Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Youth 912 Camp Gets A New Name… Youth 913 Camp is Just Around the Corner
Our 3rd Annual Youth Camp will be held on July 22nd – 25th at the Cherokee County Expo Center in Jacksonville. This camp will follow a similar format as the two previous years. It will be a hands-on day camp for kids ages 9 to 13 years old from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. This camp is meant to be an introduction to some of the major projects that 4-H has to offer. Though the final schedule has not been set, the topics covered will range from Livestock & Animal Projects (large & small), Dog Projects, Food & Fashion Projects, Entomology & Horticulture Projects, Shooting Sports Projects (Archery & Rifle), Public Speaking Projects, Consumer Decision Making Projects and Water Education & Appreciation.
Meals, snacks and refreshments will be provided. You may pre-register for this camp by contacting the County Extension Office at (903) 683-5416. We will then send you the registration form that you can either mail in or drop off in person by the registration deadline (July 16th). This camp is open to non-4-H members as well as 4-H members. In fact, if you are a member and planning to attend, you are encouraged to bring a non-4-H member with you to camp.
Enrollment fees for this camp are as follows:
Current 4-H Member: $60.00
If a family will have multiple siblings attending camp, a declining schedule will be applied to each subsequent enrollee. First child enrolls at full rate; each additional child enrolls at $10 less than the child before them. Example: Family with three non-members attending would be $90+$80+$70=a savings of $30.00.
Remember the deadline to register is July 16th at 5:00 p.m. A late registration is open on the 17th and 18th fee of $15.00 will assessed to each enrollee.
Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tell your friends; tell members and volunteers; tell everybody interested.
On September 4th at 7 pm, Dr. Chris Boleman (@ctboleman) will lead the first ever TWEETUP with the Texas 4-H Program (@Texas4H). Anyone interested in the Texas
4-H Program can go to twitter and participate by tagging #TX4HCONVO (place that in the search bar).
This will be a one hour session that will start with Dr. Boleman asking some questions to YOU about the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program. To end the session, you will be able to ask questions back to him regarding the program.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program - TWEETUP - set for 9/4/12 at 7 pm Central Time #TX4HCONVO. JOIN US!!!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
4-H Awards Banquet
& 4-H Ipod Dance
Bring your Ipods and MP3 Players...(age appropriate music & lyrics only)
When: November 5th (6 -11 PM)
Where: Jacksonville Show Barn
Why: For the fun of it!!!
How: with the help of volunteers*
* Each Club must have at least one parent/adult leader present at the barn during the entire program, if that club will have children attending.
4-H Members & Adult Volunteers must be pre-register by contacting the
4-H office no later than
5 PM Tuesday, November 1st
PRICE of Admission: FREE!!!!
6:00 PM - Annual Awards Banquet
6:30 PM - "Quality Counts" Session
8:30 PM - 4-H Dance
11:30 PM - Clean-Up and Go Home!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
We hope to see you there! Any questions email Vonnie Anderson email@example.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
There has been some confusion about the date and time of the next PALS meeting. The Following information is correct.
WHAT: 4-H PALS MEETING
WHEN: Tuesday, July 27th - 6:30 PM
WHERE: COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
WHY: ANNUAL OFFICER ELECTIONS, COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS, PROGRAM EVALUATION, SHOOTING SPORTS, ARCHERY, HAY SHOW, CONCESSION, ENROLLMENT Q&A, 4-H RECORDSBOOOKS, ETC...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
It is rescheduled for Thursday, Feb 10th. right after the managers training that Willie/Aaron is putting on.
That meeting starts at 6:30pm. See you there!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Please try to attend, if you cannot, please send a leader to represent your club. If you have a dedicated blog manager, please sent them as well.
WHERE: The County Extension Office (Conference Room)
WHEN: FEBRUARY 10th @ 6:30 PM
1. CLUB AND PROJECT BLOGS DESIGN
(lead by: Royce Traylor)
2. ANIMAL PROJECT TRAINING
How can we help you?
(Q&A by Aaron Low & Willie Arnwine)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
has been scheduled for:
02/01/11 @ 6:30 PM
in the CEO Conference Room
All club managers, please send a representative from your club to this meeting.
Work Schedules were finalized in Nov. of 2010.
Items to be discussed:
individual item collection duties
for more details: contact Vonnie Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monday, November 1, 2010
Please contact Vonnie Anderson, Concession Committee Chair, if you have questions or comments.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Mr. Anderson is already in his second year of coordinating the Archery discipline and has graciously volunteered to Coordinate the Shooting Sports Program as a whole, Providing insight and directions to those who wish to coordinate the other disciplines of the program (pistol, rifle, shotgun,black powder).
An informational meeting will be scheduled within the next month or so to give each of you a better idea of what it will take to start the rifle discipline, as well as what is going to be required of the volunteers who lead/coach the discipline.
I know that many of you have inquired about the rifle discipline saying that you are willing to help but "can't be in charge" for what ever reason. Nothing against any of you directly. However, if this discipline is going to get started, someone will have to step up and take the reigns.
Leading/teaching a project is a scary prospect and I completely understand your hesitance.
If this is something that you would like to have your kids participate in and you are willing to help, please consider this. As parents, we are the most influential leaders in the lives of our children and as such, we lead by example, whether we intend to or not. Stepping out of the "comfort zone" to take the lead teaches them to do the same.
Think of how proud you'd be to see your child take a leadership roll in the 4-H club, church group, school council, sports group, etc...
After all, 4-H is about creating the next generation of leaders by "making the best better".
Friday, August 20, 2010
As you may or may not know, in response to a mandate from the State Congress, all State Agencies have had to tighten their belts for the remainder of this biennium and reduce there budgets by 5%. Extension did not escape this cut and 4-H has taken the heaviest hit, resulting in the loss of six (6) 4-H agents within our 4-H District alone. Thankfully, Cherokee County was not effected by this initial mandatory reduction in force (RIF) but more cuts are promised within the next year and we must all be ready as it is a sure bet that our county experience cuts in the next go-round. Several issue need to be addressed regarding this possibility to ensure the smooth operation of the county 4-H program in the future.
Please bring with you any ideas or issues that you wish brought to light in regards to future or current projects of programs.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Each participant needs to fill the registration form and get it to Willie by 5:00 pm on the 6th. You may bring it to the Extension Office, mail it or fax.
Just a reminder that photography IS one of the projects, so bring in your photos. We are following the same guidelines we used for county.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Topics of discussion include but are not limited to:
Financial Review, Scholarships, Stock Show Concession Stand Review, Shooting Sports - Rifle, New Executive Officer Elections, and New County Project Consideration.
"PALS" stands for 4-H "PARENT AND ADULT LEADERS ASSOCIATION". This is the group that provides funding for all county-wide projects. If you or someone in your club has an interest that is not being pursued and would like to see it offered as a county-wide project then please come to this meeting and make that issue or interest known to all.
In 2010, PALS funded ($3500.00) the Archery Program that is up an running well thanks to the parents and leaders who brought the idea to PALS at the May 2009 meeting. This is the time to bring forth new ideas or revive old ones for consideration for next year. I'd like to see representation from all clubs in the county so please come and meet with us.