by Tasha Kjenner, East Ponoka 4H Beef Club
Our 4H Club started up in October and we have been busy since then. Our club has 11 members and our leader is Monica Harvey. We had our weigh-in at VJV Auction Mart.
In November we attended the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, worked the coat check for the Firemen’s Ball and spent a day collecting tires and batteries for fundraising.
In December we had our mid-season calf tour to check on everyone’s progress with their steers. Our Christmas party was at the Regional 4-H Fun Day at Battle Lake 4-H Centre in January. In February we received our new coats celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Canada.
On Feb. 10 we had our club level public speaking event at Mecca Glen School. Our judges were Al Libby, Tim Rowland, Lorrie Jess, Leanne Walton, Ashley Shannon and Holly Riske. Advancing to the next level of public speaking were Shania Kjenner and Virginia Harvey (seniors), Megan Bolton and Tawni Kjenner (intermediates) and Nadia Simons and Anton Hodnefield (juniors).
The second level, East Zone Public Speaking, was held on Feb. 24 at Mecca Glen School. Advancing from our club were Shania Kjenner and Virginia Harvey (seniors) and Megan Bolton and Tawni Kjenner (intermediates).
Ponoka 4-H district public speaking was held on March 10 at Crestomere School. Shania Kjenner took first place in the senior public speaking and advances to the West Central Regional Public Speaking event to be held in Camrose later in the month.
Along with our many speaking events we are also busy working with our steer projects in preparation for our Achievement Day Show and Sale in May. Hope to see you there.