By Margo Brugger, Club News Reporter
On Monday, May 4, 2020, Seventy-four members of our 4-H club participated in our first web-based monthly meeting, over Zoom. Since the Ohio 4-H organization won’t let us all meet in person, it was the only way to catch up on club news and future events. This wasn’t the first Zoom meeting that many of us were involved in, but it was the largest! Just like we do at regular meetings, we said the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H Pledge together, then roll call, and wow! There were lots of kids raising hands, getting unmuted to say “Here”, or just waving. Then we heard about the budget and what we talked about last meeting. After that, our club officers talked about new business. For example, “What is going to happen with Quality Assurance, where we learn about our animals?”, and ”What is going to happen with the Fair over Labor Day Weekend?” Hopefully, we find these out soon!
A lot of our service projects have been delayed until the Coronavirus is gone. We like to get together and raise money for charity and show our rabbits at nursing homes. We are not able do these projects right now. We can still participate in making blankets for veterans, writing letters to active military, and donating food for the pantries. We are getting started on turkey, duck, and chicken projects. Some members have lambs, goats, and pigs too. We have a lot of 4-H adventures to come this year, and I can’t wait to be able to return to normal meetings!