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The meeting was called to order by Vice President Cindy Starkey at 5:00 p.m. at the extention office. Attending the meeting were: Dennis Hanson, Tammie Jensen, Shelle Mosley, Tandy Dockery, Toni Gaukel, Cindy Starkey and Traci Bruegger. Shelle led the American pledge and Toni the 4H pledge.
Secretary, Traci Bruegger read the minutes from the last meeting. Tandy motioned to approve the minutes and Shelle made the second.
The treasurer’s report was given. The balances are: money market $4251.52, Savings $1745.85, Checking $5480.68 with $1027.49 reserved for the Showcase Showdown, and $764.01 is from the recreational grant leaving a total of $3689.18. There were no bills to be paid. Traci motioned and Toni seconded to approve the treasurer’s report.
Everyone was reminded to please save Decker receipts, Our Family UPC labels and aluminum cans, and most importantly to turn them into the fairgrounds so they can be redeemed.
Toni reported on the county shoot. She said it was fun and it had a good attendance.
Tandy, Toni, and Tammie gave a report on the state meat judging and wool judging. Clubs were reminded to keep their notebooks updated at the extention office. Treasurer and secretary reports need to be turned in after every meeting.
Youth Quality Assurance level 3 will be on June 2nd, and level 4 on June 9th at 7:00 p.m. Statewide evaluation surveys will also be coming.
Tammie talked about the Showcase Showdown which will be held in Laramie on June 27-29th. She has reserved seven rooms and also has the schedule of events available at the office. Registration is due by June 10th, so she needs to know who is going.
The ultrasound contest will be held on the Friday of county fair. Kids are encouraged to take part in this.
Clubs are encouraged to send minutes and pictures of club activities to Brian Williams and he will post them on the website.
CNP cooking class had been cancelled.
Junior camp will be July 12th and also centered around the history theme.
The county fair theme is “A Century of Niobrara History.” Tandy motioned and Cindy seconded to buy an ad in the fair book for $12.50. Tandy also reported that the ranch rodeo will be sanctioned this year and there may be a rubber chicken race on the last Saturday of fair. She is also looking into old fashioned games that the whole family can participate in.
The Ag-expo, high tunnel farm to table, planting will be on May 18th for the 3rd and 4th graders. Any clubs interested in helping the VFW place flags at the cemetery for Memorial Day are asked to be at the cemetery at 5:00 p.m. May 27th.
Plaques for the flag poles were discussed.
On May 27th lamb, goat and pig weigh-ins will be from 4-6:00 p.m. They would like members to weigh in at that allotted time frame, and if you can’t make it that day you will need to contact Tammie or Mark Sturman to make other arrangements. Your animal must be weighed in by June 1st or it will not be a project.
FCS activity days will be on June 8, 23, July 6 and 20th.
Livestock judging will begin on May 31st for beef, June 27th for sheep and July 18th for market animals.
Horse judging will start on June 7th at Dick and Connie Baker’s starting at 9:00 a.m. Let Tammie know beforehand if you need a ride. Also, Dick and Bob Musfelt will be grilling lunch. The second horse judging will be on June 14th and the third one is on June 21st. Watch your newsletter as final places have not been confirmed. Also, Kitson Bolden and Vickie Brown will be offering riding clinics and help with preparing your horse for fair. The first clinic will be on June 7th after the horse judging. You do not need to bring your horse for this clinic, but on the 14th and 21st you will need your horse and all necessary tack. They will also offer clinics on June 28th and July 12th and 19th at the fairgrounds at 6:00 p.m.
Vegetable Judging will begin June 6th, 13th, and 20th at 5:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds.
Presentation contest will be on June 13th. You need to sign up by Friday, June 10th. Fashion revue practice will be on June 13th at the fairgrounds.
A food safety class will be offered on June 22nd.
Beef hoof trimming will be on June 20th. Let Tammie know by the 17th if you are interested. Grooming and showmanship field days will start on July 14th with sheep and swine grooming. July 15th will be horse grooming in the morning and in the afternoon there will be certification of new members.
Western regional 4H leader forum will be January 12-14th 2012 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Progress shows and field days are being held in Wheatland and Torrington. Tammie has more information. Also this is great experience for both the kids and the animals.
It was also agreed to order planners for Achievement day.
July 27th will be fair set-up day.
Trista Ostrum will be the summer intern at the extension office and will start on May 23rd.
June 17th will be Shirley’s last day at the extension office. We will all miss her.
It was also brought up that some of the fire hydrants around town need painted. If a club is interested this could be a community service project and they should contact the fire department.
Tandy motioned and Toni seconded to adjourn the meeting.