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Upcoming Events and Important Dates
September 13-29 Eastern States Exposition, Springfield, Massachusetts
September 25 Newsletter articles due
September 30 Knox-Lincoln Leaders’ Association (KLLA) Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
September 30 Project Records due at Cooperative Extension office
September 30 Photography Contest entries due
October 1 Start of 4-H year 2014
October 19 2013 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., St. Denis Parish Hall, Whitefield
October 25 Newsletter articles due
October 28 KLLA Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
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Hold the Date: October 19
Plan to attend the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration on Saturday, October 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at St. Denis Parish Hall in Whitefield. This will be a gala evening with dinner and recognition of the hard work and accomplishments of our 4-H members. You won’t want to miss it!
Nominations Sought for 4-H Awards
During the Union Fair, a few outstanding 4-H’ers may be chosen to receive the 4-H Character Award. This honor may be awarded to a 4-H’er who carries out his or her project and who treats other 4-H members, fair colleagues, spectators and their animals (when applicable) according to the six pillars of character:
Responsibility, Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Fairness and Citizenship.
Nominations for the 4-H Character Award, may be submitted to Knox-Lincoln Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, Maine 04572 or via email email@example.com by September 30, 2013.
Also due September 30 are nominations by leaders for the following individual member and club awards: Team Player, Treasurer, Secretary, Community Service, Leadership, Citizenship, Katherine Watier Green Award. The nomination form for these awards will be mailed to leaders and posted here: http://umaine.edu/knox-lincoln/blog/tag/4-h-award-nomination/
Project and Activity Records Due September 30
Don’t forget to complete and turn in your Project Records and Cloverbud Activity Records for judging by September 30th so that you can be recognized for your year of project work. Judged records will be returned and awards announced at the 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration on October 19.
Enter the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Photo Contest
Get your entries ready for the Knox-Lincoln 4-H Photography Contest 2013! In addition to being recognized at the 2013 4-H Achievement Awards Celebration, the top scoring twelve photos will be displayed in the 4-H Photo Gallery at the Knox-Lincoln (KL) UMaine Cooperative Extension office for a year. Each photo will also be featured for a month as the cover photo of the KL 4-H Facebook page.
Any Knox-Lincoln 4-H member 4-H age 9 and up is eligible to enter up to 6 single photographs (not photo stories/collages). Entries will be accepted at the KL UMaine Extension office in Waldoboro until September 30, 2013. For more information contact Cindy Rogers at 207.832.0342 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms and contest judging guidelines can be found at http://umaine.edu/knox-lincoln/news-events/.
Three clubs from Knox and Lincoln Counties submitted Club Exhibits for judging this year at Union Fair: Jolly Juniors, Jolly Farmers and Aldermere Achievers. All of the clubs scored high in the judging and all three were awarded the special “100 Years of 4-H” ribbon! Each of the clubs will receive a $35 premium from KLLA. Congratulations to all and thank you for participating. We would love to see more clubs enter in 2014!
Thank you to KL clubs and independent members who put together nine beautiful prize baskets for the 2013 Knox-Lincoln Leader’s Association Raffle at Union Fair. Anyone who took a shift tending the yurt this year knows that the quality and beauty of these baskets sold the tickets with little effort! The raffle brought in about $750 for 4-H in Knox and Lincoln Counties…a very successful effort indeed! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the baskets and/or sold and bought raffle tickets. Perhaps we should do this again next year!
State 4-H Office Core Newsletter Web Posts
- Robotics Expo
- National 4-H Science Experiment: Get Ready for 4-H Maps & Apps
- 4-H Animal Science Committees
Maine’s Animal Science Committees are comprised of 4-H volunteers who work with Extension staff to develop an educational plan for youth in animal programs statewide. Committees plan various educational programs and events available to youth in animal projects throughout the year. One program that volunteers coordinate is the Eastern States program. Volunteers coordinate the teams that represent Maine at the Big E each year in September. There are seven Animal Science Committees, dairy, beef, horse, sheep, dairy goat, dog, and working steer that are looking for volunteers to join their committees. You can learn more about the committees and the application process to join at http://umaine.edu/4h/volunteers/resources/4-h-animal-science-committee-resources/ Contact Michaele Bailey at email@example.com, 207.581.3872 or Donna Flint at firstname.lastname@example.org, 207.324.2814.
- The Big E Bus
There will be two busses going to the Big E on Maine Day, Saturday September 28. You and your family can spend the day at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, taking in the fair and cheering on our Eastern States Animal Science teams. Contact Jessy Brainerd: email@example.com, 207.581.3877. This trip is sponsored by the Maine Trustees to Eastern States.
- Maine 4-H Days – Another Great Year
In early 2014, planning will start for next year’s Maine 4-H Days. If you are interested in joining the Maine 4-H Days Planning Committee, or have general questions, comments or recommendations about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 207.581.3877.
- Eastern States Exposition, New England Center Program
Calling all 4-H youth, ages 11 and up, along with volunteers who have an interest in showcasing the many interests and talents of Maine 4-H… we want you! Join the group of dedicated performers and demonstrators as we share our love for 4-H with the fairgoers at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the 3rd weekend in September. It’s an experience you will not soon forget.
Maine 4-H participates with displays and demonstrations in the New England Center, which also houses creative arts competitions, and daily stage performances. Working in teams of two at stations called “pods”, youth demonstrate 4-H projects this year will be focused on Robotics and Engineering. Youth also have the opportunity to participate in stage performances, which consist of planned presentations using costumes and other props, as needed. All projects and demonstrations will be centered on a science theme. Please call the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Oxford County at 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) for specific details and for the team application. Space is limited, and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Sign up now as a small group with other teens. Students will stay in the dorm; meals and transportation will be provided. 4-H’ers participating in the New England Center Program are eligible to apply for the Morris Scholarship.
- 2013 Morris Scholarship for Eastern States Participants
Congratulations to Maddy Gears, winner of the 2013 Morris Scholarship. Maddy is a member of the Eastern States Dairy Team and the All Star Dairy Club in Cumberland County. The Morris Scholarship is awarded every other year to a member of one of the Eastern States Animal Science teams. All the best, Maddy.
- Beef Heifer Project
The New England Galloway Group is announcing their annual Heifer Project, which places a Belted Galloway heifer calf with a deserving youth recipient to allow for a hands-on education in beef cattle rearing and showmanship and to develop a love of the breed. The youth selected to receive a heifer is expected to return the first heifer calf back to the program so it will continue each year. To apply go to http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/beef/new-england-galloway-group-heifer-project/. The application deadline is December 31, 2013.
- Celebrating 100 Years in Maine with 100 4-H Geocaches!
- The New England 4-H Dog Program Poster Contest
Open to all 4-H member 5 through 18 years of age, as of January 1 of the current year, who are enrolled in the 4-H Dog Care and Training project. Visit the website for information. Page 12 has the contest rules: http://www.thebige.com/fair/agriculture/documents/13ag4hdogpacket.pdf. Contact Donna Flint at 207.324.2814, email@example.com.
- The New England 4-H Beef Poster, Ad or Logo Contest
Are you too young or otherwise unable to attend the Big E? This is your chance to promote your beef project. For rules and registration information, go to the following website: http://www.thebige.com/fair/agriculture/documents/134hbeefpacket2.pdf. Look for pages 14 and 15 for complete information. Contact Donna Flint at 207.324.2814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show
The Cumberland Fair 4-H Dog Show will be held Friday, September 27, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. at the Livestock Arena, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, Maine. The show will include Showmanship (Novice – Advanced), Obedience (Pre-Novice – Advanced Graduate Novice), and a fun obstacle course. This show is open to 4-H youth ages 9 – 18 enrolled in the 4-H Dog Project in any Maine county. Dog show entry forms are due to the 4-H Show Representative Sara Conant by Monday, September 9, 2013. For information and registration, visit http://umaine.edu/cumberland/files/2012/08/Cumberland-Fair-4-H-Dog-Show-2013.pdf.
- UMaine Scholarships Available
The Associated Faculty of the University of Maine offers three $300 scholarships. These scholarships are available to both volunteers or youth who are students attending a University of Maine System campus. Deadline for applications is September 13th. Applications available by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.