Moniteau County 4-H Council meets

President Kelly Glascock called to order the regular meeting of the Moniteau County 4-H Council at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.19, at the Masonic Lodge in California. The Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge were said.

Those in attendance were Diane Matthews, Kathy Gerlach, Alli Watts and Sherry Watts from the Eager Eagles 4-H Club, Morgan Fulks with the Early Birds 4-H Club, Elaine Anderson and Brad Berendzen from the Show-Me 4-H Club, Kelly Glascock, Sheila Moon and Kevin Glascock with Tipton 4-H Club, and Brad and Jennifer McCord from the Twin City 4-H Club.

Brad McCord made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. This was seconded by Kevin Glascock. The treasurer's report was read by Matthews. Currently there are no outstanding bills. The council will need to reimburse Cal's and Burger Haus after operating the concession stand at the Ham and Turkey Festival Saturday. There was discussion regarding the operation of the 4-H concession stand during the Moniteau County Fair. Everyone was pleased with the fair and the stand operation.

The Moniteau County Fair Ham Committee will need to pick up any remaining hams at Gerlach's Butcher Shop, Kliever. Recognition Day will be at 4 p.m., Sunday Oct. 13, at the United Church of Christ, California. The Show-Me Club will be hosting the event. Each family is asked to bring a snack. Drinks will be provided.

The 4-H food stand is to be open Saturday, Oct. 19, for the Demolition Derby and Figure 8 fundraiser of the California and Jamestown Rural Fire Fighters. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Nominations and votes were taken for the 2013 Friends of 4-H Award and the Pam Jones Volunteer of the Year. These awards will be given on Recognition Day.

Dana Pournelle will be the new Extension Youth Specialist. She will begin by Oct. 1. Fulks is the new club leader for the Early Birds 4-H Club and the McCords will be leading the Twin City 4-Club.

The next meeting will be held Jan. 16, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at the Masonic Lodge in California.

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