The 2018 Leader of the Year award goes to a couple, and one could not be recognized without the other: Ian and Sam Webb.
Ian and Sam embody the words “To Make the Best Better” within the Larimer County Shooting Sports program. They have both willingly completed training to serve as leaders in the .22 Rifle, Air Rifle/Air Pistol, and .22 Pistol disciplines, and Sam completed the Range Officer Training. They have served as superintendents for .22 Rifle and then they took on .22 Pistol once it became a county program. They have helped those programs grow by requesting necessary funds from the NRA Grant Program and our own Larimer County 4-H Foundation.
Sam has stepped up and assisted with the enrollment of all Shooting Sports disciplines for the state competitions, as well as the collection of the registration fees.
This summer when our county extension agent left just before the county competitions, Sam attended every event to score using the Orion system. This was especially challenging since this was the first year that Larimer County utilized the system for every discipline.
The Webbs are very open to suggestions within their programs and willing to make changes. If you’re ever in the need for assistance you can count on Ian and Samantha to be there.
Congratulations, and thank you, Sam and Ian!
This year, High Country Handiworkers member Tait Simpson has been given the Diligence Award.
Tait is susceptible to the heat and that can make it difficult for him to participate in Shooting Sports when the weather is not favorable outside. Tait is involved in multiple Shooting Sports disciplines, which can often be challenging. He worked very hard at many practices and endured the heat to improve and compete.
Unfortunately, Tait had to withdraw after only one round at one of his county competitions, making him ineligible for state. However, he and his teams did well enough to qualify for state in two other disciplines. At both state events his team claimed 1st place. Although it was disappointing to withdraw from one discipline, Tait persisted and competed well in his other disciplines. This proved to be a positive example of resilience and a great experience for Tait! Congratulations!
Achievement Night is this Friday, November 2 beginning at 6:30 p.m. I hope you all plan on attending. There are members in our club who will be receiving awards so it would be great to show support to them. I also know there will be dessert. It starts with a slideshow, and there are pictures of several club members included. Join us in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building.
Our community service Turning Pens for the Troops will be on Sunday, November 4 at Woodcraft. Members including Cloverbuds and any new members are encouraged to come and turn a wood block into a beautiful pen to send to our service men and women. There is plenty of instruction available so no experience is necessary. Please sign up on the club website under Signups. If there is a time filled up and that is what works for you, email Cindy and we can probably work you in. We need to fill all the time slots as there are over 100 pens to create.
The Foods Project meeting for November will be held next Monday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the McKee building. Anyone interested in a foods project, please attend.
Enrollment is open! Please get signed up at any time. Remember, we have time to add or drop projects after signup if need be. Go to 4honline to complete signup. If you are a returning member, use your established username and password. If you are new, please create a username and password and remember it—you will use it throughout your 4-H career. Leaders, please follow the instructions to complete the refresher course and renew your enrollment as well.
Also, Outdoor Skills and Western Heritage are starting their meetings. If you have any questions please contact Jim Easthouse at 970-217-5833, or Jackie Easthouse at 303-548-6433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Skills meets this Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Estes Park Room at the McKee building. Any members 4-H age 8 and up who are interested, please come see what we do. We have a bunch of new wildlife identification items!
Western Heritage meets on Monday, November 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Berthoud Room at the McKee building. Any members 4-H age 9 and up with prior 4-H shooting sports fire line experience (excluding Archery) who are interested in the Western Heritage project, please join us.
The High Country Handiworkers 4-H club was chartered in 1980 and is located in Larimer County, Colorado.
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