4-H Achievement Day and year-end report
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!