4-H Club News: Stateliners
Submitted by Maddy Mosteller Club Reporter
The Stateliners 4-H Club met for a Club Achievement on Nov. 27, then did an Exchange Meeting with the Woodlawn Meadowlarks on Dec. 9.
“If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands” was the song we sang for the November meeting of the Stateliners 4-H Club, led by Jenny Edelman. The meeting was called to order by President Helen Krehbiel at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the Bern Community Building. Roll call was naming your favorite Thanksgiving food, of which turkey and mashed potatoes were popular answers.
Lane Mosteller and J. Edelman led us in saying the flag salute and 4-H pledge. The club officers gave their reports, including reading of minutes, treasurer’s report and reporter’s report. Club Leaders Mary Renyer and Teresa Edelman reviewed 4-H Achievement Night, at which our club received the purple seal, and the new “Mary Sourk Club Award of Excellence” was mentioned.
During the business meeting, the club voted to pay for half of the 4-H Welcome sign, north of Bern. M. Renyer passed out the record book incentive gift certificates to those members who completed this challenge.
Luke Renyer announced that the club Christmas party would be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Bern Community Building. Every family is asked to bring finger foods, and each member wanting to participate in the gift exchange to bring a $5 gift.
For the Club Achievement program, we did an Amazing Race themed program where teams learned how to write out checks, filled in States on a map, carried cheerios to a cup while crab-walking, completed a word search, pinned Hs on a 4-H clover and ate interesting food. Teams placing first through third received prizes. The team of Helen, Haven and Susie were the winners.
Every 4-H member gave a short talk about one achievement they had in the last year. Prior to the club meeting, families enjoyed a spaghetti meal with ice cream, organized by Amanda Krehbiel.
On Dec. 9, eight members of the Stateliners 4-H Club attended the Woodlawn Meadowlarks meeting in Woodlawn, as part of a club exchange. We introduced ourselves during roll call by saying our favorite holiday tradition. Both clubs sang together the song Jingle Bells. After the business part of the meeting, we listened to Susanna Walker give a talk on her Beta fish “Alpha.”
Our members joined in the Christmas party, where we hit a Santa’s sleigh/reindeer and present piñata. Everyone enjoyed the goodies found inside. Following that, the Meadowlark families shared many holiday themed treats with us, and we had lots of fun playing outside on the playground. New friendships were gained through this club exchange.