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!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Club News - January 2015

Club News
January 2015

Club Meeting

  • Friday, January 9th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1 - 3 p.m.
    • Business Meeting
      • Main Agenda Points of Discussion
        • Community Service Update
        • Club Field Trip Ideas
        • February Meeting - schedule and tray favors
        • Cloverbud Camp or Cloverbud Night
    • Volunteers
      • Molly will open in prayer.
      • Abbie will share a devotional.
      • The leftover Christmas cookies from Granby’s tree lighting ceremony will be served for refreshments.  (Don’t worry - they were frozen immediately, so they are not stale!)  :)

Club Announcements

  • National Western Stock Show Trip - Friday, January 16, 2015
    • Attendees from our club:
      • Susan & Kenna Wall
      • Liberty & Ben Mathis
      • Molly Scruggs
      • Jerry, Tonya, Shiloh, Taylah, and Chisum French

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Jan. 5th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Club News - December 2014

Club News
December 2014

Just A Reminder: No club meeting tomorrow!

  • Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  
  • I appreciate each and every one of you!

Community Service Updates

Granby Tree Lighting Ceremony - November 20th

Thanks to Tish, Foster, Flint, Sego, Marcy, Audrey, Liberty and Ben for serving cookies at hot chocolate at this event.

Family Dollar Gift Certificate for Theresa Vague - November 20th

Shelly purchased a $25 gift certificate for Theresa at the Family Dollar and put it into a Christmas card.  She gave it to Susan to pass on to Theresa.

Gift Certificates for Foster Families - December 3rd

I purchased and delivered four Middle Park Meat gift certificates to Social Services to be given to the two families with foster children, as well as the two at-risk families.  I included Christmas blessings from our club and my number, if they would like to request home delivery.

Kremmling’s Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 6th

Thanks to Susan, Kenna, Nicole, Abbie, Marcy, and Audrey for baking cookies for this event.

Hot Sulphur Springs Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 13th

Thanks to Marcy for ordering a meat and cheese tray and buying crackers for this event.  Thanks to Tish and Jill for baking cookies.  Thanks to Jill who will deliver all of the goodies to HSS on Saturday.

Thank you, everyone, for your part in blessing our communities!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Homesteaders Community Service Activities 2014-2015


You can use this list to help you complete your record book.  You will note which Community Service activities you personally participated in and how many hours you worked or volunteered.  I will simply list the activities.

Please let me know if you have any questions or additions!


November 2014
  • November 14, 2014 ~ Holiday Bear Tray Favors for Kremmling Seniors at Cliffview Assisted Living Center, Kremmling Memorial Hospital, and the Silver Spruce Apartments

Recap of November 14, 2014 Meeting

Homesteaders, we planned a lot at today’s meeting.

Thank you for your patience, generosity, and participation.  
Please review the family color-coded commitments, and let me know if I missed anything!

Old Business:

  • Community Service
    • The club will be providing various goodies for three Grand County communities and their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies - Granby, Kremmling, and Hot Sulphur Springs.
      • Granby - Thursday, November 20th - 5-6:30 p.m.
        • Club will buy 100 Christmas sugar cookies from Starla’s Kitchen for $50.
        • The Linke-Krempin, Monnahan-Wheatley, and Mathis families will be serving cookies and hot chocolate for the event.
          • Mathis - 2 dozen cookies, homemade hot chocolate mix, and cookies from Starla, club donation jar
          • Monnahan-Wheatley - hot beverage cups and spoons
          • Linke-Krempins - large coffee pot for hot water, cords, table(?)

      • Kremmling - Saturday, December 6th - 4-6 p.m.
        • No servers are needed for this event.
        • Club will buy 100 Christmas sugar cookies from Starla’s Kitchen for $50.
        • Bakers of donated homemade cookies:
          • Nicole & Abbie = 4 dozen cookies
          • Marcy & Audrey = 2 dozen cookies
          • Susan & Kenna = 2 dozen cookies
        • Cookies need to be delivered to Kremmling Chamber between 3 and 3:30 p.m.  If you cannot make it to the Chamber at that time, please deliver your cookies to the Kremmling Library on Saturday before 3 p.m., and Susan will pick up the cookies and deliver them to the chamber.

      • Hot Sulphur Springs - Saturday, December 13th - 4-6:30 p.m.
        • No servers are needed for this event.
        • Club will order a meat and cheese and/or cheese and cracker tray for 30-40 people.
          • Marcy will research prices at Middle Park Meat and the Kremmling Mercantile and decide with Shelly on which one to buy.  They will order the tray.
          • Budget = less than $100
        • Bakers of donated homemade cookies:
          • Tish = 2 dozen cookies
          • Jill = 2 dozen cookies
          • Jill & Tish will coordinate getting Tish’s cookies to Jill for delivery.
        • Delivery to HSS on Dec. 13th - Jill will pick up the meat tray and Tish’s cookies and deliver all (along with her cookies) to HSS.  Please contact Tish for delivery location (531-5465).

    • Grand County Foster Families
      • The club will purchase four $50 gift certificates from Middle Park Meat to give to the two families with foster children and the two at-risk families.
      • Shelly & Ben will purchase the gift certificates and include a note that meat orders can be made over the phone and deliveries can be made to the east end of Grand County, if needed.  Shelly’s contact info will be included.
      • Shelly will contact Tonya to see where to send the gift certificates.

    • KMH Long-Term Residents
      • The club will give a $25 Family Dollar gift card to Theresa Vague of KMH to purchase personal hygiene products for the residents there.
      • Shelly & Ben will buy the gift card, make out a card, and give it to Susan who will pass it on to Theresa.

  • Club T-Shirts - ordered and soon to be finished!

  • Thank you, Audrey, for publishing the club’s thank-you letter to supporters in the 4-H Newsletter!

New Business:

  • Kremmling 4-H Open House on November 6th - the Mathis family attended to represent our club
  • Update Club Checking Account Signature Card
    • The club voted to update the signature card for club’s account by removing JoAnna Aprill, since she is no longer a club leader.  Shelly will contact the bank.
  • 4-H Day @ Stock Show - Friday, January 16th
    • The club voted to pay for half of all club member and leaders attending the Stock Show.
    • Please email Shelly by December 1st, if you want to purchase tickets.  
    • Payment is due on January 16th.
  • The December’s club meeting has been cancelled due to our busy council and personal schedules.  Enjoy the holiday season!
  • Volunteers for the January 9th meeting…
    • Prayer - Molly
    • Devotion - Abbie
    • Refreshments - Kenna

November Community Service ~ The club made holiday bear tray favors for the seniors after the meeting.

Homesteaders Club Announcements

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Dec. 1st @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs (rides available)
  • 4-H Trip to the Stock Show - Friday, January 16th
  • 4-H Council Tree Festival Fundraiser - Friday, December 5th in Fraser, 4-8 p.m.
  • 4-H Sugar Chalet Workshop - Friday, December 12th @ 2-4 p.m.