February 24, 2014

District 10 flyer14District 10 Retreat—March 7-9, 2014

Transportation will be provided for this regional event full of educational workshops and fun activities. 4-H members from Gunnison, Montrose, Delta, Mesa, Ouray, Hinsdale, and San Miguel counties meet every spring.

If you are interested in running for one of the District offices (President, V. President, or Secretary/Treasurer) please contact Nadine if you are interested at 641-1260.

Registration located in the Extension office and at gunnison.colostate.edu.

Registration deadline is March 3.



February 24, 2014

GC4GunnisonCounty 4-H Council Meeting

March 26

6:30 p.m.

Mergelmen 4-H Building

Any officers, leaders, members, and parents can attend. Club reps should be attending. Reminder: minutes from last meeting can be read here.


February 24, 2014

mag glassProject Orientations and Help

If you are taking a project that is not listed below please stop by the Extension office or contact Nadine to get your book(s) and project information. Nadine will help you get going and review your project requirements. If you can’t make one of the help sessions then arrange a time before 4:00 p.m., after 5:00 p.m., before a club meeting, etc.

Knitting, Crocheting, and Visual Arts: Thursdays afterschool. Contact Juniper Phillips for schedule.

Clothing Construction/Decorate Your Duds: Tuesday after school at Extension office.

Photography: Every other Thursdays after school at Extension office.

Leathercraft: Mondays after school at Extension office.

Foods: Wednesdays at Nadine’s kitchen/house.

Cake Decorating: Starting soon

Electricity: Starting soon

Model Rocketry: Orientation Tuesday, February 25 at 4:30 at Mergelmen 4-H Building. Give Dan Lindahl a call (765-5360) if you miss the orientation.

Archery: Thursday, February 27 at 6 p.m. at Multi-Purpose Building

Check the calendar. Schedules may vary or help sessions may skip a week. It is also important to enroll and select the project; project leaders can keep you up to date.


February 24, 2014

horseHorse Members

Get rested up and geared up. New activities and opportunities are coming your way.

Born for 4-H club welcomes all horse members to their horse activities. Two are coming up:

Pattern Practice: Sunday, March 2 at the Multi-Purpose Building

How to Tie Your Horse: Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mergelmen 4-H Building.

A Horse Member packet will be sent to all Horse members with info and registration forms for the spring events.

The following is a tentative schedule for this spring:

May 1              Horse ID’s Due

May 31            English Riding Clinic (Tentative)

June 10-11       4-H Horse Camp

June 14            Gymkhana

June 21            4-H Schooling Show

June 27-28       District Horse Show in Hotchkiss

TBD                  Working Ranch Horse Clinic

July 5               4-H Horse Show

Horse Levels-Riding and Knowledge Motivation

Now is a good time to invest in working on your levels certification. Take your Horse Levels written tests! Make an appointment with Nadine to take your test. If you feel you need to study then become real familiar with your horse manual. If you don’t have a horse manual then pick one up at the Extension office. Information and study guides are located at gunnison.colostate.edu.

animal graphicLivestock and Small Animal Projects

Manuals for beef, swine, lamb, goat, horse, dog, and rabbit are also available in the Extension office. These are excellent resources for raising and feeding your animal and completing your record book. Project help is available for your project also.


February 24, 2014

scholarshipsScholarship Reminder

The 2014 Colorado 4-H Foundation Scholarship application form is now available and open on line. You can get to it and other available scholarships here.

Note: Deadline for the state scholarships is April 1.

2014 Scholarship Application Procedure

• All application materials will be submitted using the electronic universal application form.

• No letters of reference, transcripts or signature pages are required. Students will supply the names of three people we may contact for references. Needed transcripts will be requested directly from the High Schools.

Helpful Hints:

• Fill out and submit only one electronic 4-H scholarship application form.

• Review the requirements for the CADA, Kimberling, Portouw and Sandstead scholarships. If you meet the requirements, highlight the boxes on the electronic application form.

• Questions? Please contact the Colorado 4-H Foundation at 970-491-1537 or 970-491-2768.


February 10, 2014

Fun Extravaganza

District 10 flyer14

District 10 Retreat—March 7-9, 2014

If you are interested in running for one of the District offices (President, V. President, or Secretary/Treasurer) please contact Nadine if you are interested at 641-1260.


February 10, 2014

4-H 500
Leadership skill building for middle school and older members will take place this month on February 20. Conflicts with the last two Wednesdays of February force this month’s opportunity to Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 in the Mergelmen 4-H Building. Fun activities focus on personal empowerment and being a leader of yourself first. Join us even if you could not attend the first one.

Citizenship Washington Focus
Through the cooperation of the Colorado 4-H Foundation, Inc., more than 3,500 4-H members have participated in the National 4-H Citizenship-Washington Focus program in Washington, D.C. over the past 40 years. Once again we plan to send delegates, leaders, and agents to this year’s CWF program that will be held June 21-June 28, 2014.

Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) is a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19 that takes place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile from the Washington, DC border.

The program provides opportunities to:

• strengthen their communication, leadership, and citizenship skills on a national level
• understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders exchange ideas, practice respect, and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds
• experience hands-on learning using the historical backdrop of Washington, DC

CWF participants enjoy:
• a behind-the-scenes look at our nation’s capital and the chance to meet Members of Congress
• motivational speakers, educational workshops, and assemblies that increase individual commitment to citizen involvement and build lifetime skills for success
• activities that encourage new and lasting friendships
If you have interest in attending CWF please contact Nadine. Registration is coming up in March.