Melvern Jr. Highline 4-Hers celebrate the spirit of giving

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Dec. 8, 2019, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at the Melvern Community Center. At 4 p.m., members and parents met and assembled six care packages that the 4-Hers wanted to send to servicemen and women who would not be able to come home for the holiday season. The club also created six plates of treats for later in the evening.

At 4:45 p.m., the meeting was called to order by President Braelyn McNally. The club began their meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Ellie Sowers. Acting Secretary Harper Melton called the roll; members and parents were to answer with “What are your favorite cookies to make for Santa?” There were 10 members and five adults present.  Harper then read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read. As treasurer, Harper read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.

In the reporter’s report, it was announced Bella Reeser submitted five articles last month.

In the leader’s report, Caleb McNally asked the parents to read the flyer from Lisa Reeser.

In new business, Harper moved to table the club T-shirt discussion until the next meeting, seconded by Ellie Sowers, the motion passed. At 5:05 p.m., it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

For recreation and songs, the club took the six plates of treats to distribute and carol with families at the Melvern Community Center. Next Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club meeting, 5 p.m. Jan. 5, 2020, at the community center.


First meeting of the New Year

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Jan. 5, 2020, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at the Melvern Community Center. Called to order by President Braelyn McNally, the club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge led by Harper Melton. Secretary Allie Reeser called roll; members and parents were to answer with “What was their favorite gift they gave for Christmas?” There were 13 members and eight adults present.

Allie then read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read. She then read correspondence from the Melvern Pride, thanking the club for their help at the community Thanksgiving dinner.

Treasurer Harper Melton presented the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.

Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted two articles to the newspaper last month.

In council report, Justin Brinkley shared with the club the county is creating an ambassador’s program, details will follow in the coming months. The 4-H County Council is looking at fundraiser ideas, and district club days are quickly approaching.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser reminded members to check important notes on the meeting notes sheet. She recognized members and their accomplishments from achievement night, and reminded members to please sign the thank you notes.

In old business, the club revisited the tabled discussion of club shirts. After discussion and deliberation, club members agreed upon a shirt color and design.

In new business, club members discussed upcoming events; foods project meeting 2 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Melvern Community Center, and an exchange meeting with Lyndon Leaders on Feb. 9.

In program, club members shared what project they are looking forward to the most. For songs, Amelia Arb led the club in singing “Baby Shark”.

At 5:40 p.m. it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting.

For recreation, Grady McNally led the club in playing Pictionary while enjoying refreshments provided by the Reeser family.

The next Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club meeting will be with the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9, at Lyndon High School.

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