The Co-operator will publish 4-H reports once a month. Reports can be submitted by the third week of the month by email to [email protected],by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1 or by fax to 204-954-1422.
Our second meeting was held Dec. 10 and our third meeting on Jan. 14. New record books were handed out. Luke, Zack, Jean and Stephane attended the SWAMP camp and reported they had a great time. Seals and certificates were handed out to members and leaders. Rebecca did a report on the Red River 4-H Council meeting. Wes handed out the weigh sheets. We received a grant from Farm Credit Canada’s 4-H Forever.
On Feb. 15 there will be a winter survival event in Winnipeg for members age 15 years and older. We will be having our 4-H speech night Feb. 18 with the Elm Creek 4-H Beef Club. Our next meeting will be on Feb. 11.
– Samuel Massinon
The club has reorganized for the 2009-10 year. Our new executive is: Sydney Dekoning, president; Holly Madsen, vice-president; Matthew Fehr, treasurer; Dylan Oshanyk, secretary; Kyle Kostenchuk, club reporter; Brett Madsen, Banner scanner; and Amanda Fehr, in charge of the scrapbook.
Our steers were weighed with minor incident. (I’ll let the members tell the story!) The club took part in the Neepawa Parade of Lights. The weather made the evening enjoyable! We had a Christmas party at Evans Bowling Lanes.
We also took part in the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family and created a hamper with lots of food and gifts for the family we selected. Our club enjoys taking part in this community event.
– Kyle Kostenchuk
The club held its fourth general meeting on Jan. 12. At this meeting it was discussed that the date for the poker derby still has to be set and depending on the weather, there may not be one. It was also said that even if the snow conditions are poor and there is no poker derby, there still will be a steak supper where you can come draw hands and put your name into the brown-bag auction.
Our next meeting was scheduled for Feb. 9 at 7 p. m. and it will be our communications night, where all members write a speech and talk in front of the club. Anyone is welcome to come listen and watch. – Lindsay Verwey
GORD BAMFORD FUNDRAISER
Alberta-raised country recording artist Gord Bamford is offering 4-H clubs across Canada an exclusive fundraising arrangement to sell copies of his CD “Honkytonks and Heartaches” as well as pre-orders of his upcoming CD “Day Job,” due for retail release in April.
The singer and former 4-H member, best known for songs such as “Stayed Til Two” and “Blame It On That Red Dress,” is offering clubs a return of $4 per unit sold, as part of a fundraising project dubbed “Rural Roots Run Deep.”
Also, Bamford’s release said, participation in this fundraising project could lead to “future opportunities” for 4-H members and leaders in their home communities, such as a chance to host a Bamford concert or guest appearance, or an option to take part in future album sales such as the singer’s Christmas album, due out in November.
“I am very excited to have developed this great partnership with 4-H Canada, and having the chance to give back to an organization that had such a big impact on my youth,” Bamford said in a recent release.
Clubs looking for more information on Gord Bamford’s campaign can visit www.4hfundraising.ca.