4- H News

Farm Forum

The Westside Ranchers met on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. at Village Bowl in Aberdeen. Each family brought a snack to share, and the club brought pizza for everyone. The American Flag Pledge was led by Jade Auske, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Sam Schaunaman.

Each member bowled, and when a bowler got their first strike, they got to choose from the brown bag exchange gifts.

For the community service project, the club decided to donate $100 to a family who lost children in a house fire in Sioux Falls.

The next meeting will take place Feb. 3, 3 p.m., at the Rural Fire hall.

Submitted by Karly Schaunaman, club reporter.

Lazy Farmers

The January Meeting of the Lazy Farmers was held on Jan. 6 at Doug and Vicci Stange’s Farm. The meeting was hosted by all with potluck. Members were taught basic safety and welding techniques, including how to run a bead and make a horseshoe hook.

The meeting was called to order by club president Wyatt Sombke. The pledge of Allegiance was led by Travis Townsend, and the 4-H pledge was led by Tessa Erdmann. The roll call topic was “What was one gift you received for Christmas?” The December secretary’s minutes were read by Alex Stange, and a motion was made by Tanae Lipp and seconded by Brooklyn Gilbert to approve the minutes. The treasurer’s report was given by Alex Stange, and a motion was made by Maryn Howard and seconded by Tessa Erdmann to approve the report.

Old business included any community service projects completed by members during the month of December; Kari Hanson taught Sunday School and music.

A reminder was issued that once club members are registered online, they need to go back and enroll in their project areas for the current 4-H year.

Horse workshop dates (1st Saturday 10-12 and 4th Wednesday 6-8 of the month) were reminded. Fair premium addresses were given to the members as a reminder to write thank yous for their project ribbon premiums.

New business included welding prior to the meeting. If interested in entering a project at the fair, remember to enter the welding project area. A club goal of “To try a new project” was approved with a motion by Kari Hanson and second by Brody Sombke. January Newshound was read by president Wyatt.

The next meeting will be Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Groton Community Center. This day is specifically set for members to provide public presentations to the club. This meeting change was approved with a motion from Tanae and second by Brooklyn.

A motion to adjourn was made by Turner and seconded by Alex.

Cassandra Townsend gave a talk on “how to take a good 4-H picture” and a demonstration on “how to groom your rabbit.” Alex Stange gave a talk on “Carrie Underwood.”

A few reminder dates include: BB gun safety will be held Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. at Northern Electric and practices will be held Monday evenings at 7. Archery practice will be held on Tuesday’s at 6:30 at the Brown County Fairgrounds Club House. Market Beef enrollment deadline is March 31, and all other livestock enrollment is May 31. Community and Family Extension Leader’s scholarship deadline for application is February 22.

Submitted by Alex Stange, secretary/reporter.