Meeting news as reported by Erica Patterson, Reporter

Millstream Farmers 4-H Club held a meeting on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30p.m. at Van Buren High School. Present were 39 members, 4 advisors, 13 parents.

The pledges were led by Michael Patterson and Lily Grady.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ryleigh Smith with a beginning balance of $ 436.08, income $45.00 for dues, an ending balance of $481.08. The secretary’s minutes were read by Peter Harrington and approved by Erica Patterson with a motion and Anna Cooper seconded it.  Other officer reports were given by the health officers who informed us that you should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, the energy officers advised that we should turn the faucet all the way off so you don’t waste water, and the litter and recycling agents said that plastic bags and bottles are the most common things littered and they take the longest to decompose. We were also proposed the idea to take part in the Backyard Missions on April 27, by the community service officers, and the recreation officers announced that we would be playing sharks and minnows after the meeting.


Unfinished/Old Business topics were projects, project books, Endowment Auction, t-shirts, pizza sales, 4-H Camp scholarships, and academic scholarships.

New business discussed included welcoming our new advisor Brian Smith and that the meeting on May 8 will have to be moved.

Event reports were given about the 4-H Endowment Dinner.

Kathy McGrain then gave the advisors report giving more detail about the following:

Enrollment forms/online enrollment, pizza sales with credits earned going towards t-shirts, camp or project books. She collected 4-H Camp scholarship forms tonight, reminded seniors that their Academic scholarship forms were due in the Extension office by Monday April 15.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 and Cloverbuds were asked to join the members for demonstrations, recreation and snacks.

Lucas Harrington gave a demonstration on how to find out how much water you need to drink. Jacob Harrington demonstrated a chemical reaction with Hydrogen Peroxide, water, yeast, food coloring, and dish soap. Corbin Prebble talked about his dog, Emma, that his family and him had gotten from the Humane Society, and Lily Grady shared with us tips and tricks on how to make a bird house.

The meeting concluded with recreation and snacks provided by the Adams and Curry families.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30p.m. in the Van Buren High School Cafeteria.


Meeting news as reported by Erica Patterson, Reporter

Millstream Farmers 4-H Club held a meeting on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30p.m. at Van Buren High School. There were 42 members, 3 advisors and 11 parents in attendance.

The pledges were led by Michael Patterson and Myka Adams.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ryleigh Smith with a beginning balance of $ 376.08, an income of $60 from dues for a balance of $436.08. The secretary’s minutes were read by Peter Harrington and approved with a motion by Erica Patterson and seconded by Rachel Betts.  Other officer reports were given by Taylor Smith on how you should brush your teeth twice a day, Emilio Nunez on how you should wear a helmet while riding a bike, Jacob Harrington on why you should only do the dishes if you have a full load, and Peyton Griffin told us that 3.7 billion years ago was when litter started. We were also told by the community service officer, Caitlyn Curry that we were going to be making cards for a 6th grade teacher’s son who was in the hospital, and the recreation officers announced that we would be playing silent speed ball.

Unfinished/Old Business topics included the following:

If anyone has questions about projects please ask any advisor and they can help you. Enrollment forms need to be turned in at this meeting. Advisor Nicki Harrington took orders for t-shirts and hoodies at a cost of $9.50 and $21.00 with an extra $3.00 to have a name put on the back. Members taking an animal project were reminded that if they didn’t go to the Quality Assurance last week that they would have to attend the one on June 1. Pizza Sales orders and money need to be turned in at the April 10 meeting. The Endowment Dinner will be held Saturday March 30 and tickets are $20 each.

New business discussed included making sure you have your project books and an advisor can pick them up for you if. Fill out a book order form and give it and the money to an advisor. 4-H Camp scholarships are due at the next meeting, April 10. Member’s need to be filling them out.

Event reports were given by members that attended the 4-H conference, sewing clinic, quality assurance, and the LEAD Conference. All members attending enjoyed the activities and learned a lot of useful information.

Jerry Betts then gave the advisors report giving more detail about the following:

Enrollment forms are due tonight. If anyone needs help still with the online enrollment please let him know. He had extra pizza sales kits for anyone wanting to sell items. He spoke briefly about  4-H Camp scholarships and the Jr. Fair Photo Contest.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 and the Cloverbuds were asked to join the members for demonstrations, recreation and snacks.

Peter Harrington gave a demonstration on the six main types of cordage, as well as showed us how to tie the square knot. Taylor Smith taught us how to figure out which eye is your dominant eye. Natalia and Anna Cooper informed us on what you need for your hamster, and Luke Grady showed us how to gap a spark plug.

The meeting concluded with recreation and snacks provided by the Wachtman and Amspaugh families.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30p.m. in the Van Buren High School Cafeteria.

 


Meeting news as reported by Erica Patterson, Reporter

Millstream Farmers 4-H Club held a meeting on Wednesday March 6 at 6:30p.m. at Van Buren High School. Present were 42 members, 4 advisors, 13 parents with 6 members and I advisor excused.

The pledges were led by Myka Adams and Rachel Betts.

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ryleigh Smith with a balance of $376.08. The secretary’s minutes were read by Peter Harrington and approved with Reese Recker move and Myka Adams second.  Other officer reports were given by Claire Recker on staying hydrated, Emilio Nunez on keeping hands clean to help prevent the flu, Jacob Harrington on how to save energy by washing clothes in cold water and Peyton Griffin on how to save money by using recyclable things.

Committee Reports: the Finance Committee presented a budget for 2019 with an income of $620 and expenses of $620. Erica Patterson moved to accept, Josalyn Swaisgood second and members voted yes in favor.

Unfinished/Old Business topics were projects, dues, Ohio and Hancock County 4-H week, Quality Assurance, and the Jr. Fair Theme for 2019.

There were four t-shirt designs presented for the club to vote on one chosen by the majority vote of members.

New business discussed included the L.E.A.D. conference March 18th, Pizza Sales Fundraiser March 18–April 10, Camp Scholarship Applications are due April 10.

Event reports were given about the activities for 4-H week and the 4-H kick off. All members attending enjoyed the activities and learned a lot of useful information.

Kathy McGrain then gave the advisors report giving more detail about the following:: Enrollment forms and online enrollment,  L.E.A.D. conference, the Endowment Dinner/Auction, Pizza Sales and members can use the profits they earn to help pay for t-shirts, project books or

4-H camp, the Jr. Fair Photo Contest in which members were given info about the categories and encouraged to take pictures at all 4-H events and 4-H yard signs were passed out to members to display in their yards until March 30.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 and Cloverbuds were asked to join the members for demonstrations, recreation and snacks.

Rebecca Betts gave a demonstration with one of her goats and she gave a lot of information about the care and feeding of goats.

The meeting concluded with recreation and snacks provided by the Patterson and Betts families.

The next meeting will be Wednesday March 20 at 6:30p.m. in the Van Buren High School Cafeteria.


Meeting news as reported by Erica Patterson, Reporter

Millstream Farmers 4-H Club held a meeting on Wednesday February 27 at 6:30p.m. at Van Buren Elementary School. Present were 44 members, 4 advisors, 13 parents with 6 members and 1 advisor excused.

The pledges were led by members and the election of officers was held.

Members signed up for the office that they would like to hold and the ballot took place with voting by paper ballot. The results of the election are as follows:

President, Hannah Betts

Vice President, Grant Betts

Secretary, Peter Harrington

Assistant Secretary, Amanda Strapp

Treasurer, Ryleigh Smith

Assistant Treasurer, Ryan Strapp

Reporter, Erica Patterson

Community Service, Lily Grady, Caitlyn Curry

Photo/Historian, Rebecca Betts, Josalyn Swaisgood

Health, Claire Recker, Taylor Smith

Safety, Emilio Nunez, Luke Grady

Litter/Recycling, Emery Day, Peyton Griffin

Energy, Lucas Harrington, Jacob Harrington

Recreation, Heidi Griffith, Emily Bishop, Payge LaBean, Anna Cooper, Myka Adams, Cullen Tussing

The Treasurer’s report was given by Ryleigh Smith with a beginning balance of $371.08, $5.00 in dues was received with an ending balance of $ 376.08.

Unfinished/Old Business discussed: Members were reminded to look through the white Family Handbook to help choose projects to see the description and the requirements to complete each project and to note when the different judging dates were. Those taking animals were directed to the page with all the possession dates for the Hancock County Jr. Fair Part

New business discussed included the Members Dues, Quality Assurance for those taking animals, Planning ideas for the Jr. Fair Theme “Let the Good Times Grow at the Hancock County Jr. Fair”, Club T-shirts, activities for 4-H week, facilitating a booth at the county 4-H kick off.  Peter Harrington moved that we have club t-shirts again this year, Erica Patterson second the motion and members voted in favor. Anyone that wants to submit a design idea needs to bring it to the next meeting. Myka Adams moved that the club host booths for Food and Nutrition and Natural Resources at the 4-H Kick off with Jacob Harrington’s second the motion and members voted in favor.

Event reports were given about the Camp Counselor Retreat, Shooting Sports info Night, try It Tuesdays and Safe Use of Guns Workshop. All members attending enjoyed the activities and learned a lot of useful information.

Kathy McGrain then gave the advisors report giving more detail about the following:

4-H Kick Off, L.E.A.D. Conference, the Endowment Dinner/Auction, and signing up to bring drinks and snacks to the meetings.

The meeting concluded with recreation and snacks provided by the Smith and Grady families.

The next meeting will be Wednesday March 6 at 6:30p.m. in the Van Buren High School Cafeteria.


Meeting news as reported by Erica Patterson, Reporter

Millstream Farmers 4-H Club held their kick off meeting on Wednesday February 13 at 6:30p.m. at Van Buren High School. Present were 38 members, 4 advisors, 19 parents and 2 guests with 4 members and I advisor excused. New members were given 4-H binders to help keep all their information organized. Advisor Kathy McGrain lead the business part of the meeting which included passing out agendas, enrollment forms, handbooks All items were discussed briefly with members then they were dismissed to work on the club’s service project which involved tie fleece blankets for Project Linus. A total of 10 blankets were completed.

While members were working on the blankets, advisors answered parent’s questions, explained paperwork and how to complete the online enrollment for returning members. They pointed out different sections of the family handbook including the project area and discussed 4-H in more detail.

The meeting concluded with recreation and snacks provided by Kathy McGrain.

The next meeting will be Wednesday February 27  at 6:30p.m. in the Van Buren High School Cafeteria and it will be the Election of Officers.

Club meetings for the year are as follows:

February 13  6:30p.m.  VBHS Community Room, Organizational Meeting

February 27  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria, Election of Officers

March 6  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria         

March 20  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria, Enrollment Forms Due

April 10  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria, Pizza Sales Orders Due

April 24  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria         

May 8  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria         

May 22  6:30p.m.  VBHS Cafeteria, Project Drop/Add Forms Due

June 12  6:30p.m.  To Be Determined     

July 17 6:30p.m.  To Be Determined     

August 14 6:30p.m.  Kathy McGrain’s house         

September 8   Picnic VB State Park, Award forms are due

November 3  6:00p.m. To Be Determined, Club Awards Banquet