EAGER EAGLES 4-H NEWS

Eager Eagles 4-H Club President Holly Eschenbrenner called to order the Jan. 3 meeting at the Jamestown Community Building. Pledges were led by Andrew Couch and the flag bearer was Ben Deraps.

Roll call was "your movie" and was answered by Alex and Ben Imhoff, Taylor Hampton, Baylee Johnson, Kamryn Koetting, Chris Longan, Courtney and Dakota Matthews, Angela and Maggie McNay, Melanie and Nick Perez, Dalton Oerly, Madelyn Rutledge, Anna, Cara, Emily and James Scheperle, Christian and Evan Snyder, Alli Watts, Jacob Gerlach, Taylor Johnson, Keegan and Kendall Borts, Avery and Treye Coffelt, Abigail and Andrew Couch, D. J. Curtiss, Moriah and Ben Deraps, Holly Eschenbrenner, Kamden Flippin, Alex and Ben Gerlach, Cassie, Ethan and Ross Gerlach and Payten Hampton.

After the secretary's minutes and the treasurer's report were given, "Happy Birthday" was sung to Cara Scheperle.

Karen from the Red Cross spoke to the club members about the Blood Drive the club is hosting at the Community Building on Friday, Feb. 18, from 3 until 7 p.m. Blood donors must be 16 (with parental consent) or older. Karen said that potential donors should avoid drinking sweet tea for a couple of days before the Blood Drive because it bottoms out your iron. Our club wants to find at least 37 blood donors to come to the Blood Drive.

Members were reminded of the Demonstration Night events on Jan. 14 and March 11 and also of the Life Skills Breakfast on Jan. 8.

The club had a t-shirt design contest and the winner was announced. Chosen the winner from six designs submitted was the one created by D. J. Curtiss. Members will be able to buy t-shirts with this design on them soon.

The club is working on ideas to help the Honor Flight program. This program sends veterans to see the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Abigail Couch led a game called "Would You Rather?" and Holly Eschenbrenner taught everyone the "Missouri 4-H Song."

4-H families and members are encouraged to attend the Regional Energizer in Boonville on Jan. 29.

At the end of the meeting, door prizes were won by Melanie Perez and Kamden Flippin.

Next meeting of the Eager Eagles will be on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Community Building at 7 p.m. Members should bring their parents and siblings to hear a special program presented by the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force.

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