Kountry Kids 4-H Club
by Kayley Thomas, news reporter
The Kountry Kids 4-H Club’s meeting was brought to order at 2:07 p.m. on Feb. 12, with new officers at the table. Cierra Colahan, the new president, chose Cierra Colahan to lead the American Pledge and Ryan Justus to lead the 4-H pledge. Doria Welch is serving as vice president, Brooke Sweeney as secretary, Kimber Colahan as Treasurer, Kayley Thomas as news reporter and Brysen Curtis and Sydney Tinney as health and safety officers.
We are happy to welcome many new members to our club this year. The room was very full! Our only rule is to have fun. The secretary’s report was approved, along with the treasurer’s report.
A candy bar fundraiser is in progress. Anthony Thomas candy bars are being sold for $1 by club members. Due to the quick profit return thus far, more candy bars will be distributed soon. If you can’t contact a club member, you can contact the club leader, Shena Justus, at [email protected].
It was decided to sponsor the same ribbons as last year. $60 are going to horses and chickens awards at the fair this year.
Project intentions must be announced by March 1 for paperwork purposes. Demonstrations will be in April and May. They will be project-related this year in order to reinforce the purpose of 4-H and teach members about different project areas. Group presentations are welcomed.
A t-shirt idea was passed around. Tour ideas are needed. Some suggestions include a hog farm, a cow farm and a fire station. The past two years have been a hog farm and Wittich’s Candy Shop. Any suggestions? Tell a club member.
The new fairgrounds were discussed. The fair will be at the same spot, but renovations are starting soon. A new parking lot will likely be started soon. The barns and other structures will be redone later. Donations are welcome. Contact the Extension Office for more information.
Zach Martin moved to adjourn the meeting, and Shelby Shannon seconded it.
Madison Livewires 4-H Club
by Megan Reynolds, news reporter
The Zion Church, Ashville Ohio
7 p.m. Feb. 16, 2017
Opening: Pledge of Allegiance was led by Hunter and the 4-H pledge was led by Caitlyn. Roll was called by Megan and each member answered by saying something that was red. There were 25 members, five advisors and 11 guests present.
Officer Reports: Megan read the minutes from the Jan. 19 meeting, and they were approved as read. Landon read the treasurer’s report and stated that the balance in the checking account was $1,677.50.
Old Business: Members were reminded to pay $20 for dues. Judi will pick up a gift card for Ronnie Clifton to thank him for letting us use his copier and supplies for our club.
New Business: A motion was made by Cody to pay Mary Hines $82.73 for supplies for the Christmas party. AJ seconded the motion, and the motion passed. The members played a game of bingo so everyone could learn more about each other since the club has so many new members. A motion was made by Cody to sponsor the 2017 4-H Awards for the fair this year in the amount of $400, Landon seconded the motion and it passed. New project books were passed out, and Judi was going to find out if only one poultry project book was needed if multiple poultry projects were taken. Kellen Hedges, Skyla Smith, Cody Hunt and Jacqueline Battigaglia all attended officer training, and they each spoke about what they learned at the meeting. Addison Scarberry presented her demonstration on “What to look for when buying a sheep,” and she did a great job! Members broke out into their committees to start coming up with ideas for this year.
Announcements: Next meeting the following members will present their demonstrations: Landon, Ella, Skyla, Hayden, Megan, Kellen, AJ and Cody. Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 2, at the Zion Church in Ashville at 7 p.m. Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Cody and was seconded by Allison.
Scioto Scrappin’ & More 4-H Club
by Cheyenne Bowling, news reporter
The Scioto Scrappin’ & More 4-H Club met on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at the Havan Home in Commercial Point. The meeting was called to order by vice president Ambrosia Havan. The American Pledge was led by Avalon Havan and the 4-H Pledge was led by Ally Remick. Makayla Lange did the roll call, and members answered by listing an item that they would need in a first aid kit.
Makayla Lange read the secretary’s reports from the Jan. 13, 21 and 27 meetings. The reports were approved by the club. The Treasurer’s Report was not available. Kassidy Lange presented her Health and Safety report on Social Media Safety (i.e. Facebook). Members were reminded not to list personal information when using social media.
Avalon Havan presented the Energy Report reminding members to conserve electricity by turning out the lights. Ambrosia Havan presented the Community Service Report. The club will be assisting with the Harrisburg Festival on July 27-29. Scioto Scrappin’ & More also donated $25 to the Buckeyethon. The club also plans to help with the Scioto Class Reunion on Saturday, May 20, as well as the Pickaway County Relay for Life on Sept. 16.
Demonstrations were completed by Ambrosia Havan teaching members how to be “green” when planning a party by using reusable plates and utensils instead of purchasing disposable. Avalon Havan taught members how to make trail mix. Anam Havan demonstrated how to make butter which he learned from his Science Fun with Dairy project. Makayla Lange demonstrated how to make a pocket first aid kit. Avalon Havan also helped members understand what it feels like to be impaired by having members thread a nut and bolt while wearing gloves and impairment glasses.
Ambrosia Havan welcomed a guest chef, Damon Drumstra, who taught members about recipe development. Damon taught members how to make stir fry. It was delicious and nutritious.
Pickaway County 4-H week was celebrated by the club by displaying posters created by members in the windows of Harvest Healthcare in Commercial Point.
Our next meeting will be on Friday, March 10. Members will meet at Teays Valley West Middle School to help with the Mother/Son Color Dance. Scioto Scrappin’ & More will handle the food for the evening and help with games during the dance as well as set up and clean up. Kassidy Lange moved to do this event in place of the normal business meeting. Anam Havan second the motion. The motion passed.
Members went on a field trip to the mid-Ohio Food Bank on Monday, Feb. 20. Members learned how the food is collected and distributed to the community.
The meeting was adjourned with a motion from Makayla Lange and second by Cheyenne Bowling and Ally Remick.
Wild Wild West 4-H Club
Bridget Hartley, news reporter
The Wild Wild West 4-H group met Feb. 5 at Teays Valley West Middle School. The club passed out project books and club t-shirts to all members. We discussed our next community service event, which was making and passing out Valentine cards to the residents at Monterey Nursing Home. We also talked about fair booth theme ideas.
Our next meeting will be at 6 p.m. March 5 at TVWMS.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal