Jones County Central

     The Jones County Central 4-H Club held their regular monthly meeting on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Lawrence Community Center.

     The meeting was called to order at 6:48 p.m. by Grace Lubben.  Elizabeth Riniker led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary’s Report was given and it was moved by Marissa Recker to approve the report. It was seconded by Ava Capron and passed by majority vote.  Treasurer’s Report was given and it was moved by Gracie Henderson to approve the report. It was seconded by Hailey Henderson and passed by majority vote. Bills were presented and it was moved by Lauren Oltmanns and seconded by Ava Capron to approve these bills. It passed by majority vote. Roll call was – “Name a Superstition.” It was answered by nineteen members. There were three leaders and six guests present.

     Old Business: There was an update on the Edgewood Locker Fundraiser reported by Leader Becky Creveling. The meat would be ready for pickup and distribution on Saturday, April 13. Autumn Kirby reported on the swine weigh-in on March 31. It went really quickly. Maisie Paulsen reported on the Clothing Event and she said it was fun and she participated in the $15 challenge.

     New Business: YQCA – The 4-H program is going to a new quality assurance program starting in January. There will be 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. This needs to be done by July 1 to be eligible to show at the county fair. Please direct any questions to Becky Creveling or the Extension Office.

     Dog Project Kickoff Workshop is Thursday, April 25 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Extension Office. Please RSVP to the Extension Office if you plan to attend.

     Swine (non derby)/Goat/Sheep weigh-in will be held Saturday, April 27 at the small animal barn at the fairgrounds from 8 to 10 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 and should have, please contact the Extension Office.

     Horticulture Workshop is Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jones County Extension Office. Please RSVP by April 24 to the Extension Office if you plan to attend. A follow up workshop will be held June 29. Each session will consist of different topics associated with horticulture.

     Market Broiler Order Deadline- the order form is due May 1 with a June 6 pick-up for chicks at the Extension Office. Fair Season Exhibitor Passes – These are $15.00 per member? Leaders must have this form to the Extension Office by May 3. 4-H County Council Project Fair is May 8 at the Jones County Youth Development Center from 7 to 8 p.m. Horse Workshop – the following dates are scheduled for horse members to attend the workshop, May 8, 11 and 29; June 5, 26 and 29. Each workshop runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office.

     Forms – 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. Junior 4-H Camp- this is June 10-13 at Pictured Rocks, Monticello. Registration is due May 15 to the Extension Office. Cost for this is sixth grade: $235; grades 4-5: 195; and third grade: $50. Senior Omaha Zoo Trip (grades 10-12) is June 2-3 (over-night trip). Registrations are due May 15. Cost for this trip is $100 which includes transportation, zoo admission and meals. Iowa 4-H Conference/Animal Science Roundup is June 25-27 at Iowa State University, Ames. Animal Science Roundup Application is due April 15 (online). Conference registration deadline is June 1 (online).

     Club Booth – The fair theme for this year is “To the Moon and Back,” the 4-H conference theme this year is “A Universe of Possibilities,” and the State Fair theme this year is “Nothing Compares: Fair Favorites.” Table Setting – the theme for this is the fair theme of “To the Moon and Back.” Club Garden – It was decided that we do a salsa pallet for our club garden.

     Club Barn Quilt Square – The club needs to design a 10.5-by-10.5 square drawing to be put on the updated barn quilt that the County Council is producing. This needs to be voted on once ideas are discussed and designed. Leaders need to have this turned into the Extension Office by June 1.

     It was decided to have at veterinarian as a guest speaker at the May meeting and that we move the meeting to 5 p.m.

     The meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m. with the 4-H Pledge being led by Autumn Kirby.

     Presentations were given by Ericka Braden, “How to Show a Rabbit;” Marissa Recker, “Scholarship Applications;” Hallee Recker, Karlie Recker and Lydia Recker, “Healthy Overnight Breakfast Ideas,” Maisie Paulsen,  “Liver Cancer Awareness,” and Autumn Kirby and Zabrina Kirby, “Bunny Lollipops.”

 – Elizabeth Riniker, reporter



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