June 23
Douglas County Dog Show

June 25
Horse Steering Committee Meeting

July 1
Horse Levels due to the Extension Office

July 2
Youth & Leader's Council

July 3
All Animal Record Books due to Club Leaders - Except Dog

July 5
Shooting Practice Cards due to the Extension office 5 PM

July 6
Deadline for Leaders -
Animal Record Books due to the Extension Office by 5 pm
Except Dog
Ready for a NEW State Fair Experience?



4-H members, ages 13 to 18, are needed to be teen clerks for the Colorado State Fair. Teen clerks assist 4-H General and FCS superintendents during entry and judging of 4-H projects. Arrival for teen clerks is Tuesday, August 14th between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Clerking takes place from Wednesday, August 15th through Friday, August 17th and lodging is in the dorms at the state fair. This experience helps teens learn more about different 4-H projects, make friends from across the state, take responsibility, and be of service to the 4-H organization.

Applications must be made in 4-H Online and are due by July 6th. For questions, contact the Douglas County 4-H Office. Applicants need to let our office know they are applying for these positions.
Get a sneak peak into what judges are looking for before fair! Link below.
Thank our 4-H Supporters!

Murdoch's, Tractor Supply Co, and The Wrangler Store all offer discounts to 4-H members. Please thank them for their generous support when you are there making your purchase!
Douglas County
State 4-H Shooting Sports
T-Shirt Sponsors
Want to be a State Shoot T-shirt Sponsor? Or know someone who would like to sponsor? We need at least 10 sponsors to offer these shirts for FREE to State Qualifying Shooters!! If we don’t get enough sponsors, there may be a small charge for T-shirts. Sponsors can be a family/club sponsored space or company logo. If you are interested in sponsoring, please fill out the Sponsor Form. 

The sponsor fee is $100 or more. Please make check made payable to "DC Shooting Sports Advisory Committee". Sponsorship checks and forms must be turned in by July 23rd to the Extension Office.
Clubs Needed for County Shoot Concessions

We are in need of clubs to setup concessions during the County Shoot on Saturday, July 14th at the Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement Range in Sedalia AND on Sunday, July 15th at Pikes Peak Gun Club. This is a great opportunity for a fundraiser. If you are interested, please contact Claudia: claudia.meeks@colostate.edu 
Fashion Revue Reminder!
If you have signed up in ShoWorks to be a part of the Douglas County 4-H Fashion Revue, don’t forget that your fashion revue script MUST be in our office by close of business on July 5th . If we have not received your script by the deadline, you will not be able to participate in the Fashion Revue.
Scripts should be between 100 and 125 words describing the outfit, accessories, etc., you will be modeling. Email scripts to Kristina.Obryan@colostate.edu . This is a new email from what was listed on ShoWorks.

REMEMBER, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR SCRIPT TO OUR OFFICE BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON JULY 5th – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Thank you to our 2018 June Show Sponsors!
We could not have done this without EVERYONE'S support. Thank you for a successful year!
Ranch Riding Clinic with Diana Quintana

Saturday, July 7th
Douglas County Fairgrounds Outdoor Arena
Riding starts at 8:30 AM
$25 fee per rider

Forms/Fees must be received by June 25th to the DC Extension Office
Working Ranch Horse Ride Nights
Bob and Kristen Welch will be hosting two ride nights:

  • Tuesday, June 26th at the Bob and Kristen’s Ranch 
  • Time is TBD depending on RSVP
  • RSVP to Kristen by June 21st: welchcattle@gmail.com
Times, directions, and release will be sent out after the RSVP deadline

  • Wednesday, July 18th at Greenland Open Space
More info to come on this session
High Point Test and Ride Night
Tuesday, July 17th at 6:00 PM
Indoor Arena, Douglas County Fairgrounds
RSVP by July 9th to Claudia at claudia.meeks@colostate.edu
We would like to know how many family members will be attending in addition to horse members

This event is required for you if you wish to be eligible for high-point awards! The test counts towards high-point calculation. Youth will be taking their highest level test. For example, if a youth is a Level I English and Level II Western, they will take the Level II written test. The indoor arena will also be open during this time for last minute practice before fair.
Correction: Family Parking Passes are FREE
Just a reminder that one (1) parking pass per family will be available for pick-up at the Extension Office for FREE between July 2nd and July 27th; no permits will be issued after July 27th. Family wristbands are also available during this time for $5 each, paid by cash or check.
Extension Office Availability
 
During this busy time, extension staff may not always be in the office due to vacation, meetings, and/or outreach programs. Please call ahead to plan your office visit to ensure that your needs are accommodated when stopping by. Thank you!
Robotics Leaders Needed

Are you a 4-H leader or a parent interested in learning more about how to teach 4-H Robotics? We have a need for robotics leaders and robotics outreach leaders. If we have enough interest, our office will arrange to have a training early this fall. Please contact our office by July 9 if this interests you.
Calling all Cat, Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Swine members!
Livestock Supreme Test Night
AND
Overall Cat Test Night
Wednesday, July 18th at 6:00 PM, Kirk Hall
RSVP by July 9th to Claudia at claudia.meeks@colostate.edu

This event is NOT required, but we encourage all youth to showcase what they know about their project. We will have pizza for those attending.

An RSVP is needed by July 9 th if you wish to attend. Please RSVP to let us know if you will be attending, how many people would be attending with you, and which species tests and age division (junior, intermediate, senior) you will be taking.

MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at this 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
4-H OFFICE STAFF
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Mary Baldwin - 4-H Outreach Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
Dani Bash - Administrative Assistant
MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a
parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.