At the end of last month, the Nash County 4-H Electric Club was invited to give a presentation to the Dortches Ruritan Club.
Club leader John Wind, President Elias Moore and Vice President Jasper Cruz brought display boards and oral presentations about the club’s activities. The display board Moore made included photos and newspaper articles that show how the club conducts meetings, along with the club’s main activities and projects.
Moore and Cruz talked about projects they have worked on in club meetings, like soldering circuit boards. They also discussed the ones they completed recently while attending Electric Congress at UNC-Charlotte – solar-powered cars and conductivity testers.
They also spoke about their current large project: the Nash County 4-H Electric Club Christmas Light Show, coming in December. The show includes programmed light sequences for various songs and hundreds of lights and lighted figures set up on channels that work with the sequences.
To prepare for the show, club members create the sequences, set up all the props, test and fix all the light strands, and then wrap trees and other shapes with lights. Cruz told the Ruritans that the club accepts any donations to add to the show, such as strings of lights and lighted figures, even if they’re not currently working.
The Ruritan Club members had some interesting questions, which Wind, Moore and Cruz answered. The Electric Club was honored to be invited to attend the Ruritan’s meeting and enjoyed talking with them.
For more informationabout the Nash County 4-H Electric Club, contact John Wind through the Nash County Ag Center in Nashville.