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Jones County Central

     The Jones County Central 4-H Club held its regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 at the Jones County Youth Development Center.

     The meeting was called to order at 6:48 p.m. by President Grace Lubben. Trista DeShaw led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary’s Report was not given.  Treasurer’s Report was not given. Roll call was – “M&M Ice Breaker.” It was answered by sixteen members. There were five leaders and nine guests present.

     Old Business: The following members had projects at the state fair: Kyle Arduser, Ava Capron, Natalie Henderson, Autumn Kirby, Elizabeth Riniker, and Brooklyn Stark all had projects at the State Fair. The Secretary’s book, Treasurer’s book, Historian’s book, and Reporter’s Award were handed in to the Extension office for evaluation. Record books need to be turned in as soon as possible.

     New Business: Election of officers was held and our new officers include:  President – Autumn Kirby, Vice-President – Elizabeth Riniker, Secretary - Grace Lubben, Treasurer – Grant Lubben, Reporter – Maisie Paulsen, Historian- Ava Capron, Photographers – Lauren Oltmanns and Larissa Saunders, and Activities Director – Brooklyn Stark.

     The club budget is a list of our major activities and cost for the 4-H year with estimated amount based on last year’s cost, so this needs to be voted on and seconded. It was motioned by Grace Lubben and seconded by Maisie Paulsen. It passed by majority vote. Officer training has been scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cedar County Fairgrounds in Tipton. Please RSVP to this event if you are an officer and plan on attending.

     National 4-H week is Oct. 6-12. Celebrate by wearing your 4-H shirt and displaying locker signs that were handed out. 4-H Volleyball has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. Awards day is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Jones County Youth Development Center from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP the Extension Office by Nov. 1 if you plan on attending.

     For Make a Difference Day we will be raking Maria White’s yard; the motion was moved by Maisie Paulsen and seconded by Larissa Saunders. The motion passed by majority vote. In the Monthly Meeting Calendar, there were several dates and/or times that needed approval, because they did not meet the normal designated date and/or time. The Enrollment, Medical, and Code of Ethic forms need to be completed online through 4-HOnline. The club welcomed new members, Kyle Arduser, Nichelle Kirby, and Kiara Rigby.

     The meeting was adjourned at 7:51 p.m. with the 4-H Pledge being led by Nichelle Kirby.

 – Maisie Paulsen, reporter



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