Brown County 4-H News and Notes
Supported By Brown County United Way
Dates To Remember
28 - Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day
29 - Livestock Judging Practice 5:00p.m. Extension Office
29 - Deadline to turn in orders for Spaghetti Luncheon
31 - Prep Day for Spaghetti Luncheon 10:00a.m. at Extension Office
1 - Spaghetti Luncheon 8:00a.m. at Extension Office
7 - State 4-H Round Up Meeting 5:30p.m. at Extension Office
11 - 15 - State 4-H Round Up
19 - District Horse Show at Sweetwater, Texas
LIVESTOCK JUDGING PRACTICE
There will be a Livestock Judging Practice May 29th at 5:00p.m.. We will meet at the Extension Office and then go look at livestock. Hope to see you there. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gonzales.
STATE 4-H ROUND UP
State Round Up qualifiers that are participating in any presentations and would like to practice please contact Nick Gonzales or Kim Miles.
SPAGHETTI LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER
It is that time again to start making Spaghetti! The Annual Spaghetti Luncheon is on June 1st. Sales started May 8th and we need volunteers to sell, make spaghetti, bake cookies, work prep day (May 31st) and day of the sale, and Adult Volunteers to drive on the day of delivery. Due to the low amount of sales we are going to extend the deadline to submit orders to Tuesday May 29th.
Prep Day will be Thursday May 31st at 10:00a.m. at the Extension Office. The day of the sale is Friday June 1st at 8:00a.m. at the Extension Office.
This year we have made some changes:
- Plates will be $8.00
- 4-Hers will receive a $1.00 voucher for every plate they sale (Name of 4-Her must be on the form they turn in. If only the family name is on the form the voucher will be to the family not for each family member)
- If a 4-Her just works or brings a tray of spaghetti/cookies they receive a $20.00 voucher
- If a 4-Her works and brings a tray of spaghetti/cookies they receive a $30.00 voucher
If you are interested in participating in the Annual Spaghetti Fund raiser please contact the Extension Office to let us know what it is you would like to do. This is a great way to have your 4-H membership dues paid for in September.
2ND ANNUAL TEXAS 4-H VOLUNTEER CONFERENCE
Join volunteers and adult leaders throughout Texas for more than forty educational workshops. The conference will be July 27-29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. The cost per adult volunteer is $130.00 which includes Friday night dinner, all workshop materials, Saturday lunch, and refreshment breaks. Registration is now open on 4-H Connect through June 22, 2012. If you would like more information contact the Extension Office.
2012 WEST REGION GOLF CHALLENGE
A two day golf experience for youth ages 11-18. There will be workshops, golf professional clinic, evening social, and a 18 hole Golf Challenge. The West Region Golf Challenge will be July 23-24, 2012 in Sonora, Texas at the Sonora Golf Club. Registration is on 4-H Connect and the registration opens on May 1st and ends on July 9, 2012. If you are interested in participating or have any questions please contact the Extension Office.
SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE TEXAS 4-H CENTER
Texas 4-H Center Youth Programs will provide your child with the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. Finding the right camp for your child is as important as helping them find the right college! Annually, five or more sessions are offered each summer for youth ages 9 (or completed 2nd grade) to age 18, 4-H membership is NOT required for most camps. All camp registrations are made through the Texas 4-H Center website, texas4hcenter.tamu.edu. The 4-H Center is accredited by American Camp Association. Listed below are the different camps that will be offered this summer at the Texas 4-H Center:
- Horizons, Grades 4-8, July 3, 2p.m. - July 7, 10:30a.m., cost is $275
- County Camp 1, July 9, 2p.m.- July 11, 11a.m., cost is $175
- Camp Corral, July 15, 2p.m. - July 20, 2p.m., Military Youth Only
- Mission Possible Mentor Training, July 22, 2p.m. - July 23, 11a.m., cost is $80
- Mission Possible, July 23, 2p.m. - July 25, 3p.m., cost is $175
- Prime Time I Grades 5-8, July 22, 2p.m. - July 25, 10a.m., cost is $225
- Prime Time II Grades 2-5, July 25, 2p.m. - July 28, 10a.m., cost is $225
Brown County 4-H will be participating in County Camp I, you must be registered on the Texas 4-H Center website by June 14th if you are planning on participating in County Camp I. If you are going to attend County Camp I please notify the Extension Office.
DISTRICT 7 & 10 LEADERSHIP LAB 2012
Hey 4-Hers! This year's Leadership Lab will be at T BAR M Resort and Conference Center in New Braunfels, Texas on June 26-28. All 4-Hers who are at least 13 or older by June 26th are welcome to attend. Registration will be on 4-H Connect from May 15th to the 31st, and there will not be a late registration so don't forget.
The cost for attendance will be $235 per youth. This expense will cover dinner on the 26th, all meals on the 27th, and breakfast and lunch on the 28th. This cost will also cover your room and admission to Schlitterbahn Water Park on the 28th. If you would like more information please contact the Extension Office.
AGGIELAND LAMB CAMP
Aggieland Lamb Camp is a 3-day program dedicated to teaching parents and students the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities, selection, and showmanship. The camp will be July 20th - July 22nd, 2012 in College Station, Texas at the Pearce Pavilion. The cost for campers is $150.00 and $60.00 for a adult/sponsor. You have to be 8 years of age or older to participate in the camp and must be accompanied by a adult/sponsor. Registration is online at http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/sheep-goats/sheep-center/youth-camps/index.htm. If you have any questions please contact the Extension Office.
2012 TEXAS 4-H ROPING SCHOOL
On June 17-21, 2012, the Statewide Texas 4-H Calf Roping and Break-A-Way School will be held in Stephenville, Texas. The school will be held at the Tarleton State University Equine Arena. This event encourages young people in 4-H to develop leadership ability and to exercise their abilities in working with younger members in roping activities. Participation is open to all districts of the state, with applications being accepted on a first-come, first- serve basis with first priority to those boys and girls who are 12 years of age and older.
The cost for the school is $380.00. This will include group insurance, meals, lodging, stall rent for one horse and will cover the cost of practice calves used in the teaching process. Most meals will be taken in the Tarleton State University Dining Hall. All students will be housed at the University Dormitories. Students will not be allowed to stay elsewhere. If you would like more information on the Texas 4-H Roping School contact the Extension Office.
2012 JUNIOR RODEO SCHEDULE
June 1 & 2 Mullin Jr. FFA Rodeo
June 8 & 9 Goldthwaite Jr. Rodeo
July 19, 20, 21 Lometa FFA Jr. Rodeo
August 10 & 11 Best of Texas Youth Blow-Out
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
August 1st started the enrollment process for the 2011-2012 4-H year in Texas. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member. If you are wanting to become an adult leader or volunteer we encourage you to enroll for the 2011-2012 year. There is no cost for adult leaders or adult volunteers. As you enroll in 4-H for the year, here are some tips in using 4-H CONNECT:
If you already have a profile DO NOT create another one!
If you lost your email and password call the county office we can tell you your e-mail address and reset your password!
To be an official 4-H member in Texas 4-H you must have an ACTIVE profile in 4-H CONNECT!
An active membership will not be granted until the $25.00 participation fee is paid on 4-H Connect!
You cannot register for an event until your profile is ACTIVE.
When you are doing your re-enrollment for the 2011-2012 4-H Year please make sure you update your address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Don't wait until the last minute to enroll!
Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners' Courts of Texas Cooperating