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    Annual Volunteer Training 

    The the theme of this volunteer training is 4-H Grows Relationships. It will focus on how to work together in leading your club or other projects in the county. The training is for all adult volunteers in clubs, county-wide groups and programs, which includes committees, Advisory Council, and project leaders. 

    Club Chartering

    As we move into to fall, we end one 4-H year to begin another. With that comes annual planning and officer transitions as well as enrollment. Also, each club must complete their annual charter documents. Changes have been made to the document this year to make this process easier for Key Leaders. Your clubs’ Key Leader should have received their charter documents and can contact Justin Crowley with any questions.

    Awards Committee Meetings

    We are looking for volunteers interested in helping plan the 2018 Awards Banquet! There are typically 3 - 4 meetings between now and the banquet on November 25th to work on planning the theme, the script, food, and prizes and everyone can take lead on a different project. We would welcome any new 4-Hers or adults to the committee!

    4-H STEM Workshops

    Come and join us for a 4-H STEM Workshop.  Attend one or as many as you like.  There will be fun hands-on activities that allow youth to explore STEM related 4-H project areas.  Each workshop has its own theme.  Open to youth in 3rd-6th grade.

    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.

    Re-Enrollment Begins!

    Each year, 4-H families must re-enroll both youth members and adult volunteers. The process is quick and easy; even families with multiple members should be done in ten minutes or less. Re-enrolling early ensures that critical communications will be received, especially as it relates to deadlines and project specific information. Detailed information about online enrollment and re-enrollment is available at:

    Project Records

    4-H records are a fun and easy way to keep track of all of a member’s 4-H experiences! 4-H’ers use records to reflect on what they have done, what they enjoyed, what they would change, and how they could improve. Project records that are done correctly create a summary of a member’s entire career in 4-H that can be a really neat keepsake to look back on for years to come!   Now is a great time to start working on your project records.  Check out the resources below for more information or contact the office if you need help getting started
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