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Phillips County 4-H Council

The Phillips County 4-H Council met May 6 and discussed many important topics.They decided to have a teen dance at the fair this year. Each 4-H member can bring two non-members to the dance. The council will also have the Cow Patty Bingo again at the fair, with tickets available from 4-H members.

The council will also put questionnaires in the paper closer to the fair which will have answers to the questions “what are your favorite blue jeans,” “What are your country dreams” and “What is your favorite part of fair.” The council will meet again Sunday, June 24 at 4 p.m.

Challengers 4-H Club

Challengers 4-H Club held its fourth meeting of the year at St. Patrick’s Church Feb. 12. The meeting was called to order by president Molly Brandt. There were 31 members, 22 parents and four guests present. The minutes of the last meeting were read by secretary Grace Dille. Next, the treasurer’s report was presented by Austin Herman. Both reports were approved.

Ashley Rahe gave the committee report on the Credit Union games. All members were encouraged to lend a helping hand. The Highline games will be held March 20.

The club decided to donate money to refinish the Holyoke Fishing Pond benches and also donate to the Homesteaders Park playground.

Luke Stewart and Nicholas Ortner gave reports on the Leadership Conference. They enjoyed the workshops and other fun activities. Austin and Josie Herman gave the 4-H Council report. The council will host a bowling party in Sterling.

Club leaders Mariane Ortner and Trudy Herman thanked the club for the Christmas gifts.

Following the meeting there was a new member orientation, kids activity by Kindra Plumb and a workshop by Tracy Trumper. The Wright family provided the Clover Bud activity.

The next meeting was scheduled April 15.

Challengers 4-H Club

The fifth meeting of the Challengers 4-H Club was Sunday, April 15 at the Phillips County Event Center. The meeting was called to order by president Molly Brandt. There were 17 members and 13 parents present. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were read and approved.

Tate Dille gave a committee report on the Highline Electric annual meeting. There were many people who helped. The Johnsons gave out Cow Patty Bingo tickets to all members. They should be sold by June 3. Ashley Rahe gave the committee report on the Credit Union games. The Brandts gave information about fair window sales. They will give the sales packets to members in May.

A motion was passed to support the 4-H Council’s proposed changes to the bylaws to give kids more decision making power for the group.

After the meeting was adjourned, there was a demonstration by Morganne Kumm.

Holyoke Enterprise May 17, 2012