4-H News: Junior Highline 4-H Club has cool summer meeting at Burlington pool

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Aug. 5, 2019, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at the Burlington outdoor aquatic center. Club members and their families met at the pool at 6 p.m. to begin their night of fun.

MJH 4-H Club members gathered for an August pool and pizza party were, front from left, Natalie Green, Gentry McNally, Gradey McNally, Landon Roy, Levi Arb, Colt Sowers, and Chelsea Green, back, Braelyn McNally, Amelia Arb, Bella Reeser, Ellie Sowers, Justin Brinkley, Tara Green, and Allie Reeser.

At 7:03 p.m., the meeting was called to order by club president Tara Green. The club began their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Amelia Arb. Secretary Allie Reeser called roll; members and parents were to answer with “What’s your favorite school subject?” There were 13 members and eight adults present. Allie read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read. Treasurer Ellie Sowers read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Bella Reeser said she submitted one article last month.

In leader’s report, Caleb McNally thanked members for all their hard work and participation at the Osage County Fair. Also if anyone had any hog raffle tickets please turn them in.

Lisa Reeser announced that Eric Melton has volunteered to build the bench the club will donate to the Melvern City Park, in honor of former club member Jill Casten-Downing. Lyndon Building Materials is donating the materials Eric will need to build it.  Lisa also reminded members the Overbrook Fair is this week and handed out an agenda of the fair.

For program, all members shared their favorite project this year.

Before adjourning, Tara reminded members the next meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Melvern Community Center. After the meeting adjourned club members enjoyed a pizza dinner and for recreation they continued swimming until 8 p.m.


Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club, July 7, 2019, meeting

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On July 7, 2019, Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held a project meeting at 4 p.m. at the Melvern Community Center. During this meeting the club designed and created their cookie jar, with a farm theme, to sell at the Overbrook Fair to help raise money for the 4-H Council.

Club members paint the club’s cookie jar for the 2019 Osage County Fair.

At 5:07 p.m. the club’s monthly meeting was called to order by club president Tara Green. The club began their meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Braelyn McNally. Secretary Allie Reeser called roll; members and parents were to answer with “What flavor of jelly bean would you be?” There were 13 members and six adults present. Allie read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read. Treasurer Ellie Sowers read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.  Reporter Bella Reeser said she submitted three articles last month.

In leader’s report, Caleb McNally thanked members for all their hard work and participation in community service activities last month. Lisa Reeser announced that Eric Melton has volunteered to build the bench the club will donate to the Melvern City Park in honor of former club member Jill Casten-Downing. Lisa also reminded members the Osage County Fair is quickly approaching.

In new business, the club moved and seconded to hold a pizza and pool party on Aug. 5, at the Burlington pool from 6-8pm.

In a program, Amelia Arb presented a demonstration on how to create a ‘Cootie Catcher’ game with your friends. For songs, the club sang “Baby Shark”.

Adjourning, the club enjoyed extra ice cream from the ice cream social.

Photos thanks to Bella Reeser.

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