Council Meeting Minutes
November 19, 2014
The Gunnison County 4-H Council held their regular meeting on November 19, 2014 in the Mergelman Building. President Calvin Sabrowski called the meeting to order at 7:45 pm and Ashley MacLennan led the pledges. For the roll call, every member had to go to the front and introduce his/her shoe.
Tabitha Lindahl gave the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports and our balance this month was $3,702.83. Caleb Lindahl moved and Melita Ferchau seconded to accept the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. Vice President Taylor Barnes initiated our new club representitives and passed out the guidelines and explained them. Club reports were given by Clay Sabrowski for Young Guns, Madaline Redden for Boots to Bridles, Aurora Katnig for Country Club, and Ashley for Born for 4-H. Caleb, Clay, and Ashley gave a CLC report.
Old Business: Miss Nadine presented us with the balanced budget that she had made to give to the IRS as we had voted at our September meeting. Madaline moved to radify the budget and Clay seconded that motion.
We had never decided on a prize for the winners of the Council Partiipation Competition that we had last year. Miss Nadine will send an email to the winners and they will decide what they want for a prize within the $10 per person cap ($130).
New Business: We needed to set the schedule for the up-coming year. Our meetings for 2015 will be January 28, March 18, April 22, September 23 or 30 depending on when Homecoming is, and October 28. Clay moved and Caleb seconded to set the schedule (leaving September as a “Swing date” until we find out when Homecoming is). The motion was passed.
Announcements: There will be a 4-H horse show survey to decide if we want the horse show before Cattlemen’s Days to be on July 4th (the traditional Saturday before) or Friday, July 3rd. There is a great opportunity for horse members and the National Western Reining show during the National Western Stock Show in Denver and it will take place in January. Tabitha asked for money from the council to be able to attend Western Round Up as a deligate for winning Grand Champion Senior at the State Fair Creative Cooks Contest. Tabitha moved to have the council give her $100 to attend on one condition; that she bring back a full report of the events. Melita seconded it. There was some discussion and the motion was passed.
Melita moved and Aurora seconded to adjourn the meeting and it was adjourned at 8:30 pm. There was a program afterward where everyone helped plan the Member Retreat January 3, 2015.
The Gunnison County 4-H Council held its regular meeting on January 22, 2014 in the Mergelman building. Vice President Jason Vader called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. Caleb Lindahl led the pledges. The roll call for this meeting was “Guess how many M&M’s are in the jar. The winner got to keep the M&M’s.
The secretary’s report was read by Tabitha Lindahl. Hunter Mears moved and Caleb seconded to accept the secretary’s report. Taylor Barnes read the treasurer’s report. Our balance for January was $4,441.73. Kelly Mundel moved and Hunter seconded to accept the treasurer’s report.
Club reports were given by Caleb for Young Guns, Kim Brown for Get Your Goat, Catherine Washburn for Future Fitters, Kelly for Born for 4-H, and Andrea Gagnon for the new club called Crafty Critters. Miss Nadine gave us a Parliamentary Pointer about friendly amendments.
New Business: 4-H Council by-laws had to be voted on. The thing that we needed to decide on was what to do with our money if the Council ever dissolved. Tabitha moved to give the money to the Colorado 4-H Foundation if the Council dissolved. Catherine seconded that motion. There was some discussion. The motion died. Dan Lindahl moved to have the executive team think of ideas for what to do with the money, and then present it to the Council at the next meeting. Caleb seconded that motion. The motion was passed.
We also needed to vote on a Council budget. Miss Nadine presented us with the budget and moved to accept the budget. Kelly seconded that motion. There was some discussion and the motion was passed. We also talked about ideas for re-doing things in the Mergelman Building. Some ideas were to get a storage unit, get internet access, install new windows, install a new heating system, small storage places for each club, hot water, and to do some things in the bathroom. We decided to do the maintenance before the internet access, but all of these were just ideas.
The executive team decided to do a fun night on February 21, 2014 from 8 pm Friday night to 8 am Saturday morning in the multipurpose building. It is for ages 10 and up and for 4-H members only. Taylor moved to keep the fun night as the executive team had presented it. Josie Bifano seconded that motion. We needed volunteers to help plan the fun night. The volunteers were Coleen Vader, Tabitha, Taylor, Kelly, Calvin Sabrowski, Jason, and possibly Clara Cranor. The volunteers may decide a few new things.
Josie moved to adjourn the meeting and Kelly seconded that motion. The motion was passed.
The Gunnison County 4-H Council held their regular meeting on November 20, 2013 in the Mergelman building. President Calvin Sabrowski called the meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. Caleb Lindahl led us in a game of “Would You Rather?” Kali Wiggin led the pledges. For the roll call, we had to say what we were thankful for, or give out best turkey gobble. Tabitha Lindahl gave the secretary’s report. Hunter Mears moved and Chance Mears seconded to accept the secretary’s report. Taylor Barnes gave the treasure’s report and our balance was $4,263.03. Caleb moved and Hunter seconded to accept the treasure’s report.
Club reports were given by Savanna Schmalz and Caleb for Young Guns, Kim Brown for Get Your Goat, Sandra Bradshaw for Future Fitters, and Jaycee Fuller for Born for 4-H. There was also a CLC report given by Kelly Mundell and Kali.
Old Business: We had results for the Council participation competition. The winners will have a meeting to decide on a prize at a later date, but we need to have a budget for the prize. Colleen Vader moved to have a cap of $2 per member totaling $26. Hunter seconded that motion. There was some discussion. Dan Lindahl made a friendly amendment to Mrs. Vader’s motion. He moved to change $2 to $10 per person. Caleb second the amendment. The amendment was passed. The motion passed.
New Business: Nadine shared that there were new 4-H bylaws that needed to be voted on, but that we will have to vote on them at the next meeting so that we have notice and time to review. She also told us that there is a 4-H retreat on December 7. All club and council officers are expected to be there.
We also talked about new council shirts. The Council will pay for them if you are a council officer or club rep; or, if you have had one but have out grown it. If you wish to buy another one, you will have to pay for it. Nadine will contact you to get your size. We discussed what colors to get on the shirts. Caleb moved to allow the council member to decide what style of shirts they want, but should keep the color the same forest green. Chance seconded the motion. There was some discussion. Motion passed.
Announcements: All member need to sign up in 4-H. Don’t worry about figuring out all of the projects you want to do, because you may add or drop projects later. Miss Nadine told us that she is going to have an unofficial meeting on the months that the council doesn’t meet. there will be leadership and confidence building activities. The first meeting will be on December 19 at 6:30 p.m. The next Council meeting is on January 22, 2014.
Chance moved and Hunter seconded to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.