Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Recap of April 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: April 15, 2016

Old Business

  • Fruit Sales - The club decided to wait until the May meeting to discuss about giving the club members’ families a discount for boxes of fruit they purchase.

New Business

  • Middle Park Fair Ad
    • The club approved purchasing a $45 ⅛-page ad to thank the office staff and support the fair.  This year’s book will be in black and white, so Shelly redesigned the ad accordingly:
2016_Fair_Book_Ad.png
    • Additionally, the club voted to be a Friend sponsor of the Middle Park Fair by donated $100.  At this level, the club’s banner will be displayed all week long.  

  • May’s Spring Tray Favors
    • The club tabled discussing May’s spring-themed tray favors, since Tish and Marcy were both gone.  (Ladies, please discuss the plan with one another, and let me know if May is okay with you.)

  • Field Trip to the Orchard
    • The club talked about tentatively planning a field trip to Phil’s orchard on Wednesday, June 1st.
    • Tish, will you please check with him to see if that is a good plan?  

  • 4-H Projects
    • DROP date = Sunday, May 1st.  If you cannot finish your project, drop your project by Friday, April 29th!  Contact the office!

  • Demonstrations
    • May: Foster, Jill, Audrey
    • June: Kenna, Evan, Shiloh, Taylah
    • July: Ben, Liberty, David
    • Cloverbuds: Do Sego, Flint, or Chisum want to practice giving a demonstration?  They can, but they don’t have to.  :)

  • Volunteers for May’s meeting:
    • Prayer - Jill
    • Devotion - Audrey
    • Refreshments - Krempins and Mathis (dessert and ice cream)




Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • Outdoor Adventure Day Committee Meeting - Friday, April 22nd at 1:30 p.m. @ Big Shooters
  • Keep working on your projects.  Remember to start your record book as soon as possible!
  • Shooting Sports: Watch your email for news.  Sharpshooters will be kicking off soon!
  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, May 13, 2016 from 1-3 p.m. @ KCC



Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Cloverbud Night: April 21st - 6:30-7:30 @ West Grand High School Greenhouse (behind the school).  Learn about gardening with Miss EmmyLou!
  • ATTENTION Dog and Horse Project Members:
    • The Animal Form for Dog and Horse ID’s is DUE May 1st.  See newsletter for more information.
  • DROP Project Deadline: April 29th (before May 1st)
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, May 2nd @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!


Monday, April 11, 2016

Club News - April 2016 Part 2

Club News
April 2016 Part 2

Club Meeting

  • Friday, April 15th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1 - ? p.m.
    • Business Meeting
      • Volunteers
        • Ben - prayer
        • Liberty - devotion
        • Evan - refreshments
    • Community Service: Gardening at Cliffview Assisted Living Center
      • Directly following our business meeting, we will prepare Cliffview’s gardens and flower pots for later planting.
      • Bring: work clothes, jackets (if need be), gloves, hats, water, and small gardening tools (if you have them).
      • Members are also welcome to go inside and visit.  Pets are welcome, if they are calm and people-friendly.

Special Announcements:

Required Orientation Meeting for NEW 4-Her’s and their parents!
  • This Wednesday, April 13th, at 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
  • Contact the office if you absolutely cannot make it: 724-3436
  • As far as I know, Evan is the only first-time member to 4-H...

Project Books
  • I will bring these project books with me to the meeting:
    • Shiloh and Taylah - five books
    • Foster - Goat

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Club News - April 2016 Part 1

Club News
April 2016 Part 1

Special Announcements:


4-H Council Meeting - This Monday, April 4th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Council needs two additional voices from our club!  If you’re available, please contact the Extension Hall to ask for a ride.  You can email Travis at travis.hoesli@colostate.edu or call the office at 724-3436.  (You can leave a message if you call Sunday night.)  
  • If you go to the meeting, you will get to meet Lacy - our new 4-H Coordinator!

Middle Park Fairbook Ad
  • Carol Culbreath contacted me to see if our club wants to purchase another fairbook ad.  Unfortunately, it is due the day of our club meeting on the 15th.  I need to send it to her before that day.  Please email me your vote of Yes or No to whether the club should purchase an ad for $40.  Our ad thanks the efforts of the Extension Office staff.

Project Books
  • Lacy gave me project books for the following club members:
    • Audrey - Simply Sewing Clothing 2
    • Shiloh and Taylah - five books
    • David - Shotgun
    • Foster - Goat
  • I will bring these to the library on Monday, April 4th.  Stop by and pick them up, if you like.  Let me know if you want me to bring them to the April 15th club meeting.  

Community Service Activity at Cliffview Assisted Living Center
  • Jeff loved your idea to clean out Cliffview’s gardens and flower pots!
  • We will do this on Friday, April 15th, directly following our business meeting.
  • Come prepared with work clothes, gloves, hats, water, and small gardening tools (if you have them).
  • Members are also welcome to go inside and visit.  Pets are welcome, if they are calm and people-friendly.

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Minutes for March 2016 Meeting

By Audrey Wheatley, Secretary
The monthly meeting for the Homesteaders 4-H club was held Friday, March 11, 2016.
President Liberty Mathis called the meeting to order at 1:08 p.m. Evan Crandall led the prayer. Jill Wilkinson read a devotion from Isaiah. Foster Krempin led the pledges. Audrey Wheatley did the roll call. Members were to respond with what imaginary land from a book they would like to visit. There were 12 members and 5 parents/leaders present. Audrey read the minutes for February. Foster moved to accept the minutes. Kenna Wall seconded it; the motion passed. Ben Mathis read the treasurer’s report. We have $5,477.23. Taylah French moved to accept the treasurer’s report. Kenna  seconded it; the motion passed.

Old Business:
The club reviewed Joel’s design for the club’s new banner. The club approved of the design and the cost will be $106. 
The club is selling fruit at the courthouse on March 30th at 8:30 a.m. We will meet at the front parking lot adjacent to Highway 40.
The club ordered 150 cookies from Starla. Shelly will deliver them to the Chamber on Friday, March 25th per Shyla’s request.

New Business:
The club’s community service for April will be at Cliffview at the next meeting. You can either help clean the flower beds or play games and visit with the seniors inside.
The cloverbud activity committee will start planning the outdoor adventure day in April. It will be held either at Teepee Creek or Rock Creek.
Liberty gave the 4-H council update. They need more members to attend in order to have a quorum and vote on items.  Otherwise, the council cannot vote on anything and accomplish anything.

For the next meeting
  • Ben - Prayer
  • Liberty- Devotion
  • Evan - Refreshments

Ben adjourned the meeting  at 1:40 p.m. Jill seconded it; the motion passed.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Recap of March 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: March 11, 2016

Old Business

  • Club Banner: The club approved Joel Lunsford’s design.  Ben will mail him a check.  The final cost came in at $106.00

  • Sell Fruit @ Courthouse Complex - Wednesday, March 30th at 8:30 a.m.
    • Wall, Wheatley-Monnahan, Krempin, and Mathis: we’ll meet in the front parking lot adjacent to Highway 40.
  • Fundraiser Advertising:
    • Shelly posted the fruit flyer in the Gazette.  
    • Shiloh will work on an article to be published in the Gazette sometime in April.
  • Community Service: Easter Cookies for Kremmling Chamber’s Egg Hunt
    • The club ordered 150 cookies from Starla; she will deliver cookies to Shelly by the 22nd of March.  Shelly will deliver them to Chamber on Friday, March 25th, per Shyla’s request.

New Business


  • April’s Community Service at Cliffview
    • Shelly contacted Jeff with our idea, but Jeff wanted time to think about it.
    • The club discussed other ideas, such as cleaning out the flower and vegetable gardens - as well as having some pets visit with us.  
    • Shelly will contact Jeff with the updated idea and see if something can be arranged for some time in April.

  • Cloverbud Activity Committee: Outdoor Adventure Day
    • Committee Members: Liberty, Ben, Audrey, Shiloh, and Taylah
    • The committee wants an initial face-to-face meeting in April.  Then they will continue planning via Google Hangouts.
    • Shelly will work on coordinated a date via email.

  • Volunteers for April’s Meeting
    • Prayer - Ben
    • Devotion - Liberty
    • Refreshments - Evan

  • 4-H Council Report: Liberty shared about the need for additional 4-H members to attend council meetings, so that quorum can be met and decisions can be made.  Since Liberty and Ben are both officers, two additional members can attend from the Homesteaders to vote as representatives of our club.



Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, April 15th from 1-3 p.m.@ KCC
    • If we do not visit Cliffview this day, we could finish knitting our baby hats…

  • Remember to keep track of your fruit sales and turn in the spreadsheets and payments as you complete each page (when each page balances with the payments).

  • Don’t forget to work on your 4-H projects and get started on your record books!
    • Ask Shelly or the office if you need help accessing the website where you can download your record books.
    • Be sure to ask the office if you have questions on the record books, Exhibit Day displays, or the project requirements.



Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

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

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


Monday, March 7, 2016

Club News - March 2016

Club News
March 2016

Club Meeting

  • Friday, March 11th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1 - 3 p.m.
    • Business Meeting
      • Volunteers
        • Evan - prayer
        • Jill - devotion
        • Shiloh - refreshments
    • Community Service: Knitting Baby Hats for Yampa Valley Medical Center
      • Please bring your baby-sized Knifty Knitter looms and hooks:
        • Liberty - 1 loom / 1 hook
        • Shelly - 2 looms / 2 hooks + Tish’s - 1 loom / 1 hook + yarn
        • Susan Crandall - 1 loom + 7 looms from Teresa Banman (hooks?)
        • Marcy - 3 looms / 8 hooks + Bohalls’ 6 looms / 2 hooks + yarn


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