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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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/
What's Happening in your County?
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.
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 email@example.com 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!
Here is more information:
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!!
Click here to find SD 4-H on Facebook and find the latest information revolving around 4-H activities in SD.
Click 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!
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