New London Countyline Kids
This club met May 9 at the New London Grange. Members received their project books. Members were reminded about the teen dance being held at the Norwalk Conservation Club from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The dance is for 4-H members age 13 to 18. Refreshments were provided by Taylor and Jacob Amburgy.
Jon Shaw, reporter
The Hartland Scramblers
This club met April 30 at the Norwalk reservoir. It was the club's health meeting.
Five guests were introduced and five advisers were present. Caleigh and Lauren Ott, health officers, gave a short talk on how much time school age children should be exercising or be active. The club held team relay races at the reservoir. Each committee spoke with the club to get ideas for T-shirts, fundraisers and community service. The members were also asked what they'd like to do with the money they raise. Members were given camp enrollment forms, reminded about upcoming officer's training and six members gave their club demonstration.
Members enjoyed refreshments from the Hansberger and Bundren family.
The club met May 10 for the safety meeting.
Firefighters Brett Beers and Jamie Starcher were in attendance to talk about fire safety. They spoke of the importance of smoke alarms and knowing your address or location in case of an emergency. The firefighters also showed the club the department's newest fire truck. They also showed how to use ladders and how to put a neck brace on an accident victim. Brad Beck was used to demonstrate what a firefighter has to wear in a fire call.
Lilly Hansberger, reporter
Monroeville Fortune Finders
The club met May 22, 2007 at the St. Joseph Social Center.
T-shirt money was collected and a motion was made and seconded to pay for the setup fee for the shirts.
Demonstrations were given by John McKown on trapping muskrats, Hayden and Brady Pierce on how to make campfire pies and also Veronica Heacock on genealogy. Cleaning supplies are still being collected to be donated to the Non-Food Bank. A motion was made by Eric Bischoff to donate dish towels to Camp Conger. The motion was seconded and was passed.
The club also met May 8. Recycling officer Austin Martian talked about recycling tips and club members received recycling bags.
Demonstrations were given by Eric Bischoff on telephones and telephone etiquette and Brian Sparks on how to make microwave popcorn, Ashley Gies and Haley Olds on the color wheel, Brook Stieber on basic babysitting steps and Nathan Ott on how to make dog treats.
A Cloverbud demonstration was given by Eryka Schwarts on how to make trail mix.
The next meeting will be June 26 when members will be taking a field trip to the Berlin Fruit Box Company in Berlin Heights.
Kevin Boehler, reporter
Lyme Clever Clovers
The club met May 15 at the Sorrowful Mothers Shrine. Doug and Cindy Kline of Firelands Photography came to the meeting and took a group picture. They also shared information with members about photography and taking pictures in nature.
T-shirts were passed out.
Members will start their candy bar sale today. Each candy bar will sell for $1.
The self-determined planning clinic was May 10 and was attended by Jacklyn Scheid. Kaitlynn Hammersmith and Jessica Brown both got their planning sheets turned in to the office.
Jacklyn Scheid also told about the genealogy clinic she went to on May 12.
Clement Scheid and Jacob Savage told about the archery class they just completed at the Ernstausen Community Center in Norwalk. Members will be learning about archery at the June 5 meeting.
The club plans to participate in the Memorial Day parade in Bellevue. Members will be meeting at the junior high at 8:45 a.m.
Jessica Brown, reporter
Town and Country
The club met on May 14, 2006 at the United Methodist Church in North Fairfield. Dillon Bettac led the meeting since many school activities were going on and no officers could make it to the meeting. Committee reports were given by the fundraising committee.
Members are still suggesting ideas for games to play at the Fireman's Festival. The club will also be participating in the Greenwich parade. The theme of the float is going to be "Are you smarter than a 4-Her?" As part of the community service projects the club donates food to the community food bank. The club has been split into teams and competes to see who can bring in the most cans, or laundry appliances such as soap, shampoo, and ect. As another part of the community service we will be planting flowers and painting the cloverbud building at the fairgrounds. Demonstrations were given by Brandon Walcher on studying the beef skillathon and Derek Sweeting on how to raise a dairy feeder calf. Meeting was adjourned and anyone who wanted to could play freeze tag outside.
The next meeting will be June 11. Demonstrations are expected from Logan Bettac, Robert Gannett, Issac Kehres, and Ashlee Traxler. Refreshments will be provided by Dillon and Logan Bettac and Brandon and Evan Walcher.
Derek Sweeting, reporter
Northside Country Kids
This club met April 29 at St. Alphonsus Church. Nick Nay, Olivia Gates and Aaron Gates gave an educational talk about sun safety including worksheets, a poster and handouts. Alyssa Warner provided refreshments.
The club met again May 6 at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk for a fishing trip. Members and their families were able to fish without a license since it was Ohio Department of Natural Resources Free Fishing weekend. Refreshments included hot dogs cooked on the grill, since no one caught any fish.