April 30th Meeting
The 4-H Western Feeders meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm on April 30 (Sunday) at the Alvo Fire Barn by Mickayla Larsen. The pledges were said by members and leaders and then the members answered roll call by saying your favorite rainy day activity. The minutes were read by Trenton Brown, the secretary, and a motion was moved and passed to approve these minutes. Trevor Brown, treasurer, said that we had $830.00 in the treasury. Olivia Cupp- Whiteman, the News Reporter, said that the activities at the last meeting were sent to Waverly Newspaper, the Plattsmouth Newsletter, and the Alvo Newsletter. The Sentinel Nora said that everyone seemed to be under control at the meeting. Under Old Business, Carleen Dowding, our 4H leader asked if everyone had enrolled in 4-H for the 2017 calendar year. Project signup or drop needs to be done by June 15, 2017 and this can be done online. She also said that the Veterans that received the Valentines that we made in January thanked us for them and really appreciated our cards. A Quality assurance session (that is needed if you show animals or have animal 4H projects) will be held at the Syracuse extension office June 1, 2017 and there is a place online to sign up. Under New Business the sheep and goat tagging is June 1, 2017 at the fairgrounds from 5-7 pm. DNA and EID’s need to be in by June 15th for other animal projects if they are going to the state fair or Aksarben. Carleen Dowding stated up that the Western Feeders 4H club usually sponsors 4 trophies at the Cass County Fair. Trent Brown moved to continue to sponsor these trophies with $80.00 from the treasury- these trophies are the Champion Barrow and Gilt, and Reserve Champion Pen of Three Sheep. The fourth trophy was any available especially if there was a goat trophy that had not been sponsored. Food was collected from members for the Eagle Food Bank. Everyone was reminded that the Cass County Fair was from August 8-12 of this year. The Cass County Fair is having a Barn Quilt competition for all 4H clubs. The winning Barn Quilts would be hung permanently at the Fair. Our members decided that we would paint 2 4X4 Barn quilts to enter in this competition. The Cupp/Whiteman family would obtain plywood and during the June meeting these barn quilts would be painted along with boards for the animal pens at the Cass County Fair. Members were to look at different quilt patterns and bring their favorites for everyone to vote on by the May meeting. It was also discussed that the May meeting would be held with a tour of the Iris Garden in the area. Olivia Cupp-Whiteman moved and Trevor Brown seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting. The meeting was adjourned and the members made May Baskets from the candy and popcorn contributed by each and treats were also enjoyed brought by the Cupp/Whiteman family.
Respectfully submitted, Olivia Cupp-Whiteman
Western Feeders 4-H Club News Reporter