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Rural Lads and Lassies

The Rural Lads and Lassies 4-H Club met Oct. 2 at Wylie Park. Twenty members were present. Ricky Larson led the American Flag Pledge, and Tyson Hassebroek led the 4-H Pledge. New members Adriana Hardy and Ricky Larson were introduced. There was no secretary’s report. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

For old business record books, the county fair and the state fair were discussed. Members were reminded to write thank you notes to sponsors for premium money. For new business members were reminded to re-enroll for the new 4-H year. This is done online.

The Newshound was read and discussed. New officers elected for the current year are President Michaela Olson, Vice President Andrew Artz, Secretary McKenzie Hassebroek, Treasurer Tyson Hassebroek, and Reporter Torrie Bonn. The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be Nov.r 6, 2016 at Kippley Accounting.

— Submitted by Torrie Bonn, club reporter

Friendly Fellows and Daisies

The Friendly Fellows and Daisies 4-H club met on Oct. 2 at the Claremont United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order by Nicole Marzahn. The American Pledge was led by Clay Crawford, and the 4-H Pledge by Dylan Frey. The roll call topic was favorite monster. The treasurer’s report and secretary’s report were approved as given.

For old business, members discussed the Brown County Leaders Meeting. Old business was closed by Ethan Clark and seconded by Clay Crawford.

For new business members discussed the Newshound, the Recognition Event and election of new officers for the upcoming year. The new officers for the 2016-2017 year are President Trey Wright, Vice President Nicole Marzahn, Secretary Colin Frey, Treasurer Dylan Frey, Reporter Hanna Miller, Communications – Kamyrn Fleihs, Photographers Mallory Miller and Emily Clark, scrapbook- Ethan Clark. New business was closed by Hanna Miller and seconded by Mallory Miller.

The club members also participated in the Adopt-A- Highway program and cleaned up ditches before the meeting along Highway 37. The meeting was adjourned by Dylan Frey and seconded by Andrew Marzahn. Talks and demonstrations were given by Emily Clark on piano and Ethan Clark on a PowerPoint. Lunch was served by Blake and Hailey Pauli.

— Submitted by Colin Frey, club reporter

Rural Lads and Lassies

The Rural Lads and Lassies 4-H Club met Nov. 6 at Kippley Accounting. Twenty three members were present. The American Flag Pledge was led by Shaylee Rathert, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Samantha Olson. New members Shaylee Rathert and Grace Anderson were introduced. The roll call topic was favorite Thanksgiving food. The secretary’s report was read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and approved.

Old business: Members were reminded to re-enroll and to write thank you notes for awards. New club goals are to do a club project, to have some fun club meetings, do more talks and demonstrations, to do more community service, and to turn record books in on time.

New business: Members talked about the recognition event that was held earlier that afternoon, and members receiving awards were congratulated. The Newshound was read and discussed. The club will be setting up the Brown County 4-H Christmas tree at the Brown County Courthouse this year. The community service project for this year will be Child Protection Services. The tree will be set up Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. All members are invited to help.

The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be Dec. 4 at Kippley Accounting. The club hosted speaker Amy Hinker. She talked to about the health benefits of essential oils.

— Submitted by Torrie Bonn, club reporter

Dakota Sharpshooters

The Dakota Sharpshooters met Nov. 6 at Shrivers. Before the meeting was the annual recognition event at 2 p.m. The meeting was led by our president Megan Malsam.

There were no pledge leaders because the pledges were done during the recognition event. All members enrolling this year need to go to http://sd.4honline.com.

The next meeting will be on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Northern Electric. Members need to bring an item for the Child Protection Services. The items members can get are all sizes: socks, underwear, pajamas, other clothing. Baby: sleepers, onsies, blankets, bottles, formula, diapers. Miscellaneous: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, brushes, combs, sippy cups, backpacks, stuffed animals, toys, coloring books, crayons, board books, older children books. Each member has to bring a small plate of goodies to share with the group and a maximum of a $5 gift.

— Submitted by Grace Malsam, club reporter