Friday, March 13, 2015

Recap of March 2015 Meeting

Old Business
  • Field Trip to Fraser Rec

    • Leaders will pick a date in May and organize via email.  

    • Pre-registration will be required, since the Rec Center needs exact numbers.

    • Stay tuned!

  • Community Service Activities
    • Silver Spruce Apartments - Marcy will talk to Shelly Cecil and notify the club if there is still a need for help there.
  • District Retreat
    • Bailey, Audrey, Liberty, Ben & Jill are attending next weekend!
  • April’s Leadership Opportunity
    • Lead Cloverbuds Night for Caitlyn (She’ll be there to help!)
      • Date: April 29th @ 5:30-6:30 p.m.
      • Audrey, Liberty & Ben will organize the night’s lesson and events.
      • Molly, Jill, and Foster said they would come that night to help out where needed.

New Business

  • Fruit Fundraiser Kickoff
    • Everyone received their packet of paperwork.
      • PLEASE read the help sheet!
      • Start with contacting buyers from last year!
      • Copies of paperwork have been emailed to everyone.  Print more as needed!
      • Submit spreadsheets with matching money to Shelly at the library and at meetings.
    • Let’s get selling!
      • Those who can, meet at the Grand County Courthouse on Friday, Mar. 20th @ 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot directly adjacent to Highway 40.  
      • Everyone knows we’re coming.  We sold LOTS of boxes there last year.  It was a blast, so join the fun if you can!
  • Community Service - Fairgrounds Park Project
    • The council community service committee gave an update on the project after their first meeting today.
      • Sites were chosen and measured where we want to plant trees, bushes, and grass, as well as to design landscaping.  
      • Meghan and Travis were going to design the parks.
      • The committee will meet on Tuesday, March 17th to discuss budget.
      • When the plan is ready, they will present it to the County Commissioners for approval, and to ask for money.
      • Then, they will present it to the clubs for donations and volunteers for building it this spring.
      • This is one of our main projects we wanted to support with our earnings from last year’s fruit sales.  We have donated around $800 so far this year, and have $1200 remaining in our fund.
      • The club needs to be thinking about how much we want to donate!
  • Fair Book Ad
    • The club voted to purchase a fairbook ad to thank the Extension Office for all of their hard work.  It will cost $40.
  • Demonstrations begin in April!  
    • Foster, Liberty and Audrey volunteered
    • Select category (Livestock, General Natural Resources, or Family Consumer Science)
    • Click on your project name to find relating links to your e-record and project requirements
  • April’s Meeting Date was changed to Friday, April 17th.  This will give the people doing demonstrations an extra week for preparation!  (Thanks everyone, too, for giving me (Shelly) the day off, so I can take my science test. ☺)
  • Next meeting’s volunteers:
    • Prayer - Molly
    • Devotion - Ben
    • Refreshments - Shiloh

Homesteaders Club Announcements



  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, April 17th @ 1 p.m. @ KCC


  • Club Website - Keep an eye on our club website (new members, it’s a great way to explore and see what Homesteaders is all about!) ~ www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org


  • ATTENDANCE:  Minimum of 6 Meetings Required for Project Completion:
    • Check club website on the Attendance page to see where you stand!
    • Options for “6 Meetings”:
      • Club Business Meetings
      • 4-H Council Meetings
      • Project Meetings
      • Club Fundraisers
    • Let Shelly know if you have questions!  ☺




Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements



  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, April 6th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs


  • Senior Members - Scholarship applications due by March 6th to Extension Office!


  • March’s Cloverbud Night - March 18th @ Extension Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Leathercraft Activity


  • District Retreat - March 20th-22nd - Glenwood Springs, CO


  • 4-H Spring Break Camp for K-8th Grades - Tuesday, March 31st, 1-3 p.m.
    • Caitlyn needs high schoolers to volunteer to help out.  
    • Contact her if you are interested!


  • 4-H State Conference - Registration opens April 1st, closes May 10th


  • 4-H Social - Friday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. in Granby (more details to come)


  • Add/Drop Date Deadline - of 4-H projects is May 1st (At the latest!)


  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!

www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org


Hope you all enjoyed the terrarium workshop with Marcia Wyatt from Flowers by Marcia!

Your terrariums looked beautiful!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Club News - March 2015

Club News
March 2015

Club Meeting

  • Friday, March 13th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1 - 3 p.m.
    • 1 - 2 p.m. ~ Business Meeting
      • Main Agenda Points of Discussion
        • Club Field Trip Plans
        • Community Service Update from Marcy (Silver Spruce Apts)
        • District Retreat Trip Assistance for Club Members
        • Fruit Fundraiser Kickoff
        • Cloverbud Night Update
        • Fairgrounds Community Service Project
      • Volunteers for Friday’s Meeting
        • Sego will open in prayer.
        • Audrey will share a devotion.
        • Molly will bring refreshments.
    • 2 - 3 p.m. ~ Time for Learning & FUN: Build A Terrarium!
      • Time to get in the mood for spring!
      • Guest speaker: Marcia Wyatt from Flowers by Marcia
      • Each family needs to bring $5.00 toward their terrarium, plus extra money if you want to purchase terrarium decorations from Miss Marcia (each approximately $6-7).  Options will be pretty rocks, frogs, fairies, mushrooms, and birds.

Club Announcements

  • Club Website - Keep an eye on our club website (new members, it’s a great way to explore and see what Homesteaders is all about!) ~ www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org

  • For those of our new members who joined our club at the turn of the year -  6 meetings are required in order to complete your 4-H project.  Options:
  • Club Business Meetings
  • 4-H Council Meetings
  • Project Meetings
  • Club Fundraisers
  • Let Shelly know if you have questions!  ☺

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Senior Members - Scholarship applications due by March 6th to Extension Office!

  • March’s Cloverbud Night - March 18th @ Extension Hall from 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Leathercraft Activity

  • District Retreat - March 20th-22nd - Glenwood Springs, CO

  • 4-H Spring Break Camp for K-8th Grades - Tuesday, March 31st, 1-3 p.m.
    • Caitlyn needs high schoolers to volunteer to help out.  
    • Contact her if you are interested!

  • 4-H State Conference - registration opens April 1st, closes May 10th

  • 4-H Social - Friday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m. in Granby (more details to come)

  • Add/Drop Date Deadline - of 4-H projects is May 1st

  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!

www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Recap of February 13, 2015 Meeting

Old Business

  • Field Trips
    • Peachfork Orchards
      • Tish will contact the orchard before our April meeting to see the status of the blossoms and if the owners have a suggestion for a day to visit.
    • Fraser Rec Center
      • Tish will bid on the group pass for the Fraser Tubing Hill at the PRC Banquet.  If the club wins, we will go swimming and tubing.  Otherwise, Tish will research the cost of swimming and renting the tumbling room.
      • She did find out that Fridays and Saturdays from 12-4 are best.
      • Update: The club did not win the tubing pass.  Therefore, we will swim and tumble at the Fraser Rec.  Date - TBA.  Cost = $110 (Tumble Party Group of 8 kids and 2 adults for 1.5 hours) + $25 for swimming + $6 for each extra child (and maybe adults?).  Children ages 6 and under are FREE.  To be discussed at March meeting!
  • Community Service Activities
    • Silver Spruce Apartments - Marcy was absent, so we tabled this discussion.
  • District Retreat Trip Assistance from Club
    • Trip assistance checks for $25 were written and given to those attending.  Let us know if you’re going and haven’t been given your club trip assistance!
  • Fruit Fundraiser
    • Tish & Foster are testing out the new spreadsheet.  Recommended the email column be longer and the column for the 4-H member be shorter (initials only).
    • Shelly will complete everyone’s fruit paperwork and packets and bring to March’s meeting.
    • Tish will connect with the county and schedule a day for interested members to visit and sell fruit.
      • Update: The county is sending out a notice about our fruit sales in everyone’s paychecks.  Wahoo!  Way to go, Tish!  
        • Date Set to Visit & Sell Fruit @ Courthouse: Friday, March 20th @ 8:30 a.m. - meet in the parking lot adjacent to Highway 40, next to the old courthouse building (visible from the highway).  Contact Tish or Shelly with questions!


New Business

  • Leadership Opportunity
    • For those who are interested.  It’s not a required activity!
    • Leading the Cloverbud Night for Miss Caitlyn on Wednesday, April 22nd - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
    • 4-H Project Theme = Gardening
    • Volunteers for Organizing Committee: Liberty, Ben, Audrey & Foster
    • Shelly will schedule a brainstorming meeting between the committee and Caitlyn.
      • Update: Scheduled for Friday, March 6th @ 1:30 p.m.
  • Special Activity for March Meeting - Build a Terrarium with Marcia Wyatt (Flowers by Marcia)
    • The club voted to invite Mrs. Wyatt come teach a workshop on how to build a terrarium of plants at our March 13th club business meeting.  One terrarium will be ordered for each family.
    • The club voted to do a “cost share” for the workshop.
      • Each terrarium = $15
      • Club pays = $10
      • Each family pays = $5
      • All payment is DUE to Marcia at the March meeting - 3/13/15.
      • NOTE: Marci will also bring special terrarium decorations that she will offer for sale, such as frogs, mushrooms, fairies, decorative rocks, and birds.  Bring extra money if you’re interested.  Each item is around $6.
  • Next month’s volunteers…
    • Prayer - Sego
    • Devotion - Audrey
    • Refreshments - Molly



Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, March 13th @ 1 p.m. @ KCC


  • Club Website - Keep an eye on our club website (new members, it’s a great way to explore and see what Homesteaders is all about!) ~ www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org


  • New Members!
For those of our new members who joined our club at the turn of the year -  
Six meetings are required for completing your 4-H project.  Options:
  • Club Business Meetings
  • 4-H Council Meetings
  • Project Meetings
  • Club Fundraisers
  • Let Shelly know if you have questions!  ☺




Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, March 2nd @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
    • This is the final day to submit your District Retreat registration and trip assistance request!


  • District Retreat - March 20th-22nd - Glenwood Springs, CO


  • Senior Members - Scholarship applications due by March 6th to Extension Office!


  • Add/Drop Date Deadline - of 4-H projects is May 1st


  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!


www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org