September 11, 2013

Leaders Forum Letterhead

District 10 and Gunnison County host this leader-parent event September 27-28. Details and registration are located at Gunnison Extension website. We are still in the process of adding workshops. Any volunteer parent or leader is encouraged to attend all or part of the forum; please register for our meal counts. The fee will be covered by Gunnison Country 4-H Program.

Anyone wanting to help some would be welcome. Will need general hosting duties.



September 11, 2013

Tractor Supply Company is having their Grand Opening on the same day as the Leader Forum, September 27-28. TSC is a corporate sponsor of 4-H at the national, state, and county level. They raise and donate dollars to 4-H programs. Information about the partnership is located at TSC-4-H website.

The Gunnison TSC store has provided us with a great fund raising opportunity on their Grand Opening day. They would like us to provide a bake sale and hot dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are needing a club or a couple of volunteers to pull this second event off. TSC will provide a lot of the cost of goods along with the help from Atmos Energy (they will provide the grill) so the opportunity to raise some funds are good. Please contact Nadine for more details. The Extension office can coordinate and make this fund raiser as easy as possible. Definitely need some help on this one to get this great relationship off to a good start.


September 11, 2013

Cowboy Ethics is a set of timeless principles that make up the “Code of the West.” Colorado 4-H Foundation received a grant from the Daniels Fund to deliver training on this positive character building curriculum. There will be a Cowboy Ethics Training in Montrose on September 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All expenses are covered and transportation will be provided. The training is open to any leader and parent. Program resources can be used in a wide variety of programing at clubs, council, and committees. Contact Nadine for more information at 641-1260.


September 10, 2013

Be Part of Gunnison County Council and the Leadership Team

Gunnison County 4-H Council officer nominations are open. If you are interested in and can fulfill the responsibilities for an office or committee member you must submit an application by October 23 in the Extension office.  Applications, officer expectations, and criteria are located in the Mergelmen 4-H Building, Extension office, and at Nominations will not be accepted from the floor on election night. Nominees will need to be present at the October 23 council meeting to give a statement of how they will fulfill the duties of the office. Elections will take place at the October meeting. Candidates are also advised to attend the September Council meeting as plans for the year and schedule are made.

4-H Junior, Intermediate, Senior Members of the Year Nominations Open

Clubs can nominate a candidate for member of the year. You can also nominate yourself for member of the year. There is an award for Junior member, Intermediate member, and Senior member. All candidates must have their Career Summary turned into the Extension Office by October 18. Career Summaries can be picked up at the Extension Office, Mergelmen 4-H Building, or they are also located on-line under Record Books at Outstanding members are chosen by a committee.

Looking for Outstanding Horse Members

The Krisjan Harnish Horseman Award is given each year in memory of an outstanding 4-H member and horseman. To be considered for the Master Horseman Award please complete the application form and return to the Extension Office by October 18.  The application and instructions can be found at under 4-H Scholarships. Your record book will be attached after being judged.


September 10, 2013

Colorado Leadership Camp

Colorado Leadership Camp will be held November 8-10, 2013 in Glenwood Springs. Theme for this year is Achieving New Heights. The camp is for 4-H members in the 6th through 9th grades. Highlights include fun workshops, a dance, and a community service project, plus county night out. For more information contact Nadine at 641-1260. Registration and details to follow in October.

District 10 Fall Meeting

Gunnison County Hosts District Meeting
October 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


September 10, 2013

GC4Wednesday, September 25
6:30 p.m.

If you are interested in serving on the 4-H Council you should be present at the September and October meeting. Officers will be elected in October in addition to the Leader of the Year. The following are officer and committee descriptions:

President: Presides at all 4-H Council meetings, appoints committees, calls special meetings, preserves order and performs such other duties in the best interest of council.
Vice President: Performs the duties of the president in the absence of the president, and is the chair of committees.
Secretary: Keeps the minutes of each meeting, carries on all official correspondence of the council, and keeps a correct attendance of the council members.
Treasure: Keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and gives a Treasure’s report at each meeting.
Recreation Leader: Attends all council meetings and leads ice breakers, games, and fun activities.
Senators (2): Represent Gunnison County at District meetings in the fall and spring; and, at State meetings in January and June.
Parliamentarian: Gives parliamentarian lessons and tips at each Council Meeting.
Horse Committee Representative, Livestock Committee Representatives, and General Project Committee Representatives: Attend committee meetings and represent 4-H membership. Have responsibilities for specific 4-H events and programs. Must be at least a 5 year 4-H member to serve on Livestock Committee; must be 11 years old to serve on Horse Committee; and must be enrolled in a General project to serve on the General Committee.
Advisor: Attend meetings and agenda prep meeting. May need to advise or help on a committee.

STATE FAIR RESULTS-Congratulations to all participants! You represented Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties well.

September 10, 2013

logo(2)Exhibitors: Please pick up your ribbons, record books, and projects in the Extension office.
General Project Exhibits
Shannon Alves , Cake Decorating- Participant
Nicolas Bifano, Model Rocketry- 8th
Sandra Bradshaw, Best Photo Contest- Participant
Aubrie Brown, Clothing Construction- 5th
Rankin Brown, Shooting Sports-Archery- Participant
Visual Arts- 9th
Clara Cranor, Video Production- 3rd
Nicholas Ferraro, Woodworking- Participant
Jaycee Fuller, Shooting Sports-Archery- Participant
Maia Harrison, Cake Decorating- Reserve Champion
Aurora Kattnig, Beginning Foods- 9th
Caleb Lindah,l Model Rocketry- Reserve Champion
Sport Fishing- Grand Champion
Tabitha Lindahl, Heritage Arts-Crochet- 3rd
Specialty Foods- Champion
Timber McNulty, Sport Fishing- 5th
Sam McPhail, Leathercraft- 8th
Chance Mears, Best Photo Contests- 7th
Brett Moore, Model Rocketry- Participant
Reese Moore, Shooting Sports-Archery- Participant
Justina Mundell, Photography- 7th
Kelly Mundel,l Clothing Construction- Reserve Champion
Orion Oulton, Specialty Foods- 8th
Taila Oulton, Best Photo Contest- 10th
Emily Rhea, Cake Decorating- 6th
Specialty Foods- Participant
Clay Sabrowski, Electricity- Grand Champion
Vica Shoemaker, Clothing Construction- Participant
Connor Stahlnecker, Forestry Reserve- Grand Champion
Amelia Stewart, Specialty Foods- 5th
Madeline Stewart, Home Environment- 6th
Catherine Washburn, Cake Decorating- 4th
Kali Wiggin, Photography- 4th

Horse Show
Lily Redden, Multiple Western Horsemanship
and Working Cow Horse Classes- Participant
Madaline Redden, Gymkhana Written Test- 5th
Ranch Written Test- 8th, Ranch Cow- 8th,
Ranch Cutting- 10th, Multiple other classes- Participant

Dog Show
Josie Bifano, Showmanship- Participant,
Obedience- Participant, Rally- Participant

Creative Cooks Contest
Aurora Kattnig, Specialty Junior- Champion
Emily Rhea, Individual Junior- Participant

Cashmere Goat Show

1 Year Old Does
Nicole Haase- 1st
Josie Bifano- 2nd
Samantha Brown- 3rd
Brooke Sanders -4th
Prairie Bergman -6th
2 Year Old Does
Martina Ritz -1st
Kestrel Gordon- 2nd
Jade Crow- 3rd
3 Year Old Does
Nicolas Bifano -1st
4 & 5 Year Old Does
Taylor Watters- 1st and Best of Show
Alexandra Hays- 3rd
Kali Wiggin- 4th
Kimberly Brown- 5th
6 Year Old Does
Brooke Sanders- 1st
Tyler Tucker -2nd
Josie Bifano- 3rd
Prairie Bergman- 6th