Purple Clovers 4-H

Purple Clovers 4-H officers, from left: Eli Stallsmith, treasurer; Emma Schleup, vice president; Meghan Bookman, president; Abby Cox, news reporter; Kaylee Cox, secretary; and Grant Cullision, health/safety/recreation.

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The first meeting was on March 6, 2021, at 2 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Fifteen members were present. They introduced themselves and said how many years thay have been in 4-H. Minutes were not read or approved for the last meeting because there wasn’t one. Officers were selected: Lily Stimmel, president; Jonah Green, vice president; Savannah Green, secretary and news reporter; Jordan Green, treasurer; Brooklyn Adkins, health reporter; Emily Olejniczak; safety reporter; Parker, recreation; and Trinity Rafferty, community service officer. The group talked about how to register, and quality assurance; the dates are March 24th, April 6, April 19, and May 13. Tag in – steer – March 6 from 8–10 a.m.; sheep, goat, swine – June 5 from 7–10 a.m., and rabbit – Aug. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Our next meeting is Thursday March 18th, at 7 p.m., located at Cathleen’s indoor horse arena.

The second meeting was on March 18, 2021, at 7 p.m., at Cathleen’s indoor horse arena. The 4-H pledge was done by Trinity Rafferty and the 4-H pledge was done by Brooklyn Adkins. Fourteen members were present. The minutes were read and approved for the last meeting. The treasurer’s report was read by Jordan Green. The group had a safety report by Emily Olejniczak on sun safety. Recreation was a Hula Hoop tag by Parker. Members talked about quality assurance test out on April 3 for ages 15 years or older. Meeting was adjourned by Lily Stimmel. The next meeting is Thursday, April 15, at 7 p.m., at Cathleen’s indoor horse arena.

Submitted by Savannah Green

Rolling Hills 4-H Club

On Tuesday, March 16, the Rolling Hills 4-H Club met at the Shepherd of the Valley United Brethren Church. The meeting was called to order by president Sarah Sheets. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Honesty Brandon and the 4-H Pledge was led by Kayla Enderle. Each person introduced themselves and told their favorite snack. The health report was given by Dustin Barnett on “Fitness” and the safety report was given by Jenna Dearth on “Bullying.”

The by-laws were read by Lynsi Huddy and the constitution was read by Tori Colliton and Jenna Dearth. Members made a motion to accept these documents and signatures were taken. A reminder that members must have their project books checked by a 4-H advisor to ensure there is no reuse from years past. Also, for those who need quality assurance training, be sure to sign up for a time. The majority of these will be held virtually unless there is no possible way for a member to do so. At the meeting, a demonstration was given by Tori Colliton on “Get Started In Art.” Plans were also made to bake and give out more cookies to show community appreciation.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shepherd of the Valley United Brethren Church. This is the club’s annual diaper drive, so remember to bring in your diapers! Misty Tigner will be our guest speaker.

Submitted by Tori Colliton

Purple Clovers 4-H Pride

Purple Clovers 4-H Club met on Tuesday, April 13 at Kline Memorial Church at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was called to order by President Meghan Bookman. Kallen Miller led the Pledge of Allegiance and Abby Cox led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was answered by the members’ favorite ice cream flavor; eight members were present. Secretary Kaylee Cox gave the secretary’s report and Treasurer Eli Stallsmith gave the treasurer’s report. An installation ceremony occurred to accept the officers elected for the 2021 4-H year. The Cloverbud activity was to plant tomato seeds and watch them grow over the spring.

Community service topics were discussed. Members will collect donations of diapers and wipes to donate to the Hocking County Diaper Bank and encourage local citizens to do the same. Members will bring donations to the next meeting on May 11. The group is planning a volunteer workday at the local Humane Society in June. Also in June, it will host a pet food/supply drive located at Tractor Supply Co. to donate to the Humane Society.

The Rada Cutlery fundraiser is doing well. The fundraiser, http://radafundraising.com?rfsn=5558461.871aff, will end June 8, so order quickly! In the fundraiser, the group will sell knives, food mixes, kitchen utensils, and more.

The group is planning a club trip to Kings Island on July 19. Animal tag-in and other important dates were discussed and skillathon materials were distributed. Directly after the meeting was adjourned, there was an officer meeting to discuss future activities. The next meeting will be on May 11 at Kline Memorial Church at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted by Abby Cox

Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H Club

The third meeting of the club was brought to order by Dakota Waldron on April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hocking County Youth Center. There were 11 members, three advisers, six cloverbuds and eight parents present. William Cochran led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Ethan Waldron led the 4-H pledge. The cloverbuds went with their adviser Audra Cochran to do a lesson on chickens.

Mira Burns read the secretary report. Joseph Schrader made a motion for the secretary report, and Ethan Waldron seconded it. Mira Burns also read the treasury report. The treasury report motion was made by Chloe Cochran and seconded by Joseph Schrader. After all of the reports were finished, the club discussed ideas for community service like the diaper drive to grow and clean the fairground idea. Ethan Waldron made a motion for the cleaning of the fairground, and Joseph Schrader seconded that motion. Chloe Cochran made a motion for the diaper drive, and Olivia Schrader seconded that motion.

Vicki then told the group that quality assurance would be on April 19 and May 13, and the club was informed to set up virtual quality assurance sessions. The club was then reminded about the 4-H camp and how it will work this year, being a two-day camp on May 14-15.

Cloverbud Camp is on July 24 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The club was told to choose a special speaker for June, July and August meetings. Ethan Waldron presented a safety report on forest wildfires. Ethan Waldron made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Chloe Cochran seconded that motion.

Submitted by Audra Cochran

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