Newsletter - December 3, 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 as the Holidays approach our staff will be out of the office a little more. Please be patient if you email or call and we will get back with you.
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.
December 2 - 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
Missing Duffle Bag
Did anyone happen to pick up Trevor Swartz’s duffle bag by mistake at the Awards Night? If so, please contact Roxie Brockelman by clicking on the image to right.
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.

2021 Achievement Program Thank You Notes

Please remember to write your thank you notes (if you haven't already) if you received an award at the 2021 Achievement Program to either (or both, if it applies) the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation or the Fair Planning Committee. Those get mailed to our office. Our address, if you need it, is at the bottom of this newsletter. The Foundation and the Fair Planning Committee look through all the thank you cards at their scheduled meetings. Please make sure you take the time to write your thank you notes.

Grand Champion Awards and Reserve Grand Champion Awards thank you notes need to be written to the Fair Planning Committee.

Tools of the Project, Leader Awards and Special County Awards thank you notes need to be written to the Arapahoe County 4-H Foundation.
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
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.
4-H Contest Info Now Available!
Registration forms and guidelines are now available for the following Arapahoe County 4-H contests:
  • Cake Decorating
  • Creative Cooks
  • Speech and Demonstration

Click on the image to the left for more information and the registration forms. Please pay attention to all registration due dates as late entries will NOT be accepted for any reason.
(303) 730-1920
CSU-Extension@ArapahoeGov.com
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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