Monroeville Fortune Finders
The club met Feb. 23. The meeting, at the Bellevue Recreation Center, began with a pizza and potluck supper. Sixty-two parents and members were in attendance. The meeting was opened by president Jake Schwab with all the members and parents present introducing themselves. The advisers were presented with their certificates of appreciation for 2006. The 4-H members were then presented with their completion certificates and awards for the close of 2006. The club received the Honor Club award thanks to all the hard work of the advisors, members and parents.
Enrollment information packets for 2007 were given to members, the enrollment forms for Cloverbuds are to be turned in to Sandy Hooper and the enrollment forms for regular members are to be turned in to Cheryl Seifker by the meeting April 10. Project fees remain the same at $5.
The clinic list was discussed, with several clinics coming up in March, members need to keep tabs on the clinics and dates that pertain to them.
Sue Boehler has set up a club tour of the Berlin Heights Basket Factory June 26. She gave the members the information regarding the tour, more details will be discussed as the time comes closer.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Joseph social hall. Election of officers will take place, enrollment forms may be turned in and we will discuss the new county fund raiser. Demonstrations will be given by Christopher Ryan, Jake Schwab and Andrew Haughawout. Refreshments will be provided by the Ryan's and Pierce's. This will also be 4-H week so a special activity will take place for members.
After the closing of the meeting by Sam Schwab and Jake Leibold the members and parents enjoyed the roller skating.
Ellen Schwab, adviser
The club met Feb. 26 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. There were 24 members, five guests, and four advisers present. The pledges were led by Flag Bearer, Kasey Kramer. Officers reports were given by 2006 officers: Secretary, Macie Ott and treasurer, Hayley Beck.
Members decided on amendments to the constitution. It was decided to change the wording on Article XI, about the amount of projects new members may take. They also fixed Article XIII, to say that the club will meet at St. Peter Lutheran Church and Article XIV was changed to say that the club will be limited to 30 members instead of 15. The club also talked about community service, fundraiser, and T-shirt ideas. They also decided to remain collecting pop tabs for the Norwalk High School Key Club.
March 4 to 10 is marked as Ohio 4-H Week. The club talked about how to promote 4-H that week. Members decided to hang a banner in a local coffee shop and have schools devote a day to wearing 4-H apparel, if approved.
Members split into groups and made models of something to represent 4-H out of foil. A sample demonstration was given by Caleigh Ott on the fat in different types of beef. Snack was brownies and vegetables.
The next meeting will be March 11 and members will be notified with further information. Committees and officers will be elected at this meeting. Members are reminded health and registration forms are due and that project papers should be brought to the next meeting.
The club held its first meeting Feb. 10 at Kenliee Lanes for a bowling and pizza party. There were 15 members, eight parents, six guests, and two advisors present. Members enjoyed bowling, music, pizza, and fellowship with one another.
Enrollment packets were distributed, a survey was taken and suggestions were given for the upcoming year. Members voted to donate table favors for the upcoming advisor's banquet in March.
Sarah Rhoad, reporter
The club met Sunday at the Collins United Methodist Church. Heather Manhart led the 4-H pledge. Meagan Music read roll call and Rachael and Stacie Cooper are returning to the club. Misha Phillips read the treasurer's report. Ribbon committee reported on style and cost of show ribbons. The members voted and passed on one ruffle ribbons with horse head design. Misha Phillips passed out show bills and sponsor letters for the Father's Day Show. Judges were discussed and voted on to be announced next meeting after checking to see if the choice judge is not booked for that day. Heather Manhart read about Back to the Wild Animal Rescue as an idea for recreation. The next meeting is Sunday.
Kayla Cleavenger, reporter
The clubs second meeting of the year was Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church social room. There were 18 members were present and four advisers. Becky Petrie presided over the meeting. Members decorated blank placemats for the local nursing homes to use. This will be an on going project through out the year.
Members got a copy of the club constitution for them to look over and at the next meeting we will go over any changes that may be needed and then approve it for 2007.
The committees for program, trip, window display/bulletin board, and officer installation met to make plans for the year. Members signed up for 2007 offices. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Becky Petrie served refreshments.
Kris Simpson, reporter