4-H Club Reports
Featured 4-H Club – Southern Cross
Leader, Linda Kisner ~ Meets on the 1st Monday of the Month at Vanville Church in Martinsburg, 6:30 PM
Southern Cross 4-H Club rings in the New Year
The Southern Cross 4-H Club met January 5, 2017 for the first meeting of the new year. During the meeting the members were thanked by the “adopted family” representative who delivered the gifts on behalf of the club. The family was very appreciative of the warm clothes, coats & gloves as well as the other gifts. Joseph Daugherty gave a report on the market steer weigh in held on December 10 at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds (see photo). Avery Lark, Abigail & Ada McCoy, and Aleynah & Rheagan Miller gave devotions. A few of the members gave their talks and demonstrations for an example to the new members and it was announced that all members will need to be ready for their talks and demonstrations for next month. Next month’s meeting will be February 6, 2017. The meeting was followed by games held by game leaders: Ada McCoy & Lillian Voysey & refreshments provided by the Lark, McCoy & Miller families.
Submitted by Club Reporter, Evelyn Daugherty
Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club is Ready to ‘Cross the Border’
“February is the border between winter and spring.” -Terri Guillemets
Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club realizes that February is the “border between winter and spring,” as they excitedly begin preparing for the warm weather to come with plans for fundraisers and ways to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Berkeley County Youth Fair.
On February 7, 2017, Morgan Bartley, the Tuscarora Indians 4-H Club president, called the meeting to order, and the club members recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge, followed by singing “West Virginia Boys and Girls.” Erin Cunningham, secretary, called roll, and Brooke Gainer, treasurer, reported that the club had a balance of $431.77. Health H representative, Bailey Crouser, gave an account on the importance of the family health practice of properly flossing one’s teeth, giving club members a challenge of flossing once a day.
The guest speaker for the evening was Mr. Doug Copenhaver, the President of the Berkeley County Council. As part of Tuscarora’s citizenship program, President Copenhaver was asked to speak about what the City Council does for our citizens. He explained that the County Council is the legislative branch of Berkeley’s municipal government, making local laws, policies and basic decisions for the municipality. Tuscarora’s 4-H’ers found Mr. Copenhaver’s talk to be informative and interesting.
The club’s first order of new business was a time for club members to give talks and demonstrations. Tristan Lhote gave an interesting demonstration on grooming a horse, followed by Erin Cunningham’s informative presentation on how to can green beans. Then Madison Sherfey explained the best way to polo wrap a horse’s leg to prevent further injury from minor scrapes and bruises. Other demonstrations included how to make a yogurt parfait by Shasta Holler and how to make celery and peanut butter snacks by Anastia Holler. Anastia also shared how to identify the type of combs on chickens, and Shastia talked about the importance of washing our hands. The last talk for the evening came from Mariska Holler about the proper way to sand wood. All the young people received a big “How! How!” from club members.
Mr. Brian Copenhaver, co-leader with his wife Laurie, reminded club members to sign up to give their talks and demonstrations during the next few months. He also told members to check with the WVU Extension for various workshops that would be presented that would enhance their projects. Laurie asked that club members leave their activity records with her so that the 4-H’ers would have them at every meeting to record their activities. Tuscarora 4-H’ers were asked to bring their project booklets to the March meeting so that help could be given.
Morgan Bartley then adjourned the meeting leading the club members in singing “The 4-H Hymn.” After the meeting all of the young people enjoyed eating delicious cupcakes, chips, and other goodies, while visiting with one another and trying to keep warm in February’s chilly days.
Respectfully submitted, Ryan Ludwick, club reporter
Berkeley County 4-H STEM Club
The Berkeley County 4-H STEM robotics team had a great weekend in Fairmont. They exceeded our goals for this years team, and represented our group, and 4-H very well. They received the Judge’s Award of the Rising Star trophy. We are so very proud of them all. Congratulations Abby, Allison, Edward, Emma, and Gideon. Way to represent our program!
Denim & Dust 4-H Club Helping OthersThe Denim and Dust 4-H club held our first meeting of the new 4-H year on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. We elected our new officers and they include, Ashley Ritt as President, Allexis Canby as Vice President, Hope Adams as Treasurer, Faith Butts as Secretary, and Adrianna Dunbar as Reporter. As well as, Trace Adams and Abigail Paugh as Historians, Joseph Brumbaugh and Essence Cook Brill as Health Officers, Tanner Adams as Song and Pledge Leader, and lastly Joseph Lynch and Tristen Wilson as How How Leaders. The club planned our community service activities, citizenship, and monthly duties calendar. In the November meeting, Essence and Joseph gave a Health Officers report on the importance of dental hygiene and passed out toothbrushes and toothpaste to the club. Kara Gladden, this being her second year with a cooking project, spoke about cooking and baking. She also taught us about safety in the kitchen. Mallorie Rudy spoke about her hog, and performed a demonstration to show what she used to feed her hog to keep weight on. Abbey Brumbaugh gave a talk on her cat, how she rescued it, and how she is excited to be showing her cat for the first time. Joseph Lynch talked about properly bathing his pig and how to get it ready for the Berkeley County Youth Fair Hog Show. Our new member, Kaitlyn DeVoll, won the junior poster competition for the Health Department. The competition was about, ‘Why Immunizations are Important’. She won a Kindle Fire. The club also planned our holiday open house in January and began a food drive for the local food pantry. To thank and bring joy to those serving our country in the military during the Christmas holiday, our club members signed over 616 Christmas cards, and were then mailed to the services members. To conclude our club members are selling raffle tickets for one half of a butchered hog. The proceeds will go to, ‘Christmas for the Kids of the West Virginia Floods’. To purchase tickets, contact a Denim and Dust club member, the drawing is December 6, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Respectfully, Adrianna Dunbar
Denim & Dust 4-H Club Reporter