Blue Jays 4H Club formed in Viburnum

A new 4H Club has been formed in Viburnum and will be having its first meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 24 in the high school cafeteria, according to Brad Coleman, 4H Youth Development Specialist for Iron, Madison and Reynolds Counties. The new club makes two in the county with the other based in Ironton.

The Blue Jays 4H Club was established on Dec. 14, 2018. Coleman said over 50 parents and youths attended the organizational meeting.

An executive council of parents was put together with Tiffany Wigger selected as the President/Club Leader and Joe Ann Hammond as the secretary, according to Coleman. Other officer positions will be selected at the next meeting.  A student-led club council will be elected at the next club meeting with the following positions available: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, historian, song and game leader and an adult council representative.

Among the projects of interest the group explored were coding, dog obedience, woodworking, photography, shooting sports, horsemanship, livestock, fishing, arts and crafts, robotics, cooking, sewing, canning, and gardening.  Among the parents who volunteered to serve as project leaders: the equestrian program will be led by Joe Ann Hammond, shooting sports by Mark Barton and Colby Chandler, livestock by Darren Gibbs and Lee Boyer, photography by Ted Pryor and woodworking by Colby Chandler.

Register for 4H online at https://mo.4honline.com/ . Forms and information for volunteers is available at http://4h.missouri.edu/foundation/getinvolved/volunteer/index.htm#how.