The Udall 4-H club began their July 11 meeting with their annual farm tour, traveling to six farms to hear about how projects are progressing.
Anthony and Jake Jelinek showed everyone their completed rockets, robots and topic posters, as well as their three pig and two bucket calf projects.
Andrew Preston shared his market lamb project as well as his photography, fashion review and foods. Lee Preston told the members about his market lamb, clothing construction, fashion review, foods and robots.
The next stop was to Landry and Addison Robinson’s. They had one bucket calf and three horses they have been working with in preparation of the fair.
Dalton Bowman told us about his pig and vegetable garden.
The next stop was to see sheep and pig projects of Brilee and Weston Pellegrini and Luke Ahlerich. Luke also presented his rocket project.
The last stop was to Murphy Dairy, where Andrew and Lee Preston, Hailey Wilson and Brianna Maxwell had dairy cow projects to show us. We then got to see Hailey and Brianna’s pig projects.
All members then met up at the Oxford swimming pool to have the business meeting under the shade trees. President Andrew Preston called the meeting to order. Gracie Bishop led the Pledge of Allegiance and Luke Ahlerich led the 4-H Pledge. Last month’s minutes were read by Junior Secretary Brilee Pellegrini.
During roll call, members stated heir favorite part of the Farm Tour. The pig projects got the most votes.
Several committees made reports on their progress. Andrew Preston with the Barn Quilt Committee said the quilt is complete and ready to be put up. Andrew also said that the Banner Committee is organizing their design with the title of “Citizenship Growing Leaders.” T-shirt committee member Anthony Jelinek let everyone know shirts are ready to be picked up.
Community leader Leslie Mikos asked for a member who attended 4-H camp to share some of their experiences with the club. Brilee Pellegrini and Anthony Jelinek described their trip this year to Rock Springs Ranch filled with hands-on projects, swimming and horseback riding, and a lot more. Leslie then reminded families of fair dates in order to help clean up and set up livestock and project barn exhibits, which can be found in the 4-H Flash newsletter.
The meeting was adjourned and all families enjoyed pizza and swimming. The highlight was the game of parents against members “nerf football keep away.”
Next month’s meeting has not been set at this time.