The Cat Show took place at the McKee Building yesterday. We had 4-H members and Cloverbuds taking part with their cats, real and imaginary.
Josh Ryan won’t be doing his rabbit project this year and he has a pedigreed male Holland Lop, two hutches, and some miscellaneous rabbit stuff for sale. If you’re interested, please contact Josh’s dad, Rob, at 970-227-9519.
Please be sure to bring your carnival ticket stubs, in numerical order, to Cindy at Construction Supply House before Friday, February 23. We also still need items for the two carnival baskets with the following themes: Arts/Crafts and Camping/Hunting.
Don’t forget to sign up for a time to help at the 4-H Carnival on March 3. Go to the Signups page and choose a slot.
We need more people to volunteer to help with the antique show this weekend, February 22–24. Click this link to sign up and help with this event, which will benefit Shooting Sports.
Archery orientation is on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 p.m. Please arrive to check in at 5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20 is also Beef Weigh Day beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Those enrolled in livestock projects, MQA is coming up on Saturday, February 24. If you are new to livestock you are required to take MQA to show at the county fair. Remember, if you turned 14 in 2017, you must take the MQA again. We encourage all of you in livestock to attend the workshops. You can always learn something new. Please check your email and also the Clover Connections newsletter for February for all of the details.
If your project went to state fair, please remember to pick it up tomorrow between 7:30–10:00 a.m. from the McKee Building Exhibit Hall. If you are unable to make it during this time, contact Cindy so she can do it.
Our annual club picnic is on Monday, September 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (If you have a sports practice, please join us when you’re finished.) The club will provide sloppy joes and drinks, as well as the paper plates and plasticware. Please bring a side and/or a dessert. We will be at Fairgrounds Park in Loveland on Railroad Avenue.
Congratulations to all those who participated in state competitions!
Reminder: Livestock record books are due at the Extension Office by September 15. This includes dog and cat projects. Cindy will take them up if they are brought to either the club picnic or before the 15th at her office.
Cindy is working on the paperwork for enrolling our club for 2018. If you did not complete a project, please let me know, because this saves me the time of having to go through the fair entries to look for you. Completion doesn't require submitting a fair entry. You can bring a project to the club picnic on Monday and be considered complete. Our club MUST have at least a 70% completion rate to maintain our club status. Our club goal is to always be 90% or better.
4-H members are encouraged to enter the County Animal Record Book Contest to have their books evaluated. Champion and Reserve Champion awards will be given to the top Junior, Intermediate, and Senior books in each division. This contest is for members who want their Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dog, Cat, Goat, Horse, Alpaca/Llama, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, and Swine record books evaluated on the county level.
Each species will be judged separately. If you put all of your species in one e-fecord book, you must make a separate copy of your book for each contest you wish to enter; otherwise, the book will only be judged in one of the specie categories. For the purposes of using the Junior Livestock Sale price in your record book calculations, youth should use the price determined on the night of the sale and should not wait for the final amount included in the Junior Livestock Sale Committee letter (including add-ons and commission adjustments). This letter typically is not received until mid-September.
4-H club members do not have to compete in this contest to complete their 4-H year or project work, but must have their book(s) reviewed by their club or project leader for completion. To enter the contest, give your record books to your club leader by September 11.
Cindy will take the record books to Fort Collins, so please get them to her before September 11, or on September 11 at our club picnic. Our club expectation is for all in livestock participants to enter the contest. If you need help in any way, please ask.
The High Country Handiworkers 4-H club was chartered in 1980 and is located in Larimer County, Colorado.
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