Reno Bobwhite 4-H Club report
The Nov. 1 meeting began with the Club Achievement Party. The party was attended by 4-H’ers and their families. The menu was pizza purchased from Gambino’s with side dishes and desserts supplied by the member’s families. Fair projects were displayed on a table. Members that displayed projects were Jake Derzinski, Emmie Derzinski, Ben Jacobs, Ariel Jacobs, Garrett French, Syndee Oelschlaeger, McKinna Oelschlaeger, Emily Jardes, Mikayla Rhoads, Jacob Boone, Aidan Boone, Afton Boone, Bethany Head, Molly Monahan, Brooke Vicory, Bonnie Monahan, Allie Packard and Catherine Davidson. The party was hosted by the Achievement Party Committee which was composed of 4-H’ers Justin Leslie, Ariel Jacobs and Ben Jacobs as well as adults Ron Leslie, Leanna Leslie and Cheryl Jacobs.
The meeting began with the installation of the new president, Allie Packard, by Donna Wiley, Reno Bobwhite leader. Allie was unable to attend last month’s meeting when the other senior officers were installed. Allie then called the meeting to order. Next, the club was led in the American Flag Salute by Bethany Head. The 4-H Pledge was led by Molly Monahan. A fun time was had by all when Bethany and Molly led the club in “The Milk Song.” Roll call was answered by the 4-H’ers telling of their accomplishments at the Leavenworth County Fair and the Kansas State Fair. Secretary Carrie Husband read last month’s minutes; the minutes were approved as read. There were no communications. No treasurer’s report was given as the treasurer was absent. Reporter Ben Jacobs reported that an article had been submitted to The Mirror. There was not a county council report as the council had not met last month.
The Leader’s Reports were next on the agenda. Community Leader Michelle McIntyre awarded Certificates of Appreciation to members that had helped with last year’s Safety Day Camp. These members were Alex Tucker, Allie Packard, Catherine Davidson, Justin Patrick, Elizabeth Patrick, Bonnie Monahan, and Aaron McIntyre.
Club leader Donna Wiley also had some pertinent information. She announced that member’s judging results from last year could be obtained from the leader’s table. Donna then asked for a round of applause for the achievements of the 4-Hers. Announcements were made of upcoming important events:
• 7 p.m. Nov. 26 — County Council Meeting at the Lansing 4-H Building.
• 7 p.m. Nov. 29 — Reno Bobwhite Leader and Parent Meeting.
• 7 p.m. Dec. 8 — Reno Bobwhite Club Christmas Party.
Lastly, Donna read an article from the High Plains Journal by Trent Loos. Loos’ article highlighted two concepts that 4-H members learn: self-responsibility and the value of asking “Why?” Some other facts from the article included:
• There are 60 million 4-H alumni in the U.S. right now.
• Currently, there are 6 million 4-H’ers in urban, suburban and rural communities who stand out among their peers.
• 4-H members are nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school.
• 4-H members are two times more likely to plan to go to college.
• 4-H members are 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
• 4-H members are 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.
For Reports of Committees, Ben Jacobs, Chairman of the National 4-H Week Display Committee, thanked members for their contributions to the display case at First State Bank in Tonganoxie.
In new business, the club voted to have each member bring a gift with a value of at least $2 to the Club Christmas Party.
In a ceremony complete with pledges and the lighting of candles, the junior officers were installed by President Allie Packard. The new officers are Molly Monahan, president; Ahren Gann, vice president of program; Emmie Derzinski, secretary; Ariel Jacobs, treasurer; and Jake Derzinski, reporter. Junior officer Aspen Moritz, who is the vice president of songs, was absent.
For announcements, achievement party committee member Ariel Jacobs, asked the 4-Hers and guests to look under their chairs for a piece of yellow paper. Those who had the paper were awarded door prizes of decorative corn. Four prizes were awarded.
Next, Donna Wiley announced that no fair premiums were given because she had just received the check from the Extension Office. Members will receive checks at next month’s meeting.
Allie Packard, president, informed the club of the program for the December club meeting:
• Song leaders, selected by Kassie Mathews.
• Quote, reading, poem or music, Jake Derzinski, Dylan Deters.
• Safety or health tip, Samuel and Benjamin Manus.
• Talks, Carrie Husband, Ben and Ariel Jacobs.
• The Club Constitution will be read by host families, Patrick, Manus, Tucker and Gilliam.
The meeting was adjourned.