Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2001

4-H news

September 22, 2001


The September meeting of the Lone Star 4-H Club was called to order by Heather Hinshaw, president, at Sept. 12 at the Wakarusa Valley School. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite book or author.

Marla Metsker, secretary, read the minutes of the July meeting. Elisa Lemesany gave the treasurer's report. Mark Flory reported on the August 4-H Council meeting.

Mary Berg, community leader, reported that KAA records, pin applications and key award applications needed to be turned in to the community leaders for screening by Sept. 11. Adult volunteers were needed for county record book screenings Oct. 4 in Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The club trip committee announced plans to attend the American Royal this fall. The historian asked that members donate any leftover pictures from their record books for the scrapbook.

The Caffey, Waite and Jason Flory families volunteered to serve on the National 4-H Committee.

Election of officers was held. The following members were elected: Mark Flory, council representative; Marla Metsker, president; Casey Baker, vice president; Michael Krumm, secretary; John Berg, treasurer; Rebecca Hinshaw, reporter; Kailey Mesler, parliamentarian; Olivia Dilling, historian; Grant Metsker, junior president; Libby Queen, junior vice president; Christine Caffey, junior secretary; James Dilling, junior treasurer; Leslie Queen and Mackenzie Flory, recreation; and Chris Berg and Jay Baker, song leaders.

Members donated diapers to Hanna's House.

The Baker, Jason Flory, Caffey and Hinshaw/Jennings families served snacks.

Kanwaka 4-H Club met Sept. 4, and Scott Bronoski, president, called the meeting to order. The club sang "Home on the Range." Roll call was answered and the minutes were read and approved.

Reports were given by the officers and the leaders. The following dates were discussed:

Oct. 7-13, National 4-H week. Members are asked to wear their 4-H T-shirts to school.

Oct. 21, Douglas County Achievement Banquet, Kansas University, Kansas Union. Members who have completed their 4-H records will receive a free meal ticket.

Club elections for the 2001-2002 4-H year were held.

Mariah Dickson gave a talk about diabetes and invited members to join her in walking for diabetes on Oct. 6 at the Kansas Speedway.

The Kanwaka 4-H club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month in Kanwaka Hall. Guests are always welcome.

The Eudora 4-H Club met Sept. 3 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.

Members completed their record books and handed them in for judging.

The election of senior officers was held. Those elected were: Ashley Moran, president; Megan Ballock, vice president; Samantha Box, secretary; Timothy Moran, treasurer; Mary Cox, reporter; Kari Hadl, recreation leader; Whitney Box, song leader; Emily Ballock, historian; Jacob Cox, parliamentarian; Ashley Moran and Kevin Webb, county council members.

Upcoming club events include: Sept. 30, Eudora 4-H Club and 4-H Sunday Achievement Banquet; Oct. 7-13, 4-H Week, Eudora 4-H Club displays their projects in the Eudora Public Library; late October, Eudora 4-H Club visits the American Royal Rodeo; Oct. 21, the Douglas County Achievement Banquet at the Kansas Union.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in the basement of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.

The September Four Leaf Clover 4-H Club meeting was presided by Colin Hamel, vice president.

The club voted to have a fall party, and the recreation community will plan the event. They also decided to do a window display for National 4-H Week. Lindsey Rich gave a speech about her service project on crochet called, "Circles of Hope."

Election of officers was held. The following officers were elected: Jim Ashcraft, president; Carolyn Dinsdale, junior president; Anne Dinsdale, vice president; Katie Jo Wohletz, junior vice president; Erin Ashcraft, secretary; Jerry Wohletz, junior secretary; Faryle Scott, treasurer; Garrett Jones, junior treasurer; Kelly Flanders, reporter; Jen Livingood, junior reporter; Colin Hamel, song leader; Louis Hamel, junior song leader; Kim Livingood, recreation leader; Colton Lynch, junior recreation leader; Lindsey Rich, parliamentarian; and Sarah Naff, junior parliamentarian.

Hosts were the Frantz, Jones and Schwartz families. The next meeting will be Oct. 8.

Dennis Mersmann called the Sept. 11 Meadowlark 4-H Club meeting to order. Members answered roll call by named their favorite 4-H memory from the past year.

It was announced that the Douglas County Achievement Banquet will be Oct. 21 in Kansas University's Kansas Union.

Election of officers was held. New senior officers are Samie Milligan, president; Darianne Hicks, vice president; Liz Pendleton, secretary; Michael Hicks, treasurer; Kyle Morgison, reporter; Margaret Pendleton, parliamentarian; Samie Milligan and Michael Hicks, council representatives; Jamie Morgison, song leader; and Derby Miller, recreation leader.

The club's next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 with a potluck dinner. Each family is asked to bring a main dish and side dish. The club will have an Achievement Celebration.

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