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May 2012

May 2012 E-Newsletter

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Spring Fever

Spring is here and with it comes a bunch of awesome 4-H opportunities. This
E-Newsletter is packed with updates to get you ready for your 4-H spring experience. There is information about new Locally Submitted Projects, Go For The Gold, livestock and policy updates; Member and Alumni stories; summer employment opportunities with 4-H Ontario; and, finally provincial camp and conference updates. There's an abundance of good information in this May E-Newsletter! Now to decide what activities to pick . . .

New Locally Submitted Projects

A full list of Locally Submitted Projects (LSP) is now posted on 4-HOntario.ca. A total of 26 brand new projects have been added to the list of LSP’s, including a Popcorn Club. The Essex 4-H Popcorn Club, Mr. Popper’s Popcorn Club, has been submitting their Club reports online to share their experience piloting the project. Make sure you check out their reports > as well as the complete listing of LSP’s >

Discovery Days

4-H’r Paula Belliveau was kind enough to share her experience at the Region 4 2011 Discovery Days on the 4-H Ontario blog, 4-H Folklore. Discovery Days is a great opportunity for all youth ages 9-12 to experience what 4-H is all about. You can read about Paula’s Discovery Days experience here >
Interested in attending Discovery Days in your Region? Registration deadlines are fast approaching. Additional information and registration details are available here > Thanks to Ontario Cattlemen's Association for sponsoring Discovery Days!

Beef Sense Registration Open
Beef Sen$e is a great opportunity to find out what it takes to run a successful beef operation from some of the top farmers in Ontario. You’ll learn all about successful business management strategies that will yield larger profits on the farm. Spaces are limited so act quickly to secure your spot >  
2012 Go For The Gold Information
The Go For The Gold (GFTG) competition is a great experience for 4-H Members to increase their knowledge of 4-H project materials, and much more, all while doing so in a team atmosphere! There is a local, regional and provincial level of this competition. The 2012 GFTG competition information has been posted and can be accessed through the login side of the website > To book a set of GFTG buzzers, click here >
Participant Cards Coming Soon!
After a historical three year sponsorship of the membership cards, Monsanto Canada, Inc. has decided to now sponsor Youth Adventure Camp. Thank you to Monsanto Canada, Inc. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this transition and delay. Thanks to the Ontario 4-H Foundation for their sponsorship of the 2012 participant cards! The Foundation has a key role in the long-term sustainability of 4-H and, as part of their outreach, have substantially sponsored the 2012 4-H participant cards. Get to know the Foundation better by inviting a Trustee to speak at Club or Association meeting about what they do. Make the Ontario 4-H Foundation your charity of choice and support the organization you love. Learn more here >
Meet Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell is the Coordinator, Sen$e Programs for 4-H Ontario. Andrew is a key player in the creation and execution of 4-H Ontario’s Sen$e Suite. His dedication to agriculture education and his outgoing personality make him a great asset to the 4-H Ontario team. Meet Andrew >
Temple Grandin
The Farm & Food Care Foundation is providing a FREE webcast for 4-H'rs to hear this world renowned speaker!  Famed author, Dr. Temple Grandin, will speak about the undeniable human-animal bond and how animals impact a largely human world. This webcast would make an ideal meeting activity.  Thanks to the Farm & Food Care Foundation for providing this webcast to 4-H'rs on June 7th. Registration details here >
4-H Ontario is hiring
Coordinator, Volunteer Support – Region 2 (Full Time Permanent position) This position cultivates and nurtures relationships with 4-H Volunteers in their Region through the provision of both programmed and situational support, coaching and training to Volunteers in local Associations.  This position focuses on the functional areas of public relations, retention of Volunteers, and risk management. View the posting here >

Two Summer Assistant Positions: Alumni Administrative Assistant & Communications Assistant. If you are looking for a fun opportunity that will immerse you in 4-H, and add skills to your resume, then this is it. View the postings here >
Dwight's 4-H Story
With the hundredth anniversary right around the corner, now is a perfect time to revisit the roots of 4-H and see what 4-H has meant to its many past Members and Volunteers. Visit 4-H Folklore to read 4-H Alumnus Dwight Blok’s 4-H story >
National 4-H Members' Conference
This year, the National Members’ Conference will be held in Montreal, Quebec from September 19 – 23, 2012.  This years' theme is communications. Visit historic Old Montreal and the Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, tour Olympic Stadium, CBC Radio Canada, the Montreal Science Centre, and more. The application deadline is May 24. Interested applicants need to act quickly. More info >
Livestock PAIF and Policies
The provincial deadline for Livestock PAIFs is June 1. The forms can be downloaded and filled out from the Policies > section of the website. Please note that as of April 5, Livestock PAIFs were updated, as well as the policies listed here >

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