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Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club welcomes in New Year with bowling party

Melvern Junior Highline 4-H Club members go bowling to celebrate the New Year, front from left, Gentry McNally, Koral Bruening, Paden McNally, Killian Bruening, and Khloe Miller, back, Bella Reeser, Allie Reeser, and Braelyn McNally. The club’s next meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at Melvern Community Center.

By Allie Reeser
Club Reporter

At 5:33 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024, at Fusion Alley, Ottawa, Kan., the January Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club meeting was called to order by Treasurer Braelyn McNally. The club began the meeting with The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge, led by Braelyn. Secretary Bella Reeser called the roll; members and parents were to answer with, ‘Would you rather fly or breathe under water?’ There were eight members and five adults present.

Bella read the minutes from the previous meeting; they were approved as read. In correspondence, Bella read letters from Don and Ann Becker and Lisa Litch. Braelyn read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Allie Reeser stated she submitted three article to the newspaper. There was no historian’s report. In council report, council member Braelyn reminded club members about the Blue & Gold sales that start immediately, and will need to be turned in to the Extension office by Feb. 26. Braelyn also let club members know about District Club Days that will be Feb. 24 at West Franklin-Pomona school; registration will open up on Jan. 29.

In leader’s report, Leader Lisa Reeser reminded club members and parents to please read their club meeting notes paper. There was no old or new business.

In songs, the club sang, “This is the song that gets stuck in your head”. At 5:48 p.m., it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. Members enjoyed snacks provided by the club. For recreation and program, members and parents enjoyed bowling at Fusion Alley.

Melvern Jr. Highline’s next club meeting will be 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at the Melvern Community Center.


December Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club Meeting

By Allison Reeser, Club Reporter

On Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Melvern Community Center. The meeting was called to order by Treasurer Braelyn McNally. The club begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge led by Braelyn. Secretary Bella Reeser called the roll; club members and parents were to answer with “What is your favorite Christmas gift that you have ever given to someone?” There were nine kids and three adults present. Bella read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved is read.

Braelyn read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Allie Reeser stated that she had submitted two articles to the newspaper.

In leader’s report, Lisa Reeser reminded club members to enroll in the new 4-H year. In new business, a motion was made and seconded to have the January MJH meeting at Fusion Alley in Ottawa to bowl as a club. In program the club provided a community service of Christmas caroling. In songs, Koral Bruening led the club in practicing singing, “ Rudolph, the red nose reindeer”. Before adjourning, Braelyn reminded club members that the January club meeting will be held at Fusion Alley, in Ottawa, at a time to be determined. At 5:18 p.m., a motion was made and seconded to adjourn the meeting. In recreation, members went around to different houses in Melvern singing Christmas carols and delivering plates of fruit. Upon returning, members enjoyed refreshments provided by the Reeser family.


Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club November Meeting

By Allie Reeser, Club Reporter

On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, the Melvern Jr. Highline 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at Melvern Community Center. At 5:05 p.m., the meeting was called to order by President Gradey McNally. The club began with The Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge led by Gradey . Secretary Allie Reeser called the roll; club members and parents were to answer with, “What is one thing you are most thankful for?“ There were seven members and four adults present. Allie read the minutes from the last meeting; they were approved as read.

Vice-President Braelyn McNally read the treasurer’s report; it was approved as read. Reporter Bella Reeser stated she submitted two articles to the newspaper. In the council report, Braelyn reminded members that the County Achievement Night would be Nov. 7, 2023, at Lyndon High School, with dinner starting at 6 p.m. and the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. In the leader’s report, leaders Caleb McNally and Lisa Reeser reminded parents and members to read the meeting notes.

In new business there was an election of officers. The 2023-2024 club officers are President Gradey McNally, Vice President Bella Reeser, Treasurer Braelyn McNally, Reporter Allie Reeser, Secretary Bella Reeser, Historian Khloe Rice, council representatives Braelyn and Gradey McNally, song leader Koral Bruening, recreation leaders Gentry McNally and Killian Bruening.

Also in new business, it was moved and seconded to Christmas carol and give gift plates at the December club meeting. It was also moved and seconded for the club to Adopt-A-Family for Christmas. The MJH club provided a community service of cleaning up the park for program. In songs, the club sang Five Little Turkeys. Before adjourning, Gradey reminded club members the next meeting would be Sunday, Dec. 3, at the Melvern Community Center. At 5:33 p.m. it was moved and seconded to adjourn the meeting. In recreation, members played in the park and enjoyed refreshments provided by the McNally family.

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