4-H Club: Busy Jayhawkers
Submitted Shayna Strahm
The monthly Busy Jayhawkers 4-H meeting was called to order by our new club President Cheyan Rokey. It was preceded by a club potluck in honor of our club achievement night, during which families brought a covered dish or dessert.
The club kindly remembered Marlee Ukele’s recent passing, as well as the passing of her mother Carmen Ukele, who were both bright and active members of the Busy Jayhawkers.
Food pantry collection was canned soup. The pledge was lead by Kendall Edelman and Jyllian Stapleton. Roll call was “Give an idea for next year’s roll call” and included answers such as “favorite pizza topping” and “least favorite color.” Kortney Plattner read off the minutes of our previous meeting. Vivian Strahm followed with the treasurer’s report.
Sue Rokey encouraged members to attend a project fair in Seneca. On Jan. 20, there is the NELE event in which members 12 years or older can attend. The club voted on whether or not to vote on payment for the 4-H welcome signs. The club also voted on a monetary limit on the gift exchange for our upcoming Christmas meeting. It was decided on a $5 limit.
The club celebrated the receiving of the purple seal once again for our efforts as a club. This was followed by the new member induction, during which we gained many new and eager young members. Sue handed out pins and awards to members who missed the County Achievement Night. Aubrey Schmelzle and M. Ukele won rookie of the year as first year 4-H members.
The Busy Jayhawkers also welcomed many new Cloverbuds. Other awards were handed out to members for reaching individual goals throughout their 4-H year.
Cheyan Rokey announced that the December meeting would take place on Dec. 18. The club will meet at the Apostolic Christian Home dining hall to carol and then move the Community National Bank for a meeting. This will include the Christmas game and gift exchange.