Great Year!

posted Aug 31, 2015, 12:01 PM by Jody Bea

The 2015 season has concluded!  Silver Star Stockmen 4-Hers rocked it this year at fair!  It was great to see new projects and see how each 4-Her handled their projects.  I saw some great things with our group.  Very proud of their efforts.  

Can't wait to see what next year hold!

2015 - The Start of a Great Year!

posted Feb 5, 2015, 11:40 AM by Jody Bea

It’s time to start digging into this year’s season.  I would like to have a meeting on February 22, 2015.  I don’t have a time yet as I know we are dealing with lots of crazy schedules including mine.  I will get that out soon.  Please let me know of any time conflicts you have on that day.  

Student Council (update):  If you are wanting to be  considered for a position on the Silver Star Stockmen Student council please be aware of some changes.  We would like you to submit a brief letter or short video presentation on “why you should be considered for the intended position”  prior to our meeting.  Your choice can be submitted to us via email.  We will review it and ask that you make a small one minute presentation to the club at our general meeting on the 22nd of February.  Your letter or video presentation needs to be submitted by the 17th of February.  

Changes:   As you are aware, there will be some changes at the fair.  Funding has been cut in lots of different areas regarding the fair.  We are aware of this and know that it will have an impact on our kids and our pocket books.  We have wonderful 4-H members in our club that participate and make our club what it is…fabulous!  My plan is to help offset the cost that directly impact us by using the funds we have fundraised.  Our new student council and adult leaders will sit down and come up with a plan after our first meeting.  

Meetings:   My goal this year is to make our meetings beneficial to our 4-Hers.  In the past, it seems we use our meetings to get information out on upcoming events.  I would really like to see us doing more and learning more in our project areas.  I am open to any suggestions or ideas you have.   At our meeting on the 22nd, we will, however, be discussing upcoming events and getting information out.  I’m sure many of you will have questions on the new changes as well.

Sheep/Goat/Small Animal Certificates Due - June 7th

posted May 29, 2014, 1:10 PM by Jody Bea

All certificates are due Saturday, June 7th.  Weighs in for both Sheep & Goats are on this day as well.  All market lambs and goats need to be weighed and tagged.  Superintendents will be at the fairgrounds from 9:00am - 11:00am.

May - General 4-H Meeting

posted May 13, 2014, 8:24 AM by Jody Bea

I just wanted to remind you that we have our General 4-H meeting this Sunday, May 18th at 4:00 pm at the Barn.  Please let me know if you can't make it.  

We have a few housekeeping things to take care of.  Our next market weigh-in is up and coming in June.  We will have certificates available for you to fill out or you can bring yours to hand it.  Camping registrations will be due also in June.  We should have more info for you soon.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Swine Certificates Due - No Weigh Ins

posted Apr 30, 2014, 8:45 AM by Jody Bea

Just a reminder!  All Market Swine Certificates are due at the fairgrounds this Saturday, May 3rd.  Paul will be there from 9:00 - 11:00am.  Please make sure and get your's there.  

There will be not weigh in due to State Vet request.  Also, all Swine Projects are terminal this year.  No Breed projects.

For Swine certificates go to:  Resources & Links  or Links to Animal Certificates

General Meeting this Sunday - April 13th

posted Apr 8, 2014, 8:58 AM by Jody Bea   [ updated Apr 12, 2014, 4:25 PM ]

Just a reminder that we meet this Sunday at 3:00pm.  Be there or be...!

Also, Saturday from 9:00-11:00am is Steer weigh-in.  All beef certificates are due as well.  Certificates need signatures from us.  You can turn it in to the CH-S office or get it to me before Saturday.


General 4-H Meeting - March 9th

posted Mar 3, 2014, 1:04 PM by Jody Bea

The dates have been set!  Yeah!  Mark your calendar for this Sunday at March 9th, 4:00pm at the barn.

POULTRY - Update & Deadline for RVSPing

posted Feb 25, 2014, 8:26 PM by Jody Bea

From Larry Sampson (Poultry Superintendent)

The market committee has decided to return to our policy of purchasing the Chickens and Turkeys for the market program.  Please send a notice to all club leaders and if your database allows to all exhibitors enrolled in the poultry program.  We need to know how many of which species the kids will want.  The deadline for reserving birds to purchase will be March 10.

The cost will be $4.00 per chicken and $9.00 per turkey.



Let me know, (Jody) if you want some.  I'll need your amount too.

Preparing Youth for the Market Sale

posted Feb 14, 2014, 4:22 PM by Jody Bea

This is a great article for all of you who are new to "Market Sale".  Please read and ask the questions to your 4-Her.


Meeting Update for February

posted Jan 29, 2014, 1:08 PM by Jody Bea

Good afternoon!

I’ve heard from several of you regarding our meeting this Sunday.  I have many of you that just can’t make it.  I totally understand.  With that being said,  I have decided to instead offer a couple of different options for everyone.  

1.  I am offering an OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, February 1st, 4:00 - 6:00pm.  I recommend those that are new or have tons of questions to come to this.  It will be at the house (262 Miller Road, Washougal, WA).  

2.  If you can’t attend the OPEN HOUSE, you can drop off your enrollment fees with Deborah at the school or contact me and we can set up time to  meet.  

3. Lastly, if none of these work, mail me your enrollment fees (262 Miller Road, Washougal) and paperwork.

Paperwork that should be included along with things to think about:

  • New enrollment paperwork.  This was included in the original email I sent out about a week ago.  I forgot to include the project codes with that email.  I have included them in this email. 
  • Bylaws - If you are new to our group this is a must.  
  • Enrollment fees - $5 per a member.  
  • Questions - I recommend writing them down and bringing them with you.  Our group has been at this a long time.  We try and share as much knowledge as possible but we forget.  
  • Goals and ideas - We would love to hear from you.  You can email us your thoughts on what you would like to see us do this year in our group.  We spend a lot of time prepping and chatting about our projects.  If you have any ideas share them with us.

I also wanted to let you know that we will start our General Meetings in March.  Look for dates to come.  Our leadership team will be getting together to plan.

Sorry for the confusion,

Jody Bea

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