The 76 Clovers had their second meeting of the year in Mrs. Marsh’s kindergarten classroom on October 9, 2018. The meeting was called to order at 3:25 p.m. by President, Mallory Hobbs, and adjourned at 4:20 p.m. Marlee Fuqua led the American Pledge and Gabby Ray led the 4-H pledge. Refreshments for the meeting were provided by Marlee and Cooper Fuqua. There were 24 members, three leaders and seven visitors present. The September meeting minutes were read by Kimberly Fuqua and approved.
Kennedy Cook did a talk about NCOE Volleyball and winning the Marion Invitational and Cole Roberson did a talk on participating in the Mule Day Parade with the Red Army Club. Old Business that was discussed is as follows: Mayor Signing on October 1, 2018; decorating for the window display on October 1; October Federation meeting attended by leader Amanda Courson; Robotics Class attended by Abe and Addy Sutton, Cooper Fuqua and Mason Hobbs on September 29, 2018; worked on the scrapbook on October 2, 2018; and Dairy Days parade rained out (Mason Hobbs, Marlee and Cooper Fuqua, Jalynn Phillips and Molly Rush). Cooper and Marlee Fuqua did PSA’s for National 4-H week on September 25. Abe Sutton reported on the Robotics class that he attended.
New business included: 76 Clovers window display received 2nd place; Bethany Sutton completed the 4-H scrapbook that is due on October 19, 2018; and Evening of Excellence will be on November 3, 2018 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Carmi at 5:00 p.m. for a meal and 6:00 p.m. for skits and awards. Our club will be helping decorate and set up. The Robotics workshop is having an additional class on October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. There will be a Computer Generated Art workshop on October 27 at the Extension Office in Carmi. Corn Days Coronation will be October 13 at noon with a reception following at 1:00 p.m. On October 30, the livestock committee will meet at 5:00 p.m, the support committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. and leaders at 6:30 p.m. The next Federation meeting will be November 1 at 5:00 p.m. There will be a Unit 24 livestock judging contest at the Saline Co. fairgrounds on November 3 and a manners and table etiquette workshop at the Saline Co. Extension Office on November 12.
Ryan Scott was the guest speaker at the meeting for our agricultural activity. She discussed pumpkins and had the members help make pumpkin pie out of a zip lock bag. The members enjoyed the pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. Members played Musical Pumpkin Pass and Gabby Ray was the winner. They then sang, “Five Little Pumpkins.” The next meeting will be held November 13, 2018, and each family is asked to bring a filled shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.