February 13, 2019
GOOD LUCK to all our 4-H members competing at Major Stock Shows!!!!!
ENROLLMENT!!! If you are showing in MCJLS, you MUST enroll ONLINE NOW!!!!! www.join4h.com Tell your friends to sign up!!! You cannot show until you are enrolled!
4-H Facebook: Don’t forget we have a 4-H Facebook page!!!! We post 4-H Blasts, 4-H contest results and neat opportunities to do in 4-H! Make sure that you “see us first” in your settings. Step 1: Like the Page, Step 2: Click on Following, Step 3: See First, Step 4: Turn Notifications ON! Then you will see all 4-H posts when they arrive!
SENIORS: Please also visit the Milam County 4-H Website for other scholarships available: https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-activities/scholarships/
Ag Product ID: Calling all 4-H kids looking for a useful and FUN project, WE WANT YOU to join AG Product ID! Are you interested in learning more about what you eat? We learn to identify and study facts about all the fruits, vegetables, crops, and meats grown and produced in the state of Texas. We will be meeting on Wednesday, February 20th at Bea’s Kitchen at 5:30. We hope to see you there!
Mardi Gras Bash Scholarship Fundraiser: The Chris Holcombe Scholarship Event is in just 10 days!!! If you have not purchased your tickets, stop by the 4-H office in Cameron, The Rockdale Reporter in Rockdale or Rodenbeck’s in Thorndale. If you have an item to donate to the auction please drop it by the 4-H office or by Ideal Poultry. Let’s keep raising money for Milam County Students for scholarships! The event will take place Saturday, February 23 at 6pm at St. Monica’s in Cameron. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children under 18. It is a great way to help at a County wide scholarship fundraiser and someday you might benefit from this scholarship. Scholarship applications usually come out in April.
County Council/Club Manager Meeting Dates:
County Council will kick back in gear in January! The following are the dates for County Council:
Monday, April 15th, 5:30pm, Thorndale Chamber of Commerce (Teen Issues/Driving- Healthy Ambassadors give presentation)
Monday, May 20th, 5:30pm Cameron, Bea’s Kitchen (Officer Election)
Tuesday, June 25th, 5:30pm, Cameron, Bea’s Kitchen (Club Manager Training, Recordbook Judging)
Please mark your calendars to join us for these meetings!!!!
Ronald McDonald House Community Service:
Ronald McDonald House:
We will be meeting at the Temple Ronald McDonald House on Monday, March 11th at 10:30am. We will be delivering coke tabs and wish list items. Items can be delivered any time before the 11th of March. Coke Tabs may also be donated. Community support over the last 28 years has helped this House serve over 9,000 families from all over the world. Donations, large and small, have helped the House feel like a home for people living through tremendously stressful times in their lives. Whether it’s a batch of homemade cookies, a home-cooked or purchased meal, handmade blankets, videotapes or DVD’s, or packaged snacks, each gift warms a heart. Items to donate:
Wish List Items for Ronald McDonald House:
* = Items in crucial need
Individual boxes of cereal*
Fresh Fruit/Vegetables (MUST DELIVER THAT DAY)
AA & AAA and D, C Batteries
Individual bags of chips, snacks, pudding, crackers*
Gift Cards (Wal-Mart, HEB, Target, Sam’s Club)*
Glad plug-in refills (clean linen scent preferred)*
Pull Tabs to Recycle
Keurig K-Cups (any flavor)*
Liquid Hand Soap
Ajax or Comet powder
Pine Sol/White Vinegar
Clorox Wipes/Lysol Spray*
Scrub sponges/kitchen cloths and towels
All sizes pots and pans/plastic disposable utensils
Disposable microwave bowls and plates for soups and cereals*
Garbage bags 13.33 and 50 gallon*
Good food storage containers
Light Bulbs (60watt/120v dimmable bulbs and 65w/120v indoor flood light)*
MCJLS DATES TO REMEMBER:
MCJLS- March 28-30, 2019
ATTENTION: The website is now updated with the schedule and the entry form!!! https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-projects/milam-county-junior-livestock-show/
ELIGIBILTY: If you show at MCJLS or ANY MAJOR SHOW, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DO AN ELIGIBILITY FORM!!!! Forms need to be at the Extension Office NO LATER than March 18th for MCJLS! PLEASE do your eligibility forms before SPRING BREAK! https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-enrollmentguidelines/eligibility-form/ Forms are also available at the office.
How to fill out a form:
4-H Fusion: Join the District 8 Council Officers for a FREE interactive workshop to increase your leadership skills and improve your 4-H club! The event will be held March 2nd from 4-6pm, in Belton. Please click here to register and get more details: http://agrilife.org/d84h/4hfusion/ This event for 3-12th grades.
Government/Debate Contest- Milam County:
The competition will consist of juniors and senior high school students and each team of two persons who will compete against other two person team(s) from the County. All the teams will be given the same written civil case appellate case and each team will argue their respective side of the case before a panel that will include Judge Youngblood and County Judge Young among others. Milam County will furnish the written problem and help with student preparation. Milam County Judge Young will also help tutor the students and will have lawyers who will assist with this as well. If you are interested, contact our office and we will send your name to your respective school. The schools will be coaching and preparing the students for this competition. The two-day competition is now set for April 23 and 24.
County/District Photography Contest: If you are interested in participating in the County and District Photography Contest, please see the website for more information: https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/projects/photography-contests/ Deadline to enter on 4-H Connect is March 18th. Entry fee per photo is $5. Sorry, no clover kid entries.
2019 Salute to Excellence Awards: Deadline: April 1, 2019
The 2019 Volunteer Recognition Packet has been released and nominations are now being accepted for the Salute to Excellence recognition scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 during the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup. You can download the recognition packet at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/form226/form_login.html
Nominations are now open to recognize volunteers, donors and AgriLife personnel for their continued commitment to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program. The six recognition categories are:
Descriptions of each category can be found in the recognition packet.
Please take a few minutes and nominate individuals or groups for their efforts. We all know the value of our volunteers and donors, don’t miss the opportunity to publicly recognize them.
Online nominations accepted: January 18, 2019 – April 1, 2019
Salute to Excellence luncheon: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in College Station
Roundup is not a roundup of cows but rather a Roundup of all sorts of 4-H talent and speaking opportunities! There is public speaking, educational presentations, and Share the Fun Talent. If you are interested in any of these and want to participate in the 4-H Roundup on May 4th at District, please mark your calendar to attend the April 15th, Roundup Orientation Night at the Thorndale Chamber Building at 6:30pm after the County Council Meeting. We will go over each of the opportunities and then have a few kids give speeches to get the idea on how to do it. It will be fun and a great life skill to obtain! Last day to enter the District Roundup is April 17th
Upcoming Spring and Summer Dates:
April 5: District Plant ID Contest
April 6: District Horse Judging Contest
April 15: County Council, 5:30pm, Thorndale Chamber
April 15: Roundup Orientation Night, 6:30pm, Thorndale Chamber
April 16: District Fashion Show
April 17: Deadline for District Roundup Entries
April 23-24: Moot Court Competition
April 27: District Livestock Judging Contest
May 4: District Roundup
May 13: State Roundup Entries Due, 4-H Connect
May 20: County Council, 5:30pm, Bea’s Kitchen, Cameron
May 21: Ag in the Classroom, Cameron
May 24: District Officer Entries Due
June 10-14: Texas 4-H Roundup
June 17-18: District Horse Show
June 19-21: D8 Leadership Surge
June 24: Recordbooks Due
June 25: Club Manager Training, 5pm, Bea’s Kitchen- Cameron
June 28-30: D8 County Camp
Other dates available soon!!!!
Milam County 4-H Information! For information about any 4-H related activity, please go to the website or facebook page! www.Join4-h.com or www.facebook.com/milamcountyfourH
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