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August 31, 2009

Arts In & Share the Fun 2009

Submitted by Susan Young

The Pequot Lakes Eagles 4-H club represented Crow Wing County at the
Share-the-Fun performance during the State Fair this year. They were
selected one of the two "Judges' Favorite". This club has represented the
county three of the past four years and had been selected "Judges' Favorite"
each time. This year a couple Eagles members were not able to make the
show, so assistance was provided by two members of the Baxter Sandpipers

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Arts In

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August 27, 2009

What happens at a 4-H Club meeting?

Your 4-H Club will meet to plan and conduct the club's 4-H activities. There are typically
three parts to a 4-H Club meeting:

  1. The business meeting is conducted by the President. During this time club activities, programs, and events are discussed and acted upon.
  2. Education is an important part of the club meeting. Various methods may be used to present subject matter including: 4-H Demonstrations, project talks, speakers, project experiences, movies, etc.
  3. Fellowship is part of the overall 4-H program and recreation is one way that this can be developed. Songs, games, or skits make up this fun part of the meeting.

Perhaps the most important factor in a successful meeting is a wide level of participation from all club members. 4-H'ers are encouraged to participate in the 4-H meeting by:
♦ keeping up-to-date on what's going on - read newsletter, ask questions
♦ presenting ideas
♦ serving on committees
♦ giving demonstrations and project talks

Club Offices and Roles
Club members are chosen by their peers to give leadership to the club by serving as:
President - Presides at all 4-H meetings & appoints committees as needed.
Vice President - Serves in the absence of the President.
Secretary - Records minutes or actions of the meeting and handles correspondence.
Treasurer - Keeps up-to-date financial records and pays bills as directed by club.
Reporter - Writes reports of club meetings and events for local newspaper.
Recreation/Song Leader: Plans and leads songs and games at 4-H meetings.
Other Offices: Some clubs may also elect: callers, historians, scrapbook, etc.

Demonstrations and Illustrated Presentations
Demonstrations and illustrated presentations are a lot like show and tell. Members are
encouraged to demonstrate and present at club meetings and/or county events to share
their learning. Two 4-H members may work together as team presenters. Additional information on this topic is available from your County Extension Office or on-line at www.fourh.umn.edu.

Presentation Formats
Illustrated Presentation: Oral presentation that presents an idea, concept, viewpoint or
experience in an educational or informative format. Most often consists of interaction with
supporting visuals (i.e. PowerPoint, models, posters).
Demonstration: Oral presentation that includes actually demonstrating the hands-on steps
required to accomplish a task or process. Should be a finished product upon conclusion.
Youth In Action: Interactive, continuous presentations. More time is allowed for audience involvement and interaction.

Demonstration and Illustrated Presentation Tips:
1. Introduction: Interesting, short, complete, attention getting! Should include who you are,
what your presentation is about and why you feel it is important.
2. Topic: Related to a project, interest or activity.
3. Appearance: Dress appropriate, well groomed, good posture, feet together, smile!
4. Presentation: Voice natural, words distinct, poised, friendly, confident, convincing, well
organized. Originality shown.
5. Subject Matter: Emphasize important points. Information accurate, complete, usable.
6. Workmanship: Skillful. Good teamwork, if a team. Time and materials well used. Work and
speech coordinated. Table neat and orderly, visuals easily viewed by audience.
7. Equipment: Suitable for demonstration or illustrated presentation. Good visual aids if needed.
8. Conclusion: Stress important points in summary. Show finished product if there is one. Definite closing (be creative, tie it in with the introduction). Questions answered satisfactorily.

August 26, 2009

List of 4-H Clubs in CWC

4-H Clubs in Crow Wing County

Brainerd/Baxter Area
Ambassadors Meetings
Susan Young, 218-568-7370
Meets at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd Wednesdays at Brainerd Public Utilities Bldg.,

Baxter Sandpipers
Deb Cole (218) 829-8509, Karen Danielson (218) 828-3185
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 1st Thursdays at Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Melissa Rahto (218) 764-3395
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 2nd Mondays at Oak Lawn Town Hall

Long Lake Beavers
Nancy Tufenk (218) 828-7979
Meets at 7:30 p.m. on 2nd Thursdays at member homes

Wolf Creek Riders
Bobbi Amerud (763) 689-2670
Meets at 6:00 p.m. on 1st Thursdays at member homes. Call before attending.

Hot Shots Shooting Sports / Wildlife
Frank Ruzich (218) 829-7202
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 3rd Mondays, even months at Gander Mountain, Brainerd

Southern Crow Wing County
Daggett Brook
Lindsey & Melissa Raddatz (218) 764-2657
Meets at 7:00 p.m. (winter) or 7:30 p.m.(summer) on 2nd Mondays at Daggett Brook Town Hall

Daggett Drifters
Becky Moe (218) 829-7215, Kim Johnston (218) 764-3375
Meets at 7:00 p.m. on 1st Mondays at Daggett Brook Town Hall

Hickory Hills
Shari Sullivan (320) 277-3311, Tammy Blazek (218) 829-1747
Meets at 7:00 p.m. on 1st Thursdays at member homes

Crosby Area
Young Range Riders
Sherry Rocholl (218)546-8064
Meets at 7:00 p.m. on 1st Mondays at the Rocholl home

Fort Ripley Area
Ripley Raiders
Joan Koering (218) 828-1267
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 3rd Thursdays at St. Mathias Pavilion

Merrifield Area
Mississippi Movers
Ann Warling (218) 765-3038
Meets at 6:30 p .m. on 1st Tuesdays at member homes. Call before attending.

Nisswa Area
Black Bear
Lynn Fairbanks (218) 963-3936
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 3rd Tuesdays at Nisswa Community Center

Pequot Lakes Area
Susan Young (218) 568-7370
Meets at 6:00 p.m. on 2nd Sundays at Baptist Church, Trailside Center
Pelican Lakes

Federation and Project Development Meetings
4-H Federation Meetings
Jeanne Rohr, 218-824-1069
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 4th Mondays,
Bi-monthly at Land Services Bldg., Brainerd

Dog Project Meetings
Teri Butler, 218-829-8469
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 2nd Thursdays at location TBD

Horse Project Meetings
Kayla Nelson, 218-764-3394
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 4th Tuesdays, at
Brainerd Public Utilities

Livestock Project Meetings
Brian Sweet, 218)764-3279
Meets at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd Thursdays at Brainerd Public Utilities

Shooting Sports/Wildlife Project Meetings
Joy Ruzich, 218-829-7202
Meets at 6:30 p.m. on 3rd Mondays, odd months at Gander Mountain, Brainerd

Performing Arts Project Meetings
Susan Young, 218-568-7370
Meets quarterly. Call for meeting schedule and location.

NEW! Cloverbud PDC - Call for meeting information. 218-824-1069. Land Services Building. Looking for members and/or adult volunteers who want to help with planning Cloverbud activities.

August 24, 2009

4-H Member Pictures from the 2009 CWC Fair


August 21, 2009

Events in the 4-H Building

Thanks to Heidi Haugen for these pictures!

Pet Show

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Crow Wing County Fair Livestock Exhibits

Thanks to Becky Moe for these pictures!

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August 20, 2009

4-H Family Handbook