The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 6, 1963 · Page 15
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 15

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Something For The Viewer And Doer In Demonstration LEARNING BY DEMONSTRATION — Janice Morgan, first-year member of Silver Leaf 4-H Gub, presents demonstration in connection with first phase of foods projects, "Snacks and Little Lunches." Janice prepares snack of simple sandwich with eggnog as beverage. Janice is daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory Morgan, Ottawa RFD 2. (Herald Photo) Teaches Organization And Poise By PATRICIA ABERSOLD Silver Leaf A demonstration is presentation of material to show and tell how to do something. It results in an end product. To be successful, a demonstration must be about something that the 4-H member is interested in. Also it must be interesting to the audience. A limited amount of information usually is sufficient in preparing a simple demonstration. As you progress into more diffi- f cult demonstrations, more infor- 51 mation is necessary. Most advanced demonstrations require a good deal of information and often require considerable research. Demonstrating teaches a person to develop a subject. It also teaches one to secure information and develop that information into an acceptable presentation. It teaches one to develop aids, such as posters, to stress important points of the demonstration. It teaches a 4-H'er to organize his work. Giving demonstrations develops poise in the individual Those who watch demonstrations receive information and ideas and may develop a real interes in a subject in which previously they had just a passing interest Membership Up Franklin County 4-H member ship is on the climb again. Th membership was 442 in 1961 484 in 1962, and, so far, 508 ar enrolled for the 1963 club year The high year was 1954 with 53 members. Sets High Goals And Meets Them By DONALD D. PRATHER Berea Boosters Since Berea Boosters 4-H Club was started in the spring of 1944, it has been a club of high ideals and goals. It has provided members with an opportunity and privilege of earning by doing. Berea Boosters members are >roud of the many achievements hey have made in the past year, such as: 417 exhibits in local airs, and 14 in judging contests; 50 state fair exhibits and six in livestock and home economics judging; 31 news stories written; four window displays; two floats; two radio programs. These and many more show that Berea Boosters 4-H Club is a progressive one. We also have maintained good membership. There were 15 members in 1944, and now in 1963 there are 36. Our members have performed many community service projects, such as giving talks and demonstrations to Richmonc Chamber of Commerce and Richmond Lion's Club programs. We made welcome signs for the highway that goes by Richmond, are also have been successful in providing all the streets in Rich mond with attractive street mark er signs Four H'ers have been active in health and safety activities. Our health program last year was based mainly on the alcohol problem. Talks, films, news- •«•«•*«• 5eW«Mc? Maul «%A«64MM WAVM used to help stress the problem of alcohol. The safety committee stresset he need of safe driving methods Club members gave talks, made rasters, constructed window dis days, presented red flags to ev ery family and did their best tc >ersuade people to be more safe y conscious. One hundred and three project: were completed last year by 4] members. This proves the kine of members we are. Some of oui members are young and sonv are older, but they mix togethe and make one of the stronges and best mixtures that can h made. Berea Boosters are doer and not just hearers. We are especially proud of on of our members, Judy McClure Judy was the state clothing cham pion. By being champion, she go to attend the National 4-H Clu Congress. If it weren't for these follow ing project leaders, these achieve ments wouldn't have been pos sible: Mrs. Alma Wagner an Mrs. Harold Guy, clothing; Doi othy Dunbar, foods; Mrs. Georg Hiles, Home Improvement; Raj mond Wagner, livestock; Loy Peters, dairy; Lewis S o b b i crops; John Gracey, electr city, and Robert Hadsall, photi granhv 6 l "F 11 ^ • Mrs. Virginia Cunningham o ganized the club and has bet community leader since. Otto strtrnmiini+v la*arl«M*G tl9\T0 HP4 By ROBYN GILLILAND Centennial Club It was worth it! That was the opinion expressed by three tired but happy girls at the end of the recent County 4-H Club Day. Becky Myers, Judy Steward and Robyn Gilliland, of the Centennial Club, each had given a demonstration for the first time in county competition; each has just completed one year of club work. Becky received a red ribbon for her peanut butter cookie demonstration. Judy received a blue for a 4-H meeting snack demonstration, and Robyn's Penuche demonstration also rated a blue ribbon. While they were pleased with the ribbons, the real reward was the information they had gained and the skills they had learned. Demonstrations are a most effective method of teaching. An old Chinese proverb says, "Better to see once than to hear a hundred times" This is one of the most important reasons for demonstrating. A survey has shown that only two out of 10 remember what they hear, while seven out of 10 remember what they see and hear. A demonstration is simply showing some one else how to do something. Did you ever show your little sister how to tie her shoe, or the boy down the street how to fly a kite? If so, you have given a demonstration. When giving a demonstration, a person learns to combine thoughts and actions. He must learn the subject throughly because he must know it well enough to teach someone else. Valuable experience is gained in selecting and organizing facts and ideas. A demonstration should be interesting, presented s im p 1 y, clearly, and with enthusiasm, so PARENTS HAVE A PART, TOO - Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cook, (on left), 328 N. Cherry and Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ralston, (on right), 531 S. Cherry, consult leaders of Clover Leaf Club, Harlan Page, Ottawa RFD 3, and Mrs. George Santarpia, 513 S. Cherry, about their role in club work as parents. (Herald Photo) A 4-H Role For Mom, Dad * * * Where Would 4-H Be Without The Parents? The following article was j written by Mary Lou Bugner, Linda Page and Diana Triplett, members of the Clover Leaf Club—ITie Editor. Parents are a great help in 4- H. First of all, clubs need them for leaders and project leaders. The following points indicate how parents can be of assistance to their children in making a sue cess of their club work. Making the necessary funds available is the first step toward success. They can encourage their chil- * * * dren to do good project work and supervise them in carrying out projects, keeping records up to date and turning in a completed record book, when required. Parents are expected to attend regularly and provide transportation to the meetings and events. They should make 4-H work a topic of conversation and should encourage and assist their children in participation in 4-H meetings, in county and district events. Parents are a big help in 4-H work, and club members hope they continue their fine support in the years to come. * if * Westerners Take Break While Adults Take Over i° th e audience Jt feel they While t demonstration is given to teach others, the real value is to the demonstrator. He develops poise, self-confidence and his ability to speak in public. In 4-H work, demonstrations are a part of each meeting. In this way members enrolled in various projects can show their fellow club members what they have learned. Demonstrations are valuable to the development of the individual, to the progress of his projects and to the 4-H work in general. Kenneth Cunningham, Gene Morgan and, now, Albert Dunbar. Berea Boosters members have had eight state winners, three national winners and two camp Minniwanca Danfort Scholarships winners. Members have won a total of $4.550 in scholarships. It has been possible for us to have reached some of our goals by the endless efforts of our leaders, agents, parents and friends. And only with their effort can we lead on and try to make the best better. By DENNIS McINTIRE Westerners Every 4-H club must have members that attend meetings regularly, but it is a better club if there are interested parents who come to the meetings. Both Mom and Dad are encouraged to attend; as in school, all children need the support of their parents. Of course, it's nice to leave everything to the community and project leaders, but every parent can find a place to help us "Make the best better," in addition to learning how 4-H is beneficial to many people in the business world of today. Many people with a 4-H background go to other countries to teach them how to work their land and to provide enough food and materials for their own country. The Westerners Club has been very pleased that the parents have taken an active part in helping their young people. This month the parents will have a try at putting on the program, A youngster beginning in 4- H has many fields from which to choose which will be of help in any occupation. A project can even lead to a career by creating an interest in a field of work. Interested parents, who wanl o help with teaching children, are our project leaders. Mrs. Leo Salb will have the girls enrolled in "Snacks and Little Lunches," and Mrs. James Overholt will each the boys in the same phase. Mrs. James Fitzgerald will be the leader for "Picnics and Sup- jers." Mrs. Eldon Schnoke will each the girls, and Mrs. Jack Sauer the boys in the meal service phases. Airs. Sauer also will :each food preservation. Wally Schroeder will be leader for the beginners' electricity. Woodworking leader will be David Bunch. James Fitzgerald will be the photography leader. Earl Richardson again will be our leader in gardening, and J. L. Osburn has consented to be the home grounds beautification leader. Mrs. Ralph Allen will be the leader in room improvement, and Mrs. Fitzgerald will teach "Let's Sew, It's Fun." Mrs. Gladys McIntire will be the leader for "Well Dressed For School" and the entomology projects. Mrs. Dale Shilling will be dairy leader. Any boy or girl between 8 and 21 interested in 4-H is welcome to visit our club and see what we do. Three times a visitor and then a member is the Westerners' requirement for membership. LEARNING WRITING GAME - Linda Page,.Diana Tripled and Mary Lou Bugner cooperated in writing club story (or members of Clover Leaf Club. (Herald Photo) Acorn Rustlers Honored For Health, Safety Work By SUSAN HERRING Acorn Rustlers Acorn Rustlers have added two more county activity awards to their growing list, one for health and another for safety. Health and safety are two activities which are popular with many clubs. There are no specific requirements; the club must come up with its own ideas as to what to do. Much is left to the initiative of the club committees. Donna Davis, chairman, Lloyd McClure and Glenda Greenfield, with the help of Margaret Hahner, sponsor, made the plans for the club health program. All members received medical examinations and oral polio vaccine Type II. Christmas gifts were sent to the Osawatomie State Hospital, and contributions were made to the Red Cross and March of Dimes. Committee members have set up the same goals for this year. To earn the safety award, members used a hazard check sheet to find the hazards of each farm and home and then went on to correct the hazards where possible and re-checked each home a few weeks later. This year the club is planning to have a fireman demonstrate the use of a fire extinguisher. The Acorn extinguisher will be checked and refilled. Members will make and distribute disposable litterbags to be used by the sick and invalids. Each family will receive a first- aid kit assembled by the safety committee. Owners of bicycles in the community will be given reflectors to make the bicycles safer for the owners and the public. Reita Herring is safety chairman and has Susan Herring and Bobby McClure to assist her. Margaret Hahner is also the safety committee sponsor. Activities such as these provide a needed service to the community and members learn community responsibility. 4-H Encircles World, Extending Hope For Peace, Prosperity No period of history has produced such dramatic changes as the last two decades — nuclear power, advances in space, jet travel, TV, the population explo- sion, new independence for several countries — to name a few. Our community has been changing and growing larger and larger with each generation. The community of our great-grandparents was limited to the few miles they could travel with the horse and buggy. With the improvement of our FOUR H AROUND THE WOULD - Mile Carey, Patty Lyons and Dale Ranch, Rainbow members are locating the more than » countries in which youth clubs of world of 4-H type are located. Club has been active in 4-H Peope-To-People activity last three years, Globe was presented to club lut year for UM ia tts wort. roads, our grandparents became Familiar with the adjoining counties. The coming of the automobile and the airplane made first the state and then the nation a part of our fathers' community. Now, in the space age, we are being brought closer to the people of the world, and our most important problems today are learning to live together, international understanding and world peace. Four-H clubs have had a head start in working on this world citizenship problem. It all began with the spread of club work to other countries and the realization that club members do have an obligation to take part in world affairs. American 4-H clubs have played and are playing a big role in world understanding problems. They probably will have an as— yet unrealized influence in the : years ahead, as membership in iour neighboring countries in; creases and as those young people become leaders of their country. Youth clubs, of the 4-H type, spread slowly to 23 other countries before World War H but since then have spread until there are now 5,000,000 members in more than 70 countries. These youth clubs are helping in the development of the young people of the many countries on program which began in 1947. all the continents and on many IFYE is based on the beliefe that of the islands of the world. The latest to be developed are in British Guinea, Ethiopia, Libya, Nepal, St. Lucia and Surinam. Each country has adapted club work to fit its own individual needs. For instance, German youth clubs study the fine arts, politics, history, music and literature. Project work, as we know it in United States, such as foods and clothing, is taught in the schools. School systems ^ vary with each country; consequently, the requirements for club work also will vary. Club work in each country may be different but each has the same goal — the preparation of the young people to be better able to fill their place in life. With the "Heart," "Head," and "Hands," 4-H'ers are showing their concern for others in the world. understanding between people is the foundation of world peace. This highly successful program tias led to the formation of the Peace Corps. The young people of Chile and Taiwan, on opposite sides of the world, are among those benefitting from the knowledge and skills of our former 4-H members and leaders who are successfully serving now in the Peace Corps. Participation in the People-To- People activity by more than 1,000 Kansas 4-H'ers, 55 of these in Franklin County, show real concern for the problems of the world. This is a program in which every individual can take a part, even though it may be in just a small way. It is felt by government leaders that personal contacts between the people of countries can go much further to bring about peace and understanding in the world than government to government contacts. The program is catching on and growing each Many boys and girls have taken | y ear part in the International Farm! Clubs and individual members Youth Exchange (better known as IFYE) program in which American youth live and work with farm families in other countries; and farm youth of cooperating countries come to the United States to live and work with families here. Kansas has been a leading state in this successful are boosting the pen-pal idea with youth of other countries to learn more of the way of life in the other countries in order to understand better their problems. Sister clubs is another method that is gaining popularity. Clubi exchange project material, tape recordings, pictures, scrapbooks magazines and letters. The ma- erial and information received often is shared with other clubs and schools. Magazines, books, 4-H mater- als, sports equipment, pictures of American life, school supplies ind working equipment have bund their way to many coun- ries through the efforts of 4-H members. Many clubs are contributing to the International service projects: 4-H CARE, 4-H Dahomey Farm School Scholarship fund, CROP, the Heifer Project, UNICEF and to the IFYE fund. Most colleges and universities have students from other coun- tires. Inviting these students into our homes and to speak at our club meetings and community meetings is an excellent way to become acquainted with the problems and life of other countries. The Rainbow club has taken an active part in the People-To- People activity for three years and finds it rewarding and educational. Members have participated ui all of the mentioned categories. They have found there are many little ways to help make friends for our country. During 1962, the club members had contacts with seven known countries and three more which are unknown to it. They are adding to the first year as hey continue their work in the activity. The club was thrilled to have the associate director of education of the Irish youth clubs, Marie Gallagher, visit them while she was in Kansas learning more about our club work. To make it even more interest- ng and unique, the Rainbow club .eader visited the club's sister club in Ireland just a week be:ore Miss Gallagher visited Rain- 30W. She also visited the national office of the Macra Na Tauithe in Dublin where Miss Gallagher works and met the director of club work, Maurice Kennedy, and Mary Higgins, the secretary. She attended the annual club achievement program and visited the homes of the leader and several members while in Ireland. As a result of their work in the People-To-People activity the Rainbow club members will be guests of the IFYE Alumni Association at Rock Springs Ranch for a weekend during the summer to become acquainted with the 1963 IFYEs to Kansas and to leurn more about the Kansas program, which is sponsored by the association. American 4-H dubs are giving moral support and people-to- people assistance to the youth clubs all over the world and hope they will be as successful as our American clubs,

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