The Rushville Achievers 4-H Club met Feb. 21 with 21 members and 8 guests present. President Keaton Mueller opened the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
Secretary Dylan Marlatt called the roll of members. The response was a project the members are taking this year. He then gave the minutes from the last meeting held Jan. 17.
Health and Safety Leader Christian Gosser presented a number of helpful tips on dealing with winter weather conditions.
President Mueller asked if the Club would like to work on a community service program. Two excellent suggestions were made - a recycling project and collecting shoes for those in need. He then gave a number announcements including April 1 as the deadline for adding or dropping projects.
Two demonstrations were given. Logan Marlatt gave a most interesting talk on chinchillas. He brought Rupert his family’s chinchilla to show the club. Logan concluded the demonstration by allowing members to pet Rupert.
Christian Gosser discussed his drawing which won a blue last year. He passed along several comments from drawing judges which will help those members taking drawing. Christian also gave fascinating information on his family shield (the subject of his drawing) and family heritage in Germany stretching back to the medieval period.
Anna Lehman and Connor Ratekin led the group in recreation.
Abby and Connor Ratekin and Makayla Queen served refreshments.
The next meeting will be March 21.
– Rushville Republican