Another great year

Coarsegold 4-HJuly 9, 2013 

Playing games with friends at camp. From left to right: Savanna Gonzalez (new club reporter), Berit Scott (historian), Eden Hussey (former club reporter), and Audrey Scott

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Another great 4-H year has come to an end. Our 4-H year starts in June and ends in July every year. We just came back from camp, which was at Camp Keola again this year. At camp, we played team games, did lake activities, decorated cakes, fishing, hiking, outdoor cooking, campfire with skits and songs, arts and crafts, dances, photography, and more. Camp is so much fun and I look forward to it every year.

Our year-end 4-H meeting, which is a party mixed with club business, was held June 27 at Skywalk in Madera Ranchos. New officers for the coming year made speeches to run for office and be elected at this party. I have been the club reporter for two years now, and it is time for me to step down and give another Coarsegold 4-H member this opportunity.

The new officers are as follows:

Tryston Lewis, president

Roman Gonzalez, vice president

Alexis Ayala, secretary

Eden Hussey, treasurer

Berit Scott, historian

Suzanna Gonzalez, reporter

Savanna Gonzalez and Paige Cruz, sergeants at arms

Emma Hussey and Annalise Greene, hostesses

Being an officer is important because it keeps our club organized because we all have different jobs. Club officers run all the meetings. Our club meets at 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at the Coarsegold Community Center, 35540 Highway 41.

Even though our year ends, our work doesn't. Our animal projects keep growing and we just keep doing what we are doing. The end is just a time when we get all of our records together and submit them in our Record Book. I look forward to another great year and I hope that you will join 4-H by becoming a member or by visiting us at Chowchilla or Madera Fair to see what we are doing. Thank you Sierra Star for publishing my articles this year and for all the people who read them. I had a lot of fun being the reporter and I hope that you will enjoy next year's new reporter stories. Have a great summer!

Our leader is Pat Strimling. If you would like to join 4-H, call her at (559) 683-5149. Anyone can join. You don't have to be a student at Coarsegold Elementary to be a member of Coarsegold 4-H, you can live anywhere in Madera County as long as you can come to our meetings.

New club reporter

Hello, my name is Suzanna Gonzalez. I am 9 years old and this is my first year in 4-H. I am also the new club reporter for the Coarsegold 4-H Club.

We are all very happy to be the new officers, and we look forward to a new and exciting 4-H year.

4-H Statement: Madera County 4-H Youth Program is a non-profit organization for youth who are 9 years old or who have had completed 3rd grade and up to 19 years of age. All youth and adults in Madera County are invited to participate in the 4-H Program regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap.

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