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Leader Dues

Leader dues for 2015-2016 are $3 per leader if paid by December 31, 2015 or $4 per leader if paid after December 31.  Dues may be mailed to SD 4-H Leaders, c/o Paula Linke, Executive Secretary, 39833 233rd St, Woonsocket SD  57385.  Please include this completed worksheet with your check, and also email the worksheet to her at sd4hleaders@santel.net.  You should submit dues as a county.

Scholarship Available for Camp Poinsett, Bob Marshall, TLC or Performing Arts Camp

The SD 4-H Leader's Association will again assist with camp fees in 2015.  There is a $25 scholarship available for 4-H'ers who attended Camp Poinsett or Bob Marshall.  There is a $50 scholarship available for 4-H'ers who attended TLC or Performing Arts.   Here is how the scholarship program works. 

·         Step 1 – Register for the 2015 camp and pay the full camp fees. 

·         Step 2 – Attend camp and have a great time!! 

·         Step 3 – Tell a group about camp.  For the $25 4-H Camp scholarship, tell one group.  For the $50 TLC or Performing Arts Camp scholarship tell two groups. 

·         Step 4 – Complete the camp assistance/scholarship application form with all signatures and submit to the SD 4-H Leaders.  You will receive your scholarship money within 2 weeks of its receipt.  Applications are due by December 31, 2015.

For the form: http://www.santel.net/~sd4hleaders/doc/App-CampFeeAssistance.pdf.

State Fair Information on iGrow!

You will find all the results of State Fairon the iGrow 4-H State Fair website here:  http://igrow.org/4h/south-dakota-4h/state-fair/

New T-Shirt Designs!!
We introduced 5 new t-shirt designs at the State Fair!!!  Our t-shirt logo design contest brought in over 50 entries and we chose 4 winning logos.  Our winning entries came from Sarah Jarman, Jackie Kessler, and Gabrielle Fink. Congratulations!
Below are the new logos!  

Note that we offer different t-shirt styles.  The Gildan 8000 is the most universal, a unisex regular fit t-shirt with sizes that run very true, 50 cotton/50 polyester blend.  The Hanes 5680 is a women's cut, 100% cotton jersey knit - sizes running about 1 size small...if your normally wear a medium (like in the Gildan 8000), order a large in Hanes 5680. The Badger style shirts are a 100% polyester, moisture management, anti-microbial performance fabric (like dri-fit), with sizes that run pretty true. There is a men's style Badger 5100, and a women's style Badger 4162.  You will see examples on our t-shirt page.

See all designs available on our t-shirt page!


   Design submitted by Sarah Jarman.

   "Eat Sleep" logo.  Suggested t-shirt colors are dark gray, black, light pink or sapphire (a bright blue).

Design submitted by Gabrielle Fink.
  "Future" logo.  This logo comes in black, white or green.  Suggested t-shirt colors for the black logo are neon yellow (Badger shirt) or hot orange Gildan); for the white logo are 4-H green (Gildan) or hot pink (Gildan or Badger); and for the green logo are black, gray or white (Gildan).  


    Design submitted by Gabrielle Fink.

    "Project Areas" logo. This logo comes in white or green.  Suggested t-shirt colors for the green logo are white or gray.  Suggested t-shirt colors for the white logo are navy blue, purple, 4-H green, red or royal blue.

   Design submitted by Jackie Kessler.

   "Livin' Dream" logo.  Suggested t-shirt colors for this logo are hot pink (Gildan or Badger), hot orange, gray or white.


"SD 4-H" logo. This smaller size logo was designed specifically for putting on the left side of a black 1/4 zip pullover pictured on left.



Interested in receiving regular email updates from the SD 4-H Leader's Association?
We have an email listing of 4-H Leaders, staff, and other interested volunteers that we use for sending regular update emails about SD 4-H.  If you would like to be added to the list email sd4hleaders@santel.net to let us know!

Exhibit Hall Fundraising
Kudos to so many of you for a tremendous job at fundraising, donations and support of the new Exhibit Hall!  Currently, our new overall State Fair Foundation campaign total is over $4 million.  We encourage you to continue your efforts, and if you have not made a commitment, respectfully ask that you work towards that.

The new Exhibit Hall will be ready for State Fair 2016!!

  If you have any questions, need more information, need fundraising ideas, etc – please let us know.  We will meet our goal through a combined statewide team effort!  You are amazing – and we appreciate everything you do!  
   From the SD State Fair Foundation page http://www.sdstatefairfoundation.com, you will find updated totals, Exhibit hall information including layout plans, a campaign booklet link, and the link to the "red brochure" that includes the donation/brick form
     Here is more information:
                4-H Division Bricks
                Bricks Info Sheet

What's Happening in your County?
Please help us share ideas for events such as community service, project days, leadership development...check out what is happening across South Dakota!

4-H Livestock Sales

     We have a Livestock Sale page for posting 4-H Livestock sales.  Email us your information!

SD 4-H is on Facebook!!
here to find SD 4-H on Facebook and find the latest information revolving around 4-H activities in SD.

here to find SD 4-H Leaders Association on Facebook!

Rural Youth Loan Program

Here is information about the Rural Youth Loan Program available to 4-H members.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects.  The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by rural youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA, or a similar organization.  For more information, leaders should contact their local FSA Office or visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov.


A one page fact sheet is available at:  http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/loanyouth.pdf.

Farm Credit has a similar program available for youth loans!  You will find information on their website http://www.myaglender.com/youth-loans_5152_ct.aspx

Let's Recognize Our Leaders and Share the Successes in our Counties:

We would like to recognize and celebrate our Leaders/Volunteers across the state through our website.  Please share your list of 4-H Leaders that you recognized this year, with their years of service…5-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50-more?  Do you give out an award to someone for outstanding contributions to 4-H?  Other 4-H Leader awards?  Let us know.   Feel free to share pictures.  See our Awards!  

Visitors to 4-H Leaders Page:

 Our Purpose!

1. To serve as the official, non-profit organization for the 4-H leaders of South Dakota.

2. To establish and promote a mutually helpful exchange of information on 4-H educational programs.

3. To help in enlarging the field of 4-H.

4. To cooperate with SDSU Extension in sponsoring, promoting, and conducting educational programs and projects to meet the needs and interests of youth in South Dakota.

 5. To work in cooperation with SDSU Extension personnel to ensure that 4-H events & activities have adequate leadership and support.

 6. To encourage a uniform high standard of excellence in 4-H educational programs and events.


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