The Fairfield Rascals 4-H Club met at the Fairfield Township Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5.
The meeting was called to order by president Olivia Rinesmith. Austin Swaney led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H pledge.
Secretary Emma McCoy took roll call and read, then approved last meeting’s minutes. Next they moved on to officer reports. The treasurer’s report was read. Health leader Emma McCoy and safety leader Dalton Cunningham gave their reports.
Community service leader Linson Bolin reminded the club that he will still be collecting personal hygiene items to donate until Sunday, April 23.
During the meeting the club corrected a small error in their constitution and everyone was reminded to purchase their project books from the Madison County Extension Office.
They also talked about the Quality Assurance meetings on April 3 and April 20 at the Madison County Fairgrounds. The club’s leader, Annette Rinesmith, talked about the 4-H summer and Cloverbud camps this July.
The club then broke out into groups according to what species of animal they will be taking to the fair. Members talked about their projects, project books and animals.
When everyone was finished, the meeting was adjourned by Brooks Barber.
Afterwards the recreation committee, Hailey Ballah and Brayden Evans, started a game of kickball for anyone interested in playing.
Submitted by Devin Howard, news reporter for the Fairfield Rascals 4-H Club.
On Sunday, March 26, the Prairie Raiders 4-H Club held a meeting at the London Community Center.
They began the meeting with a safety lesson presented by Sarah Studebaker. She taught the group about how to be safe on a boat, making sure to always have a personal floatation device and to have the right size life jacket.
After that, Gabi Wolverton told the group a great way to keep them healthy. Thirty minutes of daily exercise will keep your body in shape and healthy.
The environmentalist Brianna Peterman explained why balloons are not good for the environment due to the sea turtles and other animals trying to eat them.
Three members also gave their demonstrations. The first was given by Ruth Peart. She is taking a nutrition project and gave the club a demonstration on proper table setting and tips for members that are going to participate in food judging.
Next, Reagyn Rubel and Avery Selmer gave their demonstration about the Rock on the Run project. Reagyn told her story about her battle with brain cancer. Avery is a strong advocate for her sister and they encourage everyone to participate in the Rock on the Run held on May 20.
Article submitted by Reagyn Rubel, club news reporter.