SonRays 4-H Club
Meeting Minutes-November 18, 2013
The SonRays 4-H Club Meeting was held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at the Extension Office at 6pm.The following 4-H members (14) were present: Abigail, Jonathan, and Ruth Chalstrom, Charles Chichester, Anna, Brandon, and Gabriel Fisher, Abigail, Anna Lynn, and Austin Hermanson, Joseph Larsen, Anna, Jacob, and Luke Lewandowski. Club Leader Jan Lewandowski, Co-Leader( in process) Kari Hermanson, and Webster County Extension and Outreach Youth Coordinator Linda Cline and many family members were also in attendance. The meeting started with 'snap ball' for recreation. Families brought in pans of bars to donate to the Emma Kiefer Benefit that will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013 starting at 5pm on the East Side Auditorium of the Fairgrounds. Tonight was the annual family potluck meal, so after some tasty vittles to a western theme it was time to have the meeting. Following the awards presentation, 100 % attendance certificates were given out that were earned by the following 4-H'ers: Abigail, Anna, and Austin Hermanson, and Anna, Jacob and Luke Lewandowski. Then record books were returned and distribution of premium checks. Linda Cline led the installation of officers and the welcoming new members. SonRays 4-H Club Officers for the 2013-2014 year are: President: Austin Hermanson, Vice President: Jacob Lewandowski, Secretary/Reporter: Charles Chichester, Treasurer: Luke Lewandowski, Photographer: Brandon Fisher, Recreation Leaders: Abigail Chalstrom and Anna Lewandowski. New Members: Anna Fisher and Jonathan Chalstrom. Officer books, pins, and quizzes were handed out. The officer quizzes are due back to the office by January 15, 2014. Reminder to look through the green 4-H Family Newsletter that you receive each month so you know what great opportunities are ahead. Save the dates: Dec 30th: Babysitting Clinic, Pillowcase Workshop, and Photography Training. Need to register for those activities with the Extension Office. January 26/27: County Interviews. More information in the newsletter. Feb 8: Our club works the 4-H Food Stand at the Fairgrounds-all hands on deck that day-adults, too. The SonRays 4-H Club will meet on the third Monday of each month at 2:30pm. December meeting information to follow. Anna Lewandowski will call Bickford Cottages to set up our annual trip there to provide music and bingo with the residents following our business meeting-details to follow. Submitted by: Jan Lewandowski, Club Leader
Meeting Minutes - October 28th, 2013
The SonRays 4-H Club held their first regular meeting for 2013-2014 on Monday, September 28, 2013 at the Webster County Extension Office from 3-4 pm. Roll call was answered to the question: "Do you prefer hot chocolate or eggnog?" by 11 club members, with several family members present as guests. Anna Fisher was welcomed as a new 4-H Club Member. Club leader Jan Lewandowski and Webster County's Linda Cline were present. 4-H'ers in attendance: Jacob, Luke, and Anna Lewandowski, Austin and Anna Hermanson, Abigail and Ruth Chalstrom, Charles Chichester, Brandon, Gabriel and Anna Fisher. Pre-meeting activity: Color Placemats for the Awards Banquet and complete the worksheet "What do you want to do/learn in 4-H this year?" Club President Jacob Lewandowski called the meeting to order. Pledge to the American Flag led by Anna L. Pledge to the 4-H Flag led by the Chalstrom sisters. Club Secretary Luke Lewandowski gave the minutes from the last meeting and they were approved. Club Treasurer Austin Hermanson gave the balance on hand: $374.70. Club President Jacob L. read through the year in review listing that Leader Jan L. had prepared. He also highlighted upcoming events from the October green newsletter and reminded club members about the contest to design the Webster County program guide. Mrs. Kari Hermanson will be taking the 4-H Leader training in November to become a co-leader for our club. Following the meeting was our Community Service Project: Preparing and serving a meal at the Beacon of Hope Men's Shelter. With their newly updated kitchen there is not enough room for all of us, so families donated parts of the meal to serve. 4-H'ers who served the meal: Jacob and Anna L, Austin and Anna H., and Charles C. Adults: Jan L. and Kari H. and Annette at the Shelter. The next meeting will be on Monday, Nov. 18 at 6pm at the Webster County Extension Office-potluck and installation of officers and welcome new members. Need volunteers to plan this event! In December we will meet on the 16th. Change of meeting times to 2:30 pm, still on the third Monday of the Month. We plan to join with the Douglas Dreamers to do Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army. Election of officers was held. Officers for the 2013-2014 4-H year are: President: Austin Hermanson, Vice President: Jacob Lewandowski, Secretary/Reporter: Charles Chichester, Treasurer: Luke Lewandowski, Photographer: Brandon Fisher, Recreation Leaders: Abigail Chalstrom and Anna Lewandowski.
Meeting Minutes - September 16, 2013
The SonRay's 4-H Club met on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the Fort Museum and Frontier Village at 1:00 pm. Members present: Leader-Jan Lewandowski, Jacob, Luke, and Anna Lewandowski, Abi, Austin, Anna Hermanson, Joseph Larsen, Charles Chichester. Visitors: Kari and Alan Hermanson, Angelica, Emily and baby brother Chichester. Meeting was called to order by Club President Jacob Lewandowski. Pledges to the American and 4-H Flags were said. Roll Call was answered to the question: "What is your favorite holiday treat?". Next meeting: Monday October 21, 2013. Possible meeting and then cooking for the Beacon of Hope-Abi Hermanson will check into this and more information will follow. We will hold the election of club officers at that meeting and the new officers will be installed at the November meeting. Looking for a location for the November potluck-awards/installation of officers-possibly November 4th at 6:30 pm. We discussed participating in more Citizinship activities. Bell ringing for the Salvation Army? Will see if we can do this with the Douglas Dreamers since we are a smaller group.
October 6-12 is National 4-H Week. Jacob Lewandowski discussed the County Council. Promoted the contest to design a cover for the 4-H booklets. Secretary report read by Club Secretary Luke Lewandowski. Treasurer report given by Club Treasurer Austin Hermanson. All families need to do the on-line process to re-enroll. Please do so as soon as possible! RECORD BOOKS ARE DUE NOW! Also, officer books are due at this time-secretary/reporter and treasurer books need to be turned in as soon as possible. Any questions, please contact Jan Lewandowski. See the green monthly 4-H Family Newsletter for lots of upcoming opportunities. We talked about possible fundraisers: any ideas? Build a playhouse or make a large quilt to raffle or set up a table at the Flea Market ideas were discussed. Refreshments provided by: Drink-Lewandowski, Snacks-Hermanson.At 1:30 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Joseph Larsen, and Anna Hermanson seconded the motion.
Following the meeting, a tour of the Fort Musuem and Frontier Village was led by Alan from the Fort. Admission was $3/student and adults were free. The tour lasted about an hour or so.
Submitted by Luke Lewandowski, SonRays Club Secretary/Reporter
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