Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2012 Plat Book



The Marquette County 4-H Council is pleased to announce that the 2012 Marquette County Plat Book is now available!

Proceeds from the sale of the Marquette County plat book support the Marquette County 4-H program.

The 2012 Marquette County plat book can be purchased from a variety of retailers and outlets in the Upper Peninsula:  Listing of 2012 Plat Book Sellers and Outlets

The 2012 plat book can also be purchased from:

Marquette County MSU Extension
184 US Highway 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866
(906)475-5731

If you would like to place an order for a plat book to be sent through the mail, please contact the Marquette County MSU Extension office at 906-475-5731 or email: msue52@msu.edu

Thank you for your support of the Marquette County 4-H Youth Development Program!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

UP Leadermete 2012 - Call For Workshops

UP Leadermete 2012

The 2012 UP 4-H Leadermete Conference will be held April 13-14 in Marquette!  The theme of this year's conference is "Join the Revolution of Responsibility".  Proposals for workshops are being accepted at this time.  Volunteers (youth and/or adults) are encouraged to submit proposals for workshops that they would like to lead.   Proposals are due December 16th, so please get started on your proposal today! 





For the "Make and Take" sessions (on Friday night) we are looking for short projects that are community service oriented.  The possibilities are endless, let your creativity run wild!  (Please use the Leadermete Workshop Proposal Form to submit your Make and Take idea!)

All instructors are ask to indicate which of the life skills they will focus on within their sessions.  Please submit the life skills definition form (2nd page of the workshop proposal form) with your completed proposal.

If you have questions, or would like to discuss an idea, please contact Brian Wibby at the Marquette County MSU Extension office:  906-475-5731 or wibby@msu.edu




Marquette County 4-H Christmas Party



A reminder that...

You are invited to
The Marquette County 4-H Christmas Party!

Friday, December 16
7 pm - 11 pm
West
Branch Township Hall, Skandia

music provided by:  Sam Conery

Please bring:
a canned good donation &
a $5 gift if you would like to participate in the gift exchange

Also...
there will be an ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
so please dress appropriately if you would like to participate!

And...
there will be a Christmas Cookie/Cake walk.
Items will be needed for this.

Lastly...
Please bring treats/drinks to share!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

4-H Capitol Experience


March 18-21, 2012

4-H Capitol Experience is a state-wide conference on government, citizenship, and leadership.  More than 100 teens and adult chaperones from all over Michigan will spend four days in Lansing visiting agencies, touring the Capitol and experiencing state government in action!

Participants interact with legislators, state agency staff, lobbyists, teens and others to learn how policy is made, and how they can have a direct influence in public policy decisions.  Participants will also learn how decisions at the state level affect local communities, explore careers in public policy, and will work with other teens to draft legislation on a public policy issue of their choice!

When & Where is 4-H Capitol Experience?
4-H Capitol Experience will be held March 18 to 21, 2012.  The program will take place at the Quality Inn of Lansing, the Michigan Capitol Building, and state and community agencies in the Lansing area.  Participants will have the opportunity to visit The State Capitol Building, The Supreme Court, and various State and Community Agencies.  Transportation will be arranged for participants who will traveling from the Upper Peninsula to attend the conference.

Who Can Attend?
4-H Capitol Experience is for high school teens and adult chaperones who are interested in citizenship and/or state and local government.  You do NOT need to be currently involved in 4-H in order to participate in this educational experience.

How much does it cost?
Registration includes all meals, lodging, and materials.  Rate: $300 for adults and current 4-H members.  $310 for new 4-H members.  FULL SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!!!  Please contact Brian Wibby if you would like more information on scholarships.

Conference Highlights:
Sunday (registration starts at 3:00 pm)
     - Explore Public Policy Issues
Monday
     - Visit Community Organizations
     - Discussions with Legislative Aides
     - Tour the Capitol Building and the Hall of Justice
Tuesday
     - Meet and dine with YOUR legislator(s)
     - Visit Lobbyists and Legislative Committee Meetings
     - Visit State Agencies
Wednesday
      - Explore Careers in Public Policy
      - Bill Signing and Presentation of Certificates
Throughout the conference:
      - Participate in a Legislative Simulation 

For More Information and How to Apply:
Visit the 4-H Capitol Experience website to learn more about the conference and to download an application: http://4h.msue.msu.edu/4h/4_h_capitol_experience

You can also get an application by contacting the Marquette County MSU Extension office.

You might also want to check out the article written by Gentian Waller, a Marquette County 4-H'er who attended Capitol Experience in 2010: http://www.upriders.com/Archives/2010/03/CapitolExperience.htm
  
Applications are due to the county MSU Extension by February 3, 2012.



4-H - Teen Leaderships & Community Change Conference


4-H Teen Leadership &
Community Change Conference


January 21-22, 2012
Kettunen Center
Tustin, MI


4-H'ers use their Head, Heart, Hands and Health for the betterment of their club, their community, their country and the world.  4-H'ers are leaders who apply their knowledge and skills to make positive change through their projects and through their service.

The 2011 Michigan 4-H Teen Leadership and Community Change Conference is the premier state event that provides 4-H'ers with the opportunity to develop the skills they need to be outstanding leaders!



This powerful conference brings teens, aged 14 (by 1/1/2012) and up, from across the state to learn youth leadership and community change skills. The conference opens with the activity “Are You an Eagle, Owl, Peacock or Dove Leader?” 


Following the opening are many small group sessions to choose from, including:
-  Get Involved in a 2012 Political Campaign
-  World Travelers-Geocaching and Travel Bugs
-  Leadership & Service through Animal Science Projects
-  Cupcakery & Leadership, of Course!
-  Outdoor Winter Group Activities
-  Photovoice Project-Recording Your Life & Community
-  Opportunities Beyond the County 4-H Program
-  Juggling with Elephants-Time Management for Teens
-  Seven Billon People-Sustainability & Limited Resources
-  Healthy Living Teen Ambassadors
-  Officer & Teen Leader Training
-  4-H Projects+Life Skills=Academic Success
-  Backseat Driving-Letting Youth Take the Steering Wheel
-  SPORK: Fun with Team Building. 

A dance and karaoke, night sledding and great food are also highlights of the conference. The cost is $58 for 4-H youth and volunteers; this covers four meals, one overnight and all resource fees. 


Quotes from 2011 conference participants:


"This conference makes me feel as if I can change the world." 

"I personally loved this workshop; not only did I learn new leadership techniques, but I also learned a lot about myself." 


"This conference was interactive, dynamic and perfectly geared toward youth!" 



The full conference announcement with session descriptions will be  available by mid-November on the Michigan 4-H website at http://4h.msue.msu.edu/4h/citizenship_leadership_service.

**A note from Brian Wibby for Marquette County 4-H'ers:

I will be leading a couple of the sessions at the conference, and am more than happy to provide transportation and/or help to arrange carpooling for those who would like to attend this conference.  The Marquette County 4-H Council has funds available to provide scholarships for youth and adults to attend the conference as well.  Please contact me if you are interested in attending the conference so that rides and lodging for Friday night can be arranged.

4-H Officer and Teen Leader Training

U.P. 4-H Club Officer & Teen Leader Training
December 3, 2011
1:00 - 4:00 PM
Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front Street
Marquette, MI 49855


What is this training?
This is a fun, hands-on, interactive training that will help leaders to develop the knowledge and skills they need to run a meeting, generate and select ideas within a group, develop an action plan and deal with conflict.  

Who should attend this training?

The training is for both adult and teen leaders, and those who are interested in serving in those roles in the future.  

Who is leading the training?
The workshop was designed by members of the MSU Extension Leadership and Civic Engagement workgroup.  The workshop in Marquette will be led by Brian Wibby (Marquette County 4-H) and Nancy Victorson (Luce County 4-H).  

How do I register?There is no cost to participate in this training, but you will find the experience to be invaluable in your role as a leader!  To register, please provide your name, county, address, city, zip code, phone and an email address to Brian Wibby at the Marquette County MSU Extension office by calling 906-475-5731 or emailing wibby@msu.edu

The last day to register in November 25!




Thursday, September 29, 2011

2011 National Youth Science Day


Wired for Wind!
4-H National Youth Science Day Experiment 

October 5, 2011
4:00 - 7:00 PM
UP Children's Museum 
Marquette, MI

Youth ages 9 and older are invited to take part in this year’s National Youth Science Experiment, Wired for Wind.  This national event is designed to engage hundreds of thousands of American youth in a single science experiment focusing on a very important issue facing our global community – renewable energy. By participating in the 2011 National Science Experiment participants will gain an understanding of the physics of wind energy and how it can be used to conserve energy and save our planet from the pollution and harm caused by burning fossil fuels.

During 4-H National Youth Science Day, youth will build a wind turbine to gain an in-depth look at renewable energy technologies in the form of wind-power. 

Youth participants do not need to have any prior knowledge or experience with wind turbines or renewable energy in order to participate.  Participants will be provided with instruction and the materials necessary to conduct the experiment, and adult helpers will provide assistance to youth as they design and test their own wind turbines.  Pizza and ice cream will be provided.  To participate, each youth is asked to bring $1.00 or a canned food item to donate to a local food pantry.

The Marquette County Wired for Wind National Science Experiment will be held October 5, 2011, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the UP Children’s Museum.  The museum is located at 123 W. Baraga Ave, Marquette, MI 49855.

Youth can register for the event by signing up at the UP Children’s Museum or by contacting the museum via phone or email: 906-226-3911 or museummrjim@gmail.com


Thursday, September 8, 2011

2011 Marquette County 4-H Awards




2011 Marquette County 4-H Awards Party!


The Marquette County 4-H Awards Planning Committee invites all Marquette County 4-H members, leaders, parents, families, and volunteers to attend the 2011 Awards Party!  More information on the program will be coming out shortly, but we wanted everyone to save the date!


The 2011 Awards Party will be held:
October 2, 2011
2:00 - 5:00 pm
At the Marquette County Fairgrounds - 4-H Building


About the Awards Program:
The Awards program is an annual event that provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments of 4-H members, leaders, volunteers, and families.


Individual Awards
As in past years, 4-H youth members (ages 9 and up) need to fill out the Project Awards Form if they would like to be considered for a project pin.  Each enrolled 4-H member is eligible for a year pin and a project pin.  The same project pin and/or award cannot be received two years in a row. (Cloverbuds (ages 5-8) will receive a year badge and certificate, but are not eligible to receive project pins).  

Leadership, Citizenship, and Achievement Awards
Youth ages 12 – 19 (4-H age determined by age of child on 1/1/2011) are also eligible for Leadership, Citizenship, and Achievement Awards.  Youth must fill out a cover sheet for these awards and write an essay.

Volunteer and Community 4-H Awards
Also, be sure to make nominations for Volunteer & Community 4-H Awards.  Youth, leaders, volunteers and parents are encouraged to fill out a nomination sheet.  This is your opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions and efforts that others make to 4-H!



Awards Handbook
The Awards Handbook provides more information on the awards process and eligibility for all awards.  If you have questions about the awards, please contact your club leader or the MSU Extension office.  Download the Marquette County 4-H Awards Handbook


Awards Forms
Printed forms are available to pick up from the Marquette County MSU Extension office, or may be downloaded here:





(If you would like forms mailed to you please contact the MSU Extension office)



Deadline
Forms are due to the Marquette County MSU Extension office no later than Friday September 23, 2011.  Only those who submit completed forms to the MSU Extension office by the deadline will be considered for awards.  If you would like to submit your forms electronically, please email them to wibby@msu.edu

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Posse 4-H Club



The Posse 4-H Club of Marquette County has it's own blog with lots of great photos and information on club activities, member accomplishments, and upcoming events.  This great website is maintained by Cassidy C., who is also the current president of the club.  Take a look and see all the cool things this club has been doing!

http://posse4hclub.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 25, 2011

4-H Council - Ice Cream Fundraiser 2011

Download an Ice Cream Booth Schedule


photo by stevendepolo
The 2011 Marquette County Fair is just around the corner and we are in need of volunteers for the 4-H Ice Cream Booth!

The Marquette County 4-H Council raises funds at the ice cream booth to provide funding for youth development activities like Exploration Days and 4-H Camp. All youth who attended Exploration Days and 4-H Camp this year received a scholarship, courtesy of the 4-H Council. Please show your appreciation by volunteering for two or more hours scooping ice cream during the 2011 Marquette County Fair! 

Download an Ice Cream Booth schedule showing the dates and times that we need volunteers.  All Marquette County 4-H members, Exploration Days attendees and 4-H Camp participants are asked to volunteer for at least one 2-hour shift. (Parents: You are welcome to volunteer as well! Please let me know if you would like to volunteer with your child.)

Please select your top three choices (in case your first choice has already been filled!) and contact Jackie Olinske at jolinske@mqtcty.org or 906-475-5731 to let her know when you would like to volunteer to be a “Scooper”!

The 4-H Ice Cream Booth is located in the 4-H Building at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. Please plan on arriving at the booth a couple minutes before your shift is scheduled to begin. Volunteers will need to pay for admission to the fair at the gate.  A booth manager will provide training, all the necessary supplies, and supervision.

**On Wednesday, August 10 we need volunteers (youth or adult) to help serve lunch and scoop ice cream at the Ice Cream booth.  The Fair doesn't start until August 11, but the 4-H Council sells food to those who are setting up the fairgrounds and bringing in their animals and exhibits.  We appreciate the help of anyone who can sign up for a shift on Wednesday!!

Thanks for your help with the fundraiser and looking forward to seeing you at the fair!

Friday, June 3, 2011

2011 National 4-H Congress


Become a teen catalyst for change and participate in the 2011 National 4-H Congress, November 24 to 29, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia. Michigan youth ages 15-19 are invited to apply for this leadership, citizenship and community service event. Youth from across the U.S. will come together to analyze current youth issues and determine the most effective ways to address them. Plenary sessions, seminars, discussion groups and a service learning experience are planned. National 4-H Congress combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. Plus, the nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers and educators will present the most current and timely information. 

Each year, the Marquette County 4-H Council provides funding to help send youth on this trip.  The cost of attending this year's Congress is $1,100 per delegate.  4-H Council will split $1,200 between the Marquette County delegates and apply it to their registrations.  If you would like to attend 4-H Congress this year, you must contact the Marquette County MSU Extension office no later than June 24.  Once we know how many people will be going, we will let everyone know what the final cost will be (after the 4-H Council scholarship is applied).  If you still would like to attend, you will need to submit a $100.00 deposit to the MSU Extension office by June 30.  Please note that cancellations received after July 8 are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp

Photo by ChrisDag


The 2011 Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp will be held July 12-14 at Clear Lake Education Center, located in the Hiawatha National Forest.  Campers (ages 9-12) will enjoy participating in a variety of fun, hands-on educational activities while at camp, including a high ropes challenge, nature exploration, swimming, astronomy, arts and crafts, drama, and group activities.  Youth do not have to be a current 4-H member to attend camp. 

Older youth (ages 13 and up) are needed to serve as Gopher and Junior Counselors.  Youth serving in these positions will provide leadership (along with an Adult Counselor) to a cabin of younger campers.  Adult volunteers are needed to serve as Counselors.  Adults serving in these roles must complete the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process before they are accepted as volunteers.  Adult Counselors provide leadership for a cabin of campers and youth counselors.  

The cost of 4-H Camp is $50 per youth already enrolled in 4-H ($60 for youth not yet enrolled in 4-H) and includes everything campers will need; daily meals, snacks, lodging, all program supplies, crafts, and instruction.  Youth and adult counselors attend camp at no cost.


Space at camp is limited.  Registration will be completed in the order that applications and payment are received by the MSU Extension office.  The final day to register a camper (space permitting) is June 30, 2011.  Gopher, Junior and Adult Counselor applications must be submitted to the MSU Extension office no later than June 15, 2011.

For questions or more information, please contact the MSU Extension office, located at 184 US Hwy 41 East in Negaunee.  Call 906.475.5731 or email wibby@msu.edu for more information.

Camper, Junior Counselor, and Adult Counselor forms are available at the Marquette County MSU Extension office or downloaded here:


Download Gopher, Junior & Adult Counselor Application Forms

Thanks to the support of Wells Township School and the Marquette County 4-H Council, we are able to offer transportation to and from camp again this year:

Download a Bus Sign-Up Form

Thursday, May 5, 2011

T-Shirt & Hoodie Orders Due May 13!

Love being a part of Marquette County 4-H?  Let everyone know that you are a Marquette County 4-H'er by wearing your very own T-Shirt or Hoodie!

Helen Bicigo (Hoof Tracks 4-H Club & Vice President of 4-H Council) is putting together an order again this year.  Orders must be turned in to Helen or the 4-H Office by May 13.

Everyone attending Exploration Days and 4-H Camp will receive a complimentary t-shirt (so there's no need to order one unless you want to stock up or give some to friends!)

Printed order forms are available at the MSU Extension office.

You can also download a form here:


Monday, May 2, 2011

Marquette County 4-H Chicken Club

Photo taken by Troy Tolley
Marquette County 4-H Chicken Club

Marquette County 4-H is starting a brand new 4-H club for youth (ages 5-19) who are interested in learning more about chickens and hanging out with other kids who do!   An introductory club meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday (May 4) - 6:30 pm in the Shiras Room on the 2nd floor of the Peter White Public Library.  

As this is a new club, youth will help to decide what types of activities the club will do and how often they will meet.  Adults are needed to help lead the club.  If you are interested in participating in the club (as a youth member or an adult leader), please attend the May 4 meeting or contact Brian Wibby at the Marquette County MSU Extension office.

Friday, April 29, 2011

State Champs - Marquette County Horse Bowl Teams!


Again, the Marquette horse bowl teams (both junior and senior) won the state championship. Each year, the 4-H Horse Jamboree is held on April 16, at Michigan State University. The junior team was undefeated again this year, and won with a 57-point lead. The senior team also went undefeated and won with a 22-point lead. The senior team is now eligible to compete at The Quarter Horse Congress, located in Ohio, in October. The senior team consists of: Gentian Waller, Mollyann Howe, Emily Bertucci, Clara Churchill, and Katy Martin. The junior team comprises of: RiLee Waller, Nick Gauthier, Cassidy Calderwood, Anna Uren and Katy Gauthier.

The junior team has been competing at the state level for three years, and has won each time. The senior team won state last year and went down to Louisville, Kentucky, for the national competition. The 4-H Eastern and Western National Competitions do not permit a team or any member of that team to return to Nationals.

Horse bowl is a competition based on your knowledge of horses. It is set up similar to a jeopardy competition, in which the first person that activates his/her buzzer gets to answer the question. Thanks to our coach, Cathy Waller, the coach of our junior novice teams, Cathy Calderwood, and all the volunteers/parents at the State competition. Also, a special thanks to the 4-H council, and everyone else who helped us get to Lansing.

By RiLee Waller, 1st Chair of the Junior Team

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

UP State Fair - Pre-Entry for Lambs, Hogs and Goats


Junior market lamb, hog and market goat show rules summary and entry forms for making preliminary entries in the Upper Peninsula State Fair are now available to download for 4-H members and club leaders.  The Preliminary Entry Blank must be completed in its entirety.  Late or incomplete entry blanks will not be accepted, absolutely no exceptions will be made.  The rules are a summary only.  Official show rules are published in the annual Exhibitor’s Guide to Classes & Awards.

The fair will again assign an ear tag number after the pre-entry deadline.  The ear-tagging procedure helps maintain control over entries and prevents tagging at the fair. 



2011 UP State Fair Pre-Entry Rules:

2011 UP State Fair Pre-Entry Forms:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Exploration Days 2011


Registration Books and Forms are now available at the Marquette County MSU Extension office or may be downloaded (see "Forms" below).

About 4-H Exploration Days
More than 2,500 students and adult chaperones will be on the Michigan State University campus June 22-24 for the 42nd annual 4-H Exploration Days.  Participants stay in residence halls and attend sessions in their areas of interest ranging from veterinary medicine to Web design, performing arts, how to start their own business, organic farming and many more. Nearly 200 hands-on classroom and field trip sessions are offered.   Participants from Marquette County must have turned 12 years old before January 1, 2011 in order to participate in the event.

Exploration Days, Michigan’s largest annual 4-H event, is designed to help students learn new ideas and techniques while exploring career options and developing decision-making, independence and teamwork skills. They also meet and interact with people from different backgrounds and areas throughout
Michigan. 4-H volunteers and staff are on hand to offer oversight and guidance.

“Exploration Days gives 4-H youth an authentic collegiate experience,” says Judy Ratkos, MSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program leader and coordinator of the event. “They are exposed to things they cannot get at the local level. Information learned in a session may spark their interest in a college major or career.”


When not in sessions, students will have a plethora of recreation and learning choices. This year’s Exploration Days features tours of the MSU Skandalaris Football Center, Breslin Student Events Center, the MSU Dairy Store, the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the 4-H Children’s Gardens and a planetarium show. The opening night entertainment on June 22 features “4-H’s Got Talent!” with performances by a variety of talented groups and individual 4-H’ers and alumni at the Wharton Center Great Hall. The annual State 4-H Awards Celebration, a formal event celebrating the accomplishments of more than 160 Michigan 4-H members, takes place June 23.



Cost and Scholarship Information

The options above show the cost for youth to participate in the event.  The costs include a $165.00 Exploration Days Registration Fee,  a $23.00 early arrival fee, a $50.00 bus fee, and (for youth not currently enrolled in 4-H) a $10.00 Participation Fee.  In addition to these fees, participants are also responsible for 3 meals while traveling to and from East Lansing.  Some sessions also require that participants pay a "session fee".  See registration booklet for more info.  

The Marquette County 4-H Council and the State 4-H Office provide financial assistance to support the participation of Marquette County youth in this event.  
New this year:  Youth must complete scholarship applications in order to receive financial assistance.  

Marquette County 4-H Council Scholarship

The Marquette County 4-H Council will provide $113.00 scholarships to youth who complete a Marquette County 4-H Council - Exploration Days Scholarship Application Form.  The form must be received by the Marquette County MSU Extension office by April 22, 2011 in order for youth to get this scholarship.

State 4-H Scholarship

Each year the State 4-H office awards each county a limited number of Exploration Days Scholarships.  These $40 scholarships are available to full time youth participants only.  These scholarships are to support participation of financially limited youths who would otherwise not attend and to encourage and support youth who have not participated in Exploration Days in the past.

Registration Instructions and Deadlines

Please note: All participants MUST include 8 session choices on their registration form.  You will not be registered unless your form has all 8 session choice lines completed. 

Everything you need to register for Exploration Days is in the Registration Book.  You can download the book (or only the forms) from this blog.  Printed books are also available at the MSU Extension office.  Feel free to stop by and pick one up or contact the office and we can mail you the book and forms. 


Sessions are assigned in the order that registrations are received, so early registration is highly encouraged!  For the best chance of getting assigned to the sessions of your choice, have all paperwork completed and turned in to the Marquette County MSU Extension office no later than March 18, 2011.   Scholarship applications are due April 22.  The final day to register is April 29, 2011.


Forms
Registration Book

Registration Forms Only
Registration Check List
Marquette County 4-H Scholarship Application Form

State 4-H Scholarship Application Form

For more information about 4-H Exploration Days, visit http://web1.msue.msu.edu/4h/expodays.html. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

4-H U.P. Leadermete 2011

Where:  Peninsula Bay Inn
2603 North Lincoln Road
Escanaba, Michigan
When:  Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th 2011
Who:  All Adult and Teen 4-H Leaders
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2011

U.P. Leadermete is an annual regional conference held for teens and adults with a focus on teaching new skills, recognizing volunteers, supporting club development and providing networking opportunities for leaders.  We hope that this year’s U.P. Leadermete Conference will inspire adult and teen leaders to grow in their 4-H knowledge and skills and to apply what they’ve learned back in their community by teaching others.


Conference participants will attend workshops on a very wide variety of topics led by 4-H staff and volunteers.  For a complete schedule of events, workshop descriptions, and prices, please download the 4-H U.P. Leadermete Registration Book and Forms.

The Marquette County 4-H Council is once again providing $50.00 scholarships to support the participation of Marquette County 4-H teens and adult leaders in this conference.  The fees listed in the registration materials reflects this scholarship.

If you've never been to Leadermete before, this is a great year to give it a try!  This conference consistently receives positive feedback from participants.  It's a great way to meet other U.P. 4-H'ers and to grow your own knowledge and skills!

TALENT SEARCH
The Leadermete planning committee is looking for 4-H members between the ages of 12-19 who would like to perform at the conference.  Entries must be submitted to Liana Graves (Alger County MSUE) by March 18th.  Download a Talent Search Application for more information.


Download Forms:



If you would like a printed copy of the book and forms, stop by or contact the MSU Extension office.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Posse 4-H Club Membership Meeting

Photo by Wolfgang Staudt (flickr)

The Posse (Marquette County) is seeking new members.  There will be a meeting on Sunday, February 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm in the Lion's Room at Peter White Public Library.  No membership fees will be charged and there is no additional paperwork if you are already enrolled in 4-H for the 2010/2011 year. An election of officers will be held so if you are interested in running for a position, be prepared to give a speech.  Equine competition plans, t-shirt design logos, future community service projects, and any other activities the membership would like to participate in will be discussed.  Youth and adult volunteers interested in joining the club are welcome to attend!

The Posse's mission statement is as follows: 
The Posse 4-H Club is a community 4-H club designed to develop skills and knowledge in the equine area for the purpose of competition to include Horsebowl, Hippology, Horse Judging, Public Speaking and Demonstration.  In addition, as a community club we are open to other aspects of 4-H should the membership wish to explore.

For more information about the club, please contact:
Chris Calderwood - Club Co-Leader - (906-228-9329) 
Jill Churchill - Club Co-Leader - (906-346-4543)