IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

Wednesday, April 29 – May 27
     4-H Virtual Trivia Challenge

Wednesday, May 13

  • UConn 4-H Citizenship Virtual Town Hall
Friday, May 15
   New deadline for Dairy, Beef and Equine Verification and Lease Forms due to county 4-H office
   Deadline for UConn 4-H Operation: Learn By Teaching video contest entries
   Deadline for t-shirt and book cover entry


Saturday, May 16
  • UConn 4-H Dairy/Beef Day – CANCELLED
    • Those who registered will receive their t-shirts at the 4-H fair this July
Saturday, May 30
    Windham-Tolland 4-H Camper Scamper 5K Road Race – Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp, Pomfret Center, CT
Tuesday, June 2
  • 4-H Fair Association – Windham County Extension Center, Brooklyn, CT (possibly subject to change)
Monday, June 15
  • New deadline for all other 4-H Verification and Lease forms to be due to county 4-H office


 

Windham County 2020 Events

 

Fair Association News
 

Our next Fair Association meeting will take place Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30pm by way of virtual meeting room.  Meeting room log-in information will be made available a few days before the meeting.
§  As I am sure most of you know by now, we will not be able to hold our fair as we have traditionally done due to the Brooklyn Fairgrounds being unavailable this year.  At our meeting this past week, we began potential alternatives that would allow us to have some type of event in a manner that is safe and beneficial for everyone.  We encourage everyone’s input as we explore potential alternate options.  All ideas are being accepted and explored at this time.
At the May meeting we are scheduled to vote on our Fair Book Cover and T-Shirt designs. Please see the attached flyer for full details on both contests.  All completed art work must be either scanned and emailed or sent to me before Friday, May 15th so that we have time to format them for everyone to see at the meeting.
Our fair sponsorship campaign is still ongoing though I know it is difficult to participate at this time with so many businesses being closed and so many out of work.  We will extend the sponsorship campaign to hopefully be able to continue once our state returns to some sort of more normal status.  If you do have or get any sponsorships in the coming months you can mail them to the office.  The mail is being held for us at the post office and we do get it regularly so it is safe to address mail to the office.
  
 

County and Beyond Events

Please check out this fun 4-H May Calendar!

Saturday Science Club - Being unable to meet in person has meant that, like so many 4-H clubs, the Saturday Science Club has been unable to meet the last few months.  Please be sure to check out all the wonderful online STEM activities we have been making available over the last month.  You can find a link to all of them at https://blog.extension.uconn.edu/covid-19-resources/#youth.

2020 T-shirt and book cover contest - entries due by May 15th 2020. Get the entry form here!

April 8 - May 27th Join every Wednesday night for Virtual Trivia Challenge

May 13 - Join the Virtual Town Hall from 1 PM - 2:45 PM. Download the registration form here! Deadline for Registration is May 11th 5 PM


UCONN 4-H VIDEO CONTEST - UConn 4-H wants you to share your knowledge by making an educational video and sharing it with others.  Operation: Learn By Teaching video contest invites you to share a skill you have learned through your participation in 4-H.  Izzy Ford is a 4-Her from Litchfield County who came up with the idea and she wants to you share your knowledge.  Izzy tells you how to enter at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwWhBDQIT0&feature=youtu.be  All entries are due byMay 15th.  Prizes at the county and state level.  Go to https://blog.extension.uconn.edu/4-h-video/ for full details.

UConn 4-H Dairy & Beef Day - Cancelled

 

4-H Enrollment 

Be sure to get your enrollments from 2019 to 2020 4-H season into the 4H website. Go to www.4honline.com

Expanding Opportunities to 5 & 6 year olds

Windham County is looking to start an Explorers 4-H Club. Curriculum and training are provided. Contact Marc.Cournoyer@uconn.edu


Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp Events

 Check out https://www.4hcampct.org/ for registration and events


Deadlines



State 4-H Events
 

 

Please refer to our calendar above for dates or go to the state 4-H website at www.4h.uconn.edu
 

Update on Mia Herrera
 

Mia Herrera, who is a member of the Keepin' it Simple 4-H Club was critically injured in a car accident a few months ago. 
I am happy to report that she continues to make positive progress though she still has a long way to go.  I am in contact 
with her mom and get regular updates.  Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  If you would like to send her 
a get well message, please contact the office and we can let you know where to send it.