Club news

Churchtown Community Crew

Churchtown Community Crew held their meeting on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. John’s School pavilion. The meeting was called to order by President Erin Hague. Roll call was to your favorite color. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Katie Schaad and the 4-H Pledge was led by Owen Schaad. A song titled “Buffalo Song” was led by Emma and Jackie Tornes. A devotion titled “Great is the Lord” was given by Vice President Haley Tornes. A treasurer’s report was given by Treasurer Jaslynn Casto. A health report on Exercise and Fitness was given by Health Reporter Dylan Hart. A safety report on Ladder Safety was given by Safety Reporter Lane Schaad. The Cloverbuds worked in their Cloverbud activity books doing activities about the American Flag. Recreation leader Madison Wells lead the club in a game of “SPUD.”

Old Business Enrollment forms are due April 15. Turkey and Duck forms are due April 14. 4-H club members were reminded to attend the 4-H Camp Hervida Chicken BBQ Dinner on May 6th. Quality Assurance #2 is at Warren High School on 4/19/17. The club also discussed Dairy Feeder tag in.

New Business The club voted to have a bake sale on May 15. The club changed the meeting date to May 15. The bake sale and meeting will be held at Agland. The club was reminded to check the newsletter for 4-H camp information. Members were reminded about the Schwan food sale from April 1 through May 15, which is to help members earn money for camp fees.

Maddison Wells made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Ann Marie Schaad seconded the motion. As this was the healthy snack meeting, refreshments were brought by all members. Each member shared some nutritional facts and information on the healthy snack(s) they brought. The next meeting will be May 15 at 9 a.m. at Agland. Refreshments will be brought by Emma and Jackie Tornes and Averi Schwendeman. Demonstrations will be given by Maddison Wells, Haley Tornes, Erin Hague, Jaslynn Casto, and Jaelyn Tornes.

Trail Blazers 4-H

The Trail Blazers 4-H had a meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 11 at the Barlow Fairgrounds. There were 16 members present and 12 guests. Pledges were led by Cory Hoffman — American and 4-H Pledge by Holly McCoy. The Old Business included: Last Quality Assurance is May 15, 2017 at the Career Center from 7 to 9 p.m. There was a report on the April Community Service Project at Apple Tree Assisted Living Facility in Barlow. The club appreciates Emily Hoffman, Cory Hoffman, Travis Hoffman and Raegan Salamonsen for going once a week and watering and weeding the flower beds. The club then had a report on the Camp Hervida Chicken BBQ. The club donated a Boston Fern for the country store. The club appreciates all members that worked at the chicken barbecue. Smitty’s Pizza fundraisers: Horse committee — May 11; and Advisory committee May 17 to 19. Smitty’s Pizza gives a percent of sales of the day for the committees.

The first Equine riding session: Saturday, May 13, at Claudia Simms barn from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a guest speaker, a farrier.

The club is buying new T-shirts for all new members. Signup sheet is available. Parents/siblings are $15 each.

New Business:

There was a report on Tractor Supply Clover Sales. The club appreciates all members who worked at the clover sale.

A committee of Holly McCoy, Leeann Triplett, Kinzey Smith was formed to work on the annual camping/canoeing/hiking trip. Report next meeting.

Thank you card to Minibel Golf Course. The owner enjoyed watching the 4-H play soccer gulf.

Horse declaration forms and shot records are due in the extension office by June 1. Also PAS form due on June 1. Watch deadline checklist in packets.

State hippology and judging competitions. Can join no later than May 30 if interested. 4-H camp registrations are due June 1. Reminder to work on project books: Non-Market skillathon is June 30 at Washington County Career Center. See website for times by specific project. Make-up dates July 19 and 25 by appointments only. Animal project skillathons are Aug. 5 at Junior Fair Building. Make-up dates are Aug. 7 and 8 by appointment. Demonstrations at the next meeting are by Emily Hoffman, Cory Hoffman, Travis Hoffman and Kinzey Smith. Olivia Hesson has snacks for next meeting.

The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Barlow Fairgrounds.

Marietta Junior Reading Club

The Marietta Junior Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on May 9, 2017, with 25 attendees. A social hour preceded the catered dinner, which was hosted by Peter Polites and Virginia Mayle. The business meeting was led by President Roger Bartunek and included a welcome to guests Warren and Georgene Johnson, and Betsy Mincey. Bill McNeely gave the evening’s program: an analysis of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J. D. Vance. The next meeting will be on June 13, and the program will be an informal exchange about books.

Guys and Dolls OCCL

The Guys and Dolls OCCL met on April 24 at the home of Rita Offenberger. The meeting was opened with a prayer. Carolyn Offenberger presided over the meeting. Rosie gave a final report on the Spring Conference at Burr Oak. It was well attended and everyone had a good time. The Spring Conference for 2018 will be held again at Burr Oak Lodge. Safety Town was discussed with members volunteering to work the three days that were assigned to our group. The fall convention will be held at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek on Oct. 6. It was stated that we have secured three rooms for that date. After the meeting, Marilyn Young, co-hostess, served delicious “Belle Burgers” and chips. Afterwards, games were enjoyed by all present. Next meeting will be held on May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Cornerstone Inn in Beverly.