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4-H Reports – for Dec. 24, 2009

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.

OAK LAKE BEEF

The club held its monthly meeting Dec. 6 at the curling rink. We would like to thank all who attended our 4-H appreciation brunch on Nov. 15.

The club laid a wreath at the Remembrance Day service held in Oak Lake; eight members of the club attended the service.

We are having our 4-H weigh day on Jan. 2 at Batho’s farm. We have decided to host a bonspiel with the Busy Buddies Club on Jan. 10. We are planning to invite the Lenore, Rivers andWallace 4-H clubs to come to the bonspiel. – Brodie Hunter

SOUTH BRANDON CARROL BEEF

Our club’s first meeting was on Oct. 19. We have 20 members this year. At our next meeting Nov. 2 we voted in our new executives for this 4-H year: president Jonathan Bokkel, vice-president Justin Williamson, secretary Tara Williamson, treasurer Nicola McPherson, scrapbooking committee Candice Guild and Tonja Bokkel, and reporter Tonja Bokkel. We have a lot planned for this year: fundraisers, parties, tours and a lot of fun. There is still time to join. – Tonja Bokkel

RAPID CITY BEEF

Our reorganizational meeting was held Nov. 10. It was nice to see familiar faces once again. It was also a real treat to see four new members: Carter, Wyatt, Taylor and Jessica. The first order of business was the election of officers. Actually it wasn’t much of an election; a lot of nominations were “respectfully declined.” There was news on our project books: they will be redesigned to be a little more user friendly.

The next meeting will be held on Dec. 15 at the Rapid City Library. Following the December meeting we will have our Christmas party. I’m sure there will be some creative gifts circulating, like last year when a member, who will remain nameless, opened the biggest present only to reveal a jug of laundry detergent! It will be interesting to see what happens this year. – Stephen Hinsburg

LUNDAR HAPPY HANDS

Our new slogan is “Great confidence makes fun learning.” Hayley Sigfusson is president. Alexis Sigfusson is vice-president. Kaitlyn Christensen is secretary. Kayla Malcolm is treasurer. I am reporter and Kierra St. Goddard Bennett is Banner scanner. We will have club meetings the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the Merritt Centre in Lundar. – Aidan Marttila

LUNDAR BEEF

The club reorganized on Nov. 1 with president Sabrina Hofer, vice-president Matthew Gleich, secretary Jade Parkes and treasurer Meagan Parkes. Our new leader is Tracy Parkes. Our club decided to help out at the Ducks Unlimited supper and sell Christmas trees. We will also sell wreaths and donate those profits to the Lundar arena. – Riley Wirgau

MANITOBA 4-H AMBASSADORS

The Manitoba 4-H Ambassadors are ready for another 4-H year! Ambassadors are 4-H alumni between ages 17 and 22 who volunteer with the Manitoba 4-H program. We are a great 4-H resource for helping clubs, zones, areas and Manitoba 4-H Council put on workshops and programs. Along with our Bag-o-Fun and Ferdinand’s Funky 4-H Song Book, we can lead icebreakers and activities with enthusiasm at any event. We can help members learn about communication, meeting management or how to survive in the city.

Jan. 28-31 is our annual City Survival Conference in Winnipeg. Senior 4-H members will live with ambassadors in the city and discover what life is like while learning skills such as self-defence, money management, time management, and even sushi making. To apply for this event, look for the application in the next Banner or visit http://www.4h.mb.ca/Ambassadors/.

If the Ambassadors sound like they might be able to help you at your upcoming 4-H events, send an email to [email protected]No event is too small or too far for the Ambassadors! – Carrie Elliott

CANADIAN COUNCIL AWARDS $100,000 TO CLUBS

As part of the funding for the FCC 4-H 4-Ever program, the Canadian 4-H Council, with the support of Farm Credit Canada, recently distributed $100,000 to 4-H clubs across Canada.

The recently expanded FCC 4-H 4-Ever program provides a grant of up to $500 to individual 4-H clubs. The funding comes from a $1-million investment from Farm Credit Canada to the Canadian 4-H Council over the next four years. Across Canada, more than 200 clubs received funding from the Canadian 4-H Council.

Funding from the FCC 4-H 4-Ever program covers a number of costs, including new club startup costs, equipment and supplies, developing existing programs and activities, transportation costs, and entrance and admission fees for member activities.

This is the first grant made available from the FCC 4-H 4-Ever program. Applications are now being received for next year, with more information about the program available at www.4-h-canada.ca/forever.

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