4-H Family News header 

 August 3, 2016    
Macomb County 4-H News

Summer Day Camp
Summer Camp  for youth ages 5-12, hosted by Macomb County MSU Extension Youth Development, will be held at Thompson Community Center in Warren August 8-12. The camp will feature fun, educational activities. 4-H curriculum will be used for all programming. Topics will focus on Healthy Lifestyles (food & nutrition, physical fitness, emotional well-being), Creative Art (arts & crafts, sewing, theatre arts) and STEM (junk drawer robotics, bedtime math). The $50 per child per week cost includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Register online at  http://events.anr.msu.edu/SummerDayCamp2016 .

4-H Warm & Sunny (Horse) Fun Show - August 6th
The  Macomb County 4-H Warm and Sunny (Horse) Fun Show  is August 6, 2016 at Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township. All ages are welcome. Horse, pony, draft and mini-horses are welcome. The show begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $8 if showing, $5 per adult if showing (19 and older), or $3 if just eating. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Rod or Michelle Porter at rodmichelle.porter@gmail.com

Visit the 4-H Display at the 
Warren Community Historical Museum
A historical display entitled "4-H Past, Present & Future" is at the Warren Community Historical Museum, inside the Warren Community Center, through August. Visitors will see items on loan from the MSU Museum's 4-H History Collection, from past and present Macomb County 4-H'ers and the Armada Agricultural Society. The Warren Historical Museum is at the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden Avenue, Warren.

Local 4-H'ers to Participate in State 4-H Dog Show 
Good luck to Macomb County's State 4-H Dog Show participants:
  • Elizabeth Bennett/Dog: Keira (K-9 & Kompany)
  • Elisha Brockert/Dog: Dez (Alarro and K-9 & Kompany)
  • Allison Hein/Dog: Flash (K-9 & Kompany)
  • Rebecca Kitchen/Dog: Ace (Alarro and K-9 & Kompany)
Members from across the state will compete at the event at MSU on August 13th. Show divisions include individual and team agility, obedience, showmanship, rally, and poster.

Warren Businesses Donate Plants
Thanks to Greenwood Pets and Plants and Young's Garden Center in Warren for donating vegetable plants for the 4-H youth garden at the Thompson Center in Warren. The garden is going to be fabulous thanks to donors like these!
Macomb County 4-H Staff

Richard Wooten
District 11 Coordinator
4-H Extension Educator
4-H Mentor Program  
4-H Program Coordinator
4-H Extension Educator
Program Coordinator 
4-H Tech Wizards

4-H Program Coordinator 
Computer Maintenance Clerk
Web Site:
MSU Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Ste. 12
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Phone: (586) 469-6431
MSU Extension
11370 Hupp
Warren, MI 48089
Phone: (586) 469-7614

Join Our List
Armada Fair News 

Sunday Judging Update
Teen clerks, superintendents and volunteers need to arrive under the judging tent at the Armada Fairgrounds at 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Fair Set-Up/Clean-Up Day Sees Record Volunteer Numbers
There was a fantastic volunteer turnout on Armada Fair Set-Up/Clean-Up Day, July 24, 2016. A record number of Macomb County 4-H youth and adult volunteers came to the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada to help clean up and set up the grounds and barns for the Armada Fair.

Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale Information
Please read the  Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale Committee memo for information about the 2016 Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale.

Message to 4-H'ers Exhibiting Wool Breed Sheep at the 2016 Armada Fair
Department 6 Wool Breeds Sheep Exhibitors:

Project books are to be taken to the fairgrounds (in Armada) with the exhibitor on August 14, 2016.  Judging and interview will take place at the fairgrounds from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Reminder: Each club exhibiting in Department 6 must have a club barn display.  All decorations must be in place by 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Thank You,

Raymond and Roxann Mills
4-H Wool Breeds Sheep Superintindents

Sunday Judging is August 14th:  Volunteers are Needed before and During Armada Fair
Leaders, it's time to line up your club helpers for pre-fair and fair dates! Sunday Judging is August 14th. Each club should be represented. Sign up using the online teen clerk sign-up sheet.
Please review the Armada Agricultural Society's contract with the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council. It includes 4-H club member, leader and volunteer requirements and states the times, shows, etc. where help is needed. 
Youth Council to Offer Pine Shavings During Armada Fair Week
Keep your animals clean and support 4-H at the same time! This year, the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council will be selling pine shavings during the Armada Fair to fund programs for you throughout the coming year. We will be conveniently located in a horse stall for easy access the entire week. We will be available all day during fair week. Shred will cost $7.00 for a 3.25 cubic foot bag. Advance ordering is available by emailing gottadancegirl@gmail.com. Please include name, club, and how many bags you think you will need. Advance ordering payments can be made on Monday morning with cash or checks made out to Macomb County 4-H Youth Council. All other purchases will need to be made in cash.
Submitted by Maggie Bohm, President
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council
Horse Costume Class Added
A costume class has been added to the Armada Fair Horse Show schedule at the request of 4-H volunteer, Gina Colombo. There will be no formal entry, therefore, no premiums will be paid. Ribbons will be distributed to the class. The class will take place at the end of the show schedule as it has in previous years. Since two additional speed classes were tentatively added, it will fall as class #54. If fair superintendents feel that there is a time constraint and decide to cancel the two new speed classes (#52 and #53), the costume class will be moved up to class slot #52. This would follow the routinely scheduled Keyhole class (#51).  
Leaders, please share this information with your club as it takes time to get costumes prepared for horse and rider. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Gina at gtcolombo@comcast.net.

Schramm is the 2016 Armada Fair Dog Project Superintendent
Thank you to Chylie Schramm for being this year's dog superintendent. Schramm is a lifelong 4-H member and we're looking forward to working with her.

Superintendents Needed for 2017 Armada Fair
Superintendents will be needed for the 2017 Armada Fair for Sheep, Livestock Project Books and Photography.

Submit Fair Book Change Requests by December 12
The Fair Board has notified the MSUE Office that the 4-H program is able to suggest changes, additions or deletions to the 2017 Armada Fair Youth Organization Book. The Armada Fair Board will be incorporating their own changes into the book. Suggestions for changes are due to the Armada Fair Office by December 12, 2016. 
As a reminder, the 4-H Program is able to institute changes every three years. The current suggestions will be effective for the 2017 Armada Fair and will remain in effect until after the 2019 Armada Fair. The next opportunity to change the book will be September-December 2019.

Michigan State Fair News

Free Michigan State Fair Admission for Members on Scout Day/4-H Day
The Michigan State Fair will be held Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5. Friday, September 2 is Scout Day/4-H Day, which means all youth 4-Hers receive free admission (does not include ride wrist bands or circus) with the purchase of one adult admission. See the flyer ! Please provide your member card, lanyard or other 4-H identifying attire!

Michigan State Fair Deadlines Approach
Deadlines are coming up fast for Michigan State Fair exhibitors and scholarship applicants.  Exhibitor areas include livestock, horses, agriculture and home arts! All the information about exhibiting at fair, including scholarships, schedules and admission can be found at  http://www.michiganstatefairllc.com/#!fair-entry/cjlh.
Other Local News

Movies at the MSU Detroit Center
Come to the MSU Detroit Center for Free Monday Movies! Watch a film and take part in a follow-up conversation. Movies to be shown are:
August 22
Detroit Minds Dying
September 26
Project: ICE
October 24
A Place at the Table
November 21
The Man Who Stopped the Desert

Free and secure parking are available in the MSU lot on Stimson Street between Woodward and Cass. These gatherings are designed to celebrate the connections between health, agriculture, food security, the economy, community and earth. Call 313-578-9708 for more information.

Master Gardener Class Offered
Become a Master Gardener! MSU Extension's 14-week Master Gardener training provides in-depth education in many aspects of horticulture, including trees and shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, soil, water, pests, indoor plants, lawns and more. After completing 40 hours of volunteer community service, participants earn their Extension Master Gardener certification, a widely recognized designation.
Dates: Tuesday, August 16-November 29, 2016 (includes possible make-up date)
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Cost: $300
Location: Macomb County MSU Extension, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, MI 48036
Register online at  http://events.anr.msu.edu/mgpclintontwp16/ no later than July 30, 2016. For more information, contact Maureen Prisbe at Maureen.prisbe@macombgov.org or 586-469-6440.

Leadership Camps

Leadership Academy
What is   Leadership Academy? It's a free, week-long academy that works to further develop leadership skills and help foster a culture of community involvement in our youth. Students engage in community service projects, guest speakers, and programming to aid in the development of skills such as: team building, communication, substance abuse prevention, goal setting, and diversity and inclusiveness. The goals are to enhance leadership skills so that students can return to their respective high schools and continue to improve their surrounding while experiencing success overall. 

Leadership Academy is for 9th through 12th grade students in the Warren and Center Line areas and will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. from  August 15-19, 2016 at the Wayne State University Advanced Technology Education Center, 14601 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren For more information or to register, go to  http://www.careofsem.com/personal-and-family-support/youth-programs  or call 586-541-2273.

Mount Clemens Leadership Camp
What is   Leadership Camp? It's a free camp designed to motivate and inspire youth to be great role models and leaders.  The goal is to help students acquire skills that they may use for the rest of their lives, such as:
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Refusal skills to combat negative peer pressure
  • Strategies to make healthy choices and decisions
Leadership camp will be held from August 8-12, 2016 at Mount Clemens High School, 155 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens. The camp is for 9th grade to 12th grade students in Mount Clemens Community Schools. For more information, contact Lynda Zott, Coordinator, at 586-218-5271. Register online at  http://www.careofsem.com/personal-and-family-support/youth-programs.

Marlette Auctions' Club Calf Sale
Marlette Auctions' Club Calf Sale is September 10, 2016 at 12 p.m. at Marlette Livestock Auctions, 6381 Euclid, Marlette. Previews are 5-8 p.m. on September 9th and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on September 10th. Call 989-635-2183 or email marlettelivestock@gmail.com for more information.
Statewide 4-H News
And the Award Goes to . . . !!
Summer is a busy time when 4-H members may receive awards for their past year's achievements. The following is news about a few of the awards for which Michigan 4-H  members may be eligible.
The State 4-H Awards Program is the highest honor bestowed on Michigan 4-H youth aged 13 and up who have at least three years of 4-H experience. After careful review of the nominees' applications by selection committees, delegates were invited to participate in either an advanced leadership development program (juniors) or competitive interviews (seniors). The 2016 winners   were announced at the 4-H Recognition Program during 4-H Exploration Days .
4-H'ers who are 11 or 12 years old are eligible to apply for the 4-H Mark of Excellence Award . To enter, a young person needs to write an essay on the theme, "Because of 4-H I can . . . ." Counties select their representatives, and submit names and essays to the State 4-H Awards Committee. The 2016 winners received a certificate and a medal through the mail. Additionally, their essays will be added to the Mark of Excellence history book at Kettunen Center and will be used by both the Michigan 4-H Foundation and the State 4-H Office.
We are excited that in 2016, Michigan 4-H Youth Development  will award one volunteer leader and one 4-H member with the second annual Michigan 4-H Animal Science Sportsperson of the Year Award . If you know a 4-H'er (last year's winner, Cassie Holladay) or an adult (last year's winner, Mary Adams) who exemplifies the definition of good sportsmanship in any of the 4-H animal science project areas , consider nominating him or her by completing and sending in the nomination form , which includes a nomination letter and a letter of support from county 4-H staff, by October 1, 2016 . Find more information from:
4-H'ers in grades 5 through 12, who actively volunteered within the past year, are encouraged to apply for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award , sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals . Students can apply for the award online . However, a pplications must be submitted first to county 4-H program staff for certification. So, prior to submitting the application online, applicants should first check with the local MSU Extension office for the ir county deadline . For more information, visit the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards web site . Students are eligible for honors at the local, state and national levels.

Tuscola County 4-H Club Takes Second Place Nationally
Congratulations to the  Deford Dazzlers Rocket Team 4-H club who won second place in the national Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Peter Hansen, Alexander Hansen and Chrysler Parrish, the three club members, traveled to The Plains, Virginia, on  May 14 to compete. Continue reading here.

Exploration Days Lost & Found
Any lost and found items from the dorms are listed here. Some are labeled with the dorm or session it was found in. If any of these items are yours, please contact Jeran Culina, Macomb County 4-H Program Coordinator, at 586-469-5979 or culinaje@anr.msu.edu OR Laura Potter-Niesen, Educational Program Events Coordinator, at 517-432-2963 or potterla@msu.edu. Anything remaining at the end of August will go to Goodwill.  
  • Gray hooded dry-fit sweatshirt (M/L?) with Spartan Logo
  • Green Michigan State hooded sweatshirt (Medium)
  • Neon Orange Nike drawstring bag (with green plastic compass inside, activity guide, and empty Nerds candy box)
  • Tawas Braves drawstring bag (inside is baseball cleats and black mitt)
  • Alcatel One-touch black cell phone
  • St. Johns Red Wings black and red water bottle ( Shane VanAbel's name is on it)
  • Rubbermaid 20 oz green water bottle
  • Ecofuzion clear and blue water bottle (black M written on the bottom)
  • Dark blue 28 oz water bottle (Tennessee State University decal)
  • Real Colors (Youth Version) book (Larenz Hill's name is on it)
  • Light blue pillow with goldish floral embroidery
  • 1 gray (interior is pink) Vans shoe (found in Hubbard Hall)
  • Lime green pencil case (?) (Eiffel Tower picture and quote "Everything is going to be alright")
  • Navy blue Detroit Tigers baseball cap
  • HangTen Swimsuit (light blue and brown Hawaiian floral pattern)
  • Wolf Creek black backpack (inside: XL hooded black short sleeve shirt, 1 pair of Gucci eyeglasses, 2 sets of drumsticks, 1 RealFeel Drum pad, black mini USB phone charger, hot Oke-Doke popcorn)
  • Blue floral umbrella (found in Akers)
  • Yellow umbrella
  • Pink Hannah Montana t-shirt (XL kids sizes)
  • Navy blue Breckenridge Huskies zip-up hooded sweatshirt
  • Turquoise Camelbak 25 oz water bottle
  • Cheetah print drawstring bag (1 towel and Eos chapstick)
  • Yellow "Modern Waste Systems" T-shirt (M kid's sizes) (S. Jones on back)
  • So brand Yoga pants (XS black with blue camo patterned waistband)
  • Pink "M&M Logistics" cut-off T-shirt (Burgess on back)
  • Black "4-H Shooting Sports" hat (mesh back)
  • Gray and light blue UnderArmour "I Fish" (M)
  • Green and blue braided friendship bracelet
  • Pink hair pick
  • Green Cargo capri pants (size 12)
  • Blue iPod (with Pink and White case) (left in session 225)
  • 1 pair of Union Bay Beaded tan sandal flip-flops
  • Bag of t-shirts from 478 Akers (inside 1 L gray Mossimo hoodie, 1 black Spartan sparkly "Love" hoodie, M Stand and Fight green Nike Spartan T-shirt, 1 Large white Spartan pocket T-shirt, XL Miquel Cabrera blue and orange Tigers T-shirt, 1 Light blue and orange Tigers t-shirt XL)
  • White power cord (found in Holmes)
  • Black power cord (found in Holmes)
Calendars of Events

Macomb County 4-H Events

August 6
9 a.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township

August 8-12
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thompson Community Center, Warren

September 5
Macomb County offices closed

October 6
4-H Outdoor Adventure Center Event
Outdoor Adventure Center, Detroit

Other Local Events

August 5
Michigan State Fair entries due

August 8-12
10 a.m.-3 p.m. (August 8-11)
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (August 12 - Field Trip)
Mount Clemens High School, Mount Clemens

August 14
Armada Fair Sunday Judging
Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
(Armada Fair: August 15-21)

August 15-19
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wayne State University Advanced Technology Education Center

August 16-November 29
MSUE Master Gardener Class
6-10 p.m., MSU Extension, Clinton Township

August 22
MSU Detroit Center

September 10
Marlette Livestock Auctions' Calf Sale
12 p.m., Marlette Livestock Auctions, Marlette

Statewide 4-H Events

August 6 
Centerline of Calhoun County, Bellevue
August 13 
State 4-H Dog Show
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing
August 19-21 
State 4-H Horse Show
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing
Bridge Vista Hotel, Mackinac City

South Barn, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing
Louhelen Baha'I School Retreat and Conference Center, Davison Township

Anthony Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing 
Port Huron
October 15-16 
Michigan 4-H Goat Workshop
Kettunen Center, Tustin
Kettunen Center, Tustin
For the most up-to-date events listing, go to http://4h.msue.msu.edu/events

Other Statewide Events

September 1-5
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi

National 4-H Events

October 5