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January 11, 1999

Leaders Meeting

4-H leader Sue Atkins opened the officer meeting at 5:45 P.M. We first discussed future meeting itineraries. Many members gave useful suggestions, and we voted on these. The winning suggestions were as follows: having a cake auction, inviting veterinarian Dr. Henry to give a speech, the annual Winners’ Edge showcase, and learning about the seeing eye dog program.

We all agreed to set the Cake Auction for February, our next meeting, we will also be making Valentines for shut-ins. Eve Marie, as Health and Safety Leader will lead our March meeting, and the Winners’ Edge is set for April.

Afterwards we took a vote on various field trips, suggestions including: visiting a horse farm, attending a 4-Him concert, taking a club trip to the State Fair, touring a chocolate factory, and visiting the Childrens’ Museum. The top two choices for a field trip were attending a 4-Him concert and visiting the Childrens’ Museum.

We have also decided to do one or more service projects this year. There were several philanthropic suggestions presented from the various club members. We voted on two of the suggestions and settled on planting flowers, perhaps geraniums, for the White River Library in which we meet, and to enroll in the Adopt-a-Highway program. If allowed, we plan to have a bronze plaque installed on our section of road. Next order of business was to select a fair slogan to submit to the Extension Office. There were approximately ten proposals, including our club’s personal, yet private motto, You Do Your Best, and Let Your Mom Do the Rest. The slogan our club selected was submitted by Abbey, The Johnson County Fair, You’ve Got to Get There.

We also discussed our Year-End Party. There were several lofty recommendations, such as a trip to Kings’ Island. Realistically, we might consider spending a day in Brown County or having a swimming party.

That concluded our leaders’ meeting. Sue Atkins called the meeting to a close at 6:45 P.M.

Business Meeting 

Our outgoing president, Adrienne called the meeting to order at 7:05 P.M. Laughton led us in saying the American Pledge, and Amanda led us in the 4-H Pledge.

Leader Sue Atkins explained our activity of writing pro-4-H letters to Senator Garton to make our case for increased tax grants. President Adrienne explained about the 4-H Handbooks, and Leader Ken Atkins talked about our new and improved 4-Him 4-H web site. The secretary’s report was given by outgoing secretary Abbey; the Treasurer's report was then given by outgoing treasurer Amanda.

Afterwards we moved on to our planned activity of conducting our club’s first Installation Ceremony to initiate the new officers. The adult leaders awarded each officer with a gift befitting their position. Also, Sue Atkins awarded our past officers with lapel pins. Leaders Gina Kinslow and Sue Atkins presented members with their year end 4-H pins. Our president, Ashleigh then excused everyone for refreshments and a game organized by Marja. Our club was then dismissed by President Ashleigh at 8:30 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted,