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4-H Youth Development

clover4-H is a nationwide program led by state land-grant universities in cooperation with local county/district extension councils. In Kansas, 4-H is the largest youth educational program, aside from public schools. Each of the four H's on the clover represent ways youth can grow and develop in 4-H:

Head: critical thinking, problem solving;
Heart: self-discipline, integrity, communication;
Hands: serving others; and
Health: choosing healthy lifestyles.

In 4-H, youth have fun with a purpose!

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The monthly meeting of the Livewires 4-H Club was called to order on December 11, 2023, at 6:30 pm at the Jarbalo Community Bible church.  The 4-H pledge and Pledge of Allegiance were led by Andy Parsons and Whitney New. Roll call was your favorite Christmas ornament. Our song leaders chose twinkle twinkle little star. There were approved reports from the secretary and treasurer of the minutes and club balance as well as reports from our county counsel representatives. No unfinished business however there was many new business items. There was food stand maintenance, pancake breakfast and pictures with the grinch.  Tickets were $3.00 for 5 and under and $7.00 for 5 and up.  For food stand maintenance we voted that we donate $100. Recreation was led by Mathew Kelly and Carson Reckers. We played white elephant gift exchange. The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were Christmas treats contributed by all 4-H families.

Reporter: Wyatt Marshall

Gavin Eastburn called the monthly meeting of the Reno Bobwhites 4-H club to order at 7:05 on May 2, 2024. The flag salutes were led by Abigail Marah and Nora Johnson. The secretary took roll call which was answered by “here”. The treasure gave a report of the current balance in the club. Our end balance was $10,143.79. Elijah Hinrichsen reported that he had sent the report to the extension office to be published on the Leavenworth county extension office website. There were no leaders reports, no committee reports, no unfinished business, and no new business. During the program Owen Sheutz gave a project talk about different breeds of swine and which were most popular in the US. Liam Marquette gave a talk about different types of trapping and how to use each of his. Jaxon Marquette talked about his soccer team and explained the history and how the game is played. Finally, Grady Marquette gave a talk about his snap circuits. The next meeting will be held on June 6th. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 by Corbin Reishman. 
Elijah Hinrichsen - Reporter

Happy Helpers 4-H club met on November 8, 2023.  James Hillard and Ali were flag holders.  There were 14 members present and 1 new member. The club voted to adopt families at Christmas time.  The club is planning to meet at Bonner Springs Wal-Mart on December 3, 2023 at 1pm to go shopping.  Then go to Sky Zone after for the club's winter party.  Happy Helpers are planning to host a cloverbud meeting with a date to be determined. The December meeting we will be making goodie bags with Christmas cards for the Assisted Living in Tonganoxie. The club will meet at Vintage Park Tonganoxie, December 13, 2023 at 6 pm to sign Christmas Carols.  For recreation the club played Simon Says. There were 3 members with November Birthdays.  Happy Helper asks that all 4-H members who attend the December meeting bring a candy bar for the annual candy bar exchange.  The next meeting will be December 13, 2023 at 7pm.

Caden Guthrie- Reporter


Basehor Rustlers 4-H Club Reporter’s Report- March 2024
The March meeting of the Basehor Rustlers 4-H club was held on the 18th at 7:00 p.m. There were 23 members in attendance. We started by singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It was announced that those with small animals need to complete YQCA; there is a small animal tagging on May 5th; and a small animal livestock show on May 9th. Regionals will be on March
23rd in Atchinson. For programs, Ben gave a talk on his entomology project; Liam and Nolan gave a talk about poultry showmanship. For recreation, we played “Duck Duck Goose”. Meeting adjourned.


Dogs R Us Leavenworth County Dog Project Business Meeting was called to order on March 3,2024 by Ben Karleskint. Old business- Order more gaiting-was passed last year. Will be ordering soon. New business- Motioned and approved spending money for fair dogs shows- Trophies, Awards, potluck items, etc. Talks- There were 13 talks at the meeting. Elections- Secretary: Sarai. Reporter: Nick. Treasurer: Ben. Historian: Kegan and Nolan. The meeting was Adjourned.


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