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Tammy Oswick-Kearney announced as new Ontario 4-H Council President

(Posted April 2, 2015)

ROCKWOOD, ON (April 2, 2015) – Ontario 4-H Council is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Tammy Oswick-Kearney. Tammy was elected during the Annual General Meeting of 4-H Ontario on Friday March 27, 2015.

Hailing from Prescott County, Ontario, Tammy has a long history with the 4-H organization. After attending her first 4-H Ontario Conference & Annual Meeting as an out of province guest 10 years ago, she quickly became a volunteer with 4-H Ontario.

Tammy has served on both the 4-H Canada and Ontario 4-H Council boards of directors, most recently serving as Vice-President of the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors. She has participated in and facilitated numerous 4-H events, activities and programs. As a 10-year volunteer with the Prescott 4-H Association, Tammy led clubs, organized Awards Night and served as secretary, key contact, screening contact and Association Representative.

For over six years Tammy was employed with 4-H Ontario as Events & Communications Coordinator prior to her employment with 4-H Canada. At the national level, she played a key role in organizing 100th Anniversary celebrations, the global 4-H Youth Ag Summit, the Farm Credit Canada Shout Out for Ag competition and the 100th Anniversary National Food Banks drive.

Tammy’s volunteer experience includes 30 years with the Prescott Players Amateur Theatre Group serving in all capacities; 15 years with Girl Guides of Canada; 6 years with the Kidney Foundation of Canada; 2 years with the International Plowing Match, and in 2011, a year with Yes Women Can.

Organized, passionate and creative, Tammy says that she looks forward to ensuring that 4-H in Ontario has financial stability, that the Board continues to provide clear, concise and consistent communication across the province, that policies continue to be reviewed and adhered to, and that the 4-H program remains viable for everyone involved.

“It will be very important over the next year to continue to raise the profile of 4-H, expand our membership and re-connect with our Alumni and supporters – they are all important to 4-H and helped build this great 4-H program,” she says. “We must continue to be forward thinking to ensure the future of the 4-H program while remembering and honouring the last 100 years of 4-H.” 

The other Ontario 4-H Council Board of Director Executive roles were elected by the Board of Directors on Saturday March 28, as follows: Brad Found as Vice President, Brian O'Neill as Director at Large, and Kim McCaw as Past President. 

About 4-H Ontario

4-H Ontario is a grassroots organization of leaders building leaders. At 4-H, participants, youth aged 6–21; and screened, trained volunteer leaders come together to create a 4-H club and learn about a selected topic through hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also a variety of provincial camp and conference opportunities. Through the 4-H experience, members learn to do by doing and build valuable skills that will help them reach their full potential to become conscious, contributing citizens.

 

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For more information please contact:

Ryan Métivier, Coordinator, Communications, 4-H Ontario

519.856.0992 x465, digital@4-hontario.ca

OR

Marshal McLernon, Senior Manager, Communications, 4-H Ontario

519.856.0992 x462, communications@4-hontario.ca


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