Airdrie 4-H Beef and Sheep Club get down to business in 2014
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 12:18 pm
All the members of the Airdrie 4-H Beef and Sheep Club gathered at the Airdrie Ag. Building on Jan. 6 for our first meeting of 2014.
Our agenda was jam packed due to the cancellation of our December meeting because of very poor weather this winter.
We begin the new year with a name change to reflect the addition of sheep projects in our club, we are now Airdrie 4-H Beef and Sheep Club.
A presentation from Canadian Mental Health Association was given to the club. Kim with the Calgary region of the Canadian Mental Health Association gave us lots of interesting facts about mental health and gave out cool colour changing pencils. The pencils have an important website, it is gotabrain.ca. Here you can locate a lot of information on mental health. Thanks Kim.
Our members attended Olds Multi Judging, Jan. 4 in Olds. Congratulations go to Brooke Sinclair and Isabelle for placing at the judging, well done. This event allows the members to learn how and practice their skills at judging a number of different animal species. Everyone had a great time and learnt lots. We have another opportunity to practice our judging skills at 4-H On Parade at the end of May.
The annual Communications event is right around the corner. Members are hard at work creating their speeches and presentations. You can come and see what amazing speakers 4-H creates on Feb. 22 at the Ag. Building in Airdrie starting at 10 a.m. A Communications Workshop is being held for all members of the Calgary Region on Jan. 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Ag. Building in Airdrie.
In the months of November and December our members helped out at the Airdrie Food Bank. We sorted food donations and stocked shelves. An interesting fact, shelves are very empty during the summer months at the food bank. The Airdrie Food Bank’s new building is under construction and when finished will allow them to better service the community.
Our members had the opportunity to help the Crossfield Mason’s at their dinner in November. We assisted in the kitchen with the meal preparations and making sure the buffet bowls were full for guests.
We had the task of clearing tables and doing the dishes, we had a great time taking part in our community. Thanks to the Crossfield Mason’s for this opportunity.
We wrapped up or should I say we unwrapped the evening with our club’s annual gift exchange among the members. Everyone had a ton of fun and came away with a yummy or neat gift.
Happy New Year and All the Best in 2014.