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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OPPORTUNITIES

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.


COUNCIL

January 16, 2015

Council

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.


PROJECT INFO

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.

 


LEADER INFO

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.


4-H CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS AND SUCCESSES

December 12, 2014

AwardsCongratulations to all who completed their projects and made contributions to their clubs and community. 2014 was a great 4-H year. Than you to 4-H Council, clubs, advisors, leaders, and parents for all their hard work putting together the Achievement Banquet. Your help is greatly appreciated. Let’s applaud the following members, leaders, and clubs for their achievement. 

Leader of the Year: Lenora and Garland Mears

Senior Member of the Year: Tabitha Lindahl

Intermediate Member of the Year: Catherine Washburn

Junior Member of the Year: Porter Washburn

Clubs of the Year: Born for 4-H, Future Fitters, Get Your Goat, and Young Guns

Krisjan Harnish Master Horseman: Madaline Redden

Supreme Goat Participant: Ivy Pelletier, Champion; and Annelise Pelletier, R. Champion

Master Swine Producer: Kathryn Guerrieri, Champion; Wade Johnson, R. Champion

Master Beef Producer: Cary Nordberg, Champion; Connor Stahlnecker, R. Champion

Master Sheep Producer: Molly Jackson, Champion; Clara Cranor, R. Champion

Master Goat Producer: Riley Roper, Champion, Colten Crittendon, R. Champion

Please thank our Friends of 4-H when you see them for all the support they provide to the program: Wendy Buckhanan, 4-H Horse Comm., Edward Howard, Larry Martin, Sherry and Bill Redden, Keith and Robyn Robinson, and Lori Wilcox.

aksarbenCongratulations to Calvin Sabrowski!

Calvin took his 4-H steer to AK-SAR-BEN Livestock Show in Omaha, Nebraska. He received a blue ribbon in all of his weight and Showmanship classes and placed first in the Beef Carcass Contest.

 


OPPORTUNITIES

October 9, 2014

District 10 Fall Gathering

Delta County 4-H hosts District 10 4-H members from Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties on Saturday, October 25 in Hotchkiss. All members are welcome to attend. Transportation will be provided. Please let Nadine know if you are attending. We will leave the Extension office at 8:00 a.m.

district 10

Colorado Leadership Conference

Colorado Leadership Conference (CLC) sponsored by the Colorado State 4-H Officer Team will be held on November 7-9, 2014 in Glenwood Springs. CLC is for members in grade 6-9. Conference theme is Starting Your Race with 4-H. Check out the flyer for more details.

The cost is $45 which includes lodging, breakfasts, lunch, and workshop costs. Transportation will be provided. Register online after October 15 and by October 28. Contact Nadine with questions or interest at 641-1260.

2014-clc-flyer