October 2023 Newsletter
Hello 4-H Families
Happy National 4-H Week!!!
The new 4-H year starts October 1, 2023. To re-enroll, leaders
and families with youth members can login to their account at
4h.zsuite.org. Please call the office if you have any questions.
Remember to enter member's 4-H age which is the age of
member as of October 1, 2023. Some projects have age
restrictions as follows:
Regular 4-H projects 8 and up
All shooting sports projects 9 and up
All cattle projects 10 and up.
National 4-H Week is the first week of October. Show your
support for 4-H by wearing your 4-H shirt to school or telling a
friend about what we do in 4-H!
Weigh-ins for beef will be announced soon. Please let me know
if you are planning to take a steer!
2023-2024 Clover Magazines are now available in the office for
anyone who wants to get a head start on next year! As always,
please let us know if you have any questions. You can stop by
the office anytime!
Kim & Jackie
Fall Leadership Training
Fall Leadership Training is set for October 20-22, 2023 in Billings. You may sign up on ZSuite beginning
September 1st. You do NOT have to wait and register for the new 4-H year. You may sign up in
September and it will all roll over into the new 4-H year. This training is highly recommended for all
Ambassador applicants and is available to all 4-H members who will be 14 years old by October 1. There
will be excellent workshops on Leadership and a lot of fun activities.
National 4-H Week
National 4-H week is October 1-7 this year so start thinking about how you and your club can promote 4-
H during this week. The theme is “I Heart 4-H!” Wear your 4-H shirts to school, decorate lockers or a
store window, and/or encourage friends to sign up. We will be doing the Walk N Wheel to Shelby Schools
on Wednesday, October 4th.
Achievement Day Awards
Achievement Day will be on October 22nd at 6 PM at the Comfort Inn Meeting Room. More information
will be out soon! We will be having a taco bar and we will require RSVPs for the dinner.
The Toole County 4-H Council has agreed to serve the Marias River Electric Annual Dinner on October
18th @ 6PM. 4-H Clubs will be working together to serve the dinner. The Toole County 4-H Council has
agreed to reimburse the clubs for their expenses from purchases for the dinner. Please keep in mind
that we will be serving around 250 people.
All clubs are expected to have half of their members on Serving Crew and half on Clean Up Crew. We
would also like to have five or six members on Set Up Crew.
Kountry Kids: 24 dozen rolls, 2 large lemonade, 8 #10 cans of beans, roasters
West Butte: 300 Cupcakes
Blazing Saddles: 300 Potatoes, 400 butter pats, 10lbs of sour cream, roaster, 2 large bowls
4-H Council: 15 bags of salad, salad dressing, horseradish, ketchup, coffee, paper products: plates,
small napkins, cream, sugar, salt, pepper
Air Rifle and Pistol Sign ups
Air Rifle and Pistol sign ups will be held on November 5th at the shooting range from 12pm-3pm. It
costs $50 per child. If you have more than two kids signing up you pay for the first two then the others
are free. If you have any questions please contact Joe Hofer at (406) 450-2041.
Nanna Flesch Livestock Scholarship
Are you a new or newer 4-H member planning to take a beef, swine, goat, or sheep project? Please
consider applying for the Nanna Flesch Livestock Scholarship. Applications are open now and due to
the office by October 10th. Follow this link or go to our Toole County Extension Website for the
application and more information.
Toole County Blazing Arrows 4-H Archery Sign Up
By Julean Hanson
Registration for Blazing Arrows 4-H Archery begins October 1st at the Toole County Extension Office and
online at https://toole.msuextension.org/4H.html through 4h.zsuite.org . The deadline to register is
Monday, October 16th to have your registration turned in with the money. We look forward to an
eventful year of archery with the kids. It is $30 per person or $60 per family. Anyone 9 years of age as of
October 1, 2023 or older is eligible to join. If you are not in a 4-H club, then you enroll as Special Interest
and pay the $7.50 fee. Our first day will be October 25th to set up the archery range at the Marias Fair
Exhibit Building. We shoot on Wednesday nights from October to March. Our club has bows for archers
to rent for the session if they need a bow. The kids have the opportunity to participate in Fun Day shoots
and competitions around the state. If you have any questions, contact the Toole County Extension Office
at 424-8350. We look forward to having you shoot with us.
Leader of the Year and Alumni of the Year
Please vote for our 2022-2023 Leader and Alumni of the Year Awards! This is an award that is
nominated by the 4-H members and voted on by the members and their families. Please only vote
once but each family member can vote. https://forms.gle/uiEbcDNDohEp14vj8
Voting is open until Oct 10th.
7th Annual Pick Your own Pumpkin Patch
Shelby Community Garden, Saturday September 30th from 9am-12pm and Monday October 2nd after
school until 6:30pm.
Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds
Located at the corner of Gallatin St & Westwood Ave, behind the football field.
Free will donations are accepted
Clover Academy Leader Training
THANK YOU to the the volunteers who have completed the
Clover Academy Leader Training! There are still a few people
who need to take the training. Please take a few minutes and
get this taken care of. September will be here before you
Volunteers who still need to complete the training: Brent
Hanson, Brittany Gardiner, Joe Hofer, Mallory Riphenburg,
Kristen Russell, and Melissa Flesch.
All returning volunteers will have until September 30, 2023 to
complete the training and will not be allowed to enroll for the
2023-2024 4-H year until the orientation is completed. If you
let your enrollment lapse, you will be required to pay for a
new background check ($30) after you have sat out for a year.
All new volunteers must complete the orientation before
being turned active in ZSuite. Be sure to press the 'Mark
Complete' button after every module. It may take the system a
moment to refresh and let you proceed. Often just hitting the
refresh button is enough, but sometimes it will require you to
log out and log back in before it will refresh.
1st - New 4-H Year - Registration Starts
1st- Blazing Saddles Meeting 2pm @ Ambulance Barn
1st- Kountry Kids Meeting 2pm @ Exhibit Building
1st-7th - National 4-H Week
3rd- Sunburst 4-H Open House 4-7pm @ Lutheran Church Parish Hall
4th - Walk N Wheel to Shelby Elementary
4th-6th - Kim in Missoula for Agritourism (Jackie will be in the office)
9th - Office Closed- Indigenous People's Day
10th - Nanna Flesch Livestock Scholarship Due
10th - 4-H Council Meeting 6:30 PM
11th- 4-H booth at Logan Health Fair @ Civic Center
20th - 22nd - Fall Ambassador Training - Billings
22nd - 4-H Achievement Day at Comfort Inn 6-8 PM
24th - 26th - Kim Annual Extension Conference - Bozeman (Jackie will
be in the office)
30th - 31st - Kim Vacation (Jackie will be in the office)
1st - 13th - Kim Vacation (Jackie will be in the office)
1st - Livestock Committee Meeting 7 PM
5th - Air Rifle and Pistol sign ups 12pm-3pm @ Shooting Range
10th - Office Closed- Veteran’s Day
23rd - 24th - Office Closed- Thanksgivin