Newsletter - December 17, 2021
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Closed to Walk-in Clients on Fridays

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our staff:
Ethan Cahill - ecahill@arapahoegov.com
Shaylen Florez - sflorez@arapahoegov.com
Claudia Meeks - cmeeks@arapahoegov.com

Please note that our staff may be out of the office due to the upcoming holidays. Please be patient if you email or call and we will get back with you.
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Holiday Closures
Arapahoe County Offices, including the Extension office, will be closed on the following days:

Thursday, 12/23 and Friday, 12/24 in observance of Christmas.

Friday, 12/31 in observance of New Years' Day.
Masks Required
Per Tri-County Health, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor locations throughout Arapahoe and Adams counties for anyone two years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status. This includes the Arapahoe County CSU Extension office. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you when you arrive.
NEW Arapahoe County Dates and Deadlines Document
In order to keep our 4-H families and volunteers informed on 4-H dates and deadlines, the 4-H team has created a document containing an updated list of county-wide dates and deadlines for the 4-H year. This document will be continuously updated and a link will be included in the newsletters and on the Arapahoe County 4-H Member Resources webpage. Click on the image to the left to view the document.
Last Newsletter for This Calendar Year
Due to the upcoming holidays and the fact that most of our staff will be out of the office, including Jean, this will be the last 4-H newsletter for this calendar year. They will resume in January.
Now - January 31
Returning 4-H & Cloverbud LATE enrollment period - $25 late fee will be assessed and enrollment for returning members WILL NOT be accepted after January 31st

January 31
Returning 4-H leader enrollment deadline - Returning leaders WILL NOT be accepted after January 31st

April 1
New 4-H and Cloverbud enrollment deadline

May 1
Project Add/Drop deadline
Fair Premium Checks

If you haven't yet cashed your 2021 Fair premium check, that MUST be done prior to 12/31/21 or they will be voided by the County.
Trainings and Meetings
Companion Animal Projects
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  • Dog classes with Janele and Briana Caldwell started on Wednesday, October 27 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. If interested in the dog project please be in contact with Janele @ janele.caldwell@yahoo.com. She would be happy to provide more details on times. 
FCS & General Projects
Information about these projects will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in these projects, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.
Shooting Sports
Shooting Sports Dates 2021-2022

There are two dates for the mandatory Safety Meeting - held in the east wing of the fairgrounds. You MUST attend one:
Feb 5, 1 p.m. or March 5, 1 p.m.

Practices (.22 Rifle, Archery, Shotgun-trap, Muzzleloader ,22 Pistol)
Sorber Ranch, 1 p.m.:
March 20
April 2
April 10
April 23
May 7
May 15
June 4
June 12

On practice days listed above - Sporting Clays will be in the morning before the all discipline
practice on Saturdays and Skeet will be at Golden Gun Club on Sundays

County Shoot: July 9 & 10

Your green practice card must be stamped with the required number of practices attended
and 2 fundraising stamps this year to be eligible for county shoot. We will be holding a raffle in 2022! Watch for more info coming soon!
Horse


Information about this project will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in this project, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.

Livestock
Information about these projects will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in these projects, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.
More Opportunities
Leadership Development Conference is right around the corner! This year it is at the Denver Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec St. Denver. It will be held from Saturday, January 29 to Sunday, January 30. Arapahoe County will not offer
4-H Capital Day on 1/31/22.
 
4-H Members attending must register, stay at the Renaissance Hotel and attend all conference youth events. It is mandatory that you stay at the hotel for the event. Shaylen will make the hotel reservations. The cost of the rooms will be approximately $125 a night and that does not include tax and only 2 per room is allowed. We will only be staying Saturday night. The final cost for the rooms will be sent to you at a later time.
 
Meals are the responsibility of each individual except for Saturday Banquet and Sunday morning breakfast.
 
The Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation will pay $30.00 of the registration fee for members who attend this Conference for the first time and total registration fees for Senators and Alternate Senators. Everyone attending the conference must send the $175 registration fee. The $175 registration fee does not include the cost of the hotel room. The lodging fees for members and chaperones are not covered by the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation because the Conference is being held in the Denver Metro Area.
 
You can register on 4-Honline v2.0 from now - 1/12/2022. Late registrations will NOT be accepted. If you have questions, please contact Shaylen Florez by 1/10/22. You will need to be an enrolled/approved member in order to register for the conference. Please make sure that payment is sent to Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office, 6934 S. Lima St. Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112 Attn: Shaylen Florez by 1/12/2022. Checks will need to be made out to the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation.
 
For those that register, additional information will be sent out in January prior to the conference. 
Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship
Attention 4-H Members who are Seniors in high school! The Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation Scholarship is now available. Deadline to submit is Feb 1, 2022. Please take the time to work on your application. The holidays in November and December is always a GOOD time to work on those. Late applications will not be accepted. Click on the image to the right to access the application.
(303) 730-1920
CSU-Extension@ArapahoeGov.com
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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