Dodge County 4-H Blast

January 29, 2016

Spotlight on 4-H Newsletter

Leaders and Volunteers

2016 4-H Online Enrollment

Its that time of year again to start enrolling for the 2016 4-H year. The process is going to be the same as last year and you can find a step by step guide here.

NEW in 2016: 4-H leader enrollment will be completed using the online system.

Dodge County 4-H online enrollment must be completed (includes $10 online payment) by ENROLLMENT DEADLINE. June 15, 2016 We encourage you to enroll by May 1 so you do not miss out on important 4-H updates and dates.

Please help cut cost and mark email as your preferred form of communication.


Enrollment Deadline June 15, 2016

4-H Companion Animal Challenge & Horse Stampede

Will be held on Saturday March 12th at the Animal Science Complex.

Entries are due to me by Feb. 19th.

For more information and registration forms click below.

4-H Companion Animal Challenge

Horse Stampede

Workshop Ideas & Workshop Presenters - Suggestions

Summer is a busy time of year! That is why we are working on setting the dates for summer workshops. If you have an idea or want to run a workshop yourself please let me know as soon as possible.



Mark Your Calendars

Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting

Thursday, February 25, 2016
7- 9 pm

Nebraska Extension Office - Dodge County

The purpose of the meeting is for 4-H members, leaders, parents, volunteers, staff and 4-H Council to discuss new ideas and possible changes that will improve upon the current program. This meeting is open to any 4-H member, parent, leader or volunteer who is interested in the Dodge County 4-H Program. The Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting will allow you, as a 4-H Council member, to hear ideas and concerns directly from the Dodge County 4-H member, leaders, parents and volunteers and to make informed, official decisions by voting on necessary items upon discussion.

You too are encouraged to submit agenda items that you believe will provide a positive impact on the Dodge County 4-H Program during 2016. Please only submit agenda items that pertain to the Dodge County 4-H Program. All items submitted will be included on the 2016 Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting agenda. Completed forms are due to the Nebraska Extension – Dodge County Office (OR submit online at the following link: by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016.

Do not forget to also bring your creative ideas!

Proposed Agenda Items Form

2016 Dodge County 4-H Program Planning Meeting Due Friday, February 19, 2016

Every Kid in a Park

A new White House youth initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE! The Every Kid in a Park pass is good for the 2015-2016 school year, until August 31, 2016. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting

In support of Every Kid in a Park, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is raising funds to help connect fourth graders to America’s public lands and waters through transportation grants. As part of the Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids program, the Every Kid in a Park transportation grants seek to remove barriers to accessing our nation’s public lands and waters, with a special focus on underserved and urban communities. With cutbacks in school funding for field trips, this strategic funding will help provide comprehensive access to all federal sites, including national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and public lands and waters.

Author: Amy McCune, 4-H National Headquarters

Eastern NE 4-H Center Campership Dinner - Donation Request

The Eastern NE 4-H Center will be holding their 6th annual Campership Dinner on March 8, 2016. Over the past five years this dinner has raised over $40,000 which provided over 140 full or partial scholarships for children who otherwise would not have been able to afford a camp experience. The Eastern NE 4-H Center is asking for support of this worthy cause. Whether it’s a financial contribution or an item for our silent auction, your contribution would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance for considering a donation. If you have anything you would like to donate, contact the Fundraising Chair, Taren Petersen at