Thank You!
Adams Co 4-H WLCF & Council Meeting
Lincoln Co 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting
4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training
4-H Horse Activities
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
4-H National Youth Science Day
4-H Curriculum Sale Final Day Today!
4-H International Exchange
4-H Events Calendar
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Happy Friday!
No - you didn't miss the E-News last week or the week before! If there is not much NEW to report and other tasks are more pressing, we have decided not to clutter your "in-box" just to say "Hi" and repeat reminders. To keep up on possible updates in between E-News issues, you can always explore our Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website: . There's lots there! Or visit (and "Like") the Grant-Adams-Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page!

National Volunteer Week is winding down - there's still time to THANK volunteers in your life . . . especially 4-H volunteers! Without 4-H volunteers, we would NOT have a 4-H program! Fewer great opportunities for kids to have fun while learning about their interests, how to work with others in groups, go to camp, attend Know Your Government Conferences, receive scholarships, attend County, Community & State Fairs, and so much more!

An extra shout out to Jan Klein this week. Jan Klein began her association with 4-H as a Lincoln County Family 4-H leader, expanded to club, county, and state 4-H volunteer roles, and eventually transitioned to her position as the 4-h Adolescent Leadership Specialist for the WA State 4-H Program. This afternoon from 2 - 4 pm is her official retirement party at the State 4-H Office at WSU Spokane. Thank you Jan for all your years of service to youth, volunteers, and the 4-H Program!  Jan is great reminder that 4-H is MORE than a YOUTH development program. 4-H provides many opportunities for adults to learn, grow, and serve!

Have a great weekend!

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

Adams Co. 4-H

You are invited to attend and participate in the Wheatland Fair Exhibitor’s Guide and Superintendents meeting to be held Tuesday, May 9th at 5 PM, at the Extension Office in Ritzville. Our plan is to collectively review the 2016 Guide and make proposed changes for the 2017 Guide.
We can also discuss issues relative to last year’s fair and recommendations for improvement for the upcoming 2017 event.
You are more than welcome to invite other interested people that you may think would like to attend.
There will also be an East Adams 4-H Leaders' Council meeting immediately following.
Lincoln Co. 4-H
Leaders' Council Meeting

Monday, May 22, 2017
6:00 PM

"The Art Room"
In the Harrington Opera House - Willis St. Entrance.

If you have agenda items or questions, contact Leaders' Council President, Joy Wilken at or 509-257-2319.

4-H 101 Part 2

Volunteer Training

Wed. May 24, 2017

6 - 9 PM
Moses Lake

If you are planning to assist with the 4-H program this year, and you are not yet certified and enrolled, here's your last opportunity this year to complete the REQUIRED 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training session!
Check in begins at 5:45 and the Training starts promptly at 6 pm. at the WSU Extension Office in Moses Lake. If there are more than 12  RSVPs, the training will be moved to the Grant County Fairgrounds.

Please be sure your Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Application is on file at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office by May 10th.
To RSVP, Call Jeannie at 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email  
The 4-H 101 Part 1 Pre-Requisites for Part 2 now include completion of the online "E-Learning for Volunteers, and the on-line  "Put the Child First" Child Protection Training.
Application and details on:

The next 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training sessions are scheduled for next Fall.

4-H Horse Activities

Next Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Prgram Meeting
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 6 PM
WSU Extension Office, 303 6th St., Davenport, WA
Agenda will include planning for upcoming Fat & Fuzzy 4-H Horse Show at the Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds in Davenport on May 20, 2017 and the Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show also in Davenport on June 17, 2017.

Details and more activities are on:

Spokane County 4-H Spring Horse Clinic
May 12th -14th, Spokane County Fairgrounds
Schedule and Entry Form

 Neighboring Counties Welcome
Friday Clinics:  Jumping Pre Qual; Over Fences & Dressage
Saturday Clinics:  Performance; Working Ranch Horse (Entry Form); Green Horse
Sunday Clinics:  Western Games; Beginning Horsemanship
All 4-H youth are welcome to participate in this low-cost clinic.  Come have a fun day in the saddle learning new skills, preparing for horse shows, trail riding, and a summer of fun. We have a jammed packed weekend of various disciplines. Late entries, stalls, and overnight camping available/allowed.

& C.I.T.s 

The applications are online at: 

For more information or contact Marci Dayton at 509-994-7607 or 
Once Counselor Applications are reviewed and selections made, accepted youth will register for camp via the 4hOnline System this year.

We are woring on the new 4hOnline Camp Registration System!
Enrolled 4-H members (ages 8 & up) and last year's camp participants should watch their real mailboxes for information by the end of next week! Visit the weblink above for more details.
Watch: 2017 4-H NYSD

"No one's born an engineer, but with #4HNYSD, you can inspire a kid to become one."
Watch the video to learn more about the 2017 challenge.
Watch for details on a 4-H Science Day - October 4th in Ritzville!
Or order kits for your club/group and sponsor your own Science Day!
With only a few hours left to take advantage of the biggest sale of the 4-H year, we thought we'd remind you why we provide educational materials that elevate youth. At the 4-H Mall, we believe young people are today’s leaders and are catalysts for positive change in our communities, and every page of curriculum we offer is thoughtfully created to boost their confidence, support their natural abilities, and empower them to innovate. Check out some of the newest additions to our Educational Suite of Learning Products below. Over 400 books across 60+ categories are 25% off* right now - don't wait!


Give your family a global perspective by hosting international youth this summer.  Looking for some excitement and fun this summer? Host a youth delegate from Japan or Korea in your home for 3 ½ weeks (July 23 – August 17). Washington
4-H International Exchange Program is offering volunteer hosting opportunities for families. A host sibling should be the same gender and within 3-4 years of the delegate’s age. Adult chaperones from Japan and Korea will also stay with host families.  Host families do not have to be enrolled in the
4-H Program.

Who are these youth delegates?

Click here for a list of delegates and their interests. They are sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, much like the children in your own family. They are curious, engaging, excited to meet you, and looking forward to learning about family life in the US. While particular matches cannot be guaranteed, every effort is made to match shared interests.
How do we apply to host?
Click here to apply online at the States’ 4-H International Exchange website. If you haven’t hosted before you’ll be contacted for an in-home interview.
Who do I contact?
If you’re interested, please act quickly! Japanese and Korean youth are anxiously waiting to learn who their host families might be. If you have questions send me an email or give me a call. I’m happy to answer your questions.
Applications to host will be accepted until all of our youth delegates and chaperones are placed, BUT the earlier the better for everyone involved. Please SHARE this message with others who might be interested in this exciting opportunity. This program is open to all families in all communities in Washington, so let your friends and neighbors know about it.

4-H Events Calendar

Camps             Fairs

May 2017

2-6 Spokane Junior Livestock Show
9 Wheat Land Communities Fair 4-H/FFA Meeting 5:30 PM -Ritzville Extension Office
(East) Adams County 4-H Leaders’ Council Mtg. to follow Fair Mtg.
20 – Fat & Fuzzy Li. Co. Fair Horse Show
20 – Deadline for RSVP/Entry for Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show
22 - Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting
24 - 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training - Moses Lake

June 2017

10 4-H Fishing Derby at Camp Princess Pine
16 – 18 Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp Counselor & Staff Training
17 Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show – Davenport, WA
24 Small Animal Fun Show at the NE WA Fairgrounds, Colville, WA

July 2017

12-15 Camp Na-Bor-Lee 
15 Last Day to Enroll in 4-H or Add/Change Projects for This Year
15 Last day to submit Complete Livestock Judging Contest results to count towards State Fair Qualification
30 Stevens Co. Dog and Cat State Qualifying Show

August 2017

13 – 20 Grant County Fair, Moses Lake, WA
24-26  Lincoln County Fair, Davenport, WA
24 – 27 NCW Fair, Waterville, WA
25-27 Clayton Community Fair
31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, WA

September 2017

Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, Wa
1-24 State 4-H Fair, Puyallup
1 WA 4-H Council Recommendations Due
1 WA State 4-H Advisory Board and Fair Board Applications Due
13-16 Adams County Fair – Othello, WA
28 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake

October 2017

1 New 4-H Year Begins
1-7 National 4-H Week
National 4-H Youth Science Day
11 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Ritzville
12 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Harrington or Davenport
18 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake
20-22 State 4-H Forum, Grand Mound, WA
31  4-H Club/Group Annual End of the Year Financial Reporting and Secretaries’ Books Due

November 2017

20 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Ritzville
29 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Moses Lake

December 2017

4-H Enrollments Due for returning clubs and members
1 4-H Chartered Club and Family Group Annual Plan for 2018 Due
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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