4-H Achieve­ment Day and year-end re­port

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Sam Gri­d­ley

Wed­nes­day, April 23 was the Mor­rin Mul­ti­club Achieve­ment night held at the Mor­rin Hall. I hope ev­ery­one en­joyed look­ing at all of the projects and achieve­ments the club had on dis­play. Here is a summary of all the other ex­tra work and fun all us 4-Hers have done this year.

We started off this ex­cit­ing year back in Oc­to­ber where we picked our projects for the year, as well as our board mem­bers and lead­ers. First we have Melanie Nel­son, whom we have kept busy all year as our Club leader and who did an ex­cep­tional job keep­ing us well or­ga­nized. Our Project lead­ers are ; Band- Ian Michie, Equine -Mary Ann Jensen, Ca- nine- Jill Brodie, Pho­tog­ra­phy-Lau­rie Jaf­fray, Small En­gines -Tracy Nel­son, Sewing- Diana Wolf, and for Cleavers- Laura Mac­dougald and Julie Ro­bi­son. Let’s not for­get one in­de­pen­dent project by Ken­ton Mc Naughton with Stop Mo­tion An­i­ma­tion. For our ex­ec­u­tive mem­bers we had Quinn Nel­son as Pres­i­dent, Me­sha Olsen as Vice Pres­i­dent, Alia Niel­son as Sec­re­tary, Jack Adams as Trea­surer, Charlese Gri­d­ley as His­to­rian and Me-Sam Gri­d­ley as Re­porter. We had 27 4-H mem­bers and 9 Cleaver mem­bers in to­tal and 9 Lead­ers.

Vol­un­teer­ing and fundrais­ing is a part of 4-H where we like to keep con­nected to our com­mu­nity and pro­vide some ser­vices. Here is a list of the events we did as a club to vol­un­teer and fundraise through- out this year. We made a great con­tri­bu­tion to the district’s an­nual Christ­mas toy and Food drive. We helped clean up at the Mun­son Fall Sup­per, Mor­rin Lion’s Santa Break­fast, Mor­rin Lion’s Valen­tine’s Break­fast and the Rum­sey Spring Fling. Com­ing up we will help pre­pare and set up for the Mor­rin Mother’s Day Brunch. On April 16 we held our an­nual Re­cy­cle Drive and thanks to the com­mu­nity it was very suc­cess­ful again.

We also had some pretty ex- cit­ing events that took place this year that our club at­tended, in­clud­ing a Cal­gary Stam­peder’s game, a Flames game, a Red Deer Rebels game, a club ski trip at Canyon Ski Re­sort in Red Deer. Our Club’s Christ­mas Party was held at the Vil­lage Square Leisure Cen­tre in Cal­gary where we went swim­ming and The District Christ­mas Party held at Juras­sic Laser tag in Drumheller.

We had our an­nual speak offs again this year in Fe­bru­ary where we all get to show off or at least prac­tice our pub­lic speak­ing skills. 10 of our mem­bers made it to Dis­tricts at the Car­bon School and 2 of our mem­bers made it to Re­gion­als. Se­nior mem­bers get a high school credit for par­tic­i­pat­ing in this as well so that’s a bonus!

A cou­ple new and ed­u­ca­tional things our club has also par­tic­i­pated in this Spring was the Con­sumer De­ci­sion mak­ing work­shop and just last week, the ATV Safety work­shop.

Let’s not for­get about the Camps that are avail­able to us 4-Hers. Win­ter Camp was held in Halkirk in Fe­bru­ary where we had two mem­bers who par­tic­i­pated and one mem­ber, our Pres­i­dent, Quinn, went as a coun­ci1lor. This May long week­end we have two mem­bers and our Equine Leader, Mary Ann Jensen, go­ing to Gramma Shirley’s 4-H Horse Camp in Don­alda where they get to spend 4 days in the Sad­dle. Con­ner Sharpe is rep­re­sent­ing our club again at the 4-H Rodeos this Spring and Sum­mer and we are hop­ing he will bring home an­other buckle! There are 10 of our District mem­bers, 6 from our club, who are at­tend­ing a 4-H ex­change this sum­mer to Ox­ford County, On­tario, for 10 days and then we get to host 10 of their mem­bers for 10 days. The an­nual 4-H Sum­mer Camps at Bat­tle Lake for all ages dur­ing July and Au­gust, are su­per fun so if you are a 4-H mem­ber I sug­gest you do it.

So it looks like 4-H fun is not done af­ter tonight since there are op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able all year long. We are how­ever look­ing for­ward to next Oc­to­ber to start our new Projects and there may be more cel­e­brat­ing to do in 2017 for Al­berta’s 4-H Cen­ten­nial!

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