Butler County 4-H News

Category: October 2016

Leader’s Lounge



____Celebrate the current 4-H year. Begin planning for the club achievement party.

____Hold an Officer Installation activity

____Continue recruiting new members


____4-H Forecaster read and important dates marked on calendar.

____Review highlights from the 4-H Forecaster at your club meeting.


____Project leaders notified of the specific responsibilities.

____Project Leaders conducting project meetings.

____Check club mailbox at the Extension Office.

____Have members think about projects for the new year.

____Check club’s progress toward goals.

____Remind all 4-H’ers to complete 4-H Online enrollment.

____Out of County Request to Join forms due before Online Enrollment Accepted

____Hand out and return VIP Renewal Forms (VIPs must complete the online process and the paper forms)

____Have new volunteers contact the Extension Office to get the VIP Process started


____4-H Achievement Celebration, Nov. 5


____ Make it a Fun and Rewarding Year!

Kansas State Fair Money

piggy-bankDid you exhibit at the 2016 Kansas State Fair? State Fair Money will be available to pick up AFTER Noon on Thursday, November 3, 2016. It MUST be picked up by December 30th at 5:00 p.m. This will be the last day the office is open in 2016. After that, the money will be deposited into the 4-H Council.

If you are not sure if you have money, please call our office at (316) 321-9660. You can have someone else pick the money up for you, but you must call our office or send us an email to let us know who can pick it up or have them bring a signed note from you with them!

Important News and Deadlines

Time flies

Nov. 5 —Achievement Celebration 3:00 p.m.

Nov. 10 – 4-H Council

Nov 11—Office Closed – Veteran’s Day

Nov. 13 – 4-H Night with the Wichita Thunder (see flyer in newsletter)

November 18-20—Kansas Youth Leadership(14-18 years old) and Ks. Adult Volunteer Forum

Nov 21—Annual Fair Board Meeting

Nov 24-25—Office Closed

Dec 30 – All State Fair Money must be picked up

Jan 5, 2017 – 4-H Council

2016-2017 4-H Enrollment


If you have not already done so, be sure to complete the 4-H Online Enrollment process. If you live outside of the Butler County line, be sure to complete an Out of County Request for enrollment.  Just remember as you go through the processes and have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help!


Join the Club – Using the 4-H Online Enrollment System – New Family 1st Time Enrolling in 4-H

ReEnroll Using 4-H Online – Returning 4-H Families

Request for “Out-of-County” 4-H Enrollment/Participation

Happy 4-H New Year

Just as Summer ends and Fall begins (although the temperatures can’t quite make up their mind), so does the old and new 4-H Year! As we wave farewell to the 2015-2016 4-H Year, if you haven’t already, take some time to reflect on the entire year, make some notes and use those to embrace the new year.

Also as we begin the New Year, I challenge the adults to remember what the basics of what 4-H is about. While competing can be fun, the foundation of 4-H is about teaching our youth life skills that they can carry with them for life and help them thrive in today’s society. We want to help them to develop into competent, capable, caring adults. As we move through the year, also keep that on the forefront of your mind in what we are teaching the youth of tomorrow.

National 4-H Week

Congratulations to every club and individual that participated in National 4-H Week one way or another. It was great to see all the clubs that participated in the window decoration contest.

Congratulations to the following clubs: Lily Lake for having the winning window. Towanda Rustlers with their second place window and El Dorado Boosters with their third place window. I want to say Thank You to the 4-H Council for continuing this idea and encouraging the 4-H Clubs to help promote 4-H in downtown businesses!

48 Hours of 4H

I am excited and proud of those who took an active part of the 48 Hours of 4H. Whether it was the weekend event you participated in or capitalized at another time during the month of October, give yourself a round of applause. The 4-H Expo was a big hit for the second year! We had 17 families come to the Expo to learn about 4-H and ask questions. Shout out to everyone that helped make this event so successful! Kudos to Lily Lake to printed the 4-H Expo Flyer and handed out to EVERY GRADE SCHOOL youth in the Augusta School District! One of the things we pledge is our “Hands to Larger Service”, Way to put that pledge to work! Great job 4-H’ers and Ambassadors!





Parliamentary Basics

Did you know that Parliamentary procedure is an orderly way to conduct a meeting, a fair way to make a group discussion, respects everyone, gives everyone a chance to speak, used in groups everywhere, and majority rules while minorities are protected..

The proper way to make a motion is to say “I move..”. The proper way to second a motion is to say “I second the motion.”

If you want to amend (change) a motion you should say “I move to amend the motion by….”

A motion to adjourn the meeting is done so by stating “I move to adjourn this meeting.” A motion to adjourn needs a second, no discussion needed, and must be voted on right away!

Did you know there are over 30 different types of motions! These are some simple ones and the majority of the ones that you will utilize in your 4-H Club meeting.

Remember, STAND UP when you are speaking and only person speaks at a time!