4-H News – Nancy Lambert – 3-24-16

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Federation Meets Monday
The Saline County 4-H Federation will hold a business meeting on Monday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension office. We will be discussing upcoming events, such as our Illini Fighting Hunger Meal Packaging event and National Night. We will also be planning some fun summer workshops and finalizing the summer soda sales schedule. We hope to see all Federation officers and delegates from each club as well as any other interested youth and adults at this meeting.
At the February meeting, those present voted to have pizza, salad and sodas. Please RSVP by Friday, March 25, by calling the Extension office at 252-8391, so we will have enough refreshments for all.
University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of our 4-H programs or events, please contact Nancy at the University of Illinois Extension office at 618-252-8391.
Management Committee Meets
The Saline County 4-H Management Committee will hold a business meeting on Monday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension office. All committee members and other interested 4-H members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.
We will be discussing National Night and other upcoming events. We will also be finalizing the July Show schedule and calendar and the 2015-2016 Saline County 4-H Handbook.
Illini Summer Academies
Imagine getting to work alongside university professors while you’re still in high school! Imagine getting to hang out on a college campus. Imagine spending four days with kids your age from all across Illinois. That’s what happens at Illini Summer Academies, so stop imagining and just do it! This program offers teens the opportunity to explore the University of Illinois campus and many degree programs and careers.
The conference runs from 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana/Champaign. It is open to any youth who will be at least 14 years of age (and not yet 19) by September 1, 2016 (including those not yet in 4-H) and has completed 8th grade by the time of the conference.
Check out all the information on our website at: go.illinois.edu/illini4H Registration opened March 1 and closes May 15. Cost will vary based in the Academy selected. Payment is requested at the time of registration via credit card. Payments made by check must be received within 1 week of registration or the registration will be cancelled.
The academies and costs are: Aerospace Engineering – $420, Ag Business – $220, Agricultural Mechanization – $205, Animal Science (new in 2016) – $275, Anthropology (new in 2016) – $225, Astrobiology: Yellowstone – A Window on How the Universe Works (new in 2016) – $200, Chemistry – $220, Computer Science – $260, Creative Writing – $265, Digital Fabrication and Informatics – $360, Electrical & Computer Engineering – $400, Entomology (new in 2016) – $200, Human Development & Family Studies – $235, Molecular & Cellular Biology – $305, Plant Science – $205, and Veterinary Medicine – $255.
Contact Nancy Lambert at the University of Illinois Extension office in Harrisburg at 618-252-8391 or at nlambert@illinois.edu for more information.