Oxford Happy Hustlers

     The regular meeting of the Oxford Happy Hustlers was held on May 6th, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.

     Meeting was called to order by President Nicole Guenther. Roll Call was, “What is your favorite place to shop at?” All members answered. Three members and one guest were present. Committee reports were on Club trip/tour. Treasurer’s report was given by Morgan Strait. Secretary’s report was given by Lillian Strait.

     Old business – 4-H fair booth ideas, clothing event, Share the Fun communications day are all on May 12th, flower pot, and fair projects.

     New business – Livestock tour, fair books, message from Marline about pancake breakfast, the members will be working 8-9 on June 2nd at a pancake breakfast; it was moved by Lillian Strait seconded by Morgan Strait. The motion carried. Fairgrounds cleanup was also talked about.

     Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lillian Strait, seconded by Morgan Strait.

     The next meeting will be June 5. Host is Morgan Strait. Each member is to bring a dozen homemade cookies, and presentations will be given by Lillian Strait, Alexis Payne and Morgan Strait.

 – Lillian Strait, reporter


Jones County Central

     The Jones County Central 4-H Club held its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Lawrence Community Center.

     The meeting was called to order at 6:42 p.m. by Grace Lubben. Grant Lubben led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary’s Report was given and it was moved by Autumn Kirby to approve the report. It was seconded by Maisie Paulsen and passed by majority vote. Treasurer’s Report was given and it was moved by Maisie Paulsen to approve the report. It was seconded by Autumn Kirby and passed by majority vote. Roll call was –  “Share an idea for saving energy or name something green.” It was answered by nine members. There were four leaders and 11 guests present.

     Old business: There was a update on the Edgewood Locker Fundraiser reported by leader Becky Creveling. Autumn Kirby and Haven Baker reported on the swine weigh-in on March 31. They both said it went really quickly.

     New business: YQCA – The 4-H program is going to a new quality of assurance program starting in January. There will be no face-to-face meeting this year; everything will be done online. The YQCA is only good for one year and will cost $12 to take. A letter was sent out from the Extension Office on this new change to the rules this year. Swine (non derby)/goat/sheep weigh-in will be held Saturday, April 28 at the small animal barn at the fairgrounds from 9 to 11 a.m. This weigh-in is for non-state fair entries. Reminders were emailed to the members that are enrolled in the project. If you did not receive an email please contact the Extension office. May 15 deadline – All forms are due to the Extension office by May 15. Make sure to get your paperwork filled out and sent in on time as no one wants to be left out of being able to exhibit at county fair. Communication and clothing event – Someone in the club must do this in order for us to be eligible to play basketball and volleyball next year. Communication and clothing forms are available through the Extension Office.

     The meeting was adjourned at 7:08 p.m. with the 4-H Pledge being led by Sierra Lief. Presentations were given by Trista DeShaw on Walking Water, Sierra Lief on Everything But The Moo, Maisie Paulsen on Click It – Seatbelt Safety, and Grant Lubben on How to Make Orange Julius.

 – Trista DeShaw, reporter


Prairie Hill

      The Prairie Hill 4-H Club met April 16, 2018.

     The Pledge to the American Flag was led by Cole Adams. The Roll Call Mixer was: “What is your favorite hobby?”

     Treasurer’s report – Our checking account balance is $3,973.76. Motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Karle Kramer, seconded by Lake Schnoor. Motion carried. A motion to approve $142 for club t-shirts passed. There were no photographer/reporter or historian reports.

     A motion to donate $3 per member to the 4-H’ers for 4-H Campaign, for a total of $180, was made by Dawson Ricklefs and seconded by Sophie Gray. Motion carried.

     Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Eian Weber and seconded by Dawson Ricklefs. Motion carried. The Pledge to the 4-H Flag was led by Mace Schnoor.

     The next meeting will be May 21 at 6:15 p.m.

– Brooklyn Stark, reporter


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