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] or by regular mail to 4-H Reports, c/o Manitoba Co-operator, 1666 Dublin Ave., Winnipeg, Man. R3H 0H1.
Rapid City Beef
The club reorganized on Nov. 13 at the Rapid City library. After elections, the new executive is as follows: Stephen Hinsburg, president; Kylie Birmingham, vice-president; Laura Horner, secretary; Sean Horner, treasurer; and Wyatt Inglis, reporter. Our leaders are Alan Horner, Deb Inglis and our council rep, Leslie Hedley.
After Stephen took over as president he welcomed new members Kylie Birmingham and Mona Vandelangemheen. Weigh day was discussed; it will be at the Horners’ on Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Information needed will include CCIA tag numbers, breeds of animals and birth dates. Each family is to bring something for lunch after the calves are weighed; all members are to be on time and watch all animals be weighed.
The Christmas party was also discussed, and will be held after the club’s next meeting on Dec. 11 at the library. Each member is to bring a gift suitable for a boy or girl.
New business: Ann Mandziuk, from the MAFRI office in Minnedosa, came and gave a presentation on the ethics of showing livestock. We played a game in which members were asked questions on ethical or unethical behaviour.
Member forms were handed out, to be handed in on weigh day. Budget sheets were also handed out, to be in by the January meeting. — Wyatt Inglis
Elm Creek Beef
On Oct. 3 we had our first meeting of the year, discussed plans and got our handouts and record books for the year. On Oct. 26 we had our annual 4-H potluck supper and awards night. Many of our steer buyers and supporters joined us for the evening. Our guest speaker was Laura Kehler, who spoke to us about her experiences in 4-H when she grew up in the U.S. We were also very pleased to watch our head leader Trevor Carlson receive his 15-year seal as a leader in the 4-H club!
The club also helped out at the annual Elm Creek Fall Supper on Nov. 3. The club’s duties were serving coffee and tea and helping clean up garbage. On Nov. 7 we elected Cameron deRuiter as club president, Cody Vandersluis as vice-president, Thomas Borst as treasurer, Brittney deRuiter as secretary, Taylor Carlson and McKenzie Enns as photographers, Harleigh Carlson as banner scanner and Nolan Vandersluis as club reporter. We discussed our upcoming trip to Canadian Western Agribition and that we should ask the moms to make some muffins for the trip there.
— Nolan Vandersluis
Happy Rock Horseshoes
The club had its first meeting of the year on Oct. 6 with four past members (Jodie Davis, Kaitlyn Davey, Karleigh Lewis and Megan Hall) and one new member (Madison Teichroeb) present. Ken Lewis and Heather Davey are the club leaders. Everyone spent some time working with their horses and got help from Heather. We finished by riding through Heather’s obstacle course.
During the business meeting the club elected this year’s officers: Jodie Davis is president, Megan Hall is vice-president, Kaitlyn Davey is secretary, Karleigh Lewis is treasurer, Madison Teichroeb is club reporter and Megan Hall is the banner scanner. At the next meeting we will discuss our goals for the upcoming year and talk about what we would like to do for clinics or workshops this year.
— Madison Teichroeb
St. Claude Home Ec
As part of the national celebrations of 4-H’s 100th anniversary in Canada, an agreement between Food Banks Canada and 4-H Canada to co-promote and co-ordinate collection of non-perishable foods and financial donations for local food banks across Canada, was announced at the Manitoba legislature in May.
According to St. Claude 4-H leader Shelley Gosseye, the local club first became involved with a community food drive four years ago as part of Farm Credit Canada’s “Drive Away Hunger” campaign. That was the beginning of our club establishing an annual food drive in our community for donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank in Portage la Prairie.
This year the community of St. Claude donated approximately 500 pounds of non-perishable food items and $40 cash. Guy Rouire of R-Way Ag in St. Claude accepted our challenge to match the value of the food donation with the equivalent monetary contribution of $1,500.
The St. Claude 4-H Home Ec Club wishes to challenge all Manitoba 4-H clubs to use 4-H Canada’s partnership with Food Banks Canada to start their own annual community canvassing event. Let’s see which community can collect the most food!
Diamond Jubilee Awards
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee commemorative medal, created in honour of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne, has been bestowed upon Arline Davey of Westbourne, Man. and Brenda Dyck of Woodmore, Man. in recognition of exemplary commitment and contribution to the 4-H program. Their outstanding leadership and devotion to the members and leaders whom they have mentored during their many years of service with 4-H Manitoba is a testament to the program’s pledge and motto.
Arline and Brenda were scheduled to be presented with their awards as part of a special ceremony during the evening banquet of the Manitoba Farm Women’s Conference on Nov. 19. The council would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Arline and Brenda on behalf of everyone, past and present, in the 4-H Manitoba family.
— Manitoba 4-H Council