4-H news

Churchtown Community Crew

The Churchtown Community Crew held its 4-H meeting on June 14 at St. John Central Grade School. The meeting was called to order by President Madison Wells. The minutes were read by Haley Tornes. The 4-H Pledge was led by Emma Poulton and the American Pledge was led by Jaelyn Tornes. Roll call was to your Favorite Summer Activity. Erin Hague gave the treasurer’s report. CheyAnne Hart led the song ”John Jacob”. Derrick Tornes led the devotion ”Little Things.” An Energy Report was given by Blaine Johnson titled ”Electronic Safety.” The health report was given by Isaac Lang titled ”Allergy Cautions.” Jacob Lang gave the Safety Report titled ”Tractor Safety.”

Old Business: tag-ins for lambs/goats/dairy feeder steers is June 1. Hog tag-ins are June 3. Everyone needs to get your animals tagged in. Quality Assurance, everyone needs to attended the required session. Makeup date for Quality Assurance was June 27 at 6:30 p.m., with a $15 fee. 4-H Camp registration forms are in the family guide. Camp dates are as followed: Cloverbud, July 3; Beginner, July 3 and 4; Intermediate, July 8 to 12; Senior, July 15 to 19.

New Business: feeder calf tag-in will be July 20 at 8 a.m. to noon at the Barlow Fairgrounds. There was discussion on sponsoring a trophy for one of the fairs. A motion was made to donate a trophy to the Washington County Fair. Club field trip ideas were discussed. Suggestion were swimming, skating, and bowling. Members were asked for ideas. Community service project ideas will be discussed. The 4-H Project Judging is July 1, RSVP was by June 17. The public speaking contest will be July 1 at 3 p.m. Volunteers are needed for the lemon shake stand at the Sternwheel Festival. Workers must be over 10 years old. Also donations of cups, lids, paper towels, sugar, and sugar substitute packets are needed. Will the club make a donation? State Fair orientation will be July 12 at 6:30 p.m. The cake decorating contest is Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds with more information in the Family Guide. County fair demonstration contest is Sept. 1 at 2 p.m. There will be discussion of participating in trash can painting contest. Ideas will be needed at the next meeting. If you have animal projects please bring a 5″ x 7″ picture of your animal(s) to the next meeting for the fair booth. Skillathon study guides have been available online since June 15. All exhibitors at the Washington County Fair are required to do skillathon. Fair booth ideas are needed and will be discussed at the July meeting. The next meeting is July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Demonstrations are Clayton, Isaac, Jacob, and Brandon. Refreshments are to be brought by Johnson, Poulton, and the Colyers. A motion was made to adjourn by Erin and seconded by Blaine. Members played ”Guess the Animal.”

Country Cousins

The Country Cousins 4-H Club met at Davlin Lake June 19 for a picnic, swim and meeting. President, Madison Dailey called the meeting to order. Rebecca Williams gave the Pledge of Allegiance and Anna Dailey gave the 4-H pledge. The minutes for the last meeting were read and approved. Elisabeth Williams gave the treasurer’s report. Madison ask if everyone had made it to Quality Assurance and said that we needed to know who would be attending county judging. Suggestions were given for club community service projects. No decision was made. Madison told them to be thinking of ideas for the 4-H booth. 4-H camp was discussed. She told them about how much she had enjoyed going to camp. Ben moved to adjourn and Nathan seconded the motion. The club had pizza and then went swimming.

The next meeting will be in July.