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.
Kidding Around 4-H Club
Maci Sherick, News Reporter
The Kidding Around 4-H Club met on April 28, 2019, to preform demonstrations. Will Ramge showed the club parts of a fish, Libby Ramge taught us how to decorate cupcakes, Riley Sherick made root beer floats, Maci Sherick made homemade play dough, and Cora Bowman demonstrated how to inject a goat. T-Shirt designs were chosen and finalized.
The club agreed to have a bake sale fundraiser on June 13, from 4:00-6:00, at Rural King. Another upcoming fundraiser is at Buffalo Wild Wings, and 10% of your bill will be donated to our club. The event is on May 5, 2019, from 11:00 AM- 11:30 PM. Contact a club member for a ticket to give to your server to make your donation.
Darby Jr. Livestock Meeting
Recreation Officer, Ethan Clarridge, began our evening by leading us in a fun Easter egg hunt relay game. The meeting was then called to order by Garrett Dellinger who led us in The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Sara Nicol called roll call by asking the question, “Who is your favorite Superhero?” Grant Dellinger gave the Treasurer’s Report and Sophia Patch gave a report on how to properly lift heavy objects.
We then moved to committee reports. The discussion centered on our fundraiser and how much money we raised for the club. As of now, we have raised $677.81, but we do not yet have the gift shop sales totals. We then moved on to old business and continued our discussion on our community service project. Livvy Bellas motioned and Sara Nicol seconded to throw a party for the residents at Walnut Crossing Retirement Community. Discussion then turned to Jr. Fairboard, 4-H camp, and officers. Our club officers are: President – Garrett Dellinger, Vice-President – Livvy Bellas, Secretary – Sara Nicol, Treasurer – Grant Dellinger, Health & Safety Officer – Sophia Patch, and Recreation Officer – Ethan Clarridge.
We had several members give demonstrations. They are as follows: Garrett Dellinger showed us how to clip show hogs, Grant Dellinger showed us how to complete the self-tag-in form for hogs, Nyla Greenbaum gave us facts on being sick, Amelia Nicol showed us how to clean a calf bottle, Caymus Hall showed us how to properly tie shoes, Hailey Niese taught us how to make slime, and Kenzie Niese taught us how to make Easter Bunny snack mix.
Livvy Bellas motioned and Whitney Clarridge seconded to adjourn our meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 8:17pm. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 1, 2019.
Darby Clovers 4-H Club
The Darby Clovers 4-H Club met at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Samantha Picklesimer called the meeting to order. Zach Picklesimer shared a safety tip on “The Importance of Stretching”. Aaron Johnson held a vote to choose between 3 activities that the club could do for a community service project (food drive, military cards, and nursing home cards). Nine members completed their demonstrations. Montana Burns demonstrated “Giving a Rubric Speech”. Emma Bowman demonstrated “Different Cake Borders”. Hailey Dee demonstrated “Dairy Feeder Halters”. Jenna Dee showed “Methods of Housing”. Veronique Grand showed “The Three Different Ways to Tie Your Shoe”. Hannah Niehaus demonstrated “How to Vaccinate a Dog”. Autumn Scheiderer showed “What Supplements to Feed Your Steers”. Wyatt Scheiderer showed “The Parts of a Wheat Kernel”.
The Darby Clovers next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7 pm in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Gym.
Show N Go 4-H Club
Ellie Carter, News Reporter/Secretary
The Show-N-Go 4-H Club met on May 5. The members were reminded about mandatory Quality Assurance the week of May 6. Demonstrations were given by Brielle Lester, Charley Shope, and Levi Wheeler. The club, at the suggestion of the Community Service Committee, voted to take part in the Farm to Pantry Battle of the Clubs Food Drive program. Members were encouraged to bring non sugary cereals, pasta, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, hamburger helpers, and spaghetti sauce. The Club Trip Committee discussed possibly combining the previously decided pool party with the last meeting in July. The Meeting Ideas Committee led a challenging game of Livestock Jeopardy with the members. There will be a community service opportunity at the Marysville Food Pantry on May 21. The next meeting will be on June 9 at the Milford Center Lions Club.