Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Texas 4-H Roundup Details - May 5, 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to College Station for our 75th Texas 4-H Roundup June 8-10, 2021. This email will provide details of things we feel you need to know before you go. But also, please review our 2021 Registration Packet as it covers information in more detail!!!

First, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind you of some procedures we will have in place this year. The safety and security of all attendees is our utmost priority, along with all youth having a positive learning experience while at Texas 4-H Roundup.

Below are guidelines from Texas A&M University for University Youth Programs (which our Texas 4-H Roundup event falls under).

Revised Requirements for Summer 2021 as of April 6, 2021 by Texas A&M University

Starting June 1, 2021, youth programs can open at full capacity. The only university requirement is that facemasks be worn indoors and physical distancing is still highly recommended.  Previous information provided in the Youth Programs Roadmap is still an effective tool in fighting the spread of COVID-19. Strategic Covid-19 Standards in consideration of the programs’ population, space, and need are highly recommended by University Youth Programs. https://cpm.tamu.edu/

The Texas 4-H Program will be enforcing these requirements set by Texas A&M University as well as those set forth by Texas A&M Agrilife Extension during Texas 4-H Roundup. We will send a reminder of these expectations the week before our event to those participating.

As noted in our Expectations of the 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup (2/5/2021) 

·        2021 Texas 4-H Roundup will be open to ONLY Senior (9th-12th Grade as of 9/1/2020) level 4-H members offering both the Qualifying and Invitational contest opportunities. We realize some contest rules still denote Intermediates, however our Texas 4-H Roundup Guide updated on 1/26/2021 reflected the change of no Intermediates. This document supersedes the contest rules regarding participation.

·        Expect that our contest days could be longer as we work to spread out the number of youths together in one location at a time. We anticipate potentially adding heats for larger contests.

·        Expect only contestants and contest officials to be allowed in the contest areas, no spectators. (We are working with facilities under the revised TAMU guidelines to determine if we can allow the contestant along with a certain number of their guests to be present during their presentations. We will release more details closer to our event.)

·        We will not be hosting our traditional evening Assemblies at Reed Arena. However, we are excited to be working with the cities of Bryan and College Station as they are preparing to host evening events which will serve the purpose of our awards recognition for our youth that have competed in contest each day. It will also provide an opportunity for our youth and their chaperone/families to socialize in an outdoor setting. More information to come soon as the details are being finalized. The information will appear in the “This Week in Texas 4-H” email, l be posted to our Texas 4-H Roundup blog as well as a direct email to the contestants registered. Should we have inclement weather during the week of Texas 4-H Roundup, the alternative plan will be for Virtual Awards presentations. 

Registration Details

There is no registration packet pickup required for this year’s event.

Contestants will check in and check out from the contest they participate in each day. Youth will be issued Texas 4-H wristbands which must be worn the duration of the week identifying them with our event. These wristbands will be picked up during their first contest of the week.

Additional wristbands will be provided to adult chaperones. We will let everyone know closer to the event the plan for distribution for the adults attending as chaperones.

AII contestants MUST pre-register using 4HOnline. This also includes non-competing Ambassadors assisting the week of Roundup. Deadline to register is May 12th.

This year ONLY YOUTH will be required to register for Texas 4-H Roundup. However, all youth must be accompanied by an adult. All Chaperone (Volunteer Screening) requirement still apply. County offices, you will be responsible for determining what adults will be chaperoning the youth attending from your county. If the youth are attending with their parent/guardian and they will not be responsible for other youth then volunteer screening is not a requirement.

Since this year’s event will primarily focus on contests, youth will check in and check out each day from their contest location. Upon check out, they must be in the care of their parent/guardian or chaperone.

Please review pages 13-14 of our 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Registration Packet regarding requirements of our Chaperones/Adults.

Forms required

·        All youth attendees will be required to have a Health & Safety Statement (HSS) uploaded at the time of registration through 4HOnline. This form can be downloaded on our Texas 4-H Roundup website.

·        Also those competing in Food Show, Fashion Show and Discover Scientific Method will need to upload their contest information form as well as time of registration.

·        Covid-19 Screening forms will be required to be turned in at each contest location daily. If you are competing in a contest each day, be sure and bring enough forms to be completed and turned each morning at your contest location. We will send a link to the form the week before Roundup to those registered for the event.

You can find more details about the event by reviewing our 2021 Roundup Registration Packet located at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/

Parking Permit

Again this year parking passes for Texas 4-H Roundup will be purchased direct from Transportation Services using the link below. PLEASE PRINT AND BRING YOUR PASS WITH YOU TO THE EVENT. We will not have a location to print them onsite. If you do not bring it, you will have to purchase a new pass and find somewhere to print it out for your vehicle.

NO PASSES WILL BE SOLD ONSITE

Those choosing not to purchase a pass, can use the hourly visitor parking in the garages or the hourly service lots. Click here for more details https://transport.tamu.edu/Parking/visitor.aspx

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ROUNDUP PARKING PERMIT (One day passes are available for $5 as well as a week long pass for $20)

You may want to wait and purchase your parking permit after our schedule is released the week of May 17th since many events are taking place off campus, parking permits for some days may not be needed.

https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/conference/parkingpermits.aspx  

FOR KOLDUS OR CAIN PARKING GARAGE PERMITS ONLY: Those that would like to purchase a week-long pass for the Parking Garage you can do so as well. But there is a campus bus that makes stops at Reed and the MSC/Rudder area for those that prefer that transportation option or you can pay hourly for the garage as well.  Unfortunately, we do host several contests and activities at the Rudder/MSC areas and there are not any surface lots in those areas. https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2faccount

Download the Texas 4-H App

We encourage you to download the Texas 4-H App  for  schedule  information.  If unable to download the app, please print a paper schedule for your records. We are finalizing the event schedule and plan to post it by the week of May 17th. A schedule of contest days has been posted since September which outlines which contests are held each day and all contests will begin in the mornings, so you can plan accordingly. 

NOTE: Last minute changes may occur during the event. We will post those updates through the APP and do our best to share through other forms of communication such as Social Media.

T-shirt pickup process

This year in honor of our 75th Anniversary, all registered contestants will receive a complimentary Texas 4-H Roundup t-shirt. You may also purchase additional t-shirts through Marketplace. As soon as the design is finalized, we will send details about how to order for those interested.

T-shirts must be picked up during Texas 4-H Roundup (location to be determined and announced closer to the event date). We will not be able ship t-shirts.

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If you have additional questions, not addressed in the above information, please feel free to contact the Jana Barrett at 979-321-5287 or jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu

See you June 8-10, 2021 in College Station!!

Monday, March 15, 2021

2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Room Block


Aloft 
1150 University Dr. E, l College Station
979-704-6400
Booking Code: State 4-H 2021
Rate: $85 Queen   $82 King
Cutoff: 5/31/2021
 
Best Western Plus College Station
950 Arrington Road l College Station
979-704-6444 
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 
Rate: $96
Cutoff: 5/18/2021
 
Best Western Premier Old Town Center
1920 Austin's Colony Pkwy l Bryan
979-731-5300 
Booking Code: Texas 4-H 2021
Rate: $90
Cutoff: 5/12/2021
 
Calvary Court
200 Century Court l College Station, TX
979-485-5586
Booking Code : 2021 State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $99
Cutoff : 5/16/2021
 
Courtyard by Marriot 
3939 State Hwy 6 South l College Station
979-695-8111
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 
Rate: $80 King,  $90 Double 
Cutoff: 5/17/2021
 
Embassy Suites by Hilton
201 University Drive East l College Station
979-260-6000
Booking Code: Texas 4H State Roundup
Rate: $96
Cutoff: 5/24/2021
 
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
4613 S Texas Ave l  Bryan
979-268-1552
Booking Code: 4-H State Round Up
Rate: $99
Cutoff: 5/19/2021
 
Hampton Inn
320 South Texas Avenue I College Station
979-846-0184
Booking Code: T4H
Rate: $89
Cutoff: 5/27/2021
 
Hawthorn Suites
1010 University Drive E. l  College Station
979-695-9500 
Booking Code: Texas 4-H State Roundup
Rate: $89 Double, $85 King 
Cutoff: 5/24/2021
 
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Aggieland
2500 Earl Rudder Freeway l College Station
800-465-4329
Booking Code: State 4-H 2021 
Rate: $89
Cutoff: 5/31/2021
 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites— Bryan 
3041 Plaza Centre Court l Bryan
979-703-4774 
Booking Code: R4H
Rate: $82
Cutoff: 5/23/2021
 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites—College Station
1203 University Dr E | College Station
(979) 846-8700
Booking Code : SSH
Rate: $82
Cutoff : 5/23/2021
 
Home2 Suites by Hilton
300 Texas Ave South l College Station
979-703-8288
Booking Code: Texas 4-H
Rate: $102 Double   $96 King
Cutoff: 5/17/2021
 
Hyatt Place 
1010 University Drive, E  l  College Station
979-846-9800
Booking Code: G-4H21
Rate: $95 Double  $90 King 
Cutoff: 5/23/2021 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
1195 Earl Rudder Fwy North l  College Station
(979) 704-5570 
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $89
Cutoff: 5/7/2021
 
Manor Inn College Station
2504 Texas Ave S l  College Station
979-764-9540
Booking Code:  State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $65
Cutoff: 5/21/2021
 
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
1820 Ponderosa Dr  l  College Station
(979) 202-4770
Booking Code: 4-H Roundup
Rate: $89
Cutoff: 5/21/2021
 
Ramada College Station
506 Earl Rudder Freeway South l  College Station
979-846-0300
Booking Code:  2021 Texas 4-H Roundup
Rate: $84
Cutoff: 5/14/2021
 
The George
180 Century Court  l  College Station
(979) 485-5638 
Booking Code: State Roundup
Rate: $109 Double   $99 King
Cutoff: 5/16/2021
 
The Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Dr l  Bryan
(979) 421-4009
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup
Rate: $109
Cutoff: 5/13/2021
 
Town Place Suites 
1300 University Dr. E  l  College Station
979-280-8500 
Booking Code: State 4-H Roundup 2021
Rate: $89 Double, $99—1 Queen/Sofa
Cutoff: 5/17/2021
 
Tru  by Hilton 
1933 Austin’s Colony Parkway l Bryan
979-704-6015
Booking Code: Texas 4-H Roundup 
Rate: $74
Cutoff: 5/21/2021
 
Wyndham Garden
2829 Texas Ave South | College Station
979-485-5777
Booking Code: Texas 4-H 
Rate: $95 
Cutoff: 5/17/2021

Friday, February 5, 2021

Expectations 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup

 


We have created a document titled Expectations 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup which has been posted to our Texas 4-H Roundup webpage at 

https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/

We will plan to continually update this document as more details develop related to our event. 




Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Theme




 

2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Update

Updated 1/26/2021

So that we can host certain aspects of Texas 4-H Roundup in 2021, the Texas 4-H Youth Development program has made the decision that we will not be able to offer Intermediate contest opportunities this year. While this was a tough decision to make, we felt that because of the limitations we will be facing regarding facilities and capacity due to Covid-19 social distancing restrictions, we needed to focus our efforts on opportunities for our Senior level (9th – 12th grade) 4-H members. This could be the last Texas 4-H Roundup for many of our Senior level 4-H members while our middle school 4-H members have many more years of events to look forward to in the future. We look forward to what we hope to be a more traditional Texas 4-H Roundup in 2022 where our Intermediate 4-H youth will have the opportunity to participate.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jana Barrett at jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu 


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