Union County 4-H Clubs can submit their club's news reports to the Union County Extension Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Wednesday. Their reports will be posted on this page and also submitted to local newspapers.
The Sunshine 4-H group had its 5th meeting on Tuesday May 10th at St John’s Lutheran School at 7 pm in the cafeteria. The Sunshine 4-H club started the meeting by asking where we are going forsummer break. Next, we talked about the dates for the animal's QuantityAssurance for all of the animals species. Then we talked about our ideas for other community service projects and we had the idea to make kids who were in the hospital cards to give them hope, so next meeting we are going to bring two homemade cards so that we can send them to a hospital.
Next we had 3 demonstrations by Brody Schulz, Colton, and Chase Ruh. Brody Schulz did a demonstration on safety tips on tractors. Colton Ruh did a demonstration on eye dominant and parts of a bow and arrow. Finally, ChaseRuh did a demonstration of Archery, like arrows, bows, and equipment. Finally, at the end of the meeting, we did our 1st community service project by making homemade dog and cat toys with soft printed fabric.
Our next meeting will be held on May 23rd @ 7:00pm
Creative Clovers United 4-H Club
By Boston Bruce
What an exciting month March was for the Creative Clovers United 4-H club. These rockstar kids worked their fundraiser at Der Dutchman on March 21. There was a total of 22 out of 27 members of the club that participated in the fundraiser. The group was able to raise a whopping $1,232.41! These funds allow the group to participate in additional activities, community service projects, awards for the fair and give out two partial scholarships to 4-H camp this summer. It was a fun and successful evening for these kids. Way to go Creative Clovers United and thank you to all that attended to support our club.
In April, the Creative Clovers United 4-H Club got a lesson from Captain Nathan Sachs about internet and social media safety, and cyber bullying. The group also worked on their project books to get a good start before showing at the Union County Fair later this summer. Two of the members were awarded the clubs scholarships to 4-H camp. Boston Bruce and Mackenzie Kennman had wonderful essays worth winning the partial scholarships. Congratulations ladies!
The Kind Hearted 4H Club Meet On: Sunday, April 24, 2022
By: Alexa Brinson
The Kind Hearted 4H group met on Sunday, April 24, 2022. At this meeting we talked about meeting requirements, demonstrations, quality assurance dates, project clinics, made cupcakes, played games, and 4H camp. Since the president of the club Gigi was not there our vice president Elise Phoenix ran this meeting. Cassidy Jones read the minutes, and Caitlin Rigel gave reports. For the meeting requirements we talked about how you have to attend at least 5 or more meetings to show at fair. Your demonstration does not have to be related to your project you are working on for fair. Quality assurance and project clinics are for if you have a livestock animal, you can go to different places and learn about the animal you are working on for fair. For our snack, we made cupcakes that looked like flowers and bunnies. The game we played was charades. It was very fun. And last of all, we talked about the 4H camp and how it was Greek mythology themed and that you should sign up soon. There were 13 members present at this meeting.These are the things we did at the Kind Hearted 4H group meeting.
April 20th, 2022
As the lights faded into the beautiful darkness, the light burning up in everyone brightened. The 4-H group Heads up, Heels Down went to the extremely diverse Fantasia horse show in Columbus, Ohio. Every Friday our 4-H group meets together and we all thought that we would make it fun. We all arrived at different times and most of us went shopping (and spent a little too much money). The shops were filled from rack-to-rack, table-to-table, and anything else to set their amazingly high-quality products on. Around 7:30 PM, we all gathered in our section, along with a full house of around 1,000 people. 10 minutes later, the lights dimmed, and the riding ring was encircled with bright golden glowing LED lights. The cast of horses included exotic breeds like andalusians, friesians, and even a driving pair of mules! My personal favorite was the magnificent friesian stallion, Rico and his rider Shawn Drentwett. They had a whole routine of what seemed like floating on a tarp that people ruffled as the stallion presented difficult dressage patterns. Shawn had feathered wings that lit up as the beat of the music increased.
Some of the other routines consisted of minis trotting around with graceful young leaders, sometimes getting loose. There was also an amazing dynamic duo of a veteran with one leg and a beautiful palomino quarter horse mare, doing a western dressage pattern. One of the crowd favorites were the spotted draft, brabant, and ardennais with riders that previously performed in the 2017 film, the Greatest Showman, Caleb Carinci-Asch, L’ea Innocenti, and Renny Spencer. The crowd favorite was the driving team of mules, Pat and Pam, with the extremely talented driver, Leon Raber. Lastly, the rest of the Fantasia production also consisted of a band, a drill team, stunning western and english routines, and driving teams competing against each other.
Our horse 4-H group has had many successful meetings throughout our term so far. A couple weeks ago, we had a bake sale that raised money for our group and we will need many more fundraisers if we plan to have fun learning experiences. My name is Makenna Stone and thank you so much for reading my first 4-H report.
Back row, Memphis S., Ariyannah K., Katherine C., Violet B., Ryan J., Jenna P., Delaney H., Lilah B., Sami H., Michaela F., Mckenzie K., Addison R., Avery R., Bryleigh B., Front row: Jayden F., Ashlyn H., Katelyn C., Caroline S.,Annabelle H., Boston B., Lillian S., Emmalyn R.
Creative Clovers United
The Creative Clovers United 4-H group had a fun and exciting March. At the beginning of the month, we had a speaker, Mackenzie Marquis, join us from Maryhaven. She took the time to educate us on mental health and who to contact if a child or even an adult needed help. During that first meeting, the group also participated in a team building exercise. The goal was to build the tallest tower out of marshmallows and toothpicks. The winning team received Wendy's Frosty cards. We also had some visitors from Germany and Denmark at our second meeting for the month. Marie and Katherine are foreign exchange students at Fairbanks High School. They were able to share about their cultures and what life is like for them overseas. Things are very different here than in Germany and Denmark. For example, McDonalds is one of the very few fast-food options they have. They don’t eat out like we do here in America. We also learned that you have to be 18 to get your driver’s license. Most people rely on public transportation. Kids in Germany and Denmark are much more independent than American children. After our time with the exchange students, Carolynn Bruce led the group in a painting activity where we painted a shamrock to celebrate our love for 4-H. March was definitely full of fun, excitement, and so much to learn.
Scissors and Sandwiches
Elizabeth White, News Reporter
The third Scissors and Sandwiches meeting of the year was held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Maddie and the pledges were led by Tegan and Eve. There were 12 members present and the roll call question was if you could dye your hair any color, what would it be? The secretary read the minutes from the previous meeting and a treasurer’s report was presented. There was a safety tip given by Kate about protecting yourself in the cold.
The only item under old business was that 4-H project books for members of the group were paid for by Mrs. White and a motion was passed and approved to reimburse her from the club treasury. Under new business, the members were told to verify their information in the club program book. Also, each member was assigned to an advisor to help with each of their personal projects. The meeting was adjourned by Maddie.
The club held an election of officers during this meeting. The officers are Maddie- President; Abby- Vice President; Anna- Secretary; Alice- Treasurer; Tegan and Nathan- Recreation Leaders; Elizabeth- News Reporter; Piper- 4-H historian; Kate- Safety Officer; Morgan- Health Officer; Olivia and Patrick- Flag Bearers; Matthew and Larissa- Song Leaders. These offices will go into place in the next meeting.
The meeting was closed out with an example of a good demonstration by Elizabeth and a bad demonstration by Maddie. This was meant to help new members have a better understanding of what they should do. Snack was provided by Piper and Olivia.
Creative Hearts 4-H Club
Giana Marchetti, News Reporter
The year has started off with a bang for the Creative Hearts 4-H Club! They have had a total of three meetings so far, where they elected their club officers and planned their first fundraiser. On March 7th, 2022 Creative hearts 4-H club held their annual traditional Der Dutchman fundraiser. It was very successful in many ways. Creative hearts would like to thank the Der Dutchman workers, waitresses, as well as the patrons who came to support the club.
Sunshine 4-H Club
Laney Kieffer,News Reporter
The Sunshine 4-H Club had its second meeting at St. John's Lutheran School in the cafeteria on March 8th at 7 p.m.Sunshine 4-H Club thought about some ideas for Community Services. The ideas were playing bingo at nursing homes with the residents, cleaning up the parks around Marysville, or cleaning up the sides of the roads by St. John's.At the meeting, there were three demonstrations. The first demonstration was presented by Evan Blumenschein. He taught us about the different vaccines/shots you can give dairy feeders. Bryce Phelps presented the by-products people make with beef animals. Cooper Phelps taught us how a cow's digestive system works and how cows have three stomachs.
The meeting was adjourned and our next meeting will be March 24th @ 7:00 at St.John’s.
The Kind Hearted 4-H meet on: Sunday, March 13,2022
By: Alexa Brinson
The Kind Hearted 4H group met on Sunday, March 13, 2022. At this meeting this group had an election, played games, told funny stories, and much more. At this election everyone had a speech and told us why they thought they were good for this position and what they have done in the past related to this. Positions for this year are Gigi Bix- President, Elise Phoenix- Vice President, Cassidy Jones- Secretary, Caitlin Rigel- Treasurer, Maggie Zweizig- Recreation, Elli Shaffer- Community Service/ Historian, Grace Shumway- Safety, and Alexa Brinson- News Reporter. We played games with groups of people. At the beginning we told funny stories and congratulated each other. In conclusion, there were fun Saint Patrick's Day prizes. These are the things we did at the Kind Hearted 4h group meeting.
Wings and Things Club
Feb. 27, 2022, held vis Zoom
The club requirements this year are to attend at least 5 meetings, pay the club dues of $10 per person at the first in-person meeting, and complete a demonstration at an in-person meeting. Officers will be elected at the March13th meeting. We are going to elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, News Reporter, and a Safety Officer. Turkey orders are due no later than March 1st, contact June or Mr. Cryder to order.
Members ‘attendance was recorded by Michaela and Holly Eades. There were 22 members and 4 advisors present. The deadline to enroll in 4-H for Union County is on March 1st. It must be done online, see the extension office website or call Kay Kramer for help. The deadline to enroll for the Wooster Poultry Clinic is March 19th. This lasts from 8:30 am-4:00pm. Registration is by mail and must be post marked by March 2nd. Forms are online and June has emailed them, also John is going to attend the clinic. The cost includes lunch and snacks. Turkeys will arrive in about six weeks and you will be receiving day old chicks. June talked about how to care for the poults and how to set up a brooder. Bio security: Avian Influenza can stop a fair from happening. To prevent fairs from shutting down you can follow bio security measures. Demonstrations are going to be in person only. All demonstrations must be completed by June 5 or your fair entry cards will not be signed off. The following dates are in person meetings: March 13th, March 27th, April 10th, May 1st, May 15th, and June 5th. The next meeting is going to be held on March 13th.
Wings and Things 4-H Club
Feb 13, 2022, held via Zoom
Old Business: There is no old business.
Members’ attendance was recorded by Michaela and Holly Eades. There were 21 members and 3 advisors present. Advisors and members introduced themselves. The club requirements are to attend at least five meetings, pay the $10 per-person club dues by March 27th, and complete a demonstration by yourself or with a partner at an in-person meeting by June 5. Officers are going to be elected on March 13th. We will elect a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, news reporter and a safety officer. We reviewed the club calendar, discussed the Wooster Poultry Clinic on March 19th, and reviewed various poultry projects. We discussed where to purchase poultry such as hatcheries, farm supply stores, breeders, and shows. Turkey orders must be in no later than March 1st. Contact Mr. Cryder or June to order. Feed Kit orders are due to the extension office by February 23rd. They might need volunteers to help fill the kits. Demonstration signups are going to be held during in-person meetings only. All demonstrations must be completed by June 5th or advisors will not sign off on the fair entry cards. The available dates are March 13th, March 17th, April 10th, May 1st, May 15th, and June 5th. The next meeting is going to be held on February 27 at 2pm by zoom.
Laney Kieffer,News Reporter
Sunshine 4-H held their 2nd meeting of the year. Elections were held at this meeting and, Evan Bumenschein will serve as president of the Sunshine 4-H Club for the coming year. Evan, a 10 year 4-H member was elected at the March 15th meeting held at the St.John's cafeteria.
Other new officers are Vice -President Daniel Bailey, Secretary Drew Rausch, Treasurer Angelina Myers, News reporter Laney Kieffer, Health Leader Brody Schultz, Safety Leader Collin Bailey and lastly Recreation Leader Gabby Vamos.
We welcomed a few new members this meeting and we are discussing upcoming community service activities for this 4-H year.
The next meeting of the coming up sunshine 4-H club will be held on March 8th at 7 p.m. at St John's Lutheran Schools cafeteria.
Creative Clovers United 4-H Club
Lilah Brennan, News Reporter
The Creative Clovers United 4-H Club met on June 22, 2021, at the Marysville Memorial Pavilion. President, Carissa Meyers, led club members through an assembly line to create goody bags for our local firefighters. We then delivered these bags to Station 272 and got to meet some of our local heroes. Meghan Vollrath did her demonstration and discussed her chickens. After the meeting was adjourned, members had ice cream and discussed their projects. Some members also attended Union County's 4-H Camp at Camp Clifton the week before. The club looks forward to the upcoming fair as they finish up their chosen projects.
Creative Hearts 4-H Club
Claire Berry, News Reporter