Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H students take part in a recent outing.

Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H students take part in a recent outing.

Rose Lake/Miocene learns about judging

The last Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H meeting we had was packed full of information that I am excited to tell you about. So let’s get to it!

Hello fellow citizens of Williams Lake and area!

The last Rose Lake/Miocene 4-H meeting we had was packed full of information that I am excited to tell you about. So let’s get to it!

First, I would like to acknowledge the passing of a former beef leader, Rob Starr. Although I did not know him personally, I have heard the many great things that he has done for our club over the years.

We are all saddened over the loss of a devoted member, and friend.

The next thing we discussed was the 4-H poster competition.

Every 4-H member is required to make a poster advertising our Annual 4-H Show and Sale.

The poster must have all the dates, locations and sale items listed on the poster. The goal when making your poster is to make it original, eye grabbing, and informational.

The posters will then be judged and marked. Ribbons will be given for the best posters and then all posters will be hung around town.

Posters are due at the May meeting. I’m sure you’ll find these posters in many local businesses around town.

We are proud to announce that one of our members, Kate Barnett, competed in the Prospect 2000 show in Kamloops.

She competed with her Charlois cross steer, Macklemore, and won third in weight class and reserve champion in showmanship.

She commented on her experience by saying “It was a lot of fun!”

Congratulations Kate!

One of our fundraisers has been launched which is the Tupperware fundraiser.

Very generously, this fundraiser gives back 40 per cent of the proceeds to our 4-H club. There are all sorts of Tupperware containers from big to small, tall to wide, and all different colours.

If anyone is interested in buying or checking out some Tupperware, contact the Rose Lake Miocene 4-H club and we’ll help you out. This fundraiser ends April 23, so if you are interested, act quickly!

We also had the beef group give us a great demonstration on how to judge market steers and the language to use when judging them.

On April 27, our club had a practice judging rally in preparation for judging rallies later in the year. Our club participates and we help the clover buds and new members get the hang of judging each project.

A judging rally is like a competition where all 4-H members have a judging card and they all judge each project according to market qualities.

For example, if you are judging market swine, you will be looking at four finished market hogs. Your job is to put them in order from best to worst and then explain your placements by comparing them to each other.

These judging cards, once completed, are given to the leader of the project you’re judging and are then marked.

Senior members have to give oral presentations about their project as well as written judging cards.

Our Easter Petting zoo held at the Botanio Mall was very successful. I met many fellow 4-H supporters there! There were lots of animals around for everyone to check out and a ton of cakes to win in the cake walk. We even had an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

I hope you all had an awesome Easter holiday!


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