Nemaha County 4-H Council

Submitted by Corley Becker 4-H Council Reporter

The Nemaha County 4-H Council met at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the Community Building in Seneca.

Cheyan Rokey called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge. Anna Knapp conducted roll call and read the minutes from the previous meeting. Matthew Stallbaumer gave the financial report.

Under old business, Debra Henry said there were 13 applicants for the 2017-18 ambassador team, and 10 of them were accepted.

The members and parents voted for the 2017-18 Council Officers. They are as follows: President, Cheyan Rokey, Busy Jayhawkers; Vice President, Caleb Durland, Red Rustlers; Secretary, Matthew Stallbaumer, Centralia Aces; Treasurer, Leah Renyer, Stateliners; Reporter, and Corley Becker, HHHH.

The council discussed record book judging, Achievement Night, and the welcome to Nemaha County sign status. The council also voted that the Bob and Karen VanWinkle family will be the Friend of 4-H at Achievement Night. They also discussed changing the club exhibits at the fair and decided that clubs can submit a banner and/or decorated hay bales.

During new business, the council chose the 2018 Kansas Pride Theme and picked options for the 2018 fair theme. The Kansas Pride Theme is “Windmills.” The council sent the options of Round of the Red, White, and Blue with 4-H and Color Your Life with 4-H to the Fair Board.

In the extension staff reports, Henry said that the Project Discovery Event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, and will give 4-H members a chance to explore new projects. Henry also said the Kansas Youth Leadership Council is selling t-shirts through the end of October.

Karen VanWinkle said that she is bringing 4-H members in the dog project and anyone who is interested to tour the KSDS facilities in Washington.

The next 4-H Council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2018.

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