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Club notes Nov. 27

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Dresden 4-H Club  

The Dresden 4-H Club held a meeting on Sunday, Nov. 14, at the La Monte Methodist Church. There were 11 members, nine guests and two leaders present with one new member.

The American and 4-H pledges were led by Samuel Dehan and Phillip Jones.

Membership roll call was “Which food do you like best: Carrots or Apples?”

Members gave updates on what they had done since the last meeting. Phillip Jones has been working on shooting his bow for shooting sports. Laney Pace and Tinlee Jones talked about finishing their horse area so they can practice riding. Reagan and Rhett Sneed went to a cattle sale in Kansas to look for show animals and animals to add to their herd. Kinze Wilbanks has been working on her sewing and knitting. Eli Dehan attended the American Royal. His percentage heifer, Dolly, was selected Grand Champion Overall, and he walked in the Parade of Champions with her. Kay Sparks, co-leader, visited with Heather Lynn who works with the Missouri Department of Social Services and helps with foster children. Members voted to add Ms. Lynn’s suggestion of items for foster children to the Dresden 4-H Club service project list for December and move homeless socks items to January.

The club members made cards for the Veterans Home in Warrensburg as well as for some local veterans.

Reagan Sneed did a demonstration on “How to Decorate a Cake,” and Rhett Sneed did a demonstration on “How to Shell Corn with an Old Time Corn Sheller.”

The next meeting will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at Jones’s Simple Blessings Barn. Families are asked to bring snacks, a $5 gift for the Gift Exchange, and items for the Foster Children’s Service Project.

The minutes were respectfully submitted by Reporter Austin Wood.

Brown 4-H Club

 The Brown 4-H Club meeting was called to order Nov. 15 by President Macy Reed. There were 14 members in attendance. Pledges were led by Max Knoernschild and John Butler. The roll call question was "What is your favorite sport?"

The secretary's report was given by Isabel Knoernschild. The treasurer's report was read by Mallory Reed.

In old business, Mallory Reed gave a report on the Trunk or Treat. Natalie Reed gave an update about the new 4-H T-shirts that will be ready to hand out at the December meeting.

In new business, it was announced that bell ringing for the Salvation Army is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at Woods West.

In announcements, the Recognition Banquet was at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The November service project is the Little Pantry Food Drive. Next month's meeting is early, Dec. 13. The club will have demonstrations by Emery Cannon, Rylee and Josiah Donaldson, James Jones, and Matthew Sharp. Everyone should also bring a $1 box of candy for the exchange.

For the program, Maria Sharp gave a presentation on "Christmas in Venezuela." Afterward, the club assembled the bags of food for the four Little Pantries in Sedalia.

Recreation was led by our game leader, Josiah Donaldson.

Refreshments were provided by Maria Sharp and Michelle Butler. Sharp made authentic Venezuelan Ham Bread.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Rylee Donaldson and Lexi VanBrocklin seconded it.

The minute were submitted by Reporter Maggie Reed.

Pettis County 4-H Council

The Pettis County 4-H Council Recognition Night was hosted at St. Lutheran Church Gym on Nov. 18. There was a dessert bar and ice cream. Thanks to the families that brought in the treats for everyone to share.

Abigail Arnold, 4-H Council President, called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. There were 57 Pettis County 4-H members in attendance.

The Clover Kids led everyone in the pledges.

Leaders were recognized. The presentations of Club Seals were: Bronze: Beaman Arator, Brown, Manila, Muddy Creek, Ringen Brushy and Prairie Ridge. There were no Silver awards.  Gold Seals went to Dresden and Van Natta.

The Distinguished 4-H Club Award was presented to Clubs over 20 members, Ringen Brushy, and Clubs under 19, Dresden 4-H Club.

The 2021-22 Window Display was won by Dresden.

Chase Stone and Rayleigh Williams represented Pettis County 4-H at the Missouri State Fair with their demonstrations. They will receive a check for $10 from the State of Missouri.

Maggie Reed, the historian for Brown 4-H, was presented with a scrapbook package full of supplies for the next Brown 4-H Club Scrapbook.

Tinlee Jones, the secretary for Dresden 4-H, was presented with a 4-H Stationary kit for his Secretary Book.

Ninety-one 4-H Project Records were submitted by 59 Pettis County 4-H Members and Clover kids.

Each youth will receive their year membership pin.

Project Excellence Awards are new this year. Completing a project record on at least one project helps each club toward its Standard of Excellence goals and helps individuals receive their year-end completion pin. This year the project record evaluators wanted to recognize excellence in record keeping and project completion for records that stood out from the crowd.  Each youth was awarded a special project pin. 

Those that stood out this year are: Carlee Sanders for Gardening; Faith Burkhalter for Cats; Austin Wood for Field Crops; Zane Kenyon for Woodworking; Chase Stone for First Aid; Abigail Arnold for Dogs; Jacob Burkhalter for Swine and Dogs; Gabe Burkhalter for Gardening and Swine; Keely Elwell for Horses and Swine; Eli Dehan for Beef, Dogs, and Photography; Ivy Elwell for Horses, Swine, Gardening, and Cake Decorating.

The Missouri Report Forms going on to Regional Evaluation are:

Level 1: Faith Burkhalter and Eli Dehan.

Level 2: Jacob Burkhalter, Gabe Burkhalter and Hannah Ayers.

Level 3: Chase Stone, Abigail Arnold and Zachary Ayers.

Six Pettis County 4-H Clubs turned in their Youth Service to Communities forms. Beaman Arator, Brown, Muddy Creek, Ringen Brushy, Dresden and Prairie Ridge. 

The 2020-21 Winners for Distinguished 4-Her Award are:

Clover Kid: Easton Schmidt from Ringen Brushy 4-H Club.

Junior: Abram May from Ringen Brushy 4-H Club.

Intermediate: Maggie Reed from Brown 4-H Club.

Senior: Abigail Arnold from Ringen Brushy 4-H Club.

Ten-Year Member Pins went to Andrew Matz and Caroline Matz, both of Brown 4-H.

Pettis County 4-H will have only one graduating senior this year. Congratulations Alexis Van Brocklin, Brown 4-H.

The Friend of 4-H Award was presented to Melissa Burkhalter for her valued support of the Pettis County 4-H Program.

Because 4-H is volunteer-driven, it honored the following; First Year Leaders: Morgan Arnold, Allison Asbury, Gary Gerken, Elizabeth Kumm, and Allyson Sampson; Five Year Leaders: Brandy Arnett, Angela Black, Sherol Bose, Melissa Burkhalter, Amy Close, and Tyler Gerke; 10 Year Leaders: Elizabeth Berry, Justin Berry, Jessie Elwell, Amy Gibbs, Natalie Reed, and Jo Ann Thierfelder; 15 Year Leaders: Melissa Matz; and 20 Year Leaders: Susan Bluhm, Nancy Burkhalter and Don Hutcheson. We can only hope to follow in their footsteps and put the right foot forward. Thank you for all your leadership and service. 

New Business:

Rayleigh Williams moved to participate in the Sedalia Christmas Parade on Dec. 4. Mallory Reed seconded the motion. The motion passed. A committee will be needed for decorating.

Ivy Elwell moved that the club drops the Pre-Game meetings. It was seconded by Maggie Reed.  The motion passed. In January the club will discuss moving the meeting night.

Michael Close moved that the meeting be adjourned. Eli Dehan seconded the motion. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Ringen Brushy 4-H Club 

​​The Ringen Brushy 4-H Club met on Nov. 10 at the Warehouse Event Center. There were 35 members present. Thank you to everyone who attended. The club welcomed two new members.

The secretary’s minutes were read and approved.

The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

The club had a non-perishable food drive for the November community service project. It was discussed and a vote was taken to have Abigail Arnold deliver to Open Door.

Our demonstrations were:

Mariska Miller did a demonstration on her hermit crabs. Loralei Strange did a demonstration of what you need in a show box for goats and Buzz Harris did a demonstration on card throwing.

Dr. Michelle Kindler spoke to the club on eye safety. She explained the various forms of protection and when you should wear them.

Our T-shirt design for 2022 is a new design created by Josie Peck. There was discussion before a vote, and it was approved to use the new design.

The club discussed the December meeting and a vote was passed to do a Christmas party with snacks and finger food.

With no further business to discuss, RJ Asbury motioned to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Brody Brown. The meeting was adjourned.

The minutes were respectfully submitted by Secretary Eadlin Hedgpeth. 

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