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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Recordbook Training

A recordbook workshop will be held May 25, 2017,  in the Scott Annex Conference room at
6:30 p.m.
Recordbooks will be due to the Extension office June 22, 2017, by 4:30 p.m. 
Very important for both youth and a parent to attend.
Records books are the only way to get local scholarships and awards.

Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge

Friday, May 19, 2017

4-H Council Meeting

4-H Council meeting will be held on June 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m.  at the Scott Annex Conference room.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sheep Capital Lamb Camp

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Tom Green County are proud to present the Sheep Capital Lamb Camp to be held in San Angelo, Texas on the fairgrounds the first weekend in August. 

The camp will be open to incoming 3rd Graders through Seniors in high school, and exhibitors of all levels of experience are welcome to participate. The camp will be divided into three age divisions to better facilitate hands on experience with the participants.

Camp will be a three day program, kicking off on Friday, August 4, with registration that morning, and the clinic starting shortly after Noon. Saturday will be a full day of clinic information, and hands on experience for the showman, and a Family Fun Night is planned for Saturday evening. Sunday will wrap things up a showmanship contest for the age divisions, and an awards program wrapping up just after lunch!

The registration fee will include breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch Saturday and Sunday, a t-shirt, and a camp packet. There are also additional meal tickets available for children too young to participate. Each camp participant must also have an adult supervisor, though an adult supervisor can be responsible for multiple children.

Registration is available beginning May 1. Forms may be mailed to: 
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo
Attn: Brittni Kaczyk
200 West 43rd Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Upcoming 4-H Events

May 16 – Club Managers Appreciation and Training Event, 6:30-8:30 PM
For managers, assistant club managers and one guest for the 2017-2018 school year.  We will provide chartering information and best practices for your club. Bella Sera Italian Restaurant, Lockhart.  PLEASE RSVP TO RONDA ASAP.

May 14 – Registration Deadline for 4-H Roundup
If you wish to compete in an invitational contest, listed on page 5 here:  Invitational Contests are a great way to try something new and have a great experience at 4-H Roundup!  You may do single day registration to save on cost.  You will also need to register for roundup if you are to receive a scholarship OR compete in a qualifying event.  If you have questions on how to register, please contact our office!!
May 14  deadline for county make sure we can take care of any problems that may arise. There is no late registration. 
May 25 – Recordbook Training, 6:30-8 PM
Very important for both youth and a parent to attend.  Recordbooks are the only way to get local scholarships and awards!!  The earlier you start, the easier it will be.  Don’t be scared by the sound of them, just come and learn.

May 31 – Registration Deadline for Leadership Lab, 5 PM
You have until midnight on 4-H Connect, but no one from offices can assist you at that point, please get signed up before the office closes.
Leadership Lab is a great opportunity to learn leadership games, become better officers and leaders in your community.  Every participant, youth, agents and adults, will need to complete a Health and Release form packet. Forms are available to download from 4-H Connect. Bring TWO (2) copies of the original Health and Release forms to the Caldwell County Extension Office by June 2, 2017. Another copy should accompany the participant to camp.

June 6-9 – Texas 4-H State Roundup

Location: College Station.  Scholarships will be announced and Seniors that placed at District will be competing. Even if you did not compete at District,  Intermediates and Seniors can participate in workshops and invitational events plus attend the assembly and vote for our own Michael Norris performing his original composition at  "4-H Has Talent". You will be responsible for your lodging and transportation. Sign up DEADLINE May 14th on 4-H Connect. For Details

June 19-21 – District 10 Leadership Lab
Location: Texas 4-H Center, Brownwood.  Important for county council officers to attend.  Transportation will be provided, may need additional parents to assist with transporting bags.

June 22 – Recordbooks due, Awards Confirmation 
Recordbooks due and Awards Confirmation – You may turn in recordbooks or confirm you’re interested in county awards either at major steer validation or at the county office.  When you turn in your recordbook you will need to let us know if you wish for it to be considered for awards such as Gold Star, Danforth “I Dare You”, Silver Star, etc.  If you choose to be considered for an award, the office will contact you to set up an interview on July 6th or 7th.  If you have a conflict for the 6th or 7th, let us know when you sign up.

June 22 - Major Show Steer and Major Show Heifer Validation 
Will be held at the Luling Foundation Farm 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

June 23 – County Recordbook Judging
Location: New Braunfels.  Our county gathers with several other counties and trades books to judge for the “county level”.  At this recordbook  judging, you will be fed lunch.  We will leave the office at 7:30 (time subject to change slightly) and should return around 3 or 4, pending length to judge.  This opportunity is open to senior level youth and adults.  It is a great chance to see what other recordbooks look like and look at “a good recordbook”.  Senior youth will need to be accompanied by a parent.  Please let us know ASAP if you plan to assist judge, we need at Minimum 2 to 3 people to assist from the county. 

June 27, 29 and 30 – Summer Series
Location for 27th and 29th will be the Caldwell County Extension Office, Lockhart.  The 30th will be a field trip, probably to Austin.  We will get marketing info out soon about this program which will include registration deadlines.  Remember that 2 of those 3 days can be used as “make-up meetings”.

July 6 and 7 – County Award Interviews
Location: County Extension Office. Remember to sign up to be considered at the time you turn in your recordbook.

July 13 – District 10 Recordbook Judging
Location: TBD, This is the same exact opportunity, but at the next level…district.  Books will be even better!  Great chance to learn.  We will need 3 volunteers for this event.  You will be fed lunch as well.  Please let Ronda know if you’re interested.

August 3 – 4-H Banquet
Location: Connections Center, more details will follow

Date TBD: Club officer training
For all the newly elected club officers!!  Help you get to know other club officers, share ideas and plan for your upcoming year. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Luling 4-H Club Banquet

Lockhart 4-H Club Meeting

REMINDER - TONIGHT is the last Lockhart 4-H Club meeting for the year.  If you would like to sign up for an officer position - be there between 6:30 -7:00 p.m. MEETING and VOTING will begin at 7:00 p.m.!!
PIZZA will be served.  Members, please bring drinks and cookies.
Information will be shared about SUMMER ACTIVITIES:)


CCJLS Checks

Thursday, May 11th from 5:15 to 6:15  will be the “final” pick up  for  checks. Please make sure you bring your picture release form.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wildlife Conservation Camp   
Deadline for applications is May 15th.   

Shooting sports Practice and Meeting

Shooting sports will meet Sunday, May 7th for practice at 5:00 p.m.  Meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Major Show Steer and Heifer Validation

Major Show Steer and Heifer Validation 
Thursday,  June 22, 2017
Luling Foundation Farm
Demonstration Barn 
523 Mulberry, Luling
8 A.M. - 11 A.M. 

If you purchased a Major show Steer or Heifer Tag bring your animal that morning to be validated to be eligible to show in a major show.  Validation does not enter your animal in any major show.  You will need to do entries separately for the shows you plan on attending with that animal.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program

The Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program provides high school age 4-H members and youth an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and practice leadership skills related to the science, technology, engineering, and management of water in Texas. Through an application process, (32) high-school age youth are selected to participate in an advanced level of education and training via a summer 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy experience, continuing education opportunities, and mentorship by individuals in the water industry and in academia. In return, Water Ambassadors are required to complete a minimal level of service credit over the next 12-months which may include delivering water education at local 4-H clubs, schools, fairs, and community events.

Who is eligible to apply? Youth entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades for the 2017-2018 school year.

How many youth will be selected? (32) youth will be selected for the first class of Water Ambassadors.

What is the summer 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy? The Leadership Academy will include a tour of Texas allowing youth to experience its vast diversity of water supplies and demands, sensitive ecosystems, water quality concerns, as well as the applied research and technologies employed to conserve this valued resource. Ambassadors will gain insight into water law, policy, planning, and management as they interact with representatives from state water agencies, educators, policy-makers, and water resource managers. Youth will form an appreciation for and broadened perspective of the importance of water to support the quality of life and economic needs of rural and urban communities alike. Pick-up and drop off will be in Austin, Texas. Tentative dates for the Academy are July 8 – July 15.

How do I apply? On-line applications are now being accepted. An information brochure, application instructions, and link to the on-line application portal is available at

Is there a registration fee? There is no cost to apply. However, if selected, the program registration fee is $250.

What is the deadline to apply? The application deadline is May 15.