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September 18, 2015   
Macomb County 4-H News

Top 4-H'ers Represent 4-H in Peach Festival Parade

Top 4-H'ers Maggie Bohm of Pirates 4-H Club and Mary Malyn Berger of School Section 4-H Club represented Macomb County 4-H in the Romeo Peach Festival Parade on Monday, September 7, 2015. (Photo submitted by Michael Berger)

Fall Leader Update is October 7th
Fall Leader Update, October 7th, 6:30 p.m. , Wolcott Farm kitchen.   Please join us as there will be a brief 2016 fair meeting. The main item to be decided is the distribution of space in the Exhibit Barn. It's getting pretty tight in there and there will be even more clubs joining us next year. Extension will be serving soup and bread. Please R.S.V.P. to 586-469-6431 or macomb.4h@macombgov.org.

Coffee Cart Checks Available at Next Council Meeting
During the 2015 Armada Fair, the Council Coffee Cart sold 220 cups of coffee/hot chocolate, 86 muffins/danishes, and 132 clementines/bananas. Thank you so much to A Little Tacky, Alarro, City Slickers, Clever Clovers, Clinton Valley, Fantastic Felines, K-9 & Kompany, North Country, Pirates, Ray Community, Ray's Riding Rascals, School Section, and Unleashed for working the Council Coffee Cart! Checks 
will be ready for your leaders to pick up at the October Leader Meeting 
for 25 percent of what you each made during your shift. Thanks again 
for supporting the Macomb County 4-H Endowment Fund!

Submitted by Maggie Bohm, Macomb County 4-H Youth Council
4-H Youth Council to Offer Workshops
Coming Soon! During this coming program year, the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council will be offering a different workshop each season. We invite 4-H'ers from all clubs to join us to learn new skills!

This fall, we will be starting things off with a Photography Workshop on October 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Camp Rotary's Activity Building in Ray Township. Come learn some principles of photography, take your own pictures, and print them out for instant critiques! A brief 4-H Youth Council meeting will precede the workshop at 6 p.m.
For our winter workshop, we will be holding a class on cupcake decorating on Saturday, February 6, 2016. We will be teaching how to make frosting, basic frosting techniques, and eating the results! More information will follow as the date draws closer.

In the spring, there will be a small livestock clinic at the Armada Fairgrounds. The date has yet to be determined, but we are planning sometime at the end of April or early May. Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting information as it becomes available.
Submitted by Maggie Bohm, Macomb County 4-H Youth Council
Macomb County 4-H Staff

Richard Wooten
District 11 Coordinator
Kea Norrell-Aitch
4-H Extension Educator
Mark Cowan
Americorps, 4-H Tech Wizards
Jeran Culina
4-H Mentor Program Coordinator
Elizabeth Duran
4-H Program Coordinator
Kathy Jamieson
4-H Extension Educator
Lisa Kelley
Program Coordinator, 
4-H Tech Wizards
Scott Lakin
Extension Educator, 
4-H Tech Wizards
Marinda Ochs
4-H Program Coordinator
Roberta Busquaert
Computer Maintenance Clerk
(586) 469-6431
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MSU Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
MSU Extension
11370 Hupp
Warren, MI 48089
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Request for Group Enrollment Forms
If your club or committee held a training, event or community service project between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015, please fill out an ES-237 group enrollment form for each program or activity your club did outside of its regular club meetings. We need this information so that all of your wonderful efforts are counted! The statistical information is included in our year-end report and helps determine the funding the Macomb County 4-H program receives. Examples of what should be counted include animal clinics, community service activities, and shows and trainings put on by your club or committee. We need this information so that all of your wonderful efforts are counted! 

Scholarships Offered to Fair Participants
The Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions is offering five (5) $1000 scholarships to youth who have participated in their local fairs. The deadline is October 1st, so apply soon!

4-H Horse Program Committee Meetings Scheduled
Mark your calendars! The 2015-16 Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee meeting dates have been announced:

September 28, 2015 - 6:30 p.m., Washington Activity Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington
October 26, 2015 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
January 25, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
February 22, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
March 28, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
April 25, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
May 23, 2016 - 6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

2015 Year-End Information for Clubs & Committees
Required year-end reports: Club and committee leaders, don't forget to turn in your group's  Annual Summary Financial Statement and  Club/Committee Inventory Report for the 2015 program year (Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015). Both forms are required annually from each club and committee. Completed forms may be mailed to Macomb County MSU Extension, Attn: 4-H, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036; faxed to 586-469-6948, Attn: 4-H; or turned in with your club's 2016 club re-enrollment packet no later than Nov. 1, 2015. 

Club disbandment: If your club is not returning for the 
2016 program year, please contact the Macomb County 4-H 
program staff for important information about the required club disbandment process. 

2016 Club Enrollment/Re-enrollment Information
Club enrollment/re-enrollment for the 2016 program year officially began on September 1st. Materials you need to get started are listed below and are also online at  http://msue.macombgov.org/?q=MSUE-4H-Resources-Forms. Leaders, please turn in your club's enrollment materials to Macomb County MSU Extension so  that MSU Extension can update your club information.  

2016 Club Enrollment/Re-enrollment:

New clubs:
All clubs (new and returning):
- Bylaws (use Bylaws GuidelinesBylaws Worksheet
and Bylaws Worksheet for Cloverbud Groups as guides. If bylaws have not changed, please indicate that.)
- Copy of  insurance form (insurance is optional)

These items may be turned in at the same time (recommended):
  • Participation Fee payments (Pay $10 per member, max. $30 per family. Pay only once annually in the county where youth's primary club is located. Make checks out to MSU.)
  • Participation Fee Scholarship Application in lieu of payment for each youth requesting a scholarship   to cover the State 4-H Participation Fee.
  • Participation Fee Payment Form (instructions)
  • Acknowledgement of Risk Form (this form is being updated and will be available soon)
2016 Member and Volunteer Enrollment/Re-enrollment:
Once club forms are turned in and the club records have been updated, members and volunteers may begin enrolling/re-enrolling online a https://mi.4honline.com . Members and volunteers enrolling before club information has been updated may not be able to add all projects. Enrolling for the first time? Use the 4-H Online Family Guide for instructions. Re-enrolling for 2016? Use Re-enrolling through 4-H Online for guidance. 

Unable to enroll online?
No problem! MSU will have updated enrollment forms available for you to use soon.  Please do not use old forms to enroll. Due to the changes, anyone using old forms to enroll/re-enroll may also have to complete the updated forms once they become available.

Other materials for club/committee use:
Forms listed are available online at  http://msue.macombgov.org/?q=MSUE-4H-Resources-Forms or may be requested from the Macomb County MSU Extension office.

Anyone needing help with club and member/volunteer enrollment/re-enrollment processes may contact the Macomb County 4-H staff for assistance at 586-469-6431 or  macomb.4h@macombgov.org . Regular office hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events

September 22, 2015
Raising Money Smart Children
6-8 p.m., Kezar Library, Romeo
September 26, 2015
4-H Showshoe Making Class
Details TBA
September 28, 2015
Septic System Maintenance & Use Workshop
6:30-8:30 p.m., Washington Township Office, Washington Township


October 7, 2015
National 4-H Youth Science Day
October 7-18
TSC Paper Clover Fundraiser
Romeo and New Haven TSC Stores
October 17, 2015
Gleaners Food Bank 4-H Community Service Activity
9-11:30 a.m., Gleaners Distribution Center, Warren


November 1, 2015
Last day for returning members to re-enroll in 4-H 
if they plan to show 4-H projects at the 2016 Armada Fair
November 7, 2015
People, Pets & Vets
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Macomb Community College, Clinton Township
Statewide 4-H News
Statewide 4-H Calendar of Events
4-H Workshops
September 22
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit
September 27-October 1
Madison, WI  
October 7-8

October 9-11, 2015
Kettunen Center, Tustin
October 17-18
Kettunen Center, Tustin
October 21-22
January 30-31, 2016 
Kettunen Center, Tustin
February 6-7 
4-H Winterfest
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Beechpoint Christian Camp, Allegan

Other 4-H Events

October 4-10
October 7
November 27-December 1
Atlanta, Georgia
January 30, 2016 
4-H Rabbit and Cavy Show 
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

For the most up-to-date events listing, go to http://4h.msue.msu.edu/events