Sun Country 4H Club
May - Alex Burns, Reporter
Running Creek 4-H
April - Nora Carriker, Reporter
At the running creek 4-h meeting on April 1, 2013 at the
Elizabeth Middle School, we talked about fundraising options,
community service projects, club activities and we did a group
For our group activity younger kids learned how to write a good
thank you note for sponsors and buyers. The older club members
learned what makes a good presentation.
In old business, we filled our vice-president vacancy. Bailey has
moved and Ricki Schafer is now our vice-president. Jonna is still
looking for volunteers and ideas for the memorial fund. Let her
know if you can help!
In new business, we decided to keep making a $100.00 donation
for Jr. rabbit and Int. goat showmanship. We are on for clean-up
duty for the Stampede again. Be ready to volunteer at the next
meeting. Our monthly food drive has raised 115lb's of food in the
1st 3 months of this year. Good job!
We ended the meeting with leader announcements. Our club
basket donation for the Gala is a hunting and camping themed
backpack. It's cool! Bill T is still looking for donations for the
Gala. Please get them to him by the 11th. The last MQA class is
4/23 @ Big Sandy School in Simla. Mary told us about how well
the Jr Rabbit team got a 1st and 2nd at the recent competition
and Ceiti T got a 1st place trophy.
The meeting was over at 7:44.
See you at the next meeting on May 6 at 7:00 at EMS..
The June meeting and Annual Trash Walk for the Elbert
Creekside 4-H club was called to order by Treasurer, Hayden
Stout, known today as vice-vice president, at 4:11 p.m. The
Pledge of Allegiance was said to the American flag on Tyler
Heap's hat, and the 4-H Pledge also was said. The Treasurer's
report was read by Hayden Stout and the Secretary's report was
read by Emmi Lindsay.
The Old Business discussed was a reminder of the Club's
fairgrounds painting nights scheduled for June 13, June 26, and
July 1 all at 6 pm.
The New Business was the celebration of Madison Heap's,
McKenna Henderson's, and Jessi Hood's birthdays, Happy
Birthday! Creekside's clean-up day for the fairgrounds is July 26,
if you can't attend that date, you must attend after fair clean-up
on August 5. Livestock record books need to be checked and
signed on or before July 26.
Announcements: June 15 - nominations are due for Making the
Best Better and Citizen of the Year awards. July 1 is when fair
entries are due; these are just the forms that say what you are
doing at fair this year. Open scales will be June 8, from 8 am -
12 noon and June 26, from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
The next meeting of the Elbert Creekside 4-H Club will be held
Sunday, July 7, 3:00 pm. at the Elbert Christian Church - all are
welcome to come see what an awesome club we have and join
in the fun.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:27 pm.
In June, it has been an annual event to pick up trash along the
Elbert Highway, this was done before the meeting and when
everyone returned, a delicious pot-luck was held. After the
meeting, there was a completion/discussion on who found the
"Most Valuable", something someone "kept," and the "Most
Nasty" item on the trash walk. Awarded "Most Valuable", was a
tire with a hub-cap, I'm sure someone is missing that. That
treasure was found by Tyler Heap. The item that was "kept" was
found by Clay Hendrix; he found a lawn mower attachment and
decided it could be a nice robot arm. There were many
candidates for "Most Nasty", like a half eaten burrito and a pair
of dirty underwear, but the winner was a bottle full of a yellow-ish
liquid, I'll let you think this one out. Over all, everyone had a
great time and served our community well.
After the meeting and "Awards", presentations took place. Julia
Proper presented her experiment on, "Height Balls Bounce";
Jessica Proper presented "How to Make a Box"; Johnny Proper
talked about "The Beatles." When asked if that was his favorite
band he said, "No, Big Time Rush is." Finally, Danielle Bogner
taught us how to start a scrapbook and all the different things to
put in one. Great job everyone!
Elbert County Youth Council
Kayla Mulkin, Reporter
Elbert County Youth Council had our meeting on Sunday 17,
2013. The meeting started at 5:03 p.m. and we started off with
two thank you letters! We received a thank you letter from the
Kiowa Creek community food bank. We also received a letter
from an 4-H'er, thanking us for his wonderful time at the Dare To
Be You camp that was held In November of last year.
We then had our treasures report and then moved on to old
business. Some of our members talked about their experience at
the Leadership Development Conference (LDC).
The council then discussed award ideas for fair. We then
discussed the special recognition and extra mile awards. We
then confirmed on our nominees for those awards.
At our last meeting, we brought up the topic of finding a theme
for the clover bud camp. We then decided to bring the topic up in
our club meetings. After we had all conferred with our clubs, we
decided that the theme shall be recycling. We also came up with
ideas for it.
We then moved onto new business, starting off with the District
Retreat that will be held in March. Members discussed their
previous experiences there and recommended going. Finally, we
had two council members who ran for District 4 president. The
winner will now move on to run again at the District Retreat
election. We also had a member who is going to run for vice
president at that meeting as well.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:53 p.m.
Youth Council News - There was no Youth Council report.
Leaders Council reported that the Spring Gala will help with
finances for our club member Travis Knight to go to the Muzzle
loading Nationals to shoot on the Colorado team. The Spring
Gala will also help pay for the Horse Judging Team to go to State
Conference in June.
The deadline for seniors to apply for the 4H Scholarship is July 1.
The Leaders Council also reported that Elbert County has more
graduating 4H seniors than any other county in the state.
Old Business - There was no old business to report.
The club has approved a new community service. We moved to
clean up the Sun Country Meadows subdivision mailbox building
and we shall set a date this summer to paint and clean it.
The year to date pop tab count collected for the Ronald
McDonald House is 16,224. The Ronald McDonald House
recycles the pop tabs and used the money to provide housing for
families that have sick children at Children's Hospital.
Four bags of food were delivered to the Elbert Country Coalition
for Outreach. A box of treats is being sent to our club Adopt a
Soldier Troop in Afghanistan this week.
The Cloverbuds that were present at this meeting designed a
The demonstrations this month were given by McKayla Evans on
her dog project, Adrianna Bowman on her archery project, Tyler
Baller on his goat project, Miranda Johnson on her entomology
project, and Kaylee Swofford on her Magnet presentation.
Our next meeting will be held on June 19th at 6:30 pm at the
Turco family barn in Sun Country Meadows.
We hope to see you there.
Elbert Creekside 4-H Club
June - Katie Listul, Reporter