Friday, December 3, 2010

Texas Team Update

Texas Team members should have received an email from our office with a list of contact information for the entire group of youth and adult coaches. If you are a team member or coach and failed to receive this email, send a message to and we will forward you the list of contact information.

Please remember that this year all team members and coaches are responsible for their own lodging for the week. Comfort Inn Fiesta Park is offering a limited number of hotel rooms for a rate of $79.00 per night. Mention “National Shoot” when booking your room and you will receive the group rate (#4922) . Call (210) 696-4766 for reservations.

The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Office will cover the cost of registration (includes opening ceremonies banquet ticket and commemorative t-shirt) and will provide members and coaches with team shirts for the week.
Official coaches will receive a stipend to help defray the costs of their participation during the week. Our office will contact the coaches in the spring with more information regarding the dispersal of the stipends.

We are in need of an Air Pistol team coach! We prefer that the coach be 4-H certified in pistol. If you are interested or know someone who may be, please contact our office and we will provide you with more information.

A Facebook group has been created to keep team members up to date with information from our office. The group can also be used for communication between team members. If you are a member who would like to be added to the group, go to Facebook and search “2011 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Team.” Once at the page, click “Join Group” and a request will be sent to the group administrator.

2011 National Invitational Silent Auction Items Needed

The 2011 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational will be held June 19-24, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas.

This year, we will be holding a silent auction in conjunction with the opening ceremonies and nightly awards programs.
If you are interested in donating items to be auctioned , or you know someone who might be interested in donating, please contact our office.

Ideal items would be arts and crafts, uniquely Texan items (for participants visiting from other states to purchase as souvenirs), firearms, knives, jewelry, or themed gift baskets. When thinking of items to auction off, remember to cater to the diverse interests and demographic of our attendees.

Proceeds of the silent auction will help the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports program subsidize the costs of hosting the 2011 National 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational.