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BLACK BEAR 4-H CLUB Meeting Notes for January 2010

Submitted by Cindy Terwilliger

A great meeting...we welcomed more new members to the club!

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We voted to donate $100.00 to the North American Bear Center in Ely, Minnesota. We thought it would be fun to support research about black bears because of the obvious reason....we are the BLACK BEAR 4-H CLUB!

Check out the den cam they have stationed at the mouth of Lily's den by going to www.bear.org.

Lily is a 3 year old bear about to give birth. Our members volunteer to give a bear report each month and we look forward to learning more about the black bear. Other mammals we've supported and studied include bats and whales.

Committees were set up to plan activities to learn about and support our troops, to plan a parent meeting and our Winter Project Meeting Day.

The club is finalizing plans for conducting the Mini Jubilee for kids ages 2-12 at Nisswa Elementary School on Feb. 13th from 10-11. Always fun...games, face painting, crafts, snacks...and then watch the parade in downtown Nisswa!

Justin gave a demonstration on Homemade Cocoa Mix and Joe showed four shooting positions.

Our program this month was Crafts and Fine Arts. The three stations set up were Tri Bead Valentine Hearts, Stamped Paper Valentine Boxes, and Tangrams- a Chinese puzzle. Youth split into groups and visited each station.