National 4-H Week
Kick Off 
  Oct. 17th - Ritzville
  Oct. 18th - Harrington
     W/ Li. Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Mtg
Reports from State Fair
NYSD Drone Discovery Kits available for check-out
WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator
RSVPs Still Needed for 4-H 101
4-H Archery Project Leader Training - Oct. 14 - 16
WA State 4-H Forum - Still time to register!
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Council - Mtg. Oct. 10
   All Horse adult leaders & teen members welcome!
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, September 30, 2016

Looking toward our new 4-H year, we hope you will be actively involved!  This coming week, Oct. 2 - 8, is National 4-H Week - a great time to help promote 4-H to your friends and in your communities. Some clubs have already started meeting and most will continue with enrollment meetings this month and next.

ALL returning 4-H leaders and members must be enrolled by December 1! Club financial records are due by the end of October. Other club/group management reports (to be explained at the Kick Off) will be due by Dec. 1st to remain a Chartered Club or registered 4-H Family Group for the 2016-2017 4-H year. Remember that the Washington 4-H Forum for volunteer leaders is close to home this year.  There are many informative workshops for both new and veteran leaders that will be offered as well!  

Please take a few minutes to scan down through this 4-H E-News! You may find items of interest or that are important for you to know! A Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Mtg. has been added to the Oct. 18th Kick Off Agenda. 

Have a great week!

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

Celebrate!   Promote!
Thank you to the General (head) leaders who have RSVP'd from the following Clubs and Family 4-H Groups:
Cool Threads, Birds of Play, Dennis Family 4-H, Olson Family 4-H, Almira 4-H, Harrington 4-H, Pasture Pals II, Reardan Livestock, Sprague-Lamont 4-H, and Red Rock Ranch (Bjornberg/Simmons/Zagelow) Family 4-H,
General (head) leader from clubs or family groups not listed above should RSVP ASAP!

For your club/group to be officially recognized for the new 4-H Year, 4-H Kick Off attendance is REQUIRED by:
- Chartered Club General (head leaders)
- Family 4-H Groups - at least 1 leader from each family
- Leaders with financial oversight in Chartered Clubs/Groups
- Club Enrollment Managers

All other leaders welcome! 
Note: Addition of Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Mtg. on Oct. 18th!
  • Monday – October 17th – 6 – 8:00  PM –
    WSU Extension Office
    205 W Main Ave. Ritzville, WA  99169
    RSVP to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email
  • Tuesday – October 18th – Kick Off
    & Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders Council Mtg.

    Harrington School Multi Purpose Room
    100 S 1st Street, Harrington, WA 99134
5:30 - 6:00 Check-in & Social Time
           Refreshments provided by Li. Co. 4-H Leaders' Council    
6:00 – 7:30 PM - Kick Off - New Year Club management training
7:30 - 8:00 PM - Lincoln County 4-H Leaders's Council Meeting
           All welcome!
RSVP  for Kick Off to Karen at 509-659-3209 or email 
General (head) Club leaders who can’t make either of those two dates can attend the Grant-Adams Co. 4-H Kick-Off night
  • Thursday, October 6th  6 – 8:30 PM
    Moses Lake – Grant Co. Fairgrounds - Huck Fuller  Bldg.
    RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email
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.
Above: Melanie Spivey, Cool Threads 4-H Club

More Fair Reports from Lincoln-Adams Clubs!

According to Carla Jerue, (East) Adams Co. 4-H State Fair Volunteer Coordinator and project leader in the Cool Threads 4-H Club: 
"LienHoa Hollenback received a blue on her demonstration and Melanie Spivey received a blue and special merit on her demonstration.  It sounds like they had a lot of fun at the fair."

Note: Terry Connolly picked up Lincoln Co. State Fair Still Life entries and will bring to the Kick Off/Council Meeting in Harrington on Oct. 18th.

National Youth Science Day Kits Available to Borrow!

Kits are available for check out from the  WSU Extension Office!
Call or email Karen Robertson to reserve.
Drone Discovery was developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension. It’s a hands-on engineering design challenge that explores the science behind drones and how they are being used to solve real world problems. Youth will learn everything from flight dynamics and aircraft types, to safety and regulations, to remote sensing and flight control.
The WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutablity Calculator is an excellent way for producers, niche marketers, butchers, livestock judges, meat evaluators, and youth to quickly determine the yield grade and cutability of beef, pork or lamb carcasses.  Just enter live or carcass data information. Read more
Free app available on both Android and iOS

4-H 101 Leader Training!
As of Friday, Sept. 30th, we still don't have at least 5 FIRM RSVP's from people who have submitted 4-H Volunteer Applications for at least 1 specific Lincoln-Adams 4-H 101 Leader Training Part 2 session!

4-H volunteers MUST be screened, trained, and certified to work with youth in the 4-H program!  The 4-H faculty who provide the training have many other responsibilities and large geographical areas to cover. So in order to confirm one or more of the following possible dates, we MUST have at least 5 RSVPs to hold a specific session! The SOONER we get official direct RSVP's from people with 4-H Volunteer Applications on file, the sooner we will select the final date(s) and location(s)!!

The face to face 4-H 101 Parts 2 & 3 have been combined into one Part 2!

4-H 101 Part 1 
On-line 4-H Volunteer E-Learning is still required before Part 2
4-H 101 Part 2
POSSIBLE Part 2 Training Sessions
  • November 9 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00 – Harrington or Ritzville
    (a couple firm and a couple tentative RSVP's so far)
  • November 16 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00– Harrington or Ritzville
    (a couple firm and a couple tentative RSVP's so far)
  • November 17 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 9:00 – Moses Lake - Definate
  • POSSIBLY  Saturday, Nov. 5th  - 9 am - 12:30 - Ritzville
    However: IF held - the 9th or the 16th would definitely be eliminated. This will be done ONLY if  there are at least 5 RSVPS that can attend ONLY on this date AND that those who RSVP'd for the eliminated date could attend the remaining Wed. session or this Nov. 5th session. Note: Nov. 5th is opening day for deer season and home WSU vs. Arizona Game! 
  • January 21 -  Part 2 at Super Saturday in Moses Lake
Make sure you or your prospective volunteer(s) submit a Volunteer Application (ASAP) if it isn't on file from the past year, AND the prospective attendee must RSVP to Karen Robertson email or 509-659-3209 ASAP. Leave detailed message if out of the office. Application and details available on: 
4-H Archery Project Leader Training
October 14 - 16
Bremerton, WA

Bring your paper and pencil. Archery equipment is provided. RSVP by Oct. 10th. Class limited to the first 10 registrations. RSVP to 
Details on this flier.
Are you going to the WA State 4-H Forum?
Oct. 21 - 23 in Pasco, WA
Lets us know!

Recognition Banquet: Friday, October 21st!
LOTS of great workshops on Friday & Saturday!
Silent & Live Auctions!
Motivational speakers!
Still time to Register!
Postmarked by Sat., Oct. 1 for Early Bird Registration Prices
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Council
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 7 PM
Strate Funeral Home
Are you a 4-H horse project or activity leader or prospective leader or teen horse project member in Lincoln County? Then mark your calendar and plan to attend this meeting! (East) Adams Co. 4-H horse folk are welcome too! Help plan horse related educational activities for the upcoming 4-H year!

Robin Nachtigal
 Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
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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