Written by Arley Brunson, Blue Ribbon Club Reporter
On Monday, November 13, 2023 the Blue Ribbon 4H Club held our second meeting at the White Pine County Library. At this meeting, the club discussed demonstrations and enjoyed watching a few be presented.
One of the requirements in our Blue Ribbon Club is that every member must hand in a record journal at the end of the 4H year. These journals are where all of our 4H and non 4H related experiences and accomplishments are recorded. Record journals that are handed in by a certain date are eligible to be judged. They are judged on thoroughness, tidiness and our participation in the program. Record journals also need a signature from our club leader when handed in. Our club leader is able to sign our record journal when it has been completed correctly and the member has performed at least 2 demonstrations for our club that year.
Demonstrations are usually done about a 4H project we have participated in or a project that we are currently working on. At our most recent meeting, we watched a club member give a fantastic demonstration about his 4H steer. Another member gave a very informative demonstration about his market lamb project. The final demonstration of the night was done on photography. We actually tried to take pictures of water droplets falling into a bowl. Demonstrations are always fun to watch. Sometimes they even give us ideas of projects we might be interested in being a part of.
Our Activities Director ended our meeting with a fun “thankful activity”. We shot turkeys with nerf guns and shared what we are thankful for. I am thankful for my family and the experiences 4H has brought to me. I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!