Lucky Clovers Fantastic in the Fashion Review!!!!

2021 was the Lucky Clovers year in the Fashion Review. There were six Lucky Clovers that participated in the Public Review; Nathan, Maddie, Lauren, Amelia, Jaden and Barron. All six modeled in the buymanship category. Lauren, Amelia and Maddie also modeled their very own sewn garments and Barron competed in the $15 and under challenge. All six did an amazing job in the Fashion and Public Reviews. Maddie was awarded the female overall Grand Champion and Nathan won the male overall Grand Champion. Maddie and Nathan will go on to compete at the State Fair in September. Good Luck Maddie and Nathan!!!

What I Did to Win a State KAP in Photography?

First let me tell you that working toward a KAP is a year long undertaking. I tried to accomplish one thing a month to make a well rounded project. In October it started with attending Cameras at the Springs for Photography Project Leader Training. That experience inspired me to take on much more in the photography project.

Here are a list of most of the things I was able to complete:

  • Present what I learned to my club photography project members
  • Work with club reporter to write article about the C.A.T.S. Photography Training for Clover Clips
  • Submitted changes to the Wyandotte and Johnson County Fair books to align with Kansas State Fair photography categories
  • Attend Miami County Photography Workshop
  • Created and led County Photography Project meetings
  • Attended North East Kansas 4-H Photography Workshop
  • Created Photography BINGO for 4-H at Home on the Johnson County Extension Website and on Social Media
  • Donated photo props for cats and dogs to the Great Plains ASPCA animal shelter for adoption photos
  • Shared photos taken at various 4-H events to club and county historian
  • Completed Photo Imaging Class at Mill Valley High School
  • Shared photos taken at nursing home of residents and family members

Back Together!

On May 18, 2021 after a 15 month absence The Lucky Clover 4-H Club was able to hold a meeting at the Monticello Library in Shawnee, Kansas. This is the preferred meeting place for our club, but due to the COVID pandemic closing down public library meeting places we were unable to use the space. The Lucky Clovers have met at public parks, the county extension office and over zoom for over a year. Many comments were made about how members have gotten taller and changed in the past year. It was fantastic to be in person again.

How Do You Help with a Holiday Party During a Pandemic?

In this crazy year of 2020 the pandemic cancelled many plans. The Lucky Clover 4-H Club rolled with the times to help Shawnee Community Services after they cancelled their Annual Holiday Children’s Party. Shawnee Community Services altered the usual party but still celebrated in a safe way. The Lucky Clovers donated 58 wrapped gifts so that 58 kids in need could receive a present. Board games are requested for donation to appeal to a variety of kids. On the Shawnee Community Services website Lucky Clover 4-H club was listed as a contributor for the event. Thanks go out to Jessica and Abby for organizing and delivering the donations.
By Jaden Fox, Lucky Clover Club Reporter

2019 – 2020 Lucky Clover Achievement Celebration

As with everything else, this year brought us a different kind of Achievement Celebration. In November the Lucky Clover 4-H Club met at the County Extension Office to celebrate the club, officers, leaders and members from the 2019-2020 4-H year. Congratulations at making the most out of this usual year!

By Jaden Fox, Lucky Clover Club Reporter

Lucky Clover 48 Hours of 4-H 2020

For National 4-H Week the Lucky Clover 4-H Club collected donations of nonperishable foods for Shawnee Community Services, a local food pantry and free clothing resource for those in need in the Kansas City area. Prior to collecting donations from friends and family, club members sent out information about the food drive using social media and email. Vice President, Abby, provided the material to share what 48 Hours of 4-H is, what Shawnee Community Services provides, the nonperishables most in need, and items for Thanksgiving dinner boxes. The effort was a great success with 589 food items collected and delivered in October. Club member Kyndal was able to obtain a business donation of $200 that will allow Shawnee Community Services to purchase items needed the most.

By Jaden Fox, Lucky Clover 4-H Club Reporter

Lucky Clover Meetings

The Lucky Clover 4-H Club meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Monticello Branch of the Johnson County Library. During COVID the library has closed meeting rooms and locations are shifting. We hope to get back into the library when it is available to reserve.

Our meeting schedule for 2020/2021 4-H Year.

October 20 at Kill Creek Barn
November 10 at the County Extension Office
December 15 via Zoom
January 19 via Zoom
February 16 – TBD
March 16 – May change due to Spring Break
April 20 – TBD
May 18 – TBD
June 15 – TBD
July 20 – TBD
August 17 – TBD
September 21 – TBD