Macomb MSU Extension 4-H Family Notes Children, Youth & Family Programs September-October 2009 Farewell Marilyn Our courageous leader, mentor, and friend, Marilyn Rudzinski, will be retiring this October after almost 40 years of service with Michigan State University Extension (MSUE). Since 1994, Marilyn has served as Macomb County Extension Director managing the largest county extension offices in the state of Michigan. Throughout her career she has been instrumental in securing close to a million dollars annually in grant funds to support community initiatives that address the changing needs of our residents. Marilyn has always believed in building strong partnerships with County Departments, Board of Commissioners, and other community organizations to expand the reach of Macomb MSUE services into the community. Marilyn has been an active member of Leadership Macomb, United Way Community Services Board and the Macomb County Human Service Coordinating Body. Her endless dedication and service to our county has been recognized in winning her a number of awards: 2008 Woman of the Year-presented by Girl Scouts of America 2007 Nominated for Athena Award by Macomb Foundation 2006 Epsilon Sigma Phi Visionary Award 2001 Distinguished Academic Staff Award-highest honor bestowed on an employee by the University. Marilyn E. Rudzinski Beyond her many professional accomplishments, Marilyn’s success as a leader comes from her always caring deeply about the people she knows and serves and maintaining high ethical standards in the decisions she made. Knowing Marilyn, she will still always be connected to Extension and be involved in creating a better community. Welcome Kristen We are pleased to welcome Kristen Grifka as our new County Extension Director. Kristen is a native Michigander with a Masters from the University of Michigan. For the past three years she worked with our federal partner, the United State Department of Agriculture as a Program Specialist. She has been a member of the Cooperative Extension Team, providing national leadership and grants to programs focusing on rural economic and community development. She has collaborated with a wide range of programs including 4-H, Financial Security, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Centers. She also served as a Policy Analyst for the Farm Credit Administration where she evaluated agricultural policy, gathered stakeholder input, and assessed program impacts. As a social worker and program coordinator, Kristen is not a stranger to youth programs. She has facilitated educational youth groups and developed researched based curricula that have been used to teach youth about personal responsibility and decision making. We look forward Kristen Grifka to Kristen sharing her many talents and diverse knowledge with Macomb MSU Extension. 4-H Leader Update Club Officer Training: Save the Date A 4-H General Leader update will be held at the Club Officer Training will be on Tuesday, December 1st, 6-8:30 p.m. VerKuilen Building at 6:15 pm on Thursday Septem- at the Extension Office. Dinner will be provided. The following ber 24th. Dinner will be served. General Leaders or a breakout sessions will follow a short general session: club representative are required to attend this meet- ♦ Presidents, Vice Presidents, and Sgts.-at-Arms ing. A resource binder will be provided for all clubs. ♦ Secretaries/Clerks RSVP by September 22nd by calling 586-469-6431. ♦ Treasurers and their adult helpers ♦ Historians and Reporters Club & Committee News Macomb County Well Represented at State 4-H Awards Assembly On June 23, 2009 Michigan MSU-Extension saluted the 2009 4-H Regional Award nominees for their outstanding achievements. One hundred and sixty 4-H'ers were selected to represent the more than 236,000 4-H participants throughout Michigan. Each nominee was selected on the basis of his or her accomplishments and each one represents one of the award areas from the five MSU Extension regions in the state. The primary goal of Michigan 4-H Youth Development is to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. The nominees have embodied this goal through their community service, leadership and extensive 4-H project work. The State 4-H Award Nominees announced at Michigan State University's Wharton Center for Performing Arts, were chosen through a county and regional selection process that included a review of their written portfolios. The young people who were gathered there had participated June 22 & 23 in the 4-H Awards Assembly, which included special activities and speakers, a review of their awards portfolio and project and recognition area interviews by Michigan 4-H Selection Committees. Nominess were Katie Karl, Heather Kitchen, Hannah Mills representing Northern Macomb 4-H Club for the Group Award for Community Service & Citizenship. Nominees for Individual Awards were Shelby Motoligin (Poultry), Crystal Knust (Goats), and Kara Lotan (Goats). Katie and Hannah attend Armada High School and Heather is a Romeo High School student. Crystal and Shelby are 2009 Armada High School graduates. Shelby will be attending Michigan State University in the fall. Kara is a 2009 Romeo High School graduate. In the fall Kara and Crystal will both be attending Oakland University. Winning in their category were Shelby Motoligin for poultry and Kara Lotan for goats. Both winners received a plaque and a CD with the powerpoint presentation with all the state nominess that was shown at the beginning of the program. Also they received a $50 certificate to attend an International 4-H event and $100 cash award donated by the Michigan 4-H Foundation. Also announced at the State 4-H Awards ceremony were the Pre-college 8th Grade Scholarships and Mark of Excellence Essay Award winners. Macomb (Left to right) - State 4-H Awards County winners of the Pre-college 8th Grade Scholarship to MSU were Melissa nominees Kara Lotan, Katie Karl, Hannah Mikolowski and Claire Vestrand. The Mark of Excellence Essay Award winner Mills, Heather Kitchen, Crystal Knust, from Macomb County was Alissa Gianferrara. and Shelby Motoligin. Lotan won the Goats category, Motoligin won the Photo and article submitted by Kara Lotan Poultry category. Macomb County 4-Hers Compete at State Dog Show A total of 229 youth from 34 counties participated in the 2009 Agility: State 4-H Dog Show at MSU on August 15th. In addition to the Cody White placed 4th in Beginner A Agility, ages 14&up following Macomb County winners, Evan Covert was among 13 Jordan Wichman placed 5th in Advanced B Agility Cloverbuds who participated in the first ever non-competitive showmanship and obedience classes. In Rally: Showmanship: Allisha Humenny placed 4th in Novice A, Age 12 Nicholas Kwiecinski placed 5th in Novice Age 10 Bri Bloxom placed 6th in Novice B, Ages 17-19 Nathan Yurik placed 3rd in Open, Age 12 Cody White placed 5th in Novice, Age 16 Educational Posters: Caitlyn Pichette placed 1st in Age 12-14 Obedience: Allyssa Pichette placed 1st in Age 15-19 Allisha Humenny placed 2nd in Pre-Novice B, Age 12 Jordan Wichman placed 6th in Pre-Novice B, Age 12 Team: Brittany Bergstrom placed 5th in Novice A, Ages 13-15 Macomb County placed 6th. Jordan Wichman placed 6th in Novice B, Ages 10-13 Renee Kolleth placed 4th in Novice B, Ages 18-19 Club & Committee News (continued) MacErin Equestrian Centre hosts Tim Scarberry, “Horse Whisperer” Trust, respect, and confidence are the fundamentals in communicating with your horse according to Tim Scarberry, known around town as the “Horse Whisperer.” Tim visited MacErin Equestrian Centre on June 20 to share his knowledge of natural horsemanship. As spectators grew silent, and watched in awe, Tim put into action what he preaches as he rode his horse, Top Secret, to the top of the trailer, stood on his horse, and cracked a whip. Of course, Top Secret, did exactly what his leader asked of him – stood quietly and cooperated willingly. The clinic continued by addressing questions and trailering issues by other horse owners at MacErin. Tim grew up around horses and began understanding the communication between leader and follower. Signals of communications are not really whispered, but are obvious to a horse according to Tim. “If the leader is afraid, the follower is going to be afraid. They have to believe you are a confident leader and trust that you can make decisions for them.” Traveling and teaching is something Tim enjoys. “This is a blessing and a privilege,” said Tim. You can visit his website at windwalkertraining.com . MacErin Equestrian Centre, which is located at 26550 32 Mile Road in Lenox Township, was pleased to host Tim Scarberry and his team. Boarding, lesson program, upcoming events, and contact information can be viewed at macerinequestriancentre.com. Submitted by Anita Cipa, 4-H Volunteer 4-H Peer Mentor Program Wins Award Macomb County 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Michigan Community Service Commission and Learn and Serve America, initiated the 4H Peer Mentoring and Service Learning project in 2006-2009. The 3-year project helps young people, who serve as mentors, to acquire leadership and communications skills. The program was awarded the 2009 NACO (National Association of Counties) in recognition of an effective and innovative program which contributes to and enhances county government in the U.S. The 4-H Peer Mentoring program matches high school youth with young students in one-on-one relationships. Through formal mentor training and support provided by MSUE 4-H staff, mentors develop leadership and communications skills and commit to community service and civic involvement while helping the mentees. Highlights of a statewide evaluation conducted by an independent research firm showed that: 100% enjoyed working on the 4-H peer mentoring activities and felt they had a positive influence on their mentees: 89% indicated that they liked conducting the activities, liked helping others who were in need, and thought that the mentoring was worthwhile; and 81% of teen mentors rated themselves highly on being persuasive and being thought of by peers and mentees as a good listener When asked about the impact of their mentoring experience on themselves, mentors reported that they improved their communication skills with younger children or they learned how to be patient and responsible. Some mentioned they learned how to be a role model and how to provide leadership for younger children while others commented that they learned to be more open-minded about people with different backgrounds. Several Sock Puppet Marathon teens reported that they became more confident and less shy. School Section 4-H Club makes sock Mentors were also asked about impact of the program on their puppets for a missionary to take to mentees. They felt that the experience gave the younger children Nicaragua. The puppets are handed out someone to look up to and someone to be there for them. Younger when the missionary gives them medical children were more able to talk to teens and develop trust in other attention. We will be hosting a county wide people. Some children learned how to deal with inappropriate community service to reach our goal of behavioral situations in a more positive way. Several teen mentors 1,000 sock puppets! All 4-H clubs reported that it gave the younger children an opportunity to participate are welcome! More info to in fun activities. come in email or newsletter. The peer mentor program has been replicated in three additional Submitted by school districts: L’Anse Creuse, Utica, and VanDyke. With those Alissa Gianferrara, President additions, the 4-H Peer Mentoring and Service-Learning project will School Section 4-H Club provide peer mentoring to over 100 youth in Macomb County. Upcoming Events Lego Robotics Workshop The workshop begins with sign-in on Etiquette Training October 24 form 10 -11:30 a.m. and Are you interested in Lego's and ends with lunch on October 25. The The 4-H Youth program is offering an Robotics? Are you 11 years or older? If workshop cost is $45 for 4-H volun- etiquette training program that you answered yes to these questions teers and includes four meals, over- focuses on personal, social and then you would like the Lego Robotic night lodging and the $10 resource fee. dining etiquette. Students will be workshop. Youth will get an opportunity Some breakout sessions have an addi- able to: demonstrate respect for self to work with the Lego NXT Robotic tional supply fee. Registrations are and others; Recognize and value System where they will design, due to the county Extension Office by cultural diversity; Exhibit kind and program, and build a robot. The work- 5 p.m. on October 9, 2009. courteous manners; obtain practical shop will be mentored by the FIRST knowledge of good manners and Robotics Competition Members. The Macomb 4-H Youth social etiquette; and gain increased clinic will take place September 10, 17, personal confidence. The program and 24 from 6-8:30 p.m. at L’Anse Conservation Council will be held in September with the Creuse North High School in room 136 Interested in protecting your local envi- date to be announced. For more (it is located off 21 mile road and ronment? Teens, ages 13-19, that information, contact Rachel Fairchild). The workshop is open to have an interest in learning about local Calcaterra at 586-783-8163. kids age 11 and up in Macomb County. environmental issues and influencing Registration is limited to the first 15 public policy are invited to join the kids. Call now to reserve your spot. Macomb 4-H Youth Conservation Call Macomb County 4-H office at Council (YCC). 586-469-6431 to register. The purpose of a youth conservation 4-H Crafts, Visual Arts council is to give teens the opportunity to experience a team building process, and Performing Arts gain leadership and life skills, accom- Workshop plish science-based research of con- Don't miss this popular 4-H arts work- servation issues, and provide the "youth voice" at city, township or shop at Kettunen Center for adults and teens (aged 13 years and up January county government meetings. Partici- 4-H National 1, 2010). The opening session will pating in and/or sponsoring environ- mental community service projects is Youth Science Day spark creative thinking in a fun and unique way on helping youth to use an additional aspect of the YCC. October 7, 2009 their crafts, photography, clowning, Please contact Mary Gerstenberger at dramatic, dance, music and fine arts 586-469-6085, or email ger- The second annual 4-H National skills in starting a small arts business. email@example.com for more information. Youth Science Day will give young people nationwide the opportunity Break-out sessions include: Cartoon- Michigan 4-H Youth to join leading scientists in ing, Mosaic Garden Fish, Fused Glass experimenting with biofuels to Jewelry, Basket Making, Dried Gourd Conservation Council discover which ones will lead us to a Art, Paper Quilling, Scrapbooking, Applications for the Michigan 4-H sustainable future. Its All in the Bag (paper bag crafts). Youth Conservation Council (M4- Portrait Photography, Clowning, Musi- HYCC) is October 2. M4-HYCC is a This experiment explores the cal Theatre, Magic and More, Set the personal development, service learning production of the biofuel ethanol. Stage (lighting, stage sets, props and and leadership opportunity for teens Participants will see how this biofuel costuming), Exploring Music, Mask ages 13 to 19 – and the adult advisors. is produced and build skills in Making, Landscape Photography designing science experiments and The council researches and helps re- taking measurements. & Poetry and Youth Entrepreneurship: solve environmental issues by work- Starting a Small Business with ing with state and local govern- After the experiment, participants Your Art. ment. M4-HYCC advisors and teens will share data online with fellow The new "4-H Art Beat!" (The Michigan attend fall, winter and spring planning young scientists. Participation is 4-H Arts theme) will be introduced. workshop/meetings with the teens, open to 4-H and non-4-H youth. This will be a fun way to open your 4-H meet occasionally by conference call club meetings, Share-the-Fun and and help prepare the youth for their National 4-H provides all the tools other events and activities in your presentation to Michigan legislative and resources to conduct the county. The Performing Arts Showtime! committees in April. More information experiment. Find out more and sign and the Visual Arts Gallery Walk well and the application can be found at up online at https://www.4-h.org/ add more excitement to this action http://web1.msue.msu.edu/cyf/youth/ NYSD. packed workshop. m4hycc.html. Fair News Armada Fair Results 4-H Exhibits Grand Best of Show On Sunday, August 16th, the Armada Fairgrounds was teeming with 4-hers from around Macomb County getting their crafts and non-animal projects judged for this year’s Armada Fair. Judges in each department identify Best of Show awards on approximately a 1 to 10 ratio. The Grand Best of Show winners are then selected for each age group and the winners are: Senior Division: Crystal Knust, Industrial-Furniture; Intermediate Division: Jonathon Kovalcik, Fine Arts- Pastels; Junior Division: Kasie Brohl-Folk Arts-Glasswork. Thank you to Nancy Davis, superintendent for Grand Best of Show for coordinating the judging and working with the press so all youth selected for Best of Show can be recognized for their awesome display of skills and talents. 4-H Club Displays The 4-H Clubs did an outstanding job decorating the various barns. Club displays are judged based on their originality, promotion of 4-H, theme expression, educational value, 4-H club and members identified, and community service (exhibit building) or care/cleanliness of animals and isles (animal species). The first place winners of the club displays were: Ex- hibit Building: School Section, Beef: Kids- N- Kritters, Sheep: Good Times, Goats: Northern Macomb, Swine: Ray Com- munity, Poultry: Alarro, Rabbits: School Section, Saddle Horses: Washington Raiders, Mini Horses: Pirates, Drafts: Mini, Mighty and All. 2009 4-H Livestock Champions Chickens-Fryers Goats Grand Champion: Christopher Karash Grand Champion Single: Alissa Gianferrara Reserve Grand Champion: April Wesolowski Reserve Grand Champion Single: Megan Senyk Grand Champion Pen: Alissa Gianferrara Chickens-Roasters Reserve Grand Champion Pen: Kara Lotan Grand Champion: Melissa Shanteau Reserve Grand Champion: Kailynn VanDeWater Steers: Grand Champion: Bradley McNary Ducks Reserve Grand Champion: Zachary Montney Grand Champion: Jacob VanDeWater Reserve Grand Champion: Chris Wesolowski Geese Grand Champion: April Wesolowski Bradley Reserve Grand Champion: Shelby Motoligin McNary and his Turkeys Grand Grand Champion: April Wesolowski Champion Reserve Grand Champion: Melissa Wesolowski steer. Rabbits-Fryers Grand Champion: Ryan Matthews Reserve Grand Champion: Tessie Senyk Rabbits-Bakers Grand Champion-Tessie Senyk Reserve Grand Champion-Evan Senyk 4-H Showmanship Beef Swine Supreme Champion Cow: Jessica Pagan Junior: Alex Marcath Junior: Cole Rapp Intermediate: Zachary Montney Intermediate: Jonathan Decker Swine Senior: Bradley McNary Senior: Joshua Eckhout Grand Champion Single- Janiece Dominek Overall: Bradley McNary Overall: Jonathan Decker Reserve Grand Champion Single-Cole Rapp Market Goats Grand Champion Pen-Janiece Dominek Junior: Tessie Senyk Rabbits: Reserve Grand Champion Pen-Cole Rapp Intermediate: Alissa Gianferrara Junior: Sarah Prohaszka Senior: Megan Senyk Intermediate: Hannah Mills Lambs Senior: Ryan Matthews Sheep Grand Champion Single-Nick Burton Best of Show: Chrisotopher Karash Junior: Samantha Mott Reserve Grand Champion Single-Samantha Mott Intermediate: Nick Burton Grand Champion Pen-Samantha Mott Senior: Elizabeth Brockert Reserve Grand Champion Pen-Nick Burton Overall: Nick Burton Fair News (continued) Horses, Horses at the Fair There were 28 registrations for the 4-H Mini, Light and Draft shows at the 2009 Armada Fair. All youth showed well with lots of smiles and blue ribbons. Tuesday and Saturday turned out to be fine days for showing the saddle and draft horses while Thursday became just a little dicey with the weather taking a nasty turn, sending participants, spectators and animals running for cover. Thankfully the weather broke long enough to finish the mini show under one of the tents. Club barn displays were judged and the results are: Saddle horses – 1st place Washington Raiders, 2nd place Ray’s Riding Rascals, 3rd place Pirates; Mini Horse – 1st place Pirates, 2nd place Midnight Riders, 3rd place Just for Fun; Draft Horse – 1st place Mini, Might & All, 2nd place Just for Fun. On Tuesday, the Klusendorf and the Curious George awards were presented to the two riders meeting the criteria for those awards. This year the 2009 Klusendorf award was won by Kelsey Pylar and the Curious George award winner was Kaylynn Amburgey. Congratulations to everyone on your accomplishments, clubs displays and fine riding and showing at the fair this year! Random Act of Kindness Initiative This year at the Armada Fair the 4-H Council started a new project called the “Random Act of Kindness Initiative”. Ten active fair participants were given five bracelets each to pass out to 4-H youths who were caught doing an unusual act of kindness. The names of these kind deed doers will then be turned in to the 4-H office and be placed in a drawing to win one of three gift certificates from local businesses. For those of you who were given a bracelet, thank you for spreading your kind spirit. As soon as all the names are turned in, we will notify the three lucky winners. Armada Fair Dog Show Results Congratulations to all 4-Hers who entered the Dog Show and Superintendents Jim Jerse and Rob Kitchen who worked so hard to make everything go smoothly. Special kudos to the following winners: Dorothy Murmyluk Versatility Award: Winner: Elise Komer Runner-up: Renee Kolleth Showmanship: Best Handler: Renee Kolleth Reserve Best Handler: Felice Cook Obedience: High Score Pre-Novice: Jordan Wichman Reserve High Score Pre-Novice: Caitlyn Pichette High Score Novice: Jordan Wichman Reserve High Score Novice: Brittany Bergstrom High Score Graduate Novice and Above: Hannah Kwiecinski Reserve High Score-Graduate Novice and Above: Brianna Wilkinson Agility: High Score Beginner: Jamie Penzien Reserve High Score Beginner: Elise Komer Elise Komer was presented the Dorothy Murmyluk High Score Intermediate: Kaylee McKenna Versatility Award at the 2009 Armada Fair. Reserve High Score Intermediate: Allisha Humenny Pictured, left to right, are Dorothy Murmyluk, Elise High Score Advanced: Heather Martin Komer, and Komer’s dog, Mazy. Reserve High Score Advanced: Heather Martin Fair News (continued) 2009 4-H King and Queen Crowned Front row, l. to r. Randy Iadipaolo, Daniel Cooper, Jonathan Kovalcik, Troy Wilkinson Back row, l. to r. Elizabeth Kutchey, Brianna Wilkinson, Kara Lotan, Crystal Knust, Haley Waterstraat, Elizabeth Brockert, Brianna Bloxsom, Jenna Balabuch, Haley Chartier, Katherine Landis. Leading the court of four King candidates and ten Queen candidates, Troy Wilkinson from K-9 & Kompany and Kara Lotan from Energy Extreme were crowned 4-H King and Queen during the Armada Fair opening ceremonies on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. All candidates completed an application and were interviewed by a panel of judges. In addition, to score a maximum of three additional points towards their total, candidates were able to campaign during the two days prior to the start of the fair. Thank you to this year’s King and Queen Superintendents, Christine Bingham and Jenna Lotan for their hard work in making this a special event for all. Congratulations to all who participated in this year’s King and Queen Contest and for being positive role models and strong representatives of 4-H. 2009 4-H Court King: Troy Wilkinson, K-9 & Kompany Hayley Chartier, Ray Community Queen: Kara Lotan, Energy Extreme Daniel Cooper, Mini, Mighty and All 1st runner up: Jonathan Kovalcik, Ray Community Elizabeth Kutchey, Romeo Rough Riders 1st runner up: Elizabeth Brockert, Northern Macomb Katherine Landis, A Little Tacky 2nd runner up: Randy Iadipaolo, Northern Macomb County Haley Waterstraat, Clever Clovers 2nd runner up: Crystal Knust, Ambassador Club Brianna Wilkinson, K-9 & Kompany Jenna Balabuch, Rays Riding Rascals Brianna Bloxsom, Macomb County Future Entrepreneurs Fair News (continued) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! Wow! A very big thank you goes out to everyone who helped make this year’s fair such a successful event. Even before the tents were up and the fair grounds ready, 4-H volunteers, parents and youth, and in some cases, the neighbors dragged along to help, were hard at work getting Barn #2 ready for clubs and 4-H’ers. The barn was cleaned, things repaired, signs hung, risers moved, glass cases cleaned and tables covered. In past years, Denise Lotan has done a fine job getting the 4-H exhibit space ready for the incoming projects and club displays along with the help of Nancy Davis. Thank you to Denise and her family for taking the lead and doing this extremely large job for so many years. This year, Denise turned those exhibit barn set up reins over to Karie Richardson. Karie, along with her family, Denise Lotan, Nancy Davis and other volunteers did the set up for Barn #2, no small task. It was a mighty big job and a round of applause and thanks to all of you for doing so much. Sunday judging day at the fairgrounds ran very smoothly with time for everyone able to eat a leisurely lunch, set up the judges at their tables for judging, and to answer any questions that arose during the day. The superintendents, teen clerks and judges did a fine job of moving everyone through the judging tent in a timely manner and shuttling all the projects to the exhibit building and making it a great experience for the youth who were showing off their talents. In Barn #2, a host of volunteers, led by Becky Harris, helped put ribbons on incoming projects, place them on the risers and arrange the exhibit space in an eye-catching way. Thanks to all of you who spent time in the barn on Sunday getting the projects put into place. Thank you to Jan Mueller for being our lead for Sunday Judging at the Fairgrounds and to Becky Harris, along with Denise, for taking the lead with the incoming projects! When fair was over, 4-H’ers and families began to line up to begin taking their items home from the exhibit building. There were many 4-H’ers and volunteers who stayed in the barn to help families locate their items in a timely way as well as a lot of folks who stayed or came back to help with the tear down of Barn #2. There were many people who helped move all the risers, saw-horses, plywood and glass cases (thankfully most of those being on wheels), sweeping up the barn as we went along. To all of you there on Sunday night, big thanks for making that job go as quickly as it did. None of this would have been possible without all of you. So, with that all Burton Wins Klusendorf being said, any takers for next year?!? Project Clover Thank You The first year of Project Clover was a huge success. We were able to raise $4,575.00 in monetary donations and our clubs annual candy bar sale. At the livestock auction on Friday of the Armada Fair we were able to purchase a steer, 2 lambs, 1 1/2 pigs and 5 pens of poultry at the silent auction. The meat and poultry from the auction sale will be donated to local food pantries in Armada, Romeo, Capac, and Richmond. We owe a special thanks to C-Roy's Meat Processing in Yale for donating the processing. At this time we would like to thank all the companies, organizations, and families for their generous donations. Richmond Rotary Club Thee Office Pub & Cookery C-Roys Inc. Dennis Brohl Allenton Tavern Ray & Marilyn Brohl Armada Township Firefighters Association DeHondt Electric Pradko, Gallagher, and Slanec family Eastern Michigan Kenworth Denistry Bishop Schoenherr Assembly of Al Serra Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac Knights of Columbus Belle River Golf course CES electric LLC. Berville Lioness K / E electric supply North Center Farm Supply Youngers Irish Tavern Rhein family Party Maniacs Wes-Pro Fleet Services, Inc. Armada Lions Dr. Peter Keller, DDS, M.S., P.C. Nicholas Burton of Good Times 4-H Club was Capac McDonalds awarded the 2009 Klusendorf Livestock Vince and Joe's Gourmet Market Thank you once again from the Award. Blakes Orchard and Cider Mill Alarro 4-H Club. Notes from the 4-H Office Annual Summary Financial Statements and Inventory Forms Due November 1 Annual Summary Financial Statement and 4-H Club Inventory forms were mailed to leaders in August. These forms should be returned no later than November 1st to the County Extension office. MSU Extension is federally required to have these forms on file for each 4-H group upon the completion of each program year, even if your group doesn’t handle money or have an inventory. Club Enrollment Packets, New Manual Club enrollment packets were either distributed to leaders at the Armada Fair or mailed directly. Leaders may have noticed that the packets are much lighter this year. That’s because the supplemental materials normally in the packets will be included in a new 4-H club manual. The manual will be available to each club at 4-H Leader Update on September 24th. The meeting will be held at the VerKuilen Building at 6:15 p.m. If you did not receive an enrollment packet for your club, please contact the 4-H office to request one. 4-H Club Enrollment Meetings Leaders should RSVP for and bring all club enrollment forms to one of the scheduled enrollment meetings. They are: Wolcott Mill Armada High School Cafeteria Camp Rotary MSU Extension October 14 October 22 29 Mile Road, Ray Twp. 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Twp. 5-7 p.m. 4-8 p.m. 4-6:30 p.m. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Larger clubs should allow for one hour. Smaller clubs take approximately one-half hour. Please call 586-469-6431 to RSVP. 2009 County Awards Information In the past, you have received the packet of information concerning 4-H County Awards at the beginning of September. This year, the information will be part of the 4-H Club Manual that will be distributed at the Leader Update on September 24th. Applications are due to the 4-H office on November 16th. Judging will take place on November 19th. The County Awards banquet will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize members and volunteers for their outstanding efforts, and all General Leaders are asked to encourage their members to participate. It also gives members experience in filling out forms and gathering information that would be helpful in applying for State Awards. (Please note: youth do not have to win at the County level to participate in State Awards Program.) A workshop has not been scheduled to assist members due to lack of demand over the last couple of years. Karen Hakim will provide individual or small group help for anyone requesting it. If you would like to be part of the judging team or if you have any questions concerning the County Awards process, please contact Karen Hakim at (586) 469-6431. Macomb County 4-H Staff MSU is an affirmative Kristen Grifka, County Extension Director Karen Hakim, 4-H Program Assistant action, Marilyn E. Rudzinski, CED Emeritus Roberta Busquaert, 4-H Secretary e q u a l opportunity Kathy Jamieson, 4-H Youth Agent Jan Gwozdz, 4-H Mentor Coordinator e mpl oyer. Tina Fleming, 4-H Youth Educator Rachel Calcaterra, 4-H Youth Educator Michigan State University Extension programs Anne Crotser, 4-H Youth Educator Marcia Bloomfield, 4-H Mentor Prg. Secretary and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, MSU Extension - Macomb County, 21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Twp., MI 48036 political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital Telephone: (586) 469-6431 Fax: (586) 469-6948 status, family status or veteran status. The E-mail: Macomb.firstname.lastname@example.org 4-H name and emblem are protected under Web: http://macombcountymi.gov/msuextension 18 USC 707. Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events - September 2009 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 4-H enrollment begins for 2009-2010 Canine Good Citizen Evaluation, Camp Rotary, 2-8 p.m. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Lego Robotics Workshop (part 1 of 3), 6-8:30 p.m., L’Anse Creuse High School North 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 4-H Shooting Sports Lego Robotics Workshop 4-H Shooting Sports Archery Instructor (part 1 of 3), 6-8:30 p.m., Archery Instructor Workshop, Adams-Butzel L’Anse Creuse High School Workshop, Adams- Recreation Center, North Butzel Recreation Detroit, September 19-20 Center, Detroit, September 19-20 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Lego Robotics Workshop Ambassador Club, (part 1 of 3), 6-8:30 p.m., Cappuchin Soup L’Anse Creuse High School Kitchen North 4-H Leader Update, VerKuilen Building, 6:15 p.m. 27 28 Mini-Draft Mtg., 6 p.m.; Light Horse, 7 p.m., CampRotary 4-H Livestock Sale Committee Meeting & Check Distribution, 7 p.m. Macomb County 4-H Calendar of Events - October 2009 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4-H National Youth Science Day 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 4-H Club Enrollment 4-H Clothing & Textiles Meeting, Wolcott Workshop, Farm, 5-7 p.m. October 17-18. 2009, Kettunen Center 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 4-H Clothing & Textiles 4-H Youth Council & 4-H Club Enrollment 4-H Crafts, Visual Arts Workshop, October Subcommittee Meeting, Armada High & Performing Arts 17-18. 2009, Kettunen Meetings, VerKuilen School Cafeteria, 4-8 Workshop, Center Building, 6:15 p.m. p.m. October 24-25, 2009, Kettunen Center 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 4-H Crafts, Visual Arts 4-H Club Enrolllment & Performing Arts Meeting, Camp Rotary, Workshop, 4-6:30 p.m. October 24-25, 2009, Kettunen Center Horse Program Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Camp Rotary 4-H Livestock Sale Annual Elections, 7 p.m.
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