March 29, 2017
4-H Saskatchewan Centennial Gala and AGM a huge success
Saskatoon, Sask.- It was a weekend to catch up with old friends and make new ones while celebrating 100 years of 4-H in Saskatchewan.
4-H Saskatchewan just finished an exciting weekend of celebrations with its Centennial Gala and Annual General Meeting. AGM was held on March 25-26 at the Saskatoon Inn, with the Centennial Gala taking place on Saturday evening. Close to 200 members from across the province were in attendance for the meeting, with more than 500 people attending the Gala evening.
In addition to getting down to business, there were also many exciting activities, including a dance for the 4-H members, a walk through history display and special speakers. The highlight for many was keynote speaker Temple Grandin, a world-renowned autism spokesperson, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour and a distinguished 4-H alumni.
During the business meeting, 4-H leaders and members discussed resolutions and the future of 4-H, as well as voting in some new board of directors. Congratulations to Glenn Gress of the Browning 4-H Beef Club for being elected president of the 4-H Saskatchewan Board of Directors.
Gress has been involved in the Browning 4-H Beef Club for 14 years and has served as coach for his club’s 4-H curling team, where they have advanced to Provincials several times. Glenn has extensive knowledge about the beef industry and is also an excellent horseman and certified horse clinician. Gress has a thorough understanding of boards and policies, as he has served on several boards within his community.
4-H Saskatchewan also thanks Past President Cindy Cooper of West Bend for her guidance as president for the past 4-H year. She has been a leader for 17 years and enjoys teaching others about the 4-H program. Cooper helped create the new strategic plan and direction for 4-H entering its 100th year.
4-H Saskatchewan would like to thank its Provincial Event Sponsors, including Redhead Equipment, Mosaic, Farm Credit Canada and Viterra, for their support making events such as the Centennial Gala and AGM a success. The support of sponsors, such of these, will help 4-H continue for the next 100 years.