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November 2011

4-H Ontario E=Newsletter

It's National 4-H Month4-H Ontario logo

Thank you to all the 4-H'rs who have shared their photos and enthusiasm
so far this month. There are so many ways to show off your 4-H spirit. You
can talk with politicians or people in your community about what you do in 4-H,
write a poem, join the 4-H conversation on Twitter, apply for a scholarship, or tell
someone you know about the 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery.

Sudbury 4-H Raises the 4-H Flag High

Lots of 4-H Pride here! Sudbury 4-H Members and Volunteers celebrated National 4-H Day on November 2nd in the main foyer of Sudbury City Hall. After a warm welcome, the 4-H Deputy Mayor, Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, took to the podium to read the National 4-H Day Proclamation. Thanks to the Sudbury 4-H Members, Volunteers and parents for sharing the 4-H spirit with the whole Greater City of Sudbury! View the full photo here >

4-H Poem by Nicole
Check out this fantastic 4-H poem by Kenora 4-H Member, Nicole Kohut, who entered the below in her local fair and won first place. Congrats Nicole!
Each H on the leaf means a different thing
Some kids at our meeting like to sing
We play games, laugh and have a good time
The leaders make sure we don’t get into any crime
Head, Heart, Health, and H
Are what the H’s represent, as far as I understand
If you interested in becoming a member
I will tell you now; it doesn’t matter on your gender
As you can see 4-H sounds really fun
And the best part is you can stay until your 21
Provincial Communications Winners
Eight high calibre 4-H speakers, from across the province, came to compete in the 2011 Provincial 4-H Ontario Communications Competition. Grand Champion Junior was Maxwell Archer of Brant 4-H Association who presented in the Speak and Show Category. Grand Champion Senior was Rachel Langstaff of Lambton 4-H Association who presented in the Public Speaking Category. Read more >
Dream Dinner in the Yukon
Linda Klages was the lucky winner of the Second Prize of "Dinner for two anywhere in Canada" in the 2011 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery. She and her husband, Robert (in the photo above), chose to go to the Yukon. They had their dream dinner at the Klondike Rib & Salmon BBQ in Whitehorse. Thanks Linda for sharing your favourite moments and some great photos too! See the photos >

The 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery is a fundraising initiative of the Ontario 4-H Council. LOTTERY LICENCE #M644571 LICENSEE: ONTARIO 4-H COUNCIL The proceeds generated from the 2012 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery help support 4-H Ontario’s Conference and Annual Meeting, Volunteer Symposiums, and resource development. There are 750 tickets to be sold and the goal every year is to sell out. You can help the Ontario 4-H Council by telling those you know about the lottery. Tickets are now available for purchase for the 2012 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery.  More details here >
2012 Ambassador Application
It’s that time of year again! 4-H Ontario is looking for its next set of Ambassadors. This opportunity is open to 4-H Members ages 17 - 21 and the "term of office" is from February 2012 until February 2013. The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2011. Thank you to GROWMARK, Inc. and UPI Energy LP for sponsoring the 4-H Ontario Ambassador Program. More info and application form >
Meet Lois
Lois James was recently hired as the Coordinator, Alumni Services. This position is a new one for 4-H Ontario and is funded by a Promotional Partnership with Hyland™ Seeds.  A 4-H Alumni herself, Lois is excited to meet with fellow Alumni and design a 4-H  alumni program. Learn more about Lois >
CIBC 4-H Scholarship
CIBC and the Canadian 4-H Council are proud to award three scholarships per year (for two years), valued at $2,500 each, for 4-H members in their last year of high school or CEGEP. More details >
4-H Ontario has almost 200 Followers on Twitter. If you want daily updates on leadership and life skill resources be sure to follow us: twitter.com/4hontario
Step Up to Leadership
Come explore your leadership potential in your community. Step Up to Leadership inspires next generation leaders like you to encourage positive community change through your involvement and leadership. Step Up is coming up in Grey Highlands on November 18 – 20 at the Campfire Bible Camp.
Details here >
Future Leaders in Action
Future Leaders In Action will be running on March 10-13, 2012. This is a great four day, three night camp for Senior 4-H Members. The leadership training modules will surround facilitation skills, group development and dynamics, teambuilding activities, high ropes courses, group initiatives and more.
Register today >

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