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!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Support 4-H at BootBarn!

     Two new BootBarn stores are opening in Tarrant County on Thursday, November 5. ( There will be one in the Alliance area and one in the Arlington area. )
     The great news is that they are willing to make a donation to Tarrant County 4-H when the purchaser presents one of the attached flyers.
     If we have some youth who would like to set up a booth and distribute flyers to customers, that would increase sales (and the resulting donation). So, if you are interested, let Ms. Cindy know and we will provide the display items for you.
     Other ways that you can help would include sending the flyer and information to people you know…… And, of course, take the flyer with you if you plan to shop at BootBarn on November 5.

Monday, October 26, 2015

County Council Costume Extravaganza TONIGHT!!!

Hello, my lovely 4-Her's!

Tonight, the County Council officers would like to invite you to our October County Council Meeting!  This is a great meeting to invite friends to, because it is one of our most fun meetings of the fall!  Join us for costumed fun, games, an awesome presentation by one of our 4-H members, and more!
We invite everyone to wear a costume of any sort - homemade, store-bought, bed sheet, or otherwise!  Please nothing scary, inappropriate, or evil!!!  I will have a prize for anyone that shows up in a awesome costume!!!
Our meeting begins at 6:30 at the 5th floor of the Extension Building in Downtown Fort Worth.  I hope to see you there!

~Amanda :)
2015-2016 County Council President

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Meet the Tarrant County 2015-16 Officers!

Tarrant County 4-H Announces
County Officers

For Immediate Release………                                                                                  October 9, 2015


Amanda Roach - Tarrant County 4-H President.  Ms. Roach, a high school senior, is ecstatic to be serving her County as President!  In her 10+ years with 4-H, she has held numerous roles at the club level, including President and Secretary.  Her 4-H projects include Recreation, Leadership, Health, Food & Nutrition, and Clothing & Textiles.  In her free time, Ms. Roach enjoys crocheting and reading.  Her personal motto is ‘The Sky is the Limit.  Your Sky, Your Limit’.

Patton Maynard, Tarrant County 4-H Vice President.  Mr. Maynard, a high school senior has been a 4-H member for over eight years. Mr. Maynard has served his club in various leadership roles including:  Secretary/Treasurer, Reporter and County Delegate.  In addition, he has previously served at the county level as the Secretary/Treasurer.  His projects include Communication/ Expressive Arts and Rabbits.

Christopher Bolash, Tarrant County 4-H Secretary.  Mr. Bolash, a high school senior, is in his fourth year as a 4-Her.  His leadership roles have included Secretary and Vice President for his club.  His project interests revolve around Communication/Expressive Arts and Photography.  Currently employed part-time, Mr. Bolash is a dual-enrollment student at the local community college.  He credits his 4-H experiences for these opportunities.

Dalton York, Tarrant County District 4-H Delegate.  Mr. York, a high school senior, has been involved in 4-H most of his life.  His leadership roles include mentoring fellow 4-Hers with their pursuit of goal accomplishment in the lamb and goat show rings.  In addition, Mr. York has led numerous showmanship clinics in the areas of lamb and goat.  He also attained a personal goal by winning the Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) All-Around Lamb Showman in 2014-2015.

Seth Chapman, Tarrant County Parliamentarian.  Mr. Chapman, in his fifth year with 4-H, is a high school junior.  In addition to his current county leadership role, he also holds the offices of President and Treasurer for two of his clubs.  Mr. Chapman has won various awards in his 4-H career.  His project interests include Natural Resources, Shooting Sports, and Personal Development in Finance.  

Kathryn Kozak, Tarrant County Reporter.  Ms. Kozak is in her eighth year with 4-H.  A high school senior, she has served as a Teen Assistant and Council Delegate for her club.  Her project interests include Horticulture and Shooting Sports.

Monday, September 28, 2015

September County Council Meeting

Hello, Tarrant County 4-Her's!

Tonight is our County Council Meeting!  We will have snacks, play a fun game, and get to watch a super cool program called "So You Think You Can Dance" led by Katie Womble!
The fun starts at 6:30 at the County Extension Office, and for the adult leaders in your club, the Adult Leader Association Meeting begins at 7:15.
Hope to see everyone there!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Trinity Trash Bash, September 19, 8 – 11 AM, Party After!

The Trinity Trash Bash is a great way to meet people in your club and other clubs while having fun AND getting in some community service time.  What could be better?  T-Shirt orders are due September 6th, and they are FREE!  Your club will turn in an order as a club, so be sure to tell your club manager or Trash Bash coordinator ASAP if you will be there.  Lunch will be provided for all workers at the Party, plus door prizes, freebies, games, and music from KISS FM.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

County Council Officers invite YOU to our first meeting!

Hello, everybody!

My name is Amanda Roach and I am the 2015-2016 Tarrant County 4-H Council President.  The County Council officers and I would like to invite you each to join us tomorrow night (Monday) at the County Extension Building in Downtown Fort Worth at 6:30 PM.
We will provide snacks, play a really fun game, and even have a mock Food Challenge competition, courtesy of the Groovy Gourmets Food Challenge team.
This is a great way to get involved at the County Level and be informed of all 4-H has to offer.  All 4-Her's are encouraged to attend, and we are sure to have a great time tomorrow night!
Hope to see everybody there!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"4-H is so Much More!" - Christopher B.

One of my club members recently shared his 4-H testimony with me:

"One of the things we learn in 4H is photography.  I have been into photography since 2011. I didn't know much about photography over the years but I wanted to learn more this past year.  So I looked into 4H and what they have to offer. I found books that the county office can lend out and I started from there. I decided to start a photography project through my 4H Club. I led 3 classes teaching the basics of photography such as the Rule of Thirds, shadows and sharpness.  Also, I found out that 4H holds club, county, district and state contests where you can win awards and prizes.  So 4H isn't all about livestock, it offers so much more like it offered photography to me. 

So get out there and find your interests in 4H!"

4-H has a lot to offer to anyone, no matter what your interests are!  Get involved and find your 'thing'!

Have a 4-H testimony to share?  Send it to me and it might get featured on the Blog!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

County Council Meeting, Graduating Senior Night, Elections, oh my!

Hello, everyone!

Tonight is the last County Council meeting of the year, which means it is Graduating Senior night and Elections!  Be sure to come and check out what our Seniors have been up to and vote for our upcoming Council officers
We have an ALA meeting tonight, as well, so we'll all be as busy as bees!  The fun starts at 6:30 at the Downtown Extension Building.

Hope to see everyone there!