4-H News

Club: Buttons and Bowls

Submitted By: Aiden Snyder

Date: Jan. 3, 2022


The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their January 3rd meeting at the St Paul’s Methodist Church, Stoutsville. Member Isabelle Capsel led the members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and Claire Bradbury led the 4-H pledge. Advisor, Weta Mae Leist welcomed the members and guests.  Roll call was answered by “name one Christmas gift you received” with 18 members, 17 guests and 4 advisors present. Members and projects need to be signed up on line by the next meeting. Please also complete the club sign up sheet with the final projects. County achievement and award forms are due at the office for the members 14 years old and older.

4-H week is celebrated January 23-29. A window location and committee are needed.  Caryn Koch-Esterline volunteered to contact Uniquely Yours and Samantha Mayhugh joined the committee.

Sign up for club committees will be by your choice of: Tour, Community Service, Booth, and Window. The sheet will be on the front table during the latter part of the evening.

The election of officers was the next order of business: Members were nominated and the slate was presented.  President – Samantha Mayhugh; Vice President – Claire Bradbury; Isabella Capsel – Treasurer; Secretary – Ellyza Skinner; Historian -Cade Cottle; Safety Leader – Maxwell Skinner; Health Leader – Cicely Esterline; News Reporter Aiden Snyder; Recreation Leader – Jason Bradbury.  Aiden Snyder moved to accept the slate of officers as presented. Isabelle Capsel seconded the motion. The motion passed and the new officers were elected. All officers were presented to the club and given resource books for their position. 

Advisor Marsha Few announced the fundraising orders would be delivered this week. The families will be contacted by email with time and place for pickup.  The meeting was adjourned.

Members participated in a fun craft of miniature yarn snow hats of various colors. Advisor Jennifer Capsel passed them out and gave the members instructions.

The meeting was adjourned.  Next meeting is January 17, 2022 at 7:00pm at the church. For more information about 4-H, contact the Pickaway County office of Ohio State University Extension in Circleville by calling 740-474-7534.


Club: Scioto Sassafras

Submitted By: Megan Smith-McCarley

Date: Dec. 14, 2021

Scioto Sassafras 4-H club held a meeting December 14th.  The meeting began with a blessing by member Sam Ridley followed by a Christmas carry in meal. Members brought covered dishes as well as socks, hats and gloves to be donated to those in need at the Community Kitchen. The members then enjoyed a game of red light, green light led by recreation leader Jack Mawhorr.

The meeting was called to order by President, Morgan Cline.  The American Pledge was led by Ellie Black followed by the 4-H pledge led by Jack Mawhorr.

        Club and Membership requirements were discussed. Members were asked to think about service projects for the upcoming year to be discussed and voted on at the next meeting.

Advisor Roxanne Hilts Davis led an installation of all club officers for 2022.

Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be held Monday January 10th.


Club: Saddle and Sirloin

Submitted By: Davion Moran

Date: Dec. 7, 2021

During the month the of November Saddle & Sirloin 4-H Club voted to collect toys for Toys for Tots. December 7, 2021 Saddle & Sirloin 4-H members brought toys, games, and craft kits to be donated to the local Toys for Tots program. Merry Christmas!


Club: Scioto Sassafras

Submitted By: Megan Smith-McCarley

Date: Nov. 17, 2021

The first 2022 meeting for Scioto Sassafras 4-H club was held November 16th.  Members were welcomed by advisor, Roxanne Hilts Davis.  The meeting began with a game of Duck, Duck, Goose which each member introducing themselves and stating which club office they would like to be elected to.  Meeting was called to order by the Vice President, Morgan Cline.  The American Pledge was led by Ethan Frick followed by the 4-H pledge led by Jack Mawhorr.

        Vice President, Morgan Cline reviewed the requirements to be a member of 4-H and our club. This was followed by election of officers. 

        The next meeting will be a Christmas Carry-In, Installation of Officers, and games for fun on December 7th at McCarley Farms.  Members were asked to bring gloves, hats, and socks for those in need at the Community Kitchen.


Club: Buttons and Bowls

Submitted By: Olivia and Aiden Snyder

Date: Nov. 15, 2021


The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their organizational meeting on November 15 at the St Paul’s Methodist Church, Stoutsville.  Members were presented with their 4-H pins, score sheets and membership completion certificates.  The club was again selected for the Pickaway County Honor Club thru their activities and reports. Members discussed past projects, awards and the County Vitual 4-H Open House in December. Participants are needed to discuss projects. A fundraiser was discussed and the members received their order sheets.  Fellowship was enjoyed by the families.

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club  2nd meeting of the new 4-H year was held on December 6, 2021 at the St Paul’s Methodist Church, Stoutsville.  Member Aiden Snyder led the members and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and Jason Bradbury led the 4-H pledge. Advisor, Weta Mae Leist welcomed old and new members.  Roll call was answered by “What would you like for Christmas” with 17 members present. Weta Mae Leist explained the 4-H member project sign-up on line procedure. Members were asked to email the projects chosen to her also, so that she can get the books needed.  The State Project book listings will be mailed to each of the families and extras will be available for anyone not receiving one.  All members should be signed up with projects by our second meeting in January.

Marsha Few, Advisor collected the fundraising order sheets. It looked like a success by the amount of sheets returned. The product should be ready for delivery in about 2 weeks.

The first January meeting we will hold the election of officers. Members were told which positions were available and asked questions about the duties. Nominations will be taken at the meeting.

The Community Service project was making Christmas/holiday cards for the residents of Wyngate Senior Living Community. Holiday treat bags were handed out and the meeting was adjourned. Next meeting is January 3, 2022 at 7:00pm at the church. For more information about 4-H, contact the Pickaway County office of Ohio State University Extension in Circleville by calling 740-474-7534.


Club: Scioto Sassafras

Submitted By: Megan Smith-McCarley

Date: Oct. 26, 2021

Scioto Sassafras 4-H Club held an awards and organizational bonfire meeting October 26th at the home of member Jack Mawhorr.  It was announced that the club had received Honor Club status once again.  Food and fellowship were enjoyed by all.


Club: Saltcreek Livestock 4-H Club

Submitted By: Peyten Wolfe

Date: Aug. 1, 2021


Three  members of Saltcreek Livestock received state fair honors and were eligible to show at the Ohio State Fair. Grace Cook received first place and advanced to the state level to show in her photography project. Ryleigh Wolfe placed first in You’re the Athlete. Abigail Elward showed her dog project at the State level placing 3rd and 5th in her classes. Congratulations to all of our members on your successful year and State Fair Honors!


Club: Saddle & Sirloin 4-H Club

Submitted By: Abigail Haines

Date: May 18, 2021

Call to Order:                    Jesse Shenk

American Pledge:             Brinleigh Gygi

4-H Pledge:                         Abigail Haines

Devotion:                            Abigail Haines

Roll Call:                               Taylor Rieder (20 in attendance)

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary’s Report was given by Taylor Rieder.

Treasurer’s Report

The treasurers Report was given by Tyler Cook. 

Dates to remember

June 4- Club Meeting

June 10-Skillithon

June 14- Club Meeting

Old Business

Charitable Donations- Donating to Tar Hallow campgrounds, Pickaway County Humane Society, and Pickaway county fairgrounds.

New Business


Assignments for the June 1, 2021 meeting were given:

American Pledge:             Gracie McComas

4-H Pledge:                         Emma Smith

Devotion:                            Baileigh Rieder

Demonstrations:              Done with demonstrations

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Abigail Haines and seconded by Tyler Cook.


Club: Buttons & Bowls 4-H Club

Submitted By: Samantha Mayhugh

Date: May 17, 2021


On Monday, May 17th, 2021, at 7pm, Buttons and Bowls 4-H club met at ST. Pual United Methodist Church. There were eighteen members present. The American pledge was led by Ava Moyer and Cicely Esterline led the club in the 4-H pledge. The roll call was then taken by Lilly Moyer. The roll call was “Some activity you have participated in this month.” Many answered with a sports activity like softball and baseball while others either mention there 4-H projects or planting flowers that we did before the meeting.

The club talked about the booth for committee reports. The theme for Buttons and Bowls booth is “4-H is the missing piece.” The members will need to bring an item that represents their projects next meeting. For unfinished business, the club discussed 4-H camp sign ups is due by May 20th and talked about skillathon coming up June 10th and 11th. New business was discussed by bringing up doing a club T-shirt like done in the past.

Buttons and Bowls planted flowers out front of ST. Paul Church before the meeting. Lisa Hedrick supplied the flowers, and the members brought their own tools to plant with. After the meeting was over the club worked on a project for the booth. Every member got a cardboard frame they cut out and they could either color puzzle pieces or find cute designs they wanted and glued them onto the frame. Once the frame was complete the members placed their photo that was taken at the previous meeting with their succulent plant and glued their name onto the bottom of the frame. The next Buttons and Bowls meeting will take place at ST. Paul United Methodist Church on June 7th at 7 pm. This will be the clubs final meeting before fair!


Club: Washington Hill Climbers

Submitted By: Olivia Arledge

Date: May 4, 2021

Meeting started at 7:45 pm on May 4, 2021, roll call began with either you choose the pool or the beach. Elayna Stephens led the pledge of allegiance. Treasury report discussed. Demonstration given on how to get wax out of tablecloth.

Environmental meeting led by officer Quincy. David Apsley with natural resources, tree farm in Jackson, OH gave presentation of forestry history of Ohio. We learned about how to manage forests in Ohio. He discussed how our forests have improved since farming long ago. 

The club discussed and picked out what charities to donate $50.00 to locally: Haven House, Pickaway county library, animal shelter and JDRF. Also discussed club t-shirts and merchandise colors that were picked and available.


Club: Monroe Clever Clovers 4-H Club

Submitted By: Anam Havan

Date: April 28, 2021

A Flower Filled Report 

Monroe Clever Clovers convened at the Monroe Township Building on April 28 at 6:30pm.  Covid 19 safety rules were enforced, with all members wearing masks and being 6 feet or more apart.  Member Anna Watkins did both the American pledge, and the 4-H pledge. All members answered roll call by naming their favorite thing about the upcoming summer break. Most all members and advisers came to the decision that they were excited for rest. All members and advisers were present.

Officer Reports and Business

Health and Safety Officer Gabriel Watkins gave a report on the importance of staying hydrated and drinking water.  The club’s environmental officer Taylyn Smith put together a wonderful hands-on presentation about plants. Taylyn Talked about the importance of plants, while each member got to plant their own flowers in biodegradable pots.  The club was very grateful and thanked Taylyn’s family, and Taylyn profusely.   The club then continued with the meeting as usual. The meeting was adjourned at 7:29pm.

 Recreation and Demonstrations

Member Anna Watkins gave a demonstration on drawing faces and characters.  She discussed styles of drawing and methods, as well as helping club members draw faces themselves.  Recreation officer Anam Havan did Pixar trivia! Emily O'Quin won, and has been crowned the best Pixar fan of all members in the club.  


Club: Scioto Darby Thundering Hooves 4-H Club

Submitted By: Charles and Donna Herald

Date: March 18, 2021

Thursday March 18, 2021 from 6-8:30pm the Pickaway County Fairgrounds provided free workout time in the Show PaviIion Horse Arena for alI Junior Fair Equine Exhibitors who wanted to get famiIiar riding in the show arena before the fair. It is hoped that additional workouts with posted times wiII be provided each month leading up to the fair. 
There was a bit and a bridle demonstration and advisors from different 4H groups in Pickaway County were present. The next free equine workout event wiII be posted on the Pickaway County 4-H Facebook page. 
Participants must sign a waiver and a parent must be present to sign a waiver if the participant is under the age of 18. Everyone must wear a helmet and current COVID-19 mask protocol must be followed. There is no use of any barns or stalIing while on the fairground premises and alI trailers, vehicles, and horses/participants must use the entrance off StoutsviIle Pike. 
Participants may not enter through the front fairground entrance. 
Please watch the Pickaway County 4H Page for upcoming events and additional free Junior Fair Equine Exhibitor practice times at the Pickaway County Fair Show PaviIion. 


Club: Squeaks & Squeals 4-H Club

Submitted By: Mykayla Robinson

Date: Feb. 5, 2021

----Ankrom building----
Our meeting was kicked off with the American and 4H
pledges led by Johnathan Noecker. The devotional was led by our meeting’s
host, Karlie Gray. Following the devotional we moved on to roll call where we
answered with who our Valentine this year is. There were 13 members, 2
advisors, and 3 guests (parents) in attendance.
Next, we received the reports from all the committees as well as the
secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. For old business, we reviewed the club
program and finalized the date for our Wendy’s burger bash. Please come and
support our club on Thursday, February 18th from 5-8pm @ the Wendy’s
South Bloomfield location. We then discussed the upcoming 4H officer training,
Junior Achievement application submission dates, Ohio 4h Junior Swine Day
registration, and the Ohio 4h Conference registration. Finally, we finished out the
meeting by receiving a safety talk from our club Safety Officer Peyton Cooksey
and a demonstration by Landon Guisinger.

Club: Darby FIne & Dandy 4-H Club

Submitted By:  Danielle Elder

Date: Jan. 26, 2021

Darby Fine & Dandy 4-H Club Honors Late Member

Linda Allen Neece was a devout member of the Darby Fine & Dandy 4-H club. In 2020, the 4-H club set up a fair booth honoring their 75th year, with registration forms dating back to the mid 1940’s displaying names of past club members. A visitor and past club member took pictures of the fair booth and shared them with family. These pictures were eventually shared with Linda before her passing in December of 2020. This chain reaction helped past members get into contact with old friends from their club years. With Linda’s passing, it was requested that donations be sent to the Darby Fine & Dandy 4-H club which was dear to her heart. In memory of her, this year's club t-shirts will feature an image of a lamb on the sleeve along with her name to honor her.

Club: Fair Game 4-H Club

Submitted By: Abby Suntheimer

Date: Jan. 25, 2021

The January 25th meeting was called to order by President Abby Park. The results of the mail-in voting for officers were announced as old business. Officers are as follows: President: Abby Park, Vice President: Jack Burke, Secretary: Jaden Nye, Treasurer: Lilly Nye, News Reporter/Historian: Abby Suntheimer, Health Reporter: Flynn Nye and Safety Reporter: Robert Hogue. New business discussed was virtual officer training, Jr. Fair sponsorship, Junior Achievement application due dates and fair changes. The club signed the 2021 constitution and played 4-H trivia in honor of Pickaway County 4-H Week.