The Meadowlark 4-H club met April 8. Will Pendleton, president, called the meeting to order. Jamie Morgison gave roll call. Members answered by telling what their favorite flower is. After roll call, Pendleton handed out ribbons from the model meeting. He also announced that 4-H camp will be June 8-11 and horse judging will be June 10. Jenny Nace was a guest and Jazia Hiklin was a new member. In new business, Chloe O'Dell moved for the club to have a fun event. Kennedy O'Dell seconded it. Chloe O'Dell explained the club has not been on a trip in long time. The motion was voted on and passed. Chloe O'Dell made a motion for the club to donate money to each camper to help pay their fee. The motion passed. Jazia Hiklin moved the club donate food to the Humane Society. The motion passed. Kennedy O'Dell moved to have a potluck May 13 at the fairgrounds. The motion passed. Skylar Evans moved to adjourn the meeting by saying the club pledge and motto. Kennedy O'Dell seconded it.
Vinland FCE will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vinland Methodist Church. Hostess will be Freida Martin. The lesson "Understanding Mental Illness" will be given by Lola Ford and Kayelen Hess.
Douglas County FCE Council met April 7 in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Judy Wulfkuhle, president, reported that FCE report forms are now on the KAFCE Web site and that district recognition day will be in Douglas County next year. Esther Smith, vice president, reported on the county project "Books, The Other Channel." The council decided to donate books to the new Perry-Lecompton Library that is being started in a store in Perry. Rachel Purvis, out-of-county tour chairwoman, announced the council-sponsored 2008 tour would be a visit to Cherokee and Crawford counties on Oct. 1. Darlene Bright, Red Cross cookie chairwoman, announced the next blood drive will be June 5 at First Christian Church, and Kanwaka FCE will furnish the cookies. The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. June 2 in the Deal Six Auditorium at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.