November e t a d p U November is 4-H Month 4-H Saskatchewan kicked off 4-H month in style hosting 26 4-H leaders from across the province at Leaderama Leadership Conference in Saskatoon. We also launched our first annual Online Auction to support the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation. Wednesday, November 5 is “Show Your 4-H Colours” Day. All across Canada, 4-H’ers will be showing off their 4-H spirit by wearing green and white to school or work, and setting up displays and community service activities to raise awareness of our great program all across the nation. Get your Registrations in! The registration deadline is November 15, 2014. Clubs registering after November 15 will be subject to a $20.00 per member late fee. To find the registration documents online, go to the 4-H Saskatchewan website at www.4-h.sk.ca, scroll down, and select the Registration 2014 button. You will be taken to a page with all of the registration information and forms. Remember, the Leader Screening Deadline is December 15, 2014. New 4-H leaders, and those screened in 2009 or earlier will need to complete the leader screening process. Send all of these forms and items to the Provincial 4-H Office • Leader Registration Forms • Member Registration Forms • Club Officials Form • Club Information Sheet (optional) • Year End Club Summary Form • Project Material Order Form • One Club cheque for all 4-H Membership Fees: $90.00 x # of members • One Club cheque for Provincial Club Fees: $10.00 x # of members The Provincial 4-H Office postal address is 3830 Thatcher Avenue, Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5. We’re trying something new! This is the NEW monthly 4-H update. On the 4th of each month, an update will be posted on the 4-H website. We hope that this will help keep your club informed about the many 4-H opportunities and activities available throughout the year. A calendar of upcoming dates and deadlines is included in the last page! Let us know what you think! We welcome feedback and suggestions. Get Involved! 4-H Canada Science Contest If you could invent something that would change the world of agriculture, what would it be? That’s the question posed for the 2014 4-H Canada Science Contest. Get involved as an individual or as a club for a chance to win cool custom prizes. To get involved, register online with 4-H Canada, build a model or a draw an illustration of your invention, and upload photos or videos demonstating how it works. The contest closes on January 16, 2015. Find more information at: http://enter.4-h-canada.ca/res/p/4-h-science-contest/ Investing in Me - Career Exploration Opportunity Engage in hands-on learning, develop skills, and discover career options through this new 4-H Canada work placement program. Members ages 18-25 can apply for work opportunities in between May and August 2015 at Food Share Toronto or Help International (Weyburn). Placements include room and board, and a weekly honorarium. Application deadline is January 16, 2015. Find more information at: http://apply.4-h-canada.ca/ Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation Online Auction We’re hosting this auction to benefit the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation in celebration of November being 4-H Month! Items include a registered Quarter Horse filly, an Apple iPad mini, a digital camcorder, and more! The auction will close on Friday, November 21 at 12:00pm. Get involved by joining our group on Facebook. Bids are also accepted over the phone. All proceeds support the Saskatchewan 4-H Foundation and help Saskatchewan youth Learn to Do By Doing! For more information visit: www.4-h.sk.ca Follow this link to the auction: https://www.facebook.com/groups/778121422233898/ New 4-H Challenge! 4-H Staff lent a hand at the Saskatoon Food Bank Garden Patch. The vegetables that were harvested will go to Saskatoon families in need of healthy food. This year, we are challenging our clubs to spread the 4-H Spirit far and wide. Put your H’S IN ACTION Find a way to use your Head, Heart, Hands and Health for your club, your community and country! It’s that simple. Take your pledge from words into action. What you do is up to you! Get involved as an individual, or as an entire club, by creating and doing your own H’s in Action Activity. Maybe you’ll collect food donations at Thanksgiving, or shovel sidewalks for seniors – it’s up to your interpretation and creativity the skies the limit. Share your story with all of 4-H Saskatchewan by sending in a write-up and photos to your Regional 4-H Specialist. You can submit as many activities as you would like! All H’s in Action activities will be featured in the Bits & Pieces, and be eligible for the People’s Choice Award to be chosen at AGM in March. Don’t Forget! 4-H Travel Opportunities 4-H Canada Citizenship Seminar April 29-May 3, 2015 Ottawa This flagship 4-H Canada program was first developed in 1972 as a way to unite 4-H members from across the country. Delegates participate in various processes focusing on civic engagement, governance, parliamentary procedures, citizenship and politics. Delegates develop debating and public speaking skills as well as new knowledge and pride for their country. Apply to 4-H Saskatchewan by December 1, 2014. US National 4-H Conference April 11-16, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington conference allows 4-H Canada members to gain a better understanding of 4-H in the US, share information about 4-H in Canada, and participate actively in an entirely youth-led conference among their peers. Delegates develop leadership skills, build new networks and friendships and return to their home communities with a greater sense of 4-H as a global movement. Apply to 4-H Saskatchewan by December 1, 2014. 4-H Youth Exchanges Canada East to West July 8-18; West to East August 5-15, 2015 This exchange program provides groups of 10 delegates (ages 12-17) and their chaperones with the opportunity to see a different part of Canada, and gain lasting experiences and friendships. Groups stay with host families and experience a unique immersion of culture, language and history. Apply to 4-H Canada by November 15, 2014. Find more information at: http://exchange.4-H-Canada.ca Going Global Exchanges 2015 Members aged 18-25 are invited to apply for this recipricol exchange program that will have you travel to Jamaica, Japan, Finland or the UK, and host your exchange-partner here in Canada in the summer of 2015. Apply to 4-H Canada by November 15, 2014. Find more information at: http://exchange.4-H-Canada.ca Global Youth Summit Members aged 18-25 are invited to apply to join 100 other youth from across the world to discuss feeding a hungry planet on August 24-28, 2015 in Canberra, Australia! Apply before January 30, 2015 at www.youthagsummit.com Recognize Your Outstanding 4-H Leader! 4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year 4-H Canada is calling for nominations for the 2014 4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the Co-operators. This is an opportunity for 4-H members to show their appreciation for our outstanding leaders across the country. Find more information at: http://apply.4-h-canada.ca 4-H Saskatchewan Hall of Fame To be eligible for this recognition, recipients must have made an outstanding volunteer contribution to 4-H (not including in the capacity of a paid staff person); served the 4-H movement for at least 15 years, and contributed to 4-H beyond the club level [district, regional, provincial, national, or international]. The nomination form must be received by the Saskatchewan 4-H Selections Committee by January 1, 2015. Find more information at: http://www.4-h.sk.ca/news/halloffame Other Events & Opportunities Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference 4-H members ages 14-21 can apply to attend this conference held February 21-22, 2015 in Saskatoon. This is a great opportunity for learning and networking and $8,000 in scholarships is awarded to participants at the event. Apply to attend before December 31, 2014. Find more information at: www.saskatoonex.comm. NEW Scholarship Opportunity Canadian Meat Council and 4-H Canada are proud to sponsor 2 scholarships in memory of Larry Milton Campbell valued at $2,500 each, for 4-H members in their last year of high school planning to attend a Canadian university in Food Science, Meat Science or Animal Science. Find out more at http://apply.4-h-canada.ca/ FCC 4-H Club Fund The FCC 4-H Club Fund allows clubs, districts or regions to apply for up to $500 to support a project or activity. Applications are reviewed and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Find out more at http://apply.4-h-canada.ca/ Regional 4-H Fun Curling New in 2015, each region will have a Regional 4-H Fun Curling Day. Come out for a day of fun on the ice. Learn some new skills and make some new friends. There will be games and activities. Fun Curling will be held January 17 in North Battleford (NW), Tisdale (NE), Maple Creek (SW), and Lumsden (SE). Board of Directors 4-H Saskatchewan is a project-based youth organization dedicated to the growth and development of our members, leaders, volunteers, and staff through our motto: “Learn to do by doing”. Provincial 4-H Office The provincial office is made up of a dynamic staff team ready to serve our new and existing members, leaders and clubs throughout the province. The provincial office staff are happy to be of assistance, so please do not hesitate to contact us. CONTACT US! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (306) 933-7729 [email protected] COMMUNICATIONS (306) 933-6961 [email protected] MEMBER SERVICES Karrie Watson (306) 933-7728 [email protected] ADMINISTRATION (306) 933-7727 ACCOUNTING (306) 933-7731 [email protected] Ms. Lee Walerius Phone: (306) 933-7727 Fax: (306) 933-7730 E-mail: [email protected] Cera Youngson VISIT OR MAIL US! Address: 3830 Thatcher Avenue Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Closed on holidays REGIONAL 4-H SPECIALISTS Bonnie-Anne Iverson [email protected] Valerie Fosher Each region has a Regional 4-H Specialist available to support the members, leaders, and clubs in that region. Contact your Regional 4-H Specialist with questions, or if you require support. They are also happy to help with club start-ups, and offer workshops for clubs. NORTH WEST Annaleigh LeBruno Office: (306) 933-6723 Cell: (306) 280-3755 Email: [email protected] SOUTH WEST Michelle Lee-Klaassen Office: (306) 965-1545 Cell: (306) 229-2064 Email: [email protected] NORTH EAST Anna-Maria Boechler Office: (306) 964-1544 Cell: (306) 220-6315 Email: [email protected] The role of the Board of Directors is to set direction and policy of the 4-H program. They contribute to defining the organization’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and governing their fulfillment. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT Joanne Hamilton VICE-PRESIDENT Cindy Cooper SECRETARY Tanya Beland NORTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Tanya Beland Clint Panter Darcy Yasieniuk NORTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES Marc Bernier Cindy Cooper Joanne Hamilton Melodi Hawkesford-Lee Office: (306) 787-1958 Cell: (306) 529-5446 Email: [email protected] The South East Office address is: 515 Henderson Drive, Regina SK. S4N 5X1 About the Saskatchewan 4-H Council The Saskatchewan 4-H Council administers the 4-H program in Saskatchewan. It is made up of one member and one leader delegate from each District Council. The entire Council meets annually at the Saskatchewan 4-H Council Annual General Meeting (AGM), held in March. At AGM, a Board of Directors and Advisory Council is elected to carry out the work of the Council between annual general meetings. The Council, through its Board of Directors, Advisory Council and committees, determines policies and programs at the provincial level. The Saskatchewan 4-H Council employs and, by way of the Executive Director, directs a 4-H staff team. (306) 763-3903 (306) 675-5645 (306) 524-2176 SOUTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Colin Haggart Miranda Seymour Ginelle Sonmor (306) 587-7224 (306) 361-3356 (306) 968-2311 SOUTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES Melanie Bashutski Craig Boake Tammie Cooper (306) 675-4846 (306) 728-9552 (306) 675-4513 18-YEAR-OLD MEMBER DELEGATES Dallis Aiken Shayla Endicott (306) 468-2720 (306) 375-2709 MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE REPRESENTATIVE Shelley Jones REPRESENTATIVE TO CANADIAN 4-H COUNCIL Cindy Cooper (306) 675-5645 REPRESENTATIVE TO SK 4-H FOUNDATION Tanya Beland SOUTH EAST (306) 937-2980 (306) 469-7763 (306) 549-4810 (306) 937-2980 REPRESENTATIVE TO ADVISORY COUNCIL Ginelle Sonmor (306) 968-2311 Youth Advisory Council The Youth Advisory Council brings the opinions, ideas, and voice of youth 4-H members to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council. REGIONAL MEMBER ADVISORS (306) 342-7728 NW Jacqueline Toews NE Kiera Mooney (306) 921-4092 SW Tristan Richards (306) 582-7214 SE Karly Rumpel (306) 731-2429 CANADIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Cameron Choquette (306) 327-5772 18-YEAR-OLD MEMBER DELEGATES Dallis Aiken Shayla Endicott (306) 468-2720 (306) 375-2709 Notice of Annual General Meeting March 21 - 22 Saskatoon More information on Page 30 Calendar of 4-H Events 4-H Canada Sci/Tech Contest Opens Oct. 17 - 4-H Saskatchewan Online Auction Open Nov. 1 - 21 www.4-h.sk.ca Leaderama: Leader & Member Conference Nov. 1 - 2 Saskatoon Show Your 4-H Colours Day! Nov. 5 EVERYWHERE! National 4-H Member’s Conference Nov. 5 - 9 Toronto, ON National 4-H & Youth Judging Competition Nov. 23 - 25 Regina SW Fun Curling Day Jan. 17, 2015 Maple Creek NW Fun Curling Day Jan. 17 North Battleford NE Fun Curling Day Jan. 17 Tisdale SE Fun Curling Day Jan. 17 Lumsden 4-H Canada Leadership Conference Feb. 12 - 15 Ottawa, ON Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference Feb. 21 - 22 Saskatoon 4-H Ski Day Mar. 7 4 Locations NW Regional Public Speaking TBA TBA NE Regional Public Speaking Mar. 29 Prince Albert SW Regional Public Speaking TBA TBA SE Regional Public Speaking TBA District #39 Saskatchewan 4-H Council AGM Mar. 21 - 22 Saskatoon 4-H Colt Starting Clinic Apr. 4 Moose Jaw US National 4-H Conference Apr. 11 - 16 Washington, USA Provincial 4-H Public Speaking Apr. 11 Swift Current 4-H Canada Citizenship Seminar Apr. 29 - May 3 Ottawa, ON Saskatchewan 4-H AC Training May 2 – 3 TBD 4-H Canada AGM Jun. 11 - 13 Fredericton, NB Saskatchewan 4-H Lottery #19 Draw Date Jul. 15 Saskatoon, SK National 4-H Member’s Conference Nov. 25 - 29 Regina, SK District Meeting Dates Deadlines Club Registration Deadline Nov. 15 Going Global Exchange Deadline Nov. 15 4-H Canada Youth Exchange Deadline Nov. 15 Bits & Pieces Content Deadline – Winter Issue Nov. 20 4-H Saskatchewan Online Auction CLOSES Nov. 21 National Volunteer Leader Award Deadline Nov. 21 4-H Canada Larry Milton Campbell Scholarship Dec. 1 4-H Saskatchewan Travel Applications Dec. 1 Record Book Competition Deadline Dec. 5 AGM Registration Deadline Dec. 15 Leader Screening Deadline Dec. 15 Prairieland Youth Leadership Conf. Application Dec. 31 SK 4-H Hall of Fame Nominations 2 Check the Public Speaking page on the 4-H website at www.4-h.sk.ca under Events & Opportunities for an updated listing of Public Speaking dates. Jan. 1, ‘15 4-H Canada Science Contest Deadline Jan. 16 4-H Canada Investing In Me Opportunity Jan. 16 Youth Ag-Summit Application Deadline Jan. 30 AGM Resolution Deadline Jan. 31 AGM Name Change Deadline Feb. 15 Bits & Pieces Content Deadline – Spring Issue Feb. 20 4-H Ski Day Registration Deadline Feb. 20 H’s in Action Challenge Deadline Mar. 15 Photo Contest Deadline 1 District Public Speaking Dates 2 www.4-h.sk.ca 4-H Saskatchewan Scholarship Deadline Check the District Meeting page on the 4-H website at www.4-h.sk.ca under Events & Opportunities for an updated listing of District Meeting dates. 1 Want to stay up-to-date with the latest 4-H news on events and opportunities? Visit Apr. 1 Apr. 30 Other Events The events listed here are offered by organizations outside of 4-H Saskatchewan, but may provide an educational opportunity for 4-H members or leaders. Agribition Nov. 24 - 29, 2014 Regina Agricultural exhibition and trade show which includes livestock sales, educational exhibits, agricultural technology and services. For more information: http://www.agribition. com/ Aug. 24-28, 2015 Australia Youth Ag-Summit If you’re 18-25 and care about our planet’s future, you should be part of this. Young leaders from around the world will gather at the Global Youth Ag-Summit to discuss ideas, develop a vision and deliver action. Find more information at: www.youthagsummit.com.
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