Friday, October 29, 2010

Finally Friday!

Happy Friday, everyone! What a week it has been in the Texas 4-H Natural Resources Office....

On Monday, our mobile office had two wings and a few propellers. Larry and I ventured to Lubbock to check out an indoor range at South Plains College in Levelland. As you may have heard, in 2012 Roundup will be moving from the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station to Texas Tech University. There is a very good probability that we will be hosting our 2012 Roundup Indoor Rifle Match at their campus. This provides our participants a great opportunity to have the complete Roundup experience for the first time since we held our match in the Trigon at Texas A&M University. 2011 Roundup will still be held in College Station, with our Indoor Rifle Match held the same week but in Rosenberg at the Fort Bend County Education Building. Please note that the dates for 2011 have been moved to coincide with State Roundup. The Roundup Indoor Rifle Match will be held June 14-15, 2011.

After recovering from Monday's trip, we have been plugging away on finalizing our coach training dates for 2011. Our schedule includes:

State Headquarters - College Station: January 29-30, 2011
North Region - Lubbock: March 25-26, 2011
East Region - TBA: May 21-22, 2011
State Games - San Antonio: July 16-17, 2011
West Region - TBA: August 13-14, 2011
South Region - Victoria: October 22-23, 2011

We will be busy traveling to these locations to deliver materials, to evaluate consistency, and to ensure our trainings are meeting the needs of coaches across the state.

Yesterday, Larry and I put our heads together to develop or presentation for next week's Texas 4-H Summit, a three day long teleconference for 4-H faculty and county agents across the state. More than likely, we will be unavailable on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week as we both listen to and give presentations during those days. Of course, Janice will be in the office to answer most of your questions. We can always count on her to keep us in line!

Here we are on Friday. I've been finalizing the November edition of /Straight Shots, our monthly newsletter. If you haven't read it before, check it out online at . The newsletter has good information on recent developments, upcoming events, and even includes a printable monthly program calendar. Generally, the new editions are published online the first of every month.

I'd like to take the time to thank you for keeping up with our program, whether it is on this blog, on Facebook, on our website, or through phone and email correspondence. We appreciate your willingness to serve as volunteers, adult leaders, Extension staff, and maybe even dedicated participants. Thanks for all you do to "Make the best better." Have a Happy Halloween and be safe as you begin your weekend.

Have a great weekend,

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