Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Recognition Meeting
4-H Foundation Grants - Dec. 1st Deadline
(East) Adams Co. 4-H Achievement Program Hilights
Enrollment Reminders
4-H Aftershool Update
Ask Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?
Lincoln-Adam WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A few meaningful quotes:
"We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day." Catherine Pulsifer 

Those who are successful are aware that being grateful is an element of success. They know how to look back to where they came from and they appreciate every little thing they have. Jason Williams, Motivation:10 Simple Belief Changes For Life Changing Results 

Find the smallest ounce of gratitude every day in what transpired. Be thankful for the small things, the trivial things and the mundane things. Vishnu, Seven Sacred Promises 

"When you have an attitude of being thankful, you never take anything you have for granted."
Skip Powell, Success Habits 101 

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Lincoln County
4-H Leaders' Council
Recognition Meeting

Monday, November 28, 2016
Harrington Opera House Art Room
Willis St. Entrance, Harrington, WA


2016 4-H Leader of the Year Jennifer Singer
2016 4-H Member of the Year Tayson Gerdes

2016 Best 4-H Story Awards from Record Books @ Lincoln County Fair 
1st Year    Sam Schneider Davenport
Juniors       Lydia Wicks      Reardan
Intermed   Carter  Stevenson   Almira
Seniors       Katarina Knittel      Almira

2016 State Fair Champion Livestock Judging Intermediate County Team:
Tanner Gerdes, Zane Perleberg & Ashlyn McCarty

2016 State Fair Champion Livestock Judging Intermediate Individual:
Tanner Gerdes

2016 State Fair Reserve Champion Livestock Judging Intermediate Individual:
Zane Perleberg.

Congratulations to these exceptional awardees.  We would like to have each of you in attendance to receive your recognition.  Best Story Recipients -we would appreciate if you would bring & read your stories for us.

Lincoln County 4-H Volunteers celebrating "Milestone Years:
Travis Hobbs - 5 years
Jim Cotter - 10 years
Faye King - 15 years

A Council Business Meeting will follow the Recognition & Refreshment portion of meeting.  All 4-H Members, Leaders & Volunteers are welcome to participate.
Joy Wilken, Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Council President.

4-H Foundation Grants
Deadline: December 1st
The Washington State 4-H Foundation is now accepting applications for its grants programs.  Applications must be postmarked or sent electronically to by December 1.  Applications are accepted twice in each twelve month period; due dates are June 1 and December 1, with funding approximately July 1 and January 1.  Our goal is to have funding award notifications by these dates and our volunteer Board of Directors does its best to meet these deadlines, but it is not always possible.  We ask that you plan accordingly.
The goal of the 4-H Foundation Grant program is to fund worthy 4-H Youth Development Programs or Projects.  The Harry Burcalow Endowment granting opportunity emphasizes short-term needs such as new and innovative programs, seed money, emergency or unanticipated shortfalls.  Programs aimed at 4-H youth and/or adults who work with 4-H are eligible to apply for this grant.  Grant awards are generally between $100 and $1,000.
Chevron Community Pride Grant requests are also available.  This program is designed to recognize and reward youth for efforts that create positive benefits in their community, regionally, or on a state or national level.  These grants are available in amounts up to $300 (although larger amounts can be awarded on special request) to supplement local funds for projects. 
To obtain additional details on these granting opportunities and to download a copy of the grant applications and guidelines, visit the 4-H Foundation website,

Note: click on the individual Grant Opportunities (Harry Burcalow and The 4-H Community Pride) under Grant Opportunities in the navigation menu to get to the actual application processes.
(East) Adams County 4-H Achievement Program
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Ritzville Grade School

Sponsored by the (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council
Hosted by Saddle Warmers and Ritzville Livestock 4-H Clubs
Top Photo: Front row: Janette Hollenback (55 years as a volunteer), Alice Weber (35 years), Buck Hollenback  23 years), Camille Nelson (12 years.) Back Row: Carla Jerue (14 years as a volunteer), Amie Olson (5 years), Heidi Tracy (2 years), and Erika Hennings (35 years)

Bottom Photo: Gus, Colby, Wes, & Brock Tracy with Adams Co. 4-H Volunteer State Fair Coordinator Carl Jerue.
Each received a special pin donated by Janette & Buck Hollenback of Washtucna for traveling to the WA State 4-H Fair in Puyallup last September to give 4-H Public Presentations. Not present were Melanie Spivey and Lienhoa Hollenback who will also receive pins for giving their presentations at State Fair.

Other presentations included 4-H member completion certificates and year pins and Gold Medal Awards presented by Alice Weber.

The (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council met following the Achievement Program. Watch for Leaders' Council updates on:

December 1st Deadline!

Re-enrollment deadline for returning 4-H members (see help sheets below) and New Year Club/Group Plans Due - there is one form for clubs and one for family groups.
4-H Online Enrollment Help Sheets
Youth member enrollment submissions will be accepted/activated in the 4hOnline system once the Club/Family 4-H Group is "in Good Standing" for the FY 2017 4-H year:
  • Returning Chartered Clubs
    - General (Head) Leader attended Kick Off
    - Financial Records including Summary and Inventory list turned in
    - Annual Club Plan/Preliminary Budget Form in
    - Minimum of 5 youth from at least 3 different households enrolled in 4hOnline for 2017.
    - Project leader is enrolled for each project listed by a youth member
  • New Chartered 4-H Clubs
    - General (Head) Leader attended Kick Off or 4-H 101 Volunteer Training
    - Annual Club Plan/Preliminary Budget Form in
    - Minimum of 5 youth from at least 3 different households enrolled in 4hOnline for 2017.
    - Project leader is enrolled for each project listed by a youth member
    - Charter Training completed by Head Leader
    - Constitution and By-Laws submitted to the Extension Office
  • Family 4-H Groups
    - Family Leader attended Kick Off
    - Financial Summary Form in (Marked "No 4-H Financial transactions"; dated and signed)
    - Annual Family Plan Form in
    - At least 1 certified 4-H Family Leader enrolled in the 4hOnline System
    - At least 1 youth member enrolled in the 4hOnline system
Reminder to 4-H Horsemanship Project Members - Please complete and submit your Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Form as soon as possible after you enroll. It MUST be on file at the Extension Office for verification to attend neighboring County 4-H Horse Events. Though the FINAL deadline (for changes or new members) is April 1 - some events may require submission by January 1st! Details on:
Twelve youth ranging in age from 7 to 10 years old have been participating in the Davenport After School Program! Some of them are also enrolled in a local 4-H Club.

Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?  – Abi, 12, U.S., Megha R., 11, Dubai 

Dear Abi and Megha,

All around the world, animals are eating all kinds of different foods. Our foods might be different, but one thing is true for all of us: We have to digest.

I decided to visit my friend Bob Ritter to find out how this works. He’s a researcher here at Washington State University who is really curious about the connections between our brain and stomach.

“What we eat at lunch is almost completely digested by the time we are ready to eat dinner,” he said. “It is digested, absorbed, and the food has totally changed.”

The molecules that make up a piece of meat or a vegetable on your plate are too big for your body to use, at least at first. The body breaks down the food using a nearly 30-foot-long digestive tract that runs from your head to your rear end.

And while we may all digest, different animals have different kinds of tracts. Ritter explained that a python could go for about six months without food. When it comes time to eat a meal, usually in a single gulp, the python’s digestive system will suddenly grow bigger.

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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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