NDSU Extension - Morton County


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January 21, 2019

In this week’s 4-H Update

              DATES TO REMEMBER
              4-H ENROLLMENT
              4-H COUNCIL MEETING


Dates to Remember:

  •  January 26 – Badlands Roundup District Archery Match - Roughrider Events Center - Watford City
  • January 27 – Ambassador Selections - Rescheduled from November - Bismarck
  • February 2 – Napoleon FFA Alumni Agronomy, Livestock, and Ag Sales Event - Napoleon
  • February 2 – NW District Archery Match - North Dakota State Fairgrounds - Minot
  • February 9 – Burleigh County Hippology Contest – Bismarck
  • February 12-13  Agri International, Bismarck Event Center
  • February 14 – Giving Hearts Day
  • February 15 – North Dakota Winter Show Scholarship Application Deadline
  • February 16-18  Leadership Awareness Weekend

LAW (Leadership Awareness Weekend)
This event has been transformed from a two-day event to a three-day weekend mega event. LAW combines the best of Civic U parliamentary procedure activities and contest with the engaging government events of Citizenship in Action! Youth in grades six to 12 who are interested in civic engagement and the political process will not want to miss this weekend! 

Starts: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

Ends: Monday, February 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

Event Location: Bismarck ND
Locations in Bismarck will include Burleigh County 4-H Building, North Dakota State Capital and more!
Hotel: Country Suites by Radisson | 3205 N 14th St, Bismarck ND
Registration Fee: Will include shirt, materials for the event, lodging and all meals.

N.D. 4-H Parliamentary Procedure contest will be held on Saturday and Sunday during this event. Youth in grades 6-8 who want to participate in this contest must register for Full Program+ or Parliamentary Procedure Track+ with a team of 5 members following the contest guidelines.

Monday will be the traditional day at the capital! Register for Full Program and Full Program+ or Civic Engagement Track to participate at the capital with legislators.

Lodging - Room arrangements for youth are based on two to four youth per room and assigned by age and sex. Youth can request roommates when registering.

Chaperones – At least one adult chaperone must accompany every 10 youth. Counties may combine to share chaperones. Chaperones must register and pay the same fee as youth participants. Chaperones will be asked to transport and accompany the youth to their group to activities at the Burleigh County 4-H Building, North Dakota State Capital and Country Suites by Radisson. Chaperones will not room with youth participants and will be assigned two to a room. If you wish to room by yourself, you will be responsible for your own room reservations and room expenses.

Registration - Registration is available online via UltraCamp. Participants will receive a free shirt, materials for the event, lodging and meals during the event. While we recommend participants attend all three days for the best experience, we are offering a Parliamentary Pro/Civic Engagement track or Government Track. All participants will receive more information on the program via email after registering.

While we recommend participants attend all three days for the best experience, we are offering these options:

Full Program Tracks..........................................................$115

Three days/two nights lodging

Parliamentary Procedure Tracks........................................$75

Saturday from 1 p.m. to Sunday at noon

Civic Engagement Track.....................................................$75

Sunday from noon to Monday at 3 p.m.

Register at: https://www.ultracamp.com

Registration includes a shirt, materials for the event, lodging and meals during the event. No extra cost for competing in the Parliamentary Procedure competition.

Mini Sessions - You will be able to attend three of these exciting sessions on Sunday afternoon.

 Leadership Etiquette – Carrie Knutson
Learn about etiquette as it applies to professional situations and tips to improve your socializing skills. You will learn how to create a personal elevator speech.

Dash-n-Drum – Caroline Homan and Deb Moen
In this engaging session, you will drum your way to designing your personal dashboard while practicing leadership, team building, positive risk taking, goal setting and more. Learn how to keep track of your goals, your values and the things you need to do so you can create positive change in your life and your community while staying happy and healthy.

Freeze Tag Flicks – Shawna Marion and Barb Sandstrom
3…2…1…Action! Calling all actors, directors, and those who are curious! In this session you’ll “build a scene” by putting yourself in someone else’s shoe, depicting different points of view, tapping into your creativity, and generating new ideas and thoughts. You’ll use your imagination and innovation to create freeze tag flicks that pique your peers’ interest and get them asking questions.

Local Government – Dena Kemmet
This session will provide an opportunity for youth to learn more about their county, city and state government. They will gain a broader understanding of the specific role agencies play in our daily lives.

Power and Privilege – Sue Quamme
We all have places of power and places of privilege. Come explore these ideas and see how power and privilege have an impact on our paths to achievement and how power plays into prejudice and discrimination.

I am looking for assistance in taking the Livestock Judging team to Fargo on Friday, March 1 returning Saturday, March 2.  We will need to take State Fleet vehicles to this event.  Morton County 4-H would cover the cost of your hotel room and meals for the trip.  Please let me know if you can assist by Friday, January 25 as I will need to have your driver’s license information and complete youth protection paperwork for chaperones. 

I may also need additional drivers for other contests including Hippology and Livestock Judging,  please contact me if you are available to help for Little I, February 7-8.  Thank you.

I am pleased to inform you that Program Enrollment Fees will go away beginning with the start of the 2019-2020 4-H year.  Administration has reviewed the work involved in implementing the fees and following up with counties and has decided to discontinue the fees.  We are so excited here at the office!  Thank you all for understanding.

I will be sending out information to all 4-H leaders regarding enrollment for their clubs.  A lot of youth and leaders are still showing inactive.  We need to get this changed so you receive information for the upcoming 4-H Achievement Days in August.  Leaders, please watch your email later this week for an updated roster for your club from the office.

The Morton County 4-H Council meetings for spring have been set:

March 5             Morton County Courthouse, 7pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May May 21              Morton County Courthouse, 7pm

The June and September meetings will be held in New Salem.

Here’s to a great week!


Karla Meikle, Extension Agent
NDSU Extension/Morton County

210 2nd Ave NW
Mandan ND 58554
phone: 701.667.3340
fax: 701.667.3348



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