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4-H News Country Pioneers have been busy

The March 9 meeting was held at the Colo Community Center. Jeffry Henze called the meeting to order. Morgan McEnany read the minutes from the last meeting, Zach Jamison moved to approve the minutes and Jack McKinney second the motion. Treasurer’s report was given, and Emma Buchanan moved and Zach Jamison second the motion that the club pay the bill for the Fathers’ Bowling Party to the Nevada Bowling Alley. New business was the request for current member and parent emails. There was discussion about having the Colo Crossroads Festival Concession Stand at the Truck Pull again and a new stand for the volleyball tournament. It was moved by Isabel Buchanan and second by Daniel Henze to have a stand at the truck pull. It was motioned by Sam McKinney and second by Emma Buchanan to have a small concession stand at the volleyball tournament. There was also discussion about the float for the parade and new club T-shirts. Plans were made for the Moms’ Meeting. There was a motion by Grace Stalzer and then a second by Allison Geisinger to make dinner for the moms and have a speaker at the April meeting. Leaders’ report consisted of discussion on giving money to the storm shelter, sheep and goat weigh-in, and the special county swine meeting.

The annual Mothers’ Night Meeting, April 13, was held at the Colo Community Center. The members gathered to cook and prepare the dinner. After dinner, President Jeffry Henze called the meeting to order. Unfinished business included discussion about the design for the float for Colo Crossroads Festival Parade. The T-shirt committee presented the new shirt design for summer activities. The leaders reminded members about sheep and goat weigh-in. The meeting ended with guest speakers talking about the opportunity of running for fair queen; Twila Longnecker, Brita - 2013 Fair Queen, and Katie - 2012 Fair Queen, presented to the members and their moms. It was a night enjoyed by everyone.

The May 11 meeting was held at the Colo Community Center. President Jeffry Henze called the meeting to order. Samantha Riese led the Pledge of Allegiance. Unfinished business included planning float work after the June meeting. The club members approved paying for a bill from Hy-Vee for the Mothers’ Dinner. Sam McKinney motioned to pay the bill and Jack McKinney seconded the motion, which passed. Zach Jamison presented on the new T-shirts. There will be two options for the new club shirts. One is a T-shirt and the other is a polo style shirt. The club will pay for the T-shirt, but if members want the polo, then that will be a little extra. Sam McKinney moved to approve the T-shirt plan and Isabel Buchanan seconded the motion. It passed. Leaders report included a reminder about 4-H online and registering your animals, including female ear tag numbers. There will be an achievement show prior to the June meeting. Meetings going forward will be hosted at the McKinney Pioneer Seed Shed.

-Submitted by Isabel Buchanan

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