The Haer Bears 4-H Club of Point Pleasant started the upcoming 2018-2019 4-H year with putting together a window display at City National Bank on Sept. 30 as a tribute to 4-H Sunday on Oct. 7.
The club members participated at their churches on 4-H Sunday by giving a short presentation on what exactly 4-H is about and presented $75 to Bellemead United Methodist Church as a thank you for letting the 4-H club use the facility for meetings.
On Oct. 14, the Haer Bears 4-H Club called their first official meeting of the new 4-H year. The club’s previous Vice President Josie Hill called the meeting to order and, along with Leader Lisa Arbogast, held an instillation of the new officers that were elected by the club at the end of the previous year on Sept. 2 at the “End of The Year Picnic” held by the club. The new officers for the year are as follows: President, Kenly Arbogast; Vice President, Faith Cook; Secretary, Audreanna Reed; Treasurer, Kerstyn Clendenen; Reporter, Josie Hill; Health Officer, Madison Robinson; Song Leaders, Aria Schoon and Alasaundra Reed; Game Leaders, Andrew Schoon and Emmalea Warden; Recycling Officer, Lauren Kincaid.
Business continued under the President Kenly Arbogast. Songs and pledges were led by all the officers, followed by devotions and the secretary and treasurer’s report. Leader Lisa Arbogast then gave her leader’s report, welcoming everyone back and discussing the outline of the club’s current budget, activity calendar, future fair pass guidelines, the state-wide Freedom Contest and the Youth Conservation Hall of Fame requirements.
Old Business followed with reports on the “End of the year Picnic,” National 4-H Week activities and Adopt-a-Highway from September by Josie Hill, Ethan Kincaid, Lauren Kincaid, Faith Cook, Audreanna Reed, Andrew Schoon and Aria Schoon.
New Business was then discussed among the club members. The club agreed to continue doing the “That’s My Pan” fundraiser and have them in by November and was also reminded about officer’s training for the club officers to attend on Oct. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at Bellemead United Methodist Church. The club then agreed to do the blessing.
Boxes, a clothing drive for Point Pleasant High School’s student closet as well as participate in the Veterans Day parade on Nov. 3. The club decided to not host a booth at the Block Party taking place on Oct. 25, but decided to look into helping decorate the West Virginia State Farm Museum with lights. The health officer reported on getting flu shots, then the club got the Meals on Wheels project for the month done. The meeting was then adjourned.
On Oct. 29, the officers for the Haer Bears 4-H Club attended the officer’s training for county-wide 4-H officers. The club received recognition for being in perfect attendance with all officers present.