09/25/2020 4-H Email Blast: General Updates, Community Service, & Validation Tag Order Reminders

INFORMATION IN THIS EMAIL BLAST (IN ORDER)

  • EMAIL BLAST SWITCHING TO 4-H CONNECT ACTIVE ENROLLMENT LIST:
  • SOCIAL MEDIA & CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES:
  • NATIONAL 4-H WEEK: October 4-10, 2020
  • LIVESTOCK VALIDATION TAG REMINDERS:
  • WE FINALLY HAVE A DROP BOX!!!:

Howdy and Happy Friday!

We hope you all are having a fantastic week and enjoying the rain and cooler weather we’ve been having!  We wanted to touch base with you on a couple of things as we move into the weekend.  We are working on getting more opportunities up and going for everyone this year – please stay tuned for more details on those opportunities next week!  In the meantime, check out the updates we have below and have a relaxing weekend!

EMAIL BLAST SWITCHING TO 4-H CONNECT ACTIVE ENROLLMENT LIST:

  • Starting October 1, 2020, we are going to be switching over to using the 4-H CONNECT Active enrollment list to send out the email blasts
  • Please make sure that you get re-enrolled for the new 4-H year to keep receiving information (https://tx.4honline.com/)

SOCIAL MEDIA & CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES:

  • There are a couple of options for families who would like more reminders sent to their email inbox or to see a calendar of activities!
  • Blog: http://bastrop4h.blogspot.com/
    • We post all updates, even email blasts, and flyers to the blog as we receive them
    • You can subscribe to the blog to have posts sent in email form to you as they are posted!
    • To subscribe:
      • Go to the blog and enter your email address in the “Follow by Email” box in the upper left hand corner of the page and click “Submit”
      • When the FeedBurner box comes up be sure to check the box to verify that you’re not a robot!
      • You’ll get a confirmation email and receive updates as we post!
  • Calendar: https://bastrop.agrilife.org/calendar/
    • We post our activities (and those we receive) to the calendar on our webpage!
    • Click on events to see details or registration information
    • You can even export the events to your calendar or print them!

NATIONAL 4-H WEEK: October 4-10, 2020

  • Overview of National 4-H Week & One Day 4-H
    • For over 100 years, 4‑H has inspired families, shaped careers, and impacted communities. On October 4-10, 2020 we want your help celebrating the impact of 4‑H during National 4‑H Week.  Here are some ideas to do that:
      • Get involved in the Texas 4-H social media challenges!
      • Wear your 4-H gear around town!
      • Share your 4-H story with people! (we’re happy to share your stories on our social media, too!)
      • Send a thank you note to a 4-H leader!
    • One Day 4-H is the official culminating day for National 4-H Week and allows Texas 4-H to see just how big of an impact 4-H members can make in one day.  This event allows 4-H members, parents, and volunteers to interact with and help their communities through service projects. The official date is October 10, 2020.
  • County Council One Day 4-H Community Service Activity:
    • The County 4-H Council has decided that it would like to have everyone make fabric face masks in youth and adult sizes to donate to the local schools as their One Day 4-H Community Service Projects.  If you would like to participate in this activity, please make and turn in your masks to the County Extension Office by Friday, October 9th.  We’ll work on distributing them to the school districts that following Monday!
    • Mask Patterns and tutorials:

LIVESTOCK VALIDATION TAG REMINDERS:

  • Major Lamb, Goat, & Heifer Tags: Last Call
  • Swine Tags: Accepting Late Tags
    • We are accepting late tag orders until 10/14/20
    • Validation Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (starting at 5:00 PM – time slot required; more information will be sent out to those who purchase tags)
    • 2 Options to Purchase Tags:

WE FINALLY HAVE A DROP BOX!!!:

  • After much waiting, we were finally able to purchase and install a new drop box!
  • The new drop box is to the right of the FRONT door if you need to drop anything off after business hours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mellanie L. Mickelson
Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

 

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