May 29, 2021
Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope everyone takes a moment to honor our Veterans who are no longer with us.
News and Updates:
ICE CREAM FLAVOR CONTEST: Our partner and friends down at Motley Moo Creamery in Anchorage tested the recipes that were submitted. They loved all of them, and they couldn't pick JUST ONE!! We have 2 winners of the contest! Please congratulate:
UAF officially moves to Phase C of COVID-19 response: while across the state, 4-H has had permission and been working with Phase C safety guidelines, it is now the official stance of UAF. What changes for you, is an easier process for having in-person meetings. No quiz or leader agreement needed. An approved mitigation plan is still required, but vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear face coverings. Adults who are unvaccinated and all youth under 12 still need to be wearing face coverings in all indoor 4-H activities and outdoors when a 6 foot social distance cannot be maintained. If your group has a mitigation plan already approved and in place, no need to re-submit another plan, just use these updated guidelines for your activity. Any questions, please ask. If you are interested in meeting in-person, please head over to our webpage for guidance and links: alaska4h.org/current-covid-phase-c.html
Statewide 4-H At-Home Summer Camp Kits: Registration opens June 1 for being a part of this fun "camp". We have 4 great kits to hand out in June, July, August, and September. Please see the flyer below and head to THIS page for more info and how to sign up.
Shooting Sports Postal Match and Quiz Bowl Winners Announced! Please see the winners below and congratulate them on a JOB WELL DONE!!
Dates to keep an eye on:
Thursday 6/3 at 6:30pm is the Mat-Su/Copper River VLA (Volunteer Leaders Association) monthly meeting. This one will have to be via zoom, as I will be out of the office for a few days and cannot be at the farm. Zoom Meeting ID: 945 296 187. If an alternate site can be secured for in-person attendance, VLA will get the word out.
Thursday 6/3 at 7:00pm is the Mat-Su Livestock Committee monthly meeting. As with the VLA meeting at 6:30, this one will have to be via zoom, as I will be out of the office for a few days and cannot be at the farm. Zoom Meeting ID: 945 296 187. If an alternate site can be secured for in-person attendance, the Livestock Committee will get the word out.
Wednesday and Thursday 6/9 and 6/10: Rally Days at the Palmer Fairgrounds. More information and sign up coming.
Tuesday 6/15: Registration is due for Leggett's Livestock Clinic. Clinic is July 29-30. Information and registration form can be found HERE.
If you have a senior who graduated this spring, please email me a picture and a blurb about what their future plans are. I'd like to put together a nice collage to showcase their accomplishments and successes. Thanks!
We now have a new listserv for getting information out quickly and easily. I will be adding you all to the listserv. If you decide you want to unsubscribe, please just click the link at the bottom of the email. All emails posted to the list will be subject to approval, so try to keep the emails short and to the point and applicable to the entire district. The listserv address is: UAF-MSCR4HFamilies-Outreach@alaska.edu
As always, keep an eye on the calendar for up-to-date information on happenings in our 4-H District and Statewide. Let me know if you have anything you would like shared and I'll pop it into our next installment.
Have a great weekend everyone!