Washington Winners Meeting Minutes

Washington Winners

The Washington Winners 4-H club held their April meeting on Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting was held at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by Olivia Mitchell. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Madison Anderson. The secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees. The treasurer’s report was given by Ashley Nieland. The club discussed donating money to 4-Hers for 4-H.  A fair booth committee will be led by Lauren Harris and Alexis Stuhrenberg. The fair theme this year is around the world and our club booth has been assigned the country of Germany. The club is working at the flea market in April and the work schedule was handed out. The 4-H Pledge was led by Gwen Winkler. Presentations were given by Ashely Nieland on her clarinet, Alyson Nieland on a firework in a jar, James Winkler on Turkens, Leah Gibbons on Nigeria, and Gwen Winkler on fainting goats. Hosts were Ashley and Alyson Neiland, and Jacob and Jared Geis. Recreation leaders were Lauren Harris and Jacob Geis. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, May 1st at 4:00 pm.  Hannah Rees, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H club had a fun day at Fuller Hall in Webster City on Sunday, March 6th.  This was in place on their regular club meeting. The club members and their families had a potluck and enjoyed swimming, basketball, racquetball and many other fun activities.

 The Washington Winners 4-H club held their February meeting on Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting was held at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by Olivia Mitchell. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Alyson Nieland. The secretary's report was read by Leslie Housken. The treasurer’s report was given by Ashley Nieland. Elizabeth Fransen made a motion to pay membership fees and Daven Rees seconded it. The club discussed the results of county interviews. The club will be going to Fuller Hall on March 6th in Webster City for their fun winter activity. Members of the planning committee talked about what activities are planned for the rest of the year which include geocaching, making homemade ice cream and pizza, and a Christmas party. The club also discussed possible community service activities which includes helping at Beacon of Hope, helping at Marian Home, planting flowers in Duncombe, and helping at the fairgrounds. The 4-H pledge was lead by Sam Sytsma. Presentations were given by Sylvia Hess on Holland Lop rabbits, Mykaela Stuhrenberg on how to put a harness on a rabbit, Daven Rees on architecture, Alexis Stuhrenberg on character development, Lauren Harris on water colors, and Daniel Winkler on how to build an RC plane. The club made Valentines for the Southfield Care Center. Hosts were Nick Corey and Tommy Lennon. Recreation was led by Dillon and Sam Sytsma, the club played played various card games. The next club meeting will be held on March 6th at Fuller Hall.  Hannah Rees, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H club held their January meeting on Sunday, January 3rd at 4:00 p.m. The meeting was held at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by vice president Daven Rees. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Alexis Stuhrenberg. The secretary’s report was read by Leslie Housken. The treasurer's report was given by Ashley Nieland. Lauren Harris talked about the helping with Clover Kids fun day and Hannah Rees talked about the Babysitting Clinic. The club talked about what they should do for a winter activity. The program committee will decide on an activity for the club to do. The club voted on a club t shirt design and color. Members were encouraged to attend county interviews which will be held on January 30 and February 1. The 4-H Pledge was lead by Lauren Harris. For recreation the club played human knot, and a name game. Refreshment were served by the Rees and Harris families. The next club meeting will be held on February 7, at 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church.  Hannah Rees, reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H club held their December meeting on Sunday, December 6th at 4:00 p.m. The meeting was held at Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by vice president Daven Rees. The Pledge of Allegiance was lead by Sylvia Hess. The treasurer's report was given by Ashley Nieland. The giving tree committee reported on what they purchased for a boy and girl. Members of the giving tree committee were Daven Rees, Hannah Rees, Sylvia Hess, Mykenzie Stuhrenberg, Mykaela Stuhrenberg, Alexis Stuhrenberg, Lauren Harris, and Christine Housken. The club decided to form a planning committee for club activities. Members of that committee are Josh Gibbons, Leah Gibbons, Alison Nieland, Ashley Nieland, Daven Rees, and Hannah Rees. The club decided to order new club T-shirts any members wanting to design a shirt need to submit their designs at the January meeting. The club will vote on what T-shirt design they want at the next club meeting. The club reviewed their guidelines. For recreation the club played a christmas right left game. Hosts for the meeting were the club leaders. The next club meeting will be January 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at Washington Lutheran Church.  Hannah Rees reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday October, 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe for their regular meeting. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jared Geis. The roll call question was “Say your name backwards” and was answered by 31 members. There were also 4 leaders and 6 guests present.  The secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees and the treasurer’s report was given by Evan Anderson. For old business, members that attended the Iowa State football game talked about the experience. As for new business record books were collected. 4-H week was discussed and members were encouraged to promote 4-H through social media and at their schools. Township night was discussed, and a pot luck dinner was agreed upon.  Evan Anderson and Olivia Mitchell motioned to do The Giving Tree and the club approved.  Community service ideas were discussed. Sam Sytsma led the 4-H pledge. Devin and Dillon Summers did a presentation on “Daily Cow Care” and Lauren Harris demonstrated “How to Draw a Cartoon Hand.”  We also elected officers to uphold club duties. Members that were elected for officers are listed:  President: Olivia Mitchell; Vice President: Daven Rees; Secretary: Leslie Housken; Reporter: Hannah Rees; Photographers: Christine Housken and Alyson Nieland; Historians: Emma Sytsma, Mykaela Sturenberg, Mykenzie Sturenberg, and Sylvia Hess; & Recreation Leaders: Megan Anderson, Jacob Geis, Lauren Harris, Sam Henmested, Dillon Sytsma, Sam Sytsma, and Soren Winkler.  The next club meeting will be held Sunday, November 1, 2015 with a family potluck and installation of new members and officers. The event will be held at the Duncombe Community Center.  Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H club met September 13, 2015 at the Washington Lutheran church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by President Daven Rees. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Olivia Mitchell.  Hannah Rees asked the question, “What is your school mascot?” There were 27 members in attendance that answered the roll call. Gwen Winkler was introduced as the newest club member. Also all four leaders and four parents were present at the meeting. The secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees and Evan Anderson shared the club balance.  For old business members with State Fair exhibits shared their experience at the Iowa State Fair. Other members who served a meal for Honor Flight Veterans told about the recent event. Those who helped at the meal included Alexis, Mykenzie, and Mykaela Stuhrenberg, Sylvia Hess, Lauren Harris, and Daniel, James, and Gwen Winkler.  Several interesting topics came up for discussion at the meeting. Record books were collected and many members applied for scholarships and county awards. 4-Hers brainstormed ideas for 4-H week and are promoting at schools to recruit new members. The club is also planning a winter fun day. Alexis Stuhrenberg invited the club to participate in “Rabbit Hopping.”   The 4-H pledge was led by James Winkler. Presentations were given by Alexis Stuhrenberg on “How to put together a saxophone”, Sam Hemmestad on “Pencil sketching”, Emma Sytsma about “Bees”, and Ashley and Alyson Nieland on “How to make Confetti Dip.”  Hosts for this meeting were Dillon, Sam, and Emma Sytsma, and Daniel, James, and Gwen Winkler. The next meeting will take place on October 4th at the church. The club will elect new officers at that time.  Submitted By, Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

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