Club news

Washington County Republican Women

Fran DeWine, who could potentially become Ohio’s future first lady, was accompanied by LeAnn Johnson to the Washington County Republican Women’s gathering at the Republican Headquarters at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

After she was greeted by a couple of dozen local citizens, Mrs. DeWine made a few comments on her husband’s Mike DeWine’s goals and hopes for the future of the state of Ohio.

She indicated that there was a shortage of workers in Ohio in technical fields such as automobile repair; a need exists in knowledge of working with computers, since our cars are dependent on technology. Need more available training in this field.

Mr. DeWine has plans to prevent the ever growing drug abuse in Ohio and throughout our country. Mike DeWine is taking a lead in it.

Education is of most importance and many things need to be worked into the curriculum. She added Mike is a problem solver and has done an incredible job as Attorney General.

Trail Blazers

On Sept. 20, the Trail Blazers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting. There were 11 members and eight guests present. 4-H pledge was led by Sarah Holbert and American pledge by Travis Hoffman.

¯ There were reports on Trash Can and Booth at the Washington County Fair and on the events that went on at the fair.

¯ Donations next meeting for Thanksgiving items for the pantry, and for the November meeting — bring a toy for the toy drive.

¯ June 14 to 16, 2019 is a trip to Kentucky.

¯ Awards will be held at Washington County Career Center on Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Award applications are due on Oct. 15 to the Extension Office. Scrapbooks and Honor Club Applications are also due on Oct. 15.

Oct. 7-13 is National 4-H Week.

Barlow Fair was Sept. 27-30.

Next meeting is at Sweet Apple Farm in Vincent on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Club pays for all members. It is a potluck; bring a dish.

Reported by Emily and Cory Hoffman.

Honeysuckle Hills

The Honeysuckle Hills 4-H Club held their meeting at BAM in Belpre on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President, Sierra Sinclair. Aiden Harlow led the American pledge and Christopher Burdiss led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was taken by the Secretary, Elizabeth Burdiss, by your least favorite color. 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 gave reports on the Waterford and Washington County Fairs. The club got ready to work on the fair booth after the meeting and needed to turn in all project books, posters, and displays.

New Business: The club voted to donate a campfire basket to the Hervida Building Fund and made decisions about the Halloween party for the next meeting. Jr. Fair Board Applications are due November 30 and officer books and county award applications need to be completed and turned in before October 15 to advisor. On September 26 market dairy goat weigh-in is from 4-5 pm and duck weigh-in is from 5-8 pm. September 27 is Barlow Fair Booth set-up and livestock weigh-in from 5-9 pm. The Barlow Fair takes place September 27-30. September 30 is tear down at 4 pm. October 15 county award applications are due at Extension.

Christopher led recreation and refreshments followed. The program was preparing the fair booth. The next meeting is October 14 with the Halloween Party, Certificates, and Pin Presentation after the meeting. Come dressed in a costume.


Community Crew

Churchtown Community Crew 4-H Club held their meeting on Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. John’s pavilion. The meeting was called to order by President Haley Tornes. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Kara Schaad, and the 4-H pledge was led by Jase Dyar. Roll call was to the name of your 4-H project. The minutes were read and approved. A treasurer’s report was given by Ethan Poulton. The song “Muscle Man” was led by the song leaders as well as members who attended 4-H Camp. The devotion “Little Things” was given by Emma Poulton. A health report titled “Summer Health Tips” was given by Maddie Wells. A safety report titled, “Bug Safety,” was given by Haley Tornes. For recreation the club played a variation of musical chairs.

Old business: Project judging was last week, how did everyone do? Skillathon is August 4th, Washington County Pen Reservations are due Saturday as well.

New business: Katie Schaad made a motion to donate to Hervida dinner, Jase Dyar seconded. The club voted, and the motion passed. Ethan Poulton made a motion to buy Washington County fair passes for all club members (or they can opt to just receive $5 in place of a pass), and Katie Schaad seconded. The club voted, and the motion passed. Maddie Wells made a motion to have a family night at Sweetapple Farms, and Jaslynn Casto seconded. The club voted, and the motion passed.

The meeting was adjourned by Layne Schaad, and seconded by Jaelynn Tornes. Refreshments were brought by Schwendeman and Tornes. Demos were done by Cameron and Garrett Miller.