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December Club Minutes

Country Kids

The Country Kids 4-H Club met on November 20 at the Maple Grove Arts Center at 6:30pm to make autumn paintings. The instructor showed us some basic drawing and painting techniques. Then we started making our own painting based on autumn arrangements and objects. We were also given the option of following along with the instructor and painting with her directions. Afterward, the club enjoyed cupcakes at Nadia’s Cupcakes. Amy Hughes joined us for this fun evening! Our club will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children next month. 

Country Kids Club Reporter, Jedd Fehr

November Club Minutes

Westside 4-H

In this month’s meeting we talked about our upcoming holiday party and we learned about photography. We learned from more experienced 4-Hers about what judges at the county fair look for in photography projects. We also learned about the rule of threes, lighting and perspective.
Westside 4-H Club Reporter
Isaiah J Sneesby

Country Kids

The Country Kids 4-H Club met on October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Hennepin County Library. We welcomed two new families to our club. Shaelyse Fehr presented a couple of sample 4-H projects for our guests to explore. Each student received a treat bag and helpful information about 4-H. Club officers were elected, and award pins were handed out for years of service. Next month our club will pick up trash along our adopted roadside in Maple Grove, and we will have a social activity.

Country Kids Club Reporter
Jedd Fehr, Reporter

October Club Minutes

Champlin Champs

The first thing we did was go outside and do a grid maze with Amy Hughes who is a Hennepin County 4-H Program Coordinator. She also taught our club about water bugs last year. The grid-maze was a team building exercise that taught us to communicate and work together. Next we headed inside to do a craft that the Samadani family had prepared for our October club project. It was a sunset painting tutorial that was a lot of fun. After that we ate our snack of pretzels and lemonade.

Champlin Champs Club Reporter
Becca Ritchie

Country Kids

The Country Kids 4-H Club met on October 2 at 7:00 pm at the Hennepin County Library. We welcomed two new families to our club. Shaelyse Fehr presented a couple of sample 4-H projects for our guests to explore. Each student received a treat bag and helpful information about 4-H. Club officers were elected, and award pins were handed out for years of service. Next month our club will pick up trash along our adopted roadside in Maple Grove, and we will have a social activity.

Country Kids Club Reporter

Jedd Fehr, Reporter

September Club Minutes

At this September 4-H meeting we picked our officers. They are: President,Kaylie Kasprick; Vice President, Cate Ritchie; Secretary, William LaGrange; Treasurer, Brenna Meyer; and Reporter, Becca Ritchie. After that we did a human eye spy.  Our snack was rice crispy bars with chocolate on them.  Some kids brought their projects from the county fair for new 4-Hers to see. 

Champlin Champs Club Reporter,
Becca Ritchie

May Club Minutes

Country Kids 4-H Club
On the first of May the Country Kids 4-H Club met at the Maple Grove library. We discussed old business including Feed My Starving Children, our roadside cleanup, and a geocaching presentation. For new business we talked about the Hennepin County Fair and county fair registration, planting the garden at Corcoran Lions Park, and planned for next year’s 4-H. Amy Hughes from Hennepin County talked to us about some current events and then we filled out the annual survey. The meeting was adjourned. Gabriel Arends did a presentation on sports cards collecting and Shaelyse Fehr did a presentation on child development through an interactive game.
Country Kids Club Reporter,
Gabriel Arends

April Club Minutes

Westside 4-H Club
Our meeting started with some presentations.  The people that did presentations were Samuel Sneesby, Isaiah Sneesby, Will Sneesby, Jacob MCrutcheon, Aylsa Kraft, and Charles Cox.  The topics that were presented were how to make a coin jump, creation journaling, rock collecting, types of tractors, a presentation of a famous Dr. Seuss book called "What Was I Afraid Of?", and a blue bird.  Members reported back about the Metro Art Force Event and our Club Fun Night.  At the Club Fun Night, we learned how to make a couple of different healthy snacks, did a Rube Goldberg activity, and had a bonfire.  We were told that we would receive the Helping Hands Grant.  The Cloverbuds did an activity.  The Cloverbud activity was creation journaling.  The group activity was practicing our skit.  Snack was provided by the Sneesby's and was clementines, cheese sticks, and popcorn. 
Westside 4-H Reporter,
Isaiah J Sneesby

Champlin Champs 4-H Club
At our April 9th 4-H meeting we went pond searching with a naturalist who came to our club meeting and took us out to the swampy area behind the building we meet at.  One thing we did was to figure out how much pollution was in the water.  We scooped up water in a net then put it in a bucket and counted how many creatures were there. This was at an acceptable level according to the naturalist.  Some of the creatures in the pond included the Damsel fly (most common we saw), Snails, and Dragonfly larva. These creatures are called macro invertebrates. This was really cool to learn about and do, but we should have worn rain boots because our tennis shoes got wet!  When we went back inside, we did a survey on 4-H.  As a snack we had a fruit strip, pirate’s booty, and water.
Champlain Champs 4-H Club Reporter
Becca Ritchie

March Club Minutes

Rocketeers 4-H Club Members giving others a Happy Birthday
The Rocketeers 4-H Club, located in Rogers, continued with a community service tradition at their recent February Club meeting.  Each family was assigned to purchase various items to place in a gift bag that was donated to CROSS- a local non-profit organization serving families and individuals living in Rogers, Maple Grove, Osseo, Champlin, Corcoran, and Dayton.  These “birthday bags” had everything a kid and family might need to celebrate a birthday and enjoy a party—cake mix, frosting, decorations, toys/party favors, and plates/napkins all assembled in a birthday theme large gift bag.  A handmade card was also included in each bag that was made by each member.  This was a great opportunity for the group to learn more about the role of food shelves and hunger that can affect people of all ages.   The club members discussed with their families the importance of celebrating birthdays and how some families do not always have funds to do this. 
Rocketeers 4-H Club
Beth Millage, Volunteer/Club Leader

Champlin Champs 4-H Club
At this March 4-H meeting we learned about firearm safety or gun safety.  A parent brought in two guns without ammunition to show visually how to be safe while holding, using, and cleaning a gun.   We got to take home a packet with information about firearm safety. Two of our members, me and my sister, went to the 4-H metro art force on March 18th.   It was fun!  We made a tube sculpture, a cartoon drawing, and a plaster strip sculpture. GOOD BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Champlain Champs 4-H Club Reporter
Misty Ritchie

Westside 4-H Club
We started the meeting with some presentations by Elizabeth and Grace Mitchell, Miles Bassett, and Leah Smith.  The presentations were about a homemade game called Strife on the Oregon Trail, lemurs, horses, and a biography of a man's life.  The Cloverbud activity was crop art in which they made a picture out of seeds and beans.  After the business meeting, we practiced our skit and made props.  Cora Bassett also did a presentation on a leprechaun trap. Our snack was apple juice and animal crackers. 
Westside 4-H Club Reporter
Isaiah J Sneesby

Country Kids 4-H Club
The March fifth meeting of the Country Kids 4H club was held at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids. Once we arrived we were shown how to package the bags of rice and what jobs we could do. First we put the vitamins in the bag, then the vegetables and meat were added, the soy was next and finally the rice. Then the bags were weighed and sealed shut. Finally they were placed in a box ready to be shipped. After packaging we learned we had made enough to feed 52 kids for a year.  It was a fun evening and felt good to help so many kids in need.
Country Kids 4-H Club Reporter
Gabriel Arends

February Club Minutes

Country Kids 4-H Club Minutes
On the 6th of February the Country Kids 4-H Club met at the Maple Grove Library. The pledges were recited and the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were read. We discussed old business, and then we discussed new business including our planned Feed My Starving Children meeting in March. Cassandra Barry did a presentation on solar panels, showed us how they work and how much money they had saved using them. Then Annika Kasowicz did a Valentine’s Day activity where we made valentines and put them into coloring books for kids at Gillette Children’s Hospital.
Country Kids 4-H Club Reporter
Gabriel Arends

Champlin Champs 4-H Club Minutes
At this February 4-H meeting, we were visited by a 4-H coordinator.  She came to give William, a person in our club, an award for being a good leader. After that, we learned about rock polishers and discovered it takes a long time, but the result is amazing!  Next we did 2 easy science experiments.  In the 1st experiment we had 100 note cards and we had to make a tall structure that could hold a medium sized stuffed animal.  My team didn’t win, but I still had fun.  The 2nd experiment was taking a plastic cup, 7 straws, 2 long pieces of tape, and a string to make something to hold pennies in the cup.  The cup couldn’t touch the ground/table and the only thing that can touch the cup is the string.  My team won this one.  We held all the pennies—200+!  At the end, we had a healthy snack and a reminder to participate in FMSC on Saturday 2/5/17 from 11-1 at the EAGN site in Champlin.  See you there!!!!!
Champlin Champs Reporter
Becca Ritchie

Westside 4-H Club Minutes
Our meeting started with presentations by two of our regular members.  Benjamin Robles taught us about skateboards and fingerboards.  Michael Robles taught us about the praying mantis.  The members decided to do a Stages Theater Workshop, to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, and to do a field trip at Mill City Museum.  Melinda came and spoke to our club about culinary school.  She brought homemade marshmallows for us to enjoy.  The Robles family brought cookies, chips, and cider for our snack.
Westside 4-H Club Reporter
Isaiah Sneesby

January Club Minutes

Champlin Champs 4-H Club Minutes
The Champlin Champs 4-H meeting was held on January 8th 2017.  We learned about nutrition.  First we got three hand-outs about the food groups and we talked about them.  Then we played food group jeopardy.  My team lost. There were some crosswords and word searches that we got to take home to do. After that we had a delicious snack of apples, oranges and water. We also decided our club should volunteer at FMSC in February.
Champlin Champs 4-H Club Reporter
Becca Ritchie  

Victory Robbins 4-H Club Minutes
Lydia called the meeting to order and we said the pledges. We shared our name and the favorite gift we received over the holidays.

December Club Minutes

South Minneapolis 4-H Club Minutes
Last night was the South Minneapolis 4-H Club annual cookie exchange. We had 21 kids bring cookies! We also made holiday cards for the Mount Olivet Nursing home.  Jeff Kester (Andrea's husband) did his annual "how not to give a presentation" presentation - always a hit and learning via humor! Happy Holidays.
South Minneapolis 4-H Club

Victory Robbins 4-H Club Minutes
Clara read the minutes from last meeting and they were approved.
Owen read the Treasurer’s Report. Our current balance is $1,062.18, with $195 coming in from dues and $30 paid out in record incentives. We signed a thank you note for the Cooper Robotics Team and we will send them $50.
Amy will send a request to do the Hot Dog Wagon again.
Unfinished business –   April or May is open; we talked about doing Shooting Sports.
New Business – Watch for an email about the County Federations’ activity coming up.
Announcements – Now is the time to plan your projects for the Fair or Raspberry Festival!
We adjourned the meeting. Owen taught us how to make cat toys. Amy taught us about different fibers and fabrics. We made cat toys and mittens.
Amy & Terry Niemann
tniemann@prodigy.net

October Club Minutes

Country Kids 4-H Club Minutes
On the third of October, the Country kids 4-H Club met at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove for our monthly meeting. We called the meeting to order, said the pledges and heard the secretary’s report and the treasurer’s report. We discussed old business including enrollment, dues, the urban 4-H leader training and our road and garden clean up. For new business, we elected officers, completed our club charter and discussed the Hennepin County 4-H awards event. After we adjourned the meeting, Emily Arends did a cupcake decorating presentation and we each got to decorate our own cupcakes.
Country Kids 4-H Club Reporter
Gabriel Arends

September Club Minutes

Westside 4-H Club Minutes
This was the first meeting of the year.  We did a get-to-know-each-other game.  We sat in a circle and took a ball of string and would toss it around from person to person until we made a spider web.  Whoever was holding the ball of string had to share a summer highlight.  We voted on some things during our business meeting.  Our two themes for the year will be Food and Nutrition and Performing Arts.  One of our activities that night was that we took some pop cans filled with water and that had holes in the bottom.  We watched to see how the water flowed out.  We also made owls out of paper plates.  Our snacks at the end of the night were cookies, grapes, and fresh vegetables
Westside 4-H Club Reporter
Isaiah Sneesby

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