Snowshoeing, Global Network Summit and more keeping youngsters busy
The Western Kings 4-H Club has some exciting events to kick off the upcoming spring season.
During a recent club meeting, Kelly Clarke proposed a snow shoeing adventure at the Woodville Trail for club members and their families. This would be held during the week of March break, weather permitting.
In addition, Tammy West spoke about practices starting soon for the club’s woodsman team and encouraged everyone to come out and give it a try. Woodsman is a favourite activity for many club members.
Congratulations to our fantastic cake decorating leader, Sophie Saulnier, for being chosen to attend the Global 4-H Network Summit that will be held in Ottawa July 11 to 14. There are more than 70 independent, country-led 4-H programs around the world and seven million 4-H’ers worldwide!
Congratulations also go out to the following members for being chosen to represent our club as hosts and hostesses: senior host Logan Menzies, senior hostess Brianna Hamilton, junior host Lance Hiltz and junior hostess Emilee Hirtle.
There are some important upcoming dates for members to pencil in their calendars. County Rally will be held April 1 at the New Minas Baptist Church. Regional Rally will be held April 22 at Evangeline Middle School, New Minas. The public is encouraged to come to these events where they will hear interesting speeches, demonstrations and club entertainment.
The provincial chocolate bar fundraiser is underway for the month of March. Funds from this sweet campaign will help develop 4-H resources, support the Provincial Show, provide scholarships to attend Camp Rankin and provide funds for many other 4-H activities.
The next meeting of the Western Kings 4-H Club will be held March 21, 6:30 p.m., at Somerset School. Junior speeches (for members ages nine to 12) and Cloverbud speeches will be presented after the business meeting.
Members are reminded to call Mary Magee if they are planning to do a speech at least a week before the meeting date.
During the last meeting, speeches and demonstrations began. We learned everything from how to do a magic trick to information about feminism.
Congratulations to the following members who will be moving on to County Rally: senior speech, Sydney Milne; junior single demonstration, Ira Lee Freeman; junior double demonstration, myself and my brother, Jacob Hirtle.