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The Next Meeting:


The Next Meeting: The Next Meeting will be Thursday, June 15 , 2017, 7:00 PM, at the Country Life Club, Orchard Homes, on 3rd St.

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The Next Meeting will be Thursday, April 20, 2017, @ 7:00pm , the Ag Center on South Ave. We are doing a food drive rather than Highway clean up due to weather. Please read direction below.

Food Drive

Due to weather we are not doing highway clean up and will be doing a food drive. If you have not met your community service obligation of 2 and your name is on the list please bring 10 food items. ( example : 1 pkg of toilet paper =1 item) If your name is not on the list please bring 2 items.

Kayleigh E, Krista L, Virgel J, Jackson L, Zach S, Ammerie S, Maddy W, Maddy H, Villa’s, Abby M, Mason A,

Our meeting day is hog weigh in which is at the Ag Center, 4-8pm.

Highway Clean-up

Cancelled due to weather.

Demonstration Projects:

If you have not prepared and presented a demonstration, speech or illustrated talk, then select a topic and schedule a date. Members that are not checked off by the June meeting will have an opportunity to present at. There is help available for new members or members that would like to improve their projects. This is a great meeting to get your demonstration completed!

Project Books:

Remember to work on your project books and ask for help if you have questions. I have also enclosed the project book check list for your reference.

Drama Team:

Congratulations to Blue Mtn Drama team for winning, the drama festival.

Book Keeping:
This meeting is mandatory for many of you, either because you have not met the community service goal of 2 or you have already missed 3 meetings. If you have questions about your standing please check with Erin at or before this meeting. Remember in order to bring an animal to the fair you must be in good standing.

Fundraising:

May 4th is our final fundraising for the year. It is at the Eagles for matador night and there are 2 shifts each 2 hours long. Please see Vicky Riska, to sign up for the 5-7 or 7-9 If you have not participated in one of our fundraisers this is a must or $20.00/member will be collected at the May meeting. (If you have already done this please let others sign up first)

A Blue Mountain 4H member in good standing will:

~miss no more than 3 meetings

~give one demonstration project by June meeting

~must participate in showmanship, at the Fair, if bringing an animal

~participate in 2 community service projects

~participate in 1 fundraising project: (members pay $20.00/ year and will be reimbursed after you have completed a fundraiser / or $40.00 for 2 or more members / family)

~Pay county dues (cost/project) /member

~Pay $5.00 pig raffle (County fundraiser)/ member

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee for Club expenses

~Pay $5.00/member Foundation fee

Minutes

      • No treasure report
      • Shoe Fundraiser is still going strong
      • If you still haven’t done your Quality Assurance, last one on April 7, 6-8pm at county extension office

  • Highway Clean Up at 6:30. Meet up at Frenchtown Pond
  • Megan will pick up supplies
  • No Demonstrations.
  • Next meeting: April 20

Dates to Remember:

All County- and State-wide 4-H events thatwe areaware of are on ourMissoula 4-H Calendar.

All of the documents attached to this email are also online at the4-H Forms page:http://missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

Highlights

  1. The second of twoQuality AssuranceWorkshops is this Friday (April 7th)6pm-8pmat the Extension office.
    1. The list of those who need to attend this year is attached. (this list hasn’t yet deleted names of those who attended QA in March)
  2. Market Hog Taggingwill be Thursday, April 20th, from5-8pmat the Ag Center.
  3. Date Change:Montana 4-H Week of ServiceisApril 21-30. More information is online here:http://www.mt4hservice.org/
  4. The4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Invitationalwill be held Saturday, April 22nd, at the Ag Ed Center. Sign-up form is attached.
  5. A4-H Fashion Revue Contestis being organized by Amber Voss as a 4-H Leadership Project. It will be held Saturday, May 13th, at the Extension Office in Missoula. A workshop will be held in April to teach youth about this event. That date will be emailed separately. Top Seniors members in this event can earn a trip to Montana 4-H Congress to compete at state.
  6. ACounty-wide 4-H Demo Daywill be held Tuesday, May 30th, at the Extension Office in Missoula, starting at5:30pm. This is for Demonstrations, Illustrated Talks and Public Speaking. Top Senior members from this event can earn a trip to 4-H Congress to compete. A registration form will come out later.
  7. Livestock Sale Marketing
    1. TheShoe Drive Fundraiserbenefits everyone who plans to sell an animal at the Fair. Please participate.

i.In addition to the current drop-off locations, a “Fill the Truck” event will be held Saturday, April 8th, 10am to 3pm in the parking lot of Sportsman’s Warehouse on N Reserve. Bring your donated shoes, and we will need some volunteers as well. If you are able to come for an hour or so, please email Campbell or Heidi (cbarrett@montana.eduorirunhorse@yahoo.com).

    1. The Sale Marketing Committee is asking for help from all 4-H Clubs whose members sell animals at the Fair. A $25 to $50 donation will help purchase a new laptop that will be used at the Sale. Email Campbell for more info.
    2. If you have ideas for promo quotes, please send them to Campbell. Two examples from last year (images attached) were:

i.Did you Know?: 4-H and FFA members are already busy raising the steers, lambs, hogs and goats that will be for sale at the Western Montana Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction

ii.Did you Know?: Anyone can attend the 4-H/FFA Livestock Auction and enjoy coffee and breakfast sponsored by Mountain West Co-op….

County-wide Project meetings

  • DogProject practices are held every other week (April 12 and 26are the next two) at the Fairgrounds in the Llama Barn starting at 6:30pm. Contact Beth Copenhaver with questions (arscay@gmail.com).
  • PoultryProject meetings are held the 3rdTuesday of each month,6:30pmat the Extension Office. The next one is Tuesday, April 18th. Contact Laura DeNitto (myfunnyfarm4@gmail.com) or Kristin Whisennand (9milemt@gmail.com) with questions.
  • RabbitProject meetings are held the 4thThursday of each month,6:30pmat the Extension Office. The next one is Thursday, April 27th. Contact Wendy McDaniel (mcdaniel0093@blackfoot.net)or Carla Voss(max2mum_59808@yahoo.com) with questions.
  • AGoatProject meeting will be held Tuesday, April 11th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Contact Denise Elliott with questions (denise410ok@yahoo.com).

Other Upcoming Events

  • Market AnimalQuality Assuranceworkshops will be held Friday,April 7th, 6-8pm at the Extension Office
  • MarketHog Taggingfor the Western Montana Fair is Thursday,April 20th
  • 4-HLivestock Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 22nd, 9am at the MCPS Ag Education Center
  • MissoulaSenior 4-H Scholarship ApplicationsdueApril 28th(application attached)
  • 4-HHorse Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 30th,location and time TBA
  • 4-HExtravaganzaevent will beMay the 4th,5:30-8pmat the MCPS Ag Ed Center
    • Kori McVicker from the Jocko Rangers 4-H Club is organizing this event as her Leadership Project. You can contact her with workshop suggestions or questions atkoricowgirl11@gmail.com.
  • Market LambandGoat weigh-infor the WMF is Thursday,May 18th,5-7pmat the Ag Ed Center
  • 4-HShooting Sports Campwill be heldMay 19-21, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due May 5th, $60 per person)
  • 4-HCloverbud Campwill be heldJune 9-11, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due June 1st, $120 for 1 parent + 1 child)
  • Multi-County 4-H Campwill be heldJune 13-16, at the camp at Loon Lake (Registration info to come – heads-up that the camp raised our cost to be there 14% this year, so look for an increase in registration fees)

Monthly Committee meetings

  • The 4-HHorse Committeemeets Wednesday (2ndWed monthly), April 12th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend, youth or adults. Contact Cindy Arnott with questions (cindyrknot@gmail.com).
  • The 4-HLivestock Committeemeets Thursday (2ndThurs monthly), April 13th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Again, anyone can attend.
  • The 4-HLivestock Sale Marketing Committeemeets Tuesday (4thTues monthly), April 25th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend. Contact Heidi Kneib with questions (irunhorse@yahoo.com).
  • The 4-HCouncil Boardmeets the 1stWednesday of each month,6pmat the Extension Office. The next meeting is April 5th.
  • The 4-HShooting Sports Committeedoesn’t always meet monthly (when they do, it’s the 4thWed,6pmat the Extension Office). Contact Drew Hall with questions (tdhod@msn.com).

Campbell Barrett

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Missoula County Extension Office

2825 Santa Fe Court

Missoula, MT59808

(406) 258-4203phone

(406) 258-3916fax

(406) 544-4768cell

Please remember to read the County Newsletter!! Ask questions anytime if you do not understand an issue, E-mail or call a club officer Erin Shinn, 406-240-5740, ekshinn@gmail.com


March Newsletter

HOG MEMBERS!!

We will be having a project meeting this THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Country Life Club (right before meeting).

We will have food!

{Please bring your project books!}

Nursing Home Visit

Thanks to all the members who attended the visit to the Village Health Care. What a super turn out of both members and parents! There were lots of musicians and projects this year. What a nice representation of our club’s interests. The residents enjoyed your devotion and really appreciate our efforts. The visit was completed with a general meeting.

Demonstration Projects:

Demonstration Projects: This is a great meeting to present your demonstration project.

If you have questions or need help then please ask one of the officers or Erin.

Project Materials:

Projects and Leaders: Do you have all your project materials and know who your

leader is? New members please ask if you do not understand what to do with your books or how books will be evaluated in the future. You should have a requirement checklist with your project materials.

Our Drama members will perform and the County Ambassadors will be joining us at this meeting. This is the last chance to bring shoes to donate.

News from the Extension office:

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS / VOLUNTEERS

Dear 4-H Club Leaders and families,

Based on my records, the following individuals need to attend a 4-H Market Animal Quality Assurance workshop this year prior to exhibiting/selling animals at the Fair. These names are based on project enrollment.

Workshops will be held on March 10th(tomorrow) and April 7th. They must attend one or the other, not both. Workshops are held at the Extension Office, and will last from6pm-8pm.

Members have to attend once their first year showing as a Junior member, and once their first year showing as a Senior member (Seniors were 14+ on October 1st, 2016). “Novice” isn’t a factor. It’s based solely on age (Junior = 8-13 on Oct 1st, 2016, Senior = 14+ on Oct 1st, 2016).

Blue Mountain

-Keanu Armstrong

-McKenzie Culver

-Abbie Finlay

-Emily Finlay

-Geovonni Kudron

-Maddison Sciroletti

-Tennyson Smith

-Annmarie Sowers

-Carter Stufflebeam

-Logan Turner

-Maddy Warren

-Hadley Youbles

-Mara Youbles

All County- and State-wide 4-H events that I’m aware of are on ourMissoula 4-H Calendar.

All of the documents attached to this email are also online at the4-H Forms page:http://missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

TheShoe Drive fundraiserto support the 4-H Livestock Sale Marketing Committee is going on now through April 8th. A flyer with information and drop-off locations is attached.

Highlights

  1. The first of twoQuality AssuranceWorkshops is this Friday (Mar 10th)6pm-8pmat the Extension office. The other one is April 7th.
    1. If you are unsure you need to attend, a list will be sent to all families later today, or first-thing tomorrow.
  2. TheShoe Drive Fundraiserbenefits anyone who plans to sell an animal at the Fair. Please participate.
    1. In addition to the current drop-off locations, a “Fill the Truck” event will be held Saturday, April 8th, 10am to 3pm in the parking lot of Sportsman’s Warehouse on N Reserve. Bring your donated shoes, and we will need some volunteers as well.
    2. The Sale Marketing Committee is asking for help from all 4-H Clubs whose members sell animals at the Fair. A $25 to $50 donation will help purchase a new laptop that will be used at the Sale. Email Campbell for more info.
  3. Rec LabRegistration is due ASAP[the form said March 13th, but they really needed to know March 1st(typo on the form)]. If you plan to attend (March 31-Apr 2, Miles City, 4-H teens, $100 registration), please get your paperwork in soon.
  4. Montana 4-H Week of ServiceisApril 9-15. More information is online here:http://www.mt4hservice.org/

County-wide Project meetings

  • DogProject practices are held every other week (Mar 15 and Mar 29are the next two) at the Fairgrounds in the Llama Barn starting at6:30pm. Contact Beth Copenhaver with questions (arscay@gmail.com).
  • PoultryProject meetings are held the 3rdTuesday of each month,6:30pmat the Extension Office. The next one is Tuesday, Mar 21st. Contact Laura DeNitto (myfunnyfarm4@gmail.com) or Kristin Whisennand (9milemt@gmail.com) with questions.
  • RabbitProject meetings are held the 4thThursday of each month,6:30pmat the Extension Office, starting in February. The next one is Thursday the 23rdof Mar. Contact Wendy McDaniel (mcdaniel0093@blackfoot.net)or Carla Voss(max2mum_59808@yahoo.com) with questions.
  • AHorseProject meeting will be held Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Contact Cindy Arnott for more information (cindyrknot@gmail.com).
  • AGoatProject meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Contact Denise Elliott with questions (denise410ok@yahoo.com).
  • AVet ScienceProject meeting will be held Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office.Contact Denise Elliott with questions (denise410ok@yahoo.com).

Upcoming Events

  • Market AnimalQuality Assuranceworkshops will be held Friday,March 10th, and Friday,April 7th,6-8pm(both) at the Extension Office
  • 4-HDrama Festivalis Saturday,March 18th, 10am start at the Potomac Community Center
  • Montana 4-HRec Lab(for Teens who are 4-H 13+) held in Miles City, MT,March 31-April 2(info attached – due Mar 13th, $100).
  • MarketHog Taggingfor the Western Montana Fair (WMF) is Thursday,April 20th, location and time TBA
  • 4-HLivestock Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 22nd, 9am at the MCPS Ag Education Center
  • DATE CHANGE:4-HHorse Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 30th,location and time TBA
  • MissoulaSenior 4-H Scholarship ApplicationsdueApril 28th(application attached)
  • 4-HExtravaganzaevent will beMay the 4th,5:30-8pmat the MCPS Ag Ed Center
  • Market LambandGoat weigh-infor the WMF is Thursday,May 18th,5-7pmat the Ag Ed Center
  • 4-HShooting Sports Campwill be heldMay 19-21, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due May 5th, $60 per person)
  • 4-HCloverbud Campwill be heldJune 9-11, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due June 1st, $120 for 1 parent + 1 child)
  • Multi-County 4-H Campwill be heldJune 13-16, at the camp at Loon Lake (info to come)

Monthly Committee meetings

  • The 4-HHorse Committeemeets this Wednesday (2ndWed monthly), February 8th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend, youth or adults. Contact Cindy Arnott with questions (cindyrknot@gmail.com).
  • The 4-HLivestock Committeemeets this Thursday (2ndThurs monthly), March 9th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Again, anyone can attend.
  • The 4-HLivestock Sale Marketing Committeemeets Tuesday (4thTues monthly), March 28th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend. Contact Heidi Kneib with questions (irunhorse@yahoo.com).
  • The 4-HCouncil Boardmeets the 1stWednesday of each month,6pmat the Extension Office. The next meeting is April 5th.
  • The 4-HShooting Sports Committeedoesn’t always meet monthly (when they do, it’s the 4thWed,6pmat the Extension Office). Contact Drew Hall with questions (tdhod@msn.com).

Campbell Barrett

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Missoula County Extension Office

2825 Santa Fe Court

Missoula, MT 59808

(406) 258-4203phone

(406) 258-3916fax

Blue Mountain 4H member in good standing

~miss no more than 3 meetings

~completes a demonstration project by our June meeting

~enroll and complete at least one project

~ must participate in showmanship, at the fair, if bringing an animal

~2 community service projects

~1 fundraising project: pay $20.00/ year and will be reimbursed after you have completed a fundraiser / or $40.00 for 2 or more members / family

~pay county dues (cost/project) /member

~pay $5.00 pig raffle (county fundraiser)/ member

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee

~Pay $5.00/member county fee

Ask questions anytime if you do not understand an issue, E-mail or call a club officer or Erin, ekshinn@gmail.com, 2405740.

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The Next Meeting will be Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 PM, at Village Health Care, 2651 South Ave West, corner of South Ave and Old Fort Rd, Missoula, MT, 59804 (728-9162)

Nursing Home Visit

Our next service project is the Nursing Home visit and club meeting. Please make the effort to attend. If you have not participated in a service project you must attend this one and the next one to meet our club requirements, of 2 per year. There is only one more project scheduled this year. Members may choose to additionally bring a 4-H project, read a book, play an instrument or bring a pet. If you play an instrument, sing or dance then you will receive credit for a demonstration project. (We will do only one song and then move on to the next person, if there is time you will have a chance to do two) You may also bring a chicken or rabbit however they must be contained. If you bring a dog, you must bring proof of shots. Other pets and project animals are welcome however check with Erin first. The general meeting will be held at the Nursing Home in the meeting room.

Schedule: Meet with Residents 6:30

General Meeting 7:15

Other Notes:

Projects and Leaders: At this meeting we will confirm all members have the appropriate material and have been assigned a project leader. New members please ask if you do not understand what to do with your books or how books will be evaluated by the County for credit. Leaders make sure you are on the County leader list if you want to get a Fair pass. If you did not pick-up materials at the last meeting then please do so at this meeting.

Leaders paper work must be turned in.

Demonstration Projects: Members are encouraged to present their demonstration project at this meeting. This meeting is a great opportunity to fulfill this club requirement.

Photography Award: The club has historically sponsored the photography award presented at the Fair. We will need to decide if we want to continue sponsoring the photography award and approve the $25.00 cost.

Archery Members:

There will be a meeting following our group meeting.

Shoe Fundraiser for the livestock Sale:

Please bring shoes that are in good condition to this meeting. (No boots) They are donated to other countries and the money will go towards the Live Stock Sale, to help pay for lunch and drinks for the buyers, along with advertising.

County Wide Dates and Information:

INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS / VOLUNTEERS

This is your Missoula County 4-H News provided by Campbell Barrett, 4-H Agent. A lot is going on in the 4-H world as you will read below and attached. If there is anything you do not understand, please do not hesitate to ask me about it.

All County- and State-wide 4-H events that I’m aware of are on ourMissoula 4-H Calendar.

All of the documents attached to this email are also online at the4-H Forms page:http://missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

Montana 4-Hhas re-done theirwebsite. Check it out for news and information on State 4-H events and more:http://montana4h.org/

TheShoe Drive fundraiserto support the 4-H Livestock Sale Marketing Committee is going on now through April 7th. A flyer with information and drop-off locations is attached.

County-wide Project meetings

  • DogProject practices are held every other week (Feb 15thand Mar 1stare the next two) at the Fairgrounds in the Llama Barn starting at6:30pm. Contact Beth Copenhaver with questions (arscay@gmail.com).
  • PoultryProject meetings are held the 3rdTuesdayof each month,6:30pm, normally at the Extension Office (may be held elsewhere Feb-Apr). The next one is Tuesday, Feb 21st. Contact Laura DeNitto (myfunnyfarm4@gmail.com) or Kristin Whisennand (9milemt@gmail.com) with questions.
  • RabbitProject meetings are held the 4thThursdayof each month,6:30pmat the Extension Office, starting in February. The next one is Thursday the 23rdof Feb. Contact Carla Voss (leave a message at 240-8318) or Wendy McDaniel (244-0993 or 880-0993)
  • AHorseProject meeting will be held Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. This might not be a monthly thing, so be sure to catch the Feb meeting. Contact Cindy Arnott for more information (cindyrknot@gmail.com).
  • AGoatProject meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office (no Feb mtg). Contact Denise Elliott with questions (denise410ok@yahoo.com).
  • AVet ScienceProject meeting will be held Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office.

Vet Science learning opportunities

  • Saturday, February 11th, 2pm at the MCPS Ag Education Center, Autumne Polling will hold a workshop/practice session for any youth interested in the Vet Science competition she is holding at part of her Senior Project.
  • Saturday, February 25th, 10am at the Ag Ed Center, there will be a Vet Science competition. Even if you don’t feel competitive, you can come to participate and learn.
  • Wednesday, March 15th(unrelated to the above 2 opportunities), there will be a County-wide 4-H Vet Science Project meeting at the Extension office at6:30pm.

Upcoming Events

  • 4-HVet Science Contest(New) Saturday,Feb 25th, 10am at the Ag Ed Center
  • Market AnimalQuality Assuranceworkshops will be held Friday,March 10th, and Friday,April 7th,6-8pm(both) at the Extension Office
  • 4-HDrama Festivalis Saturday,March 18th, 10am start at the Potomac Community Center
  • State 4-HHorse & Livestock Leaders Forum(open to youth and adults) held in Kalispell, MT,March 24-26(info attached – due Mar 1st, $100 for adults, $75 for teens).
  • Montana 4-HRec Lab(for Teens who are 4-H 13+) held in Miles City, MT,March 31-April 2(info attached – due Mar 13th, $100).
  • MarketHog Taggingfor the Western Montana Fair (WMF) is Thursday,April 20th, location and time TBA
  • 4-HLivestock Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 22nd, 9am at the MCPS Ag Education Center
  • 4-HHorse Judging Contestin MissoulaApril 23rd, location and time TBA
  • MissoulaSenior 4-H Scholarship ApplicationsdueApril 28th(application attached)
  • 4-HExtravaganzaevent will beMay the 4th,5:30-8pmat the MCPS Ag Ed Center
  • Market LambandGoat weigh-infor the WMF is Thursday,May 18th,5-7pmat the Ag Ed Center
  • 4-HShooting Sports Campwill be heldMay 19-21, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due May 5th, $60 per person)
  • 4-HCloverbud Campwill be heldJune 9-11, at the camp at Loon Lake(info attached – due June 1st, $120 for 1 parent + 1 child)
  • Multi-County 4-H Campwill be heldJune 13-16, at the camp at Loon Lake (info to come)

Monthly Committee meetings

  • The 4-HHorse Committeemeetsthis Wednesday(2ndWed monthly), February 8th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend, youth or adults. Contact Cindy Arnott with questions (cindyrknot@gmail.com).
  • The 4-HLivestock Committeemeetsthis Thursday(2ndThurs monthly), February 9th, 7pm at the Extension Office. Again, anyone can attend.
  • The 4-HLivestock Sale Marketing CommitteemeetsTuesday(4thTues monthly), February 28th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office. Anyone can attend. Contact Heidi Kneib with questions (irunhorse@yahoo.com).
  • The 4-HCouncil Boardmeets the 1stWednesdayof each month,6pmat the Extension Office. The next meeting is March 1st.
  • The 4-HShooting Sports Committeedoesn’t always meet monthly (when they do, it’s the 4thWed,6pmat the Extension Office). Contact Drew Hall with questions (tdhod@msn.com).

Colleen Terrazas

4-H Administrative Coordinator

Missoula County Extension Office

2815 Santa Fe Court

Missoula, MT 59808

A Blue Mountain 4H member in good standing will:

~miss no more than 3 meetings

~give one demonstration project

~must complete showmanship, at the Fair, if bringing an animal

~participate in 2 community service projects

~participate in 1 fundraising project: ( members pay $20.00/ year and will be reimbursed after you have completed a fundraiser / or $40.00 for 2 or more members / family)

~Pay county dues (cost/project) /member

~Pay $5.00 pig raffle (County fundraiser)/ member

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee for Club expenses

~Pay $5.00 State fee / member

Please ask questions anytime if you do not understand an issue, E-mail or call a club officer or Erin, ekshinn@gmail.com, 240-5740

4h feb 2017.pdf

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Attn: Sheep Members:

Meet at the OHCLC at 6:30 in the coat room for a short meeting to gather information and meet each other as we have some new kids in this project in 2017. Bring best contact information and questions.

Additionally!!! This Thursday before the main club meeting!!! : )




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The Next Meeting will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM, at the County Life Club, on 3rd near Wheat Mt.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT:

Thank you to all for the wonderful gift donations along with food, money & gift cards for our Christmas Family. They were truly touched. I know that several of our members use their own money and this makes this project all the more special.

Thank you to all who brought the wonderful food for us to eat.

Fundraiser: Matador Night at the Eagles.

A very special Thank You to the Riska family for not only putting this all together, being in charge that evening, and working start to finish. The food was great and the service terrific. We cleared $111.00 from the 50/50 Raffle. The Eagles donates 70% of each matador, 88 were roughly sold plus tips. Those of you that helped on Thursday will get credit towards fundraising. We hope to do this again and our hopes are that others will work the next round. Remember if you do not help with a fundraiser, then $20.00/member is owed to the club.

Shoe Fundraiser for the livestock Sale:

Please bring shoes that are in good condition to this meeting. (No boots) They are donated to other countries and the money will go towards the Live Stock Sale, to help pay for lunch and drinks for the buyers, along with advertising.

Drama Festival:

Anyone interested in participating in this year's Missoula County 4-H Drama Festival, please come an hour before the regular meeting, at6 PM, thisThursday, Jan. 19, to learn more about it and to get a part in the Blue Mountain play! If you could text Freya directly at 406-529-1939to let her know you are coming, that would be excellent! The festival happensSaturday March 18th.

Hope to see you there,

Freya Jones

Please ask questions anytime if you do not understand an issue,

E-mail or call a club officer or Erin , ekshinn@gmail.com, 721-3964 or Adam, arys@montana.com , 544-3100

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Just a quick reminder: 4H is a family event and parents are expected to stay for meetings. We are striving to make this a successful club & 4H members are more successful when parents are involved. This next meeting is a wonderful time for everyone to get to know each other.

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The Christmas Party and Service Project (this is our December meeting)

Blue Mountain Annual Christmas Party

When:Thursday, December 15th

Time: 6:00pm
Where:The Orchard Homes on 3rd st

What:Caroling (dress warm & bring a head lamp), potluck dinner and enjoying the season together!
Please bring the following:


Last Names:

G-L: Big Salad or appetizers

M-Z: Main Dish
A-F: Dessert

Drinks provided by Hamiltons, Carters, & Shinns

Our club will provide plates, cups, & silverware

Feel free to bring anything else you'd like to share! The more the merrier!!

Gift Exchange:We do a fun exchange with ANY kiddo (4-H or not) who brings a $5 or less gift wrapped or in a bag!! You never know what you'll go home with!! :)

Service Project: Christmas Familys, thank you for signing up, here is a copy in case you forgot what you signed up for. If you haven’t signed up but would like to please call me, so we have something for everyone. It is so nice that we can help. This is one of our service projects and counts for your member if they sign up to help our Christmas family. Two service projects, through our club, are required each year.

CHRISTMAS FAMILY

* ITEMS MOST WANTED FOR EACH*

Baby 5 months old

*Sleeper size 12 months…… Emily Finlay

Sleeper Size 12 months…..Abbie Finlay

Sleeper Size 12 months_

Sleeper Size 12 Months_

*An educational toy_

*Diapers lrge pkg size 4….Turners

Diapers lrge pkg size 4…..Brittains

BOY 3RD GRADE:

*Football …..Turners

*Football Jersey(Broncos) size 14-16… McLeods

*Boxer briefs size med_Shana

*Remote control car_

Diary of a Whimpey kid books…..Daynen Clouse

GIRL 3RD GRADE:

*Remote control cat:

*Bikini underwear size 10:Shana

Fuzzy Blanket:…..Smiths

Stuffed Cat:

Art supplies:….Hamiltons

Small dog bed:….Abbie Finlay

GIRL 6TH GRADE:

*Gift card to barnes and noble:_Summer

*Bikini underware size 14:_Shana

Makeup:….Youbles

Gift Card Target:….Brittain

Hoodie size 14-16:_

Mom:

*Size 9 tennis shoes:….Emily Finlay

Dandruff Shampoo_

Tooth brushes…..Riska

Colgate…..Riska

Toilet paper……Riska

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Paper towels….Riska

Frozen beef, hog or lamb….Turners

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*Money for snow tires:…No limit of people (The tires and labor are roughly $552.96 & Les Schwab will give them to us for $477.58 so a big THANK YOU to Les Schwab)

….Danyo

Please bring wrapped and labeled to our December meeting.

MEETING ATTENDANCE:

This club allows only three absences per year from club meetings. Members are required to participate in community service projects and fund raisers. 4-H IS A FAMILY ORGANIZATION. Parents - you are invited and encouraged to attend our club meetings and functions. Successful 4-H’ers are the ones with support from home. Our club succeeds with help in all areas from our parents - from being project leaders to helping your child or another member.

Blue Mtn 4H member in good standing

~ miss no more than 3 meetings

~ one demonstration project by our June meeting

~must participate in showmanship if bringing an animal

~2 community service projects

~1 fundraising project or pay $20.00/ year will get money back after you have project completed

~Pay county dues $7.00 (cost/project)

~Pay $5.00 for pig raffle (county fundraiser)

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee

~Pay $5.00 state fee

News from Campbell:

County 4-H Awards

Great turnout last night for 4-H Awards Night at the Fairgrounds. Attached is a PDF with County Award recipients by Club. If it says “pin” in the left-hand column, that means they were the top Junior or Senior in that category (Sheep, Beef, etc.). Score sheets and leftover awards will be in your club mailboxestomorrow.

Shoe Drive Fundraiser

Attached is a flyer with information about a fundraiser being put on by the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale Marketing Committee. Let me know if you would like someone from the committee to speak at an upcoming meeting to provide more information.

4-H Events

As always,the 4-H Calendar is online and up-to-date:http://missoulaeduplace.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&view=month&layout=calendar&Itemid=984(or Google Missoula 4-H and click the link on the bottom left of the 4-H home page).

  • There isno county-wide Poultry Projectmeeting in December. They will resume in January (the 17th,6:30pmat the Extension Office)
  • Market Beef weigh-in is Saturday, January 7th, from9am to 11amat the Ag Education Center just west of Big Sky High School on South Ave.
  • There is arequired Dog Project meeting(the indoor one, no dogs) on January 11th(6:30pmat the Extension Office
  • Vet Science contestfor 4-H and FFA, February 25th, time and location TBA. Contact Autumne Polling for more information, or if you want her to come to your club meeting to promote the event (autumnepoling@yahoo.com). There will be a teaching workshop prior to this event.

State/Regional Events coming up for Teens

  • Legislative BreakfastJanuary 16/17in Helena (more info coming soon:http://montana4h.org/#program:4)
  • Teen Winter CampFebruary 17-19at the Loon Lake Camp (Registration attached, Due Jan 27th, $75)

I will be out of the office on Annual Leave to visit my family back east in Virginia from Monday, December 12th, through Wednesday, January 4th, and then from January 5ththrough the 8thI’ll be in Denver to chaperone our Gavel Games team as they compete at the Western National Roundup. I’ll have pretty regular access to email, and I’ll have my cell phone (544-4768), but your best bet will be to contact Colleen (258-4201,missoula2@montana.edu). I’ll be in the office from now through Sunday, December 11th, and assuming the roads are clear between here and Denver, I’ll be back in the office for good sometime late in the day on Monday, January 9th. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Campbell

Campbell Barrett

The next Meeting is on Thursday November 17th 2016, 7:00 PM, at Orchard Homes

November Newsletter: To Save, Print or View,

please click on:4h nov_2016.pdf


The Next Meeting will be on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00 PM, at the Country Life Club,

just west of Reserve on Third St. near Wheat Montana

CLUB OFFICER

President: Ethan Turner

Vice President: Sydney Brittain Secretary: Logan Turner

Treasurer: Wyatt Shinn Sergeant at Arms: Geovonni Kubron

OFFICER TRAINING

To be announced

CLUB ORGANIZATION AND THE EXTENSION OFFICE:

Blue Mountain 4-H is operated by the club members and officers. The organizational leader, Erin, provides direction, communication with members, parents, and the county extension office. Parents are encouraged to stay for our meetings, a successful 4H member has family support. The club officers, members, project leaders and volunteers are ultimately supervised by Campbell Barrett, Missoula County Extension Agent and Colleen Terrazas, 4H Administrative Coordinator.

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BOOKS AND PROJECT SIGN-UP:

Books: Are Your Books Turned in?

The quality and workmanship of the books turned in to date has been greatly improved from last year. If your book gets turned back and needs a correction

please make the necessary addition or repair, as soon as possible, and return your book for final review. Books must be completed to continue on in 4H.

Project Sign-up: If you have not completed and payed for your enrollment forms than please do so at this meeting. $7.00 covers the cost of insurance as well as projects and books. Also each family will add an additional $5.00 to cover general club expenses. $20.00 / family for fundraising, if you do not participate in fundraising Plus $5.00 for pig raffle. (This is the county fundraiser and every member must buy 1. You are welcome to sell it or buy more.) and a $5.00 state fee. Checks should be made payable to the Blue Mountain 4-H Club and turned in with enrollment cards at this meeting.

FUNDRAISING:

Watch for these dates to be announced.

CHRISTMAS SERVICE PROJECT:

The Club will be helping one or more families this year at Christmas. The recipients will receive household items or gifts depending on the situation.

We normally collect the items at our Christmas party and the Officers deliver the gifts the following day. The last few years have left many people struggling or in need of assistance. We target our donations to a situation where the recipients are not on any public assistance or other aid. Please plan ahead for a donation.

If for some reason you cannot make the party contact an officer to drop off your donation. There will be an item list or suggestions at this meeting. So please make sure you sign up before you leave this meeting.

SENIORS:

If your projects are up to date, meaning books are completed and have been turned in and you have been with our club 3 or more years. I will order your watch or belt buckle. Please let me know at this meeting which you would like. If you want a belt buckle what project animal would you prefer on there? Ex: Seth would like a belt buckle with a steer. Seniors remember to stay in good standing in order to receive your buckles. We lead by example and you all are proving to be great leaders.<

NEWS FROM CAMPBELL

Upcoming Events

-County-wideClub Officer Trainingwill be held Tuesday, November 29th, starting at6pmat the Extension Office.

-Beef weigh-inwill be Saturday, January 7th, from9am to 11amat the Ag Education Center on South Ave, west of Big Sky HS.

-TheDrama Festivalwill be Saturday, March 18th, in Potomac – start time to be announced.

Project Meetings(county-wide, open to all)

-Poultry: Tuesday, November 15th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office

-Meat Goat: Wednesday, November 16th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office

-Dog: Wednesday,January 11th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office (This is the mandatory intro/book meeting. No dogs at this one.)

Other Notes

-The Extension Office will be closed Tuesday, November 8th, and Friday, November 11th. Campbell will be in the office on both of those days, but call first before you stop by (544-4768).

-The4-H Calendar onlinehas been updated with everything I’m aware of through the end of 2017. Clickhere, or Google “Missoula 4-H” and click the Calendar of Events link on the left.

-Almost anything you would need for 4-H forms can be found online at the Forms page:http://www.missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

-Hog and Sheep Checks are in your Club Mailbox at the Extension Office, if you haven’t already picked them up.

County 4-H Awards wrap-up

-Postcards will go in the mail tomorrow, notifying those who will receive an award at the December 4thAwards Night.

-All project books turned in for County Award review will be available at the Extension Office by Tuesday (call if you want them earlier – it can be arranged)

-County 4-H Awards Night will be Sunday, December 4th, 6pm start at the Home Arts Building at the Fairgrounds. We will recognize County Award winners, I Am 4-H Award winner, Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Award winners, Friend of 4-H Award winners, Top Ten Buyers from the Fair’s Livestock Sale, New and outgoing 4-H Board members, etc. Instructions on the pot-luck part of the night will be sent out soon.

Enrollment reminders

-Members re-enrolling for the current 4-H Year (which started this past Saturday, October 1st) should have all forms turned in no later than December 1st.

-Project fees are $7 per project.

-Adult Volunteer association dues (optional) are $6. Adult Volunteer annual insurance (secondary medical) is $1. For volunteers in Horse Projects, it’s $2.

-Members in Horse and other Animal Projects need to fill out and turn in either the Horse Project Release and/or the Animal Project Release BEFORE they start working with that project animal.

-Youth and Adult enrollment and other forms are online here:http://www.missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

-Clubs are asked to contribute $5 per member to the Montana 4-H Foundation, which supports State 4-H events, offers college scholarships to 4-H members, and offers mini-grants to 4-H Clubs for service projects.

  • Some clubs cover this through a member fee, some cover it through fundraisers or donations.

Blue Mtn 4H member in good standing

~miss no more than 3 meetings

~does one demonstration project by our June meeting

~must do showmanship if bringing an animal

~2 community service projects

~1 fundraising project: pay $20.00/ year and will be reimbursed after you have completed a fundraiser / or $40.00 for 2 or more members / family

~pay county dues $7.00 (cost/project) /member

~Pay $5.00 pig raffle (county fundraiser)/ member

~Pay $5.00 State Fee/ member

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee

Remember to read the county newsletter and our web site bluemountain4h.org

Please ask questions anytime if you do not understand an issue,

E-mail or call a club officer or Erin , ekshinn@gmail.com, 721-3964 or Adam, arys@montana.com, 542-3806.

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October Newsletter: To Save, Print or View,

please click on: 4H Oct nl 2016 (1).pdf


***** Note this Meeting is a week Early *****



The Next Meeting will be on Thursday, October , 2016, 7:00 PM, **1 week early** at the Orchard Home Country Life Club Located at 2537 Third West of Reserve. This meeting marks the beginning of the new 4-H year. Please bring your family with you so everyone can get to know each other.

We will also have a dessert pot luck ….. bring you favorite and don’t forget plates, napkins or utensils for your treat.

Beef Checks:

Beef checks are in at the extension office. They are in the Blue Mtn mail box in the room across from Colleens office.

CLUB OFFICER ELECTIONS:

All members are encouraged to run for an office. A club officer is a great way to learn the skill of meeting organization. This skill is very useful. (I am surprised how many professional people do not know how to run a formal meeting.) These skills will benefit you later in life as well as getting instant respect and attention at formal meeting. Any 2nd year Blue Mountain members and above are eligible to run for President, Vice President, Secretary, Web Master and Treasurer. All members are eligible to run for Sergeant of Arms. Prepare your speech - members vote for the most qualified candidate - this isn’t a popularity contest.

SERVICE PROJECTS FOR 2016 AND 2017:

Our club is a known for the great work we do with our service projects. Every year we have requests to do more; however we should be careful not to do too many projects. Each member is required to help with 2 projects. The list:

1. Christmas Donations to a family needing help & caroling

2. Nursing Home visit

3. Highway Clean-up

RECORD BOOKS:

Books must be turned in at this meeting or you will not get credit for the previous 4-H year or be able to continue on in 4H. If you have a question on what needs to be filled out or how to fill out a section then ask before the meeting. Late books are not OK, make extra work for the reviewers and slow club progress.

MEMBERSHIP:

If you know of someone, who is interested in joining 4-H, please bring him or her to this meeting. It is best to start the 4-H year at the beginning so you don’t miss out on elections, information, and activity planning and club meetings. Also, WELCOME to all our new members!

PROJECT SIGN-UP:

Our goal is to have all members complete their 4-H enrollment forms and make payment at this meeting. However the deadline is December 1, 2016 for forms and payment. If payment is a problem please contact Erin. Policy will be enforced this year requiring a late fee after December 1, 2016 enrollments. A payment is required before a member /club will be entered in the computer system or can obtain publications. Remember, you will need a parent signature on your form, so if your parent cannot attend with you, please get a form, from the Extension Office, before the meeting, and have your parent sign the form. Project materials will be available at the November meeting, but only if you turn your form in at this October meeting. LIVESTOCK MEMBERS: Remember, you and your parent will be asked to sign a project wavier form. The club will pay for all volunteer fees and insurance as needed. Also: BEEF MEMBERS: One question comes up that comes up frequently is “How old do you have to be to do the beef project?” Answer: “to show and sell at the fair you must be 9 years old during the 4-H calendar year.”

DUES:

The dues for this year are $7.00 for the all projects including Cloverbuds. The $7.00 covers the cost of insurance as well. Also each family will add an additional $5.00 to cover club costs. Checks should be made payable to the Blue Mountain 4-H Club and turned in with enrollment cards at this meeting. Plus $5.00 for pig raffle. (this is a county fundraiser and you must buy 1/ member and you are welcome to sell it and or buy more) and $5.00 county fee/member.

PROJECT LEADERS:

We are in need of project leaders and assistants, so please call ASAP if you are interested, or know of someone who might be interested in sharing a skill, knowledge or willing to help 4-H. Remember, you don’t have to be a parent or an expert. It is very beneficial to the club to have as many project leaders as project categories in the club; also project leaders receive half off a week pass for entry to the fair. All project Leaders must fill out a form.

MEETING ATTENDANCE:

This club allows only three absences per year from club meetings. Members are required to participate in community service projects and fund raisers. 4-H IS A FAMILY ORGANIZATION. Parents - you are invited and encouraged to attend our club meetings and functions. Successful 4-H’ers are the ones with support from home. Our club succeeds with help in all areas from our parents - from being project leaders to helping your child or another member.

Blue Mtn 4H member in good standing

~ miss no more then 3 meetings

~does one demonstration project by our June meeting

~must do showmanship if bringing an animal

~2 community service projects

~1 fundraising project or pay $20.00/ year will get money back after you have project completed

~Pay county dues $7.00 (cost/project)

~Pay $5.00 for pig raffle (county fundraiser)

~Pay $5.00/ family club fee

~Pay $5.00 county fee

Look through lost and found before you leave.

News from Campbell

County 4-H Awards

-If youth were nominated for a county 4-H Award, they need to have their completed records for that project turned in to the Extension Office by this Friday, October 7th

-Nominated youth who turn in their records by October 7th, will need to Interview on Wednesday, October 19th, starting at6pmin the Extension Office.

-It’s the records and the interview that determine which nominated youth will actually receive County Awards.

-County 4-H Awards Night will be Sunday, December 4th, 6pm start at the Home Arts Building at the Fairgrounds. We will recognize County Award winners, Graduating Cloverbuds, I Am 4-H Award winner, Outstanding 4-H Volunteer Award winners, Friend of 4-H Award winners, Top Ten Buyers from the Fair’s Livestock Sale, New and outgoing 4-H Board members, Ambassadors, etc.

Upcoming Events

-County-level Poultry Project meetings start up again this month (3rdThursday,6:30pm) on October 18th, 6:30pm at the Extension Office.

Enrollment

-Members re-enrolling for the current 4-H Year (which started this past Saturday, October 1st) should have all forms turned in no later than December 1st.

-Project fees are $7 per project.

-Adult Volunteer association dues (optional) are $6. Adult Volunteer annual insurance (secondary medical) is $1. For volunteers in Horse Projects, it’s $2.

-Members in Horse and other Animal Projects need to fill out and turn in either the Horse Project Release and/or the Animal Project Release BEFORE they start working with that project animal.

-Youth and Adult enrollment and other forms are online here:http://www.missoulaeduplace.org/forms.html

-Clubs are asked to contribute $5 per member to the Montana 4-H Foundation, which supports State 4-H events, offers college scholarships to 4-H members, and offers mini-grants to 4-H Clubs for service projects.

  • Some clubs cover this through a member fee, some cover it through fundraisers or donations.

Information

-Beef Checks are out for those who sold steers at the Fair. Most Club Leaders picked them up from the office today. Check first with your club leader.

-Hog and Sheep Checks should be out on November 1st.

-This year’s Pig Raffle fundraiser brought in $3545.50 for Missoula 4-H. Thanks to those who sold tickets! The club that sold the most tickets was the Mullan Trail Mustangs – who sold 408 tickets! They will receive $100 back from the proceeds to help their club.

-Campbell’s birthday is tomorrow.

Thanks!

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Campbell Barrett

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

Missoula County Extension Office

2825 Santa Fe Court

Missoula, MT 59808

(406) 258-4203phone

(406) 258-3916fax

Remember to read the county newsletter, there is lots of information and a calendar; see you at the meeting. We have a web page also ~Blue Mountain 4H, minutes, newsletter and pictures posted here.

Please call if you have questions.

E-mail or call Erin, ekshinn@gmail.com, 240-5740 or Adam , arys@mon