Dear DFC Families, February 2020
Hello! Our second meeting is tonight, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00pm. We will meet in the Showalter Room in the ECCC Building. We will start registration at 6:45pm. Program for the evening will be presented by Dr. Kolberg from Milford Animal Clinic . If you have not paid your club dues yet, please come prepared to take care of this. Dues are $10/member. It goes up $1.00 at the March meeting. If you wish to pay by check, please make it payable to: Dairy Feeder Calf Club.
Remember the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Program that is required for completion of your project? All 4-H members who are enrolled in Dairy Feeder have to complete the program every year in order to show at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair and or the Indiana State Fair. There are several dates and times to choose from. This training needs to be completed by May 15, 2020!!!! You can either complete this online ($12) or In-person training ($3). Registrations for both online and In-person training will need to be competed at http://yqca.org. You must preregister to participate in the IN-Person training. If you have any questions on this, please contact Robert Kelly in the extension office.
Are you selling geraniums?!?!?! This is an excellent fundraiser for the club and the 4-H program. For each geranium we sell, our club will receive $0.25 back as a sales reward and $1.50 for each hanging basket we sell. Geraniums will be selling for $1.25 per plant again this year. They will be available in red, white and pink colors. Hanging baskets are selling for $15/each. Orders and money are due NO LATER than April 6th to Jodi Evans. Pickup of flowers is on April 22nd at the fairgrounds from 3-6pm. Mail all orders and money to: Jodi Evans, PO Box 416, Bristol, IN 46507. Any checks need to be made out to DFFC. Each member is asked to sell one flat of geraniums (18 plants) for stall request forms to be honored.
Club Officers were elected at our January meeting. Your 2019 Club officers are: Andrew Lengacher, Keaton Kitson, Grace Brenneman, Grace Caffee and Megan Miller. Congratulationsl!!
See you tonight!
Your DFC Leaders
Dear 4-Her’s and DFC Families,
Welcome to another fun and exciting year of 4-H!! Our first meeting is this Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00pm. We will be meeting in the Showalter Room in the ECCC Building at the fairgrounds. Registration starts at 6:45pm. Watch your local television stations for cancellation if the weather is bad. Also, check your email, text messages or the website.
The program for the evening will consist of basic club information and stations. The stations will be cover crossbreds, feed/bedding, rules/updates, and health/vaccinations/what to look for. We also plan to elect club officers. We will be electing our president, vice president, secretary, and treasure. If you are interested or know someone that is interested in being an officer, please come to the meeting and get your name on the ballot. Please contact a leader if for some reason, you are unable to make it to the meeting, but would like to be added to the ballot.
Club dues are $10 per 4-Her if paid at the January or February meetings. Dues go up by $1 each month after February. $11 if paid in March. $12 if paid in April. $13 if paid in May. $14 if paid in June. $15 if paid in July. You will not be able to draw your auction order number at the May weigh in until your dues are paid. If you do not draw a number at the May weigh in, you are automatically put at the end of the auction order. Checks or cash. Checks can be made out to DFC.
Adult 4-H Leaders:
Organizational Leader: Ken Metzler
Assistant Leaders: Lydell Troyer, Tim Stutsman, Dale Miller, Jodi Evans, Brandi Kitson, Brad Morehouse,
Erica Brenneman, Bridget Hunter
Advisory Board Members:
President: Dave Hahn
Vice President: Jason Dunlap
Recording Secretary: John Rassie
Treasurer: Jodi Evans
Members: Steve Miller, Ashley Lambright, Reba Goshert, Leah Bigler, Earl Yoder, Matt Hilty
We will be using the club website to post important information throughout the year. It will serve as a good tool to look up club information.
Website: www.dairyfeedercalfclub.com Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To receive DFC updates via text messages, text @dfcc17 to the number 81010.
If you receive this newsletter and you are not going to participate in the DFC club this year, PLEASE let us know. Thank You and we hope to see everyone on the 16th!
Your DFC Leaders
2020 DFC Club Meeting Dates: All meetings begin at 7:00p.m., unless otherwise noted.
January 16: ECCC Building (Showalter Room)
February 20: ECCC Building (Showalter Room)
March 19: ECCC Building (Showalter Room)
April 16: Home & Family Arts Building
May 2: 7:00am-10:30am Weigh In & Auction Number Draw, DFC Barn
May 21: Beef/Dairy Arena
June 18: Worknight/Clean up Barn & Concession Stand
July 21: Dairy Feeder Calf Barn, all paperwork due and passes handed out
July 24-Aug 1: 2020 Elkhart County 4-H Fair
August 16: @5:30pm, DFC Achievement Banquet at Clinton Frame Church