The Prairie Hill 4-H Club recently installed its new officer team. From left are Lake Schnoor, Photographer; Lily Moestchen, Historian; Taylor Gassman, Treasurer; Kendall Siebels, Secretary; Leah Koehler, Vice President; Lauren Koehler, President; and Adele Hogan, Reporter. (Photo submitted)

Scotch Grove Challengers

     The meeting of the Scotch Grove Challengers was held at the Monticello Renaissance Center on Nov. 3, 2019 at 6 p.m.

     President Kristen Roher called the meeting to order. Roll call topic: Favorite Thanksgiving Food? Royce Kiburz led the Pledge of Allegiance. No Secretary’s Report nor Treasurer’s Report were given.

     Old Business: 4-H enrollment has opened and members that completed their enrollment received a special treat. Please complete re-enrollments ASAP.

     The 4H Awards Day is Nov. 10 from 12:30 to 3 p.m.; members and their families were encouraged to attend.

     New Business: Club Officer training will be held Nov. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cedar County Fairgrounds. Officers and any members are encouraged to attend.

     Members were advised of the new Fair/Entry Implementation for the 2020 Great Jones County Fair. The Extension Office will be holding training sessions for members to learn the new system. Members and their parents are encouraged to attend the training when available.

     Kim McQuillen reported that she would get the family information for the family the club adopted for Christmas later this month.

     Royce Kiburz made the motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Lilly Stoll. Ryker Hein led the Pledge to the 4-H Flag. The meeting ended at 6:25 p.m.

     The remainder of the evening, the members and their families enjoyed food and games for their Holiday Party.

 – Aedan Althoff, reporter


Prairie Hill

     The October meeting of the Prairie Hill 4-H Club was held on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 at the Jones County Youth Development Center. Prior to the meeting, club members carved and decorated pumpkins. The meeting was called to order at 6:17 p.m. by Adele Hogan, President. The Pledge to the American Flag was led by Claire Hogan. Roll call of “What is your favorite spooky character?” was answered by 40 members. Five leaders and seven guests were in attendance.

     Lane Weber made a motion to approve the September Secretary’s Report. Logan Moestchen seconded the motion. Motion carried. Treasurer Lake Schnoor gave the Treasurer’s Report. Dawson Ricklefs made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report and approve the bill. Lincoln Schneiter seconded the motion. Motion carried.

     Old business was discussed. The 4-H Awards Day will be held on Nov. 10 at the Youth Development Center. Members were encouraged to re-enroll in 4-H online if they have not done so already. Those members interested in playing 4-H volleyball Nov. 9 need to sign up with a leader prior to Oct. 29. Training for new club officers will be held Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cedar County Extension Office in Tipton.

     New business was discussed. Jessica McElmeel was introduced as a new Prairie Hill 4-H Club Leader. Nikki Siebels was introduced as a new Prairie Hill 4-H Club volunteer specializing in community service projects.

     Club Officers for 2019-2020 were installed – President,  Lauren Koehler; Vice President,  Leah Koehler; Secretary, Kendall Siebels; Treasurer, Taylor Gassman; Reporter,  Adele Hogan; Historian, Lily Moestchen; Photographer, Lake Schnoor.

     New members Skyler Christiansen, Kaden McAtee, Kylee McElmeel, Eli Moestchen, Drew Ricklefs, Dalton Ricklefs and Roth Schnoor were installed.

     The next meeting of Prairie Hill 4-H Club will be Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:15 p.m. Members were asked to bring a nonperishable food item to the November meeting to donate to the Monticello Food Pantry.

     Claire Hogan made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Eli Moestchen seconded the motion, and the motion carried. The meeting concluded with the Pledge to the 4-H Flag led by Dawson Ricklefs.

 – Adele Hogan, reporter



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