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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2017 State Fair of Texas Swine tag orders

State Fair of Texas swine tag orders April 1, 2017 - April 13.   Tags will be $20.00 each. Make checks payable to Caldwell 4-H Council. If paying by cash please bring correct change.  Change is not kept in the office.

CCJLS Buyer Picture

CCJLS will be handing out Buyer pictures to the exhibitors on Tuesday, April 4th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the stock show barn. Exhibitors are required to take pics to buyers, have them sign the “release form” and then keep that form until the Fair is ready to pay exhibitors. At that time the exhibitor will come to pick up their check but will have to present the “release form “ before receiving the check.

If your family ordered “personal pictures”, CCJLS will have them on Tuesday for pick up. I am hoping the “Showmanship” jackets will be ready by Tuesday.

Also, this Friday, March 31, 2017, THANK YOUS are due by 5:00 pm at the Extension office Lobby. There is a box with zip lock bags for exhibitors to put their “thank you’s” in. Remember don’t seal your Thank You … have it addressed, with postage and your return address.

If the exhibitor is not able to come on  Tuesday, please have them make arrangements to have someone pick up your pictures for them.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shooting Sports Club practice and meeting

Shooting Sports club will meet April 2, at 5:00 p.m. for practice and 6:00 p.m. for the meeting.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Major Show Steer Tag Orders

Major Show Steer tags can be ordered from April 3 - 13, 2017.   Price is $20.00 each.
If paying by check make checks payable to Caldwell 4-H Council.
If paying by cash please bring correct change.
Any questions please call the office at 512-398-3122.

Major Show Heifer UIN # orders

Orders for Heifer UIN numbers are $20.00 each.   Orders with payment must be placed between April 3-13, 2017. 
Make checks payable to Caldwell 4-H Council. 
If paying by cash please bring correct change.  Change is not kept in the office.
UIN numbers for Heifers are sold twice a year once in the spring and once in the summer.  Please call the office for details of the heifer UIN numbers.   512-398-3122.    

State Fair of Texas Lamb and Goat Tags

If you are planning on showing a lamb or goat at the  State Fair of Texas (Dallas) this fall you will need to purchase major show tags.  
Tags will be $20.00 each April 3-13, 2017.  
If paying by check make checks payable to Caldwell 4-H Council
If paying by cash please bring correct change.  Change is not kept in the office.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lockhart 4H Club Meeting

REMINDER - Lockhart 4-H club will meet on Monday, March 27th at 
7:00 p.m. at the Show Barn.
Community service is to bring packaged snacks for First Responders.

Don't forget the March, April, May meetings will count for next year!!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thank you notes


Hey Fabulous 4-H youth!

Tis the season to be writing thank you notes.  I wanted to send a few reminders about what makes up a good thank you note.  Sometimes we get in such a hurry to write a thank you note and don’t always come across as expressing extreme amounts of gratitude.  Choose a minimum of 3 of the following bullets to write in your notes:

-          What grade are you in and how long have you been in 4-H?
-          What did you show in the livestock show, did it have a name?
-          Why do you like that project?
-          Will the money go toward college/vocational school (if so, which one are you considering attending), or to feed/an animal for next year?
-          How does their support of the livestock show help you?
-          What do you want to do when you grow up and has your 4-H experience effected your choice?

Make sure to thank buyers multiple times for their generous gift in your letter.  Please keep in mind that the average person in Caldwell County makes $11.30/hr. prior to taxes.  If your animal sold for $500, that is a minimum of 44 hours that people worked to raise that money to assist you.  Also, when you’re writing your thank you letters, don’t forget the people that helped you get here…Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa.  These projects are not free.  They have assisted you with these projects because they see the value in what the project teaches you.  So please, take the time to write a letter that represents the amount of gratitude you feel toward the buyer or supporter.  Also, remember that the livestock show board members, club managers and volunteers spent many hours working to help you have a successful year, a note to them would be appreciated.  Remember when finding your buyer to deliver pictures, make eye contact, be grateful and shake their hand.  We are all incredibly proud of all of you for your hard work and would be more than happy to assist you with additional guidance on thank you notes if you need.

Great show season, y’all!

Julie Zimmerman

4-H Council Meeting

4-H Council meeting will be held March 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the Scott Annex conference room.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Senior Texas 4-H Photography Contest

Seniors planning on  entering photos for the Texas 4-H Photography Contest. Digital photos must be sent to the County office by March 20th.
Link to the rules attached.

Monday, March 13, 2017

CCJLS Buyers List for thank you notes

Buyers list can be picked up from the stock show county show barn from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday March 21 and Wednesday March 22, 2017.  
If you are unable to make these dates have someone pickup the buyers list for you.   This will be the only two times they will be handing them out.