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Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads

Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads 4-H Club met on April 8, 2018. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Cole Haines. The pledges were led by Dominic Brooker and Meadow Rauch. Members answered role call with “What I Like To Do On Spring Break.” The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. Club programs for the year were passed out to all members. A report on the 4-H Endowment Dinner and Auction was given. The club furnished a spring time gift basket and a summer fun tote for the auction, and furnished a Christmas tree table decoration.

The April-May Family Newsletter was received. Important dates to remember include the Swan’s Care Fundraiser April 1 to May 16; Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign April 11 to 22; camp clean-up April 14; chicken and turkey orders are due April 16; camp counselor training April 17, Quality Assurance Training April 19; royalty applications due May 1.

Advisor Charlotte Wagner installed the officers using the theme “Sweet Tasks.” The Cloverbuds shared with the other members that they are learning the 4-H Pledge and Motto and they made pictures to help them remember both. Recreation was Magic Ball, and refreshments were served by Church and Aurora Barton.

Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads

Lowell Lively Lassies & Lads 4-H Club met on April 22, 2018. The meeting was called to order by Alex Brown. The pledges were led by Owen Brown and Ariane Pollock. Members answered role call with “My Favorite Baseball Team.” The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given. All the candy money has been collected and the check to pay for the candy was written and sent to the Extension Office.

Advisor Charlotte Wagner installed officers Sierra Bayless, Madison Butler, and Janessa Ross who were absent at the last meeting. Important dates to remember include Royalty Applications due May 1 (there is a $30 application fee); camp counselor training May 1; chicken barbeque dinner at Camp Hervida May 5; camp counselor training May 15; last Quality Assurance Training May 15.

A 5K Walk & Run to benefit Camp Hervida will be held Saturday June 2, 2018. It is sponsored by the Oak Grove Explorers 4-H Club and starts at the Oak Grove Christian School. Safety Leader Owen Brown presented a safety tip. Also, a health tip on hand washing and a health word search were presented. The Cloverbuds learned how to make stress balls.

Madison Butler led a balloon race for recreation, and refreshments were served by Alex and Owen Brown. The next meeting will be May 20, 2018 at Lowell Elementary School to plant flowers at the school prior to the meeting.

Marietta Junior Reading Club

The Marietta Junior Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on May 15, 2018, with 26 members present. A social hour preceded the catered dinner, which was hosted by Peter Polites and Virginia Mayle. The business meeting was led by President Peter Polites and included a warm welcome to guest Tricia Landsittel. For the evening’s program, in Bill McNeely’s place Marty Jamison presented Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-year History.” The next meeting will be on June 12, 2018, a potluck at Phillip/Robinson’s with readers Jamison/Nelson.

Honeysuckle Hills

The Honeysuckle Hills 4-H Club held their meeting at BAM in Belpre on May 13 at 2 p.m. The meeting was called to order by president, Sierra Sinclair. Bailey Harlow led the American pledge and Aiden Harlow led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was taken by secretary, Elizabeth Burdiss by your favorite superhero. The secretary’s report was read and the minutes were approved by the club. The devotion was given by Christopher Burdiss. The treasurer’s report was given by Bailey Harlow.

Old Business: Members of the club reported on camp clean up, Hervida chicken BBQ, and Quality Assurance (QA). The club donated a Tractor Supply gift card to the Hervida chicken BBQ and the club raised almost $130 with candy bar sales. The club won two awards for their poster and display contest.

New Business: Camp forms are due and project requirements for prefair and fair were handed out. The club voted to donate money to the Camp Hervida fundraiser to help update the kitchen and picnic tables. The club decided to visit the Belpre Historical Society for a field trip on June 30 at 1 p.m. QA is at Washington County Career Center on May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Tag-in for goats and dairy market steers is June 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Washington County Fairgrounds and for market hogs on June 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Waterford.

The club added two new members, Abby and Vera Greenwalt.

The program was painting flowerpots for mothers. Bailey, Elizabeth, and Christopher gave demonstrations. Christopher led recreation and refreshments followed. The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. June 10.

Churchtown Community Crew

Secretary’s Report – April 2018

Churchtown Community Crew held their meeting on April 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the St. John Senior Center. The meeting was called to order by President Haley Tornes. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ethan Poulton and the 4-H Pledge was led by MacKenzie Schaad. Roll call was to your favorite sports team. The minutes were read and approved. A treasurer’s report was given by Ethan Poulton. A song titled, “Mulberry Bush,” was led by Jaelyn Tornes, MacKenzie Schaad, and Kara Schaad. A health report titled, “Healthy Eating,” was given by Erin Hague. A safety report titled, “How The Heart Beats,” was given by Dylan Hart. A devotion titled, “One Life,” was given by Emma Poulton.

Old Business: Enrollment forms are due to the Extension Office by April 16th and all signatures must be in place. Endowment dinner set up is April 6th and volunteers are needed. The club voted to donate a garden basket to the Endowment Dinner auction. A new Robotics club was started and the first meeting was March 9th at 6:30 PM. Quality Assurance dates are: April 19th at Warren HS, and May 15th at WCCC. The Shooting Sports club starts March 18th at 1:00 PM at Camp Hervida.

New Business: New members Jase and Coletyn Dyar were introduced to the club. Poultry orders are due April 16. Camp dates are as follows: July 2 for Cloverbud, July 2-3 for Beginner, July 9-13 for Junior, and July 23-27 for Senior. Who attended camp clean-up? Who attended Endowment Dinner set-up? Hog tags can be picked up from April 15 to May 15. A motion was made by Ethan Poulton and seconded by Emma Poulton to have a bake sale at Heritage Country Store on May 5. The club voted and the motion passed.

Refreshments were brought by Miller and Schaad and are to be brought next by Dyar. The meeting was adjourned by Maddie Wells and seconded by Layne Schaad. The next meeting will be held at 9 a.m. May 5 at Heritage Country Store in Marietta before the bake sale.

Churchtown Community Crew

Secretary’s Report – May 2018

Churchtown Community Crew held their 4-H meeting on May 5th at 9 AM at Heritage Country Store in Marietta. The meeting was called to order by President Haley Tornes. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jaelyn Tornes and the 4-H Pledge was led by Jase Dyar. Roll call was to your favorite dessert. The minutes were read and approved. A treasurer’s report was given by Ethan Poulton. A song titled “Gray Squirrel” was led by club members. A devotion titled “Good, Better, Best” was given by Emma Poulton. A health report titled “Obesity Facts” was given by Layne Schaad. A safety report titled “Swimming Safety” was given by Jase Dyar.

Old Business: Poultry orders are due April 16th. Camp dates are as follows: July 2 for Cloverbud, July 2-3 for Beginner, July 9-13 for Junior, and July 23-27 for Senior. Who attended camp clean-up? Who attended Endowment Dinner set-up? Hog tags can be picked up from April 15 to May 15. A motion was made by Ethan Poulton and seconded by Emma Poulton to have a bake sale at Heritage Country Store on May 5. The club voted and the motion passed.

New Business: The Hervida Chicken BBQ is May 5 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Camp Hervida. A correction was made to the Barlow tag-in date, it is July 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. Lamb, goat, dairy feeder tag-in is June 2 from 8 to 10 a.m. The Skillathon is Aug. 4. Pen reservations are also due Aug. 4. Pen set-up is Aug. 12, last names A-L must help set up.

Refreshments were brought by Dyar and are to be brought next by all members, on account of the healthy snack meeting. Demos were given by Haley, Jaslynn, Jaelyn, Emma Tornes, and Jackie. They are to be given next by Dylan, Owen, Karli, Cameron, Garrett, Mackenzie, and Katie. The meeting was adjourned by Emma Poulton and seconded by Maddie Wells. The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 5 at St. John Senior Center.

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