Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
Meeting was called to order on June 11, 2018 at 7:11 p.m. by President Brooke Carlson.
Pledges were led by Marley Gebhardt and Morgan Copeland.
Roll call was recorded by asking the question, “Have you started your project yet?”
Devon McNear moved to approve the May minutes as published on the club website. Seconded and APPROVED.
Treasurer’s report by Nate Rogers: checking $4,210.69 and savings $3, 029.15.
Reporter’s report by Walker Cameron. The May meeting report was submitted to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, the Fort Collins Coloradoan, our club website, and our Facebook page.
Sunshine report by vice president Breelyn Caffey in the absence of Cael Claude and Brice Caffey. There were three June birthdays celebrated and four members graduated from high school (Lacey Adams, Grace Gray, Brice Caffey and Tyler Rhoades).
Cloverbud report by Lacey Adams. The kids made and decorated stick horses out of pool noodles and then had horse races. They learned about the Kentucky Derby and 4-H Horse projects.
Cake Decorating Contest – Reviewed how the kids in our club did in their competition. Several members and Cloverbuds placed with blue ribbons.
Performing Arts Competition – Reviewed how the members did in their dances. We had several members who received champion and will be going on to state fair.
YHEC – Jacob Grudle and Lacey Adams competed at Youth Hunter Education Challence (YHEC) in Flager in April with Coach Jackie Easthouse. The team of Jacob, Lacey, and Katie Webb took third place, and individually Jacob took 1st and Lacey Adams took 17th place.
Rodeo and Carnival Ticket Orders – 4-H Night at the rodeo will be Monday, August 6. Go to the Signups page on hch4h.org to submit your order. The deadline for payment to Cindy is July 23.
4-H Dress Code – Proper attire is required for all 4-H events. With the warmer weather, girls need to be aware that short shorts, tank tops, and spaghetti strap shirts are not allowed. Boys need to be aware that t-shirts with inappropriate logos are not to be worn.
Fair Entry Forms – Entries are now available. Cindy had some printed for us because it’s tricky to find it on the internet. Also available is the Code of Ethics form for livestock exhibitors. We talked about how to fill out and find the department letters and class numbers.
Club T-Shirts – The club t-shirts that were ordered are available at tonight’s meeting.
Shooting Sports Record Book Workshop – There is a record book workshop on June 13 for shooting sports, but anyone can come and get help with their record books.
Golf Tournament – The club had several members volunteer for community service at the golf tournament on June 1 in Windsor. Club members and club leader and state foundation board member Rob Ryan discussed the outing.
Fair Parade – The theme this year is “Country Pride—County Wide.” Adult volunteers were requested to help organize and gather supplies to create the club's float. Volunteers were Rob Ryan, Rex Rogers, Julee Meiners, and Shavawn Cornett.
Livestock Judging Team – The county’s livestock judging team qualified to go to Scotland for international competition. Andrea Newby moved that we donate $500 to assist with their travel expenses. Seconded and APPROVED.
Demonstration Night – Our club’s first dedicated night for demonstrations is June 22 at 6:00 in the exhibit hall at the McKee Building. Supper will be provided by the club.
Violet Kroger moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m. Seconded and APPROVED.
Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by President Brooke Carlson.
Pledges were led by Cael Claude.
Roll call was taken by answering the question, “What are you doing this summer?”
Grace Claude moved to approve the minutes as published on the club website. Seconded and APPROVED.
The treasurer’s report was presented by Nate Rogers: checking account $4,512.69 and savings account $2,185.67.
The sunshine report was by Cael Claude and Brice Caffey: one birthday for May, thank you card for Kara Rudnick, get well card for Wes Newby for his surgery, get well card for Holly Godfrey for her surgery, sympathy card for Chenille Ballinger for the loss of her baby.
Cloverbud report was by Cindy Buckardt. They played 4-H bingo. Then they made bean bags out of socks and played the toilet paper toss with the bean bags to practice shooting line commands for Shooting Sports.
Foods – Trista Claude reflected on the Fyn River Farms field trip. Also the foods group had another project meeting where the group made butter and some of the members gave their project demonstrations. There was also some food sampling.
Archery – Archery practices are now outdoors at The Ranch.
Important Upcoming Dates –
We played a fun game of 4-H Bingo.
Carnival Review – Our club received the most funds as a result of the carnival from combination of pre-sold tickets, booth tickets, and auction baskets. The carnival brought in a total of $40,000 for the 4-H Foundation. Several members were ranked in the top 10 for selling the most carnival tickets, and the average was 27 per member overall in the county. Next year’s carnival will be held on March 2, 2019.
Club T-shirts – Will be arriving next week.
Demonstration Night – Proposed having a night for demonstrations in June. The club decided that a weeknight would be desirable to hold an evening to do just demonstrations.
Project eRecords – Discussed where to find them and that Shooting Sorts would be having a record book project evening at The Ranch on June 13, but all members could attend to get help on record books of all types.
Golf Tournament – Rob Ryan spoke about the upcoming 23rd Annual Hoshiko 4-H Golf Tournament on Friday, June 1. Golfers, sponsors, and volunteers are needed for this event that supports the Colorado 4-H Foundation.
Community Service Project – Everyone should have brought blankets or towels for the CSU vet teaching hospital to the meeting tonight.
Elizabeth Martin moved to adjourn the meeting at 8:33 p.m. Seconded and APPROVED.
Submitted by secretary, Lacey Adams.
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. on April 9, 2018 by President Brooke Carlson.
Pledges were led by Ava Lewis and Elizabeth Martin.
Roll call was taken with the question, “What is your favorite school subject?”
Ava Lewis pointed out a correction for the March minutes. She was listed as leading the pledges but didn’t do it last month. Nicholas Freeland made a motion to approve the minutes as posted on the website with that correction. Seconded and APPROVED.
Nate Rogers presented the treasurer’s report: checking $4,170 and savings $2,185.47.
Kara Rudnick, leader for the Bug-A-Bug-A Club club and coach for the Consumer Science Bowl Team, held a sample consumer science bowl for all club members and families to have an experience of what it is like. The team is looking for new members ages 14 and up.
Sunshine person Cael Claude asked all April birthdays to come to the front. Then we had everyone sign cards for Creative Hearts and Hands, Rawhiders 2, and Foothills for chartering clubs this year and to Berthoud Highlanders for their anniversary as a club. A card for a shooting sports mom that is ill was also passed around.
Lacey Adams reported on the last Cloverbuds meeting. They made coffee filter butterflies and colored their favorite bug. Then they ate caterpillars made of fruit and ants on a log for snack.
Foods – Trista Claude announced a field trip to Fyn River Farms on April 28 at 9:00 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join. Also there is a club foods project meeting on April 30, 2018 at 7:00 in the McKee Building.
Outdoor Skills – Shooting practice was held last Saturday to get ready for state competition.
Woodworking – Met last Saturday and started their projects.
Leathercraft – Meets every third Monday of the month.
Carmen Johnson project scholarship award applications are due by May 1. Go to the county website for the application.
Project Manuals – Everyone that needed a project manual should have received them tonight. If not talk to Cindy. Archery books have been backordered. Poultry books are found online.
Community Service – The Friendly Few 4-H Club is collecting blanket/bedding donations as a community service project. Bring your gently used towels and/or blankets to next month’s meeting to help the animals at CSU hospital.
Club T-shirts – Leftover shirts from last year are available for those new members who would like one as well as other 4-H shirts. Club members can also place an order. New members receive a shirt paid for by the club, and other members can choose to order a new one.
Sullivan and Tyler Rhoades did a demonstration on feeding lambs.
A motion to adjourn was made by Andrea Newby at 8:20 p.m. Seconded and APPROVED.
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