Washington Winners Meeting Minutes

Washington Winners

The August 4-H meeting of the Washington Winners was held on Sunday, August 2, 2015. The club met at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. The meeting was called to order by President Daven Rees. Jacob Geis led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Hannah Rees called Roll Call by asking members “What is your pet peeve?” There were 17 members that responded. Also in attendance were four guests and three leaders.  Hannah Rees read the Secretary’s report and Evan Anderson gave the Treasurer’s report. Evan Anderson gave a presentation called “Healthy Habits.” Jacob Geis also gave a presentation on “How To Use a Lasso.”  During RAGBRAI members of the club volunteered to help the American Legion Auxiliary serve a pancake breakfast. There were 12 members and five parents that assisted.  The group members wrote thank you notes to several people who helped make the Webster County Fair possible. Ryan Fransen led the 4-H Pledge and the meeting was adjourned.  Mykenzie Sturenburg and Sylvia Hess lead the recreation activity.  The hosts were Lauren Harris, Collin Harris, Sam Hemmestad, and Austin Stewart.  The next meeting will be held on Sunday, September 13 from 4:00- 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.  Submitted by Reporter Olivia Mitchell

The July 4-H meeting of the Washington Winners was held early on Sunday, June 28 due to the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The club met at the Webster County Fairgrounds from 4:00-6:00p.m.  A short meeting was called to order by President Daven Rees. Daniel Winkler led the Pledge of Allegiance. Secretary Hannah Rees called Roll Call by asking members “What is the best part of fair?” Twenty nine members responded. Also in attendance were 17 guests and 4 leaders. Hannah Rees read the Secretary’s report and Evan Anderson gave the Treasurer’s report. Olivia Mitchell presented grant money to the club to be used for the Fort Museum’s Soldier Garden project.  Alexis Stuhrenberg and Lauren Harris shared their experience from the 4-H Kansas City Trip. Charley Scharf and Emma Sytsma told about their 4-H Junior Camp adventures. Collin Harris represented the Club at National Shooting Sports in Nebraska.           Charley Scharf gave a presentation called “My Girl.” Many members participated in Saturday’s Clothing and Communication judging day.  Members received their fair schedule. Ashley Nieland led the 4-H Pledge and the regular meeting adjourned.  Members and their families then spent 1 ½ hours painting in the main arena as well as the fence on the outdoor arena.  Afterwards, the club enjoyed pizza, snacks, and drinks.  The next meeting will be held August 2, 2015.

The regular meeting of the Washington Winners 4-H club was held at Washington Lutheran Church on May 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm. The meeting was called to order by our president, Daven Rees. The pledge of Allegiance was led by Emma Systma. The 4-H pledge was lead by Dillion Systma and Dillon Summers. Roll Call was “A Project you have not been involved in yet.” Roll call was answered by 21 members; there were 3 leaders and 2 guests present. The secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees. A check was received for working at the food stand.  For old business Ashley Nieland, Alyson Nieland, Alexis Sturhenberg, Mykenzie Sturhenberg, Mykaela Sturhenberg, and Lauren Harris talked about Lehigh clean-up day. For New Business the club discussed helping work on Tuesday July 21st at a RAGBRI Breakfast in Duncombe. We discussed many topics including help with the Angel Ride in the future for community service and painting garbage cans at fairgrounds.  Booth committee chair persons, Alexis Sturhenberg and Lauren Harris talked about two ideas for our club booth. It was either astronomy theme or pioneer theme. The club voted to have an astronomy theme. Our club King and Queen Candidates will be Madison Anderson, Austin Stewart, Collin Harris, and Devin Summers.  Presentations were given by Daven Rees on “How to Tie Ties”, Daniel Winkler on “Quad Copter”, Dillion Systma on “How to Make Rice Crispy Bars”, Sammy Systma on “A Monologue about Johnny Appleseed”, Mykenzie Sturhenberg on “Pyramids”, and  Mykala Sturhenberg on “Tornadoes.”  Hosts were Olivia Mitchell, Leslie and Christine Housken, and Sylvia Hess. The next club meeting in June 7th at 4 pm.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The regular meeting of the Washington Winners 4-H club was held at the Washington Lutheran Church on June 7, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting was called to order by vice president, Josh Gibbons. The pledge of Allegiance was led by Sylvia Hess and the 4-H pledge was led by Tommy Lennon.   Roll call was “Name your favorite song.” Roll call was answered by 26 members. There were 4 leaders and 9 guests present at the meeting. The secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees.  For old business Olivia Mitchell told about the T-shirts that she and Brooklin Border designed for this year’s fair. Fair T-Shirts were ordered at the meeting by members who were interested.  For new business, the club will be represented at the June 9th fair board meeting to discuss where we should put the water balloon launcher during fair week. Members were reminded that fair entries need to be turned in to the Extension Office. The club talked about the RAGBRAI Breakfast being held in Duncombe. Lauren Harris and Alexis Stuhrenberg updated the club on the Booth Committee plans. On June 27 Clothing Selection, Fashion Revue, $15 challenge, and Educational Presentations will be judged at the Extension Office. Presentations were given by Samantha Dischler on Injecting Medicines, James Winkler on Rockets, Leah and Josh Gibbons had a duet, Sylvia Hess on Lakeland Terriers, and Justin Koester on Cattle Feed.  Hosts at the meeting were Justin Koester, Alexis Stuhrenberg, Mykenzie Stuhrenberg, and Mykaela Stuhrenberg. Our Recreation leaders were Ryan Fransen and Mykaela Stuhrenberg. The next meeting will be Sunday, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds. Members are reminded to bring a paint brush for the club’s service project.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The regular meeting of the Washington Winners 4-H club was held at Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe on Sunday, April 12th at 4:00pm. The meeting was called to order by acting president Leslie Housken. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mykenzie Stuhrenberg. Roll call was “A food I dislike”. Roll call was answered by 19 members. There were three leaders and two guests present. The Secretary’s report was read by Hannah Rees. The treasurer report was given by Evan Anderson. Daven Rees and Olivia Mitchell attended the fairboard meeting. Ashley Nieland talked about 4H Legislation Day. The 4-H pledge was led by Kaleigh Winkler. Presentations were given by Madison Anderson on “Healthy Eating” and Soren Winkler on “Card Tricks.” Hosts were Madison, Evan, and Megan Anderson along with Ashley and Alyson Nieland. Recreation leaders Matt Fransen, Madison Anderson, and Megan Anderson led the group with brain teaser games. The next club meeting is May 3rd from 4:00-5:30 P.M. at the Duncombe church. Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe. There were 32 members, 3 leaders, and 10 guests in attendance. Justin Koester led the Pledge of Allegiance and Megan Anderson started the 4-H Pledge. The roll call question was “What is your pet’s name?”  Several motions were carried throughout the Washington Winners meeting. Along with a can drive being led by Justin Koester and Alexis Sternberg. Lauren Harris and Alexis Sternberg volunteered to take charge in the booth committee. The club discussed the schedule for the upcoming Hillbilly Sale.  Matt Fransen read his speech about Adolf Hitler. Jacob Geist explained how to prepare a rabbit hide. Leslie Housken taught the club how to make their own Chex Mix. Christine Housken showed us how to make sharpie plates. Tommy Lennon and Nick Corey explained proper hand washing techniques. Olivia Mitchell introduced club members to a soy product called Edamame.  Club members made Easter Cards for residents of Southfield Wellness Community. The hosts were Josh Gibbons, Leah Gibbons, Hannah Rees, and Daven Rees. Mykaela Sternberg and Sylvia Hess taught the club how to play cups at the end of the meeting.  The next regular club meeting will be held April 12, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H club held a winter party on Sunday, February 21, 2015 at Fuller Hall in Webster City. There were 27 members, 4 leaders, and 30 guests in attendance. The day consisted of a pot luck with swimming, basketball, and other games. It lasted from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The next regular club meeting will be held in March 1, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. There were 31 members, 4 leaders, and 1 guest in attendance. Tommy Lennon led the Pledge of Allegiance and Madison Anderson started the 4-H Pledge. The roll call question was “Who is sitting to your right?”  Club members discussed having a winter party during February. The club voted to have a party at Fuller Hall in Webster City. There will be a pot luck held and members can bring a friend. Megan Anderson gave a presentation on pug dogs. Ryan Fransen showed the 4-H club members how to make different types of electrical circuits. Hannah Rees presented on how to make your own scented play dough.  Some members of the Washington Winners 4-H club are helping out at a pancake breakfast being held at the fairgrounds. Everyone is encouraged to attend this fun fair event. Tommy Lennon and Nick Corey served as our hosts for the meeting.  The next regular club meeting will be held in March 1, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

 

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. There were 30 members, 4 leaders, and 2 guests in attendance. Leah Gibbons led the Pledge of Allegiance and Olivia Mitchell started the 4-H Pledge. Roll call question was “Make up your elf name”.  The Giving Tree project was a success for the Washington Winners 4-H Club. Five 4-H members got together and bought gifts for 2 children on the Giving Tree. Olivia Mitchell and Leslie Housken motioned to pay the bill.  Members discussed having a winter party during January. After all business was discussed, the club was divided into 3 groups and rotated to make decorated tile coasters, ornaments, and Christmas treats.  The club submitted online enrollments before other clubs and therefore were rewarded with a pizza party.  Following the meeting members worked on the program book for 2015, The next club meeting will be held Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.   Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

 

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The annual award night and installation of officers was held at the Community Center in Duncombe with 32 members and their families attending.Following a potluck meal, club leaders Jodena Harris, JoAnn Lennon, and Sharon Mitchell handed out awards with the help of the newest leader, Kerry Rees. 4-Hers received club awards, perfect attendance awards, and long term member awards. Leaders handed out record books with premium checks they earned at the fair. Eight new members were initiated by County Council members Justin Vaughn and Rachel Rethwisch. The Washington Winners newest members are, Mykeala Stuhrenberg, Mykenzie Stuhrenberg, Alexis Stuhrenberg, Sylvia Hess, Kaleigh Winkler, Soren Winkler, Charly Scharf, and Emma Sytsma.  The County Council members shared personal 4-H experiences with the audience and then Justin and Rachel installed the following new club officers:  President: Daven Rees; Vice President: Josh Gibbons; Secretary: Hannah Rees; Treasurer: Evan Anderson; Photographers: Lauren Harris, Leslie Housken, and Justin Koester; Reporter: Olivia Mitchell; Historians: Jacob Geis, Karson Farrell, Alyson Nieland, Dillon Summers, James Winkler, and Daniel Winkler; & Recreation leader volunteers are: Madison Anderson, Ryan Fransen, Mykeala Stuhrenberg, Mykenzie Stuhrenberg, Megan Anderson, and Sylvia Hess.  The next club meeting will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe.  Submitted by Olivia Mitchell, Reporter

The Washington Winners 4-H Club met Sunday October, 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm. at the Washington Lutheran Church in Duncombe for their regular meeting. Pledge of Allegiance was led by Leslie Housken. The roll call question was “say your name backwards” and was answered by 25 members; 3 leaders and 6 guests were present.  The secretary report was read and the treasurer Report was given.  Old business: Members that were at the Iowa State football game talked about it.  New business: Record book final turn in was today.  4-H week was discussed and members were encouraged to promote 4H through social media.  Township night was discussed, and a pot luck dinner was agreed upon.  Officers were reminded that officer books were due to the Extension office by October 22.  4H enrollments are due October 3.  Summers will be hosting the Halloween party on October 25. The Giving Tree was discussed and Lauren Harris motioned to do the Giving Tree again with Olivia Mitchell seconding the motion and the whole club approved. After discussion, Olivia Mitchell motioned to purchase gifts for two kids, in the amount of $25-$30 Leslie Housken seconded the motion, and the club approved. The following volunteered to be on the giving tree committee: Lauren Harris, Alexis, Devin Summers, Justin Koester, Olivia Mitchell, and Kaliegh Winkler. Recreation leader volunteers are: Madison Anderson, Ryan Fransen, Mykeala, Mykenzie, Megan Anderson, and Sylvia. Program committee was formed with the following volunteers: Lauren Harris, Alexis, Ryan Fransen, Leslie Housken, Olivia Mitchell. Community service ideas were discussed. Evan led the 4-H pledge.  Ryan Fransen did a presentation on Tae Kwon Do. We worked on the following activities; banquet place mats, historian book, and recreation to get to know new members. Refreshments where served by Ryan Fransen, Matt Fransen, Megan Anderson, and Madison Anderson.  The next club meeting will be held Sunday November 2, 2014 with a family potluck and installation of new members and officers.  Leslie Housken,  Reporter 

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