Thursday, February 7, 2019

Activity Aprons for Texas VA Health Care System


DISTRICT 1
Aprons
Yarn

DISTRICT 2
Aprons
Pom-pom balls

DISTRICT 3
Aprons
Blank Thank You Cards

DISTRICT 4
Aprons
Beads

DISTRICT 5
Heat n’ Bond
Zippers

DISTRICT 6
Heat n’ Bond
Velcro

DISTRICT 7
Heat n’ Bond
Buttons

DISTRICT 8
Heat n’ Bond
Tassels

DISTRICT 9
Fabric 4”x4” squares
Ribbons

DISTRICT 10
Fabric 4”x4” squares
Backpack buckles

DISTRICT 11
Fabric 4”x4” squares
Snap buttons

DISTRICT 12
Fabric 4”x4” squares
Needles
Thread


If you have any of the items in bulk laying around, you are welcome to bring those as well even if not your District assignment. The assignments were made in an effort to make sure we had a variety of all the necessary items to complete the activity aprons onsite. 





Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Trade Show Registration NOW OPEN



2019 Texas 4-H Roundup is just over five months away. This year the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup will be held in College Station, TX June 10-13, 2019.  The theme this year is “Make Your Mark”.

The headquarters will once again be held at Reed Arena.  The Trade Show will be setup along the concourse. The State 4-H Program is anticipating a large turnout again this year for State 4-H Roundup and are estimating 4,000 registered attendees. The Texas 4-H Roundup Trade Show is a great way for businesses and universities to meet prospective students, customers, and employees. The youth and adults at 4-H Roundup are very interested in learning about education and career opportunities offered.
Trade Show Hours
Setup Tuesday 8 am – noon (Optional Wednesday setup from 8 am – noon if unable to attend Tuesday)
  • June 11 -  1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • June 12  - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • June 13 -  1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
*NEW THIS YEAR* During the week of Texas 4-H Roundup we will be offering LEAD (Learn, Empower, Apply, Develop) Academy. This is a new, targeted workshop series, which will kick off on Monday afternoon. 4-H members will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Each day will be a targeted focus with Wednesday this year’s tentatively focused around college preparedness. Our vision is that we would involve our collegiate and career preparedness trade show vendors in direct activities with this workshop series in the mornings before the trade show opens to others attending the event.  This will give our vendors a targeted audience with whom you can share the information regarding your college or career opportunities. This event is in the beginning stages of planning and we welcome any feedback our college partners may have regarding this event. This event is targeting 4-H members that may not already be attending Texas 4-H Roundup which is considered one of our pinnacle 4-H statewide events. Each year we have provided a variety of workshop opportunities during Roundup week, but this is a much more targeted, focused approach. We hope this will entice 4-H members not competing in Roundup to want to come be a part of this event. Those competing will also have an opportunity to participate in the LEAD Academy activities when not competing.

Advertising/Marketing Package (Additional $100 above booth space cost)
This is an opportunity for your organization/company to have added exposure for the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup Trade Show.
  • Company/organization listed as a Gold Clover Vendor
  • Priority locations within the trade show area
  • Ability to provide direct marketing pieces for information booth at event
  • Highlight of trade show scavenger hunt
  • Placement on Texas 4-H website with a link to your company/organization
Security personnel will be provided during the Texas 4-H Roundup. In consideration of this service, exhibitors agree to save harmless, indemnify and release the Texas 4-H Foundation, Texas 4-H Youth Development Program, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, and the Texas A&M University System and their officers and agents, of and from all claims, demands, causes of action, damages, liabilities, theft, vandalism, or similar actions levied against the Texas 4-H Roundup by reason of any transaction, occurrence, or event arising out of or related to the events in any way.
Booth space includes:  one 6’ draped table, two chairs, electricity, a sign and 1 parking permit.  Logos should be emailed to:  jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu
We urge you or your organization to make your reservations now to ensure your participation.  By reserving your space by March 31st, you will be able to take advantage of some "Early Bird" savings as well.   

You can register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/4-H .  If you need to register by phone, please contact Conference Services at 979-845-2604.

We look forward to another successful Texas 4-H Roundup.

Announcing *NEW* LEAD Academy



The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce a new opportunity for our High School age 4-H members. This year, June 10-13 in College Station, we will be offering LEAD Academy. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad- based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.

LEAD Academy participants may also be competing at Texas 4-H Roundup, but LEAD Academy is NOT limited to Roundup competitors.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Monday, June 10th
10:00 am – 12: 30 pm   Registration Open
  1:00 pm –  2:00 pm     Keynote Speaker, Mr. James Olson, former CIA and Senior lecturer                                        at the Bush School
  2:30 pm  – 5:30 pm     College/Career Tract Sessions (attendees will select one)
1.    Ag & Livestock
2.    STEM
3.    Health & Nutrition
4.    Natural Resources
5.    Vet/Medical
6.    Leadership/Public Service
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm       Closing Session

Tuesday, June 11th
TBD                              Day of Service in Bryan College Station
7:00 pm                        Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm                        Kickoff event

Wednesday, June 12th          
TBD                              College/Career Preparedness focused workshops
7:00 pm                        Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm                        DJ’d Dance

Thursday, June 13th
TBD                              Real world/life skills focused workshops
7:00 pm                        Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm                        Closing Concert



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Hotel Room Block


As of 2/8/2019


Aggieland Hotel and Conference Center
177 Joe Routt Blvd | College  Station
888-65-GIGEM (44436) Press 2 for reservations
Booking Code : 15963
Rate : 109 King / $119 Double Queen
Cutoff : 5/10/2019
*Parking will be additional charge in Cain Garage

Aloft
1150 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-704-6400
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/09/2019

Best Western Plus College Station
950 Arrington Road l College Station
979-704-6444 ext 1
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 2019
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/10/2019

Best Western Premier Old Town Center
1920 Austin's Colony Pkwy l Bryan
979-731-5300 (Press #1)
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 2018
Rate: $105
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Calvary Court
200 Century Court l College Station, TX
979-485-5586
Booking Code : 2019 State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff : 5/12/2019

Country Inn & Suite
1010 Southwest Pkwy East l College Station
979-693-7777
Booking Code: State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Courtyard by Marriot
3939 State Hwy 6 South l College Station
979-695-8111
Booking Code: 2019 State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $101
Cutoff: 5/19/2019

Embassy Suites
201 University Drive East l College Station
979-260-6000
Booking Code: Texas 4H State Roundup
Rate: $144 King -  $154 Two Queen
Cutoff: 5/13/2019
  
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
4613 S Texas Ave l  Bryan
979-458-4227
Booking Code: 4-H State Round Up
Rate: $104
Cutoff: 5/17/2019

Hampton Inn
320 South Texas Avenue I College Station
979-846-0184
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/26/2019
Reservation Link : www.collegestation.hamptoninn.com Click on ADD Special Rate Cods put in Group Code T4H

Hampton Inn & Suites CS North
925 Earl Rudder Freeway South | College Station
979-694-2100
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/23/2019

Hawthorn Suites
1010 University Drive, E  l  College Station
979-695-9500
Booking Code: Texas 4-H State Roundup
Rate: $106—King  $111—Queen
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Hilton Conference Center
801 University Drive E l College Station
800-445-8667
Booking Code: TX4H19
Rate: $99
Cutoff: 5/19/2019

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Aggieland
2500 Earl Rudder Freeway l College Station
800-465-4329
Booking Code: Texas 4-H State Roundup
                          MASTER block
Rate: $99 King / $109 Queen Doubles
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Holiday Inn & Suites
3041 Plaza Centre Court l Bryan
979-703-4774
Booking Code: S4H
Rate: $104
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1203 University Dr E | College Station
Booking Code : S4H
Rate: $109
Cutoff : 5/20/2019

Home2 Suites by Hilton
300 Texas Ave South l College Station
979-703-8288
Booking Code: Texas 4-H
Rate: $114
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton
950 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-846-0400
Booking Code: 2019 State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $110
Cutoff: 5/09/2019

Hyatt Place
1100 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-846-9800
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $119
Cutoff: 5/20/2019

La Quinta - South
1838 Graham Road   l  College Station
866-527-1498
Booking Code: 4-H State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/21/2019

Ramada College Station
506 Earl Rudder Freeway South  l College Station
979-846-0300
Booking Code: Texas 4-H 2019
Rate: $101
Cutoff: 5/10/2019

Residence Inn by Marriot
720 University Drive E  l  College Station
979-268-2200
Booking Code:  Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $119
Cutoff: 5/14/2019

Staybridge Suites
1405 University Drive E  l  College Station
877-238-8889
Booking Code: TR9 (Texas 4-H)
Rate: $129 Queen Suite - $114 King Studio
Cutoff: 5/27/2019

The George
180 Century Court  l  College Station
Booking Code: State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/12/2019

The Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Drive l  Bryan
979-421-4000
Booking Code: 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/13/2019

TownePlace Suites 
1300 University Drive | College Station
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109 Studio - $139 Two Bedroom Suite
Cutoff;  5/27/2019  

Tru  by Hilton
1933 Austin’s Colony Parkway l Bryan
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $101
Cutoff: 5/26/2019

Vineyard Court
1500 George Bush Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate:  $89

Cutoff: 5/03/2019

NEW Aggieland Conference Center and Hotel


Friday, January 18, 2019

Salute to Excellence Nominations Being Accepted


The 2019 Volunteer Recognition Packet has been released and nominations are now being accepted for the Salute to Excellence recognition scheduled for Wednesday, June 12 during the 2019 Texas 4-H Roundup. You can download the recognition packet at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/form226/form_login.html

Nominations are now open to recognize volunteers, donors and AgriLife personnel for their continued commitment to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program. The six recognition categories are:
Leader Legacy
Citation for Outstanding Service
4-H Alumni
Commendable Service
Meritorious Service
Salute to Excellence

Descriptions of each category can be found in the recognition packet.

Please take a few minutes and nominate individuals or groups for their efforts. We all know the value of our volunteers and donors, don’t miss the opportunity to publicly recognize them.

Online nominations accepted: January 18, 2019 – April 1, 2019
Salute to Excellence luncheon: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 in College Station

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Jana Barrett at jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu

2018-2019 National Contest Results


Texas was well represented at the national level this year!!

Click here to see results