Friday, September 4, 2020

2020-2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Guide Released

 


2021 Roundup Guide: PDF Google Doc
2021 Schedule of Events – PDF
2021 Texas 4-H Contest Changes and Reminder – PDF

CHANGES

Public Speaking - The time limit has been increased from 7 to 8 minutes, keeping 5 minutes as the minimum.

• Horse Quiz Bowl – Updated resources for 2020-2021 contest year. Resources have been removed and one resource has been added to align with the Hippology Contest

• Food Challenge 

o Realigned Categories: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish and Healthy Dessert

o Supply box will now include some designated pantry ingredients

o The Pantry has been replaced with the Grocery Store

• Food Show

o Contest has moved from Thursday to a Tuesday contest due to facility availability

o Realigned Categories: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish and Healthy Dessert

o Contest will now include a Skill and Knowledge Showcase

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2020 Commemorative Coin




On behalf of the 2019-2020 Texas 4-H Council, in honor of the Class of 2020, Texas 4-H will be selling a 2020 Commemorative Coin. This coin would have been the 4th in a series of commemorative coins that started in 2017 and were given to all Texas 4-H Roundup contest participants.

This year the Texas 4-H Council chose to support the Texas 4-H Center as their statewide fundraiser encouraging donations as well as hosting a successful work day at the Texas 4-H Center last fall. Proceeds from each coin sold will be donated to the Texas 4-H Center.

These coins would make great graduation gift ideas for Seniors or those that have been collecting the coins, they can add to their set. Someday we will all look back together remembering the spring of 2020 like no other. The coin will serve as a conversation piece someday and a collector’s item.

Pre-sale only --- We will order only what is purchased.
Coins will not ship until early July!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hotel Room Block



As of 3/17/2020

Aloft
1150 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-704-6400
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: King—92/ Queen—$96
Cutoff: 5/21/2020

Best Western Plus College Station
950 Arrington Road l College Station
979-704-6444 ext 1
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 2019
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/7/2020

Best Western Premier Old Town Center
1920 Austin's Colony Pkwy l Bryan
979-731-5300 (Press #1)
Booking Code: TX4H20
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/22/2020

Calvary Court
200 Century Court l College Station, TX
979-485-5586
Booking Code : 2020 State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff : 5/17/2020
Online Booking Instructions:
Begin by visiting the hotel's website at www.cavalrycourt.com.
From this page, click "Book Now" in the top right-hand corner of the page.
On the calendar, select the correct dates for your group and hit "update".
Click the link that says "Have a promo, group code, or negotiated rate? Enter it now."
The Group Code is: 24SRU446. Enter this code into the blank field.
This should pull up all available rooms within the block.  Your group’s cut-off date is: 5.17.20

Courtyard by Marriot
3939 State Hwy 6 South l College Station
979-695-8111
Booking Code: 2020 State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $97
Cutoff: 5/17/2020

Embassy Suites
201 University Drive East l College Station
979-260-6000
Booking Code: Texas 4H State Roundup
Rate: $129 King -  $139 Two Queen
Cutoff: 5/19/2020

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
4613 S Texas Ave l  Bryan
979-268-1552
Booking Code: 4-H State Round Up
Rate: $102
Cutoff: 5/08/2020

Hampton Inn
320 South Texas Avenue I College Station
979-846-0184
Booking Code: Texas 4-H
Rate: $104
Cutoff: 5/24/2020

Hawthorn Suites
1100 University Drive E. l  College Station
979-695-9500
Booking Code: Texas 4-H State Roundup
Rate: $104
Cutoff: 5/252020

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Aggieland
2500 Earl Rudder Freeway l College Station
800-465-4329
Booking Code: Texas 4-H State Roundup
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/25/2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites— Bryan
3041 Plaza Centre Court l Bryan
979-703-4774
Booking Code: RDP
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/24/2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites—College Station
1203 University Dr E | College Station
Booking Code : RDP
Rate: $98
Cutoff : 5/24/2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton
300 Texas Ave South l College Station
979-703-8288
Booking Code: Texas 4-H
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/10/2020

Homewood Suites by Hilton
950 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-846-0400
Booking Code: 2020 State 4-H
Rate: $98
Cutoff: 5/12/2020

Hyatt Place
1010 University Drive, E  l  College Station
979-695-9500
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $114
Cutoff: 5/15/2020

*NEW* LaQuinta Inn and Suites
1195 Earl Rudder Freeway l  College Station
979-704-5570
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $89
Cutoff: 5/22/2020

Manor Inn College Station
2504 Texas Ave S l  College Station
979-764-9540
Booking Code:  State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $65
Cutoff: 5/14/2020

Ramada College Station
506 Earl Rudder Freeway South l  College Station
979-846-0300
Booking Code:  Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $95
Cutoff: 5/18/2020

The George
180 Century Court  l  College Station
(979) 485-5638
Booking Code: State Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/17/2020
Online Booking Instructions:
Begin by visiting the hotel's website at www.thegeorgetexas.com.
From this page, click "Reservations" in the top right-hand corner of the page.
On the calendar, select the correct dates for your group and hit "update".
Click the link that says "Have a promo, group code, or negotiated rate? Enter it now."
The Group Code is: 24SRU512. Enter this code into the blank field.
This should pull up all available rooms within the block. Your group’s cut-off date is: 5.17.20

Town Place Suites
130 University Dr. E  l  College Station
979-280-8500
Booking Code: 2020 State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $99
Cutoff: 5/22/2020

Tru  by Hilton
1933 Austin’s Colony Parkway l Bryan
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $84
Cutoff: 5/08/2020


Monday, February 10, 2020

LEAD Academy Workshop Topic Recommendations




2020 LEAD Academy is right around the corner! We want to make sure workshops are about topics that YOU want to hear! We are looking for ideas for both YOUTH and ADULT workshops. The adult track will be new this year.  Feel free to send in multiple submissions with as many ideas as you can think of! Both youth and adults may submit ideas. Please share this with your 4-H families. Attached is a graphic you can use for social media promotion and share the link to the survey.

Link to Texas 4-H Roundup blog where details will be posted as more information comes along: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/lead/

LEAD Academy is a Texas 4-H conference being held June 8-11, 2020 in College Station for 4-H members currently in high school and our 4-H adult volunteers and parents!

Youth 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.

Adult attendees will have the chance to connect with other volunteers and parents.  Our goal is to provide useful information for 4-H volunteers and parents so they may learn how to improve their skills as a 4-H leader in their community.  The event is designed to provide workshops that are practical and helpful to adults involved with the 4-H program.  From this experience, we hope our 4-H volunteers will be able to apply what they learn to continue to help our members grow into productive members of society that make a positive impact in their lives and communities.

For more information or questions,  please contact Jana Barrett at jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu

If you have ideas and want to lead a session on that topic, don’t forget to submit your workshop proposal by Monday, March 2, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

National Anthem Auditions


Calling all 4-H alumni, current 4-H members and Clover Kids! Help us Embrace the Past, Empower the Present and Envision the Future at the 2020 Texas 4-H Roundup.


This year Texas 4-H Council would like to highlight 4-H from past to present. On Tuesday, that are looking for a 4-H Alumni to sing the National Anthem. Then on Wednesday a current Intermediate or Senior age 4-H member would perform. They would like to close the week featuring a Junior 4-H member or Clover kid.


DEADLINE is Wednesday, April 1


Information for the applicant is below.
• All submissions MUST BE POSTED to YouTube. You may set your video as unlisted (not private) to ensure privacy of your video which will allow only those with the link to view the upload. 
• Entries may be submitted on an individual basis or as a group.
• Groups cannot be made up of more than five (5) members. 
• Individuals/teams selected will be announced the week of April 27th
• Open to 4-H Alumni, Clover kids and current 4-H members.
• 4-H member does not have to be a contest participant of Texas 4-H Roundup.
• Singing must be in a cappella style (no music).
• If selected to sing during Texas 4-H Roundup, performance will be done a cappella.
• Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
• If selected to sing participants must be registered on 4-H CONNECT for the event.
• Tuesday night will feature a 4-H Alumni. Wednesday night will feature an Intermediate or Senior age 4-H member. Thursday night will feature a Clover kid or Junior 4-H member. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

LEAD Academy - SAVE THE DATE



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.

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Montza Williams Montza.Williams@ag.tamu.edu or Jana Barrett jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu