Vol­un­teer­ing is tremen­dous gift

The Drumheller Mail - - NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 10-16, 2016 - Diane Thomas The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

Bon­nie Lintick started vol­un­teer­ing with the Rockyford 4-H in 2008. On March 18, Lintick spoke with The Mail “As a past 4-H mem­ber, I know that many peo­ple con­trib­uted to my achieve­ments through the pro­gram and I am happy to be able to give back.”

“I be­came the Rockyford 4-H in the 2014-15 sea­son which in­volves, at the club level, plan­ning, or­ga­niz­ing and help­ing make all of our yearly ac­tiv­i­ties hap­pen.” said Lintick.

Lintick ex­plained, “With the sup­port of our lead­er­ship team, club par­ents and 21 beef mem­bers, we par­tic­i­pate in pub­lic speak­ing, food drive for the Wheat­land Food Bank, ski­ing, curl­ing, work­shops for record books, farm safety, groom­ing and show­man­ship. There is also vet­eri­nar­ian clinic in April.”

“I am in­volved with the com­mu­nity cal­en­dars, high­way cleanup and the re- leader cord book com­pe­ti­tion. I also help plan Achieve­ment Days at West Wheat­land Show & Sale, Wheat­land District Heifer Show and the awards night.”

The Rockyford 4-H Club has monthly meet­ings in ad­di­tion to the time spent on their projects. Lintick spends sev­eral hours per week on leader-re­lated tasks. Lintick has been in­volved with jud­ing record books and pub­lic speak­ing, both at the club, district and re­gional lev­els.

Lintick ex­plains, “It is a sig­nif­i­cant time com­mit­ment, but also an ex­tremely re­ward­ing one. I am honored and proud to be in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of our young peo­ple, as I con­sider it a tremen­dous gift. We have a tremen­dous group of fam­i­lies and it takes all of us work­ing to­gether to make our club suc­cess­ful.”

I am honored and proud to be in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of our young peo­ple, as I con­sider it a tremen­dous gift.”

Bon­nie Lintick Vol­un­teer Rockyford 4-H Club mem­bers at Achieve­ment Day in West Wheat­land Show & Sale. Mid­dle row, left is Bon­nie Lintick.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.