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4-H and FCE news

December 2, 2006

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The Stull Family and Community Education unit will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of Pat Solbach. Members are asked to bring food for donations.

¢ The November meeting of Lone Star 4-H Club began with a dinner for all members and their families.

The meeting was called to order by President Christine Caffey. Sixteen members answered roll call by naming their favorite fall color. T-shirt orders were completed. It was decided to reimburse the members attending the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum for the cost of the camp. Five members attended the camp Nov. 17-19 at Rock Springs. Members were reminded to turn in enrollment cards, and seven members and parents volunteered to help with the Bromelsick party on Dec. 3. The club approved the new budget and to adopt a family for Christmas. Following the meeting, community leaders David Metsker and Mary Berg thanked all of the project leaders for their years of service. Twenty members received pins for years of membership. Fifteen members were recognized for completion of their record books, and 12 members were given gift certificates for good or perfect attendance at monthly meetings.

Past officers also were given a token of appreciation for their service during the past year.

¢ The Pioneer 4-H Club held its "Spooky" meeting Oct. 23. Hosts of the meeting were Larry and LaDonna Wilson.

President Sam Wilson called the meeting to order. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite trick.

The club decided to ride the Haunted Train on Oct. 27 in Baldwin. Enrollment cards are due to the Wilsons on Nov. 13, and the achievement banquet was planned for Nov. 5 with the theme "Wild West." A 4-H carnival was set for Sunday in the Community Building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Newly elected officers were sworn in by the Wilsons.

¢ The Family and Community Education Council met Nov. 14 in Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Agent Susan Krumm explained the Just Food project, a new coalition of food pantries in Lawrence. Darlene Bright announced the next Red Cross blood drive will be Dec. 21 at First Christian Church. Vinland and Kanwaka FCE units will furnish the cookies.

The elected officers for 2007 are Margaret Fuston, president; Judy Wulfkuhle, vice president; Jenny Hunsinger, secretary; Charlene Winter, treasurer; and Darlene Bright, public relations.

President Myrna Hartford appointed the following committee members: Pauline Nunemaker, historian; Rachel Purvis, out of county educational tour chair; Darlene Bright, Red Cross cookie chair; and Patty Rundquist, program committee.

The next FCE Council meeting will be Jan. 9 at Deal Six Auditorium.

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