The October meeting of the Happy Hustlers 4-H Club was called to order at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Marion County Lake Hall by acting President Rylee Thomas. The flag salute was led by Trent Summervill and the 4-H Pledge was led by Clayton Thomas. Roll call was “my favorite subject in school” was answered by 26 members, five leaders, and nine parents.
Clover bud Leader Tina Groening explained the Clover bud program and passed out folders to any new 5 and 6-year-old members. They will begin meeting next month.
The September minutes were read by Ryker Salsbury and were approved as read.
Amy Summervill gave the Treasurer’s report. Ryker Salsbury reported that the September minutes had been sent in to the newspaper.
Amy Summervill gave the Community Leader’s report. National 4-H Week is October 2-8. Tuesday, Oct. 4 was 4-H Spirit Day for Kansas 4-H. The club raised the flag at the MHS Football game on Friday, Oct. 7. The 48 Hours of 4-H Service Event was Sunday, Oct. 9 at the fairgrounds. The annual Achievement Banquet was on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Marion Community Building.
Enrollment is now open for the new 4-H year.
Horse leader Joel Thomas announced that horse project members should meet together right after the club meeting.
Tina Groening reported that the 4-H Sunday committee worked on arrangements on Sunday, Nov. 6.
During new business, the Election of Officers for 2022-2023 was held.
President – Rylee Thomas
Vice President – Jaxon Salsbury
Secretary/Reporter – Shelby Summervill
Treasurer – Noah Schmidt
Parliamentarian – Sara Groening
Song Leader – Eli Groening
Recreation Leaders – Trent Summervill and Clayton Thomas
Council Representatives – Rylee Thomas and Noah Schmidt
The club voted to help Bill and Essie’s BBQ with a Pumpkin Olympics event on Saturday, Oct. 8.
Eli Groening led the club in singing Happy Birthday to October Birthdays. Recreation Leaders Trent Summervill and Clayton Thomas led the members in musical chairs.
Refreshments were served by the Schmidt and Duke families.
Shelby Summervill, Reporter