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Winfield & District 4-H Beef Club

This year we have 17 club members and quite a few Cleaver members.

By Jessica Dalke

This year we have 17 club members and quite a few Cleaver members.

On September 11, 2013 our reorganizational meeting was held. Kayla Leeder was elected president, Cole Schwengler is vice president, Amy Seely is secretary, Miranda Wirch is treasurer, social convenors are Cheyenne Schwengler, Nicole Groeneveld and James Seely. Our historians are Brandon Leeder and Jessica Dalke. District Reps are Jacob Parker, Miranda Wirch, and James Seely. And last but not least, Chloe Begg was elected as our parliamentarian.

In October we had a weigh-in social at Parker Farms. Pictures were taken for this year's calendars. We hope everyone is enjoying these calendars.

In November we started delivering these calendars. We also started collecting for Santa's Anonymous. Thank you to all the members and their families for their donations.

December was a busy month for us. We served tea/coffee at the Buck Lake Senior Supper. We also volunteered at the Alder Flats Ag Society potluck and pie auction. We helped entertain the youngsters by decorating cookies, coloring, and other various crafts. We had a Chinese gift exchange and for our Christmas party we all went swimming, watched “Walking with Dinosaurs” at the theatre, and then had Boston Pizza for supper.

On January 12 our club calf tour was held. We traveled to all of the members' homes and were able to view all the calves in our club. They are all looking great! We attended the Camrose Bull Congress and had a District Fun Day.

Club speeches: For the Juniors, Nicole Groeneveld won 1st place and Cheyenne Schwengler won 2nd place. Intermediate, Cole Schwengler won 1st place and Jessica Dalke won 2nd place. Thank you to all the judges for coming out and to everyone who assisted in making the lunches and organizing these events. We also attended a Drayton Valley Thunder hockey game. It was a lot of fun!

This month we are preparing for our mini shows in April. We had a tobogganing party at the Leeder's farm and made rope halters for our show steers. We had planned an exchange this year with an Eastern 4-H club but it has been postponed until next year. Our next club meeting is on April 9.

Be sure to mark your calendars on May 11 and 12 because that is when our show and sale is. So make sure you're free on those days. Come on down and see us all compete. A supper is also held on Monday, April 12 just before the sale.