Friday, February 17, 2017

Recap of February 2017 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: February 10, 2017

Officer Round Robin

Many thanks and congratulations to the members who learned how to be officers in this meeting: Foster - President; Ethan - Secretary; and Shiloh - Treasurer.  You did a super job!
Ben’s 4-H Council Meeting Report: Ben reported that the council is working hard to figure out how to encourage each club to send the right number of representatives to council meetings.  This is very important in order for council to meet quorum and get things done for all 4-H’ers in the county.  Ben said that our club qualifies to have two representatives at each meeting to vote, although more are welcome in order to be involved and to cover in case one of our representatives is not able to attend.  The council is considering making two council meetings a requirement to receive trip assistance.  The next council meeting is March 6th.   :)

Old Business

  • District Retreat
    • Audrey, Ben, Foster, Shiloh, and Taylah are attending District Retreat.  Ben will write a check to pay the club’s trip assistance (amounting to $50 for each member - a total of $250).  Completed and turned in on Monday, February 13th.
  • New Club T-Shirts
    • Isaiah shared various design and color ideas for new club T-shirts.  Members made tally marks to vote on the style they liked.  They chose white ink on green shirts.
    • Isaiah will continue researching color options and price comparisons between the three local T-shirt shops and get back with us at the March meeting.
  • Community Service Projects
    • Tree Donation for Kremmling Town Square
      • Tish called Cold Springs: John told her that a five-gallon tree would be $45-48 a seven-gallon would be $75-100. The five and seven-gallon buckets are really the biggest size that our club members could handle planting without equipment. The trunk size on those is around an inch, give or take.
      • Town’s Response: Shelly spoke with Kremmling’s town manager (Mark Campbell) today.  He understood that Emmylou would be providing all 3 trees needed in the town square, however the Doc Ceriani Park could use some.  They planted trees there last year that were 1-2 feet tall; deer killed them.  The town botanist recommends trees 5-6-feet tall - firs, aspens, or cottonless cottonwoods.  Shelly called Cold Springs: firs (if they get them) - $95-100; cottonwoods at 3-½-feet around $45 (bigger, a little more expensive); aspens - $45-75 (recommended).  Cold Springs will get trees in around June; Mark said that the Town would provide equipment/help with planting.  The club is still deliberating on their decision.
      • Next Action: The club agreed that our first priority for trees has been at the fairground park built last summer.  Ben will contact Travis to see if more trees are needed there before we commit to giving money for trees in the town parks.  We’ll continue this discussion at the March meeting.
    • Kremmling Fire Protection District
      • We’re providing lunch for their recruit academy - Saturday, Feb, 25th at noon.
      • Moms will organize food and other details via email.

New Business

  • 4-H Projects
    • Everyone has received their project books from the Extension Office.  It’s a good time to get started on projects!  Contact Shelly or the Extension Office if you need help.
  • Ethan read a card from Lacy where she apologized for forgetting to award our club with a 100% completion award for last year.  She gave us a $25 gift certificate for ice cream at Jilly’s.  The club is considering getting ice cream after April’s meeting or when we do the weeding at Cliffview.
  • Spring Activities
    • March Club Meeting - If Lacy does not go into labor early, she will be giving us a presentation on how to give a 4-H demonstration.
    • When should we sell fruit at the government buildings in HSS?
      • Tuesday, February 28th - The courthouse asked our club to be available to sell fruit at the BOCC meeting on this date.  Tish and her kids will go.  Please contact her if you can go help, as well.
      • Wednesday, March 29th
    • The club is interested in weeding the grounds at Cliffview this spring if they need it.  Shelly will contact Jeff to see if and when that might be needed.
  • March’s Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Taylah
    • Devotion - Evan
    • Refreshments - Foster

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • Next Club Meeting - Friday, March 10th at HSS Community Church from 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, March 6th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
    • We need to have 2-3 representatives from our club to attend!!
  • District Retreat - March 24th-26th in Glenwood Springs for ages 10 and up
    • Registration is DUE February 28th!
  • Read the County 4-H Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Club News - February 2017

Club News
February 2017

Club Meeting

  • Friday, February 10th, at the Kremmling Community Church @ 3:30 p.m.
    • Valentine’s Day Tray Favors (3:30-4:30)
    • Business Meeting (4:30-5:30)
      • District Retreat
        • Lacy emailed the registration information this week.
        • We need to know who is attending District Retreat at this meeting.  On Friday, Ben will be writing a single check to give to the office for our club’s portion of trip assistance for our attending members.  Please decide if you are attending and let us know at the meeting.  Remember, the club will be paying $50 for each of you attending.  Be sure to subtract that amount from what you are paying.  Thanks!
      • Club T-Shirts
        • Update on research project of new design, shirts, etc.
      • Community Service: KFPD Lunch
      • Please email Shelly if you have items for the agenda.
    • Meeting Volunteers
      • Prayer - Foster
      • Devotion - Ethan
      • Refreshments - Chisum



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Monday, January 23, 2017

Recap of January 2017 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: January 13, 2017

Officer Round Robin

Many thanks and congratulations to the members who learned how to be officers in this meeting: Zachariah - President; Taylah- Secretary; Isaiah - Treasurer; and Jonathan - Pledge Leader.  You did a super job!

Old Business

  • Community Service Projects
    • Holiday Community Service
      • Thank you to everyone for helping out with the holiday community service activities!  
      • Changes for next year: Shelly will make a reminder for the club to figure out how to ensure we have hot water for Granby’s refreshments (the water has been lukewarm for the past two years).  Tonya and Tish have ideas to discuss for next fall.
      • We received thank-you cards from Moffat Railroad Museum, Granby Rec, and Grand Angels for our donations.
    • Kremmling Fire Protection District
      • The club voted to provide a lunch to the Kremmling Fire Protection District for a Saturday recruit academy training on February 18th or 25th.  
      • The entire club will not be needed to serve.  
      • Families who are not attending to serve will figure out how to get their food to Kremmling (what is delivered early will be frozen… depending on what type of meal we serve).  More info to come!
      • Shelly will meet with Brady to select a date and ask what type of food is desired.  We will organize the menu via email and/or at the February meeting.
    • Tree Donation for Kremmling Town Square
      • Tonya shared that the Girls Scout troop is going to purchase a cottonless cottonwood tree from Neils Lunsford for $350.  They will plant it in Kremmling’s town square as a community service project.
      • Tonya is going to inquire as to the size of the tree in comparison for the cost, as well as to determine what kind of equipment would be needed to plant that large of a tree.
      • Shelly will contact the Town of Kremmling and Cold Springs to determine what size is required for the town and to compare prices at a nursery other than Lunsford.

New Business

  • Club T-Shirts
    • The club decided to design and order new T-shirts for the club.  Many have outgrown their old shirts, new members need shirts, and we want to give T-shirts to Phil and Susan of PeachFork Orchards.  
    • Marcy will locate her T-shirt research from the past and forward to Rachel.
    • Rachel and Isaiah will research T-shirt options: colors, design, prices, and design businesses from which to order.  They will report their findings at the February meeting (at least, what information they have gathered by that time).
  • Community Service
    • February Tray Favors
      • Taylah will select our Valentine’s Day tray favors for our February meeting, and Shiloh will select our Easter/Spring tray favors for the April meeting.
      • Both girls will email the URL links to Marcy, so she can order them.
      • 75 are needed for each theme.
  • Fruit Fundraiser
    • Shelly will prepare this year’s fruit fundraiser paperwork to give to Tish and her kids by February.  No changes were suggested.
  • February’s Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Foster
    • Devotion - Ethan
    • Refreshments - Chisum

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • NOTE: Club moms decided to alternate having our business meetings in Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs.  We are changing our meeting time to 1:30 p.m. as a result.  Please note next month’s meeting location and time below.
  • Next Club Meeting - Friday, February 10th at Kremmling Community Church from 1:30-3:30 p.m.


Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Cloverbud Night - January 26th, 6 p.m. @ Extension Hall, Kremmling
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, February 6th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • District Retreat - March 24th-26th in Glenwood Springs for ages 10 and up
    • Watch for information on registration.  Due date will be around the beginning of March.
    • Each club member attending will receive $50 in trip assistance from the club.
    • Members who completed fundraising events for 4-H Council (3 hours concessions + 5 truck raffle ticket sales OR 4 hours of concessions) can apply for 4-H Council trip assistance.  Forms are available at the office or via email.  Completed forms must be submitted to the Extension Office before the February 6th or March 6th council meetings, so the council can vote and approve them.
  • Read the County 4-H Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Club News - January 2017

Club News
January 2017

Club Meeting

  • Friday, January 13th, at the Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church @ 1:30 p.m.
    • Business Meeting Topics
      • Community Service
      • Club T-Shirts
      • Etc.
      • Please email Shelly if you have items for the agenda.
    • Meeting Volunteers
      • Prayer - Foster
      • Devotion - Liberty
      • Refreshments - Kenna



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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Club News - December 2016

Club News
December 2016

Our Tubing Party is a GO!

  • Let’s meet this Friday, December 16th at 11 a.m., at the Historic Fraser Tubing Hill!
    • The tubing hill needs an estimated ticket count, so please contact me to let me know whether or not you are coming!
    • Important: Please bring a school ID or your homeschool letter of intent to present, in order to receive local student pricing.  And bring your snow clothes! ☺
    • Directions:
      • Take Highway 40 to Fraser and turn right at the light on CR 72 (directly after the Azteca Mexican restaurant on the right)
      • Follow the road underneath the railroad bridge.  
      • The road forks, but do NOT turn right onto Fraser Valley Parkway.  That goes to the WRONG tubing hill!
      • Keep to the left at the fork and go straight up the hill.
      • Follow the road to the parking lot.  Look for a building with orange trim.
  • Lunch at Krempin’s Ranch (directly following tubing)
    • Tish is making soup. Please bring a side dish or dessert!
  • Tray Favors after Lunch
    • Marcy, will you please bring our supplies December tray favors?  Thanks!

Thank you all for your hard work to make our recent Community Service projects a success.  You’re wonderful!

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