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!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Club News #2 - November 2016

Club News #2
November 2016


Please deliver your plate of two dozen Christmas cookies to Kremmling’s Chamber of Commerce this Saturday at 3 p.m.

Other Community Service Opportunities:

Volunteer for the Grand County Model Railroad Club - Christmas Trains

  • Update from Tish:
    • Volunteers are appreciated to serve as greeters.
    • The entire club is not needed to come at one time.  
    • Individual families are invited to volunteer at a time that works for them - if you wish to do this as a community service activity.
    • You can help them by promoting the train display on your social media - Facebook, Twitter, etc.  
    • The display is open through January 7th.

  • Call 970-281-9094 to sign up as greeters!

Caroling with the Winner’s Circle 4-H Club at Kremmling’s Tree Lighting

  • Like to sing?
  • Sami Lechman and the Winner’s Circle 4-H Club invited our club to sing Christmas carols with them at Kremmling’s Tree Lighting Ceremony this Saturday evening (Dec. 3rd) from 4-7 p.m.
  • You can contact Sami at or 970-531-0759, if need be.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Recap of November 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

Meeting Date: November 11, 2016

Officer Round Robin

Many thanks and congratulations to the members who learned how to be officers in this meeting: Isaiah - President; Jonathan - Secretary; Evan - Treasurer; and Ethan - Pledge Leader.  Thanks also to Zachariah for leading our opening prayer.  You all did a super job!

Old Business

  • Fruit Fundraiser Sales Report:
    • Total Earnings = $5,868.50!!!
    • Scholarship Fund = $4503.77
    • Community Service Fund = $2,068.98
    • Club Activities Fund = $1,998.20
    • Miscellaneous Supplies Fund = $667.93
  • Community Service Projects

    • Granby & HSS Tree Lighting Ceremonies - Details were discussed in October and revisited after this meeting by the moms.  Tish and kids will be in Wyoming on the 17th, so she will coordinate with Marcy to get her supplies there for the club.  Additionally, Susan Crandall volunteered to freeze and deliver the leftover cookies to the HSS ceremony on Saturday, the 19th (since Callarmans are going to Oklahoma).  The details for these events will be emailed to the club.
    • Christmas Money for Gifts for Needy Children
      • The club voted to donate $150 to West Grand Wishes, Joyful Givers, and the HSS Fire Department to purchase toys for children in need.  Shelly will locate contact information for each program, and Ben will write and mail the checks.
    • Granby’s Christmas Model Trains
      • This program is put on by volunteers in Granby during the holidays.  Tish will be asking them if (and how) they might need volunteer help.  The club voted to donate $100 toward the non-profit program.  The contact phone number is 970-281-9094.  Ben will write a check and mail it to them.
    • Kremmling Fire Protection District
      • Shelly reported that she asked Brady if KFPD would benefit from a meal donated by the club.
      • He said that a lunch for a Saturday training, most likely during recruit academy in January or February, would be very helpful.  
      • The club will discuss this as a community service option at the January meeting.
    • Tree Donation for Kremmling Town Square
      • Tonya was absent, so this topic will be discussed at the January meeting.

New Business

  • Thank-You Letters to the Club
    • Audrey read thank-you letters send to the club from Mrs. Kathy Naples and the Board of Commissioners.  We decided we needed to start a master list for who to give cookies during National 4-H Week (and include the county commissioners again).
  • CLC Report from Audrey
    • Audrey gave a report on her attendance of the Colorado Leadership Conference in Glenwood Springs.  
    • The club voted to reimburse Audrey $50 to help pay for her attendance fees.
  • 4-H Open House Dates
    • Granby: Tuesday, November 15th at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Center
    • Kremmling: Monday, November 21st at 5 p.m. at the Extension Hall
      • Volunteers from our club are invited (and needed) to represent us at the Open Houses
  • December’s Club Celebration
    • The club agreed to do something fun in December to celebrate our hard work and our 10th anniversary.  
      • Date chosen: Friday, December 16th
      • Activity: TBA - Tubing (or swimming, if we don’t have enough snow)
    • Tish will research possibilities, and Shelly will organize this event via email.
    • The club voted to pay for the full cost of the activity we end up doing.
    • If all things work out, we will finish the day with a potluck at Krempins and do our winter tray favors.
  • Club T-Shirts
    • The club tabled the discussion of a new order of club T-shirts until the January meeting.
      • For new members club T-shirts, for those members who have outgrown theirs, and for Phil (and anyone else at Peachfork Orchards?).
  • Shelly read Ben’s report from the November 4-H Council meeting.  Please email Ben or Lacy with any suggestions you have for changing the council by-laws and ways the council can cut costs for 4-H Achievement Night (which continues to go way over the council’s available budget - i.e. what awards can we cut, etc?).
  • January’s Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Foster
    • Devotion - Liberty
    • Refreshments - Kenna

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • Enrollment Time!  Please remember to re-enroll.  Contact the office if you have questions.
  • December Celebration - Friday, December 16th - Time & Details To Be Announced
  • NEXT Club Meeting - Friday, January 13th, 1-3 p.m.

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • Cloverbuds Night - Tuesday, November 29th @ 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, December 5th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Club News - November 2016

Club News
November 2016

Club Meeting

  • Friday, November 11th, at the Kremmling Community Church, from 1 - 3 p.m.
    • Business Meeting Topics
      • Community Service Projects
      • Financial Report
      • CLC Update from Audrey
      • December’s Celebration
      • 4-H Open House
    • Meeting Volunteers
      • Prayer - Taylah
      • Devotion - Foster
      • Refreshments - Evan
    • Tray Favors

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Recap of October 2016 Meeting

by Shelly Mathis

By all means, please let me know if I forgot or incorrectly recorded something.  Thanks!

Meeting Date: October 14, 2016

Old Business

  • National 4-H Week - Cookie deliveries went well.  The club talked about baking more for next year in order to include more businesses who bought fruit (i.e. HSS Library, Social Services, etc.).

  • Apple Delivery - Tish spoke with Phil.  Apples should be ready by the end of October.  She will ask that he bring them before the Mathis family leaves for Florida on November 3rd.  

    • Shelly will complete the updated apple count and get the numbers to Phil, Tish, and Marcy, as well as complete the late peach sale spreadsheets and deposits.

  • Thank-you Letter to 4-H Newsletter, Sky Hi News, and Grand Gazette - Although Audrey did not get this done during September, she will work on it in October.
  • 2016-2017 Officers:
    • President - Liberty
    • VP - Isaiah Callarman
    • Treasurer - Ben
    • Secretary - Audrey
    • Pledge Leader - Shiloh
    • Substitute Pledge Leader - Foster
    • Club Reporter - Evan
    • Photographer - Taylah and Evan
    • 4-H Council Reps
      • Ben
      • Audrey
      • Other members always welcome!

New Business

  • Financial
    • In September, Brady Mathis paid for the club’s website domain name (  The club voted to reimburse him for the $15 fee from our Miscellaneous Supplies fund.
    • Cathie Hook gave the club a $200 donation!  The club signed a thank-you card.
  • Senior Tray Favors
    • The club received a thank-you letter from the Kremmling Seniors for tray favors.
    • The club voted to do tray favors on a more regular basis, approximately every other month.  (If I did not remember this correctly, someone please correct me!  I can’t remember the exact wording of the motion.)
    • The total number of tray favors to be made for Kremmling and Granby is 75 (60 in Kremmling and 15 in Granby).
  • Holiday Community Service: Refreshments for Tree Lighting Ceremonies
    • The club voted to purchase refreshments (cookies and drink mixes) and necessary serving supplies for the tree lighting ceremonies in Granby, Hot Sulphur Springs, and Kremmling.  The club will purchase 300 cookies total from Starla Rindt (150 for Granby/HSS and 150 for Kremmling).
    • Granby - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
      • Setup @ 4:30 p.m. and kickoff at 5 p.m. - approximately
      • 150 cookies from Starla Rindt
      • Each club family will donate 3 dozen cookies (leftovers will be taken to HSS two days later)
      • 1 Russian Tea mix - Susan Wall
      • 2 Hot Cocoa batches - Shelly Mathis
      • Supplies:
        • Marcy: styrofoam cups, plastic spoons, napkins
        • Tonya: trash can and large plastic trash bags
        • Shelly: leftover cookie trays from last year OR extra tubs for cookies
        • Tish: 2 tables, club banner, extension cords, water for boiling, large coffee percolator (to boil water), 2 tablecloths, Christmas trays(?)
      • Volunteer Servers:
        • Liberty?
        • Taylah & Chisum
        • Marcy & Audrey
        • Kenna (with Tim or Marcy?)
        • Tish, Foster, Flint, Sego
        • Emily, Lexi, and Eliana (?)
      • SPECIAL NOTE: Tish will send hot water and supplies, etc. along with someone IF she cannot make it to the HSS ceremony on the 19th
    • Hot Sulphur Springs - Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016
      • Time - 6 p.m.
      • They need 2-3 trays of cookies.
      • Leftover cookies from Granby brought here (Someone will take cookies home to freeze and deliver to HSS on Saturday.)
      • Tish will verify if the club will be needed to serve. - NO, they do not need servers, nor do they need hot drinks.
        • Volunteer Servers (no longer needed):
        • Volunteer Cookie Deliverer: TBD at Nov. 11th meeting
    • Kremmling - Saturday, Dec. 3rd
      • Contact: Shyla Bohall.  Requested 300 cookies of various flavors.
      • 150 cookies from Starla Rindt
      • Each family will donate 2 dozen cookies.
      • Shelly needs to verify if the chamber has servers or if they are needed, as well as requested time of cookie delivery.
  • Other Community Service Ideas
    • Granby Rec Department will hold sewing classes and would appreciate financial aid.  The club voted to provide a $400 scholarship to them.  Ben will write the check and mail it.
    • The club discussed giving a financial donation to West Grand Wishes (Todd Wilson) and to Joyful Givers (Bill Housley) for Christmas gifts to children in need.  The club will vote on this at the November meeting, once we know how much money we earned this year after our fruit fundraiser.
    • Other ideas researched and discussed, but not voted on or approved:
      • Marcy reported that KMH residents are always in need of personal hygiene products.  A future idea is providing baskets of products for residents.
      • Susan Wall reported that some Cliffview residents do not have close family members.  Jeff Paxton will know better about needs as the holidays approach.  
    • KFPD: Shelly did not have a chance to discuss this with Brady, but she will.
    • Moms & club members - please continue to brainstorm about community service ideas.  Make a list to bring to the meetings or send Shelly an email or text.  The club can review ideas periodically and decide as the year progresses.
      • Tonya suggested that an idea for future consideration is to donate a tree for the Kremmling town square.  The town is looking for donations to replace the cottonwoods that have died and been removed.
  • Officer Round Robin - At each meeting (beginning in November), names of all club members (excluding Liberty, Audrey, Ben and any Cloverbuds who do not want to participate) will be drawn and paired up to learn about different club officer positions.  Get ready for some fun learning “on the job”!  :)
  • November Meeting Volunteers
    • Prayer - Taylah
    • Devotion - Foster
    • Refreshments - Evan

Homesteaders Club Announcements

  • NEXT Club Meeting - November 11th 1-3 p.m (ok time or later?) @ KCC
  • 4-H Enrollment begins this Sunday, October 16th - DUE by December 31st
    • Does anyone have any questions about this process?  Need any materials?
    • Enter your information (email & password)... select your club and projects
    • Print off form at end of process
    • Submit to Extension Office with enrollment fees.
    • Shelly will work on sending Emily Petefish and Rachel Callarman 4-H project lists and registration information, as well as info on any 4-H Open House programs being held this fall.

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements

  • 4-H Achievement Night: next Saturday!  (Oct. 22nd) in Granby - East Grand Middle School - 5:30 p.m.
    • Homesteaders bring side dishes or salads, please!  
  • 4-H Council Meeting - Monday, Nov. 7th @ 7 p.m. in Hot Sulphur Springs
    • Ben will be absent (returning from Florida that day), so having at least 2 club representatives would be great!
  • Read the Newsletter - to find out about county activities, 4-H trips and projects, deadlines, and more!