Introductions: We’re going to start
this meeting off with some introductions. One by one we’re going to go around the group & everyone will say their
name, age and what they would like to learn, or a goal they would like to accomplish this year. For example, “My name
and I’m 10 years old. My goal for this year is to learn rabbit showmanship and participate at the Redwood Empire Fair.”
Meeting your Leader: My name is Ashley
Peters & I have been raising rabbits since 1989. I was a member of the Cloverdale 4-H for 13 years and I belonged to several
based rabbit associations & clubs. I have participated in just about every aspect of owning rabbits that you can on local,
county, state & national levels. My goal for this 4-H year is to pass on as much of my knowledge about rabbits to you
4-hers so I can watch & help you all become everything you can in this project.
Getting a hold of Ashley: The best way
to get a hold of me is to call my cell phone or e-mail me. I have attached one of my business cards with all my information.
Using my web page: The address to my web
page is on my business card. On my home page in the left hand column you will see a link to 08-09 Beginning Rabbits. Click
on this link to find all of our meeting material & more. If you miss a meeting, or just didn’t catch part of a meeting
you can always go back and read about what we covered. The web page will have more detail than our meeting handouts as well
as links and pictures.
What do you want out of this Rabbit group?
This year is going to be based on what you guys want to learn. I will try my hardest to provide the tools & knowledge
for you guys to achieve these goals.
Here’s the basic’s that
we’re going to cover for sure:
·The history of domestic rabbits
·All the different uses for rabbits
·“The Basics” to keeping your rabbit alive & healthy
·Showing & Showmanship
·The different breeds of rabbits and what makes them special
Fun things we’ll be doing:
Making rabbit ornaments at our Dec. 2th Meeting. I’ll have enough for everyone to make a couple to
take home & we’ll also be making some to donate to an organization for the holidays. If anyone would like to pass
on thie activity that’s okay too.
We’ll be making educational posters to enter in the fairs
At our End of the Year Fun Day:
Breed ID contest
What you’ll need for our Meetings:
·A folder to keep all your paers in
·Keep some note paper/ note book in your folder for taking notes on
·Something to write with
Bringing Rabbits: You do not under any
circumstances need a rabbit to be in this group. I’m asking that you please leave your rabbit’s at home unless
we talk about bringing them first. This will help keep our meeting running smoothly.
Meeting Dates & Times:All our meeting will be at and run about 1 hour.
They will all be held at the Shoreline Rider’s building.
year fun day, date still open but will be on a Saturday
The number one goal for this year is for you all to have FUN & learn something new!!