The Drumheller 4-H District Council picked up its 2017-2018 year on November 13 starting the election of its executives.
Vannessa Richmond was elected as president with Cole Morlock elected as vice president. Serena Michie was elected secretary, Brett Holowath was elected as treasurer, Danielle Varga was elected as key member and Kenton McNaughton was elected as district reporter. Melanie Nelson was elected as key leader.
In December, the council ran a District Learning Day with members from all individual clubs attending. The Growing Forward 2 Fund Program provided the appropriate funding need to run the Learning Day. Later in the month, the district hosted their annual Christmas Party at Sandstone Lanes Bowling Alley in Drumheller. Members from all clubs once again attended the event.
Five leaders from the district attended the 2018 Leaders Conference in Edmonton from January 19 – 21. The East Central Region hosted and the theme of the conference was “Back to Basics”.
The District held its annual Public Speaking on Saturday, March 3 in Delia, with the Delia Beef Club hosting. Mesha Olson placed first in senior speeches with Vannessa Richmond in second and Amanda Holowath placing third. Ryley Mappin placed first in the intermediate category with Meah Richmond placing second and Delany McDougald placing third. Lilly Robison placed first in junior speeches, Malenna Olson placed second and Ellie Anna McDougald placed third. Cole Morlock placed first in senior presentations. Cole Alderdice placed first in junior presentations, Cadynce Richmond placed second and Carson Morlock placed third.
The District will be doing a fundraiser to fund the 2018/2019 year by selling flower baskets to do so. The baskets will be here in time for Mother’s Day. Anyone wishing to purchase a basket can contact any Drumheller District 4-H member.
On April 22, the District will be hosting a Regional Multi-Species Judging Competition at the Rumsey Agriplex. All 4-H members from any district within East Central Region can attend. It will start at 10:00 a.m. Those interested can sign up with the general leader of their club.
In July and August, the Drumheller 4-H District will be doing another Club to Club Exchange. This time to Russell County located 20 minutes from Ottawa and 65 minutes from Montreal.