Friday, June 20, 2008

Public Speaking Symposium

Public Speaking Symposium
Hosted by Local Toastmasters and 4-H

Does standing before a group seem a little intimidating? If you answered yes, then you need to take advantage of the public speaking symposium. The past couple of years, we have offered an 8 week session of Toastmasters, but this year we are offering a 3 day camp. By participating in this course, students will learn to deliver great presentations, easily lead teams and conduct meetings, give and receive constructive evaluations and learn to be a better listener.

August 19-21, 2008
Location: Texas Capitol (if you would like to meet at the Extension Office, we have a van to take participants to the Capitol and back to the office to be picked up in the afternoon)
Cost: $30.00 (includes lunch and snacks for the three days)
Age Requirement: must be at least 12 years old the day the camp starts (open to the first 20 registrants)
9:00 a.m. start time (If meeting at the office, you will need to be here by 8:15a.m.)
End time: 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday night, a graduation ceremony will be held for participants and their families at the California Pizza Kitchen at The Domain Mall. This will be dutch treat.

You must register for this course. Please email Cory at or call
512/854-9600 by August 8, 2008.

If funding will be an issue, please contact Cory to discuss this matter further.

Travis County 4-H'er places 4th at State Roundup

Meredith Vasquez of Manor 4-H placed 4th at Texas 4-H Roundup held in College Station on June 12th. This was Mereidth and Mico's (Canine assistant) first time to attend Roundup. They gave a presentation on 42 Reasons (dogs have 42 teeth) and the importance of dental hygiene with your pets. Congratulations Meredith!! You did a great job on your presentation.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

2008 4-H Achievement Banquet

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2008
Location: Texas Disposal Systems - Exotic Game Ranch and Pavilion
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Dress/Attire for this years event will be semi-formal, professional/business dress (no shorts - please)

If you have not received your RSVP form in the mail, you can download one off the website (click on the upcoming events tab)

Everyone is invited to attend. If 4-H members wish to receive an award, they must complete an awards form which may also be found on the website under the forms tab.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cassie Graydon of Oak Hill 4-H received a $5,000 scholarship at the 2008 Texas 4-H Roundup held in College Station on June 10th. She will be heading to Lubbock in August to attend Texas Tech and her scholarship will help offset some her expenses. If you see Cassie, tell her Congratulations!! We are very proud of her accomplishments and wish her the best as she begins a new phase in life. Pictured with Cassie are representatives of the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, 2007-2008 President, Shaun Tuggle and the 2008-2009 President, Gilbert Turrieta.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

District 10 Goat Camp

Clink on the link to be directed to the the flyer for the District 10 Goat Camp being held July 19-20, 2008 in Kerrville at the Kerr County Fairgrounds.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

4-H Connect System

The 4-H Connect System is a very valuable tool. Most district, regional and state
4-H events and activities require registration on the 4-H Connect System. For a 4-H member or adult to register for any event, a membership ID must be obtained through setting up a family profile. In the near future it will be a requirement that each 4-H family set up a profile to be enrolled as a 4-H member and or volunteer. If you run across problems when using the 4-H Connect system, please email or call Cory for help.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Multi-County Officer Training

Once again this year, a multi -county Office Training will be held with the following counties
(Bastrop, Caldwell, Gonzales and Travis)

Date: Monday, July 21, 2008
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Rockne, Texas
4045 FM 535Bastrop, TX 78602
Time: Begin at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: $7.00 - includes; lunch, snacks and materials

This is a prime time for your club officers to meet new people (outside of Travis County) and gain some knowledge and experience in being an effective club officer.

We will also be holding a Club Manager Training during that time
(topics of discussion to include, but not limited too: 4-H Connect, IRS Filing, Financial Management and Managing Clubs)

Please email Cory at to let her know if you will be attending

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

District 10 Recordbook Judges Needed!

Disitrct Recordbook Judging will take place on Thursday, July 24th in Helotes. Adults are needed to assist with the judging. This is a great way to see books from other counties and get some ideas to bring back to members in your club or your own child. Some youth may have the opportunity to assist in judging but must be trained at the Travis County Judging on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

Travis County 4-H will take care of paying for lunch for those who will attend and help out. Please let Cory know by July 8, 2008 if you will be able to go to Helotes and help judge.

4-H days at Schlitterbahn

Group discounts given certain days to 4-H youth. Tickets will have to be ordered from the Schlitterbahn website.
Check out the Schlitterbahn website @