Mad River JR. Livestock met on March 8. The advisors handed out everyone’s project books. Our meeting safety tip from Ashley Good was “Don’t text and drive.” We also discussed that at our next meeting we will all tell three facts about ourselves. At the end of the meeting all of our members grouped together to play human knot as a team building activity.
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Our new 4-H group, “For The Love of Everything” is off and running. We have had 4 meetings. We have 18 members, and this is the very first year of 4-H for each member in our group. Our leaders are Melissa Nunamaker and Jill Titus. Club officers are as follows: President Jason Surmaceviz, Vice President Harley Ferguson, Treasurer Eli Dowdy, Health and Safety Officer Josie Nunamaker, Reporter Kaytlin Nunamaker, Recreation leader Carter Titus, Club Historian Cooper Titus, Community Officer Jackson Nunamaker and Secretary Rosie Rogers.
Our club is very diversified. We have regular 4-H members in Middle School and High School. We also have Clover Buds, which are from ages 5-8. The Clover Buds have already accomplished 3 meeting projects 1. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle 2. Making healthy choices 3. Making safe choices. Our regular 4-H members are taking individual projects in woodworking, collecting, fancy ducks, companion pygmy goats, rabbits, archery, photography, and gardening.
As a team, our club is planning for fundraisers and community services events. We are learning as we go and are having a great time!
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Terre Haute Raisers met March 19. In this meeting, we discussed many important things, such as: The Spring Show is on May 15. The Memorial Parade is May 28. The skill-a-thon is on July 23. There are 2 work sessions for the skill-a-thon. There will be make up opportunities announced. Every rabbit that will be shown has to have a pedigree, and it cannot be a mixed breed. Everyone must take quality assurance. The Champaign County Fair is August 4-11, 2017. Rabbit showmanship is Monday August 7, 2017.
Jack, our treasurer, did a presentation on the care of newborn kits and nest boxes. We were able to learn many new things by discussing what everyone does differently.
Gracie, the news reporter, did a presentation on posing rabbits and also spoke about the Miami County Rabbit Advisors Annual Double Show that she attended on Saturday, March 18.
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On Feb. 26, 2017, the Champaign County Feeders 4-H club held a meeting and elected officers for the upcoming year. Nate Culp was elected as President, Ali Dixon as Vice President, Olivia Butz as Secretary, Kendell Hughes as Treasurer, Bailey Perry and Kristen Bailey as News Reporters, Travis Culp and Jordyn Unger as Health Officers, Jesse Bailey, Evan Culp and JD as Safety Officers and Maddie Bruce, Emily, Llo and Lena as Recreation Leaders. During the meeting, the club also discussed the duties of each office and how to create an agenda for a meeting. At the end the of the meeting the club discussed how to move a motion with a role playing exercise. The meeting was then adjourned and refreshments were handed out.
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The Champaign Feeders 4-H Club met on March 12, 2017, at the church in North Lewisburg. We went over all the officers jobs then covered unfinished business. The club discussed our community service activity, honor club and button days. We will meet again on March 26, 2017, at 6 p.m., we will have QA.
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On March 26, 2017, the Champaign County Feeders 4-H club held a meeting. During this meeting, project books were handed out and the members with livestock projects participated in Quality Assurance. The members without livestock projects also met to discuss their projects for the upcoming year. During their Quality Assurance training, the livestock project members learned how to properly medicate their animals and the different methods used to brand livestock, along with other ways to properly raise their animals. At the end of the meeting, all livestock project members had completed their Quality Assurance training for the year and are eligible to participate in the Champaign Fair.
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