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  July 14, 2016    
Macomb County 4-H News & Events
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

Summer Day Camps
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). Attend one or all three weeks. The $50 per child per week cost includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Register online at  http://events.anr.msu.edu/SummerDayCamp2016.

4-H Build a Million Webinar - July 20
A Lunch and Learn Webinar featuring 4-H Build A Million curriculum is being offered July 20, 2016 from 12-1 p.m. This FREE curriculum is designed for adult volunteers, parents, financial professionals and others to use in working with young people ages 14-18 years old. During this interactive hour participants will be engaging in activities from this personal finance investment curriculum. Register by July 19, 2016 at  http://events.anr.msu.edu/BuildAMillion2016/. For more information contact: Kathy Jamieson,  jamies13@anr.msu.edu, or Bev Przystas,  przystas@anr.msu.edu.

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.

Macomb Co. 4-H Model Rocketry Flight Schedule
Macomb County Rocketry Project flights will be held at the Ray Township Park on Wolcott Road just north of 29 Mile Road. R.S.V.P. to Mrs. Davis, 586-784-9410 or davis_lighthouse@att.net at least 24 hours in advance if you are attending. 
  • 1st Flight Wednesday, July 13th 6 p.m.
  • 2nd Flight Wednesday, July 20th 6 p.m.
  • 3rd Flight Wednesday, July 27th, 6 p.m.
  • 4th Flight, Wednesday, August 3rd 6 p.m
Model rocketry classes are open to all 4-H/FFA students in Macomb County.
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
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Youth Council Coffee Cart Fundraiser Training is July 21
Fair is almost here, and the Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Coffee Cart will be open again! Training will take place on July 21st at the Camp Rotary Activity Building. A brief Youth Council meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. with training immediately following. Each club is required to have a representative present, but it does not necessarily have to be the leader. Please R.S.V.P. with the name of your club's representative to  gottadancegirl@gmail.com.
Submitted by Maggie Bohm, President
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council 

Youth Council to Offer Pine Shavings During 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 youth throughout the coming year. We will be conveniently located in a horse stall for easy access the entire week. More information will follow, including prices and advance ordering sign up.

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.

Rabbit Project News
This year, the rabbit barn will be setting up by club again. However, at the discretion of the superintendents, small or young rabbits maybe required to use the small pens on the east side of the barn. Safety of your animal is our number one concern.

LEADERS:  Please make a list/spreadsheet with the following information and turn into me by  July 24 , by email ( cidneesmom@aol.com ), at set up  July 24 , or drop off at the fair office.
Exhibitor Name
Rabbit Breed
Rabbit Tatoo Number
Rabbit class (Jr. Sr. 6/8 )
Rabbit sex  ( Buck Doe)
For every rabbit they are bringing.
We will need an accurate cage count for each club to get things planned out. Thank you.

CLUB DISPLAYS will still be a 4x8 sheet of plywood. Please staple items so the fans don't blow them off. Boards can be dropped off on Sunday July 24 during fair clean up and set up 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

RABBIT TAGGING is Sunday July 17 from 10 a.m. until noon in barn 15. Fryers and bakers MUST be tattooed and recorded on this day. Anyone needing a rabbit tattooed is welcome as well.

CHECK IN is Sunday August 14
10 a.m. until noon for Market Rabbits
3 p.m. until 7 p.m. for all others
If you have market rabbits and others, you may check them all in, in the morning. If you have a conflict with bringing in other market animals just let us know.
* No water bottles, Crocks only
* Clean soiled shavings daily
* Locks are encouraged but not required

Sunday, August 21 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
We are to have our projects in place while the fair is open.

We received many great comments on our youths' etiquette and courtesy from our 2015 judges, as well as compliments on how well the youth performed showmanship. Our 2015 judges, Daryl Howe and Jane Burt are huge supporters for the Michigan State Rabbit Youth Association. They were two of a small group who wrote the current showmanship guidelines. What a great job exhibitors and leaders. Keep it up for 2016.

If you have any problems or questions regarding the rabbit project or fair please call or text me.

Donna Schramm
Youth Organizations Rabbit Superintendent

Fair Clean-Up/Set-Up and Judging Dates Set: 
Volunteers Needed before and During Armada Fair
Leaders, it's time to line up your club helpers for pre-fair and fair dates! 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.  
Fair set-up and clean-up is July 24th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Armada Fairgrounds in Armada. Volunteers will be setting up and cleaning up Barn #12. It is imperative that each club send a representative so that they will be part of the decision process as to where their club display will be located in barn #12.
Sunday Judging is August 14th. Each club should be represented. Sign up using the online teen clerk sign-up sheet.

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.

Final Macomb County 4-H Light Horse Show before Fair Held June 25th
Saturday, June 25th was Macomb County's third and final 4-H Light Horse Show before the Armada Fair. All of our 4-Her's competed well and made the show a great event. Congratulations to those who are eligible for the State 4-H Horse Show at MSU:
  • Elizabeth Barone, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Audrey Beaudin, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Amy Bell, Just-For-Fun
  • Dani DaPra, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Payton Kehoe, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Rebecca Kitchen, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Melanie LeDuc, A Little Tacky
  • Willow Hollingsworth, A Little Tacky
  • Holly Marchese, Just-For Fun
  • Kyla Monette, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Kira Nowicki, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Alexandra Oddo, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
  • Megan Opheim, A Little Tacky
  • Courtney Pichette, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Steven Prokuda, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • A.J. Roeder, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Miranda Speer, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Jenna Swinkowski, Alarro Boots 'N Spurs
Alternates (in order):
  • Brianna Seymour, Ray Community
  • Madeline McDonald, A Little Tacky
  • Olivia Urban, Ray's Riding Rascals
  • Sydney Pallas, Just-For-Fun
  • Cassidy Opatich, Ray's Riding Rascals
The Macomb Daily was present taking photographs for their paper. You can check out the photos online at  http://media.macombdaily.com/ Also, check out some photos we took as part of our national 4-H Grows True Leaders Campaign. Thank you Willow Hollingsworth and Max Williams for introducing me to your horses. #TrueLeaders.

Max Williams

Willow Hollingsworth & Judd

Submitted by Seth Martin, 4-H Program Coordinator

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)
Stream Wading Workshop Participants Learn about Aquatic Ecosystems
On Saturday, July 9th, youth teamed up at Stony Creek Nature Center to see what kinds of animals they could find living in Stony Creek. The group used aquatic nets and kick nets to survey for macro invertebrates, fish and other types of animals. Our team had a great time while learning about aquatic ecosystems. A big thanks to Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center for letting us borrow their equipment! Also, thanks to the Pacholskis for serving as the team photographers.

Submitted by Seth Martin, 4-H Program Coordinator

Other Local News & Events
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:

July 25
Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio
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.  
Calendars of Events

Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events
July 20

July 20
Macomb County 4-H Rocketry Flight #2
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township

July 21
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
July 21
Macomb County 4-H Youth Council Coffee Cart Fundraiser Training
Camp Rotary, Ray Township (after the 4-H Youth Council meeting)

July 27
Macomb County 4-H Rocketry Flight #3
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township

August 3
Macomb County 4-H Rocketry Flight #4
6 p.m., Ray Township Park, Ray Township
August 6
9 a.m., Camp Rotary, Ray Township
August 8-12
9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, Thompson Community Center, Warren
September 1
4-H member enrollment/re-enrollment begins for 2016-17

Other Local Events
July 24
Armada Fair Clean-up/Set-up
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
July 25
Free Monday Movie - Disappearing Voices: The Decline of Black Radio
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit

August 14
Armada Fair Sunday Judging
Armada Fairgrounds, Armada

August 15-21
Armada Fairgrounds, Armada
August 22
 Free Monday Movie - Detroit Minds Dying
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit
September 26
 Free Monday Movie - Project: ICE
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit
October 24
 Free Monday Movie - A Place at the Table
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit
November 21
Free Monday Movie - The Man Who Stopped the Desert
MSU Detroit Center, Detroit

Statewide 4-H Events

July 14
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

July 18
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing
July 18-22
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

July 22-24 
4-H Mentoring Weekend
Kettunen Center, Tustin
July 20
Barry County Fair, Barry Expo Center, Hastings
July 22
Anthony Hall, MSU, East Lansing

July 31-August 6
Camp Chickagami, Presque Isle
August 2-4
Shaw Hall, Michigan State University
August 6
Centerline of Calhoun County, Bellevue
August 13
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing
August 19-21
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

August 22
Bridge Vista Hotel, Mackinac City
August 27
South Barn, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

For the most up-to-date events listing, go to http://4h.msue.msu.edu/events
Statewide 4-H News
Events Coming Soon or with Nearing Registration Deadlines


National 4-H Congress
This five-day educational gathering includes workshops on topics such as leadership development, character education, workforce preparation, science and technology, and communication-skills development.
Who: 4-H members aged 15 to 19 (as of January 1, 2016)
When and Where: November 25- 29, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia
Registration: Counties identify their delegates. Interested 4-H members should contact 4-H staff in their local MSU Extension office.
Cost: The cost (including airfare, registration fee, lodging, a tour, baggage fees, snacks, most meals, two shirts and a photograph) is approximately $1,500 per person. 
Sources of More Information*
*Also 4-H staff in your local MSU Extension office

Michigan 4-H Poultry Expo - September 17th
A new event, the Michigan 4-H Poultry Expo, will be held Saturday, September 17th at MSU's Anthony Hall. Some cool things about this event:

1)   Youth who participate may earn the chance to represent Michigan at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, KY.  Contestants who win the senior division in  Avian Bowl, Egg Preparation, Chicken BBQ, and Turkey BBQ will have the opportunity to move on to the national contest.

2)    The contests offer youth a hands on approach in demonstrating their knowledge and skill of various facets of the poultry industry-breeding, management, and poultry food product preparation. 

3)   These contests can be easily replicated on a county level! 

4)   This contest has been made possible by the Michigan 4-H Participation Fee Grant process! 
Youth DO NOT have to be enrolled in a poultry project.  This is a great state-level event for youth involved in foods and nutrition projects as well!  Register online at  http://events.anr.msu.edu/poultryexpo2016/  by September 2, 2016.  The event catalog is linked to the registration page.