Archive for Thursday, January 22, 2009

4-H update

January 22, 2009

The regular monthly meeting of the Eudora 4-H Club was called to order on Jan. 5 by Vice President Brianna Landon. Song leader Blaire Landon led the club in singing “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean.” Roll call this month was “name a road sign.” The minutes of the previous meeting were read by secretary Blaire Landon. There were no communications for the club. The recreation leader, Mason Kelso, led the club in playing a team-building game. Partners would sit on the ground back to back and have their arms locked together. The teams would have to fully stand up to complete the exercise.

The club had three items of new business brought up. The first was community service for the club. The club decided that a committee needed to be formed, and so a sign up sheet was placed for the Community Service Committee. The second piece of new business was the election of a new vice president. There were three candidates: Mason Kelso, Ellen Heschmeyer and Justin Leonard. Justin Leonard was elected the new club vice president.

The third item of new business was an amendment to the club constitution. The amendment presented was making the office treasurer a two-year term. The office has a lot of paperwork that needs to be filled out, and it is a big job for someone to learn in one year. The amendment was presented at the meeting and will be voted on in the February meeting.

The program was installation of new members. Club officers Matthew Kelso, president, Brianna Landon, vice president, Blaire Landon, secretary, and Justin Leonard, treasurer, installed the new members Hailey Davis, Brett Neis, Mason Hart, Kaylee Neis, Julia Delgado, Kalen Dressler and Kelby Dressler. The new members recited the 4-H club pledge and motto with all members present at the meeting.

To continue the program, Alexis Leonard gave a talk on her fair project, in which she sewed a Hannah Montana pillow. Justin Leonard also gave a talk about pigs and why members should join the swine project. Justin Leonard reported the balances in the club financial accounts. County Council members Matthew Kelso and Chase Brecheisen reported that the upcoming Skill-A-Thon scheduled for Jan. 19, which is open to anyone, not just 4-Hers. Douglas County Club Days would be Feb. 14 at the fair grounds. There was a reminder that pictures were needed for the 4-H Cub Web site.

The meeting was adjourned with reciting the 4-H pledge and motto. The next meeting of the Eudora 4-H Club will be on Feb. 2 at Saint Paul United Church of Christ.

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