Rally slated to kick off 4-H year next week

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The 4-H year is underway!

In fact, a few clubs have already started meeting, but the official 2006 kickoff happens next week, with a rally on Thursday, February 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair grounds (625 Garner Road East).

The event offers youth interested in joining the opportunity to talk to club leaders, who will be stationed at their displays. Leaders can explain the topic of their particular club, the meeting dates, times, locations, and the requirements for its members.

At 8 p.m., guest speaker, John Drummond of Waterloo County, will explain some 4-H facts and opportunities available to 4-H members. Following his presentation, at approximately 8:20 p.m., two club members will lead in some games followed by refreshments.

Belonging to a 4-H club involves attending six meetings, each two hours in length. An achievement night pertaining to the club topic is held, marking the completion of the club. 4-H members must be 10 years of age as of January 1, 2006 and not over 21 years. And, best of all, clubs are not exclusively for "country" kids - you can live in the city or the suburbs and still belong to 4-H.

Club topics range from the traditional agricultural types - dairy and beef calf, sheep and swine clubs - to cooking, sewing, beekeeping, horse, veterinary, horse without a horse, photography, drama, sheafmaking and more. Come and see what interests you.

The membership fee for 2006 is $40. Members can enrol in more than one club for this one fee. 4-H is also accepting application for club leaders.

The motto of 4-H is 'Learn to do by Doing.' 4-H members learn skills that last a lifetime!

For more information please call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219, or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

-Submitted by Keith Marcy

Rally slated to kick off 4-H year next week

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The 4-H year is underway!

In fact, a few clubs have already started meeting, but the official 2006 kickoff happens next week, with a rally on Thursday, February 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair grounds (625 Garner Road East).

The event offers youth interested in joining the opportunity to talk to club leaders, who will be stationed at their displays. Leaders can explain the topic of their particular club, the meeting dates, times, locations, and the requirements for its members.

At 8 p.m., guest speaker, John Drummond of Waterloo County, will explain some 4-H facts and opportunities available to 4-H members. Following his presentation, at approximately 8:20 p.m., two club members will lead in some games followed by refreshments.

Belonging to a 4-H club involves attending six meetings, each two hours in length. An achievement night pertaining to the club topic is held, marking the completion of the club. 4-H members must be 10 years of age as of January 1, 2006 and not over 21 years. And, best of all, clubs are not exclusively for "country" kids - you can live in the city or the suburbs and still belong to 4-H.

Club topics range from the traditional agricultural types - dairy and beef calf, sheep and swine clubs - to cooking, sewing, beekeeping, horse, veterinary, horse without a horse, photography, drama, sheafmaking and more. Come and see what interests you.

The membership fee for 2006 is $40. Members can enrol in more than one club for this one fee. 4-H is also accepting application for club leaders.

The motto of 4-H is 'Learn to do by Doing.' 4-H members learn skills that last a lifetime!

For more information please call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219, or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

-Submitted by Keith Marcy

Rally slated to kick off 4-H year next week

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The 4-H year is underway!

In fact, a few clubs have already started meeting, but the official 2006 kickoff happens next week, with a rally on Thursday, February 9 from 7-9 p.m. at Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fair grounds (625 Garner Road East).

The event offers youth interested in joining the opportunity to talk to club leaders, who will be stationed at their displays. Leaders can explain the topic of their particular club, the meeting dates, times, locations, and the requirements for its members.

At 8 p.m., guest speaker, John Drummond of Waterloo County, will explain some 4-H facts and opportunities available to 4-H members. Following his presentation, at approximately 8:20 p.m., two club members will lead in some games followed by refreshments.

Belonging to a 4-H club involves attending six meetings, each two hours in length. An achievement night pertaining to the club topic is held, marking the completion of the club. 4-H members must be 10 years of age as of January 1, 2006 and not over 21 years. And, best of all, clubs are not exclusively for "country" kids - you can live in the city or the suburbs and still belong to 4-H.

Club topics range from the traditional agricultural types - dairy and beef calf, sheep and swine clubs - to cooking, sewing, beekeeping, horse, veterinary, horse without a horse, photography, drama, sheafmaking and more. Come and see what interests you.

The membership fee for 2006 is $40. Members can enrol in more than one club for this one fee. 4-H is also accepting application for club leaders.

The motto of 4-H is 'Learn to do by Doing.' 4-H members learn skills that last a lifetime!

For more information please call Keith Marcy at 519-623-0219, or Kathy Smith at 905-648-3479.

-Submitted by Keith Marcy