Town ‘n Kountry Kids 4-H Club Red Crew

Tyler Ogle and Collin Schmiedt present a talk on ATV safety.

The Town ‘n Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on June 29 at the 4-H Building in Forestburg. The meeting was called to order by President Jonathan Linke. The flag pledge was led by Emily Ohlrogge and the 4-H pledge was led by Tyler Ogle. Aaron Linke led roll call with 19 members answering the question, “What 4-H project are you working on?”
The secretary’s report was read by Rex Schlicht and approved as presented. The treasurer’s report was given by Jonathan and approved as presented.
Giving reports on different activities were: Kaylee White and Brooklyn Swenson on the Consumer Decision Making Contests; Jonathan on National 4-H shoot; Brooklyn, Kaylee, Trista White, Megan Linke and Morgan Schmiedt on 4-H camp; Nathan Linke on the June is Dairy Month promotion activity; and Spens Schlicht and Aaron Linke on Cloverbud Project Day. There were also reports on the Special Foods workshop given by Kaylee and Brooklyn and on the Livestock Skillathon by Aaron.
Under old business, kids were asked to think of Achievement Day theme ideas.  Members were encouraged to participate in the Special Foods Contest.
The next item on the agenda was new business. Trip scholarships were talked about first. The club decided to give members who attended 4-H Camp and the National 4-H Shoot  scholarships to help with the cost of registration fees.

Morgan Schmiedt demonstrates how to make a healthy and yummy cucumber bread snack.

The next topic was the Public Speaking Contest, which will be held on July 22. Members were encouraged to participate, as learning good speaking skills will benefit them later in life.
The “Good Neighbor Award” was the next topic. Many different people were mentioned to be nominated for the award that is sponsored by Fuchs Dentistry. Rex, Riley Schmiedt and Jonathan volunteered to write the recommendation letter.
Next we talked about the pie contest. The club needs to ask for volunteers to be judges. The club was then asked to send ‘Get Well’ cards to Keith Senska.
Leader Paula Linke then talked about the first aid kit in the 4-H building that is in need of restocking. Kaylee, Morgan, Trista, Brooklyn and Emily volunteered to restock the first aid kit, and present an illustrated talk at the next meeting about the choices they make.
The last new business topic was BBQ tickets for the 4-H Achievement Day barbeque.  A shredded beef sandwich meal will be served. Tickets need to be sold by July 19.
Following the meeting, Morgan presented a demonstration on making “cucumber bread snack” and members enjoyed a healthy snack.  Collin Schmiedt and Tyler and presented a talk on ATV safety.

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