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Annapolis Valley Register - 2021-11-25

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Busy month for 4-Hers

BUSINESS

JACOB HIRTLE WESTERN KINGS 4-H CLUB REPORTER

The monthly meeting of the Western Kings 4-H Club was held Nov. 16, 2021, at the Somerset school. November is 4-H month. It was great to see so many hands being raised when members were asked who wore something green or their 4-H swag on National 4-H Day. In recognition of 4-H month, the club voted at the last meeting to bring items for the food bank to this meeting. Thank you to everyone for your donations and to general leader Mary Magee for delivering them to the food bank. Also in recognition of 4-H month, the club voted to purchase and send Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer for the province of Nova Scotia, a 4-H Canada tie. Dr. Strang is known for his collection of ties, wearing a different tie to each COVID-19 briefing. Tara Hirtle reported that our recent wreath selling fundraiser was a success. Club members sold 163 wreaths which were delivered on Nov. 21 for distribution to their customers. The club is also selling ADL cheese as a year-long fundraiser. The next cheese order will arrive in time for Christmas delivery. Bailey and Bob Justason reported on a fun archery event for club members held on Nov. 6 with Gordon Porter and his two assistants, Kristia and Dominique. The event was well-attended, with two groups of members learning how to shoot a variety of bows and the rules of the range. Thank you to Amy VanderHeide for organizing and hosting this event. For those who like to plan ahead, mark your calendars for Berwick's Kings County Joint Achievement Days on July 27, 28, and 29, 2022. This is when we display our 4-H projects. The nominating committee met on Nov. 11 to discuss nominations for the 2021-2022 club executive, with elections taking place during the Nov. 16 meeting. Congratulations to Leah Newcombe, president; Jacob Hirtle, vice-president; Kaylee Newcombe, secretary; and Andrew Murray, club reporter. Leah Newcombe reported the dairy project is in need of help purchasing clippers for members to use to prepare their calves for achievement day. After a brief discussion, a motion was made and carried. Congratulations were extended to Tara Hirtle as the trained leader representing the club at 4-H Canada’s 2022 Leadership Summit being held in Halifax from April 22 to 24. Congratulations were also extended to Nova Sears on being accepted to the bakery and pastry arts program at Nova Scotia Community College in September. Nova is a long-standing member of the cake decorating project. During the leader’s report, Mary announced that Sonny Murray will be the new leader for the horticulture project. Mary also reported that senior members who were active within their clubs last year will be receiving jackets on behalf of the Kings County 4-H Spirit Initiative Committee. The next meeting of the Western Kings 4-H Club will be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Somerset school. This will be our Christmas party. Following the business meeting, members who completed their projects last year will receive their certificates and we will play a few games. Please remember your indoor footwear.

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