Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Walk Across Texas - Going Strong!

Walk Across Texas is an 8-Week challenge to get youth and adults up and walking the entire distance of Texas - 830 Miles!

We have 10 Teams completing the challenge in our county, for a total of approximately 80 Youth and Adults.

The program also promotes healthy eating, staying hydrated, proper hygiene, and learning about Health!

If you are interested in finding out more about this challenge or other Healthy Lifestyles projects Tarrant County is participating in, please e-mail tarrantyouthcouncil@gmail.com .  I'd be more than happy to help your club become the healthiest it can be!

So cheer on your clubmates or other teams in the county...it's a big challenge, but more than worth it!

~Amanda

Monday, February 16, 2015

2014-2015 Tarrant County Officers and Ambassadors

2014-2015
Tarrant County 4-H Announces
County Officers & Ambassador Team


Samantha Mares - Tarrant County 4-H President and Tarrant County Ambassador.  Ms. Mares, an Arlington resident and high school senior, has been part of 4-H for six years.  Currently serving as Secretary at the club-level, she also participates on the Tarrant County Youth Council Board, and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Tedx Youth at Fort Worth project.  A recipient of the Danforth 4-H award, Ms. Mares’ projects include Wildlife Conservation and Public Speaking.  She plans to major in Wildlife and Fisheries and minor in Agricultural Communications at Texas A&M University.

Katie Womble - Tarrant County 4-H Vice President and Tarrant County Ambassador.  Ms. Womble, a high school junior and a resident of Keller, has been a 4-H member for seven years.  Currently serving as 2nd Vice President at the club-level, she has held numerous other officer roles through the years.  While Ms. Womble’s leadership activities consume a great deal of time, her other interests include Clothing and Textiles.  However, her real passion lies in the Communication/Expressive Arts where she hopes to pursue a career.

Amanda Roach - Tarrant County 4-H Secretary.  In her 10+ year 4-H career, Ms. Roach, a high school junior, has held various 4-H leadership roles at both the club level and the Tarrant County level.  Ms. Roach, a North Richland Hills resident, received the 2014 4-H Gold Star award and won Grand Champion in the Sewing Division at 2014 Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show.  While involved in many projects, her main projects are Health and Leadership.  Her dream profession is to become a voice-over actress for films or television.

Patton Maynard, Tarrant County District 4-H Delegate.  Mr. Maynard, a high school junior and member of the National Junior Honor Society, currently serves as President of his local club.  A Fort Worth resident and a 4-H member for 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.

Katy Bell, Tarrant County Reporter.  Ms. Bell, a high school senior, has been a 4-H member for five years.  She is a resident of Fort Worth.  Her leadership roles at the club-level have included 1st Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Council Delegate.  Her projects include Leadership and Food & Nutrition, where she has won numerous awards in the Cake Decorating category.  Ms. Bell plans to attend Tarleton State University next fall with an eye toward receiving her teaching degree.

Brandon DensonTarrant County 4-H Ambassador.  Mr. Denson, an Eagle Scout and recent high school graduate, is a resident of Fort Worth and has been a 4-H member for five years.  His leadership roles have included various officer roles within his local club:  1st Vice President, 3rd Vice President, and Teen Assistant.  Mr. Denson’s interests include Horticulture and Public Speaking.  He is currently pursuing an Associates of Business Management.  Mr. Denson plans to join the U.S. Marine Corps in the near future.

Lauren HamiltonTarrant County 4-H Ambassador.  Ms. Hamilton, a high school junior residing in Arlington, has been a 4-H member for five years.  Currently serving as Treasurer of her club, she has held numerous other leadership roles through the years.  In addition to her interest in the Clothing and Textile project, Ms. Hamilton self-leads a project in Photography where she has won numerous awards at the local, district and state levels.  She plans to complete her Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Psychology. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Straight Shooters 4-H Update

Straight Shooters 4-H just completed their Shotgun Project in shooting skeet and trap at Arlington Sportsmans Club, and three youth competed in the Trap Postal League.  On November 9, Straight Shooters held a Caring for your Firearm Workshop where participants learned how to care for and clean shotguns and .22 rifles.  As a community service project, this fall, they collected items for and assemble 25 Night Night bags to benefit homeless children. Their most recent Straight Shooter business meeting was Thursday, December 4, 2014 and they began their Archery project on December 7, 2014.
 Below are the pictures of the firearm cleaning workshop and the night night bags.
 

Monday, October 27, 2014

County County Costume Party tonight!

Hello, 4-Hers!

Quick last second reminder that tonight is County Council (Begins at 6:30 at the downtown office).  If you own a cool costume (Nothing inappropriate, immodest, or scary, of course), feel free to wear it tonight!  I know I will!

~Amanda

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Texas Wranglers - Food Challenge

In preparation for the upcoming 4-H Food Challenge contest, members of the Texas Wranglers 4-H Club participated in a cooking clinic, hosted at Brio.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Texas Wranglers 4-H - Getting Ready!

Members from Texas Wranglers 4-H Club joined the community in celebrating Southlake's homecoming by participating in the annual parade.

Monday, September 22, 2014

County Council Meeting TONIGHT!

Hey, everyone!  Just a reminder of the County Council Meeting tonight starting at 6:30 at the County Extension Office.  All 4-H members are invited to attend!  We will have snacks, an Icebreaker game, and a Program on Texas Brigades.  Afterwards there will be meetings for the Community Service Committee, Social Committee, and Ambassadors.

Hope to see you tonight!
~Amanda

Monday, August 25, 2014

County Council Meeting tonight!

Hey, everyone!  The Tarrant County 4-H Council would like to invite everyone to the first County Council meeting of this 4-H year!  Although Club Presidents and Council Delegates are required to come, any 4-H member may attend.
The meeting begins at 6:30 (Generally lasts under an hour), and we have our guest speaker of Katy Bell discussing Cake Decorating.
Just a note: There is NOT an ALA meeting tonight.
Hope to see everyone there!!!

~Amanda

Thursday, August 14, 2014

County Banquet 2014

Everyone had a fantastic time at this year's Western Themed County Banquet!  We had hay bales, cowboy hats, boots, and more!
It was a fantastic night, and we hope to see everyone participating even more throughout the rest of the year!  (Let's win back our trophy!!!)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Club Officer Training!

CALLING ALL UPCOMING CLUB OFFICERS!!!

The Annual Tarrant County 4-H Club Officer Training is coming up, and we want YOU to be there!

Date: August 4th
Time: 2-4 PM
Refreshments will be provided!
We will have fun with Teambuilding Games, learning from County Council officers, getting to know other officers throughout Tarrant County, and MORE!

Hope to see everyone there!!!