The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Nov. 11 at the Community Center in Woonsocket.

The meeting was called to order by President Xavier Baysinger. The flag pledge was led by Kaitlyn Swenson, and the 4-H pledge was led by Isaiah Schultz. 

Roll call was led by Vice President Bailey Feistner with the topic, “Favorite Part of Fall” which was answered by 29 members. The club welcomed new members Avery Miller, Chris Burkel, Tyson and Tyann Eddy, and Jalyn Grassel. 

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

Health/Safety Officer Hope Baysinger gave a health report and encouraged everyone to get a flu shot.  Evan O. and Corey Roberts reported on setting barrels. Tati Roberts and Acaiya Schultz talked about Recognition Event. The club received a thank you note from McCrossan Boys Ranch for the tie blankets.  

For old business, the members discussed setting a date for a community service project at the nursing home. They talked about their plans for American Education Week to give all teachers and staff hand sanitizer with a note attached, and brownies for the break rooms. Everyone was reminded to complete their 4-H Online enrollment.

For new business, the members handed out premium money earned. They decided that the club is going to decorate a tree for Christmas at the Courthouse. Leader Paula Linke talked about some project ideas including making leather keychains, t-shirts and wood signs. She will work on dates.

After discussing a number of options, it was decided to purchase items for the Angel Tree at Woony Foods and purchase socks for residents at the nursing home for our Christmas Caring project.  

There are two dates for shooting sports registration/safety nights at the 4-H Building:  Nov. 29 or Dec. 3. Members are invited to take part in a trapping workshop on either Dec. 2 or Dec. 9 at the 4-H Building.

Following the meeting, members prepared Thanksgiving cards for their elderly friends and wrote sponsor thank you notes. They prepared the hand sanitizer with notes for teachers and staff for American Education Week.  Corey Roberts presented an illustrated talk on making a wood pencil holder. Character Officers Megan Linke, Acaiya Schultz and Sutton Senska led a character activity on caring.  Recreation Officer Tati Roberts led a fun “no-hands, build a sundae” activity. All members participated in a Horticulture ID activity. To close out the day, some of the 4-H club members helped American Legion Post 29 take down the flags at the courthouse memorial for Veterans Day.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

PICTURED ARE all of the 4-Hers and leaders/coaches present at the Shooting Sports Award Event. They represent a good portion of the 80+ kids who participated in the 2018 year.

Sanborn County 4-H held their second annual Sanborn County Shooting Sports Award Event on Oct. 14 at the 4-H Grounds in Forestburg.  Following a potluck lunch, the following 4-H Shooting Sports participants were recognized for their accomplishments.

…Read what awards each person received, along with seeing another picture of the event, in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Oct. 14 at the 4-H Building in Forestburg.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Xavier Baysinger. The Flag Pledge was led by Bailey Feistner, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Devyn Brooks. 

Election of officers was held with the following results:  President – Xavier Baysinger, Vice President – Bailey Feistner, Secretary – Brooklyn Swenson, Treasurer – Evan Ohlrogge, Character Officers – Sutton Senska, Megan Linke and Acaiya Schultz, Health/Safety Officers – Henry Hunter and Hope Baysinger, Recreation Officer – Tati Roberts, and Photographers – Charlie Hunter and Lane Burkel.

Roll call was led by Vice President Bailey with the topic, “Favorite Football team,” which was answered by 25 members.  

The secretary’s report was read by Brooklyn and approved as presented.

The treasurer’s report was given by Evan and approved.

Tati Roberts and Danielle Brooks reported on 4-H Week activities. Sutton and Shiloh Senska and Corey Roberts told about the 4-H Week letters to the editor that they wrote. Hope Baysinger and Emily Ohlrogge talked about the 4-H thank you’s they wrote and sent. Evan Ohlrogge, Brooklyn Swenson and Kaitlyn Swenson reported on the Shooting Sports awards event.  

For old business, the members talked about doing activities at the nursing home, such as bowling, Bingo and rocket launches. Paula will work on a date. The barrel setting schedule for Oct 26-28 was reviewed. 

For new business, the club talked about plans for American Education Week which is Nov. 12-16. A committee was appointed to work on plans to celebrate that included Sutton, Devyn, Henry, Lane and Tati. 

The recognition event is Saturday, Nov. 10, with a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by awards.  Each family needs to bring two dozen cookies for the sponsor thank you plates.

The club reviewed their 2017-18 goals, and set goals for 2018-19 as follows: 

1) Complete 4-H Online registration by Oct. 31;

2) Everyone should try a new project area or Youth In Action activity; and 

3) Everyone should have their talk or demonstration done by Aug. 31.

Families were reminded to complete 4-H Online registration by Oct. 31.

Paula reviewed the awards that 4-H members could work towards.

The next meeting will be scheduled in November.

Cloverbuds and some other members made a leaf craft project.

Following the meeting, members played a 4-H Jeopardy game, and then wrote notes and letters to their elderly friends.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.