Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale Committee Meeting - March 23
The next Armada Fair Youth Livestock Sale Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday March 23, 2015 7pm at the Grange Hall. The Committee by-laws have been updated and are scheduled to be approved at that meeting. The proposed by-laws can be viewed on the Armada Fair website. www.armadafair.org. All adults and teens involved in the livestock projects are encouraged to attend. Elections to the Committee will also take place at this meeting. There are some open seats available. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL CLUBS HAVE REPRESENTATION ON THIS COMMITTEE.
Submitted by JoEllen Clark
Armada Fair Updates
- 2015 Theme "Oh the Thinks You Can Think When You Think of 4-H"
- 4-H Fair Superintendents Meeting is April 6, 2015, 6-8:30 p.m.
- 4-H Club Leader Fair Meeting is April 6, 2015, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Fair clean up dates are May 31, 2015 and July 26th, 2015 10 a.m.-noon. Please bring anything you think will help, such as rakes, shovels, gardening tools, etc.
- Entries accepted June 1-June 30. An important reminder to all leaders is that THEY, the leaders, need to take the entire club's forms to the fair office or mail them to the fair office. No children should be dropping off forms. The Fair Office WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY MAILED ENTRIES FROM INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN.
- 4-H books will be done in April; leaders can come get their packets.
- Parent armbands at $25 are still available.
- Tagging dates are:
- Swine, Goat, Lamb and Prospect Beef tagging are June 7th from 10am to Noon
- Rabbit and Poultry tagging is July 25th from 10am to Noon.
- The Bill Hahn Memorial Scholarship is available on the web and attached. It is due on April 15th.
MSUE's Road Ballot Proposal Program Rescheduled
MSU Extension's March 23 Road Ballot proposal program in Clinton Township has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 30 at the Roseville City Hall Council Chambers from 6-8:15 p.m. Roseville City Hall is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave just south of Common Road (12 � Mile) behind the 39th District Court and the Roseville Police Station.
Build Your Future: Choices...Connections...Careers Curriculum Training
Learn how to implement this new National 4-H curriculum focusing on career exploration and workforce preparation in your club, school or community group. The "Build Your Future" curriculum helps teens investigate career interests, identify goals, develop employability skills and explore postsecondary education options and sources of funding. Nine engaging chapters provide a fun structure to help teens learn about their choices, make important connections and plan successful, meaningful careers. Who should attend? Thanks to a 4-H Participation Fee Grant, this training is only $30 and includes 1) A full curriculum, both the Facilitator Guide and Career Journal, a $23.95 value; 2) A curriculum toolkit with pre-cut/printed materials and tools needed to implement the curriculum with ease, a $90 value; 3) Refreshments.
The training is Monday, May 4, 2015, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Max Thompson Community Center, 11370 Hupp (corner of Hupp and Marmon), Warren. Register online at http://events.anr.msu.edu/BYFgrant/ For more information, contact Kathy Jamieson: at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-469-6093.
Members: Enroll/Reenroll by April 1 to be Eligible for Fair
The Macomb County 2014-15 4-H reenrollment deadline has been extended to April 1. If you haven't done so yet, please enroll/reenroll online at
. New and returning members now have until Wednesday, April 1, 2015 to enroll and be eligible to show projects under 4-H at the 2015 Armada Fair. Online enrollment instructions are in the
4-H Online Family Guide
. Those who need assistance or are without internet access should contact Macomb County MSU Extension at 586-469-6431 or
State 4-H participation fees must be received at the county Extension office for enrollments to be considered complete. Members should only pay the $10 per youth State 4-H participation fee once each year, in the county where their primary club is located. Cash or check payments should be given to your club leader or to the county MSU Extension office.
Administrative leaders, please monitor your club records online to make sure that your members and volunteers are enrolled appropriately. You should have received an email with your club password and instructions. If you didn't get a password, contact Macomb County MSU Extension.
Interested in Rocketry? Sign up for Aerospace
If you are interested in taking Model Rocketry in Macomb County this year, be sure to add Macomb Clown Arounds 4-H Club and the aerospace project to your 4-H Online record.
Chinchilla Offered Free to a Good Home
Free chinchilla to a good home, female, 3-4 years old, comes with large cage, toys, and other supplies. Call Olivia at 586-255-2915 for more information.
Swan Lake Tickets Available for Weekend Performance
FREE tickets are still available to the Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake for 4-H members and their families. First come, first serve. Call 586-469-6431 or email email@example.com to reserve your tickets. The 8 p.m. performance is March 21st at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. Tickets should be picked up at the MSU Extension in Clinton Township by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20th. For event details, visit: http://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/moscow-city-ballet-swan-lake .
Youth PQA Training
Swine project members, save the date! A Youth Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) training will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, from 6 -7 p.m. at Grange Hall on the Armada Fairgrounds. Plan to attend this educational session to gain PQA certification.
Plant Science on the Road
Plant Science On the Road will be held at Macomb County MSU Extension's new Thompson Center location, 11370 Hupp, Warren, from 10 a.m.-noon on May 2, 2015. Participants will:
- Learn more about 4-H plant science projects
- Learn how 4-H plant science enhances common core curriculum
- Cloverbud activities (5-8 year olds)
- Soil science activities
- Learn about available resources
- Learn about plant and soil sciences careers
The cost for this workshop is $10 per person. Participants will each receive an activity kit with materials to use with their clubs/groups. Please register at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/events . Questions? Contact Macomb County MSU Extension at 586-469-6431 or Macomb.firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H Horse Program Committee to Meet 4th Mondays
The Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee will meet the 4th Monday of each month through June. Meetings are at Camp Rotary and will start at 6:30 p.m. on March 23, April 27, May 25, and
4-H Horse Show Participants: Enroll and Register with the 4-H Horse Program
Youth planning to participate in the Macomb County 4-H Horse Shows must be registered with Macomb County 4-H by the enrollment deadline and with the Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee by May 1st. See your club leader or a Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee member for more information.
Macomb County 4-H Horse Show Dates
The Macomb County 4-H Horse Program Committee hosts three point shows for saddle or light horses, one a double judge show in the spring and three mini/draft shows. All shows are held at Camp Rotary, part of Wolcott Mill Metropark, located on 29 Mile Raod, east of Romeo Plank.
May 23, 2015 - Lights at Camp Rotary
June 6, 2015 - Minis/Drafts at Camp Rotary
Jun 13, 2015 - Minis/Drafts at Camp Rotary
June 20, 2015 - Lights at Camp Rotary - Double Judge
June 27, 2015 - Lights at Camp Rotary
July 11, 2015 - Minis/Drafts at Camp Rotary
June 30, 2015 - State Mandatory Qualifier Meeting at Camp Rotary
August 1, 2015 - Fun Show at Camp Rotary
August 7-9, 2015 - Lights State 4-H at MSU
August 22, 2015 - Minis State 4-H at MSU
August 17-23, 2015 - Armada Fair
Students Producing Awesome Robust Communities (SPARC)
Did you know tourism is Michigan's 2nd largest industry? Are you interested in developing creative ideas that could become a booming business venture, attracting new customers and tourist to your community? Join other like-minded students (college and high school) for a high energy day to learn how to grow your idea so you can sell the Next Big Thing. Get ready to create some S.P.A.R.C. in Flint on Saturday, April 18, 2015 , from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Genesee County Michigan State University Extension, 605 N. Saginaw, Suite 1-A, Flint, MI 48502. For more information and to register: http://events.anr.msu.edu/SPARC/.