4-H NEWS 12-7-22

Jones County Central

   The regular meeting of the Jones County Central 4-H Club was held Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 at the Youth Development Center.

   The meeting was called to order by President Grant Lubben at 7:01 p.m., with Allison Shover leading the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll call was: “How many words can you make out of the word ‘weather?’ ” It was answered by 10 members. Three leaders and three guests were present.

   The Secretary’s Minutes were given and the Treasurer’s Report was given.

   Old business: Enrollment, Medical and Code of Ethics; these need to be completed as soon as possible but need to be done by Dec. 31 to be eligible for the 2023 Great Jones County Fair. National 4-H Week had week-long activities. No one in the club attended officer training.

   New business: Regarding community service – cookie appreciation platters, every family needs to bring a dozen cookies/bars (can be bought or baked) to the next meeting (party), so we can assemble the platters for local businesses that support 4-H throughout the year. It was discussed as to which businesses we would like to have platters delivered to. This will be decided at the next meeting.

   Christmas Tree Walk – We will be participating in this. At the next meeting we will be making ornaments for the tree. Senior shut-ins – If this is still on for this year, do we want to do it or not? Nichelle Kirby moved and Kyle Arduser seconded to participate in the senior shut-in gift giving if there is one. It passed by majority vote.

   Community service – Donations to hospitals; we discussed if we wanted to do what we did last year: tie-blankets, videos/DVDs, books/games/cards to Mayo Research Hospital, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Clinics, Blank Children’s Hospital, and Shriners’ Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Lauren Oltmanns moved to donate to these hospitals, and Nichelle Kirby seconded it. It passed by majority vote.

   Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Do we want to do this or not? One of the leaders will talk with SHP to see what items they can use, and we will then proceed as to what the club can get for them. Community service – Christmas STAR program; the paperwork has been turned in and a family will be given to us, hopefully by Nov. 15, and then shopping will begin. The gifts will be organized and ready to wrap at the December meeting. Natalie Henderson moved and Hailey Henderson seconded to buy a toy, an outfit, and hat and gloves for each child in this family, along with cleaning, food and an essential basket for the family. It passed by a majority vote.

   Jones County Food Pantry – They are in need of items this holiday season. A list will be provided on our next reminder. It was moved by Nichelle Kirby and seconded by Kyle Arduser to participate in the Food Pantry collection. It passed by majority vote. Care centers – It was decided that we would do Christmas cards for the care center residents.

   Christmas party – This is scheduled for Dec. 4 at the Youth Development Center, starting at noon. Collection of community service projects, wrapping, food and games are on the agenda. County Youth Coordinator Rebecca Trumm will also be joining us. Beef Weigh-in – This is scheduled for Dec. 17, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Cascade Sale Barn. There is only one this year.

   Awards Day – This is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Youth Development Center. The program starts at 1:30 p.m. Leaders will supply the bars.

   Before the meeting, club members participated in an animal game show activity.

   The 4-H Pledge was led by Kyle Arduser. President Grant Lubben adjourned the meeting at 7:29 a.m.

   The next meeting will be Sunday, Dec. 4, noon, at the Youth Development Center. No presentations were given.

  – Nichelle Kirby, reporter





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