Recent History – 1999
Nov. 4, 1999
Patsy Nagel, Contributing Writer
The annual 4-H Awards Night was held October 29, 1999 in the Elks Hall in Dawson Creek. A delicious pot luck smorg started the evening in great style following the singing of O Canada, and the reciting of the 4-H pledge and grace.
Bonnie Rounds, president of the 4-H Senior Council, acted as MC for the evening. Clubs attending were Boundary Community Club, Devereaux Beef, Pioneer Beef, Tate Creek Variety, Saddle Tramps Horse, and Heads and Tails Club.
Each club brought their members up to receive the awards they had won this last year. Achievement Certificates were handed out to 4-H members for completing projects in beef, sheep, outdoor living, horticulture and dairy goats. Many also received badges and certificates in public speaking, demonstrations, judging, and junior leader projects.
Pioneer Beef member, Nikki Sutherland, was unable to attend but her friend, Kristy Rose, outlined the many outstanding 4-H achievements Nikki attained this year. She was chosen to attend the Provincial Club Week activities, the provincial public speaking competitions, and she and Kristy Rose went to the provincial demonstration competitions, representing the Peace River District. Congratulations to Nikki and thanks to Kristy for presenting this information to the group at Awards Night.
Two major trophies are awarded each year. This year, the Carl Wolf Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding record book was presented to Melvina Watson by Norma Walker. Melvina is a member of the Heads and Tails 4-H Club. Her book was filled with pictures and information about her sheep project.
The Recreation Trophy for the best attendance by a club at district events was presented by Bill Newton to the Heads and Tails 4-H Club.
Carol Van de Bon received a plaque and pin for her first five years as a leader in the Heads and Tails 4-H Club. Karla Barrie, Youth Development Assistant made the presentation on behalf of the B.C. 4-H Council.
The 4-H members wish to thank the Elks Club for the donation of the hall for the evening. Members, parents, and leaders all enjoyed a dance after the official part of the night was completed.
Leaders are reminded that updated Senior Skill Exams are available at the 4-H office in the Agriculture department of the Provincial Building. Please come in and get what you need for your soon to be senior members.