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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
620-244-3826
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
620-223-3720
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
620-365-2242
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
620-625-8620
Fax:  620-625-8645

 

Southwind 4-H Events Snapshot

Want to see what's coming up "at a glance"?  Here's a list of events that happen every year in our district - just check back for specific dates.

Favorite Foods Show - The Digital Event!  May 30, 2020

It's time for the Southwind District 4-H Favorite Foods Show, digital style.  Just like an "in-person" event, 4-H'ers will plan a meal and prepare their favorite food, and place it on a decorated table, then upload a video for judging.  Here's what you need to get started:

New for this summer: Virtual Camps!

camp de casa

Use this link to register: https://kstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/forms/SV_23QUPhXVkUuklL

day camp

Day Camp is for youth ages 7 - 10.  Register here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1P0PPKBX_d60Gd-upkBqjA67s-jhnCSHTebvkou58Wqg/edit

District and Local Events

4-H Day: Speaking skillfully before an audience is one of the hallmarks that Kansas 4-H members have been successfully doing for over 100 years. Kansas youth through 4-H have learned the skills necessary to get up before an audience and eloquently speak. 4-H has helped youth learn the skills necessary to clearly organize and present thoughts and ideas through project talks, demonstrations, illustrated talks and public speaking presentations. The complete Kansas 4-H communication fact sheet series is listed below. These may be helpful to Kansas 4-H families as they begin to prepare for county 4-H day presentations.

Achievement Recognition:  Each county holds this annual event to honor 4-H members and leaders.  Membership pins, Key Awards, Project Awards, and more are given during this event.  Everyone involved in 4-H, as well as community leaders, are encouraged to attend.  4-H'ers can receive awards by filling out their record books.

Camp, Campference, and Greenbush Camp have all been cancelled for 2020.

State and National Yearly Events

Citizenship In Auction:  Held in February, for youth ages 13-18  - Would you like to have more influence in laws and rules that affect your life? Then you’ll want to go to Kansas 4-H Citizenship in Action! The purpose of the event is for Kansas youth to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. The legislative visit will not only familiarize youth with the capitol building, but will also show them how they can affect the legislative process.This two day event is sponsored by the State 4-H Youth Leadership Council.

Discovery Days:  May 27 - 29.  Discovery Days is digital this year, and is not limited to the 13-18 year old age group, although many classes will be geared toward older youth.  Click here for more information and to register.

Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF): Held in Nonvember full weekend before Thanksgiving, for youth ages 14-18 - Come and build your leadership skills and potential through workshops, consulting groups, inspirational speakers and more.

Kansas State Fair: Held the second through the third weekend of September - Kansas 4-H projects provide members positive ways to learn as they complete their projects. Fairs are also one way to exhibit and showcase what skills 4-H members have learned throughout the year.