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2-1-21 4-H Memo

Good Morning!

Welcome to February!!


  • LEADERS: Please notify me before any club meeting or event you are planning for your club.        
  • If you have concerns or questions on the changes to the Council meetings, please contact Lacey at the Extension Office with those questions. This was a decision that was made at a leader meeting with lots of discussion.


  • GET ENROLLED. Please go to to enroll. Remember to participate in ANY 4-H activity you must be an “Active” 4-H member. To be considered active you must be enrolled and have paid the $32.00 enrollment fee. Make sure to select all clubs that your members are in.
  • If you are planning to be in the Breeding Beef Project, please let me know Tag #, Age and Breed of your breeding project. All Breeding Beef projects must be declared by Feb 7th!
  • The Dumler/Spaulding Foundation sponsors cash prizes for the grand champion female ($500) and reserve grand champion ($250) female in the 4-H/FFA North Park Fair breeding beef show. We would love to have more members participate in the Breeding Beef Project.
  • North Park Fair book ads are due to Christy Utley- Fairboard Secretary by March 1st. Please get them to her ASAP. This is for livestock members.
  • Project Deadlines:
    – Beef- Feb 7th
    – Shooting Sports-April 1st
    – Dog – April 1st
    – Horse- April 1st
    – Swine, lamb, goat- April 1st
    – Rabbit & Poultry- April 1st
    – General arts- April 1st
  • Project drop deadline- June 1st. If you sign up for a project and then do not plan to complete the project, you will need to drop the project by June 1st.
  • 4-H District Retreat will NOT happen as normal. We are still trying to figure out a possible one-day in-person retreat. More information will be available at the 4-H council meeting on Feb 8th.
  • Horse Practice will start of Feb 5th at 8:00 am at the Arena. All members will need to sign the Horse waiver and turn into leaders, BEFORE they can practice on horseback! Leaders will have the waiver to sign that day.
  • Hunters Safety Course- offered by CPW. CPW is trying to plan for these classes and wanting to gauge interest from 4-H members. They are hoping to do them sometime in February on either a Friday- Saturday or Saturday- Sunday. Please let me or Sam Martin know by Friday, February 5th,  if you are interested in having your kid(s) take the course.
  • We will soon have a 4-H Cooking Leader!!! More information will be at the Council meeting.


  • Beef Weigh-in February 7th @ 9:00 am at the Scale House. Must be an “ACTIVE” member to weigh-in your steer.
  • 4-H Council meeting- February 8th, 2021 @ 6:00 pm at the Wattenberg Center.
  • Members who are re-enrolling: The Enrollment fee will now be $32.00, that is the original fee of $22.00 and then a $10.00 late fee.
  • Horse Practice- Feb 5th @ 8:00 am at the Arena
  • Dog Practice- Second Sunday of the month @ 9:00 am

Council Requirements:
              * Attend 4 council meetings. Meetings will be in Feb, April, June and August.
              * Participate in 1 council community service project
             * Participate in 1 council fundraiser
             * Clean the SCD Basement once per year
             * Complete and turn in a Record Book for all projects enrolled in

Have a great day. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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