Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Homesteaders Community Service Activities


You can use this list to help you complete your record book.  You will note which Community Service activities you personally participated in and how many hours you worked or volunteered.  I will simply list the activities.

Please let me know if you have any questions or additions!


2019-2020 4-H Year

All club members participate in the Palisade fruit fundraiser to earn money, which is then given back to the community in community service donations, gifts (tray favors for seniors), scholarships, and deeds.

October 2019
  • October 4, 2019 ~ The club made 75 tray favors (crafts) to donate to the seniors in Granby and Kremmling to decorate their rooms and doors.  
  • October 6-12, 2019 ~ The club baked cookies at home and took them to local businesses across the county who support the Middle Park 4-H program.  This was in celebration of National 4-H Week.

November 2019
  • November 8, 2019 ~ The club participated in Operation Christmas Child and prepared six boxes of gifts for 3 boys and 3 girls - one for each age group.  After the November 9th meeting, the club went to Family Dollar in Kremmling to purchase the gifts with money earned from the fruit frundraiser.  The club also voted to donate $75 to the Silver Spruce Apartments and the Mountain Family Center to be used for gifts for residents and needy families. (1 hour) 
  • November 15, 2019 ~ The club members baked (and purchased) cookies to donate toward Granby's Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Additionally, members served hot drinks and cookies for the people who attended the event (Foster, Flint, Sego, Ben, Shiloh, Taylay, Chisum, Lexi, and Kenna). (2 hours)

December 2018
  • December 7, 2019 ~ The club baked and purchased 300 cookies for Kremmling's Tree Lighting Ceremony. (1 hour of baking time)

Recap of November 2018 Meeting

by Marcy Wheatley

Meeting Date: November 9, 2018
Old Business

Thank-you letters - 
Shelly Mathis for her leader gift; Silver Spruce Seniors for the cute hedgehog decorations

New Business

Business Expenses
  • Club approved to reimburse Tish for fuel costs for picking up apple order
  • Club approved trip assistance for Foster and Audrey for CLC
  • Since we weren't charged for 8 donation boxes to food bank and seniors, the club voted to donate $75 to each Mountain Family Center and Silver Spruce
  • Club voted to pay $10/ticket for 4-H members and one of their parents to attend the Stock Show in January with County or on 4-H Day if the County doesn't organize a trip
  • Club voted to go tubing again at Fraser Tubing Hill -- stay tuned for possible dates -- dependent on snow cover at Fraser but looks better than last year when we waited until March
  • We plan to have potluck lunch at Krempins again following tubing
Community Service
We shopped for Operation Christmas Child after the meeting --Thank you to all the kids and moms for helping Tim Wall delivered the boxes to drop off location in Dillon.

Christmas tree lightings
- Granby
Please pass any comments or notes you have from Granby's tree lighting so we can make next year better or be more prepared.
                Thank you to all bakers and particularly the servers -- We had no leftovers!

- Kremmling
Kremmling tree lighting is Dec 1st
Each family will make 2 dozen cookies for the Kremmling tree lighting.
Deliver cookies to the Kremmling Chamber (on town square) by 3 PM 12/1/18 -- or make arrangements for someone else to take for you. Paige will take cookies for anyone from east end of the county.

Volunteers for January's Meeting
Prayer - Sego
Devotion - Audrey
Refreshments - Flint

Please read the club announcements, as well as the 4-H Council newsletter on your own.

Homesteaders Club Announcements

Next Club Meeting - Friday, January 11th @ 1:30 p.m. @ Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church - I will send out an e-mail to confirm this date as I have conflict in January and February with basketball schedule.

Middle Park 4-H Council Announcements
Next Council Meeting - Monday, December 3rd @ 7 p.m. @ the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Plan for 2018 Granby Tree Lighting Community Service

by  Marcy Wheatley
November 13, 2018

Set up at 4:30 PM on the right side of Hwy 40 at new Chamber and Visitor's Center 
(east across the street from Mtn Family Center and just before curve/bridge over the railroad).  
The building will probably be open and has public restrooms as well.

Starts at 5 PM

Dress warmly and with layers

All families:
        Make 2 dozen cookies for the Granby tree lighting
If you won't be volunteering at the tree lighting, 
then make arrangements for someone to take the cookies for you.
(The club will also be providing 150 cookies from Starla.)

Servers at the tree lighting:
        Petefish Family
        Sego/Tony Krempin
        Chavoustie Family

        Cathlyn:  hot water, trash cans, trash bags -- 
Speak with Paige if you need help with more water; 
she said we could use electricity (you would need to provide the extension cord if needed.

        Chavoustie:  2 tables, Russian tea mix  -- speak with Cathlyn if she needs help with hot water

        Krempin:  2 tablecloths, Christmas trays/plates for serving cookies

        Mathis:  tubs for leftover cookies, hot cocoa, packing tape

        Wheatley:  club banner, spoons, cups, napkins

Paige asked if 3 teenagers/adults could help people get in and out of the horse carriage.  
Also, Chavousties may need to leave for a little bit for the mayor's family to ride in the carriage as well.  

The event is supposed to last until 7 PM.  The volunteers can decide you want to pack up before that.

Thank you for all your help and service!  

Please let me know if you have questions.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Club News - October 2018

Club News
November 2018

Club Meeting
Friday, November 9th @ 1:30 p.m. @ Kremmling Community Church

Business Meeting
Planning for Christmas tree lightings
Meeting Volunteers
Prayer - Audrey
Devotion - Rhae
                 Refreshments - Taylah

Shopping afterward at Family Dollar in Kremmling for Operation Christmas Child

Please bring any new items that you may want included in the shoeboxes as well as shoe boxes!