Welcome to the 2012 Wisconsin 4-H & Youth Conference. First, take care of paperwork…. Send your : Youth Expectation Statement Health form UW General Waiver form Community Service Liability Waivers to the State 4-H Office by April 1
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First, take care of paperwork… • Send your : • Youth Expectation Statement • Health form • UW General Waiver form • Community Service Liability Waivers to the State 4-H Office by April 1 • Absence release (if you must leave early) may be mailed or brought to Conference.
What to Bring Appropriate casual clothing For boys and girls: tee, polo or short sleeved shirts; knee length shorts, neat jeans or slacks
What Not to Wear Dress Code
What to BringClothing for Special Activities Fun Run clothing! Recommended clothing for seminars – see seminar descriptions! Theme dance clothing! Monday- Cowboys Wednesday- Black or White
What to Bring Clothing Accessories Bad weather items! Walking shoes! Backpack Shower shoes! Robe/cover-up
What to Bring Extras • Alarm clock • Favorite pillow, if desired • Inexpensive or disposable camera (optional), label camera with your name! • Money for pizza, shopping, soda, etc. • Music, costumes, props or other items needed • for the Talent Show or Dances • Notebook and pens • Personal toiletry items (including contact solution, • if needed) • Required prescriptions and/or over- the-counter medicine • Towels and soap
What Not to Bring • Bed linens, blankets, pillows are provided. • Please do not bring valuables (expensive cameras, jewelry, laptops, or electronics)
When You Arrive • Cars and buses may unload in front of Sellery Hall in the parking lot between Dayton and Johnson Streets • A Youth Leader Council member will be there to greet you
Registration Adult Advisors register their county delegations at the conference headquarters in Sellery Hall. They’ll give you a nametag, room key & wrist band for meals. Always have your wristband and room key!!! Nametags should be worn at all times!
Monday Afternoon ToursMeet in front of Sellery Hall at 2:30 for your tour. State Capitol Chazen Museum of Art Kohl Center UW-Madison Campus
Where will you be staying? Sellery Hall is a UW Madison dormitory on the southeast corner of campus.
Dorm Life • Dorm rooms have two beds, you will be sharing a room with another delegate from your county, if possible. • Rooms are air-conditioned and each has a refrigerator. • The dorm has community-style bathrooms.
Cafeteria • Gordon Commons cafeteria is next door to your dorm. • Delegates need to wear their wristbands to eat. • All you can eat!! • A vegetarian entrée and many fresh veggies and fruits will be available.
Conference Rules • No SAD (smoking, alcohol, drugs) • Follow dorm rules • Keep windows, screens closed • Don’t misuse fire alarms • Honor curfew, lights-out times • Don’t use phones between 11 pm and 7am. • Dress appropriately
First Aid & Emergency Issues • Please remember to drink enough water to stay healthy! • First Aid is available 24 hours • Emergency transportation is available • If you are feeling ill, please inform an Adult Advisor or any staff member so they can obtain assistance for you
Safety Precautions Street Smart Issues • Off Limits after Dark! • Whenever away from the conference site, you need to be in a group with an Adult Advisor • DO NOT give any money or talk to homeless people!!
Safety Precautions Traffic Safety Issues • Volunteer Coordinators will direct conference traffic. Please follow the conference route. Don’t be insulted, Madison drivers are notoriously aggressive. • Warning: traffic doesn’t always stop for red lights • Please wait for pedestrian cross signals
Free Time • Free time is when County Delegation Photos are taken. Talk with your county to decide what kind of attire to wear. Everyone will receive a delegation photo Thursday before returning home.
Free Time Free time includes all sorts of fun activities like themed dances, movie nights, cards, games, and fun runs! Hang out with old friends and meet some awesome 4-H members from around the state!
Gathering for Seminars • Meet your group outside of Sellery Hall before walking or boarding a bus to seminars. • YLC members will be holding up signs for you to find your seminar group and leading the groups to seminar classrooms or sites.
Seminars Seminars will connect you with people, technology, animals or the frigid waters of Lake Mendota!
Memorial Union Theatre • Assemblies are held in the Memorial Union and Masonic Center, several blocks from the dormitory. Rides are available for those who need them.
Assemblies • Theater rules • No flash photography • No hats or caps • No refreshments • No feet on the seats
Assemblies Wednesday Night Talent Show • Talent Show application forms are due April 1st • Auditions for the Talent Show will be held on Monday and Tuesday. • Selections will be announced Wednesday morning. • Talent Show rehearsal will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Masonic Center
State Groups Art Team The Team Making Art Hanging Art
State Groups Drama Company • In rehearsal • Designing sets • Putting on makeup • Giving program on stage
State Groups Press Team • Taking photos • Creating Thursday morning slide show.
State Groups Showcase Singers • In rehearsal • Performing on stage
State Groups Youth Leader Council • The YLC: • Wears matching polo shirts • Greets groups upon arrival • Emcees assemblies • Leads groups to seminars • Serves as a resource for questions
Adult Advisors • The Adult Advisors: • Register the group • Hand out Conference T-shirts, keys, nametags, photos and wristbands • Serve as seminar presiders • Assist with operational duties to ensure the conference runs smoothly • Support and help delegates
Volunteer Coordinators (VCs) • The VCs: • Help coordinate the conference on-site • Serve as a resource for chaperones • Ensure safety
When You Leave • Please have your room cleaned and remember to be packed before the Thursday morning assembly. • Don’t forget to send your Thank You letters. • Share your Conference experience with your county!
Enjoy 4-H Youth Conference Special thanks to Wayne Brabender, recent Wisconsin 4-H Photo Teams, Aaron Brown, Corallina Breuer, Annie Hobson, Kari Klasen, Gretchen Krause, Andy Talen, Ashley Viste, Kirstin Krudwig, and Haily Rubesch for their efforts in creating this orientation presentation.