in this position please let Katie know, especially if you are interested in the office but unable to attend the October Federation Meeting.
  • Re-Enrollment Incentive

    It’s hard to believe it but it’s already that time of year again! At the September Federation meeting a motion was passed that stated all members who have reenrolled by November 15th, 2016 are invited to an Ice Skating & Pizza Party which will be held in January! Make sure youth AND adult volunteers re-enroll!
  • Did You Know?

    During the winter we rent out storage spaces in McCarvel Hall, and Benton Hall to store campers, boats, cars, and jet skis? All this storage rent money goes to Nobles County 4-H. This easy fundraiser happens on Wednesday, October 12th from 3:00 – 5:30 PM. We need a volunteer to help guide and direct campers into the buildings. Please call Linda if you are able to help!
  • Happy National 4-H Week

    National 4-H Week is October 2nd -8th , 2016. How are you and your club celebrating?
  • Remember the CLUB INCENTIVE!!

    To help motivate our clubs to get active and do something creative for National 4-H Week the Federation opted to offer an incentive to the 4-H club that does the most creative activity as a group during National 4-H Week. Each 4-H club that wants to participate in this incentive must take pictures of the creative display/activity/project that their club did to promote 4-H during National 4-H Week, write up a short description of what they did and the impact it had on non 4-H members, and submit the pictures and the write-up to the Extension Office before the next Federation Meeting on Monday, October 17th at 7:00 PM.
  • See A Sea of 4-H T-shirts!

    Encourage everyone in your club to take part in the REGIONAL National 4-H Week Promotional Activity: National 4-H Week is October 2nd-8th, 2016. This is a great time to promote 4-H and here is a simple way to do it without spending money or taking extra time! WEAR a 4-H shirt to school on WEDNESDAY, October 5th! Take it a step further and snap a picture (individuals or groups) and then post on your favorite social media site. One act of simply wearing 4-H shirts multiplies into an ad campaign that goes viral! Celebrate 4-H!
  • Attention Cloverbuds!

    The first Cloverbud meeting for the new 4-H year will be on Tuesday, October 11th at 6:00 PM, at the Worthington Regional Extension Office. All Kindergarten – SECOND graders and their families are encouraged to attend, and bring a friend! Please RSVP to Linda at by Friday, October 7th.
  • What is Due and When?

    There are several things that are due in the month of October. All of these forms can be found on the county website or just give us a call at the office.
  • Business Friend/Friend of 4-H

    We want to hear from you!! Is there a business or individual that continues to support Nobles County 4-H? Is it hard to imagine where 4-H would be without them? Everyone has the opportunity to nominate a Friend of 4-H and a Business Friend of 4-H. Forms can be found on the website and are due October 10th to the Extension Office. Winners will be announced at the November 5th, 2016 Achievement Banquet.
  • Club Charters

    Remember that ALL Club Charters are due to the Extension Office by October 31st! The Club Charter is an annual and necessary process that happens every year, and all clubs are expected to submit their club’s charter on time to the Extension Office.
  • Record Judging

    The date for Records Judging will be Monday, October 17th, from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (come and go) at the Worthington Regional Extension Office! All clubs that submit records to be judged at the County Level are required to send volunteers to help judge. We will have a second day of record judging available on Thursday, October 20th from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (come and go) in the Nobles County 4-H conference room.
  • Interviews

    All interviews for county awards (Green Clover and Youth Leadership Interviews) will be done on Thursday, October 20th, and will be scheduled a time by Katie.
  • Fall Volunteer Training-Nov 15

    This year’s Fall Volunteer Training will take place on Tuesday, November 15th, in the Farmer’s Room at 6:30 p.m. A complimentary meal will be provided to those who wish to attend at 6:00 p.m. At least two representatives from each club need to participate in the training, and youth members are encouraged to attend!
  • SW Regional Club Officer & Leader Training - Oct 30

    There will be a SW Regional Club Officer & Leader Training for all Federation & Club Officers as well as Club Leaders on Sunday, October 30th.
  • Reminder about Email Addresses

    As you begin to re-enroll your children in 4HOnline for the new 2016 – 2017 4-H year please take the time to make sure your email address is current and that it is the PRIMARY email that you check most frequently. Also, if there is a second email, third email, etc. that you would like to add to our list that we use for mailings then please send it to us. Let Linda know which email you would like added to or deleted from the email list and we will make that change!
  • From the director: I am #4HGrown

    Associate dean and state 4-H director Dorothy Freeman invites you to help celebrate National 4-H Week
  • Attend National 4-H Conference!

    Application deadline Nov. 10
  • Message from Dorothy: Clover Update moving to an e-newsletter

    Look for the new format in October!
  • Announcing SS&W leader certification trainings

    Attend a training near you!
  • Join us in a Drone Discovery!

    Do you want free STEM kits?
  • Take the 4th H for Health Challenge!

    Is your club is ready to take on the challenge?
  • Announcing club chartering resources and deadlines!

    Charters are due Nov. 1!
  • Online training required for all 4-H chaperones

    This includes chaperones at Minnesota State Fair!
  • Announcing 2016 scholarship recipients

    Congratulations to this year's winners!
  • Share your stories about the 4-H pledge

    Help celebrate 4-H #TrueLeaders
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