CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2012) - UFA Co-operative Limited congratulates Tim Church, Petroleum Area Manager for UFA Central Alberta, for his induction into the 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame. Tim will be honoured during a special ceremony at the annual 4-H Alberta Leaders' Conference in Edmonton on January 12, 2013 for his contributions to the 4-H program.
"There were three things that really shaped my own youth," said Tim. "Growing up on a farm, participating in the ACCA Co-operative Youth Program and being a part of 4-H. 4-H is a way of life-you attend meetings every month, you have your 4-H project, you're in it and your family is in it with you."
Tim joined the 4-H program in 1969 at the age of 10 and has held numerous executive positions with the Hesketh and Hesketh-Orkney 4-H Beef Clubs. He is a previous board director for the 4-H Foundation of Alberta and has been an active volunteer within his community through the Alberta Rural Crime Watch, the ACCA Co-operative Youth Program, the UFA Community Investment Steering Committee and the Canadian Diabetes Association in Red Deer.
Since February of this year, Tim has been chair of the Marketing Action Committee, focusing on how to better market 4-H Alberta to recruit and retain new members.
"There are so many great opportunities for 4-H members as they continue through their years with the program, and we're continuously looking at ways to keep them involved," said Tim.
UFA is proud to have a great individual like Tim working on our team since 1978.
"Tim Church is a valued employee who has been with UFA for over thirty years," said Ed McCoy, Vice President of the UFA Petroleum division. "He is an inspiration to UFA employees and we congratulate him on this honour that he has earned through a lifetime of community involvement."
For more information about the 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame, visit 4h.ab.ca. To find out more about UFA's partnership with 4-H Alberta, visit UFA.com/AboutUFA/4-H.
UFA Co-operative Limited is one of Alberta's most dynamic enterprises. UFA has an unmatched network of more than 110 bulk fuel and cardlock petroleum outlets, 35 Farm & Ranch Supply stores and 25 outdoor adventure stores operating under the Wholesale Sports banner. Our employees and independent petroleum agents strive to provide products, services, and solutions to farmers, ranchers, consumers and commercial members and customers throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Since its founding in 1909, UFA has grown from a small-scale local co-operative into a comprehensive enterprise with $2.1 billion in annual sales and nearly 120,000 members.
While UFA has grown and changed over the years, at our heart remains a commitment to agriculture and to the communities we call home.
To view a photo of Tim Church, 4-H Alberta Hall of Fame Inductee, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20121116-1119ufa_tim.jpg.