Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
Open to ages 14 and older
State 4-H Conference provides great training and an opportunity for 4-H members, leaders, and Extension agents to strengthen their leadership skills. It also hosts the following state contests including: Livestock Bowl, Livestock Judging, Consumer Choices, Consumer Bowl, Horse Bowl, Horse Judging, Public Speaking, Horse Demonstration and Public Speaking, and Parliamentary Procedure. Don’t miss this great opportunity to strengthen your leadership skills and meet new friends from all around our state. Schedule, workshop descriptions, and details are on line at www.colorado4h.org.
REGISTER AT 4-H ONLINE by May 15. If you want to go you need to decide, commit, and pay by May15. Cost of June Conference for Gunnison County members will be $100.00 (actual cost is $320). Your club might provide some stipend funds. You can also apply for a State 4-H Conference Scholarship sponsored by Murdock’s Ranch and Home Supply. Applications are due by May 15 and can be found at www.co4hfoundation.colostate.edu. Contact Nadine with questions, 641-1260.
4-H Japanese Exchange Host Families Needed
Host families are needed for 65 inbound Japanese boys and girls, ages 12-18, coming to Colorado through the 2014 inbound Colorado-Japan Teen Exchange. Hosting dates are July 23 – August 18 OR July 25 – August 18.
This program is coordinated through Colorado State University and has been running since 1975.
Host families do not need to be a member of 4-H and may reside in urban, suburban, or rural settings throughout Colorado. They may share a room with their host sibling. Matches are made on the basis of same sex and close in age, as well as some common interests. Note: Host siblings may be as young as ten to match with a 12 year old Japanese participant.
All participants are 100 percent medically covered with 4-H insurance and may participate in host family vacations, camping trips, youth camps. They are expected to become part of the family: help with household chores, follow house rules, share Japanese culture, and participate in other aspects of US daily life. The program covers costs for the exchange. Each participant has his/her own spending money.
Japanese participants will attend an orientation in Denver before going to host families and a debriefing in Denver before returning to Japan. Orientation for host families is done in Denver on the same day as delegate pickup. Carpools are planned to transport delegates to homes if host families are not able to attend orientation or pick up their exchange student. A complete orientation packet including program information, culture information, and complete application of the delegate they are hosting will be mailed to host families. Individual orientation will be provided to families who are unable to travel to Denver.
Host siblings have the option of traveling to Japan to participate in a four or eight-week exchange while staying with Japanese host families and learning Japanese culture.
THE GREATEST SUCCESS OCCURS WHEN FAMILIES TREAT THE DELEGATES AS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, RATHER THAN A “GUEST.”
State Coordinator – 4-H International Programs