Monday, February 16, 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

Monday, February 9, 2015

Club News - February 2015

Club News
February 2015


Important Note for Friday!
We are meeting an hour earlier in order to finish up by 2-ish, so those attending the PRC Banquet can have plenty of time to prepare.  Please note the adjusted beginning time below!

Club Meeting

  • Friday, February 13th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 12 - 2 p.m.
    • 12 - 1 p.m. ~ Community Service - Valentine tray favors for the Kremmling seniors
      • Tish asks that you please bring whatever pink, red, and purple markers that you have for the art project you will be making.  Thanks!
    • 1 - 2 p.m. ~ Business Meeting
      • Main Agenda Points of Discussion
        • Club Field Trip Plans
        • Community Service Update
        • District Retreat Trip Assistance for Club Members
        • Fruit Fundraiser
        • Cloverbud Night
        • Build a Terrarium at our March Club Meeting
      • Volunteers for Friday’s Meeting
        • Molly will open in prayer.
        • Bailey will share a devotion.
        • Kenna will bring treats.

Club Announcements

New Members!
For those of our new members who joined our club at the turn of the year -  
One of the requirements for completing your 4-H project is to attend a minimum of six meetings.  We have already had 4 meetings, and only 6 are left before Exhibit Day (including the meeting this week).  Please try to attend, if you can!  If you cannot make it, you can schedule to attend other club events, as well as 4-H council meetings.  Please let me know if you have questions. ☺

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

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Mar. 2nd @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • District Retreat - March 20th-22nd - Glenwood Springs, CO
    • This is the final day to submit your District Retreat registration and trip assistance request!
  • Senior Members - Scholarship applications due by March 6th to Extension Office!
  • Add/Drop Date Deadline - of 4-H projects is May 1st


Friday, January 23, 2015

Minutes for January 2015 Meeting

By Audrey Wheatley, Secreatrey

The monthly meeting for the Homesteaders 4-H club was held  Friday, January 9, 2015.

President Liberty Mathis called the meeting to order at 1:22 p.m. Jill Wilkinson led the prayer in absence of Molly Scruggs. Foster Krempin led the pledges. Audrey Wheatley did the roll call and members answered with their favorite movie. Eight  members and 4 parents were present. Audrey read the minutes. Jill motioned to accept the minutes. Foster seconded it; the motion passed. Ben Mathis read the treasurer's report. We have $1,100 in the scholarship fund and $2,372.31 in the checking account. Foster motioned to accept the treasurer’s report. Kenna Wall seconded it; the motion passed.                                   

Old Business:
December’s community service activities were a success. Marcy Monnahan will follow up with Shelly Cecil about Silver Spruce community service needs.

New Business:
Tish Linke-Krempin will be providing February tray favors. Ben moved that we give $300 to the Middle Park 4-H Council. Foster seconded it; the motion passed. Tish will ask about a field trip in May at the Peachfork Orchards. Jill made a motion that we sell apples and pears in addition to peaches. Kenna seconded it; the motion passed.

Jill made a motion to go to the Fraser Rec Center for a recreational trip and our budget it $250. Audrey seconded it; the motion passed. Tish will ask about rates and areas that we will have access to. Ben made a motion that the club lead a Cloverbud night for Caitlyn Taussig in April. This will be about an hour rather than our longer camps we usually do. Jill seconded it; the motion passed.

District Retreat is March 20th-22nd at Glenwood Springs. The office needs to know numbers of attendees ASAP, but registration payment is due by March 2nd. Registration forms are available at the office. The club will give $25 to each member who would like to attend from ages 10-18. The 4-H council will pay for half of the registration for those who participated in two or more Council fundraisers. Contact the office for trip assistance request forms. They are due at February  2nd’s 4-H Council meeting.

Next Meeting will be February 13th at Kremmling community Church. We will do tray favors at noon and the meeting will follow.

Molly will be doing the prayer, Bailey Monnahan is doing devotion, and Kenna will be providing refreshments. The meeting was adjourned at 2:25. Ben moved that we adjourn the meeting. Foster seconded it; the motion passed.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Recap of January 2015 Meeting

Homesteaders’ January 9, 2015 Meeting

Old Business

  • Community Service @ Silver Spruce Apartments
    • Marcy will talk to Shelly Cecil and plan a time when a few members from the club will help her clean out her storage room.  
    • She will also inquire if any residents need cleaning assistance.

New Business

  • February Meeting - We will meet early on February 13th, in order to allow PRC Banquet people to leave early.
    • Tray Favors & Game at 12 p.m.
    • Business Meeting at 1 p.m.
    • Delivery of Tray Favors after meeting

  • February Tray Favors - Tish and Marcy will be bringing Valentine’s Day favors.


  • Club Donation to Middle Park 4-H Council - The club voted to donate $300.  Ben will write the check and submit to the office.


  • 2015 Club Fundraiser - The club voted to sell apples and pears, in addition to peaches.  All will be sold simultaneously, so money has to be collected once.  There will be two delivery outings altogether, with the apples and pears coming at a later delivery time.  
    • Tish will get prices of apples and pears and give to Shelly, so she can update the price sheets by the end of January, when she will email them to Tish before the Stock Growers meeting.
    • Forms will be emailed by (or handed out at) the February meeting.


  • Field Trip Ideas
    • Peachfork Orchards - The club wants to visit the orchard in late April or early May.  Tish will inquire if this is a good time.
    • Club Recreational Trip
      • The club voted to go swimming at the Fraser Rec Center and set a budget cap of $250.
      • Tish will inquire regarding group rates for county residents and good days to go.  Stay tuned!


  • Cloverbud Night in April - The club voted to run a Cloverbud Night in April for Caitlyn as a leadership experience.  Shelly will contact Caitlyn to begin the process.


  • District Retreat - March 20th-22nd - Glenwood Springs, CO
    • Office needs to know numbers of attendees ASAP, but registration payment due by Mar. 2nd.
    • Forms available at office.
    • The club will give $25 to each member who would like to attend (ages 10-18).
    • 4-H Council will pay for half of those who participated in more than two Council fundraisers.  Contact office for trip assistance request form.  Due at Feb. 2nd’s 4-H Council meeting.


  • Who wants to do next month’s…
    • Prayer - Molly
    • Devotion - Bailey
    • Refreshments - Kenna


NOTE: T-shirts were handed out at this meeting.  Please let us know if you did not get yours! :)


Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • National Western Stock Show Trip - Friday, January 16, 2015 - ETD 8 a.m.
    • Attendees from our club:
      • Jill Wilkinson
      • Foster Krempin
      • Liberty & Ben Mathis
      • Molly Scruggs
      • Jerry, Tonya, Shiloh, Taylah, and Chisum French
  • NEXT Club Meeting - February 13th @ 12 p.m.




Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Feb. 2nd @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Cloverbud Night - Wednesday, Jan. 21st @ 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Project Books - Watch your email for when Miss Caroline will announce it’s time to pick up project books.
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!