Members of the Clairbank 4-H Club will be busy this week as they mark the 50th Anniversary of the club on Saturday (November 12).

Dianne Retzlaff says over the years the club membership has grown and gotten smaller and grown again.

With that in mind, they are welcoming everyone home this weekend to join in the 50th-anniversary celebration Saturday, November 12th at 3 pm at the Clairbank Community Hall. 

The event will feature a number of displays, some sharing of memories and history of the club with everything wrapping up with a roast beef supper at 5 pm.

Below is a little of the history of the Clairbank 4-H Club as shared by Dianne Retzlaff.

In 1972 the Club was organized as the Busy Beavers with the project then being Sewing with ten members and one leader.

In 1973 the club changed their name to the Clairbank Multiple 4-H Club and expanded to include Welding, Junior Sportsman, Cooking and Let’s Entertain and also an orchestra.

Some of the other projects that have come and gone through the years have been Woodworking, Crafts, Oil Painting, Light Horse, Beef, Making It on Your Own, Outdoorsman, Swine, Photography, Motorcycle, Foods, Wood Crafts, Bread Dough, Car Care, Macrame, Exploring 4-H, Drawing, Make Way for Wildlife, Lathe Work, Care 4U, Cloverbud, Sheep, Cowboy Poetry, Gardening, Canine, Poultry and Fishing.

In the early years, there were rallies including a ball tournament and a yearly talent show in Swift Current at the Research Station.

Many members have attended camps that were at Camp Rayner and others across the province.

There have been many curling teams participating at the District - Regional and Provincial levels.

Some members have even travelled to other parts of Canada while participating in 4-H activities.

The Beef project members show and sell in the Regional Show at Frontier Days each summer and many Light Horse project members have participated there also.

The club has grown and gotten smaller and grown again over the years but it has endured for 50 years!!

There have been hundreds of members and an amazing number of leaders that are a piece of our history.

It is interesting to look at the list of members that have become the parent and then the leader and the parent of a member that is now the grandparent.

We are going celebrate them all and the amazing achievement of fifty years on Saturday, November 12th at 3:00pm at the Clairbank Community Hall.

There will be displays, some sharing of memories and history and will conclude with a roast beef supper at 5:00 pm.

Everyone welcome.

For more information contact Dianne Retzlaff 306-413-0049.