Archive for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Reno Bobwhite 4-H Club Report

October 16, 2012

The October meeting was called to order by outgoing president, Aaron McIntyre. The club then was led in the American flag salute. Roll call was answered by answering the question: What is your favorite holiday? Acting secretary Carrie Husband read last month’s minutes; the minutes were approved as read. No treasurer’s report was given as the treasurer was absent.

Next on the agenda were the leader’s reports. Club leader Donna Wiley informed the club members and their parents that enrollment forms and participation forms were due that night. She announced that the Leavenworth County 4-H Council was having an officer training on Nov. 6 at the Lansing 4-H Building. The Reno Bobwhites are having a club parent/adult leader meeting on Nov. 29. The County-Wide Shooting Sports Project met on Oct. 9 at the administration building at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. She thanked the Reno Bobwhite National 4-H Week Committee for its work at the downtown First State Bank and Trust display case. The committee members were Ben and Ariel Jacobs, with Cheryl Jacobs as the supervising adult. Wiley encouraged all 4-H members to go and see the display. Other announcements included the need for 4-H families to sign up as hosts for the upcoming club achievement party and the December club meeting. Lastly, she stated that parents planning to attend the Leavenworth County Achievement Night at the administration building on the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 10, could sign up for tickets.

Michelle McIntyre also had information to relate for her leader report. She urged members to sign a thank-you card for last month’s special speaker, Janet Klasinski. Next, Michelle advised the members who were 12 and older to enroll in the leadership project. As the county-wide leader for the Leadership Club, she also promoted the idea of 4-H’ers 11 years and older joining the county-wide program. The County Leadership Club meets at 6:30 p.m. in the 4-H Building at the Fairgrounds. Besides having a meeting, the Leadership Members clean both the 4-H and the administration buildings. The Fair Board compensates the club for their work. Last year, this club distributed 1,900 cookies to area shut-ins at Christmastime.

Leader Crystal Miles was next to relate necessary information to the Reno Bobwhites. As it was National 4-H Week, she encouraged members to wear 4-H shirts as they went about their activities on Friday. She reminded the members who had chosen to display their projects at First State Bank to write this activity down in their record books. Older members were urged to adopt new 4-H members – one category in the record books is satisfied by this activity. Miles suggested that members engage in 4-H activities at the local, county, and state levels in order to compete for state awards. Because a new 4-H year is beginning, she informed all parents that new project leaders are needed. New leaders need to take the state-required VIP training. Leavenworth County Extension usually offers these classes twice a year. Watch the county 4-H newsletter for details. Miles extended a thank you to 4-H’ers who cleaned up before the fair, cleaned up after the fair, and/or worked in the county food stand.

Christie Wiley, 4-H member, explained that committees for the Club Christmas Party needed to be filled. These committees include refreshments, decorating, gift exchange, outreach and program.

Garrett French, 4-H member, announced that he would be giving a robotics demonstration after the meeting.

The Songleaders led the song “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”

There were no committee reports or unfinished business.

In new business, the club voted to buy pizza for the Club Achievement Party.

For the program, the club held the installation of senior officers. Candles were lit as the new officers recited their pledges. New officers present were Christie Wiley, Ben Jacobs, Austin Wiley, Carrie Husband, Garrett French and Catherine Davidson.

In announcements, Michelle McIntyre introduced and welcomed two new members. Austin Wiley, county council representative, informed the club members that tacos would be served at the County Achievement Night. Justin Leslie, 4-H member, reminded the Goat Project Members that the County 4-H Goat Club would be having a potluck Sunday, Oct. 14. Aaron McIntyre informed the members to be prepared to “show and tell” their fair projects and ribbons at next month’s Club Achievement Party. Families were encouraged to sign up to bring a side dish or dessert to the party.

The Birthday Pig was fed. “Happy Birthday” was sung to several 4-H members and adults.

The meeting was adjourned.

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