Uniontown 4-H hosts meeting

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The monthly meeting of the Uniontown 4-H Club was held on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The meeting was called to order by President Drew George. Roll call was taken, and 20 members answered by saying their favorite animal.

An announcement was made that 4-H Days will be held in Moran on Jan. 28.

Leader Laura George presented the group with the yearly program books. She also announced that the Uniontown 4-H Christmas meeting will be held the first Sunday in December. The December meeting will also include installation of officers for the upcoming year.

A meal will be shared, with the club furnishing a ham for the main dish. The male members will need to bring a salad or vegetable and the female members of the group need to bring a dessert. All who attend need to bring their own table service. Food Leader Teresa Martin announced that their would be a food projects meeting on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.

The food group will be learning to make homemade Mexican tortillas. In new business, the club discussed goals for the upcoming year. President Drew George read the list of goals that were available to local 4-H clubs.

The group discussed the goals and decided to do most of the goals that were on the list given. The members also discussed community service projects for the upcoming year. They decided to continue their recycling program, sign and send Christmas cards to the local nursing homes and to bring canned food to give at roll call of the meeting to be donated to the Uniontown Baptist Church Food Pantry. The model meeting practice for 4-H days was the next item up for discussion.

The group decided to talk with their parents and check calendars before deciding at the December meeting when to start practice. A recognition program was given by club leader, Laura George.

1. The club earned a purple seal for this year.

2. Amber Bartlett earned recognition for her arts and crafts project being displayed at the state fair.

3. Robyn Martin and Dawson Bollinger received their first year pins.

4. Madelyn Ard and Matthew Harclerode received their second year pins.

5. Nikki Bollinger and Marissa Meanor received their third year pins.

6. Bryce Meanor received his fourth year pin.

7. Cole George earned recognition for teen horse leader.

8. Drew George earned recognition for teen rabbit leader.

9. Cole George's Reporter book won County Champion with the book earning the right to go on to compete in the state level.

10. Drew George was recognized for his record book earning County Champion in the rabbits project.

11. Cole George earned recognition for his record book winning County Champion in the horse project.

12. Both Drew and Cole George received County Champion in their selected areas and received a scholarship from Fort Scott Community College.

13. Kevin Gleason and Teresa Martin were given recognition for community leadership.

Lastly, in the recognition program, Danielle Nading was awarded a movie card for winning the drawing for talks given during last year's meetings. It was announced that Teresa Martin is joining club leader Laura George and Kevin Gleason as co-leaders.

Robyn Martin gave a demonstration talk on how to make a dream catcher. She demonstrated to the group how to construct a dream catcher and also read "The Legend of the Dream Catcher." Robyn earned the recognition for the traveling trophy award. Vice President Chase Gleason introduced Beth Harclerode as the newest member to the club.

He also introduced Graham Hathaway and Hunter Potter as visitors and future members. Song leaders Bryce Meanor and Dawson Bollinger led the group in the song, "Bingo."

Recreation Leader Robyn Martin led the group in the "knot game." Refreshments of s'mores and soda pop were provided by the Martin and George families while the members and their families enjoyed fellowship together.

-- Submitted by Reporter Danielle Nading