SonRays 4-H Club

Meeting Minutes - January 23, 2017:  The SonRays held their meeting at the Fair Grounds in Fort Dodge on 1-23-2017. Before the business meeting, Mr. Dan Garst taught us all how to make pretzels and roll them into shapes. After the pretzel activity, we then had the meeting that was called to order by Club President Ruth C. The pledges to both the American and 4-H Flags were led by Taylor H. Abby C, club treasurer, gave the bank balance report dated 12/20/2016 of $510.80. At this meeting there were 17 members present. Meeting from the December meeting were read by club Secretary, Anna L. Club Vice President Chloe U. read about upcoming events from the green county newsletter.  New business included: distributing and discussing the 2017 club program planners, discussing ART and SCORE for March's presentations at club meeting, reminder of the County Interviews on Sunday and Monday, and Sunday's Fair Board Fund Raiser Pancake Breakfast at the fairgrounds from 9-2. .The next meeting will be Feb. 20th from 2:30-4 pm at Party Productions. Mr. Garst will be helping everyone make wren houses and we will be discussing goals. Snack: Lewandowski and Refreshments: Chalstrom. The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 pm.

Meeting Minutes - December 12, 2016:  The SonRays held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Bickford Cottages in Fort Dodge from 2:30-4:00 pm.  Club President Ruth C. called the meeting to order. Pledge to American Flag led by Abi C. and to 4-H Flag led by Anna L. Thirteen 4-H'ers (Abi, Ruth, Israel, and Jonathan C., Charles and Emily C., Anna H., Jordan, Taylor and Triniti H., Anna and Luke L., Chloe U.)were present, both club leaders, and one parent at the meeting. VP Chloe U. read about upcoming events from the green county newsletter. Club Secretary Anna L. discussed events from last month's meeting as Jan forgot to bring the secretary book to the meeting. Club Treasurer Abi C. reported the clubs check book balance at $480.55. There are some checks outstanding yet so the bank statement dated 11/30/2016 has a balance of $645.46. Old business: Discussed the County Awards Banquet.  New business: Activities offered during Christmas break, County Interviews Sunday, January 29th and Monday, January 30th, and upcoming project meetings. READ YOUR GREEN NEWSLETTER SO YOU DO NOT MISS OUT ON ALL OF THE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES!  The meeting was adjourned at 3 pm with a motion by Luke L. and second by Anna H. The 4-H'ers then did "The Right Family Christmas" gift exchange. The members then played Christmas Bingo with the residents, gave them cookies and juice and each resident received a Christmas card. Anna L. and Anna H. each played two songs on the piano and the afternoon ended with all the 4-H'ers singing Christmas carols. It was a wonderful afternoon! Reminders: PLEASE cash your fair premium checks right away so the check book balances with the bank statement. If you have not yet written out your Thank you notes from the fair and/or the County Awards Banquet, PLEASE do so right away. A little appreciation can go a long way for the donors and it is good to teach the children thankfulness. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017. More information to follow. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!!

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