Editor's Note: The following is our latest 4-H Member of the Month, sponsored by Nelson Motors and Equipment. We thank Nelson Motors for their continued support of this initiative, and we salute 4-H for continuing to make a difference in the lives of young people.
4-H Member of the Month: Bode Pretty
Club: Arcola-Kisbey 4-H Club
Age group: Intermediate
Bode Pretty is in his third year with the Arcola-Kisbey 4-H Club, but it’s not his only experience with 4-H.
Bode, a 13-year-old in the intermediate age group, was part of the Weyburn club before he made the shift to the Arcola-Kisbey club. He said he has enjoyed the friendly nature of the Arcola-Kisbey Club and its small size, with only 11 members.
He decided to join 4-H because it seemed like a lot of fun.
“My dad and my grandpa did it, too,” he said.
Being part of 4-H gives him the opportunity to work with animals and be part of competitions, and to work alongside other members.
“I’ve enjoyed going to go all of the shows, and learning things about feeding the cattle,” said Bode.
He has attended Agribition a couple of times, and he has been part of 4-H’s public speaking competitions.
While he was part of the Weyburn club, he and other members competed at the Weyburn Regional 4-H Calf Show. He was a member of the club’s grooming team that finished first in that competition in Weyburn. He also won the hardiest-working member award for his age group.
Bode said he would recommend being part of the Arcola-Kisbey club to others, because of the fun they have and the friendly people he has encountered. He expects that what he has learned through 4-H will help him out in the future.