The Ringen Brushy 4-H Club held a meeting on Oct. 9, 2013 in the Smithton School Gym. The meeting was called to order by President Tyler Gerke. Cole Luttrell led the pledges. Roll was taken and 49 members were present. Vice President, Sacia Luttrell, read the minutes and they were approved as read. Treasurer, Connor Bahner, gave the treasurers report.
In old business we discussed the ongoing need of project leaders in our club. Anyone interested should contact Cindy Gerke for more information. Dues and enrollments were due at the October meeting. The window display was also put together and looked very nice.
In new business the Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup was discussed. The club decided to continue to do the trash pickup, but to do only half of the area due to safety concerns and amount of members coming to help. The club voted to do a canned food drive for Open Door as the November service project. All members need to bring non-perishable canned food items to the November meeting. The club decided to participate in the Christmas parade and a committee was formed to create a float for the parade Dec. 7.
In announcements there is an officer training at the extension office on Oct. 24. All current officers are encouraged to attend as well as any other members interested in learning about the officer positions. The annual 4-H recognition banquet is Nov. 21 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia. All members are encouraged to attend. More information about the banquet will be in the 4-H newsletter. Year end awards will be handed out and county council officers will be installed. The meal will be provided and families are asked to bring a dessert. A county wide robotics meeting will be held on October 22nd at the extension office at 6 p.m.
With no further business to address, Kendall Pyle motioned to adjourn the meeting and Noah Kratzer seconded the motion.
Ringen Brushy 4-H meets the second Wednesday of the month at Smithon School. The next meeting will be Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend.