4-H News

CLUB: Pickaway County Shooting Sports

DATE: June 2024

BY: Mason Messmer

On June 23-28, 2024 was the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship in Grand Island, Nebraska. Eva Merritt went out there and competed on the shotgun team while Austin Clark went out and competed on the Muzzleloader team. This is a week-long competition where youth from all over the country come out to compete in different disciplines. Those disciplines include, compound archery, recurve archery, air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, shotgun, muzzleloader, and hunting skills. Ohio 4-H Nationals Shooting Sports Team website: https://sites.google.com/view/teamohio4-hss/home National 4-H Shooting Sports: https://4h.unl.edu/shooting-sports/national 

CLUB: BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

DATE: May 20, 2024

BY: News Reporter, Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on May 20, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm. President, Samantha Mayhugh, called the meeting to order.

Lucas Snyder led the American pledge and Haley Smith led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite summer activity?  Lillian Skidmore, Environmental officer, introduced our speaker Katerina Sharp.  Ms. Sharp presented upcoming activities from the Pickaway County Soil and Water Conservation.  Advisor, Jennifer Capsel, read the minutes from the May 6, 2024 meeting. Hannah Daniels moved to accept the minutes as read; Lillian Skidmore seconded.  The motion passed.   

Old business included reminders to members to register for 4-H camp by May 22 and the Fair Queen and Princess Contest by May 31. The Livestock Skillathon is on June 7th and 11th.  Haley Smith attended the county rabbit clinic.  Hannah Daniels and CJ Rodgers attended the county fashion clinic. 

The club tour is scheduled for Wittich’s Candy Shop on June 6, 2024 at 11AM.

Lilly Moyer moved to adjourn the meeting, Lillian Skidmore seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

Club mentoring met after the business meeting.  

American flags were placed for Memorial Day at the St. Paul Cemetery and the Zion Cemetery by club members.  The snacks were provided by Adalynn Snyder. 

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Front row: Paxton Turner, Colton Suchy, Leah Daniels

Back row: Olivia Snyder, Hannah Daniels, Abigail Daniels

 

Club: Scioto Scrappin’ & More

Date: 5/19/2024

By: Kassidy Lange

The Scioto Scrappin’ and More 4H Club held a meeting on May 19, 2024, at the Remick's home at 2:30 pm. President Kaitlyn Ball called the meeting to order.  Caleb Ball led the American Pledge and Sydney McMahon led the 4-H Pledge. Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What are you most excited for at the 2024 Pickaway County Fair?  Treasurer, Caleb Ball, read the April 2024 Treasurer’s Report. Sydney McMahon moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Kassidy Lange seconded the motion.  All were in favor, the motion passed.  Health and Safety Officer, Sydney McMahon discussed stress and how to deal with it in a healthy way.  Energy Officer Caleb Ball discussed easy ways to save electricity this time of year. 

Under old business we discussed our latest Community Service Project and how it went.  We also discussed our plans for our field trip to COSI.  Everyone is excited. We also discussed our fair booth and assigned items for each person to complete.  We will start setting up our booth on Thursday, June 13th.

New business included discussing Skillathon Volunteers and our club’s time for Skillathon.  The fair books are available online and have valuable information for everyone.  Information was shared about the Junior Fair Royalty Contests.  Applications are due May 31st.  DUNF Forms will be available in June and must be completed online before weighing-in.  Packets were handed out to each member to give their project show times and project requirements.  Early judging will be held on May 30th.  Calls to schedule an appointment.  The club members made pizza flatbreads for snack.  Sydney McMahon gave her demonstration.  She brought rice cakes, peanut butter, and bananas for everyone to make a healthy snack.

Kassidy Lange moved to adjourn the meeting; Sydney McMahon seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

 

Club: Scioto Scrappin’ and More

Date: May 11, 2024

By: Kassidy Lange

The Scioto Scrappin’ and More 4-H Club volunteered at the Scioto Township High School Class Reunion on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Our members enjoyed assisting the Alumni with their dinners, drinks and desserts.  The Alumni had a nice celebration again this year.  Our club members look forward to this Community Service each year.

 

CLUB: BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

DATE: May 6, 2024,

BY: Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on May 6, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm. President, Samantha Mayhugh, called the meeting to order.

Ava Moyer led the American pledge and Trinity Mosher led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite flower?  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the April 15, 2024 meeting. Abigail Daniels moved to accept the minutes as read; Haley Smith seconded.  The motion passed.  

During discussion on old business, club mentoring was discussed and will start next meeting.  The deadline for Livestock was brought up for qualifying members, and a report on the county communications contest was shown.  Haley Smith won 3rd and Kyra Dunkle earned 2nd for the card contest.  Isabelle won two 1st place awards.  Blake Daniels 3rd place for his holiday card.  And Lucas Snyder and Adelynn Snyder presented their pledges.

New business included reminders to members to register for 4-H camp and the Fair Queen and Princess Contest. The Livestock Skillathon is on June 7th and 11th.  

Lillian Skidmore moved to adjourn the meeting, Rylee seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

After the business meeting ended, demonstrations were given by Alicia Wagner, Samantha Mayhugh, and Sylvia Mayhugh.  Members made T-shirt dog toys to donate to the Pickaway County Dog Shelter. Members were able to practice for Skillathon.  The snacks were provided by Rylee Nicholson. 

 

Club: Walnut Wonder Workers

Date: April 21, 2024

By: Abigail Hegarty

The last meeting of the Walnut Wonder Workers 4-H club was held on April 21 2024. They went through the officer reports and then went on to old business. The old business is enrollment is, QA needs to be completed by 5/1/24. 4-H camp info has been mailed and is due by 5/22. Skill a thon is on 6/7 or 6/11. Then the club went on to new business. Breeding rabbits must be tattooed before fair. All goats must have a scrapie ID. All poultry besides ducks and geese must be pullorum free. Then the club went on to do demonstrations. These were done by Ava and Evan Hines, Brayden, Cole and Brynlee Dixon, Leigha, Grady and Annie Kelley and Ava and Gavin Waters. The meeting then was adjourned. The next meeting will be on 5/19 at 7pm at Teays Valley East Middle School. And on 5/22 at 5:30pm at the Harrison Township Cemetery.

Club: BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

Date: April 15, 2024

By: Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on April 15, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm. Vice President, Lilly Moyer, called the meeting to order.

Jackson led the American pledge and Kyra Dunkle led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite vacation spot?  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the April 1, 2024 meeting. Paxton Turner moved to accept the minutes as read; Ava Moyer seconded.  The motion passed.  

During discussion on old business, club mentoring was discussed and a report on the multiple clinics that are available.  Ava Moyer reported on the poultry clinic in Wooster.   Claire Bradbury taught at the county cake decorating clinic and Haley Smith participated in the nutrition clinic.  The t-shirt order form was also discussed. Quality assurance training needs to be completed by April 20.

New business included reminders to members to complete the Livestock Registration Deadline between April 22-May 15, 2024. 

Lillian Skidmore moved to adjourn the meeting, Rylee seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

After the business meeting ended, demonstrations were given by Jason Bradbury, Cameron Daniels, Abigail Daniels, Leah Daniels, Christina Atwood, Olivia Snyder, Kyra Dunkle, Genevieve Hamman, Trinity Mosher, CJ Rodgers, Jackson and Lillian Skidmore, Luke Vandette, Haley Smith, Colton Suchy, Paxton Turner, and Karrah Sullivan. Cloverbud members completed a Nature Scavenger Hunt.  The snacks were provided by Alivia Wagner.

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Club: BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

Date: March 18, 2024

By: Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on March 18, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm. 

Jason Bradbury led the American pledge and Lilly Moyer led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite kitchen safety tip?  The club held a stuffed animals drive for the Pickaway County Sheriff's Department.  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the March 4, 2024 meeting. Lillian Skidmore moved to accept the minutes as read; Paxton Turner seconded.  The motion passed.  

During discussion on old business, club mentoring was discussed and a report on the Ohio 4-H Conference was given by Rachel Patrick (advisor) and Abigail Daniels (member and presenter).   CJ Rodgers gave a report after attending the clothing clinic offered at JoAnn’s Fabrics. 

New business included bringing up animal possession dates and animal tagging dates. Our club had three members win Ohio Achievement Awards this year.  The winners included:  Isabelle Capsel in Communication,  Sylvia Mayhugh for Sheep and Olivia Snyder in Photography. Claire Bradbury and Olivia Snyder also won trips this summer to attend Sea Camp.  We are proud of all of them!

Lilian Skidmore moved to adjourn the meeting, Paxton Turner seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

After the business meeting ended, safety speaker Jerry Peters spoke about tornado safety. Advisors reviewed project books. Cloverbuds made a dancing rice project.  The snacks were provided by the Daniels girls.

 

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Club: Buttons & Bowls

Date: March 4, 2024

By: Hannah Daniels

  The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on March 4, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm.

      Jackson Skidmore led the American pledge and Ava Moyer led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite healthy snack?  The club Health Officer, Paxton Turner, introduced Deputy Bowers as the guest speaker.  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the February 19, 2024 meeting. Lillian Skidmore moved to accept the minutes as read; Paxton Turner seconded.  The motion passed.  

     During discussion on old business, Advisor Jennifer Capsel, passed out papers on upcoming project clinics.  Members voted on the theme for our fair booth.  Members were reminded to bring stuffed animals to the next meeting for donations to the Sheriff's Department. Members will also be stuffing Easter eggs for the Kiwanis Club Easter egg hunt on March 11, 2024.

     New business included talking through deadlines on quality assurance.

     Rylee Nicholson moved to adjourn the meeting, Lillian Skidmore seconded the motion.  The motion passed.

     After the business meeting ended, advisors reviewed project books. Cloverbuds made a yarn art project.  The snacks were provided by the Atwood Family.

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Cloverbuds left to right Maggie VanDette, Lucas Snyder, Adalynn Snyder

Advisor Marsha Few

 

Club: Buttons & Bowls

Date: February 19, 2024

By: Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on February 19, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm.

President Samantha Mayhugh called the meeting to order.  Lillian Skidmore led the American pledge and Colton Suchy led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your favorite snow day activity?  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the February 5, 2024 meeting. Rylie Nicholson moved to accept the minutes as read; Paxton Turner seconded.  The motion passed.  

Old business included how many members submitted their Jr Achievement Form and moving the discussion of club mentoring to the next meeting.

New business included Aiden Snyder moved to adopt the club budget and Paxton seconded.  The budget motion passed. 

Nicholson moved to adjourn the meeting, Skidmore seconded the motion.  The motion passed. 

After the business meeting ended, Brandy Rodgers, Branch Manager from Kingston National Bank, was the guest speaker on savings accounts and Certificates of Deposit.  The snacks were provided by Colton Suchy.

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Pictured:  Aiden Snyder, Buttons & Bowls Club Treasurer and Brandy Rodgers, Kingston National Bank, Circleville, OH, Branch Manager.

 

Club: Scioto Sassafras

By: Jett Sharp and Sam Ridley

Date: Feb. 152024

The Scioto Sassafras 4-H Club is off to a good start.  In October, we held our annual Bonfire/Awards and Organizational Mtg.  In November, we held our elections and reviewed club dues and requirements. In December we held our Christmas Carry In and Installed the following officers: President: Morgan Cline, Vice president: Ethan Frick, Secretary: Jack Mawhor, Treasurer: Olivia Havens, News reporters: Jett Sharp and Sam Ridley, Historians/scrapbookers: Addelynn Burgett and Hank Havens, Health leader: Madelyn Reigel, Recreation leader: Drake Reynolds, Safety/energy leader: London Sharp,

Food pantry/Community Service leader: Kate Ridley, Photographer: Paige Reynolds, Jr. Leaders Lukus Mitchell, Kaleb Fannin and Makayla Fannin. We also collected socks, mittens and hats for Community Kitchen distribution and wrote out Christmas Cards for Brown Memorial residents.  At our January meetings we reviewed and voted on the 4-H Constitution and the Club By Laws.  We reviewed deadlines and dates for Sr. and Jr. Achievements records, Camp Counselor forms, County wide officer training and set goals for food pantry and spare change.  Members signed up for demonstration dates and started discussing our shirt ideas. 

 

Club: Patriotic Pioneers News Report

Date: February 11, 2024

By: Marley Erler

The February 11th Patriotic Pioneers 4-H Meeting was held at Village Chapel Church. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Austin Clark at 4:01pm.

The 4-H pledge was led by Darian Kirby and the American pledge was led by Ben Malone. Roll call was read by Cameron Clark with the question- Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl? There were 33 members present and 3 advisors. The Secretary's report was read by Cameron Clark. The Secretary's report was motioned to be approved by Marley Erler and seconded by Darian Kirby. The treasurer's report was read by Austin Clark. 

Under Old Business the club discussed the success of our Wendy’s fundraiser. Members who attended the Officer Training event were Kyle Yarnell, Austin Clark, Cameron Clark, Marley Erler, Hannah Wynkoop, Brooklyn Malone, Holly Bartholow, Emilee Clark, and Haleigh Bartholow. Under New Business project books were passed out to each member as well as the 2024 Club Program. Next, we had breakout sessions for advisors and members to discuss their project books and set goals for completing sections. 

Demonstrations were given by Cameron Clark- Understanding Honey Crystallization, Holly Bartholow- A fun new way to tie your shoes, Elias Shertz- How to Play the Pokémon Board Game, and Hannah Wynkoop- How to Make Chex Mix for a Party. 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Rory Campbell and it was seconded by Ben Malone. The meeting was adjourned at 4:50pm. After the meeting the members worked on making Valentines to be distributed to local Nursing Home residents. Snacks were provided by Lily and Milo Kraft and Hannah Wynkoop. The next meeting will be at Village Chapel Church at 4pm on Sunday, March 10th.

 

Club: Walnut Wonder Workers

By Abigail Hegarty

Date: Feb. 4, 2024

The last meeting of the Walnut Wonder Workers 4-H club was held on February 4 2024. They went through the officer reports and then went on to old business. The old business is enrollment is due online 2/15/24, QA needs to be completed by 5/1/24. Dues have now been changed to only 15 dollars for the first family member and 10 dollars for any additional family members. Camp Counselor Award is due on 1/16. Any project changes are due 3/1, and tag ins are on 4/20. Skill a thon is on 6/7 or 6/11. Then the club went on to new business. The candy sale is going on now and each member is required to sell five items. The club needs 4 volunteers for skill a thon judging. They are also in need of fair booth panels if anyone would like to help out. Also the dress code must be followed for fair this year and for the sale. Then the club went on to do demonstrations. These were done by Abigail, Clarissa, Kate, Hadley, Maddyn, Harper, and Colton. The meeting then was adjourned. The next meeting will be on 3/24/2024 7pm at Teays Valley East Middle School.

 

Club: Buttons & Bowls

Date: January 29, 2024

By: Hannah Daniels

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on January 29, 2024, at the St Paul’s United Methodist Church in Stoutsville at 7 pm. 

President Samantha Mayhugh called the meeting to order.  Hailey Smith led the American pledge and Lillian Skidmore led the 4-H pledge. Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is one of the projects you are taking this year?  Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the January 15, 2024 meeting. Hannah Daniels motioned to accept the minutes as read, Lillian Skidmore seconded the motion.  

Old business included bringing up the Constitution/Bylaws discussion, motion was moved by Aiden Snyder and seconded by Lillian Skidmore. Club members taking projects were reminded that all fees for project books need to be paid tonight. A proposal for club mentoring by Samantha Mayhugh and Claire Bradbury will be prepared for the next meeting.  To conclude old business,  members were reminded that  Junior Achievement forms are due February 15, 2024, at the Extension office.

New business included discussing how to use our club money. Ava Moyer motioned to have the money be used for a new booth.  Aiden Snyder motioned for it to be used to create new signs to go on all pens of members taking livestock projects at the fair.  Both motions were passed.  All members 13 years of age and up were reminded about the Ohio 4-H Conference on March 9th at the Greater Convention Center.   Lillian Skidmore moved to adjourn the meeting with Paxton Turner seconding the motion.

After the meeting ended, members played Ships and Sailors for recreation led by Jason Bradbury.  The snacks were provided by CJ Rodgers.

 

Club: Patriotic Pioneers News Report

Date: January 28, 2024

By: Marley Erler

The January 28th Patriotic Pioneers 4-H meeting was held at Village Chapel Church at 4pm. The meeting was called to order by President Kyle Yarnell.

The 4-H pledge was led by Lily Kraft and the American pledge was led by Rory Campbell. Roll call was read by Cameron Clark with the question what is your favorite vacation spot? There were 32 members and 4 advisors present. The secretary's report was read by Cameron Clark. The secretary's report was motioned to be approved by Kellan Gibson and seconded by Lillian Shertz. The treasurer's report was read by Cicely Esterline. 

Under Old Business all registration fees and project book orders are due 1/28. All second-year members age 13 and under were encouraged to complete the Jr. Achievement Award application, due at the next meeting. Under New Business the 2024 Club Constitution and By-laws were discussed. A motion to approve was made by Kaydence Gibson. Motion passed. It was discussed to collect and donate $5 from each family for the 4-H Committee Award fund. Kellan made a motion to donate $5 from each family and Rory Campbell seconded it. Motion passed. Demonstrations were given by Alana Weaver, Nichole Jenkins, Cicely Esterline, Leigha Scott, and Kellan Gibson

Holly Bartholow motioned to adjourn the meeting and the motion was seconded by Marley Erler. The meeting was adjourned at 4:47pm. Snacks were provided by Haleigh and Holly Bartholow. The next meeting will be at Village Chapel Church on Sunday, February 11th.

 

Club: Saltcreek Livestock

Date: January 11, 2024

By: Ella Vanderpool

The Saltcreek Livestock 4-H Club went over our Parliamentary Procedures training, discussed upcoming deadlines, and participated in a game planned by the recreation officer, Elle Shonkwiler at their meeting held January 11, 2024 at Living by Faith Ministries.

During the Parliamentary Procedures training, they learned terms such as motion, adjourn, etc. The group separated into four different teams, and played a game of Jeopardy using 4-H terms. After that, they used what they had learned to make some trail mix. A member would say “I move that we put pretzels in the trail mix” or “I second that motion”. It was a great way to apply what they learned.

After the Parliamentary Procedures training, the group played a game that was planned by the recreation officer, Elle Shonkwiler. The members played an egg and spoon relay race with a cleaner alternative: ping pong balls. It was a fun, and entertaining game, and I know I can’t wait to see what Elle has planned for them next!

Some upcoming deadlines the group had discussed were for 4-H enrollments, 4-H Camp Counselor applications, and Jr. Achievement forms. For the Saltcreek Livestock 4-H Club, 4-H enrollments are due January 28. 4-H Camp Counselor applications are due January 16, and Jr. Achievement forms are due February 15. They also discussed Officer Training which will take place on February 1 from 7-8:30pm at Emmett Chapel ( 318 Tarlton Rd, Circleville, OH 43113 ), and 4-H Week which is January 21 through January 27.

24 members, and 3 advisors attended the meeting. Snacks were provided by the parents, and advisors. The next meeting will take place on January 23, 2024 at Living by Faith Ministries ( 8557 OH-56, Circleville, OH 43113 ).

 

Club: Patriotic Pioneers

By: Marley Erler

Date: January 7, 2024

The January 7th Patriotic Pioneers 4-H meeting was held at Village Chapel Church at 4pm. The meeting was called to order by President Austin Clark.

The 4-H pledge was led by Lily Kraft, and the American pledge was led by Darian Kirby. After pledges the Cloverbuds were dismissed for activities. Kyle Yarnell the Vice President read the secretary's report from the last meeting. The secretary's report was read and a motion to approve was made by Lily Kraft then seconded by Kellan Gibson. The treasurer's report was read by Treasurer Cicely Esterline and reported the balance of $364.83 dollars. The 2024 Patriotic Pioneers officers were elected. The new officers are President Kyle Yarnell, Vice President Austin Clark, Secretary Cameron Clark, Treasurer Cicely Esterline, Historian Hannah Wynkoop, News reporter Marley Erler, Health and Safety Officer Kellan Gibson, Recreation Officers Holly Bartholow and Emilee Clark, Environmental Officers Brooklyn Malone and Nevin Hirsch, and the Community Service Officer is Haleigh Bartholow.

The new President Kyle Yarnell led for the rest of the meeting. Under Old Business there was a discussion about the upcoming deadline for club registration and book orders.  Everything is due by January 28th at the next meeting. Also discussed were the deadlines for the Ohio Achievement Awards and the Jr. Achievement Awards. Everyone was invited to help setup the club display at the local library on January 20th to promote Pickaway County 4-H week (January 21- 27th) and was asked to wear club shirts on Tuesday, January 22nd. Under new business there was a discussion about voting on the club constitution and by-laws at the next meeting. Also discussed was setting up a fundraiser event at Wendy's and the upcoming Officer training night on February 1st for all elected officers.

The motion to adjourn the meeting was made by the Historian Hannah Wynkoop and was seconded by Rory Campbell. Everyone then enjoyed cupcakes provided by the Yarnell Family to celebrate Derek Yarnell's birthday. The Patriotic Pioneers next meeting will be at Village Chapel Church at 4pm on Sunday, January 28th.

 

Club: Scioto Scrappin’ & More

Date: Jan. 14, 2024

By: Kassidy Lange

The Scioto Scrappin’ and More 4-H Club’s January 14th Meeting was called to order by President Kaitlyn Ball.  Kassidy Lange lead the American Pledge and Sydney McMahon lead the 4-H Pledge.  Sarah Laxton took roll call.  Each member answered roll call by naming the project they are most excited to take this year.  Under Old Business members were reminded about 4-H Officer Training that will take place at Emmett Chapel on Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Under New Business each member enrolled in 4-H using the 4-H Online website.  The members discussed different 4-H Projects and decided on their projects for this year.  The members also discussed the Community Service Project we are doing for Valentine’s Day.  Blank cards were distributed to each member to decorate for the residents of Monterey Care Center.  Kassidy Lange made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Kaitlyn Ball seconded the motion.  All were in favor.

 

Club: BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

By:Hannah Daniels 

Date: January 15, 2024 

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on January 15, 2024, at the St Paul’s Methodist Church, Stoutsville at 7 pm.  

President Samantha Mayhugh called the meeting to order.  Lillian Skidmore led the American pledge and Abigail Daniels led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by members answering the question: What is your New Year’s resolution?   Club Secretary, Isabelle Capsel, read the minutes from the December 4, 2023 meeting. Hannah Daniels motioned to accept the minutes as read, Paxton Turner seconded the motion.   

Old business included advisor Marsha Few reporting Pepperoni roller follow-up and profit. Club members that are 14 and over were reminded that Ohio Achievement and Camp Counselor forms are due to the County Extension office on 1/16/24. New officer training and installation will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 7-8:30pm.  Advisor, Rachel Patrick, passed out the 2024 club program books to all members.  

New business included reminders to members that the Junior Achievement form due on 2/15/24.  Claire Bradbury attended a county teen award class last month and she would like to see a mentoring program started between older members with newer members in our club.  Samantha Mayhugh attended the Ohio Fair Managers Association conference earlier this month and competed in the fair queens contest.  Sam placed in the top 15 of the competition and was featured in an article in The Circleville Herald. Lilly Moyer motioned to adjourn the meeting, Skidmore seconded the motion.  

Members signed the club Constitution after the meeting.  Parents completed registration paperwork and paid dues/book fees All members wrote why they joined 4-H for the window display for 4-H week that begins on Sunday.  Snacks were provided by Jackson and Lillian Skidmore.  The next meeting is January 29, 2024, at St. Paul Methodist Church at 7pm.  

 

Club: Madison Livewires

By: Emma Caudill

Date: Jan 4, 2024

On January 4th, 2024, the Madison Livewires 4-H club held a meeting at Hedges Chapel. Madison Livewires conducted a community service project organized by advisor Mary Hines. We made blankets for the Columbus Men's Homeless Shelter. Mr. McClure read the year’s constitution and bylaws which were then signed by the club’s members. We announced a new advisor, Mr. Justin Smith, and four new club officers. 

The Cloverbuds took the meeting to learn about how Homelessness affects our community. They made a blanket while discussing how children in their classrooms may receive donations for Blessings in a Bookbag filled with food. This raised the discussion of the club donating to the charity which will be discussed at the next meeting. The club adjourned at 7:54 pm.

 

Club: Walnut Wonder Workers

By: Abigail Hegarty

Date: Jan. 16, 2024

The last meeting of the Walnut Wonder Workers 4-H club was held on January 7 2024. They went through the officer reports and then went on to old business. The old business is enrollment is due online 2/15/24, QA needs to be completed by 5/1/24. Dues have now been changed to only 15 dollars for the first family member and 10 dollars for any additional family members. Camp Counselor Award is due on 1/16. Any project changes are due 3/1, and tag ins are on 4/20. Then the club went on to new business. Here are some upcoming dates of what is going on. They have the camp counselor achievement award and scholarship app due on 1/16. On 2/15 enrollment is due. On 3/1 anyone that would like to switch there projects have to have it in by then. County QA training is on 3/20 and from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The tags for hogs, sheep, goats and dairy beef feeders is on 4/20. They are also in need of fair booth panels if anyone would like to help out. Then the club went on to do demonstrations. These were done by Finley and Ryder Sykes, Cali and Carter Good, and Blane. The meeting then was adjourned. The next meeting will be on 2/4 at 7pm at Teays Valley East Middle School.

 

Club: Scioto Scrappin' & More

By: Kassidy Lange

Date: December 28, 2023

The Scioto Scrappin’ and More 4-H Club held our Annual Christmas Party and Gift Exchange onDecember 28, 2023. President Kassidy Lange called the meeting to order. Sarah Laxton led the American Pledge and Morgan Laxton led the 4-H Pledge. Sarah Laxton took roll call with each member answering with their favorite reindeer.  Each member brought their favorite snack/appetizer to share and their favorite Christmas Cookie. The members played several games including Snowball Shovel and Snowman Pyramid Toss. We also had a gift exchange that included stuffed fluffy socks.  The members played a game of Christmas Mickey Right and Left to exchange socks. 

 

Club: Scioto Scrappin' & More

Date: December 29, 2023

By: Kassidy Lange

The Scioto Scrappin’ and More 4-H Club held our organizational 4H Meeting on December 29, 2023 at the Lange’s Home.  President Kassidy Lange called the meeting to order.  Kassidy Lange led the American Pledge and Sarah Laxton led the 4-H Pledge.  We held our Election of Officers for 2024.  The following members were elected:  President-Kaitlyn Ball, Vice President-Sarah Laxton, Secretary-Morgan Laxton, Treasurer-Caleb Ball, News Reporter-Kaitlyn Ball,

Historian-Kassidy Lange, Healthy Living Officer-Sydney McMahon, Recreation Leader-Sydney McMahon, Community Service Officer-Morgan Laxton and Environmental Leader-Caleb Ball.  We will hold our Installation of Officers at our January 28, 2023 Meeting.  New Pickaway County Officer Training and Installation will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 7-8:30pm.  We also made plans for our Club Field Trips, Guest Speakers, Community Service Projects and Fundraisers.

4-H Club Officers

 

Club: Buttons & Bowls

By: Hannah Daniels

Date: Dec. 4, 2023

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club held their meeting on December 4, 2023, at the St Paul’s Methodist Church, Stoutsville at 7 pm. 

Vice President Isabelle Capsel called the meeting to order.   Member Lillian Skidmore led the American pledge and Riley Nicholson led the 4-H pledge.   Roll call was completed by  members answering, “What do you want for Christmas?”. Club Secretary, Claire Bradbury, read the minutes from the November 20, 2023, meeting. Lillian Skidmore motioned to accept the minutes as read, Paxton Turner seconded the motion.  

     Advisor, Jennifer Capsel, requested that members of the 4-H Week committee meet after the meeting. Members that have not previously signed up for a committee were encouraged to sign up after the meeting. 

Old business included members turning in their Pepperoni Rollers fundraiser order form and money.  Members will be notified when the orders will be ready for pick up.  

New business included reminders to members that Ohio Achievement and Camp Counselor forms are due to the County Extension office on 1/16/24.  Buttons and Bowls club also held their Election of Officers.  The following members were elected:  President-Samantha Mayhugh, Vice President-Lilly Moyer, Secretary-Isabelle Capsel,  Treasurer-Aiden Snyder, News Reporter-Hannah Daniels, Historian-Sylvia Mayhugh, Safety Leader-Rachel Peters, Health Leader-Paxton Turner,  Recreation Leader-Jason Bradbury, and Environmental Leader-Lillian Skidmore.  Claire Bradbury moved that the election would be closed, Lilly Moyer seconded the motion. New officer training and installation will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 7-8:30pm.  Riley Nicholson motioned to adjourn the meeting, Ava Moyer seconded the motion. 

Members made a Christmas ornament after the meeting.  Cloverbud members colored wreath papers for Wreaths Across America.  Members were able to review project books of other members that they may be interested in taking as their project this year. 

Snacks were provided by Rachel Peters.  The next meeting is January 15, 2024, at St. Paul Methodist Church at 7pm. 

 

Club: Buttons & Bowls

By: Aiden Snyder

Date: Nov. 20, 2023

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club Organizational meeting was held at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Stoutsville on November 20, 2023. The meeting was called to order by President Samantha Mayhugh with Lillian Skidmore leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and Rylee Nicholson leading the 4-H pledge.

Secretary Claire Bradbury called roll with members answering “what is your favorite Thanksgiving food”? There were 18 members and 10 new visiting members and 3 advisors present.  Minutes of the November 6th meeting were read with Rylee Nicholson moving to accept the minutes as read and Lillian Skidmore seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. 

Treasurer, Lilly Moyer reported the checking account balance as $1,796.98.

Fundraising: The 2024 club fundraiser of Pizza Rollers was discussed again and information will be sent after the meeting.  All members are asked to participate because the club does not ask for club dues.

The outhouse for the Junior fair race needs repairs. It does not turn and that is part of the race and is too heavy.  Mr. Rodgers will take on the project.

The members that attended the 4-H open house talked about what they were interested in or what they presented that night. Project Guide booklets were available to attendees and previous members will receive by mail.

Our January meeting falls on January 1, 2024. The advertised date of January 8th will be moved to January 15th and January 29th. In February the meetings will move back to 1st and 3rd Mondays.

 Rylee Nicholson moved to adjourn the meeting and Lillian Skidmore seconded the motion. Motion passed and the meeting was adjourned.

After the meeting the parents filled out their annual paperwork, received new member packets, had a question and answer session with Advisor Hedrick. The members made wooden tree ornaments and received coloring pages for Wreathes Across America which are for veteran’s gift bags.

Hailey Smith provided the snacks for the meeting. After snacks President Mayhugh led the members in an ice breaker game to get know the new members. The club committees were also open to be signed up for after the meeting. It was decided that Lillian Skidmore will bring the snacks for January 15th meeting and CJ Rodgers will bring the snacks for the January 29th meeting.

Picture: members working on wooden trees with assorted colors of tissue paper.

Kids working on Tree Craft

 

Report by Aiden Snyder

Club: Buttons & Bowls

By: Aiden Snyder

Date: Nov. 6, 2023

The Buttons and Bowls 4-H Club wrap-up meeting was held at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Stoutsville on November 6, 2023. The meeting was called to order by Vice President Isabelle Capsel with Lillian Skidmore leading the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and Rylee Nicholson leading the 4-H pledge.

Secretary Claire Bradbury called roll with members answering “what was their favorite part of the county fair this year”? There were 14 members and 4 advisors present.  Minutes of the June 5th meeting were read with Hannah Daniels moving to accept the minutes as read and Rylee Nicholson seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. 

The checking account balance was reported as $1,796.98.

The poor shape of the club’s fair booth’s insert was brought up by Advisor Rachel Patrick.  A discussion of needing a new one followed. Mr. Smith agreed to build the insert and would let us know what supplies are needed for a light weight, easier to put up new fair booth insert.

Members were celebrated for completing all projects with “As” and many receiving extra ribbons and trophies for their hard work. Each member was allowed to talk about their projects, fair, state fair and over all experiences. Cloverbud Lucas Snyder was congratulated on his “Cloverbud for a Day” responsibilities at the fair and promoting 4-H. Each member received their completion certificates, special year pins, score sheets. holiday cards, and other 4-H paperwork for awards.

Members were shown the Honor Club certificate that has been a continuous award for the club during Weta Mae Leist’s leadership. For two years we have earned the highest number of points since her passing.

Ten members were congratulated for perfect attendance and given Dairy Queen gift cards for a treat. Members receiving gift cards were Christina Atwood, Claire Bradbury, CJ Rodgers, Hailey Smith, Colton Suchy, Paxton Turner, Adelynn Snyder, Aiden Snyder, Lucas Snyder, and Olivia Snyder. Members were reminded to encourage friends to join 4-H and attend the 4-H Open House.

Advisor Marsha Few discussed fundraisers and the club decided the pizza rollers at the same price were a good fit. Information will be obtained by Marsha for the next meeting.

Rylee Nicholson moved to adjourn the meeting and Lillian Skidmore second the motion. The meeting was adjourned.

The recreation was organized by Jason Bradbury, salty snacks and drinks were provided by Isabelle Capsel  and Cheryl’s Cookies were provided by Advisor Lisa Hedrick.

Organizational meeting for the new club year will be 11/20 and The Smith family will bring the snacks.

Picture: left to right: Perfect attendance members

Front  row CJ Rodgers, Lucas Snyder, Colton Suchy

Back row Hailey Smith, Claire Bradbury, Aiden Snyder

Report by Aiden Snyder     

 

Club: Buttons and Bowls

Submitted By: Aiden Snyder

Date: Jan. 3, 2022

BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

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

BUTTONS AND BOWLS 4-H CLUB NEWS

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!