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Knox-Lincoln 4-H Newsletter-March 2014

Knox-Lincoln 4-H Newsletter-March 2014

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Upcoming Events and Important Dates

March 28  Deadline to sign up for Club Exhibit space at Union Fair.

March 31  KLLA Meeting, 6pm

April 1  ESE Horse Animal Approval form due

April 12  KL 4-H Photography Workshop, Aldermere Farm, Rockport, 10am-2pm (register by April 7)

April 22  Earth Day

April 28  KLLA Meeting, 6pm

March Birthdays

Laurel Brooks, Savannah Dube, Owen Dyer, Baylee Flynn, Nathaniel Jewett, Samantha Lamoreau, Michelle Main, Crystal Miller, Frances Pendleton

Public Speaking Tournament Went Well

The Knox-Lincoln Public Speaking and Demonstration Tournament was held on Sunday, March 9 at Jefferson Village School. With this space, we were able to split the presentations between two rooms, making the event shorter and more comfortable for everyone. This year Cloverbuds were awarded trophies. The top scores in Junior, Senior and Team classes were awarded cash prizes: first place $25, second place $20, third place $15, and fourth place $10.

Making Bread     Anthony Dube, Jolly Juniors
Butterflies     Sabrinnah Dube, Jolly Juniors
Neil Armstrong, American Hero     John Strout, Jolly Juniors
How to Decorate a Cake     Cailey Elliot, Jolly Juniors
Stonehenge     Giacomo Smith, Jolly Juniors
Tae Kwon Do     Evelyn Rousseau, Jolly Juniors

Dancing on Point Shoes     Kennedy Scheimreif , Independent     First
Jamestown    Alessandro Smith, Jolly Farmers    Second
Genetically Modified Organisms    Sean Krejsa, Jolly Farmers    Third
Making Brownies    Arianna Cloutier, Independent    Tie Fourth
Riding a Donkey    Jeremy Dube, Jolly Farmers    Tie Fourth
How to Hatch a Chicken Egg    Kaleb Flynn, Jolly Farmers
Surviving in the Wilderness    Isabel Flynn, Jolly Farmers
Titanic    Skye Havey, Jolly Farmers
Humanoids    Hugo Smith, Jolly Farmers

Basics of Swimming    Kat Newcombe, Jolly Farmers    First
Basketball    Faith Kraus, Jolly Farmers    Second

How to Make a Popsicle    Baylee Flynn & Ariel Stillman, Jolly Farmers    First
Maine Owls    Nathan Dube & Savannah Dube, Jolly Farmers    Second

Register for the 4-H Photography Workshop

We are offering a Photography Workshop for KL 4-H members of all ages on Saturday, April 12, 10am-2pm at the Aldermere Farm in Rockport. Come learn more about your camera and how to take better pictures. The farm offers great opportunities for a variety of scenic subjects! This workshop is limited to 20 participants, so pre-register by Monday, April 7. Bring a lunch, snacks provided. Parents and volunteers are welcome to stay and participate, too. Call or email 832-0343,

Sign-up Now for Union Fair Club Exhibits

Although Union Fair is months away, it is time to plan your Club Exhibit! KL 4-H has been offered space in the Beattie Exhibition Hall (Craft Barn), near the poultry barn at Union Fair. We think this is an excellent location for our club exhibits! In order to make this work well for the hall, as well as give clubs time to plan and create a wonderful exhibit, we are asking clubs and groups of at least two independents to sign up now for their spot. The sign-up deadline is March 28. Call or email 207.832.0343,

Club Exhibit theme for 2014 is History. Remember to make your exhibit interactive with the public, display your club name and town prominently, and have a club scrapbook of your activities for the year in display. New this year: Independents can exhibit too! A group of 2 or more independent members can create a club exhibit together. Guidelines for Club Exhibits and Independent Exhibits will be posted in early March. In the meantime, reserve your space!

Apply for National Trips-Deadline March 14

National 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities for 4-H youth age 14-18 to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at 4-H National Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at 4-H National Conference. To learn more:

Start Your Project Records Now

You will have a much neater, more accurate record if you start now, not at the last minute! Does your club want help getting started with Project Records? If you would like to have Cindy visit one of your club meetings to help, or if you just want to ask a question, contact her at, 207.832.0343.

4-H Accident Insurance Payments Requested

The Knox-Lincoln Leaders’ Association has voted to pay the cost of accident insurance in 2014 for all enrolled Knox-Lincoln 4-H members and leaders, covering them at 4-H events and meeting activities for the year. We are asking clubs and individual members who are able to reimburse the cost of this insurance (which is $1 per member or leader, $2 for each horse project member or leader) back to KLLA. We thank you for your assistance.

Dates Announced for 4-H@UMaine

Hold the date: 4-H@UMaine will be held May 16 & 17, 2014. Ask someone who has attended; this is a FUN weekend and a fantastic opportunity to experience a little bit of college life. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18, save the date and check the 4-H State News in coming months for more details!

Do You Have News? Send It Here!

We have noticed that clubs and members no longer send us news about what they or their clubs are doing in 4-H. We really want to hear from you! A great way to do this is to choose a club reporter who regularly writes a short paragraph; just a sentence or two is fine, about what the club did at their meeting. We welcome your photos, artwork and creative writing as well. We can publish those here or on our Facebook page. Send news items to Cindy:

State 4-H Office Core Newsletter Posts

  1. Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships  -
  2. Save the Date for 2014 Maine 4-H Days
  3. 4-H Dog Fun Day – Saturday, April 26, 12:00 – 4:00 pm at Renaissance Dogs, 127 Main Street, Holden, ME  04429. Come have a fun-filled day learning about dogs!  Learn agility with Rebecca Henderson from Renaissance Dogs.  Meet licensed veterinarian technician and Purina Certified Weight Coach, Marisa Gleason, from Veazie Veterinary Clinic to discuss nutrition and your dog. Challenge your dog in Trivia! (Hint: know your working dogs, grooming tools, and basic first aid!) Call Lori Swenson at 207.654.2110 to pre-register, or email at
  4. 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament
  5. Help Wanted! Regional Public Speaking Contest 3/29/14
  6. National 4-H Trips Applications Due
  7. Save the Date! Come join us for 4-H@UMaine! -
  8. 2014 Eastern States Horse Tryouts
  9. 2014 Horse Judging Clinic
  10. Upcoming Dairy Events
  11. Dairy Quiz Bowl Results
  12. Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF)
  13. 2014 Northeast Youth Show Calf Summit
  14. 2014 Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale and Clinics
  15. Intent Forms for Eastern States Exposition
  16. 2014 New England 4-H Horse Judges School

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