4-H Club: Stateliners
Submitted by Maddy Mosteller Club Reporter
Breaking from the normal monthly format of meeting on Monday nights, the October meeting of the Stateliners 4-H Club was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Bern School Activity Complex. The Club gathered for a regular club meeting, which included the installation ceremony for new officers.
President Nathan Knapp led us in a short prayer and called the meeting to order. Amanda Krehbiel led us in singing, “happy birthday” to Jonathan Knapp. The Anson family were introduced as our guests for the afternoon.
The Club Exchange committee reported that the Woodlawn Meadowlarks have invited us to an exchange meeting on Dec. 9. Officers and Leaders gave reports on activities that happened since the last meeting and will be coming up over the next month. This included things like: Stateliners cleaning up after Achievement Night on Nov. 3, in Seneca; the 4-H Council’s “Welcome Sign” project; State “4-H Grows Here” t-shirt orders; 4-H Council travel scholarship; and discussion on recommendations of the special committee on the 4-H program fee.
Renyer led the club in an officer installation ceremony that helped us know what each of our offices were responsible for. The new officers then took their place in the meeting and we moved into New Business.
The club voted to pay the bill that was presented of the use of the Bern School Activity Complex and voted to accept the committee proposal of paying one half of the state 4-H Program fee for every Stateliner member who holds an office and attends at least 50 percent of the club meetings.
Discussion of if we will financially support the 4-H Council’s “Welcome sign” project was postponed to a later meeting. The financial review committee was reminded to meet after the meeting to review the club treasury documents and complete the financial review.
The club adjourned to have the fun part of our day, games and snacks. Committee members Jonathan Knapp and Rachel Krehbiel led us in playing many fun games, with the favorite of many being dodge ball. Every family brought finger food snacks that we enjoyed after a long time of playing together and enjoying each other.
The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 27, at the Bern Community Building and will be our club achievement program. Anyone interested in 4-H is invited to attend and celebrate the successful year we had in 2016-17.