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October 21, 2015   
Macomb County 4-H News
4-H Youth Council Elects New Officers

Maggie Bohm

Max Williams

Mya Brown

Congratulations to the newest Macomb County 4-H Youth Council officers: Maggie Bohm, President; Mya Brown, Vice President; and Max Williams, Treasurer. The three were elected at the Council meeting on October 15, 2015. All are members of Pirates 4-H Club.

Foundation Donates to Match Campaign
A great big shout out and thank you to the Cipa family who made a donation of $1000.00 to the Match Campaign on behalf of their family's foundation. The Cipa Foundation was started by Bernie Cipa in 1999, after his retirement from the family's steel business. The Philosophy of the Foundation:  "....based on our Christian values and strong belief that we should be thankful for our may blessings and give back to those in need."

Officer Roles & Parliamentary Procedure Training
Officer Roles & Parliamentary Procedure Training is Nov. 14th from 10 a.m.-noon at Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township. Parliamentary procedures for the entire club will be covered as well as officer roles. The training is free. Please R.S.V.P. to 586-469-6431 or macomb.4h@macombgov.org.

Macomb County 4-H Enrollment Deadlines
Member enrollments are accepted at any time during the 4-H program year, however:
  • Nov. 1, 2015 - Macomb County 4-H member re-enrollment deadline for returning members planning to show 4-H projects at the 2016 Armada Fair
  • April 1, 2016 - Macomb County 4-H member enrollment deadline for new members planning to show projects at the 2016 Armada Fair
  • May 1, 2016 - Deadline for Macomb County 4-H horse project members planning to show horses at the county 4-H point shows to register their horses with the Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee
Enroll/re-enroll online at  https://mi.4honline.com. Families new to 
4-H Online (those without a family profile) will need to set up a family profile and add members to the profile. Refer to the  4-H Online Family Guide for instructions. 

Each returning member will need to log in to his or her family profile to access his or her record. Step-by-step re-enrollment instructions are in the  Re-enrolling through 4-H Online publication. 

Volunteers must be screened before enrolling online. Contact  Macomb County MSU Extension to find out more about becoming a screened volunteer.

Members participating in 4-H shooting sports projects and/or events must also turn in a signed   Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports Parental Permission and Acknowledgement of Risk form. This form is not available on 4-H Online. 

Member enrollments received will be approved once the State 4-H participation fee payment has been received. Please contact Macomb County MSU Extension at 586-469-6431 or  macomb.4h@macombgov.org if you have any questions or concerns about the 4-H Online enrollment/re-enrollment process.

Club Enrollment Reminder
Club leaders, please turn your club registration form for 2015-16 in to Macomb County MSU Extension. Macomb County MSU Extension needs this information to update your club record online. Your club members and volunteers will be able to enroll/re-enroll, but may not be able to add all of their projects to their 4-H Online records until the online club information has been updated.
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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Food Drive for Macomb Co. Veterans' Food Pantry
Ray Community 4-H Club is collecting canned goods for the Veterans' Food Pantry, located at 18025 East 15 Mile Road in Clinton Township. The club distributed grocery sacks to the youth and asked them to return with non-perishable food items to their November club meeting. Asking family, friends or neighbors to donate a food item will not only help local veterans but also spread awareness of this food pantry. For clubs who would like to join the food drive or receive more information please contact 

Ray Community 4-H Club will also be making get well cards and writing letters of appreciation to veterans. The cards will be distributed to the VA Hospital in Detroit.  All clubs are welcome to join this service opportunity to support and honor local veterans. 

Submitted by Leanne Stallmann

4-H Youth Council's Photography Workshop Develops into Fun

The Macomb County 4-H Photography Workshop was held at Camp Rotary on October 15th. Those in attendance enjoyed learning photography principles and having their photos critiqued. The workshop was led by Patrick Bohm, a former member of Pirates 4-H Club. Bohm now works as the Mount Clemens Fire Department photographer. 
Photos and information submitted by Cindy Bohm, 4-H Volunteer.

Help MSUE Focus Future Programming on Community Needs
Michigan State University (MSU) would like your assistance in identifying important issues and opportunities within your local community. Information provided in this survey will be used to help guide and shape the research and educational programs of  MSU AgBioResearch (formerly the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station) and MSU Extension over the next five years. These organizations provide various opportunities for residents, businesses and communities within Michigan.

Your participation is voluntary and responses will be kept confidential. The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes. Upon completion you will have the option of entering a drawing for two tickets to an MSU men's basketball game, a basket of Michigan-made products, or a gift certificate to shop.msu.edu.  Your name and/or email will not be associated with your answers. Any questions about this process or survey should be directed to Bruce E. Haas, Ph.D., Reporting Coordinator, at 

Volunteers Needed for the Novi Equestrian Expo - Nov. 13-15
4-H is at the Novi Equestrian Expo, Friday thru Sunday, November 11-13, 2015, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi BIG TIIME! We will once again staff the 4-H Youth Activities Area all weekend AND coordinate the 4-H Used Tack Sale on Sunday.  We need volunteers. There will be NO COST to 4-Hers (4-H staff, parents/volunteers or youth) staffing the booth and/or presenting educational info, demonstrations, etc.  A designated youth activities area will include space for promotional items, crafts and educational kit/demos.  This is a great opportunity for 4-H Horse & Pony members to promote their clubs, program, talk about their 4-H projects, watch educational demos and learn more about horses!  Some excellent clinicians will be presenting all weekend at the Expo!  For complete information about the show please visit www.noviequestrianexpo.com.
Approximate times for staffing the booth are:

Friday, November 13th
2-4 p.m.
6-8 p.m.

Saturday, November 14th
10 a.m.-Noon
Noon-2 p.m.
2-4 p.m.
4-7 p.m.

 Sunday, November 15th
10 a.m.-Noon
Noon-2 p.m.
2-5 p.m.

If you are interested in working a shift and/or helping with the tack sale, please let me know. Attached is the tack sale flyer/registration form.  Please spread the word to anyone interested in selling their CLEAN used tack. Clubs may also reserve tables for 4-H club fundraisers.  

Frankenmuth Pacesetters 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show
The Frankenmuth Pacesetters 4-H Club will be holding its 2nd annual 
4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show on November 21, 2015 in the Harvey Kern Building at Heritage Park, 601 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth. Doors open at 6 a.m. All entries must be in by 8 a.m. The show starts at 9 a.m. Questions? Call 989-598-3614 or  email cfhelmstadt@charter.net .

MSU 4-H Scholarship
Michigan 4-H members who are high school seniors are eligible to apply for an MSU 4-H Scholarship. The scholarship award amount is  $2,500 annually for four consecutive years of full-time study at  MSU . Six scholarships are given annually.

Who can apply:  4-H members who are high school seniors must apply to  MSU  and submit the  MSU  
4-H Scholarship Application by November 1 of their senior year. Applicants must meet the standard admissions requirements of the university and be accepted to  MSU .

In order to apply please visit MSU's scholarship page at  http://4h.msue.msu.edu/awards_scholarships/4-h_scholarships. The MSU 4-H Scholarship is located directly under the title "Michigan State University Scholarships".  November 1st is coming up soon so make sure to get your application forms in as soon as possible. You do not want to miss out on $2,500 for four consecutive years!

People, Pets & Vets - November 7th
People, Pets & Vets is on November 7th at Macomb Community College, 44575 Garfield, Clinton Township. If any clubs are attending and would like some recruitment materials, you may obtain some from the  Extension office. Please remember to share the experience and post pictures on the 4-H Facebook page!

Wolcott Mill Seeks Volunteers
Volunteer for Heritage Holidays at Wolcott Mill Historic Center, 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township! Help decorate from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on December 1st and/or help out at the event (5:30 - 9:30 p.m. on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and/or 19). Contact Katie at 248-303-4305 or Katie.kowalski@metroparks.com for more information or to volunteer.

Can't help with the Heritage Holidays event? Contact Katie. There are a variety of volunteer roles available at Wolcott Mill and other local Metroparks locations!

Cheer on the Detroit Red Wings, Support 4-H at the Joe Louis Arena

The Detroit Red Wings and the Wayne County 4-H have teamed up for two fundraising nights. Cheer on the Red Wings as they play the Dallas Stars at the Joe Louis Arena at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 8, 2015, or as they play the Philadelphia Flyers at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Exclusive ticket savings are available for all supporters, as well as their families, friends and co-workers.
Special 4-H Ticket Prices:
Regular - Rows 13-21 - $37
Preferred - Rows 6-12 - $52
Upper Level Seating
Each ticket will include a free Red Wings edition 4-H t-shirt for you to pick up at the game. The Red Wings will donate proceeds from each ticket sold back to Wayne County 4-H. To purchase tickets, visit www.DetroitRedWings.com/4h.

Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events
October 26
Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
November 1
Member re-enrollment deadline for returning members planning to show projects at the 2016 Armada Fair

November 1
MSU 4-H Scholarship application deadline
November 7
People, Pets & Vets
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Macomb Community College - Center Campus

November 8
4-H Night at the Joe
3 p.m., Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

November 13-15
Novi Equestrian Expo
Novi Expo Center, Novi
November 14
4-H Fun, Fitness & Smoothies
Thompson Center, Warren
November 14
Officer Roles & Parliamentary Procedure Training
10 a.m.-noon, Camp Rotary, Ray Township

November 21
Frankenmuth Pacesetters 4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show
9 a.m., Heritage Park, Frankenmuth
Statewide 4-H Calendar of Events

4-H Workshops

Kettunen Center, Tustin
February 6-7, 2016
4-H Winterfest
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Beechpoint Christian Camp, Allegan

Other 4-H Events
November 27-December 1 
Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
January 30, 2016
4-H Rabbit & Cavy Show 
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing 

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