Camp Na-Bor-Lee - Full
   Life guards still needed
RSVPs needed for 4-H 101 Leader Training
   Last chance till this Fall
East Adams County 4-H Leaders' Council
WA State Teen Summit - 2018
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Pig Tags for Grant Co Fair
4-H Exchange Host Families Needed
WA State 4-H Forum
4-H Events Calendar
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, May 11, 2018

Last week we said farewell to Lauren Scanga who with her husband Micah has moved on to new adventures in California!  Lauren, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist, was based in the WSU Grant Co Moses Lake office spending the last three and half years covering the Grant, Adams & Lincoln area and recently had oversight for the Chelan-Douglas 4-H program as well. She will be missed by all in Extension and 4-H! 
We thank Lauren for her leadership, wisdom and care of 4-H programming in our rural counties!  We wish her and Micah the best!!

Moving forward, in addition to her other duties, Bridget Rohner, WSU Human Development Educator, has oversight for the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Youth Development Program. Randy Williams is still the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator (part time appointment.) With the transition of the Othello area 4-H program from Grant Co. to Lincoln-Adams Extension oversight, his time will be more focused on the Adams Co. area. Jeannie Kiehn, in the Moses Lake office, will continue to assist with some 4-H support during the Extension management transition for Othello area 4-H.  And I (Karen Robertson) in my role as WSU Extension Program Assistant, continue to focus the majority of my time on Lincoln-Adams 4-H support for faculty and volunteers, including the 4hOnline enrollment system and on-line communications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please use the listing at the end of this E-News letter for contact details.

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

Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth
Camp is FULL! 

Potential campers can still register to be on the Waiting List. 
We still need life guards!! 
Information (including info on OTHER camps at the bottom of the page) on:

3 More RSVP's Needed
in order to schedule 

4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training
on Monday, May 21, 2018.
WSU Extension Office, 205 E Main Ave, Ritzville WA  99169

Need at least 5 RSVPs!  So far there are only 2!
Last opportunity till the Fall!

5:45    Check in
6:00    Training starts promptly
8:15    Closing, Evaluation & Questions

Contact Karen Robertson ASAP to RSVP at 509-659-3209 or and send your Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Application ASAP!

Info at:

East Adams County
4-H Leaders' Council

Meeting: Monday, May 14, 2018
5:00 PM, Ritzville WSU Extension Office
205 W Main Ave.
Please make sure your club or family 4-H group is represented. Possible agenda items:
  •  YQCA Training
  •  Adams County Civil Rights Update and Review
  •  Wheatland Community Fair Review
  • Other? Contact Camille Nelson with suggestions.

15 More Days to Register for Teen Summit!

Information and links to registration for this June 29 - July 1st event for 7th through 10th grade teens:

If you need scholarship support to attend, contact your 4-H Leaders's Council ASAP. There may be funding available. Lincoln and East Adams youth can look for the "Support Form" on:


Lincoln Co. 4-H
Horse Program Meeting

303 6th St. Davenport, WA 99122

May 23, 2018 - 6 PM
At the Lincoln Co. 4-H Extension Office

Reminder: The Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show will be
Saturday, July 28, 2018
at the Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds in Davenport, WA

This is the state qualifying show for Lincoln/Adams County 4-H horse members. 
However, it is NOT just for those hoping to qualify for State Fair equine events!! This show is also open to ALL 4-H members enrolled in 4-H horse projects as long as their current year 4-H enrollment and horse ID/Certificate is in order. 
Entries are to be postmarked by July 11, 2018 or a $15 late fee will apply. Day fee is $40. No refunds. Entries will be available after our May 23rd Lincoln County 4-H Horse Program meeting. Details on:

Pig Tags are Available to Pick-Up
at The Moses Lake Extension Office

Again this year, the Grant County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale Committee is requiring all 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to tag their pigs for the Grant County Fair prior to arriving at the fair.  Swine leaders or FFA advisors may pick-up fair tags for individuals in their club/chapter between now and August 1st at the WSU Extension Office in Moses Lake or by other arrangements with Sarah Smith.

Grant County Fair ─ Pre-Tagging For Pigs is Required.  
Club leaders and advisors should tag pigs with the designated tags at the farm so the pigs arrive at the fair with tags in the pigs’ ears.  Do not bring the pigs to the Extension office or the Fairgrounds. 
If you would like to schedule to pick-up tags for your club please email Sarah Smith at or 509-754-2011, Ext 4363.


Looking for a Few Great Host Families

Hosting dates are July 22 – August 17, 2018
Experience the richness of the world in your own home this summer.

Washington 4-H International Exchange offers families statewide, the opportunity to host a youth delegate from Japan or South Korea for a 4 week homestay. Youth delegates are ages 12-17 and eager to make new friends, improve their English, share their culture, and experience real American family life in Washington.

Host families need to have a child of the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age. We’re currently recruiting host families for boys ranging in age from 13 – 17. Host families provide a bed and meals. No special activities are required, and host families do not need to be members of 4-H.

In addition we’re looking for a host family for  a chaperone for 2 weeks, from August 5-17. Our South Korean chaperone is a 31 year old female high school Agriculture teacher. She’d love to see all kinds of agriculture in Washington. Since she’s spending 2 weeks in western Washington, it only seems fair that she should also have a 2 week stay in central or eastern Washington. (Approximately Aug. 4 - 17) Chaperones can be hosted by any type of family or individual, no children required.

Do you have room in your life this summer for an amazing cultural experience?
For more information contact State Coordinator, Dianna Ullery at 360-867-2153,

4-H Events Calendar

 Fairs     Camps  

May 2018

1 – 5 Junior Livestock Show of Spokane
7   Extended  Na-Bor-Lee Camp Counselor Deadline
11-13 4-H Spring Horse Clinic- Spokane Co. Fair Grounds
21 – Potential 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Ritzville
23 Li. Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting – 6 Pm
25 Camp Na-Bor-Lee Final Staff Application Deadline

June 2018

22-24 Camp Na-Bor-Lee Staff & Counselor Training
24-29 Happy Trails Horse Camp – Four Mound Bison Ranch

July 2018

11-14 – Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
15 Final 4-H Enrollment deadline for Lincoln-Adams
15 Deadline for Livestock Judging Contest results submission for Lincoln & Adams 4-H’ers to qualify for State Fair
28 Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show – Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds, Davenport, WA

August 2018

14-18 Grant Co. Fair, Moses Lake
23-25 Lincoln Co. Fair, Davenport, WA
23-26 North Central WA District Fair, Waterville
30-9/2 Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville
31-9/23 WA State 4-H Fair

September 2018

30-9/2 Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville
Aug. 31 – 9/23 WA State 4-H Fair 
6-8 Columbia Basin Jr. Livestock Show, Connell
7-16 Spokane Interstate Fair
12-15 Adams Co. Fair, Othello
29  Farm to Table Event - Ritzville

October 2018

7-13 National 4-H Week
19-21 WA State 4-H Forum, Spokane, WA

Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Human Development Educator - Lincoln-Adams
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

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

Jeannie Kiehn
Grant County
(And Othello Area of Adams through transition)
4-H Program Assistant
509-754-2011 ext 4309
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

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

Please contact the Extension Office to be connected to volunteers.

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:  Position Open!!!

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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