Town ‘N Kountry Kids 4-H Club Red Crew meets

The Town N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Nov. 10 at the 4-H Building in Forestburg.

The meeting was called to order by President Xavier Baysinger. The Flag Pledge was led by Myles Larson, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Shiloh Senska. 

Roll call was led by Vice President Bailey Feistner with the topic, “What Is Your Favorite Thing to Eat on Thanksgiving?” which was answered by 28 members. The club welcomed new members, George and Corbyn Broer.

The secretary’s report was read by Secretary Brooklyn Swenson and approved as presented. The treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Evan Ohlrogge and approved as presented.

Health/Safety Officer Hope Baysinger encouraged club members to wash hands to stay healthy.

For reports, Avery Miller talked about what she shared at the 4-H School Assembly.  Hope Baysinger and Lane Burkel told us about their 4-H Letters to the Editor. Trevor Johnson and Sutton Senska reported on setting barrels. Tyson Eddy talked about Recognition Event. Emily Ohlrogge shared some results of the Shooting Sports fundraiser.

Leader Paula Linke explained some changes for Election of Officers to give more of the members the opportunity to serve in a leadership role. The 2019-2020 Club Officers were selected as follows: Co-President – Evan Ohlrogge and Megan Linke, Co-Vice President – Xavier Baysinger and Brooklyn Swenson, Co-Secretary – Emily Ohlrogge and Dilyn Brooks, Co-Treasurer – Bailey Feistner and Acaiya Schultz, Co-Recreation – Avery Miller and Trevor Johnson, Character – Hope Baysinger, Co-Health/Safety-Shiloh Senska, Ty Burkel and George Broer, and Photography – Lane Burkel.  

Under old business, the club decided that they would do two 4-H fun day activities, a trip to Air Madness and a bowling night at Starlight Bowling in Wessington Springs. Paula will work on dates.

Paula reminded the group to get registered in 4-H Online, and also to set goals to be able to apply for awards. She offered an incentive to get their talk or demonstration done early. Any 4-H member who does a talk or demonstration at a club meeting by the end of March, or does a county level public presentation, will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $25 cash prizes.

Under new business, the club discussed ideas for a Christmas Caring Project. They decided to do two projects, one to support the Humane Society and one to support the Sanborn County Food Pantry called Stuff the Stocking. Committee members were appointed as follows:  Humane Society Project – Hope, Bailey, Avery, Emmitt Feistner, Shiloh, Corbyn, Sutton, Trevor, London Metzger, Lane, Tyson and Anna Hunter; and Stuff the Stocking Project – Hope, Lane, Avery, Bailey, Emmitt, Xavier, Sutton, Tyson, and Kahle Johnson.  

The Red Crew decided to decorate a tree for the Courthouse Parade of Trees. After discussion of ideas, it was decided that each family purchase at least one set of gloves, a hat or a scarf to hang on the tree as decorations. After the tree is taken down, the winter accessories will be donated to the school to have available for kids who need them.

Shooting Sports will start with two options for registration/safety nights: Nov. 14 or Dec. 9.

Club members talked about scheduling a project day over Christmas break and need ideas. Sarah Larson has volunteered to lead a wood project.  They will continue to think of ideas and look for a date.

Past President Xavier adjourned the meeting.

Following the meeting, members worked on their “Pop Quiz” and “Just ‘Write’ For Us” gifts to celebrate American Education Week.  School teachers and staff each received a bottle of their favorite pop with a tag saying “Pop Quiz:  Who are the luckiest students around? We are!  We’re so lucky to have you at our school!” as well as a pen with a tag saying “You Are Just “WRITE” For Us! Thanks for all you do!” The night ended with committee members meeting  to make Christmas Caring Project plans.

The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 13 with a bowling party.

…See photos in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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