4-H News (Dec. 3, 2008)

The Tampa Triple T?s 4-H Club began its new 4-H year at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Tampa Senior Center.

Leader Beth Riffel told members they were passengers taking off on Flight 2008. She introduced the flight crew?the newly elected officers. With the help of the officers and the club?s leaders, the 4-H club will be soaring to new heights this year.

President Nathan Barney called the meeting to order. The club recited the 4-H Pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call, ?Where will you spend Thanksgiving?,? was answered by 32 members, 14 parents, nine leaders, one Tag-A-Long and one guest.

The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Olivia Kliewer and approved. Treasurer Shelby Deines reported a balance of $1,702.39.

Program books, record books and Kansas State Fair premiums were handed out. Beth Riffel showed the new permanent records and KAP award forms that will be used starting this year.

Also new this year, project leaders are required to fill out a Volunteer Information Profile application, in addition to a yearly renewal. They will also need a minimum of three project meetings and submit a Leader Report at the end of the year.

Saturday, Jan. 17, is 4-H Day at the Kansas State University basketball game.

In new business, it was moved and seconded to pay $60 to Beth Riffel for club supplies. The motion carried. Results of the Family and Consumer Sciences judging contest were given.

Vice President Karl Riffel announced the club?s Christmas party will be in December.

Meghan and Emma David gave a team demonstration, ?Lunch in a Jug,? about making a birdfeeder. ?Let?s Eat Cake? was the title of Kyle Riffel?s demonstration about dog treats. Ethan Oborny gave a demonstration about electricity. Karl Riffel showed how to pack a wilderness survival kit in his demonstration, ?Be Prepared?to Survive.?

Song Leader Cassidy Hill led the group in singing ?Happy Birthday? to those with Novem?ber birthdays.

Hosts for the evening were the Geis and Frantz families.

?Reece Berens, reporter

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