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Black Bear 4-H club March meeting minutes.

By Reporter Dalton Schreier and Cindy Terwilliger

The meeting was held March 16th at the Nisswa Community Center starting at 6:30.

Sarah gave birthday cards to those who have March birthdays. She gave the theme on Antique Flowers. We welcomed new members Carly, Tori and Jane.
Dalton gave the bear report. We donated $100.00 to the North American Bear Center for research on a bear named Lily and her cub.

Salute the Troops Service Learning Report
Caleb told about and modeled his fathers uniform while Sylvie explained parts of the uniform.

Cloverbud Corner teachers were Lynn and Sarah. We sold $1,495.00 worth of fruit. Cindy told about YPQA training she and Sarah went to. Abby reported on the rabbit show. Sylvie and Caleb told about our Salute the Troops service learning project and Danielle told about the geography of Iraq. We set up a committee to plan and conduct Operation Military Kids April 17th.

A committee was formed to plan this summer's projects at the Heritage Garden.
We voted to give no more than $30.00 to the Grow Green prize. A leadership team was formed for the YPQA project. Rhonda, Katrina and Amber will prepare the April Program focusing on Family and Consumer Science Projects.

Next month will be our first record check up.

Lexi gave a project talk about Jazz band and played tunes on her sax.
Josh showed his drawings of comic book heros.
Abby, Dalton and Cindy had two activities ready to learn about gardening. One was called Secret Smells and the other Gas Gobblers.

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Learning how animals and plants depend on each other by playing the Gas Gobblers game.

Preparing the Secret Smells activity. Youth learned how insects use smell to find their own kind or enemies. FUN !!! (unless you have a head cold!!)

Adkins' and Palmer's had snacks.