“4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.”
Submitted by secretary, Kaleigh Roberts-Ridley.
High Country Handiworkers 4-H Club meeting for the month of October was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by the President Walker Cameron on October 10, 2016. The meeting was held in its usual location in the meeting rooms of the McKee building.
The pledges were led by members for leadership credit. Temporary office holders for the Treasurer and the Secretary were selected in the absence of last year’s office holders. Minutes from the July meeting were read by the secretary and approved as read. Roll call was answered with “What projects have you done in 4-H?” There were 20 members that were on last year’s roll call sheet in attendance, many parents attended for support, and many guests were visiting. There was no official Treasurer’s Report for the club account this month. The Sunshine Report covered birthdays for the months of August, September, and October. A get-well card was signed by the club for a Western Heritage Shooting Sports leader, Freddie Kiefer, who is battling cancer. There was no Cloverbud Report this month as there was no September meeting, the next meeting will be Halloween themed and all Cloverbuds are welcome.
Leader Reports came from the club leaders and project leaders. The club has club leaders in many projects including: photography, leather craft, leadership, woodworking, .22 rifle and pistol, air rifle and pistol, shotgun, western heritage, archery, rabbits, beef, and sheep. Enrollment goes live online October 16. Shooting sports announcements came from project leaders in Western Heritage and Outdoor Skills. The leaders of these projects are the Air Rifle and Pistol superintendents and encourage members to join these projects. They can provide further information on meetings. Shotgun will begin in March, .22 will begin in February as well as archery. Leader training for adults who wish to be more involved with shooting sports projects will be held April 7–9, further information is TBD.
Old Business was discussed. The club website and the truck raffle were brought to the club for consideration. The club website is in the development process, its progress was announced and payment options were discussed. The president asked for a motion from the members which was given and unanimously approved to fund a site. The truck raffle from the fair and the pancake breakfast was a success, it is a huge fundraiser for our club and this year we sold two of the prize tickets as well as over 1,000 other tickets.
The club will have its first Community Service project on November 6, members will learn to safely work with equipment to turn pens for those serving or have served in the military which will be distributed in honor of Veteran’s Day, there is a signup sheet available.
New Business was discussed. A proposal was made to fund new flags for the club, due to the age of the current flags. A motion was made to put funds toward new flags by Hannah Godfrey, seconded and unanimously approved by club members. The motion was made by Andrea Newby to design new t-shirts and approved by vote. Members are to bring their design to the November meeting.
Announcements began with Achievement night which will be held at the McKee building on November 4. Awards will be given out and the dairy bar will have ice cream.
Hannah Godfrey gave an announcement regarding the Junior Leader meetings, the next meeting will be October 24 and any member over the age of 14 is welcome to attend.
Special awards from the county fair should be responded to by thank-you notes as soon as possible.
The Carmen Johnson Award applications will be due soon, this scholarship can help immensely with 4-H expenses.
The Meeting Calendar regarding next meeting was discussed. The next meeting will be held in the same location November 14th.
Demonstrations were made by Curtis Buckardt on “Field Events in Archery.”
Adjournment of the meeting was at 8:18pm. The motion was made and seconded with unanimous approval.
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