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April 2012

April E-Newsletter

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National Volunteer Week

This week from April 15 - 21 is National Volunteer Week >. Because this week is nationally recognized for celebrating Volunteers, this E-Newsletter focuses on the 4-H Volunteer. There's a feature on some of 4-H Ontario's longstanding Volunteers, information about new and updated polcies to ensure Clubs run smoothly, and some great scholarship opportunities for 4-H Volunteers to share with their Members.

The 4-H Ontario staff would like to thank each and every 4-H Volunteer for all they do for the program. You are the heart and soul of 4-H and without you the program's success would not be possible. To all the 4-H'rs out there, make sure you take the time to recognize the Volunteers who have made a difference in your community.

Thank You Volunteers

During the Monsanto 4-H Ontario Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Saturday, March 24th some of 4-H Ontario's longest contributing Volunteers were recognized. A full list of 4-H Volunteers celebrating a milestone year can be found here >

Updated Policies

4-H Ontario has added and updated the following policies:
4.1.3 Ontario 4-H Council Board Policies (updated)
6.17 Project Animal Identification Form Beef (updated)
6.18 Project Animal Identification Form Dairy (updated)
6.19 Project Animal Identification Form Goat (updated)
6.20 Project Animal Identification Form Horse (updated)
6.21 Project Animal Identification Form Lamb (updated)
6.22 Project Animal Identification Form Llama (updated)
6.23 Project Animal Identification Form Rabbit (updated)
6.24 Project Animal Identification Form Swine (updated)
6.41 Travel Subsidy Form (NEW)

GROWMARK Inc. Essay Contest
As a way to help promote 2012 as the International Year of Co-operatives named by the United Nations, GROWMARK, Inc. has introduced the 4-H Ontario Essay Contest. This contest for high-school 4-H Ontario Members has a deadline of May 15. The winning entry will receive a a $500 scholarship! More >
Dream Dinner Lottery
The Dream Dinner Lottery deadline is quickly approaching. Purchase your tickets here > for the opportunity to win dinner for two anywhere in the world. Last year’s winner, Patricia Giles, used her trip to travel to Turks and Caicos. Read about her experience on 4-H Folklore >
Meet John den Haan
Introducing John den Haan, the Ontario 4-H Council President. 4-H has been a part of John’s life since the age of 12 where he began his 4-H career as a Member. After graduating from the program he became a dairy Club Leader and he has now been volunteering with 4-H for 25 years. Read more about John >
Discovery Days
Registration for Discovery Days is now open. These day long events are for everyone ages 9 – 12 and they are all about introducing you to the 4-H program. You’ll get to visit different stations, try out different activities, and meet new friends your age. Register here >
Grenville Mutual Scholarship
Two scholarships of $1000 are available for Region 2 Members. Applicants must submit a short essay on the following; "The 4-H pledge is an integral part of the 4-H program. What do the words “head, health, heart & hands” mean to you?" More >
Anne's 4-H Story
This proud 4-H Alumnus was both a 4-H Member and Volunteer. Like many 4-H’rs across Ontario, the program had a big impact on Anne’s life. Read her story on  4-H Folklore >
Monsanto Scholarship
Monsanto is providing a $1500 scholarship opportunity for Canadian high school students from family farms who have successfully enrolled at a Canadian educational institution (degree or diploma) in a first-year agriculture program. More >
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