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2-16-21 4-H Memo

Good Afternoon!

              IMPORTANT!

  • LEADERS: Please notify me before any club meeting or event you are planning for your club.        

NEW:

  • I am going to create a 4-H News space on our website, so any club updates or pictures you would like to share on our website, please send to me. I will try to update it twice a week. Any articles you put in the paper, also please share them with me to put on our website.
  • NWCO Expo:
    This year’s Expo will look a little bit different, but we are excited to extend this offering IN PERSON! We would like to invite 4-H members from Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Grand, Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties to Save the Date for June 7th-9th.

We will offer 1-day clinics covering general animal nutrition, health, grooming/fitting, and showmanship. Clinics will be limited to 25 participants.

Up to two family members are also encouraged to attend. Participants are expected to bring their animals to practice fitting and showmanship; however, we will not offer practice shows this year.

Registration will be $50 and includes a t-shirt and completion award. A course audit option (participation without livestock) will be offered for the reduced rate of $25.00.

Monday, June 7th

Horse & Dog

Tuesday, June 8th

Poultry/Rabbit & Lamb/Goat

Wednesday, June 9th

Beef & Swine

Priority registration will be offered to 1st and 2nd year Junior/Novice 4-H members. Priority Registration will open April 1st – April 15th. After this, all 4-H members, regardless of experience, are invited to register! Members will designate their 1st and 2nd species preference for clinics. All efforts will be made to place participants in their clinic of choice, but this is not guaranteed. Members may be able to participate in more than 1 clinic, as space allows.

COVID social distancing will be implemented, and all participants and family members will be required to wear masks in accordance with state requirements. Lodging and overnight livestock boarding will not be provided; participants are expected to commute daily or secure their own over-night arrangements.

  • GET ENROLLED. Please go to https://v2.4honline.com/ 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.
  • 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 be a one-day in-person event on April 10th in Meeker, CO. More information will be coming in March.
  • We will soon have a 4-H Cooking Leader!!! Ms. Ekho Wyatt has signed up to be our new cooking leader. We are hoping to plan a introduction workshop with her the first week of March. More information to come.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 4-H Council officers meeting- March 8th, 2021 @ 6:00 pm at the Wattenberg Center.
  • Project Deadlines:
    – Shooting Sports-April 1st
    – Dog – April 1st
    – Horse- April 1st
    – Swine, lamb, goat- April 1st
    – Rabbit & Poultry- April 1st
    – General arts- April 1st
  • District Retreat- April 10th in Meeker, CO
  • NWCO Expo June 7th, 8th, 9th in Craig, CO
  • Dog Practice- Second Sunday of the month @ 9:30 am

REMINDERS:
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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