Each month families in 4-H are emailed or mailed ($15 yearly fee) a newsletter.  The newsletter is important to families enrolled in 4-H as the clubs and projects post upcoming dates and important information in there.  Please view the latest newsletter to see if there is upcoming events prior to contacting the volunteers leading those.  We try to post it all in the newsletter so the volunteers can post information in one accessible area.

 

Gallatin 4-H December Newsletter

Bar J Wrangler Concert!
We hope to see all our 4-H families and friends at the upcoming concert.  This is a big fundraiser to support 4-H activities!  

Refer friends & family! 4-H members can win one of four $100 Amazon gift cards! Encourage your friends and family to buy tickets to the show. If they do, and list your name as their referral contact your name will be entered into the drawing that will take place at each show.  On page 5 is a  card you can print off to give to any friends or family with your name on it when they buy in person.  If they purchase their tickets online, they can simply type your name in the referred by field.

 

Bar J Wrangler Concert – Ushers Needed

 

Ushers are needed for both the matinee at 2:00 and the evening performance at 7:00 on January 11, 2020 at the Commons.  Those who sign up will be given a general admission ticket to the show. 

Please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084da9a92aabfe3-barjwrangler

Older 4-H members and adults (leaders and/or parents) are needed to help. What is involved in being an usher? Here is all you need to do: Sign up to be an usher. Arrive at the Commons 1 ½ hours before show time (we need you to be there at that time, as the doors open an hour before the show and we need to assign everyone their jobs). We ask that you wear black or dark colored pants and white or light shirt. Your jobs include checking tickets at the door, handing out programs, helping concert attendees find their seats etc. You get to represent 4-H while helping Gallatin County 4-H earn money to run programs throughout the year.

 

Bar J Wrangler Concert – January 11, 2020 – 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the Commons

 

This is the biggest fundraiser for Gallatin County 4-H.  Money raised from these concerts will be used throughout the year for member development, leader development and program development.  In other words, this money pretty much operates the 4-H program in our county.

 

Because this is our major fundraiser, we are asking all of our 4-H families to support this concert by attending.  Plan to have your own family attend or please talk to friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers and encourage them to support this event.

 

Each show is an outstanding mixture of great traditional Western music and awesome comedy.  This is very appropriate for families.  Kids of all ages enjoy this show.  In advance, reserved tickets are $25 and general tickets are $20.  They is a fee of $2+ for ordering on the website.  Tickets at the door are $5 more.  If you need any help getting your tickets, contact Scott or Ginny Francis at 581-6843 or 581-6845.

 

Hope to see you there.  We would be thrilled to be able to sell out both shows……

 

 

Unlimited Leader Council Meeting
Thank you to the volunteers and youth who helped to organize the workshops on November 9th! We hope everyone enjoyed the opportunity to learn, network, and brunch with the members of the Gallatin County 4-H Unlimited Leader's Council.

ULC last met on November 12, 2019 to officially welcome our new officers and discuss the upcoming year. We are eagerly awaiting the announcement of our new 4-H agent, good luck to all of our candidates and committee members as they move through this process. As we all prepare for the holidays, we hope y'all are excited for our annual Bar J Wranglers concert! This year we are hosting a referral contest, be sure to invite people to purchase their tickets early and be entered into a drawing for one of four $100 Amazon gift cards. 


2019 – 2020 Officers
President: Shelly McPhee
Vice-President: Kelly Pavlik
Secretary: Kerri Marx
Treasurer: Tiffany Yung


The next Unlimited Leader’s Council meeting is Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6 pm at the Gallatin County Extension Office. All 4-H members and volunteers are invited to attend. If you have questions or want to learn more about what ULC does, please join us.

Happy HO-HO- HOlidays! 

 

Volunteer Tip of the Month

Check in with the Extension Office to get a current list of project or club rosters.  Every member should be paid and in active status to be involved in 4-H meetings and events. 

 

Gallatin County 4-H Foundation
The next  Meeting is December 12, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Gallatin County Extension Office. 

 

Gallatin County 4-H/FFA Market Livestock Committee
The next Market Livestock Committee Meeting is January  at 6:00pm at the Gallatin County Extension Office. 

 

Belgrade Pioneers

The Belgrade Pioneers held their November club meeting on November 7, 2019 at the Belgrade Middle School Cafeteria.  We started out with committee meetings and supper, which had a fruit theme.  It was very creative and delicious!  After we were done with our committee meetings, we held our business meeting.  Both committees brought great ideas to the table, but no motions were made.  We will have a booth at the Festival of Lights in Belgrade on December 14, and we started to make plans with selling hot chocolate, cider, and coffee.  We set a special committee to plan the combined Christmas party with the Shining Mountaineers.  We also talked about record books and chose our meal for December:  PIZZA!  We adjourned our meeting and elected officers for the 2019-2020 4-H year.

President:  Mariah McPhee Vice President:  Marlo Lottman Secretary:  Madison Oostema

Treasurer:  Hayes Holland Reporter:  Hailey Morgan Historian:  Steven Johnson III

Recreation Leader:  John Simpson

Our next meeting will be on December 5th at the Belgrade Middle School Cafeteria at 6:00. Submitted by Mariah McPhee, President

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net or 406-813-8515.

 

Dag Nabids

The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at MSU Animal Bioscience Building (1 block south of 11th and College) in Room 134 at 6:30.  Officers should plan to arrive at 6:15 to organize the meeting.  Please bring a white elephant gift (<$5 or a re-gift from home) to the meeting for a social event after the meeting.

The Dag Nabids elected 4-H officers at our last meeting.  We plan to create our committees and designate leadership roles (Social Committee, Fundraising committee, community services committee, and recruit/membership committee) at the December meeting.   After the meeting, we discussed the 4-H pledge, motto, slogan and emblem. 

Our club decided to sing Christmas carols for the residents at Brookdale Springmeadows Assisted Living Home (3175 Graf Street) on December 14 at 4p.  We should plan to meet at 3:45p.

Submitted by Will Nash - secretary

If you have any questions, please contact Belinda Nash (570-5585) or Monika Johnson (579-3211).

 

Daring Adventurers

Daring Adventurers will continue to meet the 2nd Monday of the month in the Animal Bioscience Building at MSU. We'll be meeting in Room 134 Oct 14, Nov 18, and Dec 9. 

The club members will take turns deciding what our learning activities will be each month and if they will be associated with a specific project this year.

 

Dry Creek

The Dry Creek 4-H Club will now meet regularly on the 1st Monday of each month at the Manhattan High School Activities Room at 6:30pm. We will be voting for club officers, discussing club expectations and discussing the Fall/Winter agenda items. We welcome new members: 4-H age 12 and older that have interest in teen leadership and making a difference in their own lives and the community we live in. Please contact Kelly Pavlik if you have questions or need more information: via email Kelly.pavlik@barnard-inc.com or text/call (406) 600-1016.

 

Gallatin Gallopers

The Gallatin Gallopers meeting was held October 21st 2019 at the MSU Animal Bioscience building at 6:00pm. We introduced new members and explained how our group is not only a club but is also a Horseless Horse project as well. An explanation of record and project books and club stipends was provided. In October GG4H members took a trip to the Corn Maze in Manhattan. Also for 2018/2019 members there will be make up for group riding lessons since it was so cold if interested.  If you are please reach out to club leader Amy to get scheduled. In the minutes we discussed the field trip to the corn maze and past events. As for new business our next club meeting is November 18th at 6pm at MSU in the Animal Bioscience Building room 138. We will be holding club officer elections at this meeting. There will be a field trip Monday November 25th at 6pm at the MSU. We will initially meet on bottom floor of Animal Bioscience Building in larger seating area. Dr. Tammi Parrot of MSU equine department will be providing our club with a tour of the animal science labs, where we will be able examine equine anatomy/skeletal system as well as learn about the equine opportunities that MSU has available for college students. The holiday GG4H party is scheduled for Monday December 6th at 5pm at the Bozeman Public Library, more details coming soon.  GG4H t-shirt and Jacket orders are available for purchase, please get in touch with club leader Amy if you would like to order one, more details coming soon!  -Submitted by GG4H Club Reporter Sami Jones     Amy Prechter, www.gallatingallopers.com

 

Gallatin Valley Livestock

If  you are a new family interested in joining our club, please email Codie at ecseverson406@gmail.com or call or text 406-580-3933 for any questions.

 

Gateway Challengers

 

The Gateway Challengers met on November 11th. Caden Shockley read minutes from last meeting. We also talked about old business (our ideas for our monthly meetings). Most importantly, we had elections. Our President is Rosalyn Black, our Vice President is Caden Shockley. We also have a Secretary named Lydia Black and a Reporter (me) Kryka Shockley. One person ran for each job so it was an easy vote. At the end of the meeting we played Museum, and Sharks and Minnows.

Submitted by Kryka Shockley, club reporter.

 The Gateway Challengers meet the 2nd Monday each month at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center. All ages and projects are welcome. If you have any questions contact Jessica Black (406) 539-0940 or theblacksmail@gmail.com.                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Manhattan Clever Clovers

The Manhattan Clever Clovers have grown large in the past few years, which is awesome! However, we’ve outgrown our meeting facilities so we have voted to split the club by age. In short, the MCC’s club focus and goals will be tailored to 8 to 12 years of age (2nd - 6th grade) and Cloverbuds. If you are 12 years or older (preferably 7th grade or more) we welcome you to join the Dry Creek Club (see below). Please contact Kelly Pavlik if you have questions or need more information: via email Kelly.pavlik@barnard-inc.com or text/call (406) 600-1016.

 

The Manhattan Clever Clovers Club will meet on the 2nd Monday’s of each month at the Manhattan High School Activities Room starting  at 6:30pm.

 

Pass Creek

 Meets on 1st Sunday of the months!  Looking for new families to join!

If you have questions, please contact Cassie Smieja at 539-3833.

 

Saddle Stars

Meetings: First Monday of each month, 6:30pm @ Rocky Mountain Supply Offices

For more information, contact Tamara Knappenberger  (307)214-8336, saddlestars4h@gmail.com or tkknappenberger@yahoo.com

 

Shining Mountaineers

 

On November 4, 2019 we held our monthly club meeting. We started off with a “breakfast for dinner” potluck, and then had an ice breaker game to get to know the new members. During our business meeting we decided on having a joint Christmas party with our sister club, the Belgrade Pioneers, on December 13, 6 - 8 pm at the Belgrade Middle School. During the month we held a New Member Night to welcome and teach the new members about 4-H. After the rest of announcements the people who were nominated for offices gave speeches telling the club why they should be an officer. We elected the final people and they will start their jobs at the next club meeting on December 2, at 6 pm. We ended with making cards for Gallatin Rest Home. Submitted by Cora Pruitt, club reporter.

If you would like more information about our club, contact us at shiningmountaineers@gmail.com or call/text Millie Veltkamp at 570-2554 Submitted by club reporter, Cora Pruitt

 

Willow Creek Wranglers

 

The Willow Creek Wranglers met on November 19th, 2019 at the Three Forks Elementary School.  Our club decided to donate money to the Three Forks Food Bank on Tuesday, November 26th. We will have a bake sale at the Three Forks Christmas Stroll on December 6th.  On December 7th, we will meet at the KG Ranch to clean up after the bull sale for our community service project. We will also meet that Sunday for Christmas caroling around the community and end with our club Christmas party.  Zane concluded the meeting with a demonstration on shotguns.  Our next meeting will be on January, 13th at 6:30. 

-Olivia Martell, Club Reporter

This club can vary on the meetings dates, so make sure to call Katy Hansen if you are interested in attending!  570-9996.

 

Alpaca/Llama

Attention all alpaca and llama kids.  Super excited to get started with something new this year! Starting an alpaca and llama project. Please contact me if you guys are interested in starting the project let me know if you have any questions. Stay tuned for more news about upcoming workshops. Lea'h MacDonald  lmk80@live.com or 406-220-3556

 

Art in Manhattan

Art in Manhattan has started up again! We will meet every other Tuesday.  This group typically meets after school at a location in Manhattan.  Contact Leia Miller 599-8257

 

Baking

Our next meeting will be held December 10th from 6 to 8:30 pm (until cleanup is complete by all members) at the MSU food & health lab located in room #120 Herrick Hall, S. 7th Ave.  We will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of every month as long as there aren't any conflicting dates, in which case we will reschedule ahead of time.  Please make sure that you have signed up for cooking and/or baking with the 4-H office and have paid your fees.

This month we will be celebrating with a holiday themed menu!  An email will go out to each member with a Signup Genius link for the next meeting so that we can plan the grocery shopping accordingly... don't want too little or too much!  Make sure that you note in your signup if you are going to be cooking or baking for that meeting.  See you then!

Please contact me, Stephanie Grace, with any questions @ 406.600.7935 or stephaniegrace.mt@gmail.com

 

Beef

We will be having a Feeding Workshop on Tuesday, December 3rd at 7:30 PM at Rocky Mountain Supply in Belgrade.  This workshop will be provided by the representative for Payback feeds.  Please remember that all Beef Project members must attend 3 of our educational workshops to be able to participate in the fair. 

The Weigh-In and Tagging day will be on January 12th from 2:00-4:00 PM and will be out at Phil Veltkamp’s place again this year.  You will need to have your brand inspection, COOL Form, Market Beef Project Requirements form, and Gallatin County Livestock Contract.  These forms will be sent in an email at a later date to be completed before the weigh-in but keep your brand inspection in a place you can find it and make sure you get the information needed to fill out the COOL forms from your producer.  Remember that the Weigh-In and Tagging meeting is MANDATORY but does NOT count toward the required workshops since there is not an educational component to this meeting.

If you have any questions feel free to contact a member of the Beef Committee.

Seth Halverson team@halverson@gmail.com 406-209-1178    

Annabelle Morgan  406-580-9003

John Andras  406-670-5074

 

Bee Keeping

We will have our first meeting on January 22nd 6:00pm-7:30pm.  We will plan to have meetings the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Even if you don’t have honey bees, you can join this project to experience and learn about bees. Dominique Woodham

 

Cake Decorating

Cake Decorating project is full!  We have established a waiting list. 

Happy Holidays, Cake Artists!   Our next meeting is Tuesday, 17 December, 6:30 pm at the Gallatin Extension Office.

We will practice some piping techniques with our Ho-Ho-Holiday theme. We will work with cupcakes again and you may bring a few or many, depending on the design you want to make--it's up to you! What you need to bring:

-Cupcakes (any flavor, unfrosted, preferably frozen). The number of cupcakes you bring will depend on the design you choose from the list below:

·  6 cupcakes (for individual tree and snowman cupcakes)

·  9 cupcakes (for holiday wreath)

·  12-15 cupcakes (for holiday tree)

-Piping bags and tips (If you have them). Alternative: bring 5-7 plastic freezer bags--quart or pint size work best.

-Gel colors and toothpicks (if you have them).

-Cake board and container to transport your finished cupcakes safely.

Family members may work together on one design if desired.

I will provide the white buttercream, gel colors and toothpicks, candy decorations, and mixing supplies.

If you have any questions, please contact the Cake Decorating leader: Renee King, 307.763.0142 or wyonay@gmail.com

 

Cloverbuds—Ages 5-7

Our next Cloverbud meeting will be on Wednesday, December 18th, from 6-7:30pm. We will meet in the MSU Extension Office at the fairgrounds (903 N Black Ave, Bozeman). Join us for some fun projects, specially targeted to our 5-7 year olds! Questions: Amy Juliano 406-702-4078

 

Cooking

Our next meeting will be held December 10th from 6 to 8:30 pm (until cleanup is complete by all members) at the MSU food & health lab located in room #120 Herrick Hall, S. 7th Ave.  We will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of every month as long as there aren't any conflicting dates, in which case we will reschedule ahead of time.  Please make sure that you have signed up for cooking and/or baking with the 4-H office and have paid your fees.

This month we will be celebrating with a holiday themed menu!  An email will go out to each member with a Signup Genius link for the next meeting so that we can plan the grocery shopping accordingly... don't want too little or too much!  Make sure that you note in your signup if you are going to be cooking or baking for that meeting.  See you then!

Please contact me, Stephanie Grace, with any questions @ 406.600.7935 or stephaniegrace.mt@gmail.com

 

Dog Agility

Hello all Dog Agility Youth and Volunteers! We are going to be having a preseason for the agility again this year. We are going to start on Tuesday, January 7th and meet from 4:30-5:15pm at Montana Murray Kennels (25 Dollar Drive, 59714). That will be our first meeting and we will also meet 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11 all at the same time. 

If you are not able to participate in the preseason no worries! We are going to be starting the actual project on 2/25 from 4:30-5:15.

We would like you to have participated in the 4-H Dog Obedience project previously and if you have not please contact Jen so that we can evaluate the team, both dog and handler, to ensure they are ready for the project. At each of the first meetings (1/7 and 2/25) we will need you too bring in vaccination records. We also want you to be thinking about your goals for the project.  Thank you and we look forward to another great year!

If you have questions or any thoughts contact Jen! You can call (406) 388-4789 or email at facility@montanamurraykennels.com.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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