Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fans in the Stands!

Tarrant County 4-H cheered for contestants participating in the Special Olympics at UTA's Maverick Stadium on April 8. 2016.  Volunteering in our community is an important part of 4-H!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

County Council and ALA Meetings tonight!

Hello, everyone!  

The County Council resumes tonight, and we have an awesome night planned!  In addition to yummy snacks, a fantastic community service project, and fun committee meetings, we will also get to enjoy not one but TWO programs tonight on subjects like "Crochet" and "Be Smart About Your Heart"!  We will also be playing the awesome team building game "Tic Tac Relay", but you'll have to come to find out what it's all about!

And for the adults, tonight we have our Bi-Monthly ALA meeting which will begin at 7:15.

Our meetings are open to all Tarrant County 4-Her's, from Clover Kids to Seniors, and are held on the 5th Floor of the County Extension Office.  The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30, so we encourage everyone to get there a few minutes early so they have time to make themselves comfortable and talk to other 4-Her's from all over the county!

We hope to see everyone there!

~Amanda Roach
2015-16 County Council President 

Monday, February 22, 2016

County Council Meeting Tonight!

Hello, everyone!
Tonight is our February County Council Meeting!  We will have yummy snacks, a presentation on 'The Life of a Batboy', we will play 'Tightrope Walkers', and afterwards we will play fun Leadership games as we work towards our goal for 4th H is for Health! :)
All 4-H members are invited to come, no matter your age, club, or officer position (Or lack thereof!)
I hope to see everyone there!

~Amanda Roach
2015-16 County Council President

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Walk Across Texas Update!

Hello, everyone!  Walk Across Texas is currently going strong!  Here are our current statistics:
We have 4 clubs currently participating with over 20 members making an effort to improve their health.  
Of the miles I have received, since February 1st, 271.35 miles have been reported, totaling over 15,000 calories burned!  That 271 miles is just about the distance from El Paso (Farthest town west in Texas!) to Odessa (Not nearly as west!)  It would take about 4 hours to drive that far!
Great job, everyone!  Remember to continue sending me updates from your team, and feel free to join in at any time if your club has not started yet!
Your challenge for this week is, in addition to the 30 minutes of exercise a day, make an effort to drink 8 glasses (2 liters!) of water each day.  Doing this will help you to stay hydrated in this lovely February heat!
So what are you waiting for?  You have miles to go walk!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Walk Across Texas Week One!

Hello, Walkers, Joggers, Dancers, Boxers, Bikers, Skaters, Skippers, and all others!  

Walk Across Texas began on Monday, so I hope you've all been up and active!  Now that we're in full swing, please remember to be totaling up your miles every day using the handy dandy calculator ( and then on Sunday you will send your totals from Week One to your Team Captain!  It's that easy!
And remember, it only takes about 30 minutes of activity 5 times a week to achieve the goal!  And you don't even have to just walk!  
For example, today I walked my dog (2.5 Miles) and played 30 Minutes of the Just Dance Wii Game (3.65 Miles), for a total of 6.15 Miles today.  If I continue this routine every day this week, by Sunday I could send to my Team Captain (Me!) that I had 'Walked' 43.05 miles for Week One.  If I did that every week of the challenge, by the end I would have a whopping 344.4 Miles!  Almost half the distance across Texas!

Your challenge this week is to be active in some way at least 30 minutes a day.  This could include Walking, Jogging, Biking, Boxing/Karate, Gardening, Sports, playing active Video Games (Such as Just Dance or sports games), taking a Zumba class, or anything else that makes you sweat!

And remember, if your 4-H club wasn't able to begin with us on Monday, don't worry about it!  Start at any time, just be sure to shoot me an e-mail with the names of those participating and your start date.  I'll check back in with your team each week of the challenge to see how y'all are doing!
So what are you waiting for?  Go get some miles in!


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Walk Across Texas Begins February 1st!

The distance from one end of Texas to the other is 830 Miles.  Though if I told you to stop what you're doing right now and walk those 830 miles, you'd probably say 'No Way!', that's exactly what this challenge is asking you to do!  
The challenge does make the task a bit easier than that; you can participate on a TEAM of up to 7 other 4-Her's (8 max per team,) and you have 8 weeks to complete the challenge.  Sounds easier now?  If each member on a team of 8 got up and walked for 30 minutes a day five days a week, you WILL complete the challenge.  Last year, my club had a team of 7 Senior-level members that completed the challenge in THREE WEEKS!!!  Though exhausting, it is possible!
You can also get the adults in your club involved, as well as family members that are not in 4-H!  We're not picky, we just want everyone to be healthy!
If your club is interested, please send me an e-mail with the following: 

Club Name/Team Name (Be creative with Team Names!)
Team Captain: Jane Doe - Age 17 (Best way to contact?)
Member One: John Doe - Age 12
Member Two: Jim Doe - Age 16
Member Three: Jen Doe - Age 11
Member Four: Jack Doe - Age 16
Member Five: Joe Doe - Age 14
Member Six: Bob Doe - Age Adult
Member Seven: None

Remember, your team does not have to have eight total members, that's just the maximum!  Your club can have as many teams as you'd like!  Also, a Team Captain's job is to encourage other team members then gather their miles each week (While also participating in the challenge!) so it can be adult or 4-Her with this job!
Here is the website with more information, along with a calculator that allows you to convert time doing other activities (Dancing, Skating, Boxing, Gardening, etc.) into miles you can use in the challenge:
The challenge begins for Tarrant County on February 1st, which is only a few days away, so please let me know ASAP if your club will be participating!  I will send all Team Captains further instructions this weekend :)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!


Monday, January 25, 2016

County Council Meeting Tonight!

Calling all Tarrant County 4-Her's!  Are you interested in any of the Healthy Lifestyles projects?  Wanna learn about upcoming 4-H events?  Or maybe you just want to meet new friends and play fun games?  Well I've got a meeting for you!

Tonight at 6:30 on the 5th Floor of the County Extension building is when the fun begins!  Join us for delicious snacks, play the 'Popsicle Stick Challenge', learn about 'Health Habits' from one of our State Healthy Lifestyles Ambassadors (Me!), and stay for a Line Dance class afterwards!  We will also be kicking off the County '4th H is for Health' challenge and learning about Walk Across Texas!!!

This meeting is open to all 4-Her's in Tarrant County, and the County Council Officers and I would like to break our record for attendance this year, but we need your help to make it happen!  This meeting is sure to be tons of fun, so feel free to invite your friends to join us!

And adults, remember that tonight we have an ALA meeting that you don't want to miss!

I hope to see everyone there!!!

~Amanda Roach
2015-16 County Council President

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Voyage 4-H is 'Making' More than 'The Best Better'!

Voyage 4-Her's have been hard at work!  Club members have had so much fun with the Home Depot workshops in which they have been participating. They have been making different things such as a decorative shelf, a wooden pumpkin basket, a mosaic mirror, and a hanging wooden stocking.  Club members have also won door prizes and gotten to take some projects home.  Great job, guys!!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

County Council Meeting TONIGHT!!!

Hello, everyone!

The County Council Officers and I would like to invite each of you to our November County Council Meeting.  We had a fantastic turn-out last month and we would love to keep that trend going!  
Tonight we will get to learn about fun upcoming activities, play some fun games, and listen to a program about being a Fun Leader!  Sounds like a lot of Fun, right? :)
The fun begins at 6:30 tonight at the Downtown Extension Building.  All 4-H members are invited to attend!  
Afterwards we will have snacks and committee meetings, plus the ALA meeting, so be sure to stick around!

I hope to see lots of faces - new and old - there! :D

Amanda Roach
Tarrant County 4-H 2015-16 President

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

4-H Fun!

Who says business meetings have to be 'boring'?  Voyage 4-H club is really pledging their Health to a Better Living at their club meeting each month!  Between playing 'Hula Hoop Twist' as an icebreaker, making homemade jump ropes (And having a competition at their meeting!), and playing 4-Square in the parking lot after the meeting, these 4-Her's really know how to have fun!