The Dust Bunnies met on November 13, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. We worked on decorating our wreath that we are donating for the Festival of Trees. Members present were Hannah Long, Ira Dempsey, Marquette Cassinelli, Kalli Raabe, Ryleigh Raabe and Kadence Cooney. Submitted by Marquette Cassinelli.

The Dust Bunnies met on December 5, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. We had a new member join us, so we went over introductions and learned new things about each other. We talked about different ways that we can participate in community service projects and talked about a few ideas. We colored rabbit pictures too. Members present were Ava Dafoe, Bo Dafoe, Ali Alaguz, Ira Dempsey, Ava Zebroski, Hannah Long, Marquette Cassinelli, Conscious Stettler and Nathan Stettler. Submitted by Ava Zebroski.

The Power Paws club met on November 13, 2017 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Today club members worked with their dogs on sits, downs, loose leash walking and learning to stay until called. We also worked on crate training. Members present were Marilyn James, Emma Fretwell, Kaid Sanchez, Ananoel Miller, Rory Leflar and Savannah Foley. Submitted by leader, Shaylee Robertson.

The Power Paws club met on November 20, 2017 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. We worked on crate training with our dogs and also worked on the stay command with our dogs. Members present were Emma Fretwell, Marilyn James, Kaid Sanchez and Ananoel Miller. Submitted by leader, Shaylee Robertson.

The Power Paws club met on November 27, 2017 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Today was craft day. We worked on making dog toys for our dogs. We went over some club information and reminders as well. Members present were Emma Fretwell, Kayden Yowell, Marilyn James, Mia Gerhard, Savannah Foley and Rory Leflar. Submitted by leader Shaylee Robertson.
The Power Paws club met on December 4, 2017 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. We went over the leash walking test and added three sits to it. We worked with our dogs on focusing on us when other dogs are around. Members present were Emma Fretwell, Savannah Foley, Kaid Sanchez, Ananoel Miller, Marilyn James, Rory Leflar, Reese Finlayson and Beau Finlayson. Submitted by leader Shaylee Robertson.

The Power Paws club met on December 11, 2017 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. We reviewed basic obedience commands and worked on showmanship with our dogs. Members present were Emma Fretwell, Mia Gerhard, Marilyn James, Rory Leflar, Savannah Foley, Reese Finlayson, Beau Finlayson and Ananoel Miller. Submitted by leader Shaylee Robertson.

The Power Paws met on December 18, 2017 in the Video Room. We had a craft day and we made dog blankets to go inside our dog crates. Each youth got to pick out their own blanket design and then work on putting them together for their dogs. Members present were Sarah Johnsen, Emma Fretwell, Reese Finlayson, Beau Finlayson, Rory Leflar and Mai Gerhard. Submitted by leader, Shaylee Robertson.

The Humboldt County Rocketry club still has room for new members. If you are interested in signing up for the club, stop by the Extension Office to enroll or contact Gary Robbins at 916-718-3786.

Here is a list of the club meetings for the 2017-2018 4-H year.

  • February 3 – Rocket Launch at the Sand Dunes
  • March 3 – Rocket Launch at the Sand Dunes
  • April 7 – Construction Meeting (Methodist Church)
  • April 28 – Rocket Launch at the Sand Dunes
  • May 19 – Rocket Launch at the Sand Dunes
  • June 9 – Rocketry Competition

All meetings will be held at 10:00 a.m. All rocket launches will be held at the sand dunes, north of town, on Hwy. 95. Construction meetings will be at the United Methodist Church, 138 W. Winnemucca Blvd. Our final rocket launch will be a competition with categories to include high-altitude, spot landing and egg lofting.

The Pampered Pigs Cavy club met on December 13, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. We elected officers for our club. Each club officer will have a cloverbud that will shadow them in their position for the club year. President is Lena Blanthorn with Amy Blanthorn. Vice President Taylor Clark with Taylor Beristain. Treasurer is Nathan Stettler with MariJayne Beristain and Secretary is Jason Sage with Tristan Beristain. The club has decided to meet on the same day as rabbits and will start their meetings around 5 p.m. We received binders for our club paperwork and project sheets. Members present were Nathan Stettler, Jason Sage, Lena Blanthorn, Taylor Clark, Amy Blanthorn, Taylor Beristain, Tristan Beristain, MaryiJayne Beristain and Conscious Stettler. Submitted by Conscious Stettler.

The Oven Warriors met on November 14, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. Leader Lorna called the meeting to order. Pledges were recited by Elizabeth and Savannah. We did introductions and elected officers. President is Savannah Foley, Vice President is Elizabeth Toepfer, Treasurer is Alia Novi and Secretary is Conscious Stettler. Members present were Savannah Foley, Nate Stettler, Alia Novi, Elizabeth Toepfer and Alex Toepfer. Submitted by Conscious Stettler.

The Oven Warriors met on November 28, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. Savannah called the meeting to order. Pledges were recited by Elizabeth and Alex. Minutes from the last meeting were read by Conscious. Elizabeth made a motion to approve the minutes as read and Alia seconded the motion. The minutes were approved as read. The treasurer reported that the club has a zero balance. We made peanut butter cups and polka dot macaroons for our cooking project today. Members present were Nathan Stettler, Alex Toepfer, Alia Novi, Elizabeth Toepfer, Savannah Foley and Conscious Stettler. Submitted by Conscious Stettler.

The Oven Warriors met on December 12, 2017 in the 4-H Kitchen. We cooked shortbread cookies for our cooking project today. Members present were Savannah Foley, Nathan Stettler and Conscious Stettler. Submitted by Conscious Stettler.

The Oven Warriors met on January 9, 2018 in the 4-H Kitchen. Savannah called the meeting to order. Pledges were recited by Nathan and Elizabeth. Minutes were read by Conscious and approved and seconded by Elizabeth and Alia. We had a guest come to check out the club today. We cooked muffin tin quiche cups and peanut butter chocolate bars. Members present were Savannah Foley, Nathan Stettler, Alia Novi, Elizabeth Toepfer, Alex Toepfer, guest Corbin and Conscious Stettler. Submitted by Conscious Stettler.

Save the date! The 4-H State Volunteer Forum has been rescheduled for March 16-18, 2018. The event will be held at the Circus, Circus in Reno. More information and registration information will be sent to 4-H volunteers and teen youth via email in the coming weeks. This event will be a fun, informative and interactive training for all 4-H volunteers and teen youth leaders.

Save the date! On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Nevada 4-H will hosting a blended learning opportunity for all youth, ages 13-19 around the topic of Civil Dialogue. The event is called “Setting the Table for Civility” and will be held via interactive video from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Humboldt County Extension Office in the Video Room. This event is being hosted by the State 4-H Citizenship Committee and presenters for the event will be from many areas around the state. Please see the flyer attached with this newsletter for more information. There will be a potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. This will be a required conference for all 4-H State and County Ambassadors. There is no cost for this conference and we hope that you will join us for this event. To sign up for the conference or for more information, contact the Extension Office at 623-6304.

The National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Citizenship, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation and the world. National 4-H Conference delegates engage in personal development experience that increase their knowledge, resources and skills while they discuss topics affecting youth and 4-H programming nationwide. Delegates not only learn while at the conference: they are empowered to create positive social change in their communities and have the opportunity to practice and apply their skills in a real-world setting. Delegates choose an important societal topic and in round table groups prepare a briefing. During the conference, the groups present their briefing to federal officials around the Washington, DC area. Who can attend: 4-H youth that are between 15 (by January 1, 2018) and 19. The cost of the trip for both youth and adult chaperones is $1,500. This includes registration, airfare, and ground transportation. This does not include travel day meals and Capitol Hill Day meals. Registration forms and a $500 deposit are due to the State 4-H Office by February 9, 2018. The remaining balance will be due by April 1, 2018. Registration forms are available at the Humboldt County Extension Office or via email upon request. Registrations and deposit will be due to the County Office by February 5, 2018 in order to give us time to get all of the information mailed to the State 4-H Office by the February 9th deadline. If you have questions, contact the Extension Office at 623-6304.

The following State 4-H Events will be held throughout 2018. The dates are being provided early so that everyone is aware of when these State 4-H events will be taking place:

  • 4-H State Volunteer Forum – March 16-18, 2018, Circus, Reno, NV.
  • Citizenship Teen Event – March 10, 2018, Interactive Video at your local Extension Office. *See information in this newsletter.
  • State 4-H Livestock judging/Skillathon/Quiz Bowl
  • Contests – April 21-22, 2018, Elko, NV.
  • State 4-H Shooting Sports Match – September 29, 2018, Las Vegas, Clark County Shooting Sports Park.
  • State 4-H Camp Gala Event – October 27, 2018, 4-H Camp at Lake Tahoe.

    More information will be provided as details for these events are worked out. Keep an eye out for updates!