Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Minutes for March 2014 Meeting

by Secretary Julie Aprill

The monthly meeting of the Homesteaders 4-H Club was held on March 14, 2014

President Bailey Monnahan called the meeting to order at 1:06 P.M.  There were fourteen members, six adults, and no guests in attendance.  Molly Scruggs led the prayer, and the devotion was skipped.  Abbie Zick led the pledges.  Julie Aprill took the roll call; members were to respond with their favorite “H” in 4-H.  Julie Aprill read the minutes, Molly Scruggs moved that we accept them, and Ben Mathis seconded it; motion passed.  Liberty Mathis gave the Treasurer's report, Ben Mathis moved that we accept it, and Molly Scruggs seconded it; motion passed.

Old Business:
Does everyone have all that they need, for the Palisade Peach fundraiser?  Turn in the money made to Liberty Mathis, and she will wait until April to deposit them.  

We made sure that everyone had someone to help them with their projects this year.  

We gave a report on the Cloverbud day camp.  We will be open to doing something similar in Granby, but need more information.  

We signed cards for the people who helped make the day camp possible.  

The Cameron family is very grateful for the sympathy card that we sent them last month.

New business:
We discussed field trip ideas for the next few months.  We decided on JHB Buttons, and the Henderson Mill.  If we go to JHB Buttons we might be able to go to the Natural History Museum afterwards.  

We have a community service opportunity at the Cliffview.  Come anytime from 9-12 on Friday, March 28th, and make beaded crosses with the seniors.

The next Meeting is Friday, April 11th, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Kremmling Community Church.  Bailey Monnahan has the next prayer, Molly Scruggs has the next devotion, and Foster Krempin has the next snack.  

Ben Mathis moved that we adjourn the meeting and Foster Krempin seconded it.  The meeting was adjourned at 1:54 P.M.  Tray favors were made after the meeting.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Recap of March 2014 Meeting

March 14, 2014
by Shelly Mathis

Old Business:
  • Fundraiser
    • Palisade Peaches
      • Tish announced to everyone to tell their buyers that we will not deposit their payments until we have heard about the frost condition in April.
      • Tish will contact the Peachfork Orchard in April to find out the results.

  • Q & A Time About Projects
    • REMINDER: All members and parents need to decide in the month of April if their child can complete their 4-H project by Exhibit Day at the end of July, or not.  If they cannot, please DROP the 4-H project before May 1st - and there will be no penalties!
      • If you do not drop the project and then cannot complete it, then you cannot do that project next year.  Plus, you just feel plain terrible about it.  And… you negatively affect your entire club.
      • Please Drop or Complete!  

  • Cloverbud Camp
    • I am so proud of all of you Junior Leaders and Cloverbuds who participated!
    • We’ve received great reports from those who attended.
    • Tish said that Granby is considering a Code of the West event in September.  She’ll keep us posted to see if there would be an opportunity to do another camp or event similar to what we did for the Cloverbud camp.
    • Kim Cameron is going to publish an article about the camp written by Julie and include some pictures.  Stay tuned!
    • We signed thank you cards to Shyla Bohall (for the use of her rubber band gun), Miss Caitlyn (for helping out the Junior Leaders), and for Kim Cameron and the Grand Gazette (for publishing our flyer).

  • Cameron Family Says, “Thank you, Homesteaders!”
    • Kim Cameron expressed her family’s sincere and heartfelt gratitude for our club thinking of them in their time of loss and sending them a sympathy card.

New Business:
  • Field Trip Options - April and/or May
    • The club voted to do two field trips this spring.
      • Tish will research touring JHB Button Factory and Tactile, and one of the leaders (Tish, Marcy or Shelly) will research the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
    • Ryan Hubbard will contact Shelly to work with her to organize a trip to tour the Henderson Mill.

  • March Community Service
    • March is National Craft Month!  Come make beaded crosses with the seniors at Cliffview!
      • When: Friday, March 28th, 9-12 p.m.
        • Show up between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to work for an hour or two with the seniors who show up wanting to bead.
      • Julie Aprill volunteered to look up a pattern for making the beaded crosses.

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

  • NEXT Homesteaders Meeting - Friday, April 11th, from 1 - 3 p.m. at Kremmling Community Church

Monday, March 10, 2014

Club News - March 2014

Club News
March 2014

Club Meeting

Here is our schedule for March’s meeting:
  • Friday, March 14th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1-3 p.m.
    • No Clover Time this month!  It’s our month to make a craft (tray favors) for the seniors.  Please come at 1 p.m.
    • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ~ Club Business Meeting
    • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ~ Community Service - Make St. Patrick’s Day tray favors for seniors!
  • Molly is opening in prayer…
  • Audrey is sharing a devotional…
  • Hubbards are bringing a treat...

Jobs Well Done!

  • Meals for the Wood Family - Thank you, Homesteaders, for your amazing generosity in bringing the Wood family meals after Jaxon was born!

  • Cloverbud Camp - Thank you to EVERYONE in the club who helped organize, put on, and clean up the Code of the West Cloverbud Camp this past Saturday.  You are AMAZING!  I am so very proud of each one of you, and I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to develop your leadership skills.

    • THANKS to the Junior Leaders who did a fantastic job preparing for their leadership responsibilities!
      • Bailey, Audrey, Julie, Liberty, Ben, Cameron, Sierra, Jessica, and Molly
    • THANKS to Julie for being the Committee Chair and emailing everyone!
    • THANKS to the Monnahan-Wheatley family for sharing cowboy hats, shirts, and props!
    • THANKS to Marcy for taking pictures!
    • THANKS to the parents who helped at the camp by being available and cleaning up!
      • Ryan and Elizabeth
      • Tish
      • Susan
    • THANKS to three special Cloverbud members who helped mop the floor afterward!  WOW!
      • Kenna
      • Ella
      • Wesley

Club Announcements

  • NEXT Homesteaders Meeting - Friday, April 11th  from 1 - 3 p.m. at Kremmling Community Church

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Cloverbud Night - this Wednesday, March 12th - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Granby Library Community Room
    • Scrapbooking Workshop - bring some photos!

  • Record Book Workshop - Friday, March 14th - 5:30-6:30 p.m. - Granby Community Center
    • Need help on your new record book?  Come visit with Mr. Travis and Miss Caitlyn before the 4-H Mixer.  Bring your record book with you!

  • 4-H Mixer - Friday, March 14th - 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Granby Community Center
    • Come meet 4-H’ers from other 4-H clubs, your council officers, and have a BLAST playing fun games and enjoying root beer floats!
    • Call the office ASAP if you want to RSVP.  They are willing to give rides!

  • District Retreat - March 21-23 - Keep an eye on your email, for the office will be emailing out details later this month.

  • Community Service Opportunities ~
    • Volunteer to help Miss Caitlyn…
      • ...at the 4-H Camp during Spring Break
        • April 2nd - helpers needed for GPS Scavenger Hunt
    • Call Miss Caitlyn for details (724-3436).

  • NEXT 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, April 7th - 7-8 p.m. @ HSS Community Hall

  • REMINDER: Please check your inbox and read through the Extension Office’s 4-H Newsletter each month!  There is always pertinent information concerning your 4-H project, interesting activities available to you, and Cloverbud events.