AUGUSTA — The Augusta Wide Awake 4-H Club held its first meeting of the new year Oct. 13. The meeting was held at Augusta Elementary School. The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. With it being the first meeting, there was a lot to go over. First, members went over the rules about the importance of project books and finishing them. They also welcomed all new members, including our new Cloverbuds. That's where it all starts, with the little ones.

The club elected new officers for the 2015-2016 club year: President Makayla, Vice President Sydney, secretaries Emma and Makenzie, treasurers Tyler and Zane, reporters Anthony and Megan and health officers Susannah and JD.

Next, members went over and were given a list of important upcoming events and dates. The club meeting will be held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Augusta Elementary School unless there is no school, except this month it will be held Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Poster contest entries were due into the 4-H extension office on or before Nov. 10. Officer training was held Nov. 10 at West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind School auditorium, teen leader meeting to follow from 7:15 till 8 p.m. Annual 4-H achievement banquet will be held at Romney Elementary School Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. All 4-Hers and family members and supporters are welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish. Many more exciting events coming up in the new year.

If you haven't already found or joined a 4-H club, now is the time. Many exciting things to come. Tons of new people to meet. Great first meeting. Hope to see you soon. A big How How to a wonderful new year.

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