The Holmes County 4-H Program through the University of Florida IFAS Extension held its first 4-H Air Rifle Club Meeting on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the Holmes County Ag Center.
Members held a brief club meeting to choose a name for the club and held officer elections. The members’ final vote was to select “Hammer Down 4-H Air Rifle Club” as their official club name. Once the business portion of the club meeting was adjourned, members were then led to the air rifle range by 4-H volunteers and certified air rifle instructions, Duane Crawson & John Ernst. Members were were given safety equipment, safety instructions, taught how to know their eye dominance, an overview of the basic air rifle parts and step-by-step instructions on handling the air rifle. After thorough instructions, members were placed into pairs for peer coaching to support the 4-H methodology of “learn by doing”.
[important]This 4-H club is open to a maximum of 20 enrolled 4-H youth ages 10 and up, so there are three open spots left!!! Youth wanting to participate in Air Rifle must contact Niki Crawson, Holmes County 4-H Agent, before April 5, 2013, to RSVP a spot. If youth are not currently 4-H members, they can still enroll in Holmes County 4-H and get involved in the 4-H Air Rifle Club before the deadline. All participating youth will be required to have a 4-H Participation Waiver Form on file in the 4-H Office. Click here to download. Return the form via email, fax (850) 547-7433 or return to the 4-H Office before the next meeting scheduled for April 5th.[/important]
For information on how you can get involved with 4-H as a youth, Air Rifle Club Volunteer, or 4-H supporter, please contact Niki Crawson at 547-1108.