Penn State Block & Bridle Club Begins Fall Activities

Posted: September 26, 2014

Thirty new initiates bring club's total membership to 130 students, and members have full agenda for fall semester.

Penn State University's Block & Bridle has kicked off the 2014 school year by welcoming thirty new initiates to the club, bringing the total membership to 130 students to make it Penn State's largest agricultural club. 

On September 4, the annual welcome back picnic was held at Sunset Park with chicken BBQ and all the fixings. New members were assigned "Big B's" as part of the club's mentoring program in which initiates receive credits for being involved in activities until they have enough credits to officially become part of the club.

Since then, members have represented Block & Bridle at the Agriculture Club fair and have collected blood from processed beef cattle to donate to the Philadelphia Zoo's vampire bats.

Future events such as the Block & Bridle National Convention, volunteering at the Keystone International Livestock Expedition (KILE), and the Club Calf Sale on Saturday, October 18, will keep the agenda full for this fall. 

Advisors for the Club are Vivian Baumer, Dr. Ed Mills and Dr. Dan Kniffen.

The next meeting will be held October 2 with subsequent meetings every other Thursday in 101 ASI at 7:00 p.m. Food is served beforehand and the doors are always open to new students looking to get involved!