Meckling Livestock 4-H Club President Sara Bye called the meeting to order Sept. 5 and led the Pledge of Allegiance and 4-H pledge. Roll call topic was what you liked about county fair, what would you change about the fair, and what you liked about the state fair if you went.
Carlee Sorenson, Shannon Jepsen, Chrissy Sorenson, Megan Bottolfson, Brittany Bye, Sara Bye, Emma Getzin and Michelle Getzin were in attendance. Stacy Bottolfson read the treasurer's report. There was no old business.
New business topics we discussed were that many of our club members participated in judging schools, the success of our club members on state judging teams, and how well our shift in the 4-H food stand went. We also worked on our record books.
Kelsy Fallan gave a demonstration on terrariums. Brittany Bye motioned to adjourn the meeting and Jepsen seconded it. We then enjoyed a supper served by Emma and Michelle Getzin. Our next meeting is Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
HEAD:Clubs Vermillion Lions Club
The Vermillion Lions Club held its first dinner meeting of the 2001-2002 year on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the VFW. Lion Bijay Naik, the newly elected president, presided. A moment of silence was observed to mark the death of Lion Cliff Manley who had been a member of the club since 1952 and served as its president during 1961-1962.
A pin was presented to Lion Kumoli Ramakrishnan for his service as the past president of the club. Lion Jacquelin Dunn will act as the club's first information technology chairperson in managing the club's future website and e-mail activities. Lion Dick Oppedahl, who is moving from Vemillion, was recognized for his service to the club since 1969. A round of applause greeted the announcement that Lion Norm Herren's 80th birthday would be the next day.
Lion Ramakrishnan presented the program for the evening. He gave an overview of India's geography, culture, economics and government. He commented that no matter what you hear about India, it is probably true because of the social, cultural, and economic diversity of its huge population.
The September meeting of the board of directors will be held at 7 a.m. on Sept. 13 at the Senior Citizen Center. The next dinner meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20, at the VFW.