Vision:

"To achieve a level of funding to meet the educational and leadership needs of every Flathead County 4-H youth and volunteer."
 
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 Mission:
"The Flathead 4-H Foundation provides positive youth development and education by raising and distributing funds in support of diverse Flathead 4-H programs."
 

 Guiding Principles:

Transparent, sustainable, loyalty, learning, partnerships, youth, commitment, innovative, traditions,

 

The Flathead 4-H Foundation believes in:
  1. Sustainable, innovative and ethical fundraising and investments.
  2. Transparent, accountable and efficient fund management.
  3. Supporting innovative and traditional Flathead County 4-H program goals, development and implementation.

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Foundation Updates:

FLATHEAD 4-H FOUNDATION – MINUTES

October 30, 2018

 5:30pm

 

Present: Dana Higgins, Codi Sorensen, Frank Sutton, Wally Sutton, Maureen Hein, Don Anderson, Sandy Evenson, Kevin Bostock

Absent: Eric Schmidt, Kim Wortman

Others Present:  

Agent: Ben Frentsos

 

Call to order by Dana Higgins at 5:35

 

Minutes from previous meeting: Maureen moved to approve, Frank 2nd. Motion carried.

Treasurer's Report: Dana reported that the balance is $30,868, Savings $646. Revenue for the year is $11,499 and Expenses: $6,858. Bills due are $140 for fair awards, 1% balance to state of $332.61, Livestock/horse leader’s forum reimbursement for $1000 to the state, Leaders Forum scholarship reimbursement $944.12, $150 to Horse Committee for state scholarships, $480.88 will go to Shooting sports for training. Maureen moved to pay the bills, Wally 2nd. Motion Carried.

 

Committee Reports-

               

Camp: Meeting November 7th at 5:30 at Extension Office

Scholarship:  This was addressed and spent in the Treasurer’s report.

Fund Development:  Kevin reported on that they have good things going with Chick-fil-A and he has discussed with more businesses. Don mentioned that it would be nice to have something to give businesses like a brochure that discusses what they could do for volunteers in buying a brick, we will make one up. Ben has received about 20 nomination forms that are ready to go to Chick-fil-A for a brick order.

Council: Sandy reported that they reelected officers, hope to get leader training and a banquet, districts were redone and who does what special projects, clothing was changed to official black and white dress for the livestock sale and show.

Old Business:   

 

Policies & Budget:

Scholarship Policy:  Discussion on adding a process to the policy, what they need to submit for scholarship and reimbursement, when they need to submit by and when they will get reimbursement. It will be sent out before annual meeting to review so that we can vote on it at the next meeting.

            Budget Policy: Dana went over proposal. Frank moved to accept proposed budget, Don 2nd. Motion Carried.

 

New Business:    

 

Accounting Firm-Form 990 & Year End: Kim found a new tax prepare Brian Gilbertson that quoted us at $450. Frank moved to accept the new preparer, Wally 2nd. Motion carried.

 

Annual meeting planning committee: Maureen, Don and Dana will coordinate some ideas for the meeting.

 

Sponsorship of Official 4H Record book covers: Covers are about $3 a piece. We need to look at how we would be buying for the second-year members and present to some businesses. Sandy will ask Farmers State Bank and maybe the Council can look into this.

 

Comment & Announcements:

 

Chick-fil-A Brick Nominations: Encourage people to submit forms from any group.

 

Grant Writing series of courses: Two are free and one is a paid one from the college.

 

Open Board Positions: Up for reelection is Dana, Eric, Codi. Open Board position- Don Anderson’s, Community member, 4H leader & Youth 4H positions

 

Quarterly Business Meetings: Discussion on February, April, August, October meetings for 2019. October would be the annual meeting.

 

Next meeting: January 2019  (committee will set date)

 

Meeting Adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted,     

 

Codi Sorensen

Codi Sorensen, Secretary

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FLATHEAD 4-H FOUNDATION – MINUTES

January 22, 2019

 6:00pm

 

 

Present: Dana Higgins, Codi Sorensen, Wally Sutton, Maureen Hein, Sandy Evenson, Kim Wortman, Don Anderson

Absent: Eric Schmidt, Frank Sutton, Kevin Bostock

Others Present:  Jamie Olson, Brayden Olson, Casey Meadows , Jason Royer, Susan Tutvedt, Joy Cloniger, Rebecca Cloniger, Lala Baracker, Melena Baracker, Nancy Baracaker, Kelly Baracker, Amie Warner, Theresa Williamson

Agent: Nori Pierce, absent

 

Call to order by Dana Higgins at 6:05

 

Correspondence:  Kim Wortman had a thank you from the Country Cousins for being able to sell cook books. Sandy Evenson had a thank you for money she received for attending the 4H leaders Form. Kim also reported that United Way approved our application for this year.

 

Minutes from previous meeting: Maureen Hein moved to accept minutes, Walley Sutton 2nd, Motion Carried

Treasurer's Report:  Kim Wortman reported on that we have $29,000 in the bank. We received $750 from the Bald Eagles and spent $1500 from scholarships in October. Maureen requested money for a bill for a scholarship for Dana for attending a grant writing class at FVCC. Wally Sutton moved to accept the Treasurers report and pay the bill. Maureen Hein 2nd. Motion Carried

 

Committee Reports-

 

Shooting Sports: Don Anderson reported that the club would like to thank the Foundation for scholarship money for Leader Training. Malena Baracker, a youth rep from shooting sports, reported how important this group has been for her and what it has taught her. Brayden Olson another youth rep, talked about how the program has changed his life for the positive. Rebecca Cloniger a youth rep, talked about what the program has taught her and all the people that have helped her and those she’s met.

               

Camp: No report at this time. Meeting on Thursday 6pm, the 24th at the Extension Office.

Scholarship:  Maureen Hein reported on how the scholarship policy works. There is a form online to fill out and they review it.

Fund Development:  Don Anderson introduced Casey and Jason from Chick-fil-A and how they have supported the brick process in buying bricks for volunteers. There is a nomination form that gets looked at, committee reviews and then they go to Chick-fil-A to get approved. Casey talked on how excited they are to partner with the 4H Foundation and support 4H. They are honored to help out and get the Volunteer Plaza going which will help out more youth.

Council: No report at this time.

Annual Report: Kim Wortman reported on Annual booklet she handed out. Kim asked the youth, leaders and parents to fill out comment cards with any suggestions or questions.

Old Business:   

Accounting Firm-Form 990 & Year End: Due February 15th. Kim reports that the accountant has the information and that he is working on it.

 

Sponsorship of Official 4H Record book covers: No update at this time

 

Policies & Budget:

Scholarship Policy:  Maureen reported that they are finalizing the policy. They would like members to pay for trips or clinics first and then submit for review.

            Budget Policy: no report at this time

 

New Business:    

 

Board Election: Dana Higgins, Eric Schmidt and Codi Sorensen are up for reelection. Eric is resigning from the board. He is a community position. Don Anderson is retiring early from his position. We need two community, two leaders and two youth positions that need to be filled. Dana and Codi accept their next three-year term.  Maureen moved to accept their nomination along with the nomination of Layla Baracker youth rep. Kim 2nd. Motion Carried. Dana welcomed Nori Pierce to the Board as the 4H Agent.

 

Comment & Announcements:

 

Chick-fil-A Brick Nominations: Encourage people to submit forms from any group.

 

Centennial Cookbooks: Are still available for selling as a fundraiser for the clubs.

 

Quarterly Business Meetings: Discussion on February 26, April 23, August 27, and October 22 for Annual Meeting.

 

Next meeting: February 26th 2019, 5:30, Place TBA

 

Meeting Adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted,     

 

Codi Sorensen

Codi Sorensen, Secretary

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Make your mark in the walkway that leads into the Fairgrounds Grandstand Building. Have your family name, a 4-H member's name, your business or organization's name engraved in a brick on the walkway. Click the link below to download the form to order your brick today!

Flathead 4-H Foundation Brick Order Form

 

Flathead 4-H Foundation is excited to

announce an opportunity to affirm your

place and provide a legacy for the

future at the Flathead County Fairgrounds!

 

Make your mark in the walkway that leads into the Grandstand Building. Have your family name, a 4-H member’s name, your business or organization’s name engraved in a brick on the walkway. You could even choose to engrave a brick in honor of someone special or create a family treasure for generations to come. We have lots of people that have spent much of their life in and around 4-H over the years and many have come through the grandstand building on their way to a livestock sale, or in support of one of their family members involved in 4-H. So honor your special friend, loved one, or family member with a commemorative engraved brick that will last forever in the walkway to the Grandstand building. Placement of the engraved bricks on the ground will be random.

Please complete all of the following information:                                  Date                    

Name________________________________________________ Phone__________

Address______________________________________________________________

City______________________________________ State____________________ Zip
Email

 

Questions? Please Contact: Flathead County Extension Office • Ben Frentsos 406.758.5552 Flathead 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

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Chick-fil-A is sponsoring bricks for those that have been Leagendary Leaders, Memorable Mentors, Unsung Heros, or are volunteers in our community. So nominate someone you know who fits into one of these categories and complete the Chick-fil-A Brick Nomination Form today and bring it into the MSU Extension Flathead County Office at 1108 S. Main St. Ste. 4, Kalispell, MT 59901.

 Chick-Fil-A Brick Nomination Form

Volunteer Plaza

Brick Nomination

 

There are people in our lives who helped shape the best in who we are.  Their time, their energy, passion, and commitment help us shine.  The Flathead 4-H Foundation and our generous sponsor, Chick-fil-A, want to help you recognize their generosity.  Please help us identify the unrecognized individuals in our community who have helped change your life and asked for nothing in return. 

 

Provide us with a few important pieces of information.  Please complete all fields.

 

ABOUT YOU

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Mailing Address

 

 

 

Phone Number                Email Address

 

 

 

 

ABOUT YOUR NOMINEE

Name

 

 

 

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Phone Number                Email Address

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Selected Nominees will have their name inscribed on one brick that will be placed at the North West Montana Fairgrounds Grandstands Building South Entrance. 

 

Bricks have a specific format

 

Line 1:  Name (First Last) 20 Characters Maximum

 

 

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    Legendary Leader     Memorable Mentor     Unsung Hero     For Volunteerism

 

 

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If you enjoy cooking, Flathead 4-H Foundation has cookbooks for sale at the Extension office! There are a lot of fabulous recipes to choose from! Only $14 cash or check will get you those recipes! Yum Yum!