The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club poses for a photo at the Stettler and District 4-H Beef Show and Sale. Back row (left to right): Denver McComish

The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club poses for a photo at the Stettler and District 4-H Beef Show and Sale. Back row (left to right): Denver McComish

Byemoor 4H Club marks major milestone

Though Byemoor itself is small, the local 4-H club has always had enough members for the club

Though Byemoor itself is small, the local 4-H club has always had enough members for the club to be in continuous existence for the past 60 years.

Though club leader Tara Schilling said, occasionally, attendance does go down, new people always move to the area and younger generations end up joining the club.

“It’s a great way to meet new friends or go away to camp opportunities,” she said. “When you’re living on a farm it’s a great way to learn about working with animals and also just add to your community.”

The Byemoor club skews more experienced, and Schilling says on average, the kids in the club have been members for about four years.

The 4-H club members are required to do community service, and in Byemoor that means they do a cemetery cleanup every spring, they have a float in the parade in August, and they help out at the Christmas craft show in Byemoor.

In addition to raising an animal, Byemoor club members do things like public speaking and skating parties.

“They get the confidence to speak in front of crowds, being around other people, as well as the confidence around their animals,” Schilling said, and added that the club members did very well at the Stettler and District 4-H Beef Club Show and Sale in May.