Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Youth Leadership Program

The Youth Leadership Program is scheduled for August 15-17, 2011 at the Goodwill Community Center. Please RSVP to John at JJRiegler@ag.tamu.edu by August 8, 2011. Cost is free to Travis County 4-H Members and any non 4-H members will need to pay a $10.00 fee. Participants will need to bring money for lunch and you may bring your own snacks. Time frame is 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check out the flyer below for more information.
YLP Flyer

Foods Project Workshop

If you enjoy cooking and learning about nutrition, this event is for you. This will be a hands on workshop focusing on the contests and events relating to the 4-H Foods and Nutrition Project.
July 12, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
East Fleet Services, 6011 Blue Bluff Rd
Cost is $5.00 per participant (need 10 participants for this event to take place)

Please RSVP to John at JJRiegler@ag.tamu.edu by July 8th.
Event Flyer

Monday, June 27, 2011

D-10 Textiles Contest

If you plan to submit items for the D-10 Textiles Contest, please register yourself on 4-H Connect and have your items to the Extension Office by July 1st.

4-H Night with the Rangers and Astros

Check out the flyers below regarding the 4-H nights at the baseball games.
Astros Flyer
Rangers Flyer

Assistance needed for a Caldwell County Family

This is great opportunity to help a 4-H family in need...

The Rink family, one of the families in the Caldwell County 4-H program lost their house to a fire. The Caldwell County Extension Office is collecting donations to help them out. There were four members of the family living in the house, Mike (dad), Heidi (mom), Margaret (17), and Lillian (12).

Clothing needs for the Rinks: Heidi is woman’s size 20/22. Mike's is men's pant size 33/34 and shirt size L/XL. Margaret is ladies pant size 12/13 and ladies S/M shirts. Lillian is children’s size 14/16 pants and children’s M shirt. Shoe sizes sent earlier. Size 8 and size 10.

If you have any clothing, toiletry, or house hold (i.e.: pots, pans, sheets, etc.) items that could be donated, anything would be greatly appreciated. You can mail or drop off items at the Caldwell County Extension Office and we will be happy to make sure they get to the Rink family. We are in the process of working on a way to receive monetary donations. Please contact the Caldwell County Extension Office if you have any questions. 

Phone: 512-398-3122

Monday, June 20, 2011

Travis County 4-H Achievement Banquet

Mark it on your calendar - Friday, August 19, 2011
Creedmoor Community Center
Watch your mail for the RSVP Form that will be mailed in July

Don't forget to submit your award forms.  Forms are due to the extension office by June 30th and may be found at www.travis4h.com

Sunday, June 19, 2011

2011 Texas 4-H State Roundup Results

WOW!! What a week at the 2011 Texas 4-H State Roundup Event. Travis County 4-H had an amazing week.
Texas 4-H Scholarship Results:
  • Dayna Coppedge - Received a Houston Livestock and Rodeo Scholarship
  • Matthew Evans - Received an Richard Wallrath Scholarship
  • Megan Flowers - Received a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarship
  • Lindsey Sunvison - Received a SALE Rural Youth Scholarship
Leaders 4 Life Contest 
  • The Travis County 4-H Team won 1st place and will be traveling to Denver in January to compete at the Western National 4-H Roundup. Team members include; Lorrie Abels, Megan Flowers, Allison Hodde, Ellerie Jackson, Brandon Masi and Michael Nellis.
Invitational Poultry Judging Contest
  • Megan Flowers - Senior High Point Individual
Invitational Livestock Judging Contest
  • Michael Nellis  - Placed 9th in Beef and was 5th place Senior Contestant overall. Other members competing in this event include; Kristin Griffin, Allison Hodde, Ellerie Jackson and Brandon Masi
Photography Contest
  • Katie Caskey - Blue in the Catch All Category
  • Megan Flowers - Blue in the Animals-Domestic Category
  • David Leach - Blue in Elements of Design Category
  • David Leach - Blue in Details and Macro Category
  • David Leach - Red in Nature/Landscape Category
  • Brandon Masi - Blue in Plant/Flora
  • Brandon Masi - Blue in Animal-Wildlife
National 4-H Congress
  • Hallie Casey was selected as a Texas delegate to attend National 4-H Congress in Georgia in November.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

2012 TCYS PBR - Presale of Tickets

Want tickets to the 2012 TCYS - PBR Bull Ride? 
Here is what you need to do...................
NOT Today - but between June 20 and July 1
Go to the TCYS website for Click Here
Fill out the PBR Ticket Presale form
Don’t fill it out too early or it will not count!

More stuff to read before filling out the form:
  • Only those that purchased tickets in 2011 will get this opportunity.
  • These are the only dates to pre-purchase
  • All entries will be time/date stamped and calls will be returned in order of receipt within 24 hours for payment arrangement. 
  • You can request special seating but it will not be guaranteed until your call has been returned.
  • Your tickets will not be received until closer to the date of the event.
  • What is the Chute Club?  Upstairs will be open before the event and after the event.  There is a full cash bar, music and food available for purchase.  It’s where the party is but there are only a few passes available!  Chute Club passes will not get you downstairs to watch the event.

Pre-Purchase Tickets Prices:
$10      General Admission
$20      Box Seats
$15      Chute Club Passes
(after July 1st tickets can be purchased online which will include an additional fee.  Tickets will be on sale at the door the day of the event but for a higher dollar amount.)


For those submitting 4-H Recordbooks, you must turn have it turned in to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17th.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Texas Nature Challenge

The Texas Nature Challenge is sponsored by the Texas Forest Service and Texas AgriLife Extension. For information about this contest, please click on the link below


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Edible Gifts Workshop

 Edible Gifts Workshop on Thursday, June 9, 2011. (9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
$10.00 per participant.
Youth will learn to make cake balls, cake pops, brownie pops and oreo balls. The flyer is posted at http://www.travis4h.com

Email John at JJRiegler@ag.tamu.edu if you plan to participate.

Doodle for National 4-H Week Contest


one day 4-H 2011 Announced

What is one day in the life of a person?  For some it can be a difference of life of having something to eat, it could be having the blood donation for a car wreck or transfusion, or it could be just having someone to talk to.  One day does make a difference to thousands in our state!  On Saturday, October 8, 2011 the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program will host its 3rd annual day of community service, one day 4-H 2011.  Before your 4-H club wraps up before Summer form a committee and gather ideas for how you can make a difference on October 8th!

Texas 4-H Technology Team

Applications are now available from the Texas 4-H Technology Team website for 4-H members between the ages of 14 to 18 (and collegiate members) to apply for membership.  The Texas 4-H Technology Team focuses on the many ways that technology can be implemented into 4-H. The team conducts trainings for others, provides support to state-level events, and travels throughout the United States to participate in other 4-H experiences and opportunities.   Application deadline is September 1, 2011

State 4-H Volunteer Conference

The Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is sponsoring a statewide volunteer training on July 29-31, 2011, in San Antonio to prepare a new generation of 4-H volunteers to lead and instruct our members. This two and one-half day conference is set to be filled with quality educational workshops, in addition to an opening session featuring a dynamic motivational speaker and a state of the 4-H program address. 

Volunteers can register for the conference on 4-H CONNECT. Registration will be open until Monday, June 20th. The conference registration fee is $120 per person and includes the educational program, two meals, as well as three refreshment breaks. 

More information is available online at: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/volunteers/conference/volunteer_conference.php

Saturday, June 4, 2011

District 10 Mega Meeting

The District 10 Mega Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 27, 201 at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. This is the annual 4-H meeting with many different activities going on including:
  • Project Development Committee Meetings with training and officer elections
  • Concurrent workshops for volunteers and parents sponsored by District 10 VLAT
  • District 10 4‐H Council Business Meeting and Standing Committee Meetings
  • District 10 Volunteer Leaders Association Business Meeting
Who should attend? EVERYONE!!! The event is open to all 4-H members, volunteers, parents, and Extension
agents. There’s something for everyone so plan now to register and attend!

For more information, check out the flyer at travis4h.com  - look under the tab "4-H Events"

Nadine's Birthday Bash - Forever 39

Information below is provided by Shana, owner of the Good Luck Grill and daughter on Nadine

~*~ About the event ~*~
"My sweet momma lost her battle with lung cancer in August 2010. Nadine's Birthday Bash is an event to honor her memory, celebrate life, and continue a legacy by raising money in support of two of her favorite philanthropies that support the growth of character & imagination"

 ~*~ About Nadine ~*~
Nadine’s life is a testament to what living is all about! She brought vigor, joy, common sense and compassion to all she did. A person of extraordinary integrity and character, and someone to count on to give you the best advice and moral support.

When our family moved to Pflugerville in the 1970"s there was no library. As founding member of the Friends of the Pflugerville Community Library she was part of the group that worked tirelessly to change that.

Nadine was as an active 4-H leader in Travis County. She enjoyed working with 4-Her's... never missing a teachable moment. Part of her message was the importance of a great education. To help make college possible for local kids, she took an active role in raising money for the Travis County 4-H Scholarship.

Nadine's 39th Birthday Bash

Join us... Thursday, July 7th to honor my sweet momma!

~ 20% of Good Luck Grill's sales Donated to:
- Support for the Pflugerville Community Library
- Travis 4-H Scholarships

Thursday, June 2, 2011

2012 Turkey Order

If you plan to exhibit turkeys for the 2012 Travis County Youth Show, San Antonio Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show or the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, the orders are due to the Travis County Extension Office by July 6, 2011. Turkeys are $3.50 each and must order at least 10. The order form may be found on the travis4h.com website - look under the tab "4-H Livestock and Animal Information"

State 4-H Water Camp

A camp with a focus on water. Participate in field trips, projects, guest speakers, and learn about topics related to industrial, municipal, home, agriculture and recreational water use.

For more information check out our website:
Or call Texas AgriLife Extension Service:
(432)943-2682 / 943-4112

A flyer is posted at travis4h.com, look under " 4-H Events or ask Cory for more information.