Otoe County 4-H Wednesday What-Nots

September 11, 2019

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Star 4-H'er or Volunteer of the Day Nominations!

National 4-H Week is coming up in one month! Each day during the week of October 6th we would like to honor an Otoe County 4-H'er and spotlight an Otoe County 4-H Volunteer! Nominate your favorite 4-H'er &/or 4-H volunteer by telling us why we should select them to be our Star 4-H'er or Volunteer of the day. Nominations can be sent to erin.steinhoff@unl.edu now through October 4th! We will randomly draw our Star 4-H'er & Volunteer each day.

Pick up State Fair Exhibits!!!

Don't forget to pick up your State Fair Exhibits from the Extension Office this week! Items can be picked up during regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cat Club!

Do you like cats? What about learning how to care for or show them? Maybe you have heard about the 4-H Cat Club in the past and wanted to join, but couldn't make the monthly meetings.

Do we have good news for you, or what? We are pleased to introduce this year's self-paced Cat Club! No more being bummed that you missed the hour long meeting every second Thursday. You now have access to lessons and activities that you can complete on your own time. Check out September’s lesson about cat history and breeds here: http://4h.unl.edu/companion-animal/cat-club

Thank You Notes

Please remember to send your thank you notes to:

  • The sponsor of the trophy, plaque, or award you received at a pre-fair contest, county fair, or state fair.
  • Your club leaders for all the help and support they've given you during the year.
  • The Otoe County Agriculture Society for supporting the 4-H Program.
  • The business or person who purchased your specialty food at the 4-H Specialty Food Auction.
  • The business or person who purchased your livestock at the 4-H Livestock Sale.

4-H Council Elections

The Otoe County 4-H Council changed the 4-H Council elections voting to the Otoe County 4-H Achievement Celebration. There is a super turnout for the 4-H Achievement Celebration and that date is closer to when the new members take office, so the decision was made to vote during the 4-H Achievement Celebration. This year the 4-H Achievement Celebration will be on Sunday, November 10.

If you would like to place your name on the ballot please contact the Extension Office at 402-269-2301 or a Nominating Committee member - Wendy Boitnott (wboitnot@gmail.com), Paula Ramold (PaulaRamold@yahoo.com) and Andrew Stukenholtz (thestukenholtzs@yahoo.com). Please let us know by Friday, November 1.

The 4-H Council needs one youth and one adult from each of the three districts for a two-year term. The 4-H council meets 10 times a year to provide guidance to the Otoe County 4-H program. Please consider placing your name on the ballot!

Lost Bracelet from County Fair Entry Day

This bracelet was found at the church after entry day on Saturday, July 20th. If this is yours please come pick it up at the Extension Office!

School Year Camps!

Did you know there are 4-H Camps during the school year? Continue the fun with 4-H with one of these camps!

Fall Resident Camp- September 21-22, 2019

Winter Resident Camp - February 14-16, 2020

Spring Break Day Camp - April 6-10, 2020

For more information click on this link! https://4h.unl.edu/camps-centers/school-year-camps

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Nebraska Extension in Otoe County

Sarah Purcell, Unit Leader, Extension Educator, spurcell2@unl.edu

Erin Steinhoff, Extension Assistant, erin.steinhoff@unl.edu

Kelsey Ahrens, Office Manager, kahrens4@unl.edu