Join Us for the 4-H Carnival
Purchase $1 tickets from 4-H members now to be entered in the drawing for cash prizes. Each ticket can also be redeemed for two booth tickets the day of the carnival.
Booth tickets will be sold the day of the carnival for 25¢ each.
The High Country Handiworkers will be hosting five booths including Toilet Paper Toss, Lollipop Pull, Lockbox, Iron Man Challenge, and Rubberband Guns. We will also be donating three baskets (Colorado Sports, Camping, Dog Care) for the live auction held at 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
All proceeds benefit 4-H programs in Larimer County.
The newsletter for February is up! Grab a copy and take time to note the dates on your calendar. The Calendar on our club website has also been updated for your reference.
Archery Members: Please note that the information in the newsletter about Orientations and the first two practices is incorrect.
The February newsletter is available here.
December 5 – In-Person Leader Training: All leaders, new and returning, must complete either the online course or attend this workshop at 6:00 p.m. in the McKee Building.
December 6 – Outdoor Skills Workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the McKee Building. Anyone interested in the project may attend to learn more.
December 10 – In-Person Leader Training: All leaders, new and returning, must complete either the online course or attend this workshop at 6:00 p.m. in the McKee Building.
December 10 – Our December club meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the McKee Building exhibit hall. Officer elections will be held. And we’ll complete our community service project wrapping Christmas gifts after the meeting. There’s no need to bring anything for wrapping. We will also have a cookie exchange. Please bring two dozen to share and be able to take a few home as well. Cloverbuds are welcome to come and wrap gifts also! (The November meeting minutes are posted. Please be sure that club members have read them prior to the meeting.)
December 17 - Western Heritage Workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the McKee Building. Anyone interested in the project may attend to learn more.
December 20 – Outdoor Skills Workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the McKee Building . Anyone interested in the project may attend to learn more.
January 1 – Please try to turn your completed enrollment and fees in to Cindy by this date. The enrollment fee is $50 per participant. However, fee waivers are available, if needed. All Shooting Sports participants MUST complete a Shooting Sports waiver and turn it in to Cindy with enrollment.
The dates and locations for the Shooting Sports leader certification trainings have been posted. The closest training will be in Boulder County on April 5–7, 2019. At this training, they will offer certification for Archery, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun. Please visit the Larimer County Shooting Sports website to find more details.
We encourage you to strongly consider attending the training and volunteering in the Shooting Sports program. Our county has a large, successful program, but we need certified volunteers to continue to offer those opportunities for our 4-H members.
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!
Larimer County is currently accepting applications for an Extension Agent. Please share the job posting if you know someone who you think would be qualified and interested. The deadline for applying is October 30, 2018. Click here to find all of the details.
Well, the 4-H year is coming to a close. We will have our annual club picnic at Fairgrounds Park on September 10 at 6:00 p.m. The club will furnish the main dish, drinks, and paper products. Please bring a side and/or a dessert for at least 10 people to share. Remember, there is road construction on Railroad Avenue so come into the park from First Street.
Archery Fun Shoot
Tomorrow, September 1, is the Archery Fun Shoot. We will be having fun! Anita and Cindy are handling the details. We hope you can join us at McKee Building. You DO NOT have to be enrolled in the Archery discipline to join us. Any 4-H member can come and try to shoot, but you must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed. It is from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. with lunch somewhere around 12:00 in the McKee Building. Please RSVP via this SignUpGenius.
Pick Up State Fair Projects
Next Wednesday, September 5, all projects that went to state fair MUST be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from the Exhibit Hall of the McKee Building.
Livestock Record Books
Livestock record books are due on September 14. This includes dog and cat. Be sure to complete separate record books for each species (not required but a best practice). Market and Breeding can be in the same book. Also be sure to label the species on the outside of the book for easy sorting to go to the appropriate judge. Cindy will review books and sign off on them at the picnic, or you can bring them to her office before September 14 and she will take them to Fort Collins.
Ag Day Truck Raffle
Save the date of September 22 from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. to sell truck raffle tickets at the CSU Ag Day game. This is also the date the winner will be selected. Cindy is still waiting to hear from CSU that we will be allowed to sell. She’ll let everyone know as soon as she hears. Our club appears to be down about 200 tickets compared to last year, so maybe try to sell some to friends.
The High Country Handiworkers 4-H club was chartered in 1980 and is located in Larimer County, Colorado.
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