4-H Ontario

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Beaver Valley & St. Vincent Joint Club Showmanship Meeting

Submitted by Dakota Robertson
Grey 4-H - St. Vincent Calf Club
(Posted August 25, 2017)

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Glencoe Horse Club Meeting #4

Submitted by Carmen and Natalie VanderWal
Middlesex 4-H - Glencoe 4H Horse Club
(Posted August 16, 2017)

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Touring Gray Ridge Egg sorting facility

Submitted by Carmen VanderWal
Middlesex 4-H - Ilderton Poultry Club
(Posted August 16, 2017)

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Happy and Dan the Halflingers

Submitted by Carmen and Natalie VanderWal
Middlesex 4-H - Glencoe 4-H Horse Club
(Posted August 16, 2017)

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Lanark County 4H Archery

Submitted by Tandra's Drew
Lanark 4-H - Archery
(Posted August 14, 2017)

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Quick Risers Meeting #6

Submitted by Emily Bieman
Huron 4-H - Wawanosh
(Posted June 17, 2017)

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Breadventure Meeting #1

Submitted by Emily Bieman
Huron 4-H - Wawanosh
(Posted May 13, 2017)

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Bring Back The Beef!

Submitted by Jade Ritter
Wellington 4-H - West Luther Beef Club
(Posted May 8, 2017)

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Lucknow Sheep Club Meeting #1

Submitted by Austin Bieman
Huron 4-H - Lucknow Sheep
(Posted May 1, 2017)

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Norwood 4-H dairy club

Submitted by Sydney sevels
Northumberland 4-H - Norwood dairy club
(Posted April 30, 2017)

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Balderson Pizza Club

Submitted by Tandra Drew
Lanark 4-H - Pizza Club
(Posted April 6, 2017)

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Carleton Place Spa 4H

Submitted by Tandra Drew
Lanark 4-H - Spa Club
(Posted April 6, 2017)

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Morning Munchers

Submitted by Benn Omand
Perth 4-H - Breakfast Bonanza
(Posted March 17, 2017)

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Giant Pumpkin Club

Submitted by Kayla Emmerton
Peel 4-H - The Pumpkin Etc.!
(Posted October 24, 2016)

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York Gem & Mineral Jewellery Making Club Report #2

Submitted by Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - York Gem & Mineral Jewellery Making Club
(Posted October 23, 2016)

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York Rabbit Club Report #2

Submitted by Mathew Seemann
York 4-H - York Rabbit Club
(Posted October 23, 2016)

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York Rabbit Club Report 1

Submitted by Mathew Seemann
York 4-H - York Rabbit Club
(Posted October 23, 2016)

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News Report 1: York 4H Photography Club

Submitted by Katrina Seemann
York 4-H - York Photography Club
(Posted October 23, 2016)

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News Report 2: York 4H Photography Club

Submitted by Katrina Seemann
York 4-H - York Photography Club
(Posted October 23, 2016)

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Lanark County Archery 4-H: Group 2

Submitted by Tandra Drew
Lanark 4-H - Archery
(Posted September 26, 2016)

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Peel 4-H Meets Barn Quilts

Submitted by Allison French
Peel 4-H - Barn Quilt Bandits
(Posted July 25, 2016)

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4-H Strikes Again

Submitted by Jolene Horn
Perth 4-H - Square Dancing
(Posted April 24, 2016)

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Our first Mineral Club meeting

Submitted by Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - Gem & Mineral Jewellery Making Club
(Posted April 15, 2016)

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4-H Lanark Poultry Club Happenings

Submitted by Josephine Parkinson
Lanark 4-H - Lanark Poultry Club
(Posted October 15, 2015)

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Pink, Green and Blue Guernseys

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

The York 4-H Dairy club held their second meeting on May 20, 2015 at the Beynon Family Farm. Robert Beynon kindly allowed us to use colored chalk on their Guernsey Cows.

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Beautiful Night For Twilight

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

York Region held its 101th annual Twilight meeting at Quality Holsteins thanks to Paul and Ari Ekstein and their family for hosting.

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Friendly Competition at Sutton Fair

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

On Saturday, August 8, 2015 the York 4-H Dairy Club trucked down to the Sutton Fair Dairy Show.

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Plowing Well Means Plowing Safe

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

On Thursday, July 30, 2015 the York 4-H Plowing Club had its first official meeting of the 2015-2016 season.

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Parts Of A Plow

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

On Thursday, August 6, 2015 the York Plowing Club held its second meeting at 6:30pm with perfect attendance.

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Performing a Finish

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

Thursday, August 13, 2015 was the York Plowing clubs third meeting of the year.

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Plowing to the Finish

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

On Thursday, August 20, 2015 the York 4-H plowing club held there 4th and final meeting.

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York 4-H Plowing Clubs Very Own Princess of the Furrow

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

The York 4-H Plowing Club held their achievement day on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the York Plowing Match located at the Johnson family farm.

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Popping Balloons and Cheering Like Cows

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

The York 4-H Dairy Club and its members joined together on Monday April, 27 at the Markham fair grounds in the livestock building for their first official meeting.

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Last Show of the Season Folks

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H
(Posted October 15, 2015)

On Thursday, October 1, 2015 the York 4-H dairy club held its achievement day at the Markham Fair.

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Field Trip to Alliston Potato Festival

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Garden Club
(Posted August 26, 2015)

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The Bean Field of Almet Farms

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Garden Club
(Posted August 26, 2015)

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Colourful Beans & Sprouts Galore!

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Garden Club
(Posted June 13, 2015)

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Cedars, Bridges and Meadows!

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted May 29, 2015)

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Cool Cool Riding

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted May 29, 2015)

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First Meeting of Birdwatching and Hiking Club

Submitted by Trinity Skinner
Perth 4-H - North Perth Birdwatching and Hiking Club
(Posted May 26, 2015)

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Lakeside Ride

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted May 15, 2015)

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Obstacles and Bike Mechanics

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted May 15, 2015)

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Trail Ride Leadership

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted May 14, 2015)

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Potato Centres

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Garden Club
(Posted May 12, 2015)

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Good Food Fast Project Report #2

Submitted by Evelyn Seemann
York 4-H - Belhaven Life Skills Club
(Posted April 28, 2015)

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Good Food Fast Project #1

Submitted by Evelyn Seemann
York 4-H - Belhaven Life Skills Club
(Posted April 28, 2015)

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Centennial Potatoes

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Garden Club
(Posted April 27, 2015)

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Bicycle ABC's

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Bike Club
(Posted April 17, 2015)

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Ice Cream Club report

Submitted by Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - Sharon Life Skills
(Posted March 31, 2015)

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Ice Cream Club report #2

Submitted by Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - Sharon Life Skills
(Posted March 31, 2015)

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Crafts, Cookies, Pasta, and Treasure from Trash, 2014 4H style.

Submitted by Danielle Dales
Middlesex 4-H - Beechwood #2 life skills
(Posted January 6, 2015)

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4-H Members Camp at Grundy Lake Provincial Park

Submitted by Kaylan Wallace
Sudbury 4-H - Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club
(Posted October 30, 2014)

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Chocolate Club Gallery Night

Submitted by Katrina & Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - Sharon Life Skills Chocolate Club
(Posted September 30, 2014)

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Learning about horses at Horse Club

Submitted by Mattia & Evelyn Seemann
York 4-H - Horse/Pony Club
(Posted September 30, 2014)

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First Rabbit Club Meeting

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - Rabbit Club
(Posted August 16, 2014)

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York Rabbit Club Tours OSPCA In Newmarket

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - Rabbit Club
(Posted August 16, 2014)

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York Rabbit Club Practices Rabbit Agility and Showmanship

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - Rabbit Club
(Posted August 16, 2014)

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York Dairy Club Sees Robotic Milker At Musthaven Farms

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - York Dairy Club
(Posted August 16, 2014)

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Markham Dairy Club Shows At Sutton Fair

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - York Dairy Club
(Posted August 16, 2014)

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club Practice Judging Night

Submitted by Emily Kingswood
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted July 16, 2014)

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club meets at the Lambs Down Park Festival

Submitted by Rhiannah Gallagher
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted July 10, 2014)

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Listowel rabbit club first meeting

Submitted by Chris Stevers
Perth 4-H - Listowel rabbit club
(Posted June 20, 2014)

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4-H'ers Visit Eat Local Sudbury

Submitted by Kaylan Wallace
Sudbury 4-H - Clever Clovers
(Posted June 6, 2014)

The Sudbury Clever Clovers 4-H Club recently enjoyed a field trip to Eat Local Sudbury, a store in downtown Sudbury. The members and their parents were greeted by Peggy Baillie, the Managing Director.

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club Cooks With Lamb

Submitted by Leanne Zuiderveen
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted June 4, 2014)

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Ashton is Horse'n around..... Again!

Submitted by Lindsay Wiggins
Carleton 4-H - Ashton Horse
(Posted June 3, 2014)

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Highlights of York Chocolate Club

Submitted by Katrina & Mattia Seemann
York 4-H - Sharon Life Skills Chocolate Club
(Posted May 28, 2014)

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Digital Photography

Submitted by Kaitlyn Elg
Perth 4-H - North Perth Digital Photography
(Posted May 23, 2014)

On Thursday May 15, 2014 the first meeting of the awesome photography club for North Perth was held at our terrific leader Nancy Rothwell’s home. Our other intelligent leader is Debbie Riddell, who has lots of experience with photography and cameras.

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Beef Club

Submitted by Krissy Robinson
Middlesex 4-H - Middlesex 4H Beef Club
(Posted May 11, 2014)

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Pasta Teers 4-H Group Meets

Submitted by Ashley Ecclestone
Wellington 4-H - Damascus II - Pasta Teers
(Posted April 21, 2014)

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Meeting One Food is Fabulous

Submitted by Travis Phibbs aka Chef Travis
Haldimand 4-H - Food is FABULOUS
(Posted April 16, 2014)

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Meeting Two Food is Fabulous

Submitted by Travis Phibbs aka Chef Travis
Haldimand 4-H - Food is FABULOUS
(Posted April 16, 2014)

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Square Dancing Galore!

Submitted by Emily Royce
Perth 4-H - Square Dancing
(Posted March 13, 2014)

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2013 Sheep Club Wrap-Up

Submitted by Taylor Bazinet
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted November 25, 2013)

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Durham East Big Vegetables

Submitted by Grace Sturman
Durham East 4-H - Big Vegetables
(Posted October 23, 2013)

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Chocolate, Chocolate and More Chocolate

Submitted by Delaney Beuermann
Perth 4-H - Chocolate Anyone?
(Posted October 16, 2013)

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Sheep Club - Thursday, June 13th 2013

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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Sheep Club - What to Bring to Blackstock Fair

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H sheep Club
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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Durham East 4-H Square Dancing

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H Square Dancing
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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Durham East 4-H Square Dancing

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H Square Dancing
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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Durham East 4-H Square Dancing

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H Square Dancing
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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Sheep Club - Wednesday, April 24th 2013

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Durham East 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted October 14, 2013)

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100 Years of 4-H

Submitted by Tracey Stark
Perth 4-H - acrostic poem written for local fair
(Posted September 15, 2013)

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Markham Dairy Club Judges Mature Guernsey Herd

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - Markham Dairy Club
(Posted September 3, 2013)

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Onthehill Farm Hosts 100th Annual Twilight Meeting!

Submitted by Chloe McKeown
York 4-H - Markham Dairy Club
(Posted September 3, 2013)

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Achievement: Milk makes it better

Submitted by Evelyn Seemann
York 4-H - Belhaven Life Skills
(Posted September 2, 2013)

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club Hosts Local Veterinarian

Submitted by Leanne Zuiderveen
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted August 30, 2013)

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Roasting perfect Marshmallows

Submitted by Jolene Horn
Perth 4-H - Walk on the Wild Side
(Posted August 21, 2013)

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Animal Friends go to Bridge County Feeds

Submitted by Halle Horn
Perth 4-H - Animal Friends
(Posted August 21, 2013)

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Planning, Hiking & Snacking

Submitted by Kyle Martin
Perth 4-H - Listowel & Mitchell Walk on the Wild Side
(Posted August 7, 2013)

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Taking A Walk On The Wild Side

Submitted by Gabby
Perth 4-H - Walk On The Wild Side
(Posted August 6, 2013)

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club Dominates County Judging Competition

Submitted by Clayton W. Hall
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton Sheep
(Posted August 4, 2013)

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York Photography Club Achievement

Submitted by Tia Seemann & Samara Aabo
York 4-H - Capture the moment within 4-H
(Posted August 4, 2013)

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4-H Sheep Club Tours Local Meat Shop

Submitted by Rhiannah Gallagher
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted July 27, 2013)

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When Woodywoodchucks go Woodworking

Submitted by Meridith Dales
Middlesex 4-H - Beechwood #2
(Posted July 22, 2013)

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Lamb Showmanship Project

Submitted by Elias Wallace
Sudbury 4-H - Sudbury Clever Clovers
(Posted June 17, 2013)

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Keeping calves healthy

Submitted by Lauren Gough
Chatham-Kent 4-H - Dairy Club
(Posted June 12, 2013)

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Cows, ice cream & butter!

Submitted by Justin Coffey
Wellington 4-H - West Luther Dairy
(Posted May 27, 2013)

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East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club Visits Dairy Goat Farm

Submitted by Clayton W. Hall
Carleton 4-H - East Carleton 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted May 25, 2013)

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Breaking Down Communication Stereotypes

Submitted by Nicole Shelley
Grey 4-H - Hanover 4-H Communications
(Posted May 23, 2013)

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M.A.D 4 LIFE

Submitted by Alyssa.H
Brant 4-H - Community Involvment
(Posted May 8, 2013)

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M.A.D 4 LIFE

Submitted by Alyssa.H
Brant 4-H - Community Involvment
(Posted May 8, 2013)

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M.A.D 4 LIFE

Submitted by Alyssa.H
Brant 4-H - Community Involvment
(Posted May 8, 2013)

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Photography Club

Submitted by Samara Aabo and Tia Seemann
York 4-H - Capture the moment within 4-H
(Posted May 5, 2013)

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Mimosa Quilting!

Submitted by Jordan Pedersen
Wellington 4-H - Quilting
(Posted April 23, 2013)

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A Fun Club for All Girls to Enjoy!

Submitted by Melanie Stewart
Perth 4-H - Girls Night Out 4H
(Posted April 21, 2013)

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Cooking Club : Milk Makes its Better

Submitted by Evelyn Seemann
York 4-H - Queensville-Belhaven Life Skills
(Posted April 21, 2013)

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The 1st Apiculture Club meeting

Submitted by Danny
Brant 4-H - Apiculture Club
(Posted April 12, 2013)

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Carp and West Carleton 4-H Clubs Come Together To Introduce Barn Quilts To Avid 4-H'ers

Submitted by Kaitlin Cavanagh
Carleton 4-H - Carp & West Carleton Barn Quilt Club
(Posted April 7, 2013)

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Atwood Dairy Club Meeting One

Submitted by Brandon Elg
Perth 4-H - Atwood Dairy
(Posted March 25, 2013)

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A Great Turnout

Submitted by Serafina Ciancio
Essex 4-H - Quilting Club
(Posted March 19, 2013)

Updates from the first meeting of the Essex 4-H Quilting Club.

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Canning Club Meeting Summary

Submitted by HollyRose DaPonte-McCracken
Essex 4-H - 4-H Canning
(Posted March 9, 2013)

First meeting summary and updates from the Canning Club.

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My First Year in 4-H

Submitted by Ashleigh Gauthier
Algoma 4-H - 4-h russell
(Posted February 6, 2013)

Summary of my first year in 4-H.

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Spice for Life Poem (as presented at Annual Christmas Party)

Submitted by Felix Jr. and Bernice Weber
Perth 4-H - North Perth Spice for Life
(Posted January 8, 2013)

A fantastic poem written about the Spice for Life club.

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The Achievement Day for The Spice of Life 4-H Club and The Pizza 4-H Club

Submitted by Joline Quinn
North Simcoe 4-H - Spice of Life and Pizza
(Posted November 21, 2012)

Details about the 4-H Spice of Life and Pizza Club.

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Verner Happy Hikers 4-H Club is Active Again!

Submitted by Alexina Seguin
Sudbury 4-H - Verner Happy Hikers
(Posted November 4, 2012)

Club updates from the Verner Happy Hikers 4-H Club.

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Manitoulin Farm Safety Club Update

Submitted by Christian Young
Manitoulin 4-H - Farm Safety Club
(Posted October 23, 2012)

We started a Spring Bay 4-H Club in June. We had a group of six boys. Our first session was on farm safety.

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2012 Sutton-Sharon Dairy Report

Submitted by Kandice Coates
York 4-H - Sutton-Sharon 4-H Dairy Club
(Posted September 30, 2012)

This year the Sutton-Sharon Dairy club came out with sixteen keen members, who were ready to learn and experience the dairy club.

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Welcome Feeds

Submitted by Stephanie Baird-Oryschak
Durham East 4-H - Sheep Club
(Posted September 24, 2012)

The Durham East 4-H Association's Sheep Club's 2nd meeting was held on Wednesday May 9th, 2012 at welcome Feeds. the meeting started at 7:00 and ended at 9:00p.m.

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North Simcoe & Durham West Pizza Club

Submitted by Lianne Brandt

(Posted September 14, 2012)

Summer time meeting updates from the North Simcoe and Durham West Pizza Club.

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Exchange with Essex 4-H and 4-H Canwood, SK

Submitted by Alexandra Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Essex Exchange
(Posted September 6, 2012)

Here is a summary of the Youth Exchanges Canada experience from Oxford 4-H Member, Alexandra Lockley.

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4-H Vet Club Meeting

Submitted by Rachel Brodhaecker and Claudia Ferreira
Wellington 4-H - Vet Club
(Posted August 30, 2012)

On July 5th the west luther vet club went to a small animal clinic at the university of guelph and we had a veterinarian tour us around the facility.

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Picture Perfect Meetings 1,2 and 3

Submitted by Kaitlyn Elg
Perth 4-H - Picture Perfect
(Posted August 21, 2012)

Summary of the first three meetings for the North Perth Picture Perfect 4-H Club.

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Apiculture Club

Submitted by Wiley Fanta
Brant 4-H - Bee Club
(Posted August 15, 2012)

Our July Bee club meeting was at the Henderson's. We tested the bees for mites.

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Sewing Final Squares!

Submitted by Alexandra Salter
Essex 4-H - Quilting Club
(Posted August 3, 2012)

The Essex County 4-H Quilting Club had a meeting on July 26th at the Essex Civic Center from 5 pm.

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Lincoln Dairy Calf Club Commences

Submitted by Natasha Tripp
Niagara 4-H - Lincoln Dairy Calf Club
(Posted July 29, 2012)

On March 22nd, the Lincoln 4-H Dairy Calf Club officially began its second year in action.

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Lincoln Dairy Calf Club Continues

Submitted by Natasha Tripp
Niagara 4-H - Lincoln Dairy Calf Club
(Posted July 29, 2012)

The Lincoln Dairy Calf Club gathered for the fourth time at Silverholme Holsteins on May 22nd.

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Milford 4-H Body Works

Submitted by Megan Insley
Prince Edward 4-H - Milford 4-H Body Works
(Posted July 25, 2012)

Summary of the Club experience for the Milford 4-H Body Works project.

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Quilters get ready for the Harrow Fair

Submitted by Alexandra Salter
Essex 4-H - 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted July 20, 2012)

The Essex County 4-H Quilting Club, held there meeting on Tuesday July 17 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Essex Civic Center.

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Ontario Vet College, National Service Dogs, Piglet Ultrasound at the Arkell Research Building

Submitted by Alexandra Lockley
Essex 4-H - Swine Club
(Posted July 18, 2012)

On July 3rd, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. the 4-H Swine Club met up at the Arkell Research Building in Guelph.

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Quilting Club Meeting #6

Submitted by Alexandra Salter
Algoma 4-H - 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted July 17, 2012)

Highlights from the sixth meeting of the Algoma 4-H Quilting Club.

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West Luther Vet Club Press Report

Submitted by Claudia Ferreira and Rachel Brodhaecker
Wellington 4-H - Veterinary Club
(Posted July 12, 2012)

Meeting updates for meetings one to three for the West Luther Vet Club.

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Third Dufferin Dairy Meeting

Submitted by Charlie Illick
Dufferin 4-H - Dairy
(Posted July 7, 2012)

The third Dufferin dairy meeting was held June 13th, 2012, 7:30PM at El Dorado Dairy (Illick's Farm).

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Do YOU want to make a sock monkey???

Submitted by Art Club
Essex 4-H - Art Club
(Posted July 4, 2012)

Members of the Essex County 4-H Art Club met in Leamington on Wednesday, July 4th for their final official meeting of the year.

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Measure Twice, Cut Once!

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Woodworking South
(Posted July 3, 2012)

On June 12, 2012, we had another great Woodworking South club meeting.

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Carleton Holsteins Welcome the West Carleton Community Club

Submitted by Kaitlin Cavanagh
Carleton 4-H - West Carleton Community Club
(Posted July 3, 2012)

On Tuesday June 5th Carleton Farms hosted the third West Carleton 4-H Community Club meeting! Glenn, Leah, Alex, Devon and Sarah Dean were very proud to show off their new barn to the 4-Hers.

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Thank you Colchester Farms!

Submitted by Maddie Peters
Essex 4-H - Exchange Club
(Posted July 2, 2012)

On Wed. June 27th the 4-H Exchange Club had our last meeting before we leave for Saskatchewan!

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Hawaiian Luau

Submitted by Mary-Evelyn
Essex 4-H - Spice Club
(Posted July 1, 2012)

Our last Eatin’ Good Tonight meeting took us into Hawaii. Although we missed the ocean breezes and the palm trees, we all got to try our hand at a typical Hawiian tradition, fruit craving.

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Submitted by Maddie Peters
Essex 4-H - Exchange Club
(Posted June 27, 2012)

On Monday June 18th, the 4-H Exchange Club had their 4th meeting at the Essex Civic Centre at 7:00pm. After the business part of the meeting, we handed in our sponsorships and donations we had collected.

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A Quick Trip to the Netherlands

Submitted by Mary-Evelyn
Essex 4-H - Spice Club
(Posted June 18, 2012)

Update from the Essex 4-H Spice Club.

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Staffa 4Hers Learn about Potatoes

Submitted by Madison Larivee
Perth 4-H - Staffa Home Fries
(Posted June 14, 2012)

Staffa began their last 4-H club hosted by the Hibbert United Church. Our leaders are Amy Vingerhoeds and Carolyn McCorkindale and youth leader Jennifer Morris.

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Ste Anne Community Garden

Submitted by Marielle Sauriol
Sudbury 4-H - Sudbury Clever Clovers
(Posted June 13, 2012)

On June 7th 2012, the Sudbury Clever Clovers went to Ste Anne Community Garden to learn about the purpose of the Garden and different ways of gardening. Tyler-Anne Cumming, a Food Charter Animator (with the Social Planning Council of Sudbury), was our host for this field trip.

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West Carleton Community Club Spends an Evening with NBG Polled Herefords

Submitted by Kaitlin Cavanagh
Carleton 4-H - West Carleton Community Club
(Posted June 12, 2012)

On Wednesday May 16th NBG Polled Herefords welcomed the West Carleton Community Club to their farm in North Gower.

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Exchange planning...looking at our community for inspiration

Submitted by Maddie Peters
Essex 4-H - 4-H Exchange Club
(Posted June 11, 2012)

On Thursday, June 7th the 4-H Exchange Club had their 3rd meeting at the Essex Civic Centre at 7:00pm.

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Essex 4-H Heritage Club celebrates their Achievement Days with a BANG!!!

Submitted by Brynn Goegebeur
Essex 4-H - 4-H Heritage Club
(Posted June 8, 2012)

The Achievement Day of the Essex 4-H Heritage Club took place during the last weekend of May: the 25th, 26th, and 27th.

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Planning our Fundraising for Hosting Saskatchewan 4-H Members

Submitted by Maddie Peters
Essex 4-H - 4-H Exchange Club (4-H Canada Exchange Group ON3)
(Posted June 1, 2012)

On Wednesday May 23rd the 4-H Exchange Club had the 2nd meeting at the Essex Civic Centre. All 12 members gathered with our two leaders Anne, and Kim, and our Chaperons Jeff and D-Anne to discuss our exciting trip! We will be traveling to Canwood, Saskatchewan on an exchange to visit the 4-H group for a week in July!!!!

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Milford 4-H Body Works

Submitted by Megan Insley
Prince Edward 4-H - Milford 4-H Body Works
(Posted June 1, 2012)

This year the Milford 4-H club ran a new project called Body Works. Thirteen members, including Megan Insley as Youth Leader and the leaders, Barb Insley and Angela Miller, met once a week in Milford for 6 weeks. During those weeks we got to try a lot of new things– healthy eating, physical activity, karate, yoga, how to care for your skin and your hair.

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Second Dufferin Dairy meeting of 2012

Submitted by Charlie Illick
Dufferin 4-H - Dufferin Dairy
(Posted June 1, 2012)

Our second Dufferin Dairy 4-H meeting was held on May 15th at 7:30PM held at Orangeview Holsteins (McCannell Family). Sam Kaehli opened the meeting with the 4-H pledge followed by Trevor Gansekolele reading the minutes from the previous Dairy meeting. There were not any errors or omissions. Sam adopted the minutes and Courtney VanKampen seconded them.

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West Luther Dairy Club 1st Meeting

Submitted by Rachel Brodhaecker
Wellington 4-H - West Luther Dairy
(Posted May 23, 2012)

The first meeting of the West Luther 4-H Dairy Club was held on April 30th at E & J Holsteins in Arthur.

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4-H Horse Club & 4-H Exchange Club Fundraising

Submitted by Club Submission
Essex 4-H - 4-H Horse Club & 4-H Exchange Club Fundraising
(Posted May 22, 2012)

Updates from the 4-H Horse and 4-H Exchange Club.

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Popcorn Club Wrap Up Meeting...see you at our Achievement Event!

Submitted by Emma Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Popcorn Club
(Posted May 22, 2012)

Final Club meeting report from the Essex 4-H Popcorn Club.

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Melbourne beef 4-H club meeting summaries

Submitted by Nathan Aitken
Middlesex 4-H - melbourne beef club
(Posted May 22, 2012)

Recaps of the first and second club meeting for the Melbourne Beef 4-H Club.

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Getting Ready for the 'War of 1812 Encampment' at the Maidstone Museum

Submitted by Nicole Clermont
Essex 4-H - 4-H Heritage Club
(Posted May 20, 2012)

The Heritage Club meeting was held on May 11, 2012 at the Maidstone Bicentennial Museum. We met to catch up on our finger weaving. Most of the clubbers seem to have caught on, and are doing a good job with their weaving.

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The air was filled with the smell of curry, coconut and candy...

Submitted by Mary-Evelyn Lee
Essex 4-H - 4-H Spice Club
(Posted May 17, 2012)

As the spice club travels 'Around the world in 80 spices', we made a stop in the Carribean Islands this meeting. We met at Mrs Matthews home on the afternoon of May 12th. After dividing into groups we jumped right into the exotic cooking of the islands.

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Hand Tool Centers

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Woodworking South
(Posted May 17, 2012)

Woodworking South Club May 16, 2012 meeting update.

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South Lambton Horse Club First Meeting for 2012

Submitted by Christie Annett
Lambton 4-H - South Lambton Horse Club
(Posted May 15, 2012)

The first meeting of the South Lambton 4-H horse club was held at the Bridgen Fair grounds on April 12, 2012. It was very exciting to welcome some new members to both 4-H and our club.

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South Lambton 4-H Sheep Club Awards Night

Submitted by Maggie Annett
Lambton 4-H - South Lambton Sheep Club
(Posted May 15, 2012)

The South Lambton 4-H Sheep club held their awards night on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at the home of members Christie and Maggie Annett.

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May is ‘Quilting Bee Month” for the North Perth ‘Thimblina’s’

Submitted by Jane Buchanan
Perth 4-H - North Perth Thimblina's
(Posted May 13, 2012)

Members of the North Perth Thimbilina’s have been very busy since my last report. We have had 2 meetings at the North Mornington Presbyterian Church, and we even took the ‘show on the road’ by taking a field trip to the Wellington County Museum to view the Log Cabin quilt exhibit.

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A Taste of Eastern Europe

Submitted by Mary-Evelyn
Essex 4-H - Spice Club
(Posted May 7, 2012)

The second meeting of Spice Club took place at the Matthews home on Sunday April 29 at 2:00pm. With the topic of eastern European spices ‘Around the world in 80 spices’ began with cooking and baking.

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Glencoe 4-H Sheep Club Update

- Glencoe 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted May 7, 2012)

Updates from the first two meetings of the Glencoe 4-H Sheep Club

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Ile de France, Rideau, Dorper and a whole lot more!

Submitted by Kendess Mass and Friends
Essex 4-H - 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted May 3, 2012)

Essex 4-H Sheep Club update

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Candy Popcorn!

Submitted by Emma Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Popcorn Club
(Posted May 3, 2012)

On April 25th, Mr. Poppers Popcorn People met in Leamington for the fourth meeting of the 4-H Popcorn Club.

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Movie night, Aaarrrrgg!

Submitted by Emma Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Popcorn Club
(Posted May 3, 2012)

On May 2nd, the 4-H Popcorn Club ventured across town to Star Theatre to watch The Pirate Movie and snack on some hot and fresh movie theatre popcorn.

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Fourth Meeting of the Essex 4-H Quilting Club

Submitted by ALEXANDRA SALTER
Essex 4-H - Essex County 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted May 1, 2012)

Update on the fourth Essex 4-H Quilting Club meeting.

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West Carleton Community Club Pickles It's Way Into The Season

Submitted by Kaitlin Cavanagh
Carleton 4-H - West Carleton Community Club
(Posted April 27, 2012)

A new journey has begun again for the West Carleton Community Club with our first meeting being held on Tuesday April 24/12 at the Galetta Community Center.

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Heritage Club Meetings One, Two and Three...

Submitted by Nicole Clermont
Essex 4-H - 4-H Heritage Club
(Posted April 26, 2012)

Essex 4-H Heritage Club meeting updates by 4-H Member Nicole Clermont.

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10km MS WALK with the 4-H Fitness 4-Health Team

Submitted by Rachel Balkwill
Essex 4-H - 4-H Fitness Club
(Posted April 23, 2012)

After a few months of training and lots of determination, the Essex County Fitness 4-Health 4-H Fitness Club completed and went beyond achieving their goal of walking in the 5km MS Walk Sunday April 22nd at 10 am.

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Third Meeting Report

Submitted by Alexandra Salter
Essex 4-H - 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted April 23, 2012)

Essex County 4-H Quilting Club, held their 3rd meeting on Wednesday April 18th at the Essex Civic Center at 6:30.

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New Verner 4-H Goat Club

Submitted by Jessica Leonard
Sudbury 4-H - Verner
(Posted April 22, 2012)

The first meeting of the Verner 4H Goat Club took place on April 22nd, 2012 at the Emiry Farm in Verner. Twelve of the thirteen participants are new 4-H members and were eager to start the meeting.

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Krazy Kernels

Submitted by Emma Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Popcorn Club
(Posted April 18, 2012)

On Wednesday April 11th the ‘Mr. Popper's Popcorn Club’ gathered at for our second 4-H Popcorn Club meeting.

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WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Submitted by Alexandra Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Swine Club
(Posted April 16, 2012)

On March 29th the 4-H Swine Club held their first meeting at 7pm at the Essex Civic Center. We started off with the 4-H pledge, and then held elections. Emma as President, Rachel is Vice President and Photographer, Abby is Secretary & Treasure, and Alexandra is Press Reporter.

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POP, POP, POP, POP! Can you hear it popping???

Submitted by Emma Lockley
Essex 4-H - 4-H Popcorn Club “Mr. Popper’s Popcorn Club”
(Posted April 15, 2012)

On Wednesday April 4th 2012, ten members gathered in Leamington for the first meeting of the new 4-H Popcorn Club.

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My first ever 4-H meeting...and it was GREAT!

Submitted by Lauren Churchill
Essex 4-H - 4-H Vet Club “Wild Mustangs”
(Posted April 15, 2012)

A first year 4-H'rs experience at her first ever 4-H Club, The Wild Mustangs.

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Power Tool Knowledge

Submitted by Caitlin Gaudet
Durham East 4-H - Woodworking South
(Posted April 12, 2012)

4-H Woodworking Club update

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1st Dufferin Dairy 4-H Club Meeting March 31, 2012

Submitted by Charlie Illick
Dufferin 4-H - Dufferin Dairy
(Posted March 31, 2012)

We opened the meeting by judging November Jersey heifer calves followed by 5-year old Jersey milking cows. George VanKampen then placed the cows and gave his reasons.

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Introductory Meeting of the "Shearing Time" 4-H Sheep Club

Submitted by Kendess Mass & Friends
Essex 4-H - 4-H Sheep Club
(Posted March 30, 2012)

We held our first meeting of the 4-H Sheep Club on March 20th, 2012 at the Essex Civic Centre. The purpose of our first meeting was to elect our executive and to pick a name for our club.

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Shake Shake Shake...Belly Dancing 4-Fitness!

Submitted by Rachel Balkwill
Essex 4-H - Fitness 4-Health 4-H Fitness Club
(Posted March 30, 2012)

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Wrap of Potato Club

Submitted by Mitchell Drysdale
Carleton 4-H - Fallowfield Mashers
(Posted March 28, 2012)

Update from the Carleton 4-H Potato Club by 4-H Member Mitchell.

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Essex 4-H News

Essex 4-H
(Posted March 26, 2012)

On March 23-25th five representatives from the Essex County 4-H Leaders’ Association travelled to the Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre to attend the 4-H Ontario ‘Volunteer Conference & Annual Meeting (CAM). This year’s theme “The Future Looks Bright” was a perfect selection for a very positive, fun and active 4-H year in our county.

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“PTO Safety & Loading Restraints”

Submitted by Hanna Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Farm Safety Club
(Posted March 19, 2012)

The 4th meeting of the 4-H Farm Safety club was held on March 15th at the Essex Civic Centre. Juliana opened the meeting and the members recited the 4-H pledge.

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Club Leader in Penatanguishene for the Colts Provincial Competition!

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - “The Rolling Stones” 4-H Curling Club
(Posted March 19, 2012)

The fifth meeting of the 4-H Curling Club was held on March 18th. The meeting was opened and the members recited the pledge. The members practiced throwing rocks, sliding and sweeping.

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Club Chooses Monkeys New Homes

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - “Monkeys in Stitches” 4-H Art Club
(Posted March 19, 2012)

The second meeting of the ‘Monkeys in Stitches’ 4-H Art Club was held on March 16th in Leamington. Nic opened the meeting and lead the members in reciting the 4-H pledge.

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Quilting Club Update

Submitted by Aexandra Salter
Essex 4-H - 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted March 18, 2012)

The Essex County 4-H Quilting Club, held their second meeting on Tuesday March 12th and Wednesday March 13, 2012 at the Essex Civic Center in Essex at 6:00pm.

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2012 Junior Beef Expo

Submitted by Essex 4-H
Essex 4-H - Junior Beef Expo participants
(Posted March 17, 2012)

Local Essex 4-H Members Cody and Brandon Rogers as well as Jackie Wismer participated in the 2012 Junior Beef Expo March 10th and 11th at the Western Fair Agriplex in London Ontario. There were over 250 head of cattle being shown by 4-H members from across Ontario.

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Curling Olympics

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - The Rolling Stones - 4-H Curling Club
(Posted March 17, 2012)

The fourth meeting of the ‘Rolling Stones’ 4-H Curling Club was held on March 11th at the Kingsville Curling Club. The meeting opened with the reciting of the 4-H pledge.

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Grenville Pizza Club

Submitted by Connor Halpenny
Grenville 4-H - The Dough Heads
(Posted March 17, 2012)

This is the first time the Pizza Project has been run in Grenville County. Our club, The Dough Heads, has 31 members who love all kinds of pizza, from pepperoni to meat lovers and everything in between.

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2012 MS WALK please sponsor our 4-H Club

Submitted by Rachel Balkwill
Essex 4-H - Fitness 4-Health: 4-H Fitness Club
(Posted March 16, 2012)

his weeks meeting was our first at an actual fitness centre where we would be getting to know our professional fitness trainer Jen Moore, as well as a thing or two on how to exercise properly and get ourselves into shape. Of course before we got to the fun part of our meeting we first started off with measurements and weigh-in's privately with Jen, as well as getting a little business out of the way.

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Mad Hatter's Knitting & Crocheting Club

Submitted by Julianna Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Knitting & Crocheting Club
(Posted March 7, 2012)

The 4th meeting of the 4-H Mad Hatter's Knitting & Crocheting Club was held on March 5th at the Essex Civic Center. Emma opened the meeting and led the members in the 4-H pledge.

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Fitness 4-Health

Submitted by Rachel Balkwill
Essex 4-H - 4-H Fitness Club
(Posted March 6, 2012)

Have you been keeping up your news year resolution? The 4-H Fitness Club has, by holding their very first meeting "ever" on Monday February 27th at the Essex County Civic Center.

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Thumblina Quilters "Tie It Up"

Submitted by Jane Buchanan
Perth 4-H - North Perth Thumblina's
(Posted March 4, 2012)

On Saturday March 3, the North Perth Thimblina’s met again at the North Mornington Presbyterian Church.

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Opening Meeting of Spice Club 2012

Submitted by Mary-Evelyn Lee
Essex 4-H - Spice Club: Around the World in 80 Spices
(Posted March 2, 2012)

This year Spice Club kicked off at 1:50 pm with the 4H pledge. Mrs. Matthews then touched on a few kitchen safety and etiquette rules. Next the executives were nominated and elected: Emma L. as President, Jacob as Vice President, Joelle as Secretary, Darren as Treasurer and Mary-Evelyn as Press Reporter. Last to be discussed was an outline of this year’s activities.

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Essex County Farmers’ Meeting

Submitted by Hanna Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Safety Club
(Posted February 29, 2012)

The 4-H Safety Club helped with the Essex County Farmers' Meeting at the Essex Legion on February 28th at 7pm for their third meeting.

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A Visit to the Local Sew & Craft Store

Submitted by Danielle Pear
Essex 4-H - 4-H Quilting Club
(Posted February 29, 2012)

The members of the 4-H Essex County, Quilting Club, held their first meeting Thursday, January 23rd, 2012 at 6:30pm at Sew&Craft in Essex, led by leaders Sue Morris and Anne Conrad.

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Rolling Stones Third Meeting

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Curling Club
(Posted February 28, 2012)

The Members of the "Rolling Stones" 4-H Curling Club held their third meeting on February 26th at the Kingsville Curling Club. Hanna opened the meeting and the members recited the 4-H pledge. Then the Members went out onto the ice. The Members practiced sliding and throwing rocks.

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Mad Hatters Third Meeting

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H “Mad Hatters” Knitting & Crocheting Club
(Posted February 28, 2012)

The members of "The Mad Hatters" 4-H Knitting and Crocheting Club held their third meeting on February 27th. Emma opened the meeting with the 4-H pledge; Jessica gave the secretary's report followed by the treasurer's report given by Samantha.

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Tillage Machinery Saftey

Submitted by Hanna Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Farm Safety Club
(Posted February 24, 2012)

The second meeting of the 4-H Farm Safety Club was held on February 23 at the Essex Civic Center. Read the details here.

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Durham West Dairy Club

Submitted by Unknown
Durham West 4-H - Beaverton 4-H
(Posted February 22, 2012)

The Beaverton 4-H club has taught me alot in my years so much that I wanted to let my entire class about it so I wrote my speech about it. So far it is really good, I am going to talk about how it was established and grew, what it is and what programs you can join.

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The Rolling Stones

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Curling Club
(Posted February 21, 2012)

The second meeting of the 4-H Curling Club was held on February 19th at the Kingsville Curling Club. Our leader Miss Glenda welcomed everyone to the meeting.

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Poultry Patch

Submitted by Shyann Kirkpatrick
Essex 4-H - Poultry Club
(Posted February 19, 2012)

On Thursday, February 16th, the 4-H Poultry Club held our first meeting at the Essex Civic Centre. We played Bingo to get to know each other and we learned about the club requirements.

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The Spice Girls

Submitted by Sam Grant
Essex 4-H - Baking Club
(Posted February 19, 2012)

The first meeting of the 4-H Baking Club was held on Saturday February 18, 2012 at the Agriculture Building at 10:30 am. We began the meeting by reciting the 4-H Pledge. Once we introduced ourselves we started to work.

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Essex 4-H Farm Safety Club

Submitted by Hanna Willemsma
Essex 4-H - Safety Club
(Posted February 19, 2012)

The first meeting of the 4-H Farm Safety Club was held on February 16th at the Essex Civic Centre. The leaders, Miss Bonnie and Miss Mary welcomed the members.

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Monkeys In Stitches

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Art Club: Sock Monkeys 2012
(Posted February 19, 2012)

This year's project is making “Sock Monkeys”. We will be donating the monkeys to an organization such as a hospital or orphanage. “Monkeys in Stitches” was chosen as the club name.

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Mad Hatters

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Knitting and Crocheting Club
(Posted February 19, 2012)

The Essex 4-H Knitting and Crocheting club will now be called the “Mad Hatters”.The club name The Mad Hatters was picked from about 20 suggestions.

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North Perth 4-H Thimblinas Quilting Club Have “Sew” Much Fun!

Submitted by Jane Buchanan
Perth 4-H - North Perth Thimblinas
(Posted February 12, 2012)

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to quilt a beautiful pillow panel? Well, the North Mornington Church was busy with the sounds of a sewing machine, scissors, stitching, and laughter as the North Perth 4 H quilting club met for the second time on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the North Mornington Presbyterian Church. The meeting was called to order by President Tracy Stark. Tracy led the 13 members present in the 4-H pledge. Secretary Emily Skinner read the minutes from last weeks me

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Our Curling Adventure

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Curling Club
(Posted February 10, 2012)

The first meeting of the 4-H Curling Club was held on Feb 5th at the Kingsville Curling Club. First we learned some curling terms like button, house and hammer. We also learned that curling is the only sport where it is okay to steal points and throw rocks at houses.

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Our Knitting & Crocheting Adventure!

Submitted by Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Knitting & Crocheting Club
(Posted February 10, 2012)

The first meeting of the 4-H Knitting and Crocheting Club was held on Monday, Feb 6th at the Essex Civic Center. The meeting was called to order and then we said the 4-H pledge. Then our two youth leaders, Meghan and Jennifer lead us in a game where we each pulled a piece of yarn. The pieces were different lengths.

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Essex 4-H AGM

Submitted by Kimberly Heaton
Essex 4-H - Essex 4-H Leaders' Association
(Posted February 10, 2012)

The Essex County 4-H Leaders’ Association held its Annual General Meeting at Colosanti’s Tropical Garden’s in Ruthven on Wednesday, February 8th. 4-H Volunteers were treated by the Essex 4-H Association to a buffet dinner prior to the AGM in appreciate of all of their hard work and dedication to our members over the past year; special thanks goes to the amazing staff at Colosanti’s for their wonderful hospitality.

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New year, New fun

Submitted by Danielle Dales
Middlesex 4-H - Beechwood
(Posted January 25, 2012)

After all of last years fun in the "great chicken and egg project" and the "home for the holidays club", a new year of 4-H fun presents its self. Last year was great and we learned loads. Now were back for more.

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Frontenac 4-H Material Girls

Submitted by Kelly Johnston
Frontenac 4-H - Frontenac Material Girls
(Posted January 11, 2012)

Ok, 14 girls is too many in one sewing club. Everyone learnt about buying fabric and showed their individual creativity and style while selecting the material for their club project. All members completed their Bodacious Bags by doing some long-arm machine quilting, machine sewing and hand stitching.

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Spice Club Press Report

Submitted by Mitchell Clermont
Essex 4-H - Essex Spice Club
(Posted December 13, 2011)

At this meeting of the spice club we were to get a taste of the Caribbean. Yea mon! When we arrived we immediately split into teams. The dishes that were cooked were as follows: jerked chicken, curried goat, curried lamb, and curried rice.

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4-H Art Club

Submitted by Hanna & Juliana Willemsma
Essex 4-H - 4-H Art Club
(Posted December 13, 2011)

On Oct 19th we held a 4-H Art Club meeting at Mrs Kimberly and Mr Marshall's house in Leamington. We decorated shoeboxes for “Operation Christmas Child”. At the end of the meeting we had 25 colourful boxes completed. Members took home a box to fill

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4-H Grow it Big Club Achievement

Submitted by Alexandra Lockley
Essex 4-H - Grow it Big Club
(Posted December 13, 2011)

At the 4-H Halloween Party the "Grow it Big" Club had their achievement. Our achievement project was to grow a giant pumpkin from a seed that we planted last spring in a coffee can. Everyone had different experiences with their plants.

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