Ponoka 4-H District is in full swing with lots of events and activities taking place

We have had our district fun day in Rimbey at Striker’s Alley on December 6 and attended Bull Congress in Camrose on January 23.

We have had our district fun day in Rimbey at Striker’s Alley on December 6 and attended Bull Congress in Camrose on January 23.

We have had two public speaking workshops with Elizabeth George on December 19 and Jan 3, where we joined together with Lacombe 4-H District to present this great opportunity to prepare us all for our upcoming public speaking competitions.

A very special thank you to Elizabeth for sharing her knowledge, time and expertise with us all to become better speakers.

Important dates coming up this year are our Zones public speaking February 21 at 1 p.m. and our District Public Speaking March 6 at 1 p.m. Our leaders have been very busy attending a 4-H Leader’s Conference January 15-17 to bring back great new ideas and information to their clubs.

Ponoka 4-H District has elected a new executive for the 2015-2016 year.

The president is Sylvia Trautman, vice president is Ashlyn Frandsen, secretary is Isabell Stamm, and our treasurer is Melissa Waldron. There are 11 clubs in the district this year including: Ponoka Renegade Riders, Crestomere Multi, Bluffton Beef, Rimbey Multi, Winfield Beef, Winfield Gait Riders, Central Ponoka Beef, East Ponoka Beef, West Ponoka Beef, Silver Valley & West Central Rebel Riders in three different zones.

Our key leader this year is Joyce Winter and our key member is Isabell Stamm. With the countdown on to celebrate our 100th year of 4-H in Alberta in 2017 stay tuned for some great upcoming events taking place in Alberta. We have started the year off great and are looking forward to all our events we have in the future.