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October 2018     
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Officers elected

Pictured from left to right: President Elizabeth Bennett (K-9 & Kompany), Treasurer Jillian Richards (City Slickers), Secretary Brooke Richards (City Slickers)

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Macomb County 4-H Youth Council officers:

President:  Elizabeth Bennett (K-9 & Kompany)
Treasurer:  Jillian Richards (City Slickers)
Secretary:  Brooke Richards (City Slickers)

All 4-H families are welcome to attend the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council meetings. Upcoming meeting dates are listed below:

January 15, 2019: MSU Extension, Clinton Township
March 19, 2019: Armada Fair Grange Hall, Armada
May 21, 2019: MSU Extension, Clinton Township
July 16, 2019: Armada Fair Grange Hall, Armada

Meeting dates and minutes can be found online at  http://msue.macombgov.org/MSUE-4H-CouncilsClick here to read the minutes from September 18, 2018.


Macomb County 4-H Awards Event - Nov. 4

The 2017-18 Macomb County 4-H Awards event was on Nov. 4, 2018 at MSU Extension, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township. There was great attendance this year, with a lot of support for our award recipients!
2018 Junior Project Awardees
Clothing & Textiles
Global & Cultural Education
Performing Arts
Baking (Food & Nutrition)
Visual Arts (Drawing)
Shooting Sports
Visual Arts (Photography)
Rabbits
Expressive Arts
Leisure Education
Health & Fitness (Sports)
Makayla Schramm
Morgan Jowett
Morgan Jowett
Avery Lesnek
Avery Lesnek
Avery Lesnek
Caroline Necula
Caroline Necula
Caroline Necula
Aubrey Richards
Aubrey Richards
Pirates 4-H Club
City Slickers 4-H Club
City Slickers 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
City Slickers 4-H Club
City Slickers 4-H Club

2018 Adult Awards
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
Outstanding Leader of the Year
Lifetime Achievement
Annette Tilney
Leanne Stallmannn
Allan Rinke
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray Community 4-H Club
Ray's Riding Rascals 4-H Club

2018 Group Awards
Group Community Service Award
Friend of 4-H Award
Also nominated
City Slickers 4-H Club
Ron & Donna Stahl (Happy Days Fishing Camp)
Armada Fair Board (Armada Agricultural Society)


Join the Expansion and Review Committee
Do you love 4-H so much that you want to spread the word and grow its impact in Macomb County? Join the Expansion and Review Committee's 2nd meeting on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30-8 p.m. at Macomb County MSU Extension, Verkuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township. We will be discussing what the committee would like to focus on in the current 2019 4-H year and begin planning.


Hunting and Wildlife Committee Members Wanted
The St. Clair/Macomb County Hunting and Wildlife Committee is looking for Macomb County representation. There are currently both Macomb County and St. Clair County volunteers who host outdoor-related events. Last year was the first year the committee held its ' From Lake to Table' event, which taught youth how to catch, process and cook their own fish, as well as fish ecology and ethics from the Michigan DNR. If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Macomb County 4-H Program Coordiantor Seth Martin at (586) 783-8163 for more information. 


4-H Regional Archery Training
The 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop provides the necessary skills, resources and background to successfully teach shooting sports and conduct range activities. This workshop is for adult leaders and teens ages 16 and older who are active in their shooting sports club or want to become involved. Participants should express an interest in working with youth and have a willingness to improve their own knowledge and skills in shooting sports. This workshop is archery specific. Certification is a requirement to facilitate live fire on a range. All adult leaders need to be approved by their local MSU Extension office and have completed the 4-H Volunteer Selection Process

DATES and TIME: 
Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm both days

LOCATION: 
4 Square Sportsman's Club 677 Cline Rd Jeddo, MI 48032

FEE: 
$65.00 per person, includes materials, light morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack both days (Does NOT include lodging)

REGISTRATION:
Contact St. Clair County MSU Extension for a registration form.
Questions: Lori Warchuck, MSU Extenstion-St. Clair County,  (810)989-6935 / lwarchuck@stclaircounty.org or  St. Clair County MSU Extension, 200 Grand River Ave., # 102, Port Huron, MI 48060 /  (810) 989-6935.
The registration deadline is January 7, 2019. 
  • Please bring a three ring binder.
  • Checks payable to St. Clair County 4-H Council
  • Registration deadline is January 7, 2019
  • No refunds (unless training is cancelled)
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL PORTIONS OF THE SESSIONS. NO LEAVING OR RETURNING WILL BE PERMITTED. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Macomb County 
4-H Staff
Ed Scott
District 11 Coordinator
Oakland & Macomb Counties
 
Diane Wisnewski
4-H Extension Supervising
& Staff Development Educator

4-H Program Coordinator

4-H Program Coordinator

Kathy Jamieson
4-H Educator

AmeriCorps Member
 
4-H Program Coordinator

4-H Educator

Computer Maintenance Clerk

Email:

Web Site:

Locations:
MSU Extension
VerKuilen Building
21885 Dunham Road, Ste. 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-6431

MSU Extension
Max Thompson
Family Resource Center
11370 Hupp
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 469-7614
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Macomb County 4-H Youth Council thanks clubs for volunteering
The Macomb County 4-H Youth Council thanks the following 4-H clubs for participating in the 2018 Macomb County fundraising activities at the Armada Fair: Unleashed, Alarro, Ray Community, Pirates, School Section, Good Times, City Slickers, K-9 & Kompany, Riley Raiders, Ray Riding Rascals, All About 4-H, and Clinton Valley.


Every year, the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council runs the 4-H Coffee Cart and Pine Shred Sales fundraisers at the Armada Fair. There are many reasons the Youth Council does this. First, it is a way for the Youth Council to raise funds for the county-wide events and activities it holds each year, and for the scholarships and grants it awards. Second, it is a great way to promote 4-H to the community. It also helps fulfill the Youth Council' s commitment to the Armada Fair.

It is a lot of work. There are 30 slots between the two fundraisers. This year, 12 clubs worked 19 shifts. The rest of the slots were worked by either the Youth Council or MSU Extension staff.

This year the Youth Council received a generous check from the Armada Fair Board in addition to the funds earned at the fundraisers. It was able to plan 
activities such as the County Awards Program and a Craft Day, budget for scholarships and still have money to share with the clubs. This year, the Youth Council decided to give clubs $50 per time slot worked.


WinterHorseProjectsWinter Horse Projects
Do you love horses but hate fall because it means you'll be stuck indoors soon? Do you think "horse season" is over after the last fall show? Maybe you don't know a thing about horses, but you want to. Come join us to participate in horse winter projects! There are four areas to pick from, and we'd love to have you check them out to see what's right for you. All 4-H members (not just "horse kids") in St. Clair and Macomb Counties are welcome. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, October through April, at the Goodells County Park Community Building at 6:30 p.m.

Horse Judging: If you come out of your classes confused and wondering what the judge is looking for, judging is for you. Maybe you already have a lot of "show ring" knowledge and have thought about becoming a judge someday. Come join us too. Through meetings, on farm clinics, and online resources we learn about and discuss criteria for judging halter and performance classes for various breeds and disciplines. Those that want to can go on to compete in judging contests at MSU. Over the past few years, we've had many team members qualify to compete at national horse judging contests, successfully representing Michigan 4-H. This fall, we'll be sending teams to U.S. Arabian Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-up in Louisville, Kentucky. Even if you don't want to compete, I will guarantee you'll come away with a better understanding of what judges are looking for, which will make you a better competitor in the arena. Join our Remind group by texting @4hhorseju to 81010 for links to online content, meeting reminders, and schedule updates. Contact Coach Lucy Brown at 586-855-3215 or lamckier@yahoo.com with any questions.

Hippology : Hippology is the study of all things horse. Check out this project area to learn everything from horse anatomy, nutritional needs, history of breeds, etc. to hands on skills like leg wrapping. Those that want to compete will demonstrate the knowledge they've gained through a written test, stations, slides, judging, skills demo, and team problems. As with judging, this year's team has also qualified to compete nationally and will also be traveling to Tulsa, OK to represent Michigan 4-H. Contact Coach Heather Vuylsteke at 810-434-4359 with any questions or come to the October meeting to let her know you're interested in participating in next year's team.

Communications : Are you passionate about an equine issue? Do you want to educate others about an equine topic? Public speaking and team demonstrations are great ways to spread your knowledge. The top competitors in these categories also have the ability to compete nationally each fall. We'd love to see lots of St. Clair and Macomb County 4-H'ers competing in these areas. Contact Lucy Brown (see above) for additional information or with any questions.

Intro. to Winter Projects : If all of this sounds interesting but you just don't think you're ready to be on a possible competition team yet, or maybe you have no interest in competing but you want to learn horse stuff while having lots of fun, start with an intro to winter projects. Leaders Marianne Moskal and Linda Taylor welcome all 4-Hers to join them in relaxed, fun, and interactive sessions where learning doesn't feel like learning. Various equine topics will be explored with guest speakers and hands on activities. The October meeting will feature a blacksmith demonstration, so come prepared to be outdoors! Contact Marianne at 810-305-9834 with any questions.
 
We hope to see you soon!!
 
Submitted by Lucy Brown, 4-H Volunteer
Other Local News & Events
Mad City Money - Nov. 10
Mad City Money is November 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the  Goodells County Park Community Building,  8345 County Park Drive, Goodells, Mich.  Teens get a taste of the adult world with this hands-on simulation, complete with jobs, income, family and debt. During this 2.5 hour challenge, youth visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and other wants and needs while building a budget for their simulated family. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes - and suffer the consequences of their decisions - in a realistic, but safe, environment. Register for this FREE program online:   https://events.anr.msu.edu/MCMSC/. We are also looking for volunteers to help serve as merchants. Guaranteed to have fun!!  Contact Kathy Jamieson at 586-469-6093 or jamies13@msu.edu if you're interested or need more information.


Mad City Money - Dec. 12
Mad City Money is December 12, 2018 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Jermaine Jackson Community Center, 58 Orchard Street, Mount Clemens, Michigan 48034.  Teens get a taste of the adult world with this hands-on simulation, complete with jobs, income, family and debt. During this 2 1/2 hour challenge, youth visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, daycare and other wants and needs while building a budget for their simulated family. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes - and suffer the consequences of their decisions - in a realistic, but safe, environment. Register for this FREE program online: https://events.anr.msu.edu/MadCityMoneyMC/ .  We are also looking for volunteers to help serve as merchants. Guaranteed to have fun!!  Contact Kathy Jamieson at 586-469-6093 or jamies13@msu.edu if you're interested or need more information.


Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee Elections - Jan. 28
Elections for the Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee will take place on Monday, January 28, 2019.   There are both adult and youth positions that are open.  Every club that participates in the Armada Fair Youth Livestock Auction and/or Silent Auction is strongly encouraged to have representation on the committee.  Elections will take place at 7 pm at the Grange Hall located on the Armada Fair Grounds.

Submitted by JoEllen Clark

 
Rabbits need home(s)
A School Section 4-H Club family is offering two rabbits, a 5 year old male Blue Rex (Buddy) and a 5 year old female Otter Blue Rex (Thumper), free with hutches, to a good home. Both are from the Bunny Factory in Imlay City, have papers and are tattooed. They need to be picked up by whoever wants them (Shelby Township area). Email  steve@owczarek.net if interested.


















A bunny, believed to be a buck, found near Richmond, is in need of a loving home! If interested please contact  Shari Wilson at 586-430-1350. 






Two pet rabbits -- one male, one female -- available to a good home, $20. Cage and some supplies included. 
Call 586-804-9459 or email thealmightycookielady@yahoo.com for more information. 



Free rabbit hutches
Free rabbit hutches: Macomb County
4-H volunteer Jenny Depa-Karl is offering a free 
bunny hutch to a 4-H family. Pick-up only (Armada area).
She has food dishes, water bottle, etc. to go along with it.

Please message her on Facebook if interested. Photo: 
https://bit.ly/2PxirKR.


 
Statewide 4-H News & Events 
Michigan 4-H International Exchange Program
Have you ever wanted to travel to another country?  See what other cultures are like? Michigan 4-H International Exchange Program is ready to assist you in your travels abroad during the summer 2019.  For 2019 we offer one month trips to Costa Rica, Japan, Finland, and South Korea. Scholarships are available. Submit applications between Nov. 1 and Dec 1, 2018.  Start fundraising now. Contact D'Ann Rohrer drohrer@msu.edu for more information.


Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration - Nov. 17-18
Registration for the 2018 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration is now open. Meet others from across the state who are passionate about creative arts while engaging in hands-on activities that build your creative talent. Register online at https://events.anr.msu.edu/creativecelebration18/


4-H Day with Michigan Basketball - Dec. 30
Attention University of Michigan basketball fans!  U of M Athletics has invited Michigan 4-H to attend a men's basketball game on December 30, 2018 (U of M vs. Binghamton).  4-H's discounted tickets are only $10 but will go fast! The first 20 youth (6th grade or younger) who purchase tickets are invited to stand on the court with the team during the pre-game singing of the National Anthem, and will get a free t-shirt! Tickets make great gifts! Non-4-H friends and family are welcome to attend also! Purchase tickets online at  https://fevo.me/2QXgrwD . Contact Andrew Snyderman at the U of M Athletics office (734-615-7900) with any specific event questions.


4-H Day at the Breslin Center - Feb. 24
Mark your calendars! 4-H Day at the Breslin Center is February 24, 2019. Join us for the 14th annual celebration of MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development at the MSU Women's Basketball game against the University of Michigan Wolverines. This event is free to Michigan 4-H families. Contact your county's MSU Extension Office to request tickets or for more information.


New 4-H Money Management Snapshot

Curious what the 4-H money management project area is all about? This new snapshot sheet covers what 4-H'ers can learn about money management, ways to get involved and resources for learning more.
 
The 4-H money management project provides opportunities to learn about and practice ways to use money, set financial goals and explore career connections. Each of these facets is further broken down in the new snapshot sheet.
 
This resource is one in a series of Michigan 4-H snapshot sheets on a variety of topics that can be found in the Michigan 4-H Project Snapshot Sheet series at  https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/michigan_4-h_project_snapshot_sheets.

 
New Teaching Science When You Don't Know  Diddly-Squat Lessons


Two new "Teaching Science When You Don't Know Diddly-Squat" lesson plans are now available. The new lessons are titled "Can kids hear things adults can't?" and "Do you run faster with or without shoes?"
 
The Teaching Science When You Don't Know Diddly-Squat series focuses not on teaching specific content, but teaching the process of science by asking questions and discovering answers.
 
Download the lesson plans here.



Michigan 4-H to participate in Giving Tuesday

On Nov. 27, Michigan 4-H is once again teaming up with the Michigan 4-H Foundation and Michigan State University for their Give Green Day campaign held in conjunction with Giving Tuesday. As a global day of giving, Giving Tuesday is annually held on the Tuesday after the retail-focused days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During Giving Tuesday, Michigan 4-H will be raising funds to support 4-H participation fee scholarships for those in need.
 
From 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EST, Michigan 4-H members, volunteers and supporters will have the chance to give to the campaign and spread the word via social media channels and word of mouth. Follow along online and use #GiveGreenDay on your social media channels to help Michigan 4-H earn bonus funds and compete in fun challenges through the day!
Learn more about Giving Tuesday and Give Green Day at https://givingday.msu.edu/projects/michigan-4-h-foundation .
 

Outstanding Michigan 4-H alumni and volunteers recognized 
at 4-H Emerald Awards ceremony
Nineteen Michigan 4-H alumni and volunteers were recognized Oct. 5 during the Michigan 4-H Foundation's 4-H Emerald Award Ceremony in East Lansing. The awards presented at the event are among some of Michigan 4-H's highest honors for 4-H alumni and volunteers.
 
The Salute to Excellence awards, which honor remarkable 4-H volunteers who have contributed substantially to both their county and state 4-H programs, were presented to Brenda Alverson of Genesee County, Gordon Ridenour of Cass County and Cheryl Barton of Shiawassee County.
 
The Michigan Farm Bureau 4-H Excellence in Agriculture awards, which recognize 4-H volunteers who exhibit excellence in 4-H youth education and leadership in agriculture-related areas, were presented to Mary Hutka of Oakland County, Diane Keinath of Saginaw County, and Kathy Grau and Mary Hammer of Washtenaw County.
 
The Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society honors former alumni whose professional leadership and community service reflect the ultimate outcome of 4-H membership. Inducted into the society were Darwin Booher, Evart; Domonique Clemons, Flint; Ronald Hendrick, East Lansing; Barbara Haynes Heyboer, Hudsonville; W. G. (Mac) McPherson, Lowell; Thomas Nugent, Clarksville; Maggie Sans, Clarkston; and Gretna Van Fleet, Frankenmuth.
 
The Citation awards, which recognize significant contributions to Michigan 4-H programs, were awarded to GreenStone Farm Credit Services and Dale and Sara Stuby, of St. Joseph County.
 
Other Statewide News & Events
NEMIGLSI network calling for student film submissions
The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) network is now calling for film submissions from youth in grades 8-12 for the Thunder Bay International Film Festival Student Film Competition! Films must address the theme, #ExplorationIs and be less than 5 minutes in length. Selected films will be shown at the Thunder Bay International Film Festival, and prizes are given to winning films. Interested? Submit your film no later than January 4th, 2018. Visit http://bit.ly/explorationis for details. For more information, contact Sarah Waters at sarah.a.waters@noaa.gov or 989-884-6204. 


Apply for a Budding Botanist Grant by Nov. 19
KidsGardening and Klorane Botanical Foundation are pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Budding Botanist grant!   Budding Botanist is open to any Title I public or charter school in the United States. Applicants must be planning a new or expanding an existing school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity. Grant winners will receive a $500 curriculum and garden tool package, as well as a check for $2,500 to install or expand a school garden. 

Applications for Budding Botanist are due November 19, 2018. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact KidsGardening education specialist Sarah Pounderssarahp@kidsgardening.com.

Calendars of Events
Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events

November 12, and 22-23
Macomb County offices closed

November 13
Expansion and Review Meeting
6:30-8 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township

December 8
12-1 p.m., Bodhi Seed Yoga, Mount Clemens

January 15
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township


Other Local News & Events

November 10
Mad City Money
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Goodells County Park, Goodells

November 17
Surviving the Social Jungle Conference
9 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills

December 12
Mad City Money
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Jermaine Jackson Community Center, Mount Clemens

January 28
Armada Fair Youth Livestock Committee Elections
7 p.m., Armada Fair Grange Hall, Armada


Statewide 4-H Calendar of Events

November 2
Marquette County MSU Extension Office, Negaunee

November 17-18
Kettunen Center, Tustin 

November 27
Online
Giving Tuesday is a day to give back! Support Michigan 4-H and help provide 4-H participation fee scholarships for those in need.

December 30
12 p.m., Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor

January 26, 2019
State 4-H Rabbit Show
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

January 26-27
4-H Regional Archery Training
8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 4 Square Sportsmens Club, Jeddo

February 24
Breslin Center, East Lansing
Join us for the 14th annual celebration of MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development at the MSU Women's Basketball game against the University of Michigan Wolverines ( https://bit.ly/2Qm17ZH)

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


National 4-H Calendar of Events

November 23-27