Douglas Dreamers Meeting Minutes
Meeting Minutes - April 28, 2013
The regular meeting of the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club was held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Kennedy Park Shelter. This will serve as the May meeting. Prior to the meeting, several stations were set up for the 4-H’ers and their parents to have questions answered about the Fair. The meeting was called to order by Club President, Kelsey Albrecht. 4-H Pledge led by Anna Lewandowski and Emma Pinkelman. Pledge to the American flag led by Maggie Strickland. Roll call was answered to “What is your favorite food?” by 28 members. The 4-H’ers also introduced their parents/family members present. Several family members were present because Fair Books were given out and reviewed at this meeting, followed by a family fishing event after the meeting. Treasurer report was not given. Newsletter was not read because of the earlier meeting the May newsletter not yet completed; but will be mailed soon. Secretary report given by Club Secretary Jacob Lewandowski. 4-H’ers for 4-H donation discussed. Decided to stay with the $2.50 per 4-H’er donation-motion by Luke Lewandowksi and seconded by Jacob Lewandowski. Old Business: Project meetings attended, hunting class, Omaha Zoo trip. New Business: Fair King and Queen candidates-Jerry Johnson, Danny Mallinger, Jacob Lewandowski, Taylor Chansler, Taylor Hintch, Kelsey Albrecht. Working at the food stand for Dog Show to be decided. Fair Booth committee needs to meet. Theme is “4-H is a Hidden Treasure”. Leaders report: Graduating Seniors: Ashley Edge and Jerry Johnson. Ashley Edge absent today. Club Vice President Danny Mallinger presented Jerry Johnson a flower and gift from the Douglas Dreamers. Jerry plans on majoring in elementary education and playing in the band at ICCC next year. Fair packets were discussed. Jacob Lewandowski moved to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Emma Pinkelman. Presentation followed. Erin Ford, naturalist, came and spoke to the group and even brought some fishing poles to borrow. Then everyone went outside to enjoy the beautiful day and some fishing. Submitted by Club Secretary Jacob Lewandowski.
Meeting Minutes - April 6, 2013
The Douglas Dreamers met on April 6, 2013 at the Webster County Extension office. The meeting was called to order by the president, and roll call was answered by 28 members and 3 leaders. The secretary's report was not given due to an absence. Justin Vaughn gave the treasures report; the club has a total of $1648.73. Old business discussed was the food stand, dog project, horse project, archery, and aerospace. New business that was discussed was the Friendship Haven visit on March 9th, 2013 at two o'clock, and the Easter Egg Hunt working exhibits on March 30th, 2013 at 9:30am.
This meeting was the Presentation Meeting. Most every member gave a presentation. Keaton gave a presentation about how to clean and ID a fossil. He's been interested in fossils for a year and learned most of his information at the Rockford Iowa Fossil Center. Aslin Nnoko have her presentation about how to take care of babies from inspiration of her younger siblings. Sydney and Rylie gave a presentation on how to make a Oreo Cookue Dessert. Jaidyn gave her presentation about her Christmas present, the wonderful soda stream that turns regular water into soda. Jerry Johnson talked about his paintings he did for a school art class. And Kaylee did her presentation about archery and showed us her very own bow from the Iowa Outdoors Store.
All those that did presentations this day were: Kelsey Albrecht,Carrie Anderson,Brooklin Border,Taylor Chansler,Jaedyn Condon,Liam Conrad,Kaylee De La O,Ashley Edge,Cooper Fleming,Keaton Hepperle,Taylor Hintch,Jerry Johnson,Alex Jordan,Christian Lundberg,Kayden Lundberg,Aislinn Nnoko,Emma Pinkelman,Tessa Pinkelman,Mya Porter,Sydney Schulte,Rylie Steinkamp,Maggie Strickland,Justin Vaughan,Sydnee Waggoner,Jonathan Warner
Meeting Minutes - March 2nd, 2013
The regular meeting of the Douglas Dreamers 4-H group was held at the Webster County Extension Office on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. Pledges to the American Flag and the 4-H flag were given. Roll call was answered by 31 members. Several family members were present as this was Presentation Day. The Treasurer’s report was given. balance. Checks were written for membership dues and postage stamps. A bill was presented by Haley Ledford for postage stamps to be reimbursed to her for $15.64.Webster County newsletter events were highlighted. We discussed the upcoming community service events: Friendship Haven on Saturday March 9th from 2-3 pm and the annual Family Credit Union Easter event to be held on Saturday, March 30th. The club will provide working exhibits while the children wait for the Easter egg hunt. The leaders encouraged partnering a new 4-H’er with an experienced 4-H’er for this event. 4-H’ers signed up for t-shirt orders today. If you did not get in on the order, there are Webster County t-shirts available at the Extension Office. 4-H’ers were asked to bring a school photo to the next meeting for the fair booth committee to use. Donations were taken for the Almost Home Animal Shelter. When the meeting was adjourned, 25 members gave presentations. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Extension Office at 9:30 a.m. Following the meeting, arrangements are being made for a scavenger hunt in the mall.
Respectfully submitted by Jacob Lewandowski, Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club Secretary
Meeting Minutes - January 5th, 2013
The Douglas Dreamers met on January 5, 2013 at the Webster County Extension and Outreach Office. The meeting was called to order by the president of the club and 40 members were present. The club discussed Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army that members took part in during December. Each group did one hour shifts and often sang Christmas carols so that people might give more money. "Something interesting happens every year because it is Walmart," said Justin Vaughn, a Douglas Dreamers member. County interviews were scheudled for Sunday Jan. 27 and Monday the 28th but were psotponed due to winter weather. County interviews are now scheduled for Feb. 3-4. Interviews are important because it gives 4H member's good practice for job interviews in the near future. Interviews also reward kids with the chance to go on fun trips such as State Conference at Iowa State University. One presentattion was made by Morgan Border. She presented a tutorial on how to make pens and hair bows with duct tape using all different colors. She presented her techniques to the club and did a very good presentation. Up next for the February meeting is going to Studio Fusion, Tillie's Quilts, or a tour of the Law Enforcement Center on February 2, 2013.
Taylor Chansler, Reporter
Meeting Minutes - December 1st, 2012
The Douglas Dreamers held their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Thirty-three members answered the roll call of “Favorite Christmas Food”. They started by making Christmas cards for the Villa, and for the 4-H sponsors. Members were called in to start making bread as soon as the rest of their group was ready. Donations were taken for the Almost Home Animal Shelter. The meeting started at 10:45 after the members enjoyed some muffins. The pledges were led by Danae Pingel and Sydnee Waggoner. Justin Vaughn gave the treasurers report. Anna Lewandowski moved to pay a bill for bread baking supplies for the Salvation Army Roll Baking community service project last month. It was seconded by Jonathan Warner. The newsletter was then briefly discussed (clinics, workshops, and interviews coming up). The roll baking for the Salvation Army was very successful with 846 rolls made to contribute for their Thanksgiving dinner. Luke Lewandowski then moved to make a club donation of $25 to each church for the use of the building. This was seconded by Kaylie De La O. The club then discussed the schedule for December 15th Salvation Army bell-ringing at Wal-Mart. The leaders report went over the newsletter again to clarify. The motion to adjourn the meeting came from Justin Vaughn, and after Christian Lundberg seconded the motion, the “Right Family” gift exchange took place (Gifts courtesy of Linda).
Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club Secretary
Installation of Officers and Recognition Event - 11-2-2012
The Douglas Dreamers held their annual recognition event and installation of officers on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Webster County Fairgrounds. Over fifty were in attendance. After a potluck, awards were presented . 100% attendance awards given to Kelsey Albrecht, Brooklin Border, Anna Lewandowski, and Maric Salocker. Record books that had been turned in for county award consideration were Kelsey Albrecht, Jacob Lewandowski and Luke Lewandowski. Those that had participated in county events such as conference, jr. camp, intermediate trip, Omaha Zoo trip and CWF told about them. Outstanding record books that received a purple award were announced. Those received are Cooper Fleming, Brooklin Border, haley Dow, Morgan Border, Kay DeLaO, Claire Fleming, Dan Mallinger, Anna Lewandowski, Carrie Anderson and Kelsey Albrecht.Each member received an award. Ashley Edge was presented with a flower since she will be graduating this spring. Kelsey Albrecht was presented with Outstanding Member award. Club rules, membership fees, bread baking, photos, and the December meeting were discussed. County Council members Darien Walsh and Ica McMahon installed new officers and welcomed new members.Officers installed are: Presidents Kelsey Albrecht and Maric Salocker; Vice Presidents Danny Mallinger and Ashley Edge; Secretary Jacob Lewandowski; Corresponding Secretary – Haley Ledford; Treasurer – Justin Vaughan; Historians – Kaylee DeLaO, Claire Fleming, Danae Pingel; Reporter – Taylor Chansler; Photographers – Haley Dow, Ashton Acree and Cooper Fleming; Recreation Leaders – Emma Pinkelman, Anna Lewandowski, Morgan Border and Brooklin Border.
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