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Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club: Members enjoy fall as they get ready for Christmas

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at the Melvern City Park. At 5:14 p.m., the meeting was called to order by President Braelyn McNally. The club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Braelyn.

Secretary Amelia Arb called roll, members and parents were to answer with “What are you thankful for?” There were 11 members and six adults present. Amelia read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read.

Treasurer Gradey McNally read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted two articles to the newspaper. In the historian report, Historian Allie Reeser shared “The Story Behind the 4-H Clover”.

In leader’s report, leader Lisa Reeser reminded members to enroll in the new 4-H year, and congratulations to everyone at Achievement Night.

In new business, it was moved and seconded at the December meeting to go Christmas caroling at three or four houses in Melvern, Adopt-A-Family, and send care packages to soldiers.

In program, the club tie-dyed their new club shirt.

In songs, Nathan Ferris, led they club in singing “God Bless America”.

At 5:40 p.m., it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at Melvern Community Center.

Club members then enjoyed playing at the park for recreation.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club members with their tie dyed shirts: Nathan Ferris, Gradey McNally, Paden McNally, Bella Reeser, Landon Roy, Amelia Arb, Gentry McNally, Levi Arb, Allie Reeser, Braelyn McNally, Anna Arb, Harper Melton, and Justin Brinkley.


Melvern Jr. Highline November  4-H Meeting

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Melvern Community Center. At 7:08 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 Braelyn.

Gentry McNally and Nathan Ferris are mummy wrapped during the club’s recreation.

Secretary Amelia Arb called roll; members and parents were to answer with “What is your middle name?” There were 10 members and five adults present.

Secretary Amelia Arb read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read.

Vice-President Justin Brinkley read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read.

Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted one article to the newspaper.

In historian report, Historian Allie Reeser shared history from the club in 1964.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser reminded members to read over meeting notes sheet: send thank you’s to all awards contributors, Kansas State Fair results, and next year’s club program.

In new business it was moved and seconded to get new club shirts, it was then voted on which club shirt design and color the club would prefer. It was also moved and seconded to participate in the Melvern Fall Festival Bale Trail and Trunk or Treat.

In wrapping up new business, the club held officer elections: President is Braelyn McNally, vice-president is Justin Brinkley, treasurer is Gradey McNally, reporter is Bella Reeser, secretary is Amelia Arb, historians are Allie Reeser and Harper Melton, council reps are Justin Brinkley and Braelyn McNally, song leaders Nathan Ferris and Anna Arb, and recreation leaders are Levi Arb and Landon Roy.

In program the club created posters to display in the buildings promoting 4-H.

In songs the club sang “I’m a Little Tea Pot”.

At 7:53 it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. The Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at Melvern Community Center.

For recreation, the club played a mummy wrapping race, and then enjoyed refreshments from the Arb Family.

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