Montrose & Ouray December 4-H Newsletter

Montrose & Ouray Extension Office Contact Info

Phone: 970-249-3935 or Fax: 970-249-7876

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Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Delta, Mesa, Montrose, and Ouray Counties cooperating. Cooperative Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.

In This Edition:

  • 4-H Upcoming Events
  • 4-H Calendar ~ December
  • Montrose 4-H Council Report - November
  • Get Your Record Books! PLEASE!!!!
  • TRA 4-H Livestock Judging Team
  • My Youth Preparedness Training
  • 2019 Leadership Development Conference Trip
  • 2019 Youth Fest Trip
  • Washington Focus Applications
  • 4-H Enrollment
  • Sewing and Crotchet Workshops 2019!
  • 4-H Project Spotlights!
  • Helpful 4-H Sites!

4-H Upcoming Events

Dec 3rd ~ Montrose 4-H Council Meeting, 7pm at the Montrose County Fairgrounds (MCF's)

Dec 6th ~ 4-H Leader Appreciation Dinner, 6pm at @MCF's

Dec 11th ~ General Projects 4-H Council Meeting, 6:30pm @MCF's

Dec 11th ~ TRA 4-H Livestock Judging Team Meeting. 7:00pm at Delta Court House RM234 NEW/INTERESTED Members Please Come!

Dec 24th & 25th ~ CSU Extension Office Closed for Holiday Observances

Jan 1st ~ CSU Extension Office Closed for New Year's

Jan 12th ~ First Clothing Construction Workshop, 9-12 @MCF's

Feb 1st ~ 4-H Re-Enrollment Deadline (Late Fees issued after this date for returning members)

Feb 2nd ~ Montrose 4-H & FFA Market BEEF Weigh-In, 10-11am at the Fairground Scales


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Montrose 4-H County Council Report for November 5, 2018

Decisions were made at the Montrose 4-H Council on November 15, 2018. We called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm and Garrett Millsap led us in the pledges. Those people that went to CLC and gave a report will be reimbursed half of what they paid to go. We talked about changes for next year’s Achievement night. One of the changes we talked about is two serving lines because it took to long for people to get through the line.

Next item on the agenda was the 4-H barbeque. We found a pig and earlier this month we found a steer. West Slope Ag Center generously donated feed for the pig and steer.

Next item on the agenda we had a treasurer change from Becca O’Donnell to Makayla Millsap. Next was the Christmas Light Parade on December 1st, we decided who would be riding on the float and decorating the float. We also now know the dates when we will be gift wrapping at Murdoch’s which is December 23 from 10-6. We are setting a budget and will buy gifts for Helping Hands.

We will be sending out thank you cards to people who have donated or helped us out the past year. The last thing on the agenda was the officer retreat which we are still trying to figure out the dates for.

We adjourned the meeting at 7:38 pm.

Submitted by Council Reporter: Amy Scriffiny

Montrose 4-H Record Books are waiting for pick-up at the Extension Office!

TRA 4-H Livestock Judging Team Meeting!

Colorado Youth Preparedness Course

MyPI (My Preparedness Initiative) teaches youth preparedness, leadership and educational outreach in the face of community or natural disasters. The program takes youth ages 14-18 through a 5 to 10 week instructional course, and trains them on how to respond in different emergency situations. The course contains 3 components.

In Component A, teenagers will complete the United States Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified CERT training and corresponding modules focusing on Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Control, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism and CERT as well as all Hazard-related Annexes.

In Component B, the Add-On Catalog features certification in CPR and AED usage, along with a technology track comprised of awareness programs focusing on HAM Radio, NOAA Weather Radio, Smoke Alarm Maintenance, and Smart Phone Apps and Social Media in Emergency Preparedness. The Add-On Catalog also includes a Disaster Simulation, and a Career Track that focuses on public safety, fire service, and emergency management careers.

The final element of the program, Component C, includes a comprehensive family and community service project entitled "Prep + 6" in which each participant helps develop emergency supply kits and emergency communication plans for their household AND 6 additional households. This component allows for significant enhancement in individual, family, and community preparedness and resilience. To graduate from the program, students must complete all components.

This program will be facilitated in the TRI River Area by MyPI Trainer, Brandon Creamer. For more information about this upcoming course and how you can participate please contact Brandon at 970-249-3935 or e-mail him at brandon.creamer@colostate.edu

2019 Leadership Development Conference

4-H Leadership Development Conference (LDC) is open to 4-H Members ages 14-19 (Jan 1st, 2019).

The conference is held in Denver Jan 26th - 28th at the Renaissance Hotel. Members will interact with other Colorado 4-H'ers from around the state as they participate in workshops, collect hygiene supplies for the Denver Rescue Mission, and visit with our State Politicians at the Capitol on Colorado 4-H Day!

Trip requires 5 members attending and at least 1 Adult Chaperone Volunteer. Cost is $250/Member/Chaperone. Trip funding is available (Please contact us for options!).

Registration is open December 7th - January 9th on 4honline.com.

Colorado Youth Fest 2019

Colorado Youth Fest is open to 4-H Members ages 11-13 (Jan 1st, 2019).

Youth Fest is held at the Ponderosa Camp in Colorado Springs, Feb 8th - 10th. Members will interact with other Colorado 4-H'ers from around the state as they participate in fun team activities, games, and interactive workshops. Sledding is available pending snow!

Trip requires 5 members attending and at least 1 Adult Chaperone Volunteer. Cost is $150/Member/Chaperone. Trip funding is available (Please contact us for options!).

Registration is open January 2nd - 25th on 4honline.com. Registration usually closes EARLY due to 195 attendee limit is reached!!! So don't wait to register!

Washington Focus ~ Summer 2019

Citizen Washington Focus takes senior aged (15-19) 4-H Members to our nation's capital - Washington D.C.!

Delegates will fly to D.C. in Summer of 2019. While there, they participate with the National 4-H officer team in leadership workshops, volunteer in a large group community service day-project, interact with some of our nations upper most political leaders at the capital, and tour the sights of the National Mall.

Delegates are chosen by their respective 4-H Councils every February. Montrose selects 2 delegates and Ouray selects 1 delegate. Flight and trip registrations are paid for by the 4-H Council.

Interested 4-H members must apply through 4honline.com under the event - Citizen Washington Focus. Applications will begin at the end of December with a deadline of FEBRUARY 4th, 2019 for completed applications to be turned in online. Delegates will be chosen at the February 4-H Council meetings.

If you meet the trip requirements and would like to learn more about the Washington Focus trip, please contact us at the Extension Office.

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Sewing Workshops 2019

4-H Clothing Construction Workshops return in 2019!

All workshops are on Saturdays from 9am-NOON at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Workshops are open to 4-H Clothing Construction Members no matter age or experience. Please bring your own machines, sewing tools, materials, and patterns. The first few workshops will focus on fun community service projects! The dates are listed below:

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 18
  • June 15

Contact Nicolette Allen for more info!

Learn to Crotchet!!!!

NEW this YEAR! Are you interested in Crocheting? We have the wonderful opportunity to have a Crotchet 4-H Leader who will be doing workshops (Same time as Sewing) with 4-H Members who want to learn or improve on their skills. Contact us for more info!!!!

4-H Spotlight Projects

Heritage Arts

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Helpful 4-H Sites!

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