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March 7, 2023 - February Club Reports

Club Update Feb 2023Rockland 4H Club February Report - 

During the month of February, Rockland 4-H met on a Saturday to make a meal for the Freedom House.  We broke up into small groups to make the meal. One group mixed up the chicken tetrazzini (similar to a casserole). Another group cut and buttered bread, a few people made a jello salad and several others frosted and decorated cupcakes. With so many club members there to help, it took less than 2 hours to assemble the meal and clean up.  Once all the items were put together, a family delivered it to the Freedom House to be heated and enjoyed for their dinner. Our club has been making a meal similar to this one for a local community shelter every year for more than 10 years.  It is a good way to get club members of all ages involved in giving back to our community.

At our February monthly club meeting, a fourth grade club member, Ava J., gave a presentation on her hearing loss. Ava showed many pictures and a video explaining how the ear works, as  well as explaining how she could hear certain pitches better than others, and how she could hear better when there was little to no background noise.  Ava explained how, at school, her teacher uses a special microphone that inputs sound directly into her hearing-aids, acting sort of like headphones for her. She also played a video displaying how you would hear if you had mild to extreme hearing loss. The video was an episode of the Flintstones, with modifications made to the sound so we could hear how someone with hearing loss would hear the episode. At first, it just sounded like you turned the volume down(mild), but then it got muffled(moderate), and it was impossible to tell exactly what they were saying(severe). We learned a lot about hearing loss, how the ear worked, and what it sounded like for someone with hearing loss.
Submitted by Grace Hodgdon

Lost Dauphin 4-H Club February Report-

In the month of February, the Lost Dauphin 4-H Club held its meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall. After the pledges were recited, two club members kicked off the meeting by giving presentations on their 4-H experiences. First, Ethan shared about 4-H dog training. The club meets every Wednesday, and there are two categories: obedience and agility. Then, Leo shared about 4-H shooting sports. The club meets twice a month, once for archery and once for air rifle, at the De Pere Sportsman’s club on Saturdays. Thank you very much, Ethan and Leo, for sharing about these activities! Hopefully learning about these fun activities inspires other club members to become involved in them too! After club business and the treasurer’s report, a motion was made and passed to reimburse club members who participate in 4-H project days. Although the change was minor, it was great to be able to see the use of parliamentary procedure in action. To wrap up the meeting, the club recreation leader, Haylee, taught the club how to make mini catapults out of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, and a spoon. Club members, especially the younger ones, had a ton of fun putting their catapults to use by launching mini marshmallows into the air. The meeting was a wonderful way to start the evening!
Submitted by Elizabeth Gerrits