Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Home Skills Thank You's

For those of you who participated in Home Skills, you were provided info about writing thank you notes to donors.  Here are mailing addresses for the 2 donors:
  • San Marcos Lions Club, PO Box 994, San Marcos, TX 78666
  • DeMasters Daniel Insurance (Ms. Angie Dahl), 107 E Summit Drive, Wimberley, TX 78676
These folks provided support that helped provide your premium money.  Nicely written, sincere thank you notes is the least we can provide them.  Please get yours done and sent to them ASAP.

County 4-H Clothing Contests

Our County 4-H Clothing Contests, including Fashion Show, Fashion Storyboard, Textile Show and Duds to Dazzle, will be held on Tues., April 5, at the Extension office, in conjunction with County 4-H Roundup.  Deadline for all entries is Mon., March 28th. 

Click here for 4-H Clothing Project Opportunities.

Click here for Co. 4-H Clothing Contest entry in Word and pdf.

Click here for the Jr & Int Fashion Show forms in Word and pdf.

Click here for Dist. 4-H Duds to Dazzle info.

Click here for Textile Show info.

Click here to visit the Texas 4-H Clothing website for senior level info and paperwork.

Mrs. Dawn McDaniel will be helping to coordinate the Co. 4-H Clothing & Roundup Contests on April 5th.  If you would like to help her, please feel free to contact her at 512-392-3560

Thursday, February 4, 2016

4-H Recordbooks & 4-H Star Awards

4-H Recordbooks
Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook:
- for young people to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves
- to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications

Click here to visit the Texas 4-H Recordbook website.

4-H Recordbooks are due to the Hays Co. Extension office by 5 pm on Mon., June 27thClick here for more details.  We need adult and teen 4-H volunteers to help judge recordbooks that same evening, so please sign up.  Dinner will be provided between 5 and 6 pm with orientation and judging beginning at 6 pm.  We will also need judges for District 4-H Recordbook Judging which will be Thur., July 7th.

4-H Star Awards
4-H members who are planning to submit their recordbook also qualify for our 4-H Star Awards, which include Gold Star for 4-H'ers in grades 9-12, Silver Star for our middle school 4-H'ers and Bronze Star for 4-H'ers in grades 3-5.  Applications for these awards are due at the same time as recordbooks (Mon., June 27th).  Click here for the 4-H Star Award info and application in pdf and Word.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hays Co. 4-H Roundup (Public Speaking & Performance Contests)

County 4-H Roundup, which includes Educational Presentations, Public Speaking and Share the Fun, will be held on Tue., April 5, at 6:30 pm, at the Extension office, in conjunction with our Co. 4-H Clothing Contests.  Deadline for entries is Mon., March 28.

Click on the links below for more details...
Mrs. Dawn McDaniel will be helping to coordinate the Co. 4-H Clothing & Roundup Contests on April 5th.  If you would like to help her, please feel free to contact her at 512-392-3560

Everyone who participates in County 4-H Roundup will advance to District 4-H Roundup, which is set for Sat., April 30th in Lockhart.

Check out the Texas 4-H Roundup website for info on all the great opportunities available there.  You can also click here to find out more about the invitational contests. 

4-H Club Resources

We provide a monthly 4-H club meeting sign in sheet for you use.  Click here to download the Word file.  You can then personalize it for your monthly meetings.

All 4-H clubs must submit the following items by the 25th of each month to our office:
  • monthly bank statement(s) - e-mail to
  • monthly club meeting report - click here to access the report (update 10/8/15 - there were some problems with the initial report, but this link is now correct)
Please make sure your club is getting this done.  Thank you!

4-H Photo Contest Opportunities

Hays Co. 4-H Photo Contest
Attention 4-H photographers!!  Enter your pics in this contest by Mon., March 28th.  Photos will be judged and returned to you in April.  Many of you entered photos for the Hays Co. Livestock Show, so you can use many of those for this contest as well.  The categories are different, but the guidelines are pretty much the same.

Find out more about 4-H Photography Project opportunities by clicking here.  Then, you can access the Co. 4-H Photo Contest info and entry form in pdf and Word.

All 1st place photos by senior (grades 9-12) will advance to the Texas 4-H Photography Contest.

Mr. Leland Decker will be helping to coordinate the Co. 4-H Photo Contest.  If you would like to help him, please feel free to contact him at 512-457-0230 or

District 4-H Photo Contest
All 4-H'ers are welcome to enter this contest - it is open to all 4-H'ers, qualifying at county is  not required.  All photos are submitted on 4-H Connect during the registration process that is open April 1-15.  Info on the district contest is available by clicking here

Texas 4-H Photo Judging Contest
Ever thought you had an eye for photography?  Well here's your chance!  This is an invitational (no qualifying required) contest during Texas 4-H Roundup for 4-H'ers in grades 6-12.   Click here to find out more.

Monday, February 1, 2016

National Anthem at Texas 4-H Roundup

4-H'ers are invited to apply for the opportunity to sing the National Anthem a Capella (no music) during Texas 4-H Roundup in June.  Entries may include 1-4 people, and must be submitted on YouTube.  Three individual/teams will be selected to perform during the evening assemblies.  Deadline for submission of all entries is May 2nd.  Click here to find out more.