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Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club plays and works at Melvern Park

By Allie Reeser
Club Reporter

At 5:03 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2024, at the Melvern Community Center, the March Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club meeting was called to order by President Gradey McNally. The club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge led by Gradey. Secretary Bella Reeser called the roll; members and parents were to answer with, ‘Would you rather be able to slide down a rainbow or jump on a cloud?’ There were eight members and six adults present.

Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club members stain picnic tables at the Melvern fairgrounds.

Bella read the minutes from the previous meeting; they were approved as read. In correspondence, Bella shared a Christmas card from Extension Agent Jo Hetrick-Anstaett, and a letter from the Osage County Fair Association. A motion was made to table the letter until new business.

Treasurer Braelyn McNally read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Braelyn stated that Reporter Allie Reeser had submitted one article to the newspaper. There was no historian’s report.

In council report, Braelyn gave the following updates: Blue & Gold will be on March 12; Regional Club Days on March 23, in Paola; beef weigh-in 4-6 p.m. March 27 at Osage City Fairgrounds; small animal weigh-in 4-6 p.m. May 7 at Osage City Fairgrounds; drop/add date for projects is May 1; Zbooks/Record Books-Be working on these all year; Discovery Days-June 5-7; 4-H Camp- June; Osage City Fair-July 24-27, 2024; Overbrook Fair, Aug. 6-9, 2024; PT testing will be 5-7 p.m. July 9, at Osage City Fairgrounds; pin applications-these have been updated this year; a $75 scholarship will be awarded for out of county event; and we will have a fair photographer at the Osage City fair.

In the leader’s report, Leader Caleb McNally reminded club members that the Blue & Gold pick-up will be on March 12; please make arrangements. Leader Lisa Reeser asked each club member who participated in District Club Days to please stand and share what they did at District Club Days and what ribbon they received. Lisa also reminded club members and parents to read the Club Meeting Notes paper. There was no old business.

In new business, a motion was made and seconded to donate $50 to the Osage County Fair Association to help provide awards at the fair. The next item in new business was the Melvern Easter Egg Hunt; a motion was made and seconded to hold our annual Melvern Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. March 30.

In Songs, Song Leader Koral Bruening led the club in singing, “Everything is Awesome.” At 5:26 p.m., it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Members enjoyed snacks provided by the McNally Family. For recreation, club members enjoyed playing at Melvern Park.

The Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2024, at Melvern Community Center.

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