4-H Ontario

Clubs

CLUBS FOR 2018


___Pre 4-H_____________________________________________________

Cloverbuds Club

This club is for pre 4-H aged members ages 6-8. This club has a maximum number of participants.

Meetings, Times and Locations:

  • Meeting 1:  Thursday, April 5 at 6:00 pm at the Living Faith Presbyterian  Church in Baxter.   We will focus on “Alternative Sports” so come ready to play.
  • Meeting 2: Saturdday, April 7 at 9:30 am- 12:30pm at Huron Tractor 7040 County Road 9 Creemore. Farm Safety Day.
  • Meeting 3: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Meeting 4: Please contact leader for more information

Achievement Day

TBD

Club Leader Information:
  1. Donna Hawkins donna@thebigpic.ca 705-927-8845
  2. Scott Bowman nsbowman@bell.net 705-458-1909
  3. Andrew Morrison amorrison@scdsb.on.ca  

___Cooking_____________________________________________________

Cooking Club

Meetings, Times and Locations:

  • Meeting 1: Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Baxter, 206 Murphy’s Road
  • Meeting 2: Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Baxter
  • Meeting 3: Saturday, May 26, 2018 Bottle Drive at Living Faith Presbyterian Church Baxter
  • Meeting 4: Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Coaching Night Sprucetone Farms, New Lowell
  • Meeting 5: Satruday, June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. at Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church
  • Meeting 6: Saturday, June 9, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m. Living Faith Beef Dinner and Bake Sale

Achievement Day

TBD

Club Leader Information:
  1. Tamara Fisher-Cullen tamara.fisher-cullen@georgiancollege.ca
  2. Donna Lange dklange123@gmail.com 
  3. Lisa VanKolfscholten jlvank@hotmail.com 

____Gardening___________________________________________________

Gardening Club

Meetings, Times and Locations:

  • Meeting 1: April 24, 2018 @7:00 p.m. 54 Woodland Heights Drive Everett, ON
  • Meeting 2: May TBD
  • Meeting 3: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Meeting 4: Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 5: June 30, 3018 @ 10:00 a.m. Mary and Dwight Bryans 3193 Grendel Road

Achievement Day

Beeton Fair September 15-16, 2018

Club Leader Information:
  1. Scott Cullen 705-435-0447 cullenfamily97@gmail.com
  2. Marianne Norton 705-435-4232 reyndale@bell.net

___Photography____________________________________________________

The Photography Club will have the members taking many photos of  animals, humans, landscapes, flowers , architecture and events. We will have guest speakers teaching them about lighting, camera functions and judging. We will go to different locations and some events as a club for photo opportunities. There will be homework assignments as well. Members will show some of their photos at a local fair as their achievement day. Members will need access to cameras or a device that can take photos. 

Photography Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations 

  • Meeting 1: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. at Thronton Library 34 Robert St., Thronton
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @6:30 p.m. at 5 Ross Street, Barrie
  • Meeing 3: Saturday, July 22, 2018 @ TBA Hike with the hikeing club in Tiny Marsh 
  • Meeting 4: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thornton Library 34 Robert St., Thornton

Club Leader Information

  1. Allen Rothwell  allen.rothwell@hp.com 289-374-5896
  2. Donna Hawkins donna@thebigpic.ca 705-927-8845

___Outdoors_____________________________________________________

South Simcoe Hiking Club/Outdoor Club

Do you enjoy outdoors and meeting new people? The hiking club is a great experience and opportunity to get back to nature and meet new people.

Meetings, Times and Locations:

  • Meeting 1: Saturday, May 27, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. (Meet in CT parking lot in Alliston)
  • Meeting 2: Saturday, July 22, 2018 (Tiny Marsh)
  • Meeting 3: Saturday, September 9, 2018 (Duncan Crevaces & Metcalfe Rock)
  • Meeing 4: Saturday, July 22, 2018 @ TBA Tiny Marsh 

Achievement Day

TBD

Club Leader Information:
  1. James Borland 705-458-0021 sowboy@zing-net.ca 
  2. David Rose  705-456-3036 david.rose@cibc.com    

 ___Poultry and Rabbit_______________________________________

Poultry and Rabbit Club

The chicken and rabbit club is a great hands on club for all aged members. Members get to learn about proper care and treatment of rabbits and chickens. They will also get to talk with breeders and learn about cavy and poultry showing. Members in this club do not have to have a chicken or rabbit; however members that do may be invited to share their pet at a meeting.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. at Matt Gingerich Farm 17280 Concession  12, King
  • Meeting 2: Thursday, May 15, 2018  @ 7:00 p.m. at Matt gingerich Farm 17280 concession 12, King
  • Meeting 3: Schomberg Fair Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Meeting 4: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 5: July 19th, 2018 - @ 7:00 p.m., Matt Gingerich Farms, 17280 Concession 12, King Twp., west of Schomberg
  • Meeting 6: (date to be confirmed) August, 2018 - @ Maple Heights Farms, 3358 5th Line, Innisfil Twp., farm tour of poultry operation including fancy/show stock.

Achievement Day

Beeton Fall Fair, September 15, 2018 – 8:30 a.m., Quonset Shed, north fairgrounds.  Rabbit and Poultry Show

Club Leader Information

  1. Matt Gingerich 705-818-7243 mgfarms@yahoo.com
  2. Marianne Norton 705-435-4232 reyndale@bell.net

___Sheep____________________________________________________

Beeton/Bradford Sheep Club

The sheep club is a fun hands on learning experience for members to learn more about the sheep industry and how to properly care and prepare a lamb for show day. For this club each member is required to have or borrow a lamb to show at the Beeton Fall Fair in September.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Baker's Farm Schomberg
  • Meeting 2: Monday, April 31, 2018 @7:00 p.m. @Bill Guardhouses Farm 2nd Line Schomberg
  • Meeting 3: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 4: Monday, July 16, 2018 Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27 Schomberg- Showmanship
  • Meeting 5: Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 11:00 a.m. Barrie Fairgrounds- watching the Jr. Sheep Show

Achievement Day

Beeton Fair Saturday, September 15, 2018 Show starts at 10:30 a.m.

Club Leader Information

  1. Karen & Dan Baker 905-939-8223 karenbaker@live.ca

Clearview Sheep Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Atkinson Farm
  • Meeting2: Thursday, May 24 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Bell Farm
  • Meeting 3: Wednesday, June 27 @ 7:00 p.m. @ Atkinson Farm
  • Meeting 4: Saturday, July 21 @ 10:00 a.m. Trip to Listowel
  • Meeting 5: Friday, August 24 @ 8:00 a.m. Barrie Fair
  • Optional Show: Sunday, September 16 @ 8:00 a.m. @ Feversham Fair

Achievement Day

GNE Collingwood Fair September 21, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Brian Atkinson 705-424-28797 brian@atkinsoninternational.com
  2. Jordan Bell  705-424-5291 jerb80@hotmail.com
  3. Betty-Anne Alexiou 905-729-0056  bettyanne.alexiou@gmail.com 

 ___Safety________________________________________________________

 South Simcoe Farm Safety

The Farm Safety club is for boys and girls who are interested in learning more about safety around the farm and work place. There will be a variety of speakers who tell real life stories and also public safety representatives teach members about farm, ATV and fire etc. safety. Along with our speakers members get to see demonstrations of how situations can go wrong and enjoy meeting new members.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Thursday, March 29, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Baker's Shop Schomberg
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Baker's Shop Schomberg
  • Meeting 3: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 4: TBD
  • Meeting 5: TBD

Achievement Day

Beeton Banquet November 24, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Dan and Karen Baker 905-939-8223 karenbaker@live.ca

___Plowing_____________________________________________________

Cookstown Plowing Club

Meetings, Times and Locations:

  • Meeting 1: Please contact leaders for more information
Club Leader Information:
  1. Scott Gilpin 705-424-1728  sl.gilpin@hotmail.com
  2. Liz Gilpin  705-424-1728  sl.gilpin@hotmail.com

__Horses______________________________________________

Schomberg Miniature Horse Club

The miniature horse club is a fun and friendly environment where you can learn everything there is about miniature horses. It's a great program to learn and meet new friends. Our goals are to teach the members "hands on" how to care for the miniature horse, from home to the show ring, driving and health care. Each member must have or borrow a horse for this club.

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. at Baker's Farm 1638 County Road 27 Schomberg
  • Meeting 2: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. at Baker's Farm 1638 County Road 27 Schomberg 
  • Meeting 3: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @7:30 p.m. at Baker's Farm 1638 County Road 27 Schomberg
  • Meeting 4: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 5: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Peter and Carol Vanderpost 8th Line Cookstown 
  • Meeting 6: Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. Alliston Potato Festival Parade Meet at Banting High School

Achievement Day

Beeton Fair Saturday, September 15, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Karen Baker (905) 939-8223 karenbaker@live.ca
  2. Morgan Baker 905-939-8223 morganbaker@hotmail.ca

Cookstown 4-H Horse and Pony Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations 

  • Meeting 1: Please contact leader for more information

Achievement Day

Barrie Fair Friday, Auguat 24, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Lynne Gilpin 705-424-1728 bl.gilpin@hotmail.com
  2. Elizabeth Gilpin 705-424-1728 sl.gilpin@hotmail.com

__Dairy_________________________________________________

The dairy clubs in South Simcoe provide opportunities for leadership and youth development, as well as the opportunity for members to grow and expand knowledge of dairy cattle care and farming. This club is full of opportunities such at EastGen Challenge, Model Cow and The Royal Winter Fair. Each member must have or borrow a calf to complete this club. 

Beeton/Bradford Dairy Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Baker's Shop
  • Meeting 2: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Downey's Farm 5643 Scoth Line, Alliston
  • Meeting 3: Coaching Night Friday, June 1, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. Sprucetone Dairy, 6022 5th Concession,  New Lowell
  • Judging Competition Friday, June 15, 2018 @6:30 p.m. Bakerridge Farms 1638 County Road 27, Schomberg
  • Meeting 4: Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m. John and Suzie Williams- 3423 County Road 88 Bradford
  • Meeting 5: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. Essa Fairgrounds- Showmanship and getting ready to show

Achievement Day

Beeton Fair Saturday, September 15, 2018 Show starts at noon

Club Leader Information

  1. Jeff West (905) 729-3301  jwest@altagenetics.com 
  2. Karen Baker (905) 939-8223 karenbaker@live.ca
  3. Morgan Baker (905) 939-8223 morganbaker@hotmail.ca

Cookstown Dairy Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Pelase contact leader for more information

Achievement Day

Barrie Fair Friday, August 24, 2018

**Must preregister for this show**

Club Leader Information

  1. Charlotte Lange 705-424-6270 charlange76@gmail.com
  2. Jeff Stephenson jeffstephenson15@gmail.com
  3. Stephanie Berger stephanieleeberger@gmail.com
  4. Emily den Haan denhaan.emily@gmail.com

Clearview Dairy

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Please contact leaders for more information

Achievement Day

GNE Collingwood Fair September 21-23

Club Leader Information

  1. Kevin Harvey 705-428-5887 harvdale@sympatico.ca
  2. Colin Walker 705-428-2021 walkhaveren@gmail.com
  3. Katrina Kort 705-428-3312 kjkort90@gmail.com 

__Beef____________________________________________________

The beef clubs in South Simcoe provide a great learning opportunity for member interested in the beef industry. Members will learn about proper care and show preparation of beef cattle. Members must have or borrow a beef calf to complete this club.

Clearview Beef Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations

  • Meeting 1: Monday, April 23 @ 7:30 at Chantler's 6294 5th line Egbert
  • Meeting 2: Please contact leader for more information 

Achievement Day

GNE Collingwood Fair September 21-23, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Maureen Miller 705-428-5053 skitmill@gmail.com
  2. Stephanie French 705-606-2174 stephfrench@live.com
  3. Erin Chantler 705-440-9705 erin@ronanrealty.com
  4. Denise Harrison denise@dingofarms.ca

Cookstown Beef Club

Meeting Dates, Times and Locations 

  • Meeting 1: Please contact leader for more information

Achievement Day

Barrie Fair Friday, August 24, 2018

Club Leader Information

  1. Scott Gilpin  705-424-1728 sl.gilpin@hotmail.com 
  2. Bill Gilpin 705-424-0940 bl.gilpin@hotmail.com