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    Ambassadors wanted

    4-H Ambassadors are an important part of the 4-H program in Swift County. We encourage members who are currently in 7th grade and over to consider becoming an Ambassador. Our first Ambassador meeting will be Sunday, October 14th at 3:00p.m. at the E Free Church in Benson (right before the Awards Program).

    4-H Club Officer Training

    Join us for Club Officer Training on Monday, November 12th from 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the E Free Church in Benson. All officers are invited and encouraged to attend the officer training for tips, helpful ideas and to learn what your responsibilities are.

    Upcoming 4-H events in Swift County

    The new 4-H year is upon us and there's lots going on! Please check out the yearly 4-H calendar to stay up to date on upcoming events and activities. More information will be sent as events draw near, but it never hurts to mark your calendars!

    Message from Jennifer: It’s a new season of doing in 4-H

    Interim Minnesota 4-H state leader Jennifer Skuza celebrates all the ways youth and adults can take action in 4-H. As the new program year begins, set your intentions for a year full of doing.

    Plan and develop your club’s budget

    It’s time for 4-H clubs to develop their annual budgets. Budgets provide a written plan for raising and spending money to accomplish club goals. Sharing budget reports with your club throughout the year is a great way to help all 4-H members understand where and how funds are being used.

    Keep youth safe when participating in 4-H programs

    Now is the time of year to plan for risk and keeping youth safe as they participate in a variety of programs, activities and events. Use our online planning tool and risk management materials to ensure safe and healthy environments for youth and adults participating in 4-H programs and activities.

    Plan to attend annual volunteer training this fall

    Powerful things happen for youth when they’re in a positive relationship with caring adults. The 2018 annual volunteer training, “4-H Grows Relationships,” will ready youth and adult volunteers to connect to young people in meaningful ways. Dates and locations are planned across the state this fall. Be sure to bring a team of youth and adult volunteers.

    4-H Awards Program scheduled for October 14

    Come celebrate your 4-H accomplishments from the past year at the annual 4-H Awards Program on Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m. at the E Free Church in Benson.

    Message from Jennifer: It is my honor to serve

    Interim 4-H State Leader Jennifer A. Skuza reflects on her long history with 4-H and University of Minnesota Extension. She invites 4-H youth, families and volunteers to connect with her at the Minnesota State Fair.

    Learn about changes to Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)

    Registration for Citizenship Washington Focus, a week-long trip to Washington, DC, will open in fall 2018 for the summer 2019 experience. Youth gain civic engagement skills while touring DC with youth from across the US! Complete a short survey to receive a reminder email when registration material is posted.
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