Fair Reminders
Li. Co. 4-H Silent Auction
Are you doing a 4-H Demonstration?
State 4-H Council - Recommendation Form deadline - Sept. 1
Teen Opportunities
4hOnline - Downloading Health Form Reports
Fall 4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, August 12, 2016

It's Fair Season! Many of you are planning to exhibit something you have raised, trained, made, or learned in the past year at one or more fairs in the next two months. Best of luck and have fun! Please help spread the word about the opportunities in 4-H and model good sportsmanship and ethics.

Washington 4-H Ethics Statement
I will be worthy of trust, honor, and confidence.

I will respect all people, including myself.

I will be responsible, accountable, and self-disciplined in the pursuit of excellence.

I will be just, fair, and open.

I will be caring in my relationships with others.

I am aware that my actions and decisions affect others, and will be a contributing and law-abiding citizen.

Ritzville Extension Office Hours - please note that with staff vacation days and support at the fairs, there may be days such as August 25 and 26 and times the week of Aug. 29 through September 2nd when the office will be closed. If you need to stop by for something, please call or email ahead and don't wait till the last minute!

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

Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator 

Fair Reminders
Check out our 4-H Fair Pages for updates:

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016 - "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"
Website           2016 Premium Book      Schedule      Entertainment
Due Date was Friday, August 5 for ALL Livestock entries, horse entries, educational posters, and 4-H Record Books. 

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Website         2016 Exhibitors Guide   Schedule
Superintendents Meeting: Sunday, Aug. 14th - 2 PM - Knuth Building

Due date is August 15, 2016 for Livestock Entries, and 4-H Record Books.
Note: according to Exhibitors Guide - those giving 4-H Demonstrations should notify the superintendent by Aug. 31st.  Exhibitors guides, forms, and entry tags are available at the Ritzville Extension Office.

Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration opened July 1, 2016

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information will be available on:
Help Wanted for Silent Auction in the
4-H Building at the Lincoln County Fair!

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders' Council is  looking for a few volunteers to help man the Silent Auction area at the fair.  We try to keep it supervised when the building is open to keep an eye on the items, and even more importantly,  to 'talk up' the auction with visitors as they tend to bid more when they understand what it's for. 

We have some longer time slots open, such as Thursday morning but we could also use helpers to give short breaks to those working long shifts. We also need volunteers for Saturday at 9:15 pm to help close the auction, where we have a count down then volunteers highlight the last bidder and stop further bidding. If  interested in helping, please contact Joy Wilken at or 509-257-2319.  We are still accepting items to be donated to the auction as well.  This fundraiser helps us fund youth travel support, leader education and special events.  All assistance is greatly appreciated...even bidding!
Thanks, Joy

Are you doing a
4-H Demonstration
at Fair?

Because it is impossible to show and tell everything there is to know about a subject during a presentation, be prepared to answer questions that your audience and/or judges may ask. Choose one main idea or theme to dominate your presentation, and remember that it must be demonstrated or illustrated in the allocated time (see recommended time limits below).
Recommended Time Limits for Illustrated Talks and Demonstrations
  • Minimum 3 minutes
  • Maximum 20 minutes, with the following guidelines:
            Juniors 3–8 minutes
            Intermediates 5–15 minutes
            Seniors 8–20 minutes
Getting to the Point - How to Do a 4-H Public Presentation

4-H Public Presentations, Demonstrations, and Illustrated Talks - Leader Guide

Did you know that if you are and Intermediate or Senior 4-H'er and get a blue ribbon fair, you can give your demonstration at the WA State 4-H Fair in Puyallup in September? Ask the "Demo Superintendent" at Fair for more information. A State Fair Information Packet will be provided to those who qualify and choose to go by the end of the Lincoln Co. Fair or the WLCF!

Sate 4-H Council Meeting

WA State 4-H Forum
The State 4-H Council meeting is a chance for 4-H youth and volunteers to discuss issues critical to 4-H, suggest changes in the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program and elect representatives to the State Advisory Board and State 4-H Fair Board. 

At the general session each of the committee actions on recommendations are accepted or rejected. The accepted recommendations then go on to the State 4-H Fair Board, State Advisory Board, statewide committees, or State 4-H Staff for approval. The State 4-H Program Director has final approval of all recommendations. In general, approved recommendations will be implemented October 1 of the following 4-H year.

The deadline for recommendations to the WA State 4-H Council is September 1. Recommendation forms may be obtained from the Extension Office or online. Recommendations are an important way for 4-H volunteers to suggest changes and improvements to the 4-H program and should go through a process at the local county level to refine and approve them before being signed by County Council Presidents and 4-H Staff.

Please mail completed recommendations, postmarked by September 1, to Tony Dell, 2606 W. Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371; or scan and email to Tony Dell,

More Information on the State 4-H Council Meeting

More Information on State 4-H Forum - Oct. 21-23 in Pasco, WA
Check out these "Gucci" ways to make new friends, build leadership skills, have fun, and add experiences to help polish your future scholarship and job applications!

4-H Youth have numerous opportunities at the county, district, state, and national level. There is a County Ambassador Program  and Teen Summit for 4-H members in grades 7, 8, 9, or 10.  For teens in grades 9 - 12 there is the State Ambassador Program , positions on the State Fair and  State Advisory Boards , and Know Your Government.; and for 7 - 12 grade teens there is Teen Conference  a teen track at the WA State 4-H Forum and Teen Rally.

For more information, check out:  or contact Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator Office: (509)725-4171 Ext. 19, Cell (509) 869-1818
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 your completed WA State 4-H Health form including releases and code of conduct. 
4hOnline Tools

Do you need a copy of your completed Health Form, Signed Code of Conduct and Authorizations to attend an event? Did you know that once you have enrolled for the year, you can login on 4hOnline to your profile, find your Health Form or Authorization Report, download to a computer, and print it out.?  In fact, you should follow the steps below when you have access to a computer and printer, save and make a copy for the leader of your 4-H club or to 4-H event organizers.

FIRST: Make sure you are officially enrolled as "Active" ! If your record (other than during the transition period in September) shows "inactive", "pending" or "incomplete" you are technically not officially enrolled. Contact Karen in the Extension Office - 509-659-3209.
  • Login using your family profile email and password
    Do NOT create a new profile! Be sure and use your primary household email that's on file at the Extension Office. Contact the Extension Office if you forgot or your primary email is no longer valid.
  • Click on the orange "Continue to Family" Button.
  • Under the Member/Volunteer List for your Family is a Box labeled "Member Reports."
  • In the Member box, click on the down arrow to select the member.
  • In the Report box, click on the down arrow and and select "Member Health Form."
  • A "Save As" window should pop up.
    - Find the location on your computer where you want to save the form.
    - In the File name window - rename the file to include the member's name.
    - Click Save.
    - A tab should appear on the bottom left of your screen. Click and the 2 page PDF form will appear. Or look for the file on your computer. Print .
  • After you close it out, repeat the last 3 steps, only this time in the "Report window" use the drop down arrow to select "Member Authorization Form". Save as, re-name, and print.
  • Logout when done
Note: The 4hOnline system will begin rolling information over for the new 4-H year on August 29th. There will be no access to the system between August 29th and September 16th.
4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions
Are you thinking of or planning to volunteer in the Lincoln, Adams, or Grant County 4-H program, or becoming a new Family 4-H leader this coming year? If you have not yet completed your certification training, please mark your calendars and RSVP to attend a 4-H 101 Part 2 and/or 4-H 101 Part 3 session.  ALL 3 sessions are required; Part 1 is online, (Be sure and print off  module completion certificates) and Part 2 & Part 3 can be taken in any order (must have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule). The Application* and more information is available on the Volunteer Education Page
Schedule of potential 4-H 101 Leader Education sessions:
- November 9 -
Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 10 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
- November 16 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 17 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
For questions or to RSVP, email Karen Robertson  or call 509-659-3209. IF there are enough requests for a weekend training, one may be scheduled this fall.

* If your 4-H Volunteer Application is not already on file in the Extension Office, please compete and return ASAP! It's OK if you don't know yet exactly what volunteer roles you might take on this year. That section of the application can be completed or updated at training.
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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