2022 - January Monthly 4-H Update

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January 2022

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Pictured above: Travis S’s “Crisp Morning” entry for the 2021 Photo Contest perfectly represents our chilly first few days of 2022!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2022 4-H members, leaders, alumni and friends. We hope that you all had a restful and relaxing holiday season and are ready to make the most of the new year! Did you or your club do any fun winter or holiday activities? Did you give back to your community? We’d love to see your photos and share your stories in upcoming issues of the Bits & Pieces or on our social media channels.

New Year - New Opportunities! There are many exciting opportunities coming up. Make sure to read through the Monthly Update and follow 4-H Saskatchewan and 4-H Canada on social media to not miss a thing.

4-H Saskatchewan seeking new Executive Director! The board wishes a fond farewell to our Executive Director, Cera Youngson. After nearly ten years on the 4-H staff team, Cera Youngson is moving on to a new opportunity with the Saskatoon Zoo Society in January. The Board is currently in the process of implementing an interim management plan to ensure that programs and services will continue unaffected during the transition. We have already begun the process of recruiting and hiring the new, permanent Executive Director to take on leadership of our organization as we move forward in to the future. Our clubs will continue to be informed as we have new developments and announcements to share. 1


4-H Saskatchewan Events & Opportunities Please note: All planned in-person 4-H events could be changed to virtual events, depending on public health orders and the number of COVID-19 cases in the province. Please remember to continue to check the COVID-19 Preparedness page, as there may be changes made to these programs

Alumni Events and Activities

4-H Saskatchewan is proud to have several events coming up over the next few months.

Have an idea for a topic that would be interesting and engaging? Contact Sandra at sandra@4-h.sk.ca Upcoming events are opportunities to network at existing events: 4-H Saskatchewan Alumni Coffee Row at Crop Production Show in Saskatoon on January 11, 2022. 4-H Saskatchewan Alumni Event at Provincial Public Speaking in Middle Lake, SK on April 9, 2022.

4-H Scholarships

Thanks to our outstanding supporters, 4-H Saskatchewan will be offering more than $50,000 in scholarships to Saskatchewan members in 2022!

• NEW The South Country Equipment Scholarship Eight Scholarships Valued at $2500 Supported by South Country Equipment • The Entrepreneurial Scholarship For 4-H Members - Three Awards Valued at $3000 created By Mr. Bill Cooper and Managed by the SK 4-H Foundation • The Brandt Agriculture Scholarship - Five Scholarships Valued at $1,500 Each Supported by Brandt Agriculture • AGI Agriculture Scholarship - Five Scholarships Valued at $1,000 Each Supported By AGI • The Holland Family Scholarship - One Award Valued At $2,000 Created By The Holland Family • Hector Loveridge Memorial Scholarship - One Award Valued At Approximately $1,000 Created by the Loveridge Family and managed by Saskatoon Community Foundation • The Gordon & Eileen Bonnor Scholarship - One 2

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Award Valued at $1,000 Created By Gordon & Eileen Bonnor and Managed by the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Award Two Awards Valued at $1,000 Supported by the SCA Palliser Insurance 4-H Scholarship - Two Awards Valued At $500 Supported By Palliser Insurance The Future Leader Scholarship - One Award Valued At $1,000 Supported By a 4-H Family The McConaghy Award - Two Awards Valued At $500 Supported By a 4-H Family

Thank you to all of our returning scholarship partners and welcome and thank you to new partner, South Country Equipment, who is supporting an outstanding $20,000 in awards. Applications will be available soon on the 4-H website under “Opportunities”. The scholarship application deadline is April 1, 2022.


Regional & Provincial 4-H Events Curling

Public Speaking

4-H Curling is a fun way to get active this winter while meeting 4-H’ers from beyond your club. Find out when your District competition is being held to participate, or contact your Regional 4-H Specialist to see about putting in a District team where there isn’t a local competition.

4-H Public Speaking is one of our program’s longest running and proudest traditions. Every 4-H member participates in 4-H communications activities at the club level. Competitive speaking allows members to advance to the district, regional and provincial level.

Regional Curling

Regional Public Speaking

North West January 22-23, 2022 in Aberdeen Hosted by District #22 Contact Kalynne Martin at northwest@4-h.sk.ca

North West March 26, 2022in Major, SK Hosted by District #24 Contact Kalynne Martin at northwest@4-h.sk.ca

North East February 6, 2022 in Norquay Hosted by District #18/19 Contact Raeanne Pettifer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

North East March 13, 2022 in Tisdale, SK Hosted by District #26 Contact Raeanne Pettifer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

South West January 29, 2022 at Delisle Curling Club in Delisle, SK. Hosted by Distrit #16 Contact Kaitlyn Keller at southwest@4-h.sk.ca

South West March 26, 2022 at Legion Hall in Shaunavon, SK. Hosted by District #3/4 Contact Kaitlyn Keller at southwest@4-h.sk.ca

South East February 5, 2022 at Lumsden Rink in Lumsden, SK. Hosted by District #14 Registrations to Melodi at southeast@4-h.sk.ca Event contact: Tammy at 306-533-2535 COVID: Vaccine Passport or Negative Test required for all ages 12 and older.

South East March 26, 2022 at Masonic Hall in Milestone, SK. Hosted by District #37 Contact Carrie at cnicholas@mccoycattle.com or 306-436-7425.

Provincial Curling

Provincial 4-H Curling will be held the weekend of February 19-20, 2022 at the Weyburn Curling Club in Weyburn, SK. Hosted by District #7 Contact Melodi Hawkesford-Lee at southeast@4-h.sk.ca

More information available online:

You’ll find relevant district, regional and provincial competition details as well as tools, templates and policy on the 4-H website under “4-H Resources” > “Documents”. See: 4-H Saskatchewan Curling Website https://www.4-h.sk.ca/curling.html

Provincial 4-H Public Speaking

Provincial Public Speaking will be held April 9, 2022 in Middle Lake, SK at the Middle Lake Community Hall Hosted by District #28 (Three Lakes Club) Contact Raeanne Pettifer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

More information available online:

You’ll find relevant district, regional and provincial competition details as well as tools, templates and policy on the 4-H website under “4-H Resources” > “Documents” 4-H Saskatchewan Public Speaking Website https://www.4-h.sk.ca/public-speaking.html

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Public Speaking Webinar January 19, 2022 7:00 pm Free All Ages Welcome Virtual Webinar

Public Speaking is one of 4-H’s proudest traditions. Join Melodi Hawkesford-Lee to learn all about it!

This webinar will help you get the basics of 4-H public speaking (rules, competition details) as well as some helpful tips for members preparing their speeches, volunteers or parents helping youth prepare for speech day, and what to plan for when coordinating a public speaking competition for your club.

Register by following this link, or go to the 4-H website Events Calendar at www.4-h.sk.ca/events

4-H Saskatchewan AGM AGM is coming soon. AGM stands for Annual General Meeting - it is an Hall of important business meeting for 4-H Saskatchewan, but also a lot of fun! The Fame AGM will be held March 19-20, 2022.

Do you know an outstanding 4-H Our plan is currently to return to a two-day conference format, although we leader or volunteer. are carefully evaluating the COVID situation and may need to adjust if the Nominate them for the Saskatchsituation requires it. Our back-up plan would be a hybrid event with smaller ewan 4-H Hall of Fame. in person events (like last year) or virtual event (like 2020) if needed. RegardThis is our most prestigious honless, AGM will be held on March 19-20! our in the province. To be eligible current leaders must have more There are several ways to be involved: than 30 years of service and re• Attend as a District Voting Delegate tired years with more than 15. • Attend as a Visitor AGM is also where we select several important roles. You can • Run for the Board of Directors (leaders or members, 18+) • Run for the AC (youth, ages 13+) • Become an ambassador (youth, volunteers and leaders - 13+)

Applications are due January 25, 2022 Deadline Extended!

Do you want to help set the direction for 4-H in Saskatchewan? Join the Board! We’re looking for 4-H leaders in all four regions to serve as regional leader representatives. Terms are typically three years (however, due to rotation there are some partial terms available too!). We also have a member delegate position opening - 4-H members over 18 are encouraged to apply. Contact your Regional 4-H Specialist for more information and an application form. 4


4-H at Home Activity Kits Crop Land Crop Land is a fast-paced card-game that is fun and educational. Suitable for ages 9+. Learn about several Saskatchewan staples (wheat, barley, mustard, canola, lentils and peas) as you work to bring your crop from seed to silo. Face farming challenges head-on and help your fellow farmers bring in their yields to win. Your kit contains (1) CropLand game (including all cards, instructions, etc.) Planting on the Prairies Sustainable Saskatchewan - Planting on the Prairies introduces you to different ecological zones in Saskatchewan and several native plants that grow across our province. Learn about the roles each of the plants plays in its own ecosystem and the importance of plants to keeping our watersheds healthy. Your kit contains a detailed workbook with information and activities as well as many seed packages and supplies to complete each of the activities included. Circuit Central This science-based kit is all about electricity and technology like motors and robotics. Learn all about circuits with four hands-on activities: Super Static, Playdough Circut, Wiggle Bots, and Small Motor Cars. Each kit contains an activity booklet, and supplies for all activities (sires, LED lights, batteries, motor, and other required materials)

These kits are available to order now at https://www.4-h.sk.ca/4hathomekits.html Note - they will ship in the new year.

2021 Activity Kits Still Available While several are sold out. You can still order some of the great first edition kits. Don’t miss out on: • Ranchland - Beef production board game (pictured). • Elevate your Mood - mental health and wellness journaling activity kit • Community Treasure Hunt - kit to create your own community scavenger hunt • Cool Cuts - beef meat cuts activity kit The activity kit (booklets) are also still available for download on the page for sold out kits. You can still enjoy the activities with supplies from home.

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Regional Updates

North East Region

North West Region

Kalynne Martin

Raeanne Pettifer

Office: 306-933-6723 Cell: 306-280-3755 Email: northwest@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors • • •

Cameron Choquette, District #22, Toon Town 4-H Club Becky Huber, District #24, Handel Multiple 4-H Club Louise Sroka, District#35, Maidstone Gully Multiple 4-H Club Note: one three year term and one one-year term are up for election in March

Office: 306-964-1544 Cell: 306-220-6315 Email: northeast@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors • • • •

Mike Kirzinger, District #21, Viscount 4-H Beef Club Michell Heidecker, District #28, Three Lakes 4-H Beef Club Trena Hoffus-Preston, District #32, Whispering Pines 4-H Club Note: one three year term and one one-year term are up for election in March

Advisory Council Rep

Advisory Council Rep

North West Ambassadors

North East Ambassadors

Regional Events

Regional Events

(Vacant) -up for election at March AGM! • •

Leaders: Jeanelle W. and Kelly K. Members: Jessica D., Julie-Ann W. and Jessica W.

Below is information for North West regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • January 22-23, 2022 • Hosted by District #22 in Aberdeen Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 26, 2022 • Hosted by District #24 in Major, SK

District Meetings Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district meeting date. We will help to arrange any virtual meeting, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well!

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Shayla Preston, District #32, Whispering Pines 4-H Club Leaders: Miranda H. and Amy M. Members: Kierra H., Katherine P., Makenzie O. and Kira W.

Below is information for North Eastregional events: Regional 4-H Curling • February 6, 2022 (Tentative) • Hosted by District #18/19 in Norquay Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 13, 2022 • Hosted by District #26 in Tisdale, SK

District Meetings Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district meeting date. We will help to arrange any virtual meeting, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well! • District 31- January 19 at 7:00 pm in Nipawin

AGM Chaperones Needed Are you a night owl? Do you want ot come to AGM? We’re looking for four 4-H volunteers or leaders (must be a Trained A) to chaperone the overnight AGM. Duties including overseeing the members’ social, ensuring members are in their assigned accomodations, and doing hallway checks overnight. Selected chaperones will receive a free Visitor Delegate pass to AGM. Due to the late nights and to ensure district voting delegates can attend to their duties, those attending as a district voting delegate are not eligible. Apply to Shelby Longworth (shelby@4-h.sk.ca) by January 15 [Deadline Extended!]

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South West Region

South East Region

Kaitlyn Keller

Melodi Hawkesford-Lee

Office: 306-964-1545 Cell: 306-229-2064 Email: southwest@4-h.sk.ca

Office: 306-787-1958 Cell: 306-529-5446 Email: southeast@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors

Regional Directors

Advisory Council Rep

Advisory Council Rep

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Stan Figley, District #40, Kyle Multiple 4-H Club Alvin Pawlitza, District #11, Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club Kylie Mackie, District #10, Reno Multiple 4-H Club Note: one three year term up for election in March Kennedy MacNeil, District #8, Missouri Coteau 4-H Multiple Club

South West Ambassadors • •

Leaders: Stacey H., Robyn M. and Nora S. Members: Brynne L., Hanna L. and Makaila P.

Regional Events Below is information for South West regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • January 29, 2022 • Delisle, SK hosted by District #16 Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 26, 2022 • Hosted by District #3/4 in Shaunovan

District Meetings Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district meeting date. We will help to arrange any virtual meeting, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well! • District 3/4 - March 12, 2022 at Hazenmore Hall (11am) • District 10 - Feb. 28, 2022 in Maple Creek (7pm) • District 40 - Mar. 2, 2022 in Elrose (7pm)

Member Delegates to the Board of Directors: Brooklyn Trask, District #22, Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club Dylan Watt, District #9, Beechy Multiple 4-H Club

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Glenn Gress, District #1, Browning Multiple Club Jason Frey, District #41, Alameda 4-H Beef Club Brittany Stepp, District #7, Radville 4-H Beef Club Note: one three year term up for election in March

(Vacant) - up for election at March AGM!

South East Ambassadors • •

Leaders: Susan A., Paula B. and Jennifer W. Members: Madeline C., Emily S. and Tabatha B.

Regional Events Below is information for South East regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • February 5, 2022 in Lumsden, SK • Hosted by District #14 in Regina area Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 26, 2022 • Hosted by District #37 in Milestone, SK

District Meetings Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district meeting date. We will help to arrange any virtual meeting, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well! • • • • • • • •

District 5 - March 1, 2022 in Moosomin, Sk District 7 - March 10, 2022 at Weyburn Ag Office at 7pm District 12 - March 9, 2022 at 7 pm (location TBA) District 13 (in conjunction with District Speaking) District 14 - January TBA (planning meeting for regional speaking) District 37 - February 2, 2022 at 7pm (Virtual - planning meeting for regional curling) District 39 - 2nd week of March District 41 - March 2, 2022 at 7:15 pm at Golden Years Centre in Carievale, SK

4-H Saskatchewan delegate to the 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Council (YAC): Brett Rumpel, District #37, Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club 7


4-H Canada Opportunities Activity Kits & Resources There are three great activities available from 4-H Canada. There are downloadable resources for each, as well as kits that can be ordered (limited quantities available). These can be used by youth individually, by families at home, or by 4-H clubs gathering virtually or in-person. 4-h-canada.ca/dig-into-soil 4-h-canada.ca/unbox-your-mind 4-h-canada.ca/healthyliving/myplate

4-H Canada Science Fair The 4-H Canada Science Fair is an opportunity for you to explore, experiment, and discover! Through this program, 4-H youth plan, research, complete, and submit science fair projects, independently or as pairs, to be judged virtually, in the hopes of moving to our second round and ultimately to the CanadaWide Science Fair. The 4-H Canada Science Fair is open to 4-H’ers in grades 7 to 12 or enrolled in CÉGEP. Registration for the 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair opens Sept. 1, 2021, and closes Jan. 14, 2022. The three winners and their projects will be entered into the virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place May 16-20, 2022, where they will compete against the best and the brightest from across Canada! Visit: www.4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair

Careers on the Grow

4-H Canada’s Careers on the Grow is a career development program where you can explore career paths, apply your skills, and gain hands-on work experience. Internships Take advantage of hands-on learning opportunities within companies, on farms, with social enterprises, and in rural and urban communities across Canada with our internships program. Information on Summer 2022 Placements are available. Applications close on Jan. 12, 2022. Career Exploration Modules Build key career readiness skills and practice them through a personalized and hands-on, experiential challenge! Two new career exploration modules are completely individualized Learn more at: https://4-h-canada.ca/growingcareers 8

Webinars (Pre-recorded) Our series of webinars will equip you with the tools you need to stand out in the job application process and prepare you to enter the workforce! eMentorships (next offered in fall 2022) Gain valuable career advice from an experienced professional to help you and learn about different industries and work toward your career goals. RBC Upskill Get career recommendations that match your skills to the jobs of tomorrow. The RBC Upskill Tool will help you discover new and exciting career possibilities best suited for you!


4-H Saskatchewan is a youth empowering organization that promotes community involvement through mentorship as demonstrated by our motto:

Board of Directors The role of the Board of Directors is to set direction and policy of the 4-H program. They contribute to defining the organization’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and governing their fulfillment.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY

Cameron Choquette Becky Huber Brittany Stepp

NORTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Cameron Choquette Becky Huber Louise Sroka

306-327-8460 (C) 306-948-7506 306-895-3117

Mike Kirzinger Michell Heidecker Trena Hoffus-Preston

306-944-4244 (H) 306-231-8783 306-930-2525

Stan Figley Alvin Pawlitza Kylie Mackie

306-375-2775 (H) 306-689-2597 (H) 306- 558-7144 (C)

Glenn Gress Jason Frey Brittany Stepp

306-487-3279 (H) 306-486-7230 306-861-4179 (H)

Dylan Watt Brooklyn Trask

306-859-7830 306-491-9902

NORTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES

Provincial 4-H Office The provincial office is made up of a dynamic staff team ready to serve our new and existing members, leaders and clubs throughout the province. The provincial office staff is happy to be of assistance, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

CONTACT US!

Phone: (306) 933-7727 Fax: (306) 933-7730 E-mail: info@4-h.sk.ca

VISIT OR MAIL US!

Address: 3830 Thatcher Avenue Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Closed on holidays Note: some staff may be working remotely

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(306) 933-7729 manager@4-h.sk.ca

Cera Youngson (outgoing)

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMS MANAGER

(306) 933-6961 shelby@4-h.sk.ca

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMS SPECIALIST

(306) 933-7348 sandra@4-h.sk.ca

Shelby Longworth

Sandra Hessdorfer

MEMBER/LEADER REGISTRATION

(306) 933-7728 4hservices@4-h.sk.ca

Karrie Watson

FRONT DESK / ADMINISTRATION

(306) 933-7727 frontdesk@4-h.sk.ca

Shirley Wensley

ACCOUNTING

(306) 933-7731 accounting@4-h.sk.ca

Sandi Sirois

COMMUNICATIONS

(306) 933-7727 communications@4-h.sk.ca

Barb Poulsen

REGIONAL 4-H SPECIALISTS Each region has a regional 4-H specialist available to support the members, leaders, and clubs in that region. Contact your regional 4-H specialist with questions, or if you require support. They are also happy to help with club start-ups, and offer workshops for clubs. NORTH WEST

Kalynne Martin

Office: 306-933-6723 Cell: 306-280-3755 Email: northwest@4-h.sk.ca

SOUTH WEST

Kaitlyn Keller

Office: 306-964-1545 Cell: 306-229-2064 Email: southwest@4-h.sk.ca

NORTH EAST

Raeanne Pettifer

Office: 306-964-1544 Cell: 306-220-6315 Email: northeast@4-h.sk.ca

SOUTH EAST

Melodi Hawkesford-Lee

Office: 306-787-1958 Cell: 306-529-5446 Email: southeast@4-h.sk.ca

SOUTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES

SOUTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES

18-YEAR-OLD MEMBER DELEGATES

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE REPRESENTATIVE Nicole Lamers

Joining us in April!

REPRESENTATIVE TO SK 4-H FOUNDATION Mike Kirzinger

306-944-4244 (H)

REPRESENTATIVE TO ADVISORY COUNCIL Louise Sroka

306-895-3117

Youth Advisory Council The Youth Advisory Council brings the opinions, ideas, and voice of youth 4-H members to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council.

REGIONAL MEMBER ADVISORS NW Vacant NE Shayla Coming soon! Preston Kennedy MacNeil Vacant

blueblanket037@ gmail.com

Brett Rumpel

306-731-2429(H)

SW

SE CANADIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE 18-YEAR-OLD MEMBER DELEGATES Dylan Watt Brooklyn Trask

306-859-7830 306-491-9902

Contact your Regional Representatives if you would like to share your opinions, suggestions, or concerns relating to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council’s policy, programming or direction.

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Calendar of 4-H Events 2022

Deadlines 4-H Canada Science Fair

Jan. 11

AGM Chaperone - EXTENDED

January 15

Alumni “Coffee Row” at Crop Production

Jan. 11

Saskatoon, SK

Hall of Fame Nomination - EXTENDED

January 25

NW Regional 4-H Curling

Jan. 22-23

Aberdeen, SK

AGM Registration

SW Regional 4-H Curling

Jan. 29

Delisle, SK

Board Nomination Deadline

Feb.10

Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference

Feb 5-6

Virtual Event

AC Nomination Deadline

Feb. 10

SE Regional 4-H Curling

Feb. 5

Lumsden

4-H Saskatchewan Scholarship Deadline 4-H Canada Scholarship Deadline

NE Regional 4-H Curling

Feb. 6

Norquay

Provincial Curling

Feb. 18-20

Weyburn

4-H Canada Leadership Awards

Feb. 23

Virtual

4-H Ski Day

Mar. 5

Regional Locations

NE Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 13

Tisdale

NW Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 26

Major

SW Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 26

Shaunavon

SE Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 26

Milestone

AGM

Mar 19-20

Saskatoon

Provincial Public Speaking

April 9

Middle Lake

Alumni Event at Provincial Public Speaking

April 9

Middle Lake

Feb. 1

Apr. 1 May. 31

Ski Day is tentatively scheduled for March 5 - details are still being confirmed as some hills are not making group bookings this year.

Club and District Workshops There are several training opportunities available to 4-H clubs and districts in a number of formats available from yoru Regional 4-H Specialist: Workshops

Quickshops

Club Executive Training

• Available to clubs and districts • Can be in-person or virtual • Topics include Record Books, Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking, Judging and The 4-H Basics. • Clubs are limited to one Workshop per year. • If presented to a district (multiple clubs), two workshops can be delivered

• Similar to Workshops (above) that Specialist gives, but are designed for an adult or Senior member in your club to facilitate. • Available to individual clubs • Topics include Record Books, Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking and Judging • Clubs are limited to one Quickshop per year.

• Available to Districts (multiple clubs). Minimum 15 registrants required. • Training specifically for Executive members, General Leaders and Project Leaders on how to complete their duties • Is also open to members and leaders who have an avid interest in these positions but aren’t necessarily holding that position this year.

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