The December meeting was called to order. Last month’s minutes were read and approved. Re-enrollment was discussed again. January is the last month to enroll.
The four meeting requirement was announced – each member must attend at least four meetings in the 4-H year in order to be eligible for taking projects or animals to the county fair. If a member cannot attend four meetings, she or he may attend meetings for another club and get credit.
The Citizen Washington Focus (CWF) in Washington, D.C., is coming up in June. This conference focuses on developing leadership, communication and citizenship skills. Any 4-H’er in grades 9-12 should consider attending this event. In the past, the Friends of 4-H have helped offset the cost. Also, those who are members of Highland Highlights have been helped financially by the club. The deadline for registering is January.
Gage Skarda gave a report on beef weigh-in. Clarissa Hoffman gave a report on state 4-H project awards. It’s a great opportunity to hone communication and writing skills, so everyone should consider applying. Keegan Bailey won a beef award out of seven applicants.
The county awards banquet will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Creston Middle School commons. All 4-H’ers and their families should come and enjoy this free event and snacks. The January club meeting will follow this event and be held at the SWCC Ag site starting at 3 p.m.
After the meeting was adjourned, goodie boxes were put together for nurses stations in the community. Paper wreaths were also made for shut-ins at the nursing facilities.