Club News

Eastern Star Group Wins

Chapter Excellence Award

Masterton Chapter # 584, of Lebanon, OH, received a “Chapter Excellence Award” Sept. 23 at the statewide meeting of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, held in Sandusky.

The award recognizes chapter excellence in the areas of charity and community service, chapter social activities, performance of chapter officers and communications.

Two of the community projects that Masterton Chapter did in 2017 was, donated food to the Tri-County Food Pantry and donated blankets to Monroe, Noble and Washington County Sheriff Departments and to Bethel/Graysville, Caldwell and Little Muskingum Vol. Fire Departments.

Masterton was one of 69 Ohio Eastern Star Chapters recognized as part of the organization’s “Chapter Excellence” awards program, and one of just 23 to receive the silver “Chapter Excellence” award. There are nearly 200 Eastern Star Chapters in Ohio. Award winners are selected by state officers and committee members of the Grand Chapter, who review reports submitted by the chapter.

This is the second year that Masterton Chapter has received statewide recognition for its programs, activities and overall excellence.

The awards were presented by Worthy Grand Matron Michelle Howell, of Clarksville, and Worthy Grand Patron William Cox, of Copley, during ceremonies at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center.

Linda Bailey, Worthy Matron and Scott Saltzwedel, Worthy Patron.

Trail Blazers

The Trail Blazers 4-H Club had their monthly meeting on Sept. 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barlow Fairgrounds. There was 16 members and 12 guests present at the meeting. The club members discussed the Washington County Fair including horse show, rabbit show, top chief contest, groom and clean contest on horses, horse judging, and showmanship of showmanship. The club also discussed showing the hogs at the Waterford Fair and the royalty judging. Congratulations to all that competed on either of the fairs. Good luck to all that will be showing at the Barlow Fair.

The Trail Blazers 4-H Club took up donations for animals in Texas by having kids rope a bale of hay with a cow head for $10 and the fair board members roping the bale of hay with a cow head for $20. Great job.

Oct. 14, 2017 the Trail Blazers are going to sell clovers at the Tractor Supply in Marietta, Oh.

Demonstrations were by Alaina Benedict- on gardening, Olivia Hesson on Horse Chiropractor, Abby Ackman on age of horse can be estimated by teeth, and Courtney Ackman on language of a horses ear. Great job.

Barlow Fair is coming up Sept. 28- Oct. 1, 2017.

Quarter horse Congress is Oct. 3 -29, 2017.

The Trash Can Committee needs to finish the trash can for the Barlow Fair to get turned in to be judged.

The next meeting was Oct. 20, 2017 at 6 pm. at the Sweet Apple Farm for a spooky hay ride and the corn maze and a cookout.

Churchtown Busy Bunch

Churchtown Busy Bunch 4-H club met Sept. 17 at the home of advisor Melinda Treadway to work on the club scrap book. The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Ruslan Strahler with 9 members present. The American pledge was led by Kayla Schwendeman. The 4-H pledge was led by Brenner Schwendeman.

Under old business we reviewed our community service project of providing refreshments and working the Buyers Reception at the Waterford Community Fair in preparation of repeating this service project next year. Members shared their fair results and judging experience. We also discussed the Lemon Shake Stand service project.

Under new business Christian Schwendeman made a motion to donate a gift card for the Hervida 4-H camp dinner, drawing and silent auction. Amelia Miller seconded the motion. Motion passed. This event will be held November 12, at the K of C Hall in Churchtown. Lap blankets for the Marietta Center were also discussed. We will have further discussion at a later meeting.

Ruslan Strahler motioned to adjourn the meeting. Brenner Schwendeman seconded the motion. Members enjoyed refreshments, playing games in the yard and working on the club scrap book.

Bull’s-Eye 4-H Club

The Bullseye 4-H club held a meeting on the 15th of October at Camp Hervida. Officers where elected. Preseident- Ashton Binegar, Vice President- Josie Burke, Secretary- Kaitlyn Schaad, Treasurer- Leeann Trippett, and News reporter- Morgan Barchett.

The second meeting of the session was held October 22 2017. The American and 4-H pledges where led by Garret Shipley and Anna Peck. The club voted on community service projects. Two projects where approved, they include a donation of a themed basket for the Hervida bingo. The club will also participate in clearing several trails at Camp Hervida and place benches along them. The decision to get a date for an Applebees fundraiser in the spring was passed as well. The next meeting is Sunday, Oct. 29.