Meeting of the Central Area Tech Team
October 9th, 2010
Extension 4-H Building @ ISU – Ames
Reporter/Secretary for the CATT
The meeting was called to order by acting president Zach at 1:09 PM, Saturday October 9th. Nine members were present for the meeting. After introductions, the Treasurer’s report was given, current balance in the treasury is $353.95. A pending bill of $13.00 for Jane to purchase supplies for the CATT window display was successfully approved for payment by Ethan, with Andrew seconding the motion.
A report on the club’s Cloverland activity Oct. 3rd was given by Nathan and Andrew. The activity (designed to encourage new 4-Hers to join the CATT) was taking individual photos of guests, and the guests could embellish them with Picnik free software on the 2 laptops we used (see http://www.picnik.com/ ). It was a big hit with those who used it, and they got to access the photo at home if they wanted to print or share it!
Discussion was made about a new grant opportunity available to 4-H clubs in the state for service learning. At the November meeting, members are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for a club service learning project this year. Service Learning has to encompass a service performed for the community, as well as a learning experience for the participants. Past examples of CATT service learning projects are the mapping of the 4-H campground and the mapping of the Arboretum.
For the last few years the CATT has held club awards & an annual potluck for our November meeting. This year, a suggestion was made to come up with new ideas and decide if the potluck should be changed. We will also hold this in Dec. because County Awards are not given until after our next meeting, the eve. of Nov. 13th. The members discussed possibilities for the Dec. mtg. family event and came up with a list.
- Downhill pine car racing derby
- Skiing/tubing at 7 Oaks
- Cake/dessert bake competition
- Board games
- Video games
- Life sized monopoly
- All of the above
The ski/tubing trip was vetoed due to the amount the CATT would have to spend on insurance. Craige motioned for a combination of the board games and the video games (plus food), which Andrew seconded. The motion was passed.
CATT leaders will put T-Shirt redesign on the next meeting’s agenda.
The officer elections were held, with the following results:
Vice President: Craige
Web Designers: Alexander & David
Rec Leader: Marissa
Andrew made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Ethan seconded. Motion successfully passed at 1:41 PM.
The activity for the day was film making. Jed Findlay, video producer for ISU Extension, demonstrated how professional videos are put together and how simple equipment can make good movies with practice. Videos were shot of various subjects from various angles, and will be edited into movies at the next meeting.