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Washington County CARTEENS 4-H Club

In every CARTEENS meeting, special goals are discussed among teammates to improve and enrich the program and members. In the meeting for March 10, 2021, CARTEENS members voted for new officers and discussed the Teen Instructor Award Nominations. In the officer’s election, Julia Hartline was elected for the office of president, while Megan Beaver was chosen for the vice president. Furthermore, Melina Matics was nominated as the historian, Felicity Schmidt volunteered to be the news reporter, and Lindsey Hartline was appointed as the recording secretary, lastly Emma Bauerbach serves at the community service officer. In addition to electing officers, Kathryn Hartline, the program coordinator, discussed the Teen Instructor Award Nominations with the group. Hartline explained that each member of CARTEENS will have the ability to win various awards such as gift cards, award plaques, and possibly a scholarship by completing leadership activities throughout the year. The three levels of achievement encourage teens to increase their leadership skills and grow in knowledge of traffic safety through research and training.

Members will have opportunities throughout the year to achieve their goals for the nomination program. The meeting was adjourned, and members prepared for their teen traffic presentation for 10 youth attendees and their parents.

Lynch Combined

4-H Club

Meeting: March 21, 2021

A regular meeting was held at the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene.

Attendance was taken by asking members what their favorite animals is. There were 10 members present; 5 Cloverbuds present; 3 advisors present; and 5 parents present.

The pledge to the American flag was led by Cloverbud, Maddy Ketchum. Member, Gracie Hartline led the 4-H pledge.

Mattie Sandford brought her rabbit in and told us a little bit about him. Members were able to pet the rabbit and watch it hop around during the meeting. Members were reminded of the $5 club and insurance dues. The club discussed the theme for the 4-H year and told to continue thinking about fair booth ideas. Members were told about CARTEENS, camp clean up and the 4-H chicken BBQ. Members were reminded that enrollment forms are due on April 15. Addie Schob won the guess how many peanut M&Ms were in the jar contest. There were 178 and Addie guessed 125. Gracie Morris provided the activity. Members made egg shell chalk.

The following members are officers for the 2021 Lynch Combined 4-H club. President: Emma Hartline; Vice President: Leigha Hendershot; Secretary: Mattie Hendershot; Treasurer: Gracie Hartline; Safety Officer: Natalie Wakefield; Health Officers: Mattie Sandford and Gracie Morris; Inspiration Advisor: Audrey Goeller; Fun Fact Advisor: Madi D’Etorre; and Entertainment Advisor: Seth Goeller.

Natalie Wakefield adjourned the meeting and Emma Hartline seconded it. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, April 11 and the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene. The Goellers will be providing snack.

Trail Blazers 4-H Club

Trail Blazers 4-H Club had a meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at the Barlow Fairgrounds. There were 21 members and 10 guests present. Trail Blazers meeting was also available on google meet. The meeting was called to order by Zoey Carson at 6:43 p.m. The American pledge was led by Aston Carson and the 4-H pledge was led by Tessa Haffner. The Secretary Report was given by Aston Carson and the Treasurer Report was given by Tessa Haffner.

Old business:

Last virtual quality assurance meeting was 7 to 9 p.m. May 6. Face to Face session is May 20 for those without internet.

Horse projects – Should have already been received packet in mail. If you didn’t receive one please let the OSU office know. Mandatory parent/member meeting is May 13 at 6:30pm at the extension office. Animal declarations and immunizations due June 1.

* Turn in book for lending library at Hickory Grove laundry mat.

* New t-shirts were discussed such as ideas and colors???

Camp Hervida Chicken BBQ went real good this year.

New business:

* Paper Clover campaign is being held at TSC April 28-May 9.

* Camp Hervida will be hosting a variety of day camps and week long day camps are offered. Busing is available for some of the camps check with Extension Office for details.

* NEW A day camp for K-9 offered at Washington County Fairgrounds July 23 with different activities than at Camp Hervida.

* Jr. Fair Royalty applications due June 14 Queen and King 16-19; Princesses 12-15 see website for more detail

* 4-H Advisory Committee is looking for teen representatives. Contact Extension Office for more details.

* Smitty’s Pizza fundraiser for Horse committee is May 12.

* Second Equine riding session May 15 at Washington County Fairgrounds 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* June 1 multi-species deadline: hog tag pictures; horse project declarations, immunizations, and permission to participate is due

* June 5 tag-in from 8 to 10 a.m. @Washington County Fairgrounds for Lamb, goat, and dairy feeders

* PAS horse show June 12 10 am. Planning a fun show for all after. Details to follow

* Horse committee seeking more members – Next meeting 6/7 at ext. office at 6:30 p.m.

* Ohio State-4-H Foundations wants your best design for Send S’more kids to 4-H Camp fundraising campaign. Details at go.osu.edu/4Hart due by May 12.

* Next meeting is June 1 – First Tuesday of the month at Barlow fairgrounds 6:30 p.m.

— Reported by Cory Hoffman.

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