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Kris's Korner
This month we invite you to visit a new blog by our Executive Director, Kris Fish Kuhlmann. You won't want to miss out on the stories she uncovers on her journeys across Iowa. She will share bits and pieces of Iowa 4-H's rich history and the amazing stories of our current 4-H youth, families and volunteers. If you have a 4-H story to share, please email Kris at
We hope you're inspired!

National 4-H Youth Science Day  
During National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13, Iowa youth joined hundreds of thousands of youth throughout the United States in conducting innovative experiments to celebrate 4-H National Youth Science Day among other celebrations. 

Counties from across the state participated in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge last week. Students explored how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.

4-H National Youth Science Day is part of 4-H's national One Million New Scientists effort, with a goal of attracting 1 million new youth to science, engineering and technology  programs by  2013.
Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race
Nearly 160 runners laced up their running shoes on Saturday, Oct. 13 for the first running of the Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race at the Iowa 4-H Center in Madrid. Participants braved the cool temperatures to complete in the 1 mile, 4K or 12k races.    
The Get Vertical 4-H Adventure Race was made possible by a generous donation from the Iowa Soybean Association.
Congratulations to the winners in the 12K and 4K races:
12K Men- Keenan Havey 1:00:33
12K Female- Bryanna Behning 1:16:00
4K Men- Scott Thiel 20:15
4K Women- Susan Souhrada  21:04
Announcing the 4th Annual Iowa 4-H Gala
Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Iowa 4-H Gala on March 2, 2013 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Enjoy this formal event focused on fundraising featuring entertainment, delicious food, multiple auctions & fundraising opportunities.
But wait, there's more! Due to the success of our previous galas, we're planning to extend our event to two locations on two separate dates, with plans pending for the 2nd event in Eastern Iowa.
New for 2012, we are offering a discount price for 4-H staff and young 4-H alumni (ages 21-30). Price is $50 per person.
Welcome New Trustees to Board
On September 21, at the annual meeting of the Iowa 4-H Foundation, six new trustees were approved to the board: Kate Olson, Atlantic; Betsy Pearson, Des Moines; Sue Peyton, Sac City; Tyler Pickhinke, Early; Rob Rudolphi, North Liberty; Joe Swanson, North Liberty.
"We are honored and pleased to welcome to our board these professional trustees with a long history of dedication, loyalty and passion to the 4-H organization. We have confidence we are in good hands as we implement our new strategic plan and undertake exciting capital projects to help propel Iowa 4-H," said Kris Fish Kuhlmann, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. 
We also thank the outgoing members of the Iowa 4-H Foundation board for their ongoing service to 4-H and the Foundation: Jamie Cashman, Barb Determan, Bill Dohrmann, Sherry Ford, Terry Hobson, Lois Hunt, Paul Kruse and Matthew Nelson.

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