Hamilton-Wentworth 4-H clubs gearing up for a busy year in 2006

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local 4-H Clubs are about more than just livestock. And area youths are invited to discover what they have to offer.

For Hamilton-Wentworth clubs, 2005 proved to be a successful year. At the recent Awards Banquet in Ancaster, almost 150 young people received recognition for successful completion of their projects.

The traditional livestock and crop clubs are still popular, as well as several homemaking clubs, while many non-traditional clubs also proved to be successful.

A beekeeping club, which meets at the Valens Community Centre, drew 28 members, and a maple syrup club was a 'sweet' success. The breadmaking club and the sewing club, both held in Rockton, drew both boys and girls and a cooking club held in Ancaster in December whetted some appetites. Other interesting clubs included landscaping, woodworking, sheaf-making, vet, horse-without-a-horse, etiquette and square-dancing.

The 2006 4-H year officially kicks off with a rally on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.

Some of the 4-H early bird clubs will be starting prior to the rally:

Outdoor Winter Sports Club - A Senior Club (age 15+) - January and February

Woodworking - meeting west of Jerseyville beginning January 13, 2006

Square Dancing - A Senior Club beginning January 16 at Valens Community Centre

Strabane Cooking - beginning in January

Sewing - beginning in February

Social Planning Club - begins January 6 at Marritt Hall, Ancaster

Boys and girls aged 10-21 years as of January 1, 2006 are eligible to join 4-H (except for Senior Clubs). A yearly membership fee of $40 covers as many projects as a member wants to take. Each club must have six two-hour meetings, plus an achievement night for the members to display their knowledge.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Association hopes to have more clubs offered in 2006 in other areas of our city, including Freelton, Carlisle, Waterdown, Sheffield and Carluke. 4-H clubs are not just for rural residents; they enhance the development of young people by teaching leadership skills, public speaking, responsibility and hands-on learning. It opens the door to regional, provincial and national opportunities.

For more information on becoming a Leader or a Member, call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219 or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

NATIONAL PROJECT

4-H Canada has unveiled a new project to create the organization's next national advertising campaign - and it's calling on creative young people to make it fly.

Raising awareness of the youth program is a key objective of the Canadian 4-H Council's newest Strategic Plan. The national organization aims to meet this objective by creating a Youth Advertising Team (YAT). Comprised of 4-H members aged 16-21 from across the country, YAT will work with marketing and advertising industry experts to create a new awareness campaign in 2006/2007 for 4-H across Canada.

YAT is accepting applications from active 4-H members aged 16 to 21 from across the country. Candidates must submit a video explaining why they should be chosen to serve on the team. The video can be in a number of different video formats such as: DVD, CD-ROM (.AVI, .MOV, .MPEG, .WMV), or VHS, and cannot exceed two minutes. Candidates should explain why they feel they will make a great addition to YAT.

Entries must include the candidate's name and address, phone number, email and the name of their 4-H Club, and be addressed to: Youth Advertising Team, Canadian 4-H Council, 930 Carling Ave., Building #26, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6 (must be received at Canadian 4-H Council on or before Feb. 15, 2006, via email or Canada Post, post-marked no later than Feb. 15). Winners will be notified by Feb. 28, 2006.

Hamilton-Wentworth 4-H clubs gearing up for a busy year in 2006

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local 4-H Clubs are about more than just livestock. And area youths are invited to discover what they have to offer.

For Hamilton-Wentworth clubs, 2005 proved to be a successful year. At the recent Awards Banquet in Ancaster, almost 150 young people received recognition for successful completion of their projects.

The traditional livestock and crop clubs are still popular, as well as several homemaking clubs, while many non-traditional clubs also proved to be successful.

A beekeeping club, which meets at the Valens Community Centre, drew 28 members, and a maple syrup club was a 'sweet' success. The breadmaking club and the sewing club, both held in Rockton, drew both boys and girls and a cooking club held in Ancaster in December whetted some appetites. Other interesting clubs included landscaping, woodworking, sheaf-making, vet, horse-without-a-horse, etiquette and square-dancing.

The 2006 4-H year officially kicks off with a rally on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.

Some of the 4-H early bird clubs will be starting prior to the rally:

Outdoor Winter Sports Club - A Senior Club (age 15+) - January and February

Woodworking - meeting west of Jerseyville beginning January 13, 2006

Square Dancing - A Senior Club beginning January 16 at Valens Community Centre

Strabane Cooking - beginning in January

Sewing - beginning in February

Social Planning Club - begins January 6 at Marritt Hall, Ancaster

Boys and girls aged 10-21 years as of January 1, 2006 are eligible to join 4-H (except for Senior Clubs). A yearly membership fee of $40 covers as many projects as a member wants to take. Each club must have six two-hour meetings, plus an achievement night for the members to display their knowledge.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Association hopes to have more clubs offered in 2006 in other areas of our city, including Freelton, Carlisle, Waterdown, Sheffield and Carluke. 4-H clubs are not just for rural residents; they enhance the development of young people by teaching leadership skills, public speaking, responsibility and hands-on learning. It opens the door to regional, provincial and national opportunities.

For more information on becoming a Leader or a Member, call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219 or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

NATIONAL PROJECT

4-H Canada has unveiled a new project to create the organization's next national advertising campaign - and it's calling on creative young people to make it fly.

Raising awareness of the youth program is a key objective of the Canadian 4-H Council's newest Strategic Plan. The national organization aims to meet this objective by creating a Youth Advertising Team (YAT). Comprised of 4-H members aged 16-21 from across the country, YAT will work with marketing and advertising industry experts to create a new awareness campaign in 2006/2007 for 4-H across Canada.

YAT is accepting applications from active 4-H members aged 16 to 21 from across the country. Candidates must submit a video explaining why they should be chosen to serve on the team. The video can be in a number of different video formats such as: DVD, CD-ROM (.AVI, .MOV, .MPEG, .WMV), or VHS, and cannot exceed two minutes. Candidates should explain why they feel they will make a great addition to YAT.

Entries must include the candidate's name and address, phone number, email and the name of their 4-H Club, and be addressed to: Youth Advertising Team, Canadian 4-H Council, 930 Carling Ave., Building #26, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6 (must be received at Canadian 4-H Council on or before Feb. 15, 2006, via email or Canada Post, post-marked no later than Feb. 15). Winners will be notified by Feb. 28, 2006.

Hamilton-Wentworth 4-H clubs gearing up for a busy year in 2006

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Local 4-H Clubs are about more than just livestock. And area youths are invited to discover what they have to offer.

For Hamilton-Wentworth clubs, 2005 proved to be a successful year. At the recent Awards Banquet in Ancaster, almost 150 young people received recognition for successful completion of their projects.

The traditional livestock and crop clubs are still popular, as well as several homemaking clubs, while many non-traditional clubs also proved to be successful.

A beekeeping club, which meets at the Valens Community Centre, drew 28 members, and a maple syrup club was a 'sweet' success. The breadmaking club and the sewing club, both held in Rockton, drew both boys and girls and a cooking club held in Ancaster in December whetted some appetites. Other interesting clubs included landscaping, woodworking, sheaf-making, vet, horse-without-a-horse, etiquette and square-dancing.

The 2006 4-H year officially kicks off with a rally on Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair Grounds.

Some of the 4-H early bird clubs will be starting prior to the rally:

Outdoor Winter Sports Club - A Senior Club (age 15+) - January and February

Woodworking - meeting west of Jerseyville beginning January 13, 2006

Square Dancing - A Senior Club beginning January 16 at Valens Community Centre

Strabane Cooking - beginning in January

Sewing - beginning in February

Social Planning Club - begins January 6 at Marritt Hall, Ancaster

Boys and girls aged 10-21 years as of January 1, 2006 are eligible to join 4-H (except for Senior Clubs). A yearly membership fee of $40 covers as many projects as a member wants to take. Each club must have six two-hour meetings, plus an achievement night for the members to display their knowledge.

The Hamilton-Wentworth Association hopes to have more clubs offered in 2006 in other areas of our city, including Freelton, Carlisle, Waterdown, Sheffield and Carluke. 4-H clubs are not just for rural residents; they enhance the development of young people by teaching leadership skills, public speaking, responsibility and hands-on learning. It opens the door to regional, provincial and national opportunities.

For more information on becoming a Leader or a Member, call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219 or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

NATIONAL PROJECT

4-H Canada has unveiled a new project to create the organization's next national advertising campaign - and it's calling on creative young people to make it fly.

Raising awareness of the youth program is a key objective of the Canadian 4-H Council's newest Strategic Plan. The national organization aims to meet this objective by creating a Youth Advertising Team (YAT). Comprised of 4-H members aged 16-21 from across the country, YAT will work with marketing and advertising industry experts to create a new awareness campaign in 2006/2007 for 4-H across Canada.

YAT is accepting applications from active 4-H members aged 16 to 21 from across the country. Candidates must submit a video explaining why they should be chosen to serve on the team. The video can be in a number of different video formats such as: DVD, CD-ROM (.AVI, .MOV, .MPEG, .WMV), or VHS, and cannot exceed two minutes. Candidates should explain why they feel they will make a great addition to YAT.

Entries must include the candidate's name and address, phone number, email and the name of their 4-H Club, and be addressed to: Youth Advertising Team, Canadian 4-H Council, 930 Carling Ave., Building #26, Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6 (must be received at Canadian 4-H Council on or before Feb. 15, 2006, via email or Canada Post, post-marked no later than Feb. 15). Winners will be notified by Feb. 28, 2006.