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) 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Marquette County 4-H Participation Fee Grants

Do you have a great idea for a new or improved 4-H project or program, but you're short on cash to make it happen?  Apply for a Marquette County 4-H Participation Fee Grant and make your dreams come true!

The Participation Fee Grant Program is supported by the $10.00 fee that 4-H members pay each year when they register for 4-H.  Grant applications must be completed by youth.

Funds from the Grant Program are available now through August 31, 2011. Grant applications will be reviewed and processed in the order that they are received by the MSU Extension office (as in: first-come, first-served!).  There is approximately $950.00 available for grants during the 2010-2011 4-H program year.

Download a 4-H Participation Fee Grant Application Packet today!  The packet includes an application and eligibility requirements.  Good luck!!

UP Teen Overnight 2011

4-Hers 12 and up are invited to the 2010 U.P. Teen Overnight, February 25th and 26th in Marquette. This is a great chance to meet teens from across the U.P., to cheer on the NMU hockey team in their last home game of the season, to enjoy winter sports with friends, and more! (Download a brochure below for a schedule and additional information about the Overnight)

The cost for the Teen Overnight is $25 per participant which includes lodging, meals and outdoor equipment.

Completed forms (including media release medical authorization) along with payment must be turned in to the Marquette County MSU Extension office by February 7, 2011. 

Adult chaperones are needed.  Please contact the Marquette County MSU Extension office if you are interested in attending the overnight!
Space is limited!  Enrollment will be provided on a first-come, first served basis, so get your forms in as soon as you can!

4-H Ski Nights @ Marquette Mountain

Thanks to the generous support of Marquette Mountain, the 4-H Ski Nights are back again for 2011!  On select dates in January, February, and March, 4-H members (along with their family and friends) can get ski or snowboard rentals along with a lift ticket for only $15.00!

You must print and present a coupon at the Marquette Mountain ticket office in order to receive the special rate.

Schedule of 4-H Ski Events at Marquette Mountain:

January 28, 2011
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

February 17, 2011
4:00 - 9:30 pm

March 4, 2011
4:00 - 9:30 pm

*** Attention Parents!  Please note that supervision and safety of your child will be your responsibility at these events.  Thank you.