Outdoor Skills workshops have started for the 2018 4-H year. If you are interested in attending, the next meeting will be this Thursday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Berthoud Room at the McKee 4-H Building, and then on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Estes Park Room at the McKee 4-H Building.
If you have any questions please email Jackie Easthouse.
Walter and Nate are selling Christmas Wreaths as a fundraiser for their 4-H Exchange Club Trip. This is their first year in the club. Larimer County will be hosting a group from Pennsylvania at the end of June, and they will travel to Pennsylvania in 2019.
The wreaths are Douglas Fir:
20" wreaths are $25.
30" wreaths are $35.
Decoration/bow is an additional $5 per wreath.
Place orders by November 30th. The wreaths will be delivered to you at the beginning of December.
We have pictures from our community service, Turning Pens for the Troops. Thank you to everyone who took time last Sunday to contribute!
The Salute to Excellence Lifetime Leader Award is reserved for leaders who have over 15 years of experience.
This year Cindy Buckardt has been nominated for this award, and her application has been forwarded to both the state and national levels for an opportunity for further recognition.
Cindy is the main club organizational leader for the High Country Handiworkers 4-H Club. This club has grown to have 96 members. Cindy is a very dedicated leader who works hard to recruit other leaders to help support the club efforts. She has managed to identify 27 people within her club to serve as adult leaders.
Cindy is also a certified shooting sports leader, supporting regular archery practices. She also serves on the Larimer County 4-H Foundation board and was just voted into the President role.
Cindy also plays a major role in supporting all general projects for the county fair. She helps set up, coordinate, and execute interview judging day. Then she coordinates tear down, reset up for county fair display, and double checks all judging books for clarity. Meanwhile, she juggles her schedule to also help with livestock check-in. Cindy recruits and helps to set up the fairgrounds office, carnival packets for clubs, and much more.
Cindy serves on the Livestock Sale committee and takes on major tasks to support the efforts of the market program.
Cindy is always willing to help and call upon her club members to support a request like teaching a workshop at Fiber Fun Fest.
In her 24 years as a leader in Larimer County, there are very few things Cindy has NOT helped out with. She has been an exceptional leader to work with and someone who is more than deserving of this special Leader of the Year award.
Thank you, Cindy, for all that you do!
(Thank you to Lacey Adams for sharing her speech to appear in this post.)
At the November meeting, we recognized all of our members and celebrated their accomplishments during the 2017 4-H year. The list of achievements for our members, leaders, and club as a whole is very long! We are so proud of each and every one of you. Download the list and take a look at how the High Country Handiworkers did this year!
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Join us for our club meeting on Monday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the McKee Building at the Ranch. We’ll be meeting in the exhibition hall this month.
This is our achievement night so be sure and come! We’ll hand out ribbons, completion certificates, and awards to recognize all of the hard work our members put in during the 2017 4-H year. (The livestock kids did very well with their record books! Congratulations to Curtis for receiving the Congeniality Award for 2017, and to Jim and Jackie Easthouse on being named the Project Leaders of the Year for 2017!)
If you would like to bring any of your projects to share we would love to see them and have you share them.
UPDATE: If you would like to bring a baby gift for Keeton and Megan we will put two baskets together. Megan is having a boy on November 15th. Keeton is expecting a boy around Christmas time. Cael is making cards for everyone to sign at the club meeting.
This Sunday, November 12 is our club community service at Woodcraft, 3718 Draft Horse Drive in Loveland. We will be turning pens for the military in honor of Veterans Day. No experience is necessary and Cloverbuds are welcome to participate.
We have another lathe available, so more time slots have opened up. Times are from 10:00 am.–3:00 p.m. in 20-minute increments. Let Cindy know what time slot you’re interested in.
The High Country Handiworkers 4-H club was chartered in 1980 and is located in Larimer County, Colorado.
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