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


Reserve Your Gingerbread House Now!

All 4-H members and Cloverbuds are invited to bring a friend to decorative a gingerbread house that they can share with their families this holiday season.  In order to join the fun, call the Extension Office, 641-1260, by December 17 to reserve your house.  All supplies and materials necessary to decorate a house will be provided, including gingerbread walls, mortar made of frosting, and all sorts of decorations.  The festivities will begin at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, December 18 in the VanTyle Room at the Fred Field Heritage Center. $2 for 4-H members, and $5 for non-members.  Join the fun!

Make You Better Day

4-H Member Make You Better Day January 3

Gunnison County 4-H Council has created a fun afternoon of activities geared towards members that are wanting to build their teamwork, leadership, and public speaking skills. The fun begins at Jorgensen Event Center for skating at 12:00 noon and then we will move to the Fred Field Heritage Center. 1:00 to 4:00 will be filled with games and activities that target these skills. Eat before you come or bring your lunch. New club officers and leaders are also encouraged to attend.


Leadership Development Conference January 23-25

Kick off to the conference is a visit to the State Capitol to celebrate the Colorado 4-H Day Resolution and Governor’s Proclamation on Friday, January 23, 2015. 4-H Day is a long-standing tradition established in the mid-1960s to honor all the youth involved in 4-H in Colorado. The weekend conference includes hands on activities that develop leadership, teamwork, presentation skills.

LDC is for members ages 14-18 as of December 31, 2014. We will leave Gunnison afterschool on Thursday, January 22 and return in evening of Sunday, January 25. Transportation will be provided. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Denver Hotel. Conference lodging and registration will be $95 plus some meal expenses. Please register at 4H Online before January 9. If you have any questions please contact Nadine at 641-1260.


Youth Fest on February 6-8, 2015

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. Register on 4HOnline between January 15 and January 30.


September 9, 2014


Gunnison County 4-h 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 22 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 22 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. The following are job 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.

Officer Application Deadline | October 22, 2014

Meeting | September 24, 2014  6:30 p.m.

Meeting & Election | October 22, 2014  6:00 p.m.



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

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 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.