Thursday, March 29, 2018

Clothing Drive


Rebekah McDaniel serves as Vice President on the State 4-H Clothing and Textiles Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board is holding a statewide community service project to collect gently used clothing to be donated to non-profit thrift stores in each county.  Rebekah hopes to collect 500 lbs of clothing to donate.  She is asking each club to collect children's and adult's clothing at their April meetings and bring the donations to the County Council meeting on April 23rd.  If you have questions please email her at seramaartchick@yahoo.com

4-H County Council Officer Applications

4-H County Council Officer Applications will be due by April 11th. Turn into the Extension Office or email to kate.blankenship@ag.tamu.edu

We will be conducting interviews for the council positions on April 18th starting at 4:30pm.
Once we have received all the applications, you will be notified of your time slot.

Click here for the application


Here are the positions and responsibilities for each position:


Chairman:      
Preside at meetings
Contact/Meet with County Extension Agentto prepare in advance of meetings
Appoint committees
Serve on committees as an ex-officio member
Serve as voting delegate to DistrictCouncil, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Councilas a member of the District 4-H Council.

1st Vice Chairman:
                        Assume duties of the Chairman in his/her absence
                        Serve as Programs committee chairman for council
Serve as voting delegate to District Council, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Council as a member of the District 4-H Council



2nd Vice Chairman:
Assume duties of Chairman of 1st Vice Chairman in his/her absents
Serve as recreation chairman for council
Serve as voting delegate to District Council, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Council as a member of the District 4-H Council (if fourteen or older)

Secretary:
Keep accurate minutes of meetings 9regular and executive0
Keep roll and attendance records
Tend to correspondence as necessary
Submit monthly report on 4-H Connect
Serve as chairman of membership committee

Reporter:
Submit reports of meetings and council activities to area media outlets
Submit information to 4-H newsletters 9county/district/other) as appropriate
Work closely with Secretary and Information Officer
Keep a scrapbook/digital presentation of County Council activities/events
Serve as chairman of community Service committee

Social Officer:
Update social media outlets
Work to update newsletters and 4-H Blog
Work closely with Secretary, Reporter, and County Extension Agent
Help Reporter keep a scrapbook/digital presentation of County Council activities/events
Serve as chairman of Public Relations committee

Parliamentarian:
Oversee the conduct of County Council meetings
Use Roberts Rules of Order, Revised as a reference for correct procedures and conduct Council meetings
Serve as chair/member as appointed by Council Chairman



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2018 Horse Validation


The 2018 Horse Validation is open on 4-H Connect.  
  As in years past, the cost for validation is $10 per horse from March 1st through April 15th, $20 per horse from April 16th through May 1st and we have added a late fee of $250 per horse from May 2nd through May 5th.  There will be absolutely no validations accepted after May 5th.   Also, please encourage those with registered horses to make sure that they apply for and receive any necessary transfer of ownership with the breed association.  The owner listed in 4-H Connect must match the owner of record on the horse’s registration papers, and appropriate relationship status selected between the horse owner and the 4-Her.  We are partnering with various breed associations to recognize those youth showing registered horses at the State 4-H Horse Show, and in order to be eligible for those breed awards the registration papers must be correct and uploaded to 4-H connect. 

We have several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show this year, including a new class: Quad Drill; jackpots for speed, roping and ranch sorting events; and expanded scholarship opportunities including the Hi Pro feed incentive program.  

Click here for Horse Validation instructions



Monday, March 5, 2018

Mission Possible Mentors

MISSION POSSIBLE MENTORS


This leadership opportunity is open to all current 4-H members, that have completed 8th grade. You will serve alongside a Texas 4-H Center Counselor and Adult Volunteers to provide a safe and fun camp experience for all.

Mission Possible is a unique residential camping experience for all youth. A special effort is made to recruit youth with special needs. 4-H Mentors reside in the dorms & participate in all camp activities. As a Mentor you may be asked to work individually with a camper needing special attention or with the entire group.