Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
Meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m. by President Brooke Carlson.
Pledges were led by Cael Claude and Marley Gebhardt.
Roll call was taken and the question was “What was your greatest accomplishment this past year in 4-H?”
Walker Cameron moved to approve the minutes as published on the club website. Seconded and APPROVED.
Treasurer’s report by Nate Rogers: savings = $2,323.91 and checking = $3,265.81.
Reporter’s report by Walker Cameron: all reports were submitted to the Reporter Herald and the Coloradoan and also posted on our social media pages.
Sunshine report by Cael Claude: we had three birthdays for August, September, and October. We passed around a thank you card for Pam for all she does, another thank you card for Megan for all the hard work she did at fair, a farewell card to Keeton who had to move just before fair, and lastly a get well card for a 4-H mom who is struggling with cancer.
Cloverbuds report by Lacey Adams: In September the Cloverbuds had a meeting on fire safety and then on October 5 they went on a field trip to Fire Station 3 in Loveland and had a tour of the station.
Renewing Leaders – All leaders need to take the refresher course for the new year before enrolling on 4honline.
Shooting Sports Leader Meeting – There is a shooting sports meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. to review the shooting sports handbook for 2019.
No Early County Shoots – FYI for shooting sports participants: there will no longer be any early county shoots. Please look at the Shooting Sports calendar now and save the dates now.
Leathercraft and Cloverbud Meeting Change – Leathercraft meetings and Cloverbuds meetings this year are the fourth Wednesday of the month.
Fair Recap – Fair recap and along with that we read all the thank you cards from kids at fair that had received the awards our club sponsored
Truck Raffle Ticket – Reminder that this is our club’s main fundraiser and we need all members to participate in the selling of the tickets.
Livestock Record Books – Livestock record books have been turned in for the competition. A reminder: all livestock participants are expected to complete record books.
Enrollment – Enrollment opens October 16 everyone needs to enroll.
Turning Pens for the Troops – Stay tuned for pen turning community service project in November.
Achievement Night – Achievement Night will be Friday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. Please come and support those who are getting an award and support our fellow club members as well.
4-H Carnival – Save the date for the 4-H Carnival on March 2, 2019.
Club T-Shirts – Think of ideas for club t-shirts and bring them to the next meeting.
Officer Elections – Elections are coming up in December. Start thinking about the offices if you want to run.
Club Requirements – We chatted about expectations and how to address getting everyone to complete their project. Because that is part of a member’s job.
Club Achievement Night at November Meeting – We will celebrate our club’s achievement night at the November meeting. Don’t miss out on the club’s and members’ achievements.
There was a motion to adjourn meeting. Seconded and APPROVED. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
The meeting of the High Country Handiworkers was called to order at 7:12 p.m. on July 16, 2018 by President Brooke Carlson.
The pledges were led by all members who needed leadership for their record book.
Grace Gray moved to approve the minutes from the June meeting as published on the club website. Seconded and APPROVED.
The treasurer’s report was given by Nate Rogers: checking account = $3,866.66 and savings account = $2,323.26.
Reporter, Walker Cameron, submitted last month’s meeting report to the Coloradoan and the Reporter-Herald, and our website and Facebook
The sunshine report was led by Vice President Breelyn Caffey in the absence of Brice Caffey and Cael Claude. We combined July and August birthdays, so we had a total of 8 birthdays for both months.
The Cloverbud report was presented by Cloverbud leader Lacey Adams. At June’s meeting the Cloverbuds decorated white T-Shirts with red, white, and blue paint. At July’s meeting the Cloverbuds decorated leather coasters for their fair projects.
Extension Agent – Keeton Ehrig who was in charge of shooting sports and livestock resigned. Megan Blaser will be handling a lot of the activities.
Interview Judging – Sign-up opens on July 25 at 12:00 a.m. Help would be appreciated for interview judging day and the next day to help set up the exhibit hall.
Dress Code – Remember the 4-H dress code throughout fair.
Fair Parade – Members need to be at the fairgrounds park at 8:00 a.m. on July 28. Bella Kendrot moved to purchase candy to pass out during the parade not to exceed $100 on candy. Seconded and APPROVED. A discussion followed about the float theme and float ideas led by activity leader Rob Ryan. July 27 is the float building at Construction Supply House at 6:00 p.m. Pizza will be provided by the club.
Truck Raffle – Go on the club website to sign up to help sell truck raffle tickets.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 8:51 p.m. Seconded and APPROVED.
Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
Meeting was called to order on June 11, 2018 at 7:11 p.m. by President Brooke Carlson.
Pledges were led by Marley Gebhardt and Morgan Copeland.
Roll call was recorded by asking the question, “Have you started your project yet?”
Devon McNear moved to approve the May minutes as published on the club website. Seconded and APPROVED.
Treasurer’s report by Nate Rogers: checking $4,210.69 and savings $3, 029.15.
Reporter’s report by Walker Cameron. The May meeting report was submitted to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the Fort Collins Coloradoan, our club website, and our Facebook page.
Sunshine report by vice president Breelyn Caffey in the absence of Cael Claude and Brice Caffey. There were three June birthdays celebrated and four members graduated from high school (Lacey Adams, Grace Gray, Brice Caffey and Tyler Rhoades).
Cloverbud report by Lacey Adams. The kids made and decorated stick horses out of pool noodles and then had horse races. They learned about the Kentucky Derby and 4-H Horse projects.
Cake Decorating Contest – Reviewed how the kids in our club did in their competition. Several members and Cloverbuds placed with blue ribbons.
Performing Arts Competition – Reviewed how the members did in their dances. We had several members who received champion and will be going on to state fair.
YHEC – Jacob Grudle and Lacey Adams competed at Youth Hunter Education Challence (YHEC) in Flager in April with Coach Jackie Easthouse. The team of Jacob, Lacey, and Katie Webb took third place, and individually Jacob took 1st and Lacey Adams took 17th place.
Rodeo and Carnival Ticket Orders – 4-H Night at the rodeo will be Monday, August 6. Go to the Signups page on hch4h.org to submit your order. The deadline for payment to Cindy is July 23.
4-H Dress Code – Proper attire is required for all 4-H events. With the warmer weather, girls need to be aware that short shorts, tank tops, and spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed. Boys need to be aware that t-shirts with inappropriate logos are not to be worn.
Fair Entry Forms – Entries are now available. Cindy had some printed for us because it’s tricky to find it on the internet. Also available is the Code of Ethics form for livestock exhibitors. We talked about how to fill out and find the department letters and class numbers.
Club T-Shirts – The club t-shirts that were ordered are available at tonight’s meeting.
Shooting Sports Record Book Workshop – There is a record book workshop on June 13 for shooting sports, but anyone can come and get help with their record books.
Golf Tournament – The club had several members volunteer for community service at the golf tournament on June 1 in Windsor. Club members and club leader and state foundation board member Rob Ryan discussed the outing.
Fair Parade – The theme this year is “Country Pride—County Wide.” Adult volunteers were requested to help organize and gather supplies to create the club's float. Volunteers were Rob Ryan, Rex Rogers, Julee Meiners, and Shavawn Cornett.
Livestock Judging Team – The county’s livestock judging team qualified to go to Scotland for international competition. Andrea Newby moved that we donate $500 to assist with their travel expenses. Seconded and APPROVED.
Demonstration Night – Our club’s first dedicated night for demonstrations is June 22 at 6:00 in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building. Supper will be provided by the club.
Violet Kroger moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m. Seconded and APPROVED.
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