4-H Club: Stateliners

The new Stateliners officers pose for a photo. Pictured are FRONT ROW (L-R) Susie Edelman, Stephen Knapp and Anna Jost; BACK ROW (L-R) Collin Jost, Maddy Mosteller, Jonathan Knapp, Luke Renyer, Lane Mosteller, Thomas Edelman, Haven Knapp and Jenny Edelman.

Maddy Mosteller

Stateliners Club Co-Reporter

A new 4-H year was marked and celebrated at the October meeting of the Stateliners 4-H Club. Newly elected President Thomas Edelman called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Bern Community Building.

Anna Jost and Susie Edelman led the club in the flag salute, 4-H pledge and Motto. Maddy Mosteller led us in singing a song for fall, “The Leaves are Falling Down,” sung to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” Jonathan Knapp called the roll by asking members what you would do with $1,000! The club was pleased to be joined by guest from the Meyer family, who are prospective new members.

Luke Renyer gave the treasurer’s report. Reporter Jonathan Knapp informed us that the September report had been published in the Seneca Courier Tribune.

President Edelman gave a 4-H Council update, encouraging new officers to attend Officer Training in Seneca on Oct. 29 and letting us know that a New Family Orientation will be held Nov. 11.

Two committees gave reports. Collin Jost reported on the club games and family time assignments for the Bern Fall Fest, for the next day. Anna Jost gave a summary of the National 4-H week activities that members took part in, such as sidewalk chalking in Bern, Seneca and Sabetha.

Mary Renyer was happy to report that all the Stateliner members had re-enrolled, one of the first clubs to do so. She reminded officers to attend Officer Training on Oct. 29 and that our club is responsible for setting up for 4-H Achievement night on Nov. 8 after school.

There was no new business to come before the club. A new officer installation ceremony was led by Mrs. Edelman for our program.  She showed us how officers are like ingredients in a chocolate chip cookie and how each provides something unique to making the meetings and club successful, just like proper ingredients make a great cookie. Each officer represented a different ingredient. This was a fun and educational way to see the perfect mix for a successful club and all the officers enjoyed a yummy cookie or brownie.

Following the ceremony, the meeting was adjourned. In place of refreshments, club members and their families had enjoyed a potluck meal prior to the meeting. The next meeting will be the Club Achievement Night scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25, at the Bern Community Building.

Bern Fall Festival

An early winter cold snap may have made for a smaller crowd than normal, but those who braved the cold winds had fun participating in the activities of the Bern Fall Fest on Oct. 27. The Stateliners 4-H Club provided pumpkin bowling down Main Street and a corn hole beanbag toss. The Renyer, Edelman, Mosteller and Jost families all pitched in to help man the games.

Those who finished their shifts enjoyed other fun games and pumpkin painting provided by local businesses and groups. In addition, there was a beautiful quilt show with yummy hot apple cider in the Library, hayrack rides with an old “Jonny Popper” and wooden wagon provided by the Haverkamp family and a delicious pancake and sausage meal in the community building.

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