Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Recap of October 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

By all means, please let me know if I forgot or incorrectly recorded something.  Thanks!

Meeting Date: October 14, 2016

Old Business

  • National 4-H Week - Cookie deliveries went well.  The club talked about baking more for next year in order to include more businesses who bought fruit (i.e. HSS Library, Social Services, etc.).

  • Apple Delivery - Tish spoke with Phil.  Apples should be ready by the end of October.  She will ask that he bring them before the Mathis family leaves for Florida on November 3rd.  

    • Shelly will complete the updated apple count and get the numbers to Phil, Tish, and Marcy, as well as complete the late peach sale spreadsheets and deposits.

  • Thank-you Letter to 4-H Newsletter, Sky Hi News, and Grand Gazette - Although Audrey did not get this done during September, she will work on it in October.
  • 2016-2017 Officers:
    • President - Liberty
    • VP - Isaiah Callarman
    • Treasurer - Ben
    • Secretary - Audrey
    • Pledge Leader - Shiloh
    • Substitute Pledge Leader
    • Club Reporter - Evan
    • Photographer - Taylah and Evan
    • 4-H Council Reps
      • Ben
      • Audrey
      • Other members always welcome!

New Business

  • Financial
    • In September, Brady Mathis paid for the club’s website domain name (  The club voted to reimburse him for the $15 fee from our Miscellaneous Supplies fund.
    • Cathie Hook gave the club a $200 donation!  The club signed a thank-you card.
  • Senior Tray Favors
    • The club received a thank-you letter from the Kremmling Seniors for tray favors.
    • The club voted to do tray favors on a more regular basis, approximately every other month.  (If I did not remember this correctly, someone please correct me!  I can’t remember the exact wording of the motion.)
    • The total number of tray favors to be made for Kremmling and Granby is 75 (60 in Kremmling and 15 in Granby).
  • Holiday Community Service: Refreshments for Tree Lighting Ceremonies
    • The club voted to purchase refreshments (cookies and drink mixes) and necessary serving supplies for the tree lighting ceremonies in Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Kremmling.  The club will purchase 300 cookies total from Starla Rindt (150 for Granby/HSS and 150 for Kremmling).
    • Granby - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
      • Setup @ 4:30 p.m. and kickoff at 5 p.m. - approximately
      • 150 cookies from Starla Rindt
      • Each club family will donate 3 dozen cookies (leftovers will be taken to HSS two days later)
      • 1 Russian Tea mix - Susan Wall
      • 2 Hot Cocoa batches - Shelly Mathis
      • Supplies:
        • Marcy: styrofoam cups, plastic spoons, napkins
        • Tonya: trash can and large plastic trash bags
        • Shelly: leftover cookie trays from last year OR extra tubs for cookies
        • Tish: 2 tables, club banner, extension cords, water for boiling, large coffee percolator (to boil water), 2 tablecloths, Christmas trays(?)
      • Volunteer Servers:
        • Liberty?
        • Taylah & Chisum
        • Marcy & Audrey
        • Kenna (with Tim or Marcy?)
        • Tish, Foster, Flint, Sego
        • Emily, Lexi, and Eliana (?)
      • SPECIAL NOTE: Tish will send hot water and supplies, etc. along with someone IF she cannot make it to the HSS ceremony on the 19th
    • Hot Sulphur Springs - Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
      • Time - TBA (evening)
      • They need cookies, hot cocoa, Russian tea mix, and all supplies!
      • Leftover cookies from Granby brought here (Liberty will bring home to freeze; Shelly will bring)
      • Tish will verify if the club will be needed to serve.
      • Volunteer Servers (if needed):
        • Shelly, Liberty & Ben
        • Susan & Evan
        • Susan & Kenna
        • Emily, Lexi, and Eliana (?)
        • Frenches? (might be hunting?)
        • Callarman family?
    • Kremmling - Saturday, Dec. 3rd
      • Contact: Shyla Bohall.  Requested 300 cookies of various flavors.
      • 150 cookies from Starla Rindt
      • Each family will donate 2 dozen cookies.
      • Shelly needs to verify if the chamber has servers or if they are needed, as well as requested time of cookie delivery.
  • Other Community Service Ideas
    • Granby Rec Department will hold sewing classes and would appreciate financial aid.  The club voted to provide a $400 scholarship to them.  Ben will write the check and mail it.
    • The club discussed giving a financial donation to West Grand Wishes (Todd Wilson) and to Joyful Givers (Bill Housley) for Christmas gifts to children in need.  The club will vote on this at the November meeting, once we know how much money we earned this year after our fruit fundraiser.
    • Other ideas researched and discussed, but not voted on or approved:
      • Marcy reported that KMH residents are always in need of personal hygiene products.  A future idea is providing baskets of products for residents.
      • Susan Wall reported that some Cliffview residents do not have close family members.  Jeff Paxton will know better about needs as the holidays approach.  
    • KFPD: Shelly did not have a chance to discuss this with Brady, but she will.
    • Moms & club members - please continue to brainstorm about community service ideas.  Make a list to bring to the meetings or send Shelly an email or text.  The club can review ideas periodically and decide as the year progresses.
      • Tonya suggested that an idea for future consideration is to donate a tree for the Kremmling town square.  The town is looking for donations to replace the cottonwoods that have died and been removed.
  • Officer Round Robin - At each meeting (beginning in November), names of all club members (excluding Liberty, Audrey, Ben and any Cloverbuds who do not want to participate) will be drawn and paired up to learn about different club officer positions.  Get ready for some fun learning “on the job”!  :)
  • November Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Taylah
    • Devotion - Foster
    • Refreshments - Evan

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • NEXT Club Meeting - November 11th 1-3 p.m (ok time or later?) @ KCC
  • 4-H Enrollment begins this Sunday, October 16th - DUE by December 31st
    • Does anyone have any questions about this process?  Need any materials?
    • Enter your information (email & password)... select your club and projects
    • Print off form at end of process
    • Submit to Extension Office with enrollment fees.
    • Shelly will work on sending Emily Petefish and Rachel Callarman 4-H project lists and registration information, as well as info on any 4-H Open House programs being held this fall.

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Achievement Night: next Saturday!  (Oct. 22nd) in Granby - East Grand Middle School - 5:30 p.m.
    • Homesteaders bring side dishes or salads, please!  
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Nov. 7th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
    • Ben will be absent (returning from Florida that day), so having at least 2 club representatives would be great!
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Club News - October 2016

Club News
October 2016

Club Meeting

  • Friday, October 14th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 3 - 5 p.m.
    • Business Meeting Topics
      • Holiday community service
    • Meeting Volunteers
      • Prayer - Evan
      • Devotion - Liberty
      • Refreshments - Shiloh or Evan (Tonya, would you please let me know if you can’t make the meeting? Evan will make refreshments if Shiloh cannot.  Thanks!)
    • Tray Favors - ?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Recap of September 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

NOTE: Important events are in red.  The names of individuals who volunteered to do something are in blue.

Meeting Date: September 16, 2016

Old Business

  • CONGRATULATIONS to each of you for a job well done on your 4-H projects!  You successfully completed another year.  :)

  • Fruit Fundraiser Update
    • THANK YOU all for your hard work for delivering and selling peaches!  
    • 1st order of peaches and pears are paid for.  Payments for late fruit sales still have to be organized and deposited.  Earnings will not go into funds until the orchard is fully paid.
      • Please turn in any late fruit payments to Shelly ASAP.  Final apple orders and payments need to be wrapped up shortly.  
    • Audrey will write a thank-you letter to our fruit buyers and have it published in the 4-H newsletter, Sky Hi News, and Grand Gazette.

New Business

  • Tray Favor Schedule - The club decided to do tray favors more often.  Tish is going to get a number of the Granby seniors, so we can make crafts for them, as well.
  • Financial Business
    • The club voted to reimburse Brady Mathis for his fuel costs for going to Palisade to pick up the pear order.  
    • The club voted to give Sew It Seamz another $400 scholarship to be given to students needing financial assistance for tuition and sewing supplies.  We will let them know that they can contact us, if they need more money later in the year.  Shelly and Ben will mail the Bohalls a check.
  • National 4-H Week, October 2nd-8th
    • Each family in the club will bake cookies to give to local businesses and organizations who support 4-H.
      • Krempin, Wheatley, and Crandall families:
        • Please deliver your cookies to Tish @ MVCA’s play practice on September 29th.
        • 3 dozen to Courthouse
        • 3 dozen to Granby Town Hall
      • Wall
        • 1 dozen to Cliffview
        • 1 dozen to Northwest
      • Mathis
        • 1 dozen to Grand Gazette
        • 1 dozen to Extension Office
      • French
        • 1 dozen to Grand Mountain Bank
        • 1 dozen to Bank of the West
    • Cookies are to be delivered near or during National 4-H Week (Oct. 2nd-8th).
    • Kids, you can include a thank-you card from our club with the cookies, if you like.
  • Community Service
    • Many ideas were thrown out for consideration for future community service activities.
      • The club agreed to provide refreshments at the Granby, HSS, and Kremmling tree lighting ceremonies.  Tish will communicate our intentions.
      • Tish will ask Granby Rec if they also need a sewing scholarship for their sewing class attendees.
      • The club is considering adopting residents at Cliffview or KMH who need items and/or Christmas gifts.  Marcy will inquire at KMH, and Susan Wall will inquire at Cliffview.  Another idea was to purchase gifts for all Cliffview/KMH residents, i.e. a fleece blanket or something like that.
      • Shelly will talk to Brady to see if Kremmling Fire would like to have food or treats delivered on a training night.
    • Fall tray favors were made for the Kremmling seniors following the meeting.
  • New 4-H Year Begins in October!
    • Thank you to this year’s club officers and junior leaders for your GREAT work!
    • Shelly will email county homeschoolers and MVCA announcing the new 4-H year.
    • Club Members: Please submit self-nomination requests for the open offices to Shelly before the October meeting.
      • President - Liberty
      • VP - ?
      • Treasurer - Ben (final year in this position)
      • Secretary - Audrey (if she still wants the position)
      • Pledge Leader
      • Substitute Pledge Leader
      • Club Reporter
      • Photographer
      • 4-H Council Reps
        • Ben
        • ? (This could be a single person, or members could take turns.)
    • Liberty shared her idea to help the younger members learn about the different officer positions during club meetings throughout the year.  She will share how this training will be done at the October meeting.
  • October Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Evan
    • Devotion - Liberty
    • Refreshments - Shiloh (Evan is back-up, if Shiloh cannot attend.)

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • Peachfork Orchard Invitation
    • The club is invited to attend Phil’s shindig BBQ on Saturday, October 1st around 6 or 6:30 p.m.(?)  The Krempins are going to try to attend.  French family, this is your chance to see the orchard, if it works out for you.  Tish will ask Phil if our club’s order of apples will be ready for pick-up on the 2nd.
  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, October 14th, 1-3 p.m. at KCC

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Project & Fair Photos - Please email your favorite 4-H photos to Lacy for the Achievement Night’s slideshow @
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, October 3rd  @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
    • 4-H Council Office Applications - DUE at the office on Sept. 30th
    • Prepare your speech to run for office at the Oct. 3rd council meeting
    • Adults: a 4-H Council advisor position is open and needing to be filled
  • 4-H Achievement Night - Saturday, October 22nd in the evening.  More details to follow.
    • Homesteaders Food Assignment: Side dishes and salads
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!