Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Upcoming December 2017 Reminders

We hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving Break and are getting excited for Show & Contest Season!  Today is a little bittersweet as we celebrate our favorite 4-H Administrative Assistant, John, and wish him a happy retirement.  His official last day with us will be tomorrow; he will be here until 2:00 PM.  Our lovely front desk Administrative Assistant, Julissa, will be helping us out a little as we transition through December and post John’s position.  *sniffle* With that in mind, please be patient with our office through this transition and we’ll let you know of any updates! 

TCYS Reminders
  • Bake Goods Entries – another reminder that recipes must be submitted online by tonight at 5pm! This form will come down at this time and there will be no option for exhibitors to submit past 5pm. 

  • Poultry Pick-ups will be Friday, December 1, 2017 
    • Location: Lanier High School (1201 Payton Gin Rd) at the back of the school, nearest to the Ag Shop. 
    • Time: 3pm-7pm
    • Please remember to bring your own boxes for transportation. TCYS representatives will be there and will write down wing band numbers for our reference. 

Major Show Entries
  • ·        We are putting the final touches on entering everything online and getting the physical copies postmarked
  • ·        We are going to do another deposit next week; there are a couple of people who overpaid for entries, so we will be processing their refunds.  Please be patient with us since we won’t have John to make this as efficient as usual
  • ·        We’ll send out more reminders to youth entered in contests to bring their indemnity forms the day of the contests as we get closer  to the shows

Tour Guide Opportunities

District 10 Roundup
  • ·        The District 10 office is processing through entries and finalizing volunteer schedules at this time
  • ·        I am sending out a couple of emails for individuals who need to resubmit their entries so we can assist the District with this
  • ·        Once everything is finalized, I will send out emails to volunteers and reminders for parents next week
  • ·        Agents will be out of the office to facilitate the District 10 Roundup December 7th - 9th

College Tips with Collegewise – we have a presenter who is a college counselor and former 4-H’er providing a workshop on building resumes and navigating the college application and scholarship process at 6:30 PM on Monday, December 4th, at the Extension Office.  Please let us know you are coming by signing up here.  More information is available at:

As a reminder, our 4-H Agent, Mellanie, will be out of the office November 30th through December 6th for meetings and a family event.  She’ll be checking her emails periodically, but may not be able to respond immediately.  Once she gets back to town on December 6th, she’ll be following up on items and preparing to go to Kerrville December 7th - 9th to assist at the District 10 Roundup.

Below is a list of upcoming opportunities and links to more information:


Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 11/29 TCYS Youth Fair Recipes due online by 11:59 PM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 NA John's retirement lunch at the Extension Office
Friday, December 01, 2017 12/1 San Antonio School Tour Sign-ups due
Thursday, November 30 - December 6 NA Mellanie out of the office - will periodically check emails and send reminders
Monday, December 4 NA College Admission Tips with Collegewise - 6:30 PM at the Extension Office 
Saturday, December 02, 2017 NA Rabbit Showmanship Clinic at Akins High School 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 16, 2017 TBA Rabbit Validation - Hendrickson HS - Hamann Agriculture Complex  9:30 a to 1p
Monday, December 18, 2017 NA Travis County 4-H Photography Workshop - 6:30 PM at the Extension 


Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Friday, December 8-9, 2017 11/9 District 10 Fall Roundup Events - be sure to see the contest changes! Reg. starts 10/24
Friday, February 02, 2018 1/22 - 2/1 District 10 Photography Contest (in 4-H CONNECT)
Thursday, April 19-21, 2018 TBA District 10 Spring Roundup Events - be sure to see the contest changes!


Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Saturday, December 02, 2017 TBA Coastal Bend Classic Clinic & Show
Saturday, December 02, 2017 TBA Guadalupe County Sumo-Bot Contest
Saturday, December 16, 2017 11/18 2017 Coryell County 4-H Jackpot Show
Saturday, December 16, 2017 12/16 Winterfest Extravaganza - Moore County (Dumas) 
Friday, January 5-7, 2018 12/22 Teen Retreat at the Brownwood Center 
Saturday, January 6-7, 2018 12/17 West Region 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training (San Angelo)
Saturday, March 03, 2018 12/22 2017-2018 Gear Robotics Participation 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10/23 Youth in Action Awards Ceremony in Washington DC
April 1-15, 2017 4/15 State Texas 4-H Photography Contest Rules & Guidelines 

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