4-H news

The Republican Valley 4-H Club met March 3 at Cloud County Community College. Claire Conway called the meeting to order and Chloe Conway led the Club in the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge. Song was led by Kenley Hanson. The Club sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider."
Roll call was "What would you change about school?" Fifteen members answered with two guests present. Minutes of the last meeting were approved as read. Treasurer's report was read. Unfinished business was led with discussion of soon-to-come fish fry. New business was led with the discussion of club tour and exchange meeting, and signup for Fair committees and superintendents.
Announcements were fish fry jobs and 4-H Club parents' night. Programs were given by Chloe Conway (snakes), Claire Conway (laundry), and Emily Daniels (clay animals).
Refreshments were served by the Hansons and recreation was led by Wiat Voss. Kenley Hanson adjourned the meeting and Chloe Conway seconded the adjournment.

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