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Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club updates: Springtime brings renewed activities

By Bella Reeser, Club Reporter

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at Fusion Bowling Alley, Ottawa, Kan., in conjunction with the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club.

At 3:05 p.m. the MJH 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. Secretary Amelia Arb called roll; members and parents were to answer with, “If you could be any Disney character, which would you be?” There were 20 members and 11 adults present. Amelia then 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 4-H memories from John Harsh and Lara Combes-Shoup, both former MJH members.

In council report, council representative Braelyn reported the council was looking for ideas for community service projects.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser reminded members to read over the meeting notes sheet, and asked all members (MJH and Lyndon Leaders) to stand and share what they did for District Club Days. Lastly Lisa reminded members Blue & Gold orders would be in on Tuesday, please remember to pick them up.

Janae McNally then shared with the clubs there will be in-person 4-H camp, with details still to come.

In unfinished business, it was moved and seconded to table the farmers market until next month. In new business; it was discussed then moved and seconded to have an alternative Easter egg hunt for the students in the district. Details will be determined after speaking to school administrators. At 3:36 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, April 11, 2021, at the Melvern Community Center. Club members then together enjoyed refreshments and bowling provided by the clubs.


Melvern Jr. Highline donates to MdCV Elementary School

For close to 30 years, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club had hosted the annual Melvern Easter Egg Hunt, that is, until last year. COVID unfortunately shut the activity down. Even though the state 4-H restrictions have not completely lifted, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H club decided to still offer Easter egg hunt fun to the classes at Marais des Cygnes Valley Elementary School. Club member met and filled eggs, then donated filled eggs and bags of candy to each MdCV elementary classroom, to allow teachers to conduct their own Easter egg hunt.


April meeting recognizes regional club days participants

On Sunday, April 11, 2021, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly club meeting at the Melvern Community Center. At 5:06 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. Historian Allie Reeser called roll; members and parents were to answer with, “What is your favorite 4-H project?” There were 11 members and six adults present.

Allie then read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read. Recreation Leader Gradey McNally read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted four articles to the newspaper. In historian report, Allie shared 4-H Memories from Jill Arb-Barnhart and Linda Phelon-Carson, both former MJH members.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser recognized MJH members who participated in regional club days and how they did. Lisa reminded members that 4-H camp will be in person this year. Janae McNally then shared with the club scholarship opportunities for 4-H camp.

For a program, members watched Allie’s demonstration on Cinnamon Applesauce Delight. In songs, Khloe Rice and Anna Arb lead the club in singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”

At 5:32 pm it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Club members enjoyed refreshments and playing Duck, Duck, Goose.

The club’s next meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Melvern Community Center.


Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club serves up hospitality at community fundraiser breakfast

Saturday, March 20, 2021, Melvern Pride held a freewill donation breakfast fundraiser in support of the Melvern Community Building. Customers could enjoy biscuits and gravy or pancakes and sausage links served at the breakfast. To help carry trays, fill drinks, clean-up tables, members of the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H club were there to help. Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H members helping at the Melvern Pride Breakfast were Allie Reeser, Bella Reeser, Amelia Arb, Harper Melton, Levi Arb, and Landon Roy.

Information and photos by Bella Reeser, club reporter.

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