The joint meeting for the 2013 Leaders Recognition and the Hamilton County 4-H Foundation Annual meeting was held on Tuesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. Ten Hamilton 4-H County Council members served a dessert buffet to leaders and Foundation members.
Olivia Young from the Freedom Flickers 4-H Club, welcomed all in attendance and identified special guests.
Jan Ryherd from the Boone Boosters 4-H Club, inducted her mother, Donna Ryherd, as our 2013 Hamilton County 4-H Alumni member. Donna Ryherd herself was a very active 4-H'er in Decater County. She said she is a firm believer that active young people are leaders of tomorrow. She has served for 6 years as one of theBoone Boosters club leaders and for the past four years as the County Food and Nutrition Project Leader.
Members of the Hamilton County 4-H County Council served desserts at the 4-H Foundation annual meeting. Those serving were Olivia Young, Sarah Godfredson, Whitney Schutt, Ryan Godfredson, Madalyn Anderson, Erin Anderson, Josi Dinsdale, Jan Ryherd, Matthew Schroeder and Kaleigh Greufe.
Cheryll Entriken, Hamilton County 4-H and Youth coordinator, then recognized Jenna Bergman who has given 10 years of service as one of Stratford Spirit's club leaders
Following the Leader Recognitions, the 4-H County Council members presented their program. Whitney Schutt, from the W H H 4-H Club, gave a presentation on the 2012 Citizenship Washington Focus Trip to Washington D.C. Six Hamilton County 4-H'ers participated: Cody Grundwell, Stephen Chamness, Whitney Schutt, Jan Ryherd, Meagan Hughes and Morgan Shannon. Kaleigh Greufe spoke about the Senior Award Trip to Chicago last November. Accompanying her on that trip were: Meagan Hughes, Morgan Shannon, Tanner Hild, Mara Borer and Stephen Chamness. Jan Ryherd, presented a power point presentation on the 4-H state award trip to National Congress in Atlanta, GA. She explained the selection process and that only 21 delegates were selected from across the state.
The Hamilton County 4-H Foundation held their annual meeting following the leader recognition.
Bertha Shaw, presented the display of all the Quilted items that will be used for the 2013 Quilt fundraiser for the Hamilton County 4-H Foundation. These items were made possible through the annual Gingerbread House, sponsored "Quilt Block" contest. The Gingerbread House in Webster City has continued this fundraiser for the Hamilton County 4-H Foundation for the past fourteen years. The fabric store has donated all the fabrics for the quilt block kits and fabric to finish the quilted items. There have been five fabrics in the kits for individuals to create their blocks.
The queen sized quilt is raffled off each year during the Hamilton County Fair. The 4-H Foundation Board thanked Shaw and the Gingerbread House for their continued support of the 4-H program.