Sunday, October 1, 2017

Enrollment Information

Membership Info



The Homesteaders 4-H Club is open to all without discrimination.


  • Former Members: Re-Enrollment Instructions
    • 1.  Go to http://colorado.4honline.com
    • 2.  Follow the instructions on 4H online
    • 3.  Enter your information & pick Homesteaders 4-H club
    • 4.  PRINT off your form and bring to the Extension Office with enrollment fee
    • Cost = $40 (Oct. 16 - Dec. 31) - per member, for the entire year, not per project
      • Late Fees (Jan. 1 - April 1 = $50) and (April 1 - April 14 = $55)
    • Checks payable to Grand County Extension

  • Instructions for NEW Members
    • $40 Oct. 16 - April 1st - per member, for the entire year, not per project
      • Late Fees (April 1 - April 14 = $50)
    • Checks payable to Grand County Extension  
    • Fill out paperwork and take into office WITH payment.  They will set you up in system.

  • Cloverbuds
    • Cost = $30 - per member, for the entire year, not per project
    • Checks payable to Grand County Extension
    • Fill out paperwork and take into office with payment.  They will set you up in system.

  • Parent Leaders
    • For those who want to sign up as leaders (chaperones or project leaders, etc.)
    • Have to fill out paperwork for first year - background check - no fee
    • Fill out paperwork and take into office.  They will set you up in system.

  • Literature
    • Office will order project books after submission of enrollment forms and payment.
    • If you need any books please include on your enrollment forms. We encourage families with more  than one 4-H member to try and utilize one literature book if children are taking the same project. If  you received a new livestock project manual last year and are enrolling in that same project(s) again  you will not get another book. If you have lost your book and would like a new one you’ll have to  purchase it.

  • Project List
    • Review list to pick out desired project.  Call office with questions!

  • Record Books
    • Record Books ~ a. To download record books visit http://www.colorado4h.org/project_resources/index.shtml and it  will guide you through the required forms for your project. We encourage all 4-Her’s to make the  practice of starting on their record books as soon as possible and keeping up with them  through project completion

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Recap of September 2017 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: September 8, 2017
Isaiah called the meeting to order at 1:38 p.m.  Kenna opened in prayer.  Foster read John 13:35 as a devotion.  Shiloh led the pledges.  Due to Audrey’s absence, the July minutes were tabled until the October meeting.  Due to the August bank statement having not arrived, Ben did not give a Treasurer’s report; it was tabled until the October meeting.
4-H Council Meeting Report:
  • The trip assistance passed; kids must attend 2 4-H Council meetings, plus help with council fundraising.
  • Senators need to work for trip assistance and report back to Council.
  • Achievement night will be in November.
  • Next Council Meeting - Monday, September 11th, at 6:30 p.m. in the HSS Town Hall
Old Business
  • Community Service
    • Sew It Seamz Scholarship
      • Would the Secretary (Audrey) please record in the minutes that the club voted by email in August to renew its $400 scholarship donation to Sew It Seamz?

New Business

  • Community Service
    • Apple Donations
      • Kenna moved that the club purchase 3 boxes of apples to donate to the Granby Seniors, Kremmling Seniors, and Mountain Family Center.  Foster seconded the motion; the motion passed.
    • National 4-H Week, October 1-7
      • Rhaelyn moved that the club bake and give away homemade cookies to businesses as a “Thank You” for supporting 4-H.  Foster seconded; the motion passed.
      • Please see the information at the end of this report that details the cookie delivery plan.
  • Club Officers  
    • Officer Elections -- Due to our club’s growth, officers will no longer be appointed by club leaders (treasurer excepted).  Officer elections will be held at the October 13th meeting.  Shelly will email officer applications later in September.  Those who are interested in running for office need to complete the email and return them to Shelly by Saturday, October 6th, and prepare a speech to give at the October meeting.
  • October’s Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Rhaelyn
    • Devotion - Evan
    • Refreshments - Foster
  • Ben moved to adjourn the meeting; Evan seconded the motion.  The motion passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 1:51 p.m.

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • Next Club Meeting - Friday, October 13th, 1:30 p.m. @ HSS Community Church



Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Read the County 4-H Newsletter that comes to your email and keep up to date on 4-H events!



National 4-H Week Cookie Plan

  • Kids need to bake cookies; moms can help!  :)
  • Please bake and deliver cookies sometime during the week of October 1st-7th.



Krempin:
Granby Town Hall - 3 doz.
Deliver Haddix & Wheatley cookies - coordinate with them

Haddix:
Courthouse - 3 doz.
Sheriff’s Office - 1 doz.
Get cookies to Tish before Oct. 1st

Petefish:
Road & Bridge in Granby - 1 doz.

Callarman:
Hot Sulphur Springs Library - 1 doz.
Social Services Dept. - 1 doz.

Wheatley:
County Commissioners - 3 doz.
Get cookies to Tish before Oct. 1st

Mathis:
Grand Gazette - 1 doz.
Northwest - 1 doz.
Bank of the West - 1 doz.

Wall:
Cliffview - 1 doz.
Grand Mountain Bank - 1 doz.
Fraser Murdoch’s - 1 doz.

Crandall:
Extension Office - 1 doz.
Subway - 1 doz.

French:
Silverthorne Murdoch’s - 1 doz.
Mountain Parks Electric - 3 doz. total (1 doz. For each of the 3 offices)
CPAW (Division of Wildlife) - 1 doz.










Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Club News - September 2017 Part 2

Club News
September 2017 ~ Part 2

Change is Happening!
Marcy and I have noticed how our club proceedings have grown in complexity.  This has become cumbersome for all of us.  4-H is supposed to be FUN!  Thus, Marcy and I met this week to discuss ways we can simplify.  

First of all, Marcy and I feel that our annual schedule is packed full.  We are no longer going to look for new things to do unless the club desires to replace a current activity with a new one.

Second, we want to make our meetings shorter.  (YAY, shouted all the kids!)

These are the new business meeting procedures to keep us on track:

  1. Business will be conducted in 30 minutes or less.
  2. All agenda items must be submitted to Shelly or Marcy a week before the club meeting.  This gives us time to research, organize, and prepare the agenda -- rather than trying to do that during a meeting, which takes up a lot of time.
  3. All items on the agenda will be fully prepared for the members to vote upon (thus, the business meeting is about the club making decisions).
  4. The moms will meet after the meetings to hash out the “nitty gritty” (and boring!) details, while the kids enjoy snacks, games, tray favors, and fun.  
  5. Announcements will no longer be read by the president.  We can do that on our own!
  6. Announcements from the 4-H Council Newsletter will no longer be included unless we feel it is something critical.  Please read the newsletter on your own to stay informed.

We believe these are good steps toward making things fun and enjoyable for all.  We’ll continue to make changes as needs arise.  Thank you for your willingness to adapt and change with us.

See you Friday!

www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org

Monday, September 4, 2017

Club News - September 2017

Club News
September 2017

Club Meeting
  • Friday, September 8th @ 1:30 p.m. @ Kremmling Community Church
    • Meeting Volunteers
        • Prayer - Kenna
        • Devotion - Foster
        • Refreshments - Rhaelyn
  • Please bring any refused or leftover refund cash for the “seconds” peaches.


www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org

Club Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

Dates and Locations
September 8, 2017 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

October 13, 2017 ~ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

November 10, 2017 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

December ~ No Business Meeting ~ Tubing Party & Potluck Lunch ~ Date TBA

January 12, 2018 ~ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

February 9, 2018 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

March 9, 2018 ~ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

April 13, 2018 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

May 11, 2018 ~ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

June 8, 2018 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

July 13, 2018 ~ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.

August ~ No Business Meeting

September 14, 2018 ~ Kremmling Community Church ~ 1:30 p.m.




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Recap of July 2017 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: July 14, 2017
Old Business
  • Projects & Record Books -
    • Make sure you are registered for Exhibit Day and/or Fair.
    • Need Help?  Click here for step-by-step guidance - 4-H Record-Keeping
      • Please contact the Extension Office to verify you have everything necessary for Exhibit Day interviews.

New Business

  • Community Service
    • The club voted to purchase three boxes of peaches to donate:
      • 1 - Granby Seniors
      • 1 - Kremmling Seniors & Silver Spruce
      • 1 - Mountain Family Center
      • The club also voted to donate $100 to the Mountain Family Center for their Backpack/School Supply Program that helps hundreds of children in Grand County be ready for school.
  • Club Chartering Process for the IRS
    • Budget - The club approved moving two percentage points from the Miscellaneous Fund to the Community Service Fund for the following 4-H year.  The new budget will be as follows:
      • Scholarships - 42%
      • Community Service - 35%
      • Club Activities & Trip Assistance - 20%
      • Miscellaneous -3%
    • Plan of Action - The club approved the following Plan of Action for the upcoming 4-H year and added a possible trip to the Stock Show in January.
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  • Thank-You Card - The club members and parents signed a thank-you card to the Grand Gazette for their generosity in giving us another year of free advertising.
  • Audrey read a thank-you card to us from the Granby seniors for the Independence Day tray favors.
  • September’s Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Kenna
    • Devotion - Foster
    • Refreshments - Rhaelyn

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • T-Shirt Money is DUE
    • French - $32 (4 polos)
    • Petefish - $16 (1 polo + Josh’s shirt) --- PAID on July 14th
    • Haddix - $4 (Alex’s shirt) --- PAID on July 14th
  • NO Club Meeting in August!  
    • Peach Delivery Plan
      • Tish will talk with Phil for the date and time to meet him in Hot Sulphur Springs
      • Marcy will sort spreadsheets according to town and family
      • Shelly will print thank-you slips to be taped onto boxes
      • Questions?  Issues?
    • Parents & Members: Please spend time reviewing the 4-H year and observing adults at fair who are 4-H supporters.  You will be nominating adults to receive the four adult 4-H awards: Leader of the Year, Friend of 4-H, Parents of the Year, ABCD Award


Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Exhibit Day & Fair - Has everyone registered? Instructions are in the council newsletter.
    • If you can’t make Exhibit Day, please call to reschedule your interview.
  • Project Completions - If you can’t make Exhibit Day, call to reschedule.
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  • Projects & Record Books - Do you know what is required to bring to Exhibit Day & Fair?
    • Go to www.ColoradoHomesteaders.org and click on the link titled “Record Book Help” in the right pane under the CLUB INFO heading to find step-by-step instructions.
    • Display boards and folders for record books can be purchased at the Extension Office.
  • Fairgrounds Clean-up for Fair (Community Service) - July 26, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Please RSVP!
    • Bring hats, gloves, rakes, shovels, water, sunscreen, bug repellent, paint brushes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or even ruined!
    • 4-H Council Meeting Also -- Ben cannot make this one, so please come to represent our club, especially if voting on the proposed changes to council trip assistance requirements!
    • Free BBQ to follow!  
  • Read the County 4-H Newsletter - and keep up to date on all things 4-H related!


Today’s Demonstrations

  • Evan (Evan will do his demonstration at Shooting Sports…)
  • Audrey
  • Liberty
  • Ben
  • Rhaelyn