Club Officer Workshop
When: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: La Crosse County Admin Building, 212 6th St. N Room 2208, La Crosse, WI 54601
Who: Youth club officers (all positions)
Interested in knowing how to be a president, secretary, treasurer or another position for your club? Come learn the details of parliamentary procedure and have one on one breakout sessions for your specific club position. Pizza and soda will be provided! Please RSVP to the Extension La Crosse County office by Monday, June 10th at 608-785-9593 or by emailing LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org. This workshop is highly encouraged for all newly elected and returning youth officers!
Youth Leaders/Ambassador Program
Being a 4-H Ambassador is a great honor – selected youth get to represent La Crosse County 4-H at community and county events and activities. Ambassadors participate in a wide variety of duties throughout the year, such as:
- Assisting at festivals by presenting awards, ushering, and emceeing
- Working at the county fair
- Talking with community groups about 4-H
- Visiting clubs to promote upcoming events
- Visiting schools to recruit members
- Participating in parades
- Completing TV and/or Radio spots
The next Ambassador term will begin in October and go through the end of August. Very few formal meetings are held as time is put in on event days. If you have additional questions about being an Ambassador, please contact the UW-Extension office.
All youth in grades 7 and up are encouraged to become a part of the Youth Leader group! Not all youth leaders are Ambassadors. Join in the next meeting (below) to see what it’s all about!
Next Youth Leaders Meeting: Sunday, April 14th at 4:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church 2503 Main St., Social Room, La Crosse, WI 54601.
Interested in becoming an Ambassador for the 2019-2020 4-H year? All youth going into grades 9 and up are invited to apply! Applications are due to the Extension La Crosse County office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30th. Current Ambassadors who wish to continue on for the next year should submit their intent to continue in writing to LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org by August 30th.
WI 4-H Foundation
Due Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation will award more than $10,000 in scholarships to outstanding Wisconsin students pursuing higher education based on demonstrated personal growth, development, leadership, academic performance and future educational goals. For details, eligibility and application, visit the WI 4-H Foundation Scholarship web page.
State Fair Dairy Promotion Board
Due Friday, March 22nd, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. The Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board is offering $1,000 scholarships to students that will be 3rd or 4th year college students during the 2019-20 academic year. Applicants must be Wisconsin residents enrolled full-time at a 4-year Wisconsin school and be pursuing a dairy-related or food science degree. For details, eligibility and application visit the State Fair Dairy Promo Board Scholarship web page.
4-H Leaders Association
Due Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. The La Crosse County 4-H Leaders Association will award up to 5 scholarships of varying amounts to current high school senior 4-H members who have been active for at least 5 years and will be pursuing a post-secondary education in fall of 2019. For details, eligibility and application, click here.
Due Monday, April 1st, 2019 via mail. The La Crosse County Agricultural Society will award 2 scholarships of varying amounts to current high school seniors who participate in the La Crosse Interstate Fair, are active 4-H/FFA members and will be enrolled in post-secondary education in fall of 2019. For details, eligibility and application, click here.
Due Monday, April 1st, 2019 via mail. The Western Wisconsin Beef Producers will award $300 scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to end post-secondary education. Applicants must be or have an immediate family member that is in good standing of the Cooperative and be pursing education on an agricultural-related field. For details, eligibility and application, click here.
Due Friday, March 1st, 2019 via mail. The Wisconsin 4-H Horse Association will award up to 6 scholarships to high school seniors or 1st year post-secondary students who have participated in the 4-H Horse & Pony Project for at least 4 consecutive years. Applicants must be pursuing higher education of any major. For details, eligibility and application, click here.
Saddle & Sirloin Club
Due Friday, April 19th, 2019 via mail. The University of Wisconsin-Madison Saddle & Sirloin Club will award up to 5 project scholarships to youth ages 9-18 who are in their 1st or 2nd year of the Swine Project. Applicants must use the $100 scholarships for project expenses. For details, eligibility and application, click here.
NEW THIS YEAR – Member Evaluation (ME) Forms
Anyone looking to receive Leaders Board trip and event scholarships for the 2019-2020 year has a new and easier process to follow! The Member Evaluation (ME) Form is now expanded to allow 4-H’ers to select all potential trips they are interested in for the entire year. It’s 1 form to be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1st to assist the Leaders Board in making selections for delegates and travel scholarship recipients. It also helps us know who is planning to go to what.
In sum, even if you are still thinking or aren’t sure about going on a 4-H travel experience this year, get your ME Form by the October 1st deadline or you will not be considered for any Leaders Board funding if you change your mind throughout the 4-H year. Please contact the Extension La Crosse County office at 608-785-9593 or LaCrosseCounty4H@lacrossecounty.org with any questions.
2019 Inbound Programs
Host a delegate in your home this summer and give your family a global perspective! Students from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Norway and Costa Rica are looking to experience America through Wisconsin State 4-H International. Inviting an international youth into your home for 4 weeks will expand your family’s cultural understanding and teach about new foods and customs while possibly picking up a new language while also sharing your own. Your children will build lifelong friendships and will gain new perspectives on their own country, too!
Families can host a youth ages 12-18 or an adult chaperone. The only requirement is that host families have a child of the same gender who is within 3 years of age of the hosted youth. No special activities need to be planned since these youth want to experience American culture, make new friends and improve their English by staying with your family. This is a voluntary program, so no stipend will be provided. But, you do NOT need to be involved with 4-H in order to host!
For more information, visit htttp://www.states4hexchange.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-407-3314. Please note that host family selection is dependent on completion of an application and screening process as well as student availability and personality compatibility.