Written by Nicole Suderman Tuesday, 25 November 2008 14:41
Kaitiln Dailey, a member of the Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club, received the Key Award at the 2008 Marion County 4-H Achievement Banquet on Nov. 8. The Key Award is the highest achievement award available in the 4-H program.
Goessel Goal Getters
The Goessel Goal Getters 4-H Club met Nov. 4 for the second time this year. When every member walked into the room, they acted surprised. Instead of just coming in and sitting down, they were each given a ballot. The roll call of the meeting was to fill out an “official” ballot and put it in a box, to be counted later.
In our program, Kaitlin Dailey introduced this year’s 4-H theme: Character Counts! An instructional poster was also made, with big letters that said T.R.R.F.C.C. It was explained that each of the letters represented a different trait to be a better person: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
Each month or two we will work on understanding what each of the letters mean. This month’s letter was the second C: Citizenship.
Now, Kaitlin has pulled out six different colored pillars, each with one of the T.R.R.F.C.C. letters on it. She then explained that if you can be T.R.R.F.C.C. (or, as it sounds like, “terrific”) then you can build on it to have a good job, a family and a nice home.
While saying that, she pulled out different items that had words on them, like “Job” or “Good Grades” and put each of these items on top of the pillars, to show that you can build your life by being T.R.R.F.C.C.
Once that was over, the club installed new members. They were each given a membership pin by our club president, and a photo of them was taken.
After that, it was announced that John McCain won the Goessel Goal Getters delegates. Then the whole club was led into the gym to play some line tag, and cookies and brownies were served by this month’s club hosts. —Bruce Benjamin, club reporter
Marion Co. Horse Project
The Marion County-Wide 4-H Horse Project got together Nov. 1 for our annual beginners trail ride and weenie roast. We all had a really great time.
We are having a Christmas party Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Hillsboro City Building. We invite you to come and bring a friend. This 4-H horse project is about learning all about horses. Learn to ride, to train, and much more, whether you have a horse or not.
For more information call Belinda Engler, 620-924-5254.
The officers for 2008-09 are: president, Ruthie Walker; vice- president, Arianna Ciero; secretary, Rebecca Walker; treasurer, Naomi Walker; historian, Thomas Ciero; and song leader,Olivia Stafford. —Written by Thomas Ciero