Friday, January 23, 2009

Survivorship Conference Help Wanted

Survivorship Conference Help Wanted:As you may know, we are proud to be hosting our first Survivorship Connection Conference on March 28th! We have an exciting lineup of speakers and agencies involved, but are could always use more help! The Heart Connection is looking for people or groups interested in helping with the following:Participant Recruitment: Registration forms are now available, and they will be up on our website very soon! We also have promotional materials about the conference if you are willing to promote the conference at your place of business.Workshop Presenters: If you have heard a great speaker on a topic related to cancer survivorship recently, please pass their information on to us! Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Samples: If your company might be interested in sponsoring this conference, exhibitor space, or distributing product samples to our attendees, please contact us. If you would like to help, or for more information about this conference, please contact .

Each year The Heart Connection relies on about 150 week-long volunteers to help make our camps a great experience for children with cancer and their siblings. We also recruit 25 day volunteers and several large groups to help out throughout the week. Week long camp staff applications will be available online next week, and day volunteer applications will be available in March. If you are interested in making the difference in the lives of our campers, please watch for updates on how to apply! Cancer is a part of their are we!

A follow up about 4-H day with Cyclone's Women's Basketball

ISU Women’s Basketball Game FAQ

When is the last day to purchase tickets at this discounted rate?
February 26, 2009

Do I have to order the tickets online, or can I do it at a Ticketmaster location and receive the discount?
Yes, You must order the tickets online to receive the discounted rate.

How do I receive the tickets?
The only way to receive these tickets is to have them mailed to you. Timing should not be an issue with the last day to purchase tickets being Feb. 26th.

How will I be able to get the drink, hot dog and t-shirt?
You will receive two tickets for every one admission you purchase. One ticket will be your admission ticket and the other will be your coupon for the hot dog, drink and t-shirt (please note that this coupon looks like an admission ticket, so read carefully). NOTE: You must pick up your t-shirt prior to getting your hot dog and drink because the concession vendors will take that ticket in exchange for your food. Once you pick up your t-shirt, we will mark on your ticket that you have received it.

Where do I pick up my Cyclone/4-H t-shirt?
The Iowa 4-H Foundation will have a booth right inside the South doors of Hilton Coliseum. You may pick up your t-shirts right before the game. You may also make prior arrangements to pick up the t-shirts during the week prior to the game at the State 4-H office in Ames. Contact Shelly Greving if you are interested in picking up the t-shirts early.

How will you know my size for the t-shirt?
You may send your/your group’s t-shirt quantities and sizes prior to February 13th to Shelly Greving and she will make sure that your correct sizes are ordered and bundled together as a group. When you pick up your group’s t-shirts at the game, this will make it a quick and easy process for everyone. (please make sure to reference whether it is a youth or adult size)

Where should we sit at the game?
You are welcome to sit anywhere in general admission, however, we recommend that 4-Hers sit in sections 225-228 so that you may get to know other 4-Hers from across the state. This will be directly above the location of the 4-H booth inside the south doors to Hilton Coliseum and very easy to find.

How do I get tickets again?
Go to
Click on FIND TICKETS. Select the number of tickets under IOWA 4-H PROMOTION. Enter code IOWA4H to receive the discount.

For all further questions, please contact Shelly Greving at or by phone at 515-294-1607.

Go Cyclones!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Essay Contest

Dear Colleagues,

The Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Education, and the State Historical Society of Iowa are sponsoring the Write Women Back Into History annual essay contest. The essay contest serves to celebrate Women's history month--March--and to increase awareness of the contributions made by Iowa women. This year’s theme provides a special opportunity to discover and celebrate women’s work in civil rights and social justice. Young people in grades 6 – 9 are encouraged to choose a woman, preferably from Iowa, from any historical period, past or present, and write about the accomplishments of her life and how she has made a difference to the student and to society in the social justice and civil rights arena. Although Iowa women are preferred and encouraged, the subject of the essay may be a woman from another state or another country.

For more information, the essay guidelines and entry form are located at

All the best!
Keli Tallman
State 4-H Youth Development Specialist
Iowa 4-H Youth Development
Extension 4-H Youth Building, ISU
Ames, Iowa 50011-3630

Friday, January 16, 2009

4-H Day at the Cyclone's Women's Basketball Game

You are Invited to Attend
4-H Day at the Cyclone Women’s Basketball Game
· WHO: All 4-H members, volunteers, donors, leaders and alumni
· WHAT: ISU Women’s Basketball vs. Kansas (last home game & senior night)
· WHEN: March 7, 2009 7:00pm
· WHERE: Hilton Coliseum, Ames
· COST: $10/person (Includes admission to game, drink, hotdog and an exclusive Cyclone 4-H t-shirt)

Bring the whole club or family!
All 4-H supporters are invited to attend at the discount rate.

Get your tickets today!
Go to
Select the number of tickets under IOWA 4-H PROMOTION
Enter code IOWA4H to receive this discount.

If you are attending with your club or county, notify Shelly Greving at or call (515) 294-1607 and you will be recognized as a group attending the game.

Please Note: There is a Cyclone Men’s Basketball game at 12:45pm that same day. This discount does not apply to this game, however you are more than welcome to attend that game as well

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Community Service/Woodworking opportunity

Natalie Anderson from the Des Moines Public Schools has contacted me, she has a family that is in dire need of a wheelchair ramp for their house. If there is an interested 4-H'er or 4-H Club that would be willing to do this as either a woodworking/community service project feel free to contact her at 242-7552.