by Ericka Mathers
On April 27, the Dundas Dairy 4-H Club held its first meeting at Wintergreen Farm in South Mountain, home of the Sears Family. Our leaders this year include David and Kelly Mathers, Brenda Velthius, and Dan Schuler.
To begin the meeting, we started with the 4-H pledge, followed by opening remarks by our leaders and an introduction of our meetings hosts. We then did our roll call, followed by a mixer game to get to know each other, and worked in two groups to identify the parts of a dairy cow. Elections were then held to nominate and vote in our club executive for this year. Taylor Mathers was named President, Emma Hess is Vice President, Sam Schuler is Secretary, and Ericka Mathers is the Press Reporter. Following our elections, Charlie Sears took us on a tour of his family’s beautiful dairy barn where they milk their cows with two Lely robots. We concluded the meeting by learning how to tie a proper slip knot, reviewed some halter-breaking tips and things to consider when choosing a 4-H calf as our project.
Our next meeting will be held on May 28 at the Ag Museum in Ottawa, with host and former Dundas 4-H Member, Kyleigh Jampen!