Monday, October 8, 2018

Fall Club Forms

Club leaders are working hard this fall to get their club reports in.  If they need additional forms, please CLICK HERE .  November 15th is the deadline and I am sure they may need another set. Get your dues money into your club leader so they can accomplish their reports!

Shooting Sports Meeting

The Shooting Sports organizational meeting is set for Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the MSUE Conference Room.  New and re-enrolled interested youth and parents need to attend this informative meeting.  Your discipline leaders will be present to discuss supply needs, days and locations for practices and many other details regarding their discipline area.   Guidelines for Shooting Sports will be given out that evening.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

4-H Week Club Display Contest

Club Window Display Contest sign ups are still be taken until Friday this week, October 7th.  Clubs need to have their displays up by this Saturday, October 6th and keep them looking good thru October 13th. These window, lawn or billboard displays need to help promote 4-H here in Branch County, and there are guidelines to follow. 

These displays will be judged next week and prize money, which is donated by the Branch County 4-H Foundation, will be award.  First place is $50, second $30, third $20 and honorable mention is $10.  We currently have 5 clubs signed up in Branch County.  Winners will be announced next week!  Get your club signed up this week!!

TSC Paper Clover Sales

Starts today thru Saturday, October 13th.  A big thank you to the following clubs who have signed up to work a 2 hour shift to help sell the Paper Clovers, with proceeds going to the 4-H program. 

THANKS to Odds N' Ends, Algansee Farm Boosters and Kountry Kids who are signed up for two shifts!!

Other clubs involved are Winner's Circle, Kinderhook, All American Happy Workers, Ghost Riders, Bronson Harvesters, Bronson Pioneers, 4-H Musketeers, Cransonettes & Jets, Flying Hoofs, UP & At'Em, 4-H Superstars, Denim & Dust, Country Friends, Desperados, and Obedient K-9.

Clubs who have participated in these sales are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes where 75 clubs will win a $100 TSC gift card.

Award Night Results

The Branch County 4-H Recognition Night results were revealed last night.  Award Form winners, state 4-H participants and 4-H youth representatives were honored.  Check out the two pages of honorees by clicking on the link.  Food was great, silent auction was VERY successful and many 4-H families visited with great conversation.  Congratulations to all the youth and to the 4-H Leaders honored this year. 

Leaders' Council awarded 3 Meritorious Awards last night, one to Country Cove, Gene and Marianne Sickels and to our favorite 4-H educator.... Connie Lange!  We surprised her on that one! Very well deserved to each and everyone of them!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is set for October 7 -13th.  Clubs can participate in a Club Booth, Display or Lawn decoration contest to help promote 4-H in Branch County.  Club leaders need to call the MSU Extension Office to sign their club up.  Just give us your location / type of your display and the lead contact information and you are all set.  These displays will be judged and prize money will be awarded from the 4-H Foundation.  Look in your fall enrollment folder for the guidelines for the Display Contest.

Also during National 4-H Week we are having a 4-H Spirit Day on Tuesday, October 9th.  This is for kids in your club to wear their 4-H shirts to school... to help promote 4-H.  The club leaders will collect the number of kids in their club who participated, call the office with that number and the club with the biggest percentage of members participate, they win a Pizza Party for the club.  Leaders have to call in by October 31st with their results.  Winner will be announced on November 5th.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

MAFE Scholarship

Just got the details on the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Youth Scholarship.  Six scholarships of $1,000.00 each will be awarded.  Deadline to receive the applications are October 1st.  That is next week.... not much time, but the form looks simple.  High School Seniors can apply, give it a try.  They will be announced at the Annual MAFE Convention in January.  Get your form HERE.