Vinland FCE will meet for a noon luncheon Tuesday at the home of Lola Ford, 1479 N. 300 Road, Baldwin City. Each member is to bring a covered dish and their own table service. Those attending are also to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Baldwin United Methodist food pantry. Roll call will be answered by naming your favorite Christmas carol.
Kanwaka FCE will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday for a Christmas luncheon at the home of Don and Margaret Fuston, 802 N. 1800 Road. Members are to bring a covered dish and items for First Step House. No specific items have been requested. There will be no gift exchange for members.
The regular meeting of the Douglas County 4-H Horse project was held Nov. 16 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Leaders encouraged members to think of ideas for the Spring Clinic. Some suggestions were to learn about English Equitation and Jumping. The club voted to donate to the 4-H Foundation. The club celebrated achievements for 2010; three members earned the gold award. The next open ride is Dec. 21 and the next business meeting, on Jan. 18, will be led by junior officers.
The Stull Busy Beavers 4-H club met Nov. 8 at the Stull United Methodist Church Faith and Friendship Center. It was parents night, so the parents filled in the roles of club officers and provided the program. Roll call was answered by whether you preferred stuffing or mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving dinner. Sign-up for working the concession stand at the Ross Wulfkuhle auction for Nov. 20 was passed around. The club decided to adopt four ‘grandparents’ from the Douglas County Senior Center for a Christmas community service project. The club also voted to go Christmas caroling at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor on Friday. During the program, Mike O’Connor displayed parts of a rocket; Mike Leming explained how to properly wash your beef cattle prior to showing; Bryce and Gina Schumann demonstrated how to polish leather boots; and Vickie Clark demonstrated through parliamentary procedure how to make snack mix by using motions. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Stull UMC F&FC. Families are to bring their favorite snack for refreshments and members are to bring a $3 or under gift for an exchange.