Reno Bobwhites 4-H
President Jason Miles called the monthly meeting of the Reno Bobwhites 4H Club to order at 7:35 p.m. Dec. 1.
Justyn Leslie led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Clinton Megee led the 4-H Pledge. The senior leaders led the club in singing "The Snowkey Pokey" (to the tune of "Hokey Pokey") and "I'm a Little Snowpot" ("I'm a Little Teapot"). Song leaders Nikki Gee, Tina Allen and Grace Reilly led the club in singing "Happy Birthday" to members with December birthdays.
Roll call was answered by "a nickname you would like to have."
Secretary Max Packard read the Constitution of the club and minutes from last month's meeting, which were approved as read. Junior Treasurer Jacob Reynolds gave the treasurer's report. Reporter Norman Schlight announced that the minutes from the November meeting were submitted to The Lansing Current, Basehor Sentinel and The Tonganoxie Mirror.
County Council representative Nikki Gee reported the plans for the 2006 Achievement Night on Oct. 28. The council would like for all members to take pictures throughout the year. Those pictures will be gathered and put on a CD to make a slide show during the Achievement Night Celebration.
Nicole Allen announced there would be a countywide dog meeting at 2 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Lansing 4-H building. This meeting is for all dog members, and they will be discussing the many changes in the agenda. Members will need to bring their updated green vaccination cards, but leave dogs at home.
Kathy Monahan has volunteered to be the Reno Bobwhites club choir director for County Club Days again, and it is time to sign up. The songs the choir will be working on are: "They Call the Wind Mariah" and "Send Down the Rain."
Chrystal Miles called members' attention to a new event scholarship. This program allows teen 4-H'ers that participate 4-H events to earn scholarship money. The money amount will depend on the event and will vary accordingly. For more information, visit Kansas4H.org.
Donna Wiley announced that youth service day would be Dec. 24. On Dec. 29, there will be a Leadership Project meeting to finish leadership plans. Following that meeting at 7:30 p.m., there will be an all club teen meeting.
Junior Committee President Hilary Saathoff announced that the committee books are ready for committee leaders. Jason Miles announced that there will be a state horse meeting on Feb. 11 and 12.
Jacob Reynolds read a radio station's parody about having a show called "Survivor, Kansas-style." Jason Miles gave a presentation about disaster kits and disaster plans for your pets. Justyn Leslie read a poem out of Shel Silverstein's "Runny Babbit."
Donna Wiley welcomed visiting guests Isaac and Samantha Jones and Dustin and Crystal Jordan. All members signed thank-you cards for those who helped in any way for Achievement Night.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
- Norman Schlight, reporter