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April 2019

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AGM Weekend

The delegates at AGM participate in the Parade of Regions on March 23 at the Saskatoon Inn. They all showed amazing 4-H pride before heading back into business meetings. photo by Jodi Schellenberg

The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held the weekend of March 23-24 at the Saskatoon Inn. During the weekend, 4-H member and leader voting delegates were asked to vote on a number of decisions. There were 177 attendees, including a record-setting 109 youth delegates. After welcome and introductions, the first item of business was voting for the 18-year-old delegate to the board of directors. There was one two-year term available and Kati Culbertson was elected by the membership. After their regional meetings, the delegates participated in a lively Parade of Regions and then joined together for lunch. They then enjoyed a Community Service Panel, with four guests who are involved in their communities – Cst. Tamara Paulsen of the Saskatoon Police Service, Judy Harwood from SARM and the R.M. of Corman Park, Brady Figley from the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and Eli Kearley, who is an 11-year-old philanthropist. After the panel, delegates discussed and voted on two resolutions before recessing for the day. The annual Recognition Banquet was held on Saturday evening, where 4-H Saskatchewan’s sponsors and donors were honoured for their contributions to 4-H. Two individuals, Melanie Bashutski and Richard Moellenbeck, and one

couple, Wayne and Kim Jansen, were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Following the banquet, the members and leaders went into their Saturday night socials. Before going into business meetings on Sunday morning, the delegates participated in the Focus on 4-H Forum. This was an open discussion on topics, such as Communication of 4-H Programs, Selections Processes, 4-H Branding and the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation Vital Community Conversations. The notes from the discussions were captured for the Board of Directors and staff to use for future meetings. After the auditor’s report, two resolutions were voted on by the delegation. The program came to a close with a recognition program for members and leaders reaching special milestones in their 4-H careers, and thanking outgoing Board and Advisory Council members for their service. After a final loonie draw and four special announcements, the business meeting was adjourned and everyone was free to go home. Overall, it was a very successful weekend and AGM! A full report can be found on the 4-H Saskatchewan website and will be in the Spring Bits & Pieces magazine.


4-H Saskatchewan Events & Opportunities 4-H Citizenship Day Join other 4-H’ers from across the province for a day of fun and learning.

Who: Recommended for 9-15 year olds, but all welcome!

During your time in Regina, you will have the opportunity to tour the Provincial Legislature building and see the Members of the Legislative Assembly in session, as well as hear from some special guests!

When: April 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You will also learn about Parliamentary Procedure and debates, before participating in a group debate with your fellow 4-H members. Registration forms are available on the 4-H website or you can register through Eventbrite.

Where: In Regina, at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building and the Lakeview United Church Cost: $20 Registration deadline: April 12 Please note: This event was formerly know as 4-H at the Leg

Journey 2050 and Farmer 2050 The year 2050 is a key moment in time - the world’s population is projected to be 2 billion more than today. Food production needs are expected to rise by at least 60 per cent resulting in increased pressure on agricultural land, habitats and communities. Nutrien has created two apps, available on Google Play and iTunes, to help teach youth about these challenges.

Farmer 2050 Nutrien worked with community partners around the world to launch Farmers 2050 – a new version of the Journey 2050 farm simulation game that allows for ongoing game playing at home – and it’s available for download to your mobile device right now. Farmers 2050’s interactions include more commodities, exposure to careers, unique learning moments, videos of real farm practices and much more. There are educational messages incorporated to ensure players understand the importance of feeding the world while balancing economic, social and environmental factors.

Journey 2050 Journey 2050 takes students on a virtual farm simulation that explores world food sustainability. Using an inquiry based approach the program encourages students to make decisions and adjust them as they see their impact on society, the environment and the economy at a local and global scale. The students experience the lives of three farm families in Kenya, India, and Canada and learn the role of best management practices in feeding the world, reducing environmental impacts and in improving social performance through greater access to education, medical care and community infrastructure. Both apps are available on iTunes and Google Play or through their website. 2

4-H Saskatchewan Public Speaking Public Speaking is a proud 4-H tradition that allows members to share a persuasive, informative, or entertaining speech on a topic of their choice, developing self-confidence and communication skills! 4-H clubs across the province have hosted their own club public speaking days, and the top place speakers advanced through Districts, Regionals, and Provincial levels of competition. First and second place winners from each Regional Public Speaking event will be competing in Provincials. Please see below for details about the Provincial event. Appropriate speech lengths are: Cloverbud - 1-3 minutes Junior – 2-4 minutes Intermediate - 3-5 minutes Senior 4-8 minutes Provincial Public Speaking: April 13, 1 p.m. Lancer Community Hall

Equine Symposium (formerly Young Horse Clinic)

Equine Symposium will be held on May 4 in Weyburn. The cost will be $43 for members and leaders or $54 for 4-H parents and friends. Lunch will be provided to participants. There will be a live demonstration with a young horse, as well as speakers on equine health topics. Since it is a demonstration clinic, attendees are not required to bring a horse. Registration deadline is April 19. Registration is available online through Eventbrite. Check the 4-H website for more information!

y r e y t t r o e t L t o n L a w n e a h w c e t h a c k t s a a k S s a H S 44-H Draw Date: August 21, 2019

Tickets $5 each

Two Grand Prizes:


50/50 Add-on $2 each

Tickets available from participating 4-H clubs, or by contacting the 4-H Office. Call (306) 933-7727 or e-mail

Additional Prizes: 1 - IPad Pro 128 GB with IPad Case Valued at $1,000 Donated by Cooperative Hail Insurance

Kubota Z Series Mower

Clubhouse Shed

Donated by Kubota Canada and participating Saskatchewan dealerships. This mower has a Kawasaki engine and 42 inch cut radius. Great for any farm or acerage owner!

Built by the students at Moose Jaw’s A.E. Peacock High School Materials donated by Yara Belle Plaine

Valued at $5,500

Valued at $5,000

1 - iPad 6th Generation 32GB Valued at $430 Donated by Staples Depot

2 - $500 Advertising Vouchers Valued at $1,000 Donated by The Western Producer

New This Year:

50/50 Add-on for $2*

* Please note: You must buy a lottery ticket to purchase a 50/50 add-on. The number of 50/50 tickets sold CANNOT exceed the number of lottery tickets sold

Maximum 50/50 Payout is $20,000 All proceeds from the 4-H Saskatchewan Lottery support 4-H programs and clubs in the province.

The Saskatchewan 4-H Lottery is operated by the Saskatchewan 4-H Council Inc. Lottery License #RR18-0616. Draw to take place August 21, 2019 in Saskatoon at 1 p.m. 20,000 tickets printed. Actual prize may not be exactly as shown. Total Prize value is $12,930. The lottery is limited to Saskatchewan residents. No cash alternatives. Contact 306-933-7727 for more information. Visit for Rules Of Play.


4-H Judging Judging is an important life skill, which teaches the process of evaluation and how to identify important characteristics that can improve quality in an item or animal. If your club has never attended a judging competition, no problem! Your Regional 4-H Specialist can present a Judging workshop for your club or your club members can attend judging workshops. Many of the Regional 4-H Judging Competitions have a judging clinic or workshop for younger members or beginners to judging. Regional judging competitions select only the top eight senior members to be Regional Judging Teams. Most judging competitions also combine a judging clinic for younger members. You do not need to be in a livestock project to participate. Here are the dates for upcoming Regional 4-H Judging competitions: • Prince Albert Regional 4-H Judging – April 13 • Prairieland Park Regional 4-H Judging – July 6 • Swift Current Regional Judging – June 27 • Weyburn Regional 4-H Judging – July 1 • Whitewood Regional 4-H Judging – May 4 • Lloydminster Regional Judging – April 28

Provincial 4-H Judging August 23-24 Moosomin

Overnight Chaperones and Camp Nurse Wanted! We are looking for overnight chaperones for three of our overnight programs – North Summer Camp, South Summer Camp and the 4-H Summer Getaway.

screening package on the website. If you are already a registered, screened leader, you are all set!

Overnight Chaperones will be required to do cabin checks throughout the night to make sure members Chaperones must be at least 18 years old for sum- are in their beds. They may also be asked to help out mer camp and 25 years old to chaperone Summer with other tasks as needed. Getaway. The camp nurse should have medical training and be comfortable giving medications to campers. They All chaperones must go through the 4-H could be a registered nurse, a nursing student or Saskatchewan Screening Process. This in- medical student. Overnight Chaperone/Camp Nurse cludes a criminal record check and providing forms are available on the 4-H Saskatchewan webthree references. You can find the volunteer site.

4-H Summer Getaway The 4-H Summer Getaway is on July 19-21 at Kinasao Luthern Bible Camp. This event is is for Intermediate and Senior members aged 15-21 (as of July 19), who are interested in a weekend camp and learning event. This event will focus on leadership and team building skills. 4-H members will also enjoy their time in the kitchen, learning how to cook meals. Additionally, there will be camp activities, such as campfires and canoeing. And, of course, there will be a rockin’ 4-H dance! Registration is available on the 4-H website under events! 4

Summer Camp is back! Do you want to meet other 4-H members and have a fun, activity-filled summer experience and are between the ages of nine to 14? Come to 4-H Summer Camp! There will be exciting 4-H programming, based around our four pillars, summer camp activities, which include canoeing, archery and swimming, as well as campfires, games and more!

North 4-H Summer Camp

South 4-H Summer Camp

Big River Bible Camp facility August 11-16, 2019

Lumsden Beach Camp facility August 26-31, 2019

Final registration deadline: June 15 Price: $325

Final registration deadline: June 15 Price: $325

Registration is available on Eventbrite. More information is available on the 4-H Saskatchewan website. *Please note: North 4-H Summer Camp is now full, but there is still space available in the South 4-H Summer Camp!

Want to be a camp counsellor? Are you passionate about 4-H? Do you enjoy working with youth and want to volunteer your time to help out younger 4-H members at summer camp? We are looking for 4-H members who are 16 or older to be Camp Counsellors at the Summer 4-H Camp! Your responsibilities will be running skills and activities, be in charge of a cabin of youth ages 9 to 14 and helping the 4-H staff where required. If you are 15 years old, you can apply to be a Counsellor In Training and will be paired up with a counsellor. You will help run activities and make sure the campers are having a great 4-H experience. All counsellors will be required to attend a Counsellor Training Day before camp starts. This training day will prepare you for the week of camp and give you a chance to meet the other counsellors before the campers arrive. Application deadline is May 3! Application forms can be found on the 4-H Saskatchewan website.


Photo Contest

The 4-H Saskatchewan Photo Contest is back. Make sure that you take lots of pictures this year to enter in the contest! There are five photo categories: Nature - Capture a naturally beautiful scene, whether it’s a Saskatchewan sunset, an ocean view, or a Prairie Lily in bloom - this is the category for your nature photos. ​ People - Do you like taking pictures of your friends or family? This is the category for you! It doesn’t need to be a formal portrait, as long as it captures a human moment. ​ Animals - Domestic or wild, it doesn’t matter! This is the category for all of those photos of your project animal, or that special shot of a wild bird or deer! ​ Action Shot - Photos of sports scenes, animals in motion, or a funny event about to happen are perfect for this category! ​​

Hands To Larger Service - Show us how you, your fellow 4-H’ers, leaders and parents are giving back! Show us your community engagement and how you are using your “Hands To Larger Service.” All Saskatchewan 4-H members are eligible to enter (you do not have to be in the Photography project). Entries will be judged in three age categories: 1: Cloverbuds and Juniors (6 - 12 as of Dec. 31, 2018) 2: Intermediates and Seniors (13 - 21 as of Dec. 31, 2018) 3: Adult E​ ntries will be judged based on lighting, composition, and creativity. Photos must be taken by the participants between April 30, 2018 and April 30, 2019. ​All submissions must be accompained by a registration form or they will be disqualified. Submit your photos electronically to or the 4-H Saskatchewan DropBox before April 30, 2019 to enter.

Staff Challenges Make sure to pay attention to the 4-H Saskatchewan social media, as somedays there might be random challenges popping up. Make sure to compete, as there will be prizes for individuals and clubs!

May/June Springing To Achievement It’s spring and with the new season comes Achievement Days! We want to see what your club does at Achievement Day, from showing cattle to presenting a display. Share your stories and videos on social media, using the hashtag #4hskachievementday.

Don’t forget to check the Monthly Update and social media for other special challenges! Some months may have some exciting opportunities for your club to get involved. 6

4-H Canada Events & Opportunities Get Back To Your Roots! Join today and be part of the 4-H alumni movement. You will get a complimentary subscription to The Pledge – our new magazine for 4-H alumni in Canada, access to discounts, be the first ot hear about new opportunities for 4-H alumni and more! Now you don’t have to leave 4-H! Join Club 1913 and stay connected! Visit to learn more.

Don’t Be Shy – Apply for a 4-H Canada Scholarship Each year, 4-H Canada helps members by investing in the lifelong learning opportunities for our 4-H youth. These scholarships help 4-H’ers who are entering, or continuing, post-secondary schools – and this year there is more than $365,000 in scholarship funding available for 4-H’ers like you! 4-H Canada is proud to offer 195 amazing scholarships – The amounts and requirements for each of the awards vary, so be sure to read the guidelines for each scholarship to discover which one(s) are for you. But don’t be shy – apply! Learn more at

Attend the World Dairy Expo with 4-H Canada this fall! More than 4,200 4-H’ers across the country participate in dairy cow and goat programs. Are you one of them? Through the 4-H Canada World Dairy Expo Competition, eight senior 4-H’ers will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Madison, Wisconsin to attend theWorld Dairy Expo, October 1 to 5, 2019. Applications close April 15, 2019 at


Regional Updates

North East Region

North West Region

Meet the Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors

• Re-elected – Cameron Choquette, District #22, Toon Town 4-H Club • Returning – Annaleigh LeBruno, District #22, Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club • Returning – Clint Panter, District #33, Big River 4-H Multiple Club

• NEW – Mike Kirzinger, District #21, Viscount 4-H Beef Club • Returning – Tara Malinowski, District #20, Wishart Multiple 4-H Club • Returning – Leslie Penner, District #27, Melfort Trail Blazers Light Horse 4-H Club

Meet the Advisory Council

Meet the Advisory Council

• NEW – Summer Norman, District #22, Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club and Sunset Rangers Multiple 4-H Club

• NEW – Becca Fitzsimmons, District #21, Viscount 4-H Beef Club

North West Ambassadors

North East Ambassadors

• Leaders: Niki Panter, Stacey Zerebeski and Kelly Kuziw • Members: Ailie Thiemann, Brooklyn Trask and Makayla Smith

• Leaders: Charlene Fox, Trena Hoffus-Preston and Angela Letendre • Members: Isobel Kinash, Abby Kirzinger and Danica Kiefer

Regional Events • NE Regional Judging – April 13, 2019 in Prince Albert @ the Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds • P.A. 4-H Finished Beef Show & Sale – June 9 & 10 • Melfort 4-H Beef Regional Show- July 7 & 8 .

Sanctioned Regional Shows


Yorkton 4-H Spring Steer & Heifer Show

April 25-27

Yorkton Exhibtion Grounds

Lloydminister Grooming/Judging

April 28


Lloydminster 4-H Horse Grooming & Safety Day

May 4

Lloydminster Exhibition

Lloydminster 4-H Expo Regional Show

June 1-3

Lloydminster Exhibition

74th Annual Spiritwood Regional 4-H Show & Sale

June 2-4

Spiritwood Stockyards

73rd Annual Kerrobert & District Regional Show & Sale

June 4-5

Kerrobert Fair Grounds

Battleford Regional 4-H Show

June 9

Battlefords Ag Society

Prince Albert 4-H Finished Beef Show

June 9-10

Prince Albert Exhibition Grounds

District #10 Regional Fair

June 11

Maple Creek Fairgrounds

Weyburn Agricultural Society 4-H Light Horse Show

June 30

Weyburn Ag Society Fairgrounds

Weyburn Agricultural Society 4-H Show & Sale

July 1-3

Weyburn Ag Society Fairgrounds

Estevan Regional Show & Sale

July 4

Hosted by Districr #1 Council

Yorkton Exhibition 2019 Light Horse Show

July 4-5

Yorkton Exhibition Grounds

Melfort Ag Society Regional 4-H Beef Show And Sale

July 7-8

Melfort Ag Society

South West Region

South East Region

Meet the Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors

• Re-elected – Stan Figley, District #40, Kyle Multiple 4-H Club • Returning – Alvin Pawlitza, District #11, Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club • Returning – Nora Schock, District #10, Maple Creek Multiple 4-H Club

• Re-elected – Glenn Gress, District #1, Browning Multiple Club • Returning – Tammy Rumpel, District #37, Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club • NEW – Brittany Stepp, District #7, Radville 4-H Beef Club

Meet the Advisory Council

Meet the Advisory Council

• Returning – Adrianna Simpson, District #40, Nomads 4-H Beef Club

• NEW – Grace Christensen, District #41, Alameda 4-H Beef Club

South West Ambassadors

South East Ambassadors

• Leaders: Stacey Hawkins and Chelsey Siemens • Members: Dylan Watt, Meghan Kerr and Lacey Bauer

• Leaders: Susan Avramenko, Paula Beattie and Cherilyn Gress • Members: Jana Rumpel, Ashlyn Kormos and Jada Bjossa Brazeau

Congratluations A special congratulations from the South East Region to Kati Culberston for being elected as one of the 18-year-old Member Delegates to the Board of Directors!

Upcoming Events

Meet the 18-year-old Member Delegates to the Board of Directors: NEW – Kati Culbertson, District #41, Alida and Area 4-H Beef Club Returning – Emily Letendre, District #32, Spruce Home Multiple 4-H Club Meet the 4-H Saskatchewan delegate to the 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Council (YAC): NEW – Brett Rumpel, District #37, Longlaketon Multiple 4-H Club

Yorkton Spring Steer & Heifer Show –April 25-27, 2019 • Prize book and registration information available on the 4-H website events page. • For more information, please contact Tia Pelzer @ 306782-4919, Whitewood Regional Judging – May 4, 2019 • Whitewood Auction Barn • $10 / member, including lunch • Please pre-register with Carolyn @ 306-697-7855, or June @ 306-735-7262, • Registration is between 9:00 - 9:45. • For more information, refer to the events page on the 4-H website. Weyburn Regional 4-H Judging – July 1 at 2:30 p.m. • Weyburn Ag Society Barns • For more information, contact Brittany Stepp at (306) 306-861-4179


4-H Saskatchewan is a project-based youth organization dedicated to the growth and development of our members, leaders, volunteers, and staff through our motto:

Learn To Do By Doing

Board of Directors The role of the Board of Directors is to set direction and policy of the 4-H program. They contribute to defining the organization’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and governing their fulfillment.


Glenn Gress Tammy Rumpel Cameron Choquette

NORTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Cameron Choquette Annaleigh LeBruno Clint Panter

306-327-8460 (C) 306-237-4377 (H) 306-469-7763 (H)

Mike Kirzinger Tara Malinowski Leslie Penner

306-944-4244 (H) 306-576-2003 (H) 306-873-5425 (H)

Stan Figley Alvin Pawlitza Nora Schock

306-375-2775 (H) 306-689-2597 (H) 306-662-2951 (H)

Glenn Gress Tammy Rumpel Brittany Stepp

306-487-3279 (H) 306-731-2429 (H) 306-861-4179 (H)

Emily Letendre Kati Culbertson

306-930-2543 (C) 306-452-7234 (H)


Provincial 4-H Office


The provincial office is made up of a dynamic staff team ready to serve our new and existing members, leaders and clubs throughout the province. The provincial office staff is happy to be of assistance, so please do not hesitate to contact us.



Phone: (306) 933-7727 Fax: (306) 933-7730 E-mail:


Address: 3830 Thatcher Avenue Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Closed on holidays


(306) 933-7729

Cera Youngson

COMMUNICATIONS Jodi Schellenberg

(306) 933-6961


(306) 933-7728

Karrie Watson


(306) 933-7727

Shirley Wensley


(306) 933-7731

Sandi Sirois


Shelby Corey

(306) 933-7348

REGIONAL 4-H SPECIALISTS Each region has a regional 4-H specialist available to support the members, leaders, and clubs in that region. Contact your regional 4-H specialist with questions, or if you require support. They are also happy to help with club start-ups, and offer workshops for clubs. NORTH WEST

Kalynne Martin

Office: 306-933-6723 Cell: 306-280-3755 Email:


Kaitlyn Keller

Office: 306-964-1545 Cell: 306-229-2064 Email:



Shelby Longworth

Office: 306-964-1544 Cell: 306-220-6315 Email:


Melodi Hawkesford-Lee

Office: 306-787-1958 Cell: 306-529-5446 Email:



306-946-3237 (W)


306-689-2597 (H)

Tara Malinowski

306-576-2003 (H)


Youth Advisory Council The Youth Advisory Council brings the opinions, ideas, and voice of youth 4-H members to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council.


Norman Becca Fitzsimmons Adrianna Simpson Grace Christensen

Coming Soon! alorittasimpson62@gmail. com

Coming Soon!



Emily Letendre Kati Culbertson

306-930-2543 (C) 306-452-7234 (H)


Contact your Regional Representatives if you would like to share your opinions, suggestions, or concerns relating to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council’s policy, programming or direction.

Calendar of 4-H Events US National 4-H Conference

April 6-11

Washington, DC

North East Regional Judging

April 13

Prince Albert

Provincial Public Speaking

April 13


Prince Albert 4-H Regional Judging

April 13

Prince Albert

4-H Citizenship Day

April 18


Lloydminister Judging

April 27-28


Citizenship Congress

April 30 - May 5


Equine Symposium

May 4


4-H Manitoba Camp

May 4-6

Assessipi/Inglis, MB

Whitewood Judging

May 4


Swift Current Regional Judging

June 27

Swift Current

Prairieland Park Regional Judging

July 6


4-H Summer Getaway

July 19-21

Christopher Lake

North Provincial 4-H Camp

August 11-16

Big River Bible Camp

South Provincial 4-H Camp

August 26-31

Lumsden Camp

Science Day (tentative)

October 11


4-H Canada Members’ Forum

Nov. 26-30

Calgary, AB

4-H Saskatchewan Leadership Conference

Dec. 7-8 (tent.)


Deadlines 4-H Citizenship Day Registration

Apr. 5

Equine Symposium Registration

Apr. 18

Counsellor Application

May 3

4-H Canada Scholarship Application

May 31

Camp Registration

Jun. 15

Summer Getaway Registration

Jun. 28

Follow your Regional 4-H Specialist on Facebook! Want to stay in contact with your Regional 4-H Specialist? Follow them on Facebook! Use the search bar to type in their page name! • For Kalynne Martin, search “North West Regional 4-H Specialist” • For Shelby Longworth, search “North East Regional 4-H Specialist” • For Kaitlyn Keller, search “South West Regional 4-H Specialist” • For Melodi Hawkesford-Lee, search “South East Regional 4-H Specialist”

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2019 April Monthly Update  

2019 April Monthly Update