Enroll Now If You Have Not Done So

January 16, 2015

Enroll Today

We are about 2/3 of the way there. Thanks to those that have their enrollments done. Clubs are rocking and project help is starting so help those volunteer leaders out by signing up. It is a tremendous help to them to know who is participating. Dragging your enrollment out does take additional time and effort from those volunteers. The Extension office also needs to order books and manuals and we try to make one order to expedite project work. Enroll online at 4HOnline.

Horse/Livestock/General Committee members and Project Leaders should also enroll at 4H Online.


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January 16, 2015

youthfestYouth Fest on February 6-8

Youth Fest will be held at Ponderosa Retreat Center in Larkspur. Youth Fest is for 4-H members ages 9-13. Registration is $75.00. Youth will participate in character building, teamwork, and critical thinking activities during the camp. Registration deadline is January 30.

???????????????????????Consider Livestock Judging

There will be a livestock judging informational meeting Tuesday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. at the Extension office.

Consider Livestock Judging!  What was once a sport for only agricultural kids has developed into a sport for kids of all backgrounds.  Livestock Judging not only teaches selection of livestock, it teaches public speaking, self-confidence, and hones decision making skills. Judging classes are usually once per week afterschool starting in February.  Contests are usually held every weekend starting mid-March-mid-May.  Contests and classes are voluntary, however to receive a jacket a new member must attend at least two contests. Gunnison judging is a positive experience for everyone.  Judging is a self-paced program; some are ready for public speeches after the first year, while others it takes time.  Come to the meeting to find out more, meet the coaches, and help schedule class dates that work for everyone.  If you can’t come contact Eric for more details, 641-1260 or eric.mcphail@colostate.edu.


January 16, 2015


Council Meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

6:30 p.m.

All clubs should have a representative attend Council meetings. All members, leaders, parents are welcome to attend. Check out the minutes from the last meeting here.

We will continue with the theme from the Member Make You Better Day and do some character building activities.


January 16, 2015

horse shoeGather Up for Horse Member Open House

There are exciting new opportunities, new 4-H Horse Show date, and new requirements for the new opportunities for 4-H horse members this year. Get prepared and informed for what is coming up in the 4-H horse project this year. You will receive a new 4-H Horse Show rule book and have the opportunity to start in on the Levels program.

Horse members and helpers should all gather on February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose building.

starting-lineCatch These General Project Orientations

Orientations and project help get going in February. We will be setting schedules for project help times, reviewing the project, and passing out manuals. Please try to make these so project leaders won’t have to repeat it all. Orientations will take place at 4:00 p.m. at the Extension office unless noted.

Cake Decorating:  Tuesday, February 3

Clothing Construction and Artistic Clothing:  Tuesday, February 3

Foods:  Wednesday, February 4 at 1014 N. 14th

Photography: Thursday, February 5

Horseless Horse:  Monday, February 9

Shooting Sports, Rocketry, Leathercraft, and Robotics will have their orientations later in the month. Stay tuned for those notices.

Weigh InBeef Weigh-In Moves to New Weekend

The Market Beef Weigh-In will be held Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Fred Field Heritage Center. Please read the following guidelines for this weigh in:

  • 4-H members must be enrolled in the Market Beef Project by Friday, January 31.
  • Market Beef animals must be halter broke and able to be lead to and from the scale.
  • The loss of an ear tag must be immediately reported to the Extension office. Market animals present at the Cattlemen’s Days show without proper identification will be prohibited from being shown or sold.
  • Please bring all applicable paperwork for the brand inspector.



January 16, 2015

we want youShot Gun Leader Needed

There is plenty of room for the Gunnison County Shooting Sports program to grow. In order to grow dedicated leaders are crucial. We are looking for a Shotgun Leader.  Shooting Sports leaders need to be certified. The following is a list of all the 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Certification Trainings across the state. Contact Nadine, 641-1260, if you are interested in helping with Shooting Sports and attending a training. There will be financial support to help you attend.

La Plata County (Durango, CO) – February 6-8

Weld County (Greeley, CO) – Feb 27-Mar 1

Pueblo County (Pueblo, CO) – March 27-29

Mesa County (Grand Junction, CO) – March 27-29

Grand County (Kremmling, CO) – April 10-12

wrlf table tent.FH11Volunteer Workshops Coming Up

The Gunnison Extension office will be hosting local volunteer workshops as part of the Western Region Leaders Forum. Join 4-H volunteers from across the western region and around the nation. Be inspired, share ideas, interact with many, diverse 4-H volunteers and staff, and receive resources from multiple states—to use in clubs now. Since club attendance always seems to be a challenge participation in the January sessions is encouraged. Any volunteer or parent is welcome to attend. Sessions will take place in the Multi-Purpose Building.

Youth Connect at Great Meetings Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

“That was a GREAT 4-H MEETING!” Join Oregon 4-H volunteers and staff for the 2015 WRLF. Be inspired by adults (Oregon, Wisconsin) who help you practice leadership at every age, and have fun at club meeting while learning and conducting business. See ways that 4-H club meetings are the right environment to include the essential elements: belonging, mastery, generosity and independence. See a video to learn fundamental Parliamentary Procedure (New Mexico). What other ways can members use to make decisions during club meetings? How should committees work? Chris Clover will share answers to these questions and others during “Youth Connect. At Great Meetings”. Receive videos, lesson plans, activities and print materials to learn more and use in clubs. 4-H member-volunteer partnerships can create many effective, educational experiences! Every 4-H meeting can be GREAT!

Widening the Circle: Special Connections Thursday, February 12, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Discover strategies to recruit and include youth with special needs. Read more.

Youth Connecting in Your Community Monday, March 2, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Discover strategies to include community service and citizenship in 4-H. Read more.


January 16, 2015

Boots to Bridles

President            Jarren Howard

Vice President     Shay Percival

Secretary           Ty Percival

Treasurer            Leo Ferraro

Council Rep        Madaline Redden, Shay Percival

Born For 4-H

President            Mia Harrison

Vice President     Ashleigh MacLennan

Secretary           Emma Woodford

Treasurer            Takota Runnells

Historian            Lydia Loken, Jaycee Fuller

Council Rep         Ashleigh MacLennan

Country Clovers

Country Club

President            Bunk Jackson

Vice President   Gage McPhail

Secretary           Ellie Jackson

Treasurer            William Young III

Council Rep        Clara Cranor, Aurora Kattnig

Future Fitters

President            Catherine Washburn

Vice President     Nichole McVey

Secretary           Annie Schoenmaker

Treasurer            Porter Washburn

Historian            Abigail Rourke

Get Your Goat

President            Kaytlin Camp

Vice Presidents Kali Wiggin, Jake Parmeter

Secretary           Jason Vader

Treasurer            Alex Hays

Historian            Annelise Pelletier

Council Rep      Kali Wiggin

Crafty Critters

Young Guns

President            Calvin Sabrowski

Vice President    Savannah Schmalz

Secretary           Tabitha Lindahl

Treasurer            Chance Mears

Reporter            Trey Mears

Council Reps     Clay Sabrowski, Melita Ferchau


December 12, 2014

Enroll Today


Re-enroll for the 2015 4-H year today. Please enroll if you have not done so by January 1.

You will enroll at 4HOnline. Electronic signatures will be valid. You will have access to the system and your information throughout the 4-H year to update information, add or drop projects, and register for events. You will be invoiced for the $20 per member enrollment fee ($50.00 for three or more family members.) Or, you can drop your enrollment fee off at the Extension office.

Use the re-enrollment toolkit if needed. Don’t hesitate to call if you need some help at 641-1260.

Please help club and project leaders out by getting your enrollments in. Some project help will start in January. Don’t lose out so enroll now.

New Enrollment Deadlines **Take Note** Swine and Goat Project Members

All members (new and returning) must be enrolled by March 1. Project Drop Deadline will be May 1.