The meeting began with our regular recitation of pledges and opening prayer. Then we watched a slide show of pictures representing our 4H year. It is amazing how much our club members were able to accomplish in such a short time. We had much to be proud of for the accomplishments and growth.
Then we installed the new officers. Brenda did a great job of continuing the theme of building up our club. She had tools for each of the club officers. It was a nice symbolic message for each of them.
How to build a great year -
dry erase board & marker - President
sand paper - Vp
block of wood - 2nd vp
paintbrush - 3rd vp
pencil & ruler - secretary
nuts & bolts - treasurer
spool of wire - reporter
small plastic storage box - historian
light bulb - parliamentarian
nails - delegate & alternate
planner - community servcie project
phone - call committee
money bag - fund raising
I was not sure what the boys would think about taking home a tool but the message stuck as both Henry and Sean set their tools up in their rooms to remind them of their goals for the next year.
The meeting continued with reports and I had Michael announce the information about Wildlife for me. I am so thankful for having such a great husband willing to fill in for me when needed.
Then Myra gave out some awards overlooked at the last meeting, as well as recognition for the State Round Up group. This included our Wildlife teams from last fall, hushpuppy championship awards, project medals, and San Antonio Food Challenge. It is hard to believe that we could have so many awards given tonight as we had already had such a full meeting giving out these awards.
I made my only announcement at this time. I was able to make a special presentation to our club president for his hard work over the last year. This is an award our family started after watching our daughter, Amanda, work so hard to run the club smoothly. This year the award was given to Caleb. He did a great job so we were honored to present him with a engraved gavel. I hope that he will remember his final 4H year with great fondest for many years to come.
I then announced that we would be serving sandwiches to the veterans at the VA clinic in the morning. I think we will be serving on our own tomorrow. Hopefully, we can make it work. I guess we will just have to play it by ear. Thankfully the boys have done this without too much trouble in the past. If nothing else it will make for an interesting blog post for tomorrow. LOL!
Josh then provided the group with a slide show of the outgoing senior 4Hers. It is amazing how much these young men have grown over the years. They (and their parents) can be proud! The hard work and dedication shown in these 4H years will carry them into adulthood.
Last minute thought allowed Michael the opportunity to promote Wildlife and Robotics projects. He told the group about supply lists for these projects before the meeting ended with ice cream treats for the group. And believe it or not we finished all of this in less than two hours!