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December 29, 2009

Citizenship Washington Focus 2010 Registration

The registration forms for Citizenship Washington Focus 2010 have been posted on the CWF website at: http://www.fourh.umn.edu/cwf/

December 28, 2009

Online access to 4-H information

Newsletter: Clover Update

U of M Extension in Crow Wing County
Information site for Newsletters, Publications, News Columns and to download Forms

4-H Programs & Events in Crow Wing County http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fulle280/4heventscwc/
Interactive (blog) site for current calendar of events & information on what is happening right now with clubs and 4-H in Crow Wing County.

Crow Wing County 4-H on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/CWC4H

4-H 4 Me
New 4-H registration happens on 4H4me.com. Contact the Extension office for member/leader IDs and passcodes. Good source of member information for Club leaders.


December 26, 2009

2010 Animal Science Information

The 2010 Animal Science Information Sheets, ID Affidavits and Animal Science Update Flyer are now posted:

Download flyer... AnSci_Updates_2010.pdf

December 21, 2009

Support Our Troops

When the Black Bear 4-H Club says we support our troops we really mean "our" troop!
Joyce Payonk graduated from the Black Bear 4-H club in 2008 and joined the Army Reserves soon after.

Joyce will be deployed to Iraq soon and the club invited her to give a program at our November meeting. She showed and explained each piece of her uniform and other gear she will need then gave us the order to perform exercises along with her and lead us in a drill (she said we did pretty good!). Our Shooting Sports members wished she could have brought the guns she uses!

At our December meeting the club voted to add supporting our troops to our other community service learning projects for the 2009-2010 year. In January a committee will be formed to plan types of activities we'd like to pursue.

Other club families have members that are, or were, deployed and this will be a good way for us to learn more about their service while we provide support.


Joyce-Molly models Joyce's helmet and vest

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Joyce explains pieces of her uniform and equipment

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The Black Bear Club and "their" troop, Joyce, show their support for our country and 4-H!

Black Bear Club Annual Awards Banquet

Submitted by Cindy Terwilliger

The Black Bear club held their annual Awards Banquet November 1st , at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. The theme was "4-H Around the World" with the setting an Italian café and the main course spaghetti. At the October meeting members made flags of different countries offering some type of 4-H, and cutouts of people with their names on them to be placed on the banner during the program.

Youth chose a country and looked online to find facts about that country's 4-H program that were read. It was very interesting to learn what 4-H is like in other countries!

Awards and recognition given yearly include:
Participation Award
Attendance Award
Adult Recognition
Shining Star Award (Cloverbuds and 3-13)
Friend of Black Bear Award

New this year was the Adult Shining Star Award which was presented to Sylvie Gilman for her dedication to our club.

The 37 who attended the banquet had a great time sharing in celebrating the achievements of the Black Bear 4-H Club youth.


Sarah and Morena-sparkling "champagne" servers


Abby and Katrina reading 4-H facts from other countries


Sarah presenting the Adult Shining Star Award to Sylvie

December 9, 2009

All Comments

Maggie's Note: It could be hard to find the comments made to this blog, so as they come in, I will post them here. You will be able to locate them with their topic by reading the underlined copy below the comment.

Hey so i was thinking we should have livestock ambies too!!I would be all for it!!
Edit | Reply Megan Our Ambassadors 13 hours ago

For this coming summer I'd really like to see if we can get a group of kids to stick to a planting project for its duration. We, as adults, would be a part of this just as advisors. I think a large group should be divided into smaller groups, each having their own plant goals. Maybe, our site would be the Care Center, or the Fair Grounds and we could do both container gardening as well as in the ground. Some vegies & some flowers. I would prefer not getting involved with any grants or groups advocating kids & gardening. NO paperwork. I'd like to figure out exactly what our needs would be, what needs to be purchased, what materials we have already and are willing to share. Once we know more, we can seek financing or contributions. Then, next year, we will have some solid info about kids & gardening.
Edit | Reply Debbie Monchamp Junior Master Gardeners p... Oct 26

December 1, 2009

Quality Matters - CWC 4-H volunteer training. Success!

We had a great time and learned a lot. Thanks to Heidi and Jeanne for all their help and contributions. A big "Thank You" to Adam for getting the projector up and running.

Heidi Haugen welcomes our volunteers.

Austin and Brandon exploring our new internet tools on the web.

Our volunteers.

Jessica and her mom participating in a training activity.

Potluck Desserts!