Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2007

4-H and FCE news

September 22, 2007

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The Family and Community Education Council met Sept. 4 in Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Margaret Fuston, president, gave each council representative their membership forms and unit reports. Judy Wulfkuhle, vice president, reminded representatives that dues and membership forms are due by Oct. 1 and that reports are due Dec. 1.

Susan Krumm, family and consumer science agent for K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County, reported on the extension's booth planned for today at the Health Fair at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Aliene Bieber and Lola Ford will set up and maintain the booth, and FCE unit members will assist them.

Alice Eisele reported on the Fall Festival, set for Oct. 19 in Building 21 at the fairgrounds. The program will be on history through music, presented by Merilee Dymacek.

Darlene Bright, Red Cross cookie chairman, announced that the next Red Cross blood drive will be Oct. 15 at First Christian Church. 59ers and Belleview units will furnish the cookies.

The council's officers for 2008 are Judy Wulfkuhle, president; Esther Smith, vice president; Genny Hunsinger, secretary; Charlene Winter, treasurer; and Darlene Bright, public relations.

Judy Wulfkuhle was nominated for the FCE Family award, and Lola Ford was nominated for Heart of FCE award.

The next council meeting is planned for Nov. 13 in Deal Six Auditorium at the fairgrounds.

¢The Meadowlark 4-H Club met Aug. 7. Will Pendleton called the meeting to order. Members answered roll call by naming their favorite fair activity. Jamie Morgison read the minutes for the last meeting.

In new business, the club discussed a concession stand today at Dorothy Schaake's house. Members talked about what they did at the fair or how they spent their summer. Kennedy O'Dell discussed entering a cake in the fair. Will discussed his trip to Germany and the differences between the countries' school systems.

Derby and Shelby Miller told the club about the cattle they raised and going on a trip. Jamie talked about her softball games and scores. Skylar Evans gave an account of her white-water rafting experience. During the meeting, a wasp-like insect landed on a pole, and Laura Kennard identified it. She also talked about her favorite horses.

The meeting was adjourned by members saying the club pledge and motto.

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