The Ringen Brushy 4-H club met Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Smithon School cafeteria. Secretary, Kiersten Luttrell, called the meeting to order.
Adam Gerke then installed the new officers as follows: President Tyler Gerke; Vice-President Stacia Luttrell; Secretary Kiersten Luttrell; Historians: Madalyn Amos, Lyla Bybee and Megan Thomas; Reporter Hannah Boatright; and Treasurer Connor Bahner.
The officers were installed with the theme of the rainbow. Each officer was a different color of the rainbow. Separately, each color was striking, but together a larger, better entity comes together. In the same way each officer is needed to make the club run properly. Secretary, Kiersten Luttrel took roll call and read the minutes. There were 52 members present. Treasurer, Connor Bahner, gave the treasurers report.
In old business, Achievement Days and the Missouri State Fair were discussed. All members who exhibited projects were recognized.
In new business, the display window was discussed and a committee was formed to put it together. Also, member enrollment forms were given out. All members need to do one because they have changed from last year. Members were reminded that the forms will be due at the October meeting.
The next county council meeting will be Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the extension office. Our county council representatives are Tyler Gerke, Madalyn Amos, and Kandyn Hotsenpiller. The alternates are Delaney Meyer and Meredith Rumsey. Also, this year, several projects are now offered at the county wide level. These include poultry, gardening, beekeeping, vet science, photography, dogs, shooting sports, archery, muzzle loading, and rabbits. 4H members can attend the club project meetings, county wide meetings or both. With no further business to address, the meeting was adjourned.
Ringen Brushy 4-H meets the second Wednesday of the month at Smithon School. The next meeting will be Oct. 9 at 7 .pm. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend.
— Submitted by Hannah Boatright, reporter.