The Ringen Brushy 4-H Club held their monthly meeting Nov. 13, 2013 at the Smithton School cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by President Tyler Gerke. Kandyn Hotsenpiller led the pledges. Roll call was taken and 42 members were present. Secretary Kiersten Luttrell read the minutes and they were approved as read.
In old business, the Christmas parade was discussed. The parade is Dec. 7 and all 4-H families are encouraged to come and participate in the Ringen Brushy float. The Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup was also discussed. The new route is 1.6 miles long and new signs will be put up.
In new business, the service project for December was discussed. The club voted to do two service projects. They will be doing a book drive for the literacy foundation and donating money to Casa. The books and money need to be turned in at the December meeting so they can be delivered before Christmas. The 4-H annual recognition banquet is November 21st at 6:30 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. All 4-H members who completed projects in the last year are encouraged to attend. Also, The club still needs leaders for the following projects: Aerospace, Child Development, Clothes You Buy, Electricity, Geology, Keeping Fit, Outdoor Activities, and Theater Arts. Anyone interested in leading one of these projects needs to talk to Cindy Gerke to get registered. The Pettis county Cattleman invited the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club to come to their next meeting and lead the pledges. They also would like for the kids to tell about the projects they are doing this year in 4-H. The meeting will be held on November 25th in the basement of Farm Credit Services. Anyone interested in going needs to let Cindy Gerke know.
One demonstration was presented at the meeting. Stacia Luttrell and Tyler Gerke did a demonstration on show cattle supplies. They specifically talked about the products and brushes they use to care for their show cattle’s hair. They explained what their purpose is and why specific products get the best results.
The next 4-H meeting will be Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at Smithton School. Remember, in order to complete a project, you must attend five club meetings and complete six hours of project meetings. With no more business to discuss, Kiersten Luttrell motioned to end the meeting and Brianna Eisenbarth seconded the motion. --Respectfully submitted by Reporter Hannah Boatright.