The Ringen Brushy 4-H Club held their regular monthly meeting and officer elections on June 18, 2014 at Smithton School. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Stacia Luttrell. Roll was taken and 22 members were present. Secretary Kiersten Luttrell read the minutes and they were approved as read. Treasurer Connor Bahner gave the treasurers report.
In new business several members gave project meeting reports. Kiersten Luttrell reported on what the cake decorating members had done at their last meeting. Jonathon Curtis reported what the rabbit group had learned, Madalyn Amos gave a report of what the sewing group had learned at their last meeting, and she talked about the last dog meeting the group had had as well. Madalyn also reported that the equine group had gone to the University of Missouri Veterinary Teaching Hospital open house. Chase Bybee gave a report on the goat meeting he had attended. Stacia and Kiersten Luttrell reported about the last beef meeting and the requirements for showing. Kandyn Hotsenpiller reported that he had gone to 4-H Congress and had learned about legislators. Kiersten Luttrell reported that she had gone to 4-H camp and had learned how to make extension cords.
Elections were held for the 2014-2015 4-H year. Stacia Luttrell was elected President, Connor Bahner was elected Vice President, Kiersten Luttrell was re-elected Secretary, Haley Ferguson was elected Treasurer, Hannah Boatright was re-elected Reporter, and Madalyn Amos, Shelbi Miller, Lyla Bybee, Delaney Meyer, and Alexis Curtis were elected as the Historians. Kandyn Hotsenpiller, Shani Deuschle, and Stacia Luttrell were elected as County Council Representatives. Madalyn Amos and Jonathon Curtis were elected as alternates for the County Council Representatives. The officers will be installed at the September meeting and will begin their positions in October. A new beef leader and swine leader will be needed for the upcoming year, anyone interested please see Cindy Gerke.
In announcements the mock show is June 28th at 9 AM at the Gerke’s farm. There is an animal weigh in, and goat and sheep health papers will be done by Jennifer Boatright DVM. Also, the club is responsible for helping set up for achievement days. The Smithton fair is the 10-12th of July. The club will have a float in the parade on the 10th. The parade starts at 6:30, but members need to be there at 6:15. Entry forms for the Pettis County Livestock Show are due by July 1st. The items for the basket for achievement days need to be turned in no later than the mock show. The items for the Smithton fair can be turned in later. The next 4-H meeting will be September 10th at Smithton School.
With no more business to discuss, Shani Deuschle motioned to adjourn the meeting and Cole Luttrell seconded the motion.