4-H news

Fur and Feathers

The Fur and Feathers 4-H Club met Feb. 22 at the Warren Fire Department. Two guests were present. Roll call was taken by the number of years members have been in 4-H.

Elections were held. Lindsey Sandford, president; Baily Landerman, vice president; Alesha Groghan, secretary; George Groghan, treasurer; Caleb Smith, news reporter; Paige Mangum, scrap book/historian; Isaac Peck, recreation leader; Josh Sandford, health; Paul Mangum, safety; and Jacob Tidd, community service director.

QA meetings for Market Projects will be April 27 at Waterford and June 7 at Washington County Fairgrounds.

April 15 is the deadline for enrollment. Junior Fair guide books were distributed on March 13 will be officers training at WCCS.

Recreation was a pizza party.

Churchtown Busy Bunch

The Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H club met on March 30. The American pledge was recited by Richard Canterbury and the 4-H pledge was recited by Danyel Billy. After that, there a guest speaker from EVE, Ashton Biehl with an Intervention Specialist talk to us about the importance of stopping bullying. We discussed what bullying was and how to prevent it. We also discussed cyberbullying, which is bullying through social media or texting. She then handed out a paper that had questions to self access yourself to see if what you are doing or about to do is bullying and how to stop and think about your decisions.

Brenner Schwendmen gave the health report titled “Pink Eye” and Ruslan Strahler gave the safety report titled “Bike Safety.” We then discussed important dates coming up including Camp Clean-up on April 12 and Quality Assurance on April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Waterford Fairgrounds.

Maddie Treadway brought up the subject on a possible trip to the planetarium at Marietta College for our next meeting. Ruslan Strahler motioned for our meeting to be held at the planetarium and Brenner Schwendmen seconded the motion. So the motion was passed and the club will decide on a date in the near future as to when we will attend a trip to the planetarium.

After the official meeting Danyel and Annie Billy gave a demonstration titled “Measuring Ingredients”. They showed us the correct way to measure wet and dry ingredients and also the incorrect way to measure the ingredients. Also Joyce Kronberg, advisor, gave a very informative demonstration on the gaucho and what the wore and carried with him on his various ventures. Club members enjoyed refreshments and signed a thank you for the EVE representative for educating us on bullying. The next meeting is not decided yet. But advisors are trying to arrange a date for the club to attend the visit to the planetarium.

Salem Liberty

Homemakers and Lower Salem Boys

The Salem Libert Homemakers and the Lower Salem Boys 4-H club recently held a meeting at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church on April 8 at 7 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Abbey Tornes. Elizabeth Brightbill did the pledge of allegiance and Luke Huffman did the 4-H pledge. Martha Fagan did roll call by favorite ice cream. Ben Tornes gave the treasurer’s report. The clubs discussed selling pop and water at the Lower Salem School carnival. Martha and Titus Fagan did demonstrations. The clubs also filled Easter eggs for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at the Lower Salem Elementary School. The meeting was adjourned by Owen Gage and Elizabeth Brightbill. The next meeting will be held on April 22 at 7 p.m. at the Lower Salem United Methodist Church.

4-H news

Country Cousins

The Country Cousins 4-H Club met at the home of Terry and Jennifer Williams on March 30. President, Madison Dailey called the meeting to order. The minutes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given. Officers were elected for this year. Madison Dailey was re-elected as president. Nathan Dailey was elected vice president. Rebecca Williams was elected treasurer and Elisabeth Williams was elected secretary. Erin Bogard will be news reporter. Bailey Gentile was welcomed into the club. It was voted and approved to have two signatures on the checking account at the bank.

Dailey announced that 4-H project papers need to be completed soon, as they are due in office by April 15. She said that anyone with an animal project will need to attend Quality Assurance. The first meeting being April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Waterford Fairgrounds. Skillathon is mandatory this year for Market Hog project. Pre-fair judging is mandatory for projects listed in pamphlet. Project choses were discussed. Ideas were given for community service project.

The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were served. The next meeting will be at the Williams’ home.

Churchtown Shining Stars

On Feb. 16 the Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club held their meeting at 6 p.m. at the St. John Central Grade School. The meeting was called to order by Tanner Pottmeyer. Roll call was led by Madison Roe and was to your favorite animal. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Adam Roe and the 4-H pledge was led by Divinity Neihart. New members Sadie Wentz, Kylie Campbell and Isabella Allen were introduced and welcomed to the club. The song “Happy Birthday” was led by Hunter Pottmeyer and Jacob Huffman for all the birthdays of all members for the next year. A safety report was given by Jude Huffman on being careful in the snow. A treasurer’s report was given by Tanner Pottmeyer. The 4-H week club poster was discussed along with reminder that volunteers were needed for the Endowment dinner. The 2014 camp dates, Interstate Exchange Club Fundraiser, Quality Assurance and Project Evaluation dates of all events were reviewed. The theme is “Grow with 4-H”. All members were asked to begin to think of ideas for the club poster and yearly fair booth. Officer election will be the next meeting which is scheduled for March 4. The refreshments were provided by Brooke, Hunter and Travis Pottmeyer. The next meeting Isaac, Noah, Maggie, Jacob, Sophie Huffman and Divinity Neihart will provide refreshments. Demonstrations will be given by Brooke and Hunter Pottmeyer along with Divinity Neihart. The meeting was adjourned by Cody Brooker and second by Noah Huffman.

On March 4 the Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club held their meeting at 6 p.m. at the St. John Central Grade School. The meeting was called to order by Madison Roe. Roll call was led by Isaac Huffman and was to your favorite sport. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ted Smith and the 4-H pledge was led by Clay Hansel. A safety report was given by Jude Huffman on Safety of using electrical outlets. A health report was given by Divinity Neihart on how to treat Cat scratches. A treasurer’s report was given by Tanner Pottmeyer. The 4-H Weekly Update e-mail/newsletter was reviewed with all club members to insure awareness of all upcoming events. The following officers were elected: President-Cody Brooker, Vice President-Isaac Huffman, Secretary-Cheyanne Sampson, Reporter- Hunter Pottmeyer and Kylie Campbell, Treasurer-Travis Pottmeyer, Recreation- Jude and Jacob Huffman, Health-Matt Semon, Safety- Divinity Neihart, Community Service- Sadie Wentz and Alana Kern, Historian- Maggie and Sydney Huffman. Demonstrations were given by Divinity Neihart, Brooke and Hunter Pottmeyer. Next meeting Cody Brooker, Alana Kern and Kylie Campbell will give demonstrations. Chris Huck led the club in a game after the meeting was adjourned by Faith Huck and 2nd by Mason Schaad. The refreshments were provided by Isaac, Noah, Maggie, Jacob, Sophie Huffman and Divinity Neihart. The next meeting Brooke, Hunter Pottmeyer and Matthew Semon will provide refreshments. The Candy Installation of the new officers will occur at the next meeting scheduled for March 23 at 6 p.m. and St. Johns School.

On March 23 the Churchtown Shining Stars 4-H Club held their meeting at 6 p.m. at the St. John Central Grade School. In attendance were 32 4-H club members along with 15 cloverbuds. The meeting was called to order by Cody Brooker. Roll call was led by Cheyanne Sampson and was to your favorite color. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Janessa Lang and the 4-H pledge was led by Drew Huffman. A safety report was given by Divinity Neihart on Wildlife and a Health Report was given by Matt Semon on Health and Safety of Sports. A treasurer’s report was given by Travis Pottmeyer. The Candy Installation of Officers was conducted for all new officers. The club members broke up into small groups to discuss projects and activities that we will be pursuing to complete or attend this year. The 4-H Weekly Update e-mail/newsletter was reviewed with emphasis on the upcoming Quality Assurance testing for ages 15-18 on March 31st. The Quality Assurance scheduled for April 27 has been moved from Barlow to Waterford. Demonstrations were given by Kylie Campbell, Alana Kern and Cody Brooker. Carson Sampson led the club in a game after the meeting was adjourned by Adam Roe and 2nd by Tanner Pottmeyer. The refreshments were provided by Matt Semon, Brooke and Hunter Pottmeyer. The next meeting Belle, Abby, Sydney and Jude Huffman along with Teddy and Emma Smith will provide refreshments. The next meeting is scheduled for April 13 at 6 p,m, at St. Johns School.