Nemaha County 4-H Council 6.11.18

Submitted by Corley Becker, 4-H Council Reporter

The meeting of the Nemaha County 4-H Council was held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Community Building in Seneca. President Cheyan Rokey called the meeting to order. Nick Thompson and Owen Strathman led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H Pledge.

Secretary Matthew Stallbaumer conducted roll call and read the minutes from the previous meeting. Treasurer Leah Renyer gave the financial report. Caleb Durland reported that the ambassadors held successful day camps in Seneca and Sabetha, with 140 kids altogether.

Under old business, Debra Henry said that the “Welcome to Nemaha County” signs are in and are being put up around the county. Henry also reported that in the national “Raise your hand to 4-H” campaign, Kansas got third in the country and won $5,000 to go toward local programs across the state.

Discovery Days was a hit with 13 youth going from Nemaha County to the Kansas State University campus for four days and taking fun classes while feeling like a college student. The Nemaha County Spring Livestock Show was June 9 and went smoothly but had hot weather. Henry said there were 120 entries and 16 entries from Nemaha County. Fairground clean-up is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, and all hands are needed to help paint, pull weeds, making repairs, etc.

Before fairground clean-up, Thomas Edelman is heading up a stepping stone project. Edelman will bring cement and make the forms for the stones, but representatives from each club will bring their own decorations and will make their club’s stepping stone at 4 p.m. on June 27. Also on June 27, the food stand committee is meeting at 9 a.m. at the Corning Legion to cook hamburger for the fair concession stand. The Barnyard Olympics committee met before the Council meeting, and teams will consist of three youth and one adult (16 and over) and fun activities will be relay style and will be determined by the committee.

Pioneer Trails 4-H Camp is going to be held June 23 through June 26 at Rock Springs 4-H Center and there are 47 people attending. Also, three boys from Nemaha County are going to Campference.

During new business, Henry said that 4-H Council will hand out fair fliers to businesses around town. Fair pre-entries are due July 2, and can be done on paper or electronically. On July 5, there will be judging of entomology, forestry, geology, space tech and wildlife at Horton to have more specialized judges. Consultation judging will be on July 18 at the Community Building, and superintendents will be there to assist. All junior and adult fair superintendents are required to help with their assigned project and there will be a chair superintendent for each project.

After announcing that the next 4-H Council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in the Community Building, President Rokey adjourned the meeting.

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