We held our general meeting at Crestomere School on Dec. 8.
Members need to attend one of our volunteer events — Jan. 15 in Ponoka at Rimoka with fiddlers and ice cream sundaes for the seniors or April 18 at the Rimbey Hospital with cupcakes and bingo for the seniors.
We had a public speaking workshop for all members. Morena Stamm and Elisabeth Peter came to present to the club. Members learned about brainstorming topics, researching subject matter and how to put together our speeches. Don’t forget to practice.
Cleavers: The Cleavers made paper bag snowflakes and baked and decorated sugar cookies with Beatrix at Wolfville Hall.
Small Engines: Small Engines learned all the parts of a Mikuni carburetor and how to dismantle and clean a dirty one to optimize performance. They discussed if they would do individual projects or one main group project.
Sheep: The sheep kids judged four different kinds of ground meat — including ground lamb — then they had taco in a bag lunch using the ground meats. Next, they learned about wool fibres and they made felted wool vases and vessels. They finished off the day with homemade cookies and had a cookie exchange to start off the holiday season.
Woodworking: First years made a Christmas star and bungee robot. Second years made iPhone and iPad holders. The older members sharpened chisels and worked on carving a bowl from an old log and continued cleaning up an old hand plane.
Outdoors/Foods: The group did cross-country skiing at Hidden Springs Retreat. They went back to the Woods’ place and learned feather sticks/knife safety and built a fire.
Last year’s Record Books that went on to District & Regionals: Jack Steeves winning for woodworking; Teresa & Charlotte Cutts for Sheep
Our club had our Christmas Party at the Crestomere School Rink on Dec. 16 with lots of members attending. We enjoyed skating, sledding and a hot dog roast with a fire followed by a gift exchange.
Our next event is a District Judging workshop in Rimbey on Jan. 5. Our next meeting is Jan. 12 at Crestomere School.