National 4-H Week
WANTED - 4-H Volunteers!
4-H Kick Off Night
4hOnline Enrollment
4-H National Youth Science Day
WA State 4-H Shooting Sports Training
Fair News
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
NE District Teen Rally
West Nile Virus Concerns
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall is a time of transitions! The weather is changing from hot to cool; the days are getting shorter, kids are settling back into school after summer vacation, fall sports, dance classes, and other activities are swinging into high gear . . . and 4-H is wrapping up the old year and getting ready to start the new!

Kids! Remember that the fair wasn't the end of keeping your record book for the past year! Don't forget to update financial pages, your permanent record, and any supplemental pages with information that resulted from activities with fairs!

If you are a teen, check out the information on the NE District Teen Rally.

Leaders, and prospective new leaders - please follow up on information about 4-H Kick Off  for clubs and family 4-H groups and 4-H 101 New Leader Training Sessions, and more!

If you have new families planning to join 4-H this year - and you want them to start receiving the Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News - please send me the names and their email as it may be a while before I will have access to their contact information via the 4hOnline system.

If your club, Leaders' Council, or committee has news, announcements, or information to share, please send it my way for inclusion in the Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News!

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209

Help promote 4-H! 
Create promotional posters or window displays for your town!
Talk to a grade school classroom about the opportunities in 4-H.
Write a news release with a photo or a "letter to the editor" for your newspaper about your experiences in 4-H and how this can help you and your community in the future. 
Need help with ideas, 4-H graphics, or hand-outs? Contact your extension office!

4-H Volunteers!
  • Existing clubs need adults willing to help share the load!
  • New clubs are needed for kids who want fun things to do!
  • Resource, Activity, or Organizational leaders are needed for county/area committees or event coordination.
  • Encourage potential volunteers to contact the extension office today and/or provide them with a 4-H Volunteer Application and required training information on: 
    RSVP's from adults with 4-H Volunteer Applications on file are needed ASAP to confirm 4-H 101 Leader Training Sessions. Click HERE for dates
  • Invest in the future of your community and your world by investing some time with youth today!
Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.
~Author Unknown

Annual 4-H Kick-Off
for Returning Clubs & Family 4-H Groups

Come join the Lincoln/Adams County staff and volunteers to celebrate the start of
the new 4-H year!
2016-2017 4-H Kick Off

The 4-H Kick Off is the annual WSU 4-H regional training in Grant, Adams, and Lincoln counties during the months of September/October.  Starting this October, there are many changes to our statewide 4-H policy and procedures, so we are requiring that all general (head) club club leaders attend one of the scheduled sessions. 
  • Monday – October 17th – 6 – 8 PM –
    WSU Extension Office
    205 W Main Ave. Ritzville, WA  99169
    RSVP to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email


  • Tuesday – October 18th – 6 – 8 PM
    Harrington School Multi Purpose Room
    100 S 1st Street, Harrington, WA 99134
    RSVP ASAP to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email

If you can’t make either of those two dates – you can attend one of the Grant-Adams Co. 4-H Kick-Off nights:

  • Thursday, September 29th 6 – 8:30 PM
    Moses Lake – Tentaively Grant Co. Fairgrounds
    RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email


  • Thursday, October 6th  6 – 8:30 PM
    Moses Lake – Tentaively Grant Co. Fairgrounds
    RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email

General (Head) club leaders and at least 1 leader from each Family 4-H Group are required to attend one of these scheduled Kick Off sessions. Enrollments and re-enrollments for youth members of  a Club/Family 4-H Group will not be accepted for official enrollment for the 2016-20174-H year unless the “General leader” has participated in one of the Kick Off sessions.

4-H volunteers in leadership roles (other than the the club/group General Leader), e.g project leaders, activity, resource leaders & council members) are encouraged and welcome to attend the sessions, but not required.  The primary purpose of this year’s Kick Off is to review the updated WSU 4-H policy, discuss club and family 4-H group re-enrollment procedures and review updated financial requirements for clubs/groups with EINs.

4hOnline Enrollment can begin – HOWEVER . . .

4hOnline Enrollment 

  • Lincoln-Adams Adult Volunteers who were enrolled and certified last year, will receive information to begin their 4hOnline enrollment process in mid-September.
    – To avoid accidental creation of duplicate profiles in the 4hOnline system – Lincoln-(East) Adams volunteers should wait till you receive specific login information for the new 4-H year from Karen Robertson. 
  • Returning YOUTH Members will receive information to begin their 4hOnline enrollment process for the 2016-2017 4-H year AFTER the 4-H Kick Off nights and AFTER the projects and project leaders for a club/family 4-H group have been identified for the new 4-H year.
  • All NEW volunteers or youth members should wait for specific 4hOnline login instructions from either the Extension Office or the General 4-H leader or Club 4hOnline enrollment manager.

New Lincoln or East Adams 4-H members, prospective New Clubs leaders, or those with questions about the 4hOnline Enrollment system should  Email Karen Robertson  or call 509-659-3209.

The 2016 4-H National Youth Science Day
is October 5th!
The Drone Discovery kit, is available now!
The 2016 National Youth Science Day engineering challenge, Drone Discovery, engages youth with fun and educational activities related to aerospace, flight, and unmanned vehicles.

This comprehensive kit is ideally suited for a maximum group size of 10 youth, ages 8-14.  More information:  
Does not involve the use of a real drone - but does include use of a model and a keychain "aerial" camera! Order your kit: 
Washington State 4-H Shooting Sports Training

Would you like to lead 4-H youth in an archery or riflery project?  This training is for you!  Successful completion of this training qualifies graduates to lead 4-H youth in archery and/or riflery.  Participants in the training must be enrolled 4-H volunteers. If there are candidates who are not yet enrolled, now is a good time to start that process.
Fall 2016 Training Dates:
September 20:  Required online Session
September 24:  Archery
September 25:  Riflery
Training Location
Silver Arrow Bowmen
20409 E. Hickox Road,  Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Sign up and more
Fair News
Thanks to all who assisted with, participated in, and attended the Lincoln County Fair and the Wheat Land Communities Fair!

Some of you may be attending the:
Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration opened July 1, 2016

and/or the
Spokane Interstate Fair
September 9 - 18

Website      Exhibitors Guide      Entertainment

and/or the
WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information available on:

Lincoln County
4-H Horse Program Meeting

Strate Funeral Home 505 10th Street,
Davenport WA
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, September 19 at 7 o'clock at the Strate Funeral Home 505 10th Street, Davenport WA .

Please RSVP to Robin Nachtigal (509-725-0013 or email ) and let me know if you will be able or unable to attend. Please TRY to attend… We have some time sensitive important issues to discuss. These are some of  the items for the agenda:
1) Discuss rescheduling of Lincoln Co. Fair show
2) Look at future numbers/members
3) Set fall/winter meetings
This is the chance to come and take an active part in the Horse Leaders Council. Come and let us know what you would like to see for this new year!

If you know of anyone starting a horse club this fall... Please pass this information on and encourage them to attend these meetings. The future of their members depends on it!
Thank you,
Robin Nachtigal
Lincoln County 4H Horse Council Facilitator
NE District 4-H Teen Rally
Chewelah, WA  -  October 15 - 16, 2016

Teen Rally is a place where teens can come and have a blast. Interesting workshops, motivational speakers, games, service project, ice breakers, time to hang with new friends, dance, and more!

This year’s theme is Reach Your Peak
  • Global Citizenship
  • Oh Shift!
  • Find your SPARK
  • Goal Setting
Registration Flyer
Note: you will also need a copy of a completed WA State 4-H Health form including releases and code of conduct. 
West Nile Virus
a Concern
for Horses and People

West Nile virus activity continues in eastern and northeastern Washington with reports of 7 additional horses WNV equine cases and 10 WNV-positive mosquito samples.

As of September 8th: 
Humans - 6
Horses -18 (some of these were in Lincoln County)
Birds - 1
Mosquito Samples - 93
See WNV Surveillance Maps and Statistics

People should protect themselves from mosquito bites, minimize habitat for mosquitoes on their property, and if they own horses, work with their veterinarian for appropriate vaccination protocols.
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Randy Williams,
Lincoln & (East) Adams
4-H Program Coordinator
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4104
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA  99169

Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Youth, Family & Community Education
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
(509) 725-4171 – Davenport
(509) 477-2185 – Spokane

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Facilitator: Camille Nelson
Treasurer:  Alice Weber
Record Books:  Alice Weber

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
President: Joy Wilken
Treasurer: Terry Connolly
Record Books: Jenny Kane

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders
All volunteers, family, & teen leaders involved in horse projects
Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal

Camp Na-Bor-Lee
Director: Marci Dayton
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website

Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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