Monthly Update (December)

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December 2021

Pictured above: the 4-H booth at Agribi on

Happy Holidays 4-H’ers!

As we head in to the last month of 2021, we are ready and looking forward to the new membership year. COVID’s con nued presence will mean that we may need to make some adjustments, but we’re looking forward to offering many in person and virtual events. The holidays are a great me to give back in your communi es. What will your 4-H club do to make a difference close to home?

Show Your 4-H Colours was a Success We had a blast in November - 4-H’ers showed their colours all month long. Don’t forget to post your pictures with #SY4HC or send in a photo of your club ac vi es or displays for the Bits & Pieces. 4-H Saskatchewan staff were spreading the 4-H spirit during Agribi on with our 4-H booth. We also had an opportunity to have a special Show Your 4-H Colours photo opportunity on Mosaic Field (where the Roughriders play!) with all of the compe tors from Canadian 4-H & Youth Judging (see picture) Congratula ons to Team 4-H Saskatchewan for placing second at the Canadian 4-H & Youth Judging Compe on held during Agribi on.

Limited edi on “Inspired to Lead” t-shirts are s ll available from 4-H Canada. Get your shirt and Show your 4-H Colours in style. Available at: www.showyour4hcolours.ca/ 1


4-H Saskatchewan Events & Opportuni es Please note: All planned in-person 4-H events could be changed to virtual events, depending on public health orders and the number of COVID-19 cases in the province. Please remember to con nue to check the COVID-19 Preparedness page, as there may be changes made to these programs

4-H Saskatchewan is proud to have several events coming up over the next few months. 4-H Saskatchewan will be holding a series of webinars and learning events over the coming months. The first event is “Working with Your Lender” with Wilco van Meijl of FCC who will share some insight on what lenders are looking for when considering lending. Watch for more to be announced. Have an idea for a topic that would be interesting and engaging? Contact Sandra at sandra@4-h.sk.ca Other upcoming events are opportuni es to network at exis ng events: 4-H Saskatchewan Alumni Coffee Row at Crop Produc on Show in Saskatoon on January 11, 2022. 4-H Saskatchewan Alumni Event at Provincial Public Speaking in Middle Lake, SK on April 9, 2022.

Join our Facebook Group. Search for “Saskatchewan 4-H Alumni” on Facebook

Click “Join Group” to join

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4-H Curling is a fun way to get ac ve this winter while mee ng 4-H’ers from beyond your club. Find out when your District compe on is being held to par cipate, or contact your Regional 4-H Specialist to see about pu ng in a District team where there isn’t a local compe on.

4-H Public Speaking is one of our program’s longest running and proudest tradi ons. Every 4-H member par cipates in 4-H communica ons ac vi es at the club level. Compe ve speaking allows members to advance to the district, regional and provincial level.

Regional Curling

Regional Public Speaking

North West Details to be announced. Hosted by District #22 Contact Kalynne Mar n at northwest@4-h.sk.ca

North West Details to be announced. Kerrobert area. Hosted by District #24 Contact Kalynne Mar n at northwest@4-h.sk.ca

North East February 6, 2022 (TENTATIVE) in Canora or Foam Lake Hosted by District #18/19 Contact Raeanne Pe fer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

North East March 13, 2022 in Tisdale, SK Hosted by District #26 Contact Raeanne Pe fer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

South West January 29, 2022 in Delisle, SK. Hosted by Distrit #16 Contact Kaitlyn Keller at southwest@4-h.sk.ca

South West March 26, 2022 in Shaunavon, SK. Hosted by District #3/4 Contact Kaitlyn Keller at southwest@4-h.sk.ca

South East Details to be announced. Hosted by District #14 Contact Melodi Hawkesford-Lee at southeast@4-h.sk.ca

South East Details to be announced. Craven area. Hosted by District #37 Contact Melodi Hawkesford-Lee at southeast@4-h.sk.ca

Provincial Curling

Provincial 4-H Curling will be held the weekend of February 19-20, 2022 at the Weyburn Curling Clug in Weyburn, SK. Hosted by District #7 Contact Melodi Hawkesford-Lee at southeast@4-h.sk.ca

More informa on available online:

You’ll find relevant district, regional and provincial compeon details as well as tools, templates and policy on the 4-H website under “4-H Resources” > “Documents”. See: 4-H Saskatchewan Curling Website h ps://www.4-h.sk.ca/curling.html

Provincial 4-H Public Speaking

Provincial Public Speaking will be held April 9, 2022 in Middle Lake, SK at the Middle Lake Community Hall Hosted by District #28 (Three Lakes Club) Contact Raeanne Pe fer at northeast@4-h.sk.ca

More informa on available online:

You’ll find relevant district, regional and provincial compeon details as well as tools, templates and policy on the 4-H website under “4-H Resources” > “Documents” 4-H Saskatchewan Public Speaking Website h ps://www.4-h.sk.ca/public-speaking.html

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December 8 Free Virtual Webinar Two Sessions • 7:00 - 7:45 pm - session recommended for younger members (9 to 15) • 8:00 - 9:00 pm - recommended for older members (16+) and leaders, parents or volunteers

Join Farm & Food Care Execu ve Director, Clinton Monchuk as we discuss how young beef producers can confidently speak about the beef industry, advocate for beef when consumers have ques ons, and proudly promote Saskatchewan beef in person and online!

This session is supported by Saskatchewan Ca lemen’s Associa on and Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan Register by following this link, or go to the 4-H website Events Calendar at www.4-h.sk.ca/events

AGM is coming soon. AGM stands for Annual General Mee ng - it is an important business mee ng for 4-H Saskatchewan, but also a lot of fun! The AGM will be held March 19-20, 2022. Our plan is currently to return to a two-day conference format, although we are carefully evalua ng the COVID situa on and may need to adjust if the situa on requires it. Our back-up plan would be a hybrid event with smaller in person events (like last year) or virtual event (like 2020) if needed. Regardless, AGM will be held on March 19-20! There are several ways to be involved: • A end as a District Vo ng Delegate • A end as a Visitor AGM is also where we select several important roles. You can • Run for the Board of Directors (leaders or members, 18+) • Run for the AC (youth, ages 13+) • Become an ambassador (youth, volunteers and leaders - 13+)

Do you know an outstanding 4-H leader or volunteer. Nominate them for the Saskatchewan 4-H Hall of Fame. This is our most pres gious honour in the province. To be eligible current leaders must have more than 30 years of service and rered years with more than 15. Applica ons are due December 31, 2021

Are you a night owl? Do you want ot come to AGM? We’re looking for four 4-H volunteers or leaders (must be a Trained A) to chaperone the overnight AGM. Du es including overseeing the members’ social, ensuring members are in their assigned accomodaons, and doing hallway checks overnight. Selected chaperones will receive a free Visitor Delegate pass to AGM. Due to the late nights and to ensure district vo ng delegates can a end to their du es, those a ending as a district vo ng delegate are not eligible. Apply to Shelby Longworth (shelby@4-h.sk.ca) by December 31 4


Crop Land Crop Land is a fast-paced card-game that is fun and educa onal. Suitable for ages 9+. Learn about several Saskatchewan staples (wheat, barley, mustard, canola, len ls and peas) as you work to bring your crop from seed to silo. Face farming challenges head-on and help your fellow farmers bring in their yields to win. Your kit contains (1) CropLand game (including all cards, instruc ons, etc.) Plan ng on the Prairies Sustainable Saskatchewan - Plan ng on the Prairies introduces you to different ecological zones in Saskatchewan and several na ve plants that grow across our province. Learn about the roles each of the plants plays in its own ecosystem and the importance of plants to keeping our watersheds healthy. Your kit contains a detailed workbook with informa on and ac vi es as well as many seed packages and supplies to complete each of the ac vi es included. Circuit Central This science-based kit is all about electricity and technology like motors and robo cs. Learn all about circuits with four hands-on ac vi es: Super Sta c, Playdough Circut, Wiggle Bots, and Small Motor Cars. Each kit contains an ac vity booklet, and supplies for all ac vi es (sires, LED lights, ba eries, motor, and other required materials)

These kits are available to order now at h ps://www.4-h.sk.ca/4hathomekits.html Note - they will ship in the new year.

2021 Ac vity Kits S ll Available While several are sold out. You can s ll order some of the great first edi on kits. Don’t miss out on: • Ranchland - Beef produc on board game (pictured). • Elevate your Mood - mental health and wellness journaling ac vity kit • Community Treasure Hunt - kit to create your own community scavenger hunt • Cool Cuts - beef meat cuts ac vity kit The ac vity kit (booklets) are also s ll available for download on the page for sold out kits. You can s ll enjoy the ac vi es with supplies from home.

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Regional Updates North East Region

North West Region

Kalynne Mar n

Raeanne Pe fer

Office: 306-933-6723 Cell: 306-280-3755 Email: northwest@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors • • •

Cameron Choque e, District #22, Toon Town 4-H Club Becky Huber, District #24, Handel Mul ple 4-H Club Louise Sroka, District#35, Maidstone Gully Mul ple 4-H Club Note: one three year term and one one-year term are up for elec on in March

Office: 306-964-1544 Cell: 306-220-6315 Email: northeast@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors

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Mike Kirzinger, District #21, Viscount 4-H Beef Club Michell Heidecker, District #28, Three Lakes 4-H Beef Club Trena Hoffus-Preston, District #32, Whispering Pines 4-H Club Note: one three year term and one one-year term are up for elec on in March

Advisory Council Rep

Advisory Council Rep

North West Ambassadors

North East Ambassadors

(Vacant) -up for elec on at March AGM! • •

Leaders: Jeanelle W. and Kelly K. Members: Jessica D., Julie-Ann W. and Jessica W.

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Shayla Preston, District #32, Whispering Pines 4-H Club Leaders: Miranda H. and Amy M. Members: Kierra H., Katherine P., Makenzie O. and Kira W.

Regional Events

Regional Events

District Mee ngs

District Mee ngs

Below is informa on for North West regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • Details TBA • Hosted by District #22 in Saskatoon Area Regional 4-H Public Speaking • Details TBA • Hosted by District #24 in Kerrobert Area Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district mee ng date. We will help to arrange any virtual mee ng, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well!

Below is informa on for North Eastregional events: Regional 4-H Curling • February 6, 2022 (Tenta ve) • Hosted by District #18/19 in Foam Lake/Canora area Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 13, 2022 • Hosted by District #26 in Tisdale, SK Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district mee ng date. We will help to arrange any virtual mee ng, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well! • District 31- January 19

Welcome to your new Specialist

Raeanne Pe fer is joining the 4-H staff team as the North East Regional 4-H Specialist. Raeanne grew up in Strathmore, Alberta and is passionate about agriculture. She is a 4-H alumni and excited to get to meet people throughout the North East.

4-H Saskatchewan delegate to the 4-H Canada Youth Advisory Council (YAC): Bre Rumpel, District #37, Longlaketon Mul ple 4-H Club 6


South West Region

South East Region

Kaitlyn Keller

Melodi Hawkesford-Lee

Office: 306-964-1545 Cell: 306-229-2064 Email: southwest@4-h.sk.ca

Office: 306-787-1958 Cell: 306-529-5446 Email: southeast@4-h.sk.ca

Regional Directors

Regional Directors

Advisory Council Rep

Advisory Council Rep

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Stan Figley, District #40, Kyle Mul ple 4-H Club Alvin Pawlitza, District #11, Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club Kylie Mackie, District #10, Reno Mul ple 4-H Club Note: one three year term up for elec on in March Kennedy MacNeil, District #8, Missouri Coteau 4-H Mul ple Club

South West Ambassadors

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Leaders: Stacey H., Robyn M. and Nora S. Members: Brynne L., Hanna L. and Makaila P.

Regional Events

Below is informa on for South West regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • January 29, 2022 • Delisle, SK hosted by District #16 Regional 4-H Public Speaking • March 26, 2022 • Hosted by District #3/4 in Shaunovan

District Mee ngs

Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district mee ng date. We will help to arrange any virtual mee ng, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well! • District 10 - Feb. 28, 2022 in Maple Creek (7pm) • District 40 - Mar. 2, 2022 in Elrose (7pm) • District 3/4 - March 12, 2022 at Hazenmore Hall (11am)

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Glenn Gress, District #1, Browning Mul ple Club Jason Frey, District #41, Alameda 4-H Beef Club Bri any Stepp, District #7, Radville 4-H Beef Club Note: one three year term up for elec on in March

(Vacant) - up for elec on at March AGM!

South East Ambassadors • •

Leaders: Susan A., Paula B. and Jennifer W. Members: Madeline C., Emily S. and Tabatha B.

Regional Events

Below is informa on for South East regional events: Regional 4-H Curling • Details TBA • Hosted by District #14 in Regina area Regional 4-H Public Speaking • Details TBA • Hosted by District #37 in Craven area

District Mee ngs

Please contact the 4-H office as soon as you set your district mee ng date. We will help to arrange any virtual mee ng, and we can let you know if there are any new clubs that you might need to invite as well!

Member Delegates to the Board of Directors: Brooklyn Trask, District #22, Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club Dylan Wa , District #9, Beechy Mul ple 4-H Club 7


4-H Canada Opportuni es Dig Into Soil With the new Dig Into Soil Ac vity Book, you’ll receive everything you need for fun and hands-on ac vi es to explore healthy soils, compos ng, and climate change. The Dig Into Soil Ac vity Book is full of ac vi es, as well as all the informa on you’ll need to carry out a science experiments on soil health. It’s easy, free, and fun for everyone! Learn more and download your free Ac vity Book at 4-h-canada.ca/ dig-into-soil Unbox Your Mind The Unbox Your Mind kit from 4-H Canada is perfect for youth and their families to learn about mental health at home and for leaders to use with their clubs and who are looking for informa ve resources and skill-building ac vi es. Learn more and register to receive your FREE Ac vity Kit while quan at: 4-h-canada.ca/unbox-your-mind My Plate and the Planet

es last

The new My Plate and the Planet Ac vity Book is filled with exci ng hands-on ac vi es for youth to explore the food we eat! This new resource from 4-H Canada is the final phase of the Healthy Living Ini a ve and provides youth with opportuni es to learn about food security in their communi es and around the world! The Ac vity Book can be used by youth individually, by families at home, or by 4-H clubs gathering virtually or in-person.

Download your copy today and learn more at 4-h-canada.ca/healthyliving/myplate

4-H Canada Science Fair The 4-H Canada Science Fair is an opportunity for you to explore, experiment, and discover! Through this program, 4-H youth plan, research, complete, and submit science fair projects, independently or as pairs, to be judged virtually, in the hopes of moving to our second round and ul mately to the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The 4-H Canada Science Fair is open to 4-H’ers in grades 7 to 12 or enrolled in CÉGEP. Registra on for the 2022 4-H Canada Science Fair opens Sept. 1, 2021, and closes Jan. 14, 2022. The three winners and their projects will be entered into the virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair, taking place May 16-20, 2022, where they will compete against the best and the brightest from across Canada! Visit: www.4-h-canada.ca/sciencefair

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Board of Directors 4-H Saskatchewan is a youth empowering organiza on that promotes community involvement through mentorship as demonstrated by our mo o:

The role of the Board of Directors is to set direc on and policy of the 4-H program. They contribute to defining the organiza on’s Mission, Vision and Core Values and governing their fulfillment.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY

Cameron Choque e Becky Huber Bri any Stepp

NORTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Cameron Choque e Becky Huber Louise Sroka

306-327-8460 (C) 306-948-7506 306-895-3117

NORTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES

The provincial office is made up of a dynamic staff team ready to serve our new and exis ng members, leaders and clubs throughout the province. The provincial office staff is happy to be of assistance, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

CONTACT US!

Phone: (306) 933-7727 Fax: (306) 933-7730 E-mail: info@4-h.sk.ca

VISIT OR MAIL US!

Address: 3830 Thatcher Avenue Saskatoon, SK. S7R 1A5

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

(306) 933-7729 manager@4-h.sk.ca

Cera Youngson

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMS MANAGER

(306) 933-6961 shelby@4-h.sk.ca

DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMS SPECIALIST

(306) 933-7348 sandra@4-h.sk.ca

Shelby Longworth

Sandra Hessdorfer

MEMBER/LEADER REGISTRATION

(306) 933-7728 4hservices@4-h.sk.ca

Karrie Watson

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Closed on holidays

FRONT DESK / ADMINISTRATION

Note: some staff may be working remotely

COMMUNICATIONS

(306) 933-7727 frontdesk@4-h.sk.ca

Shirley Wensley

ACCOUNTING

(306) 933-7731 accoun ng@4-h.sk.ca

Sandi Sirois

(306) 933-6961 communica ons@4-h.sk.ca

vacant

REGIONAL 4 H SPECIALISTS 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 ques ons, or if you require support. They are also happy to help with club start-ups, and offer workshops for clubs. NORTH WEST

Kalynne Mar n

Office: 306-933-6723 Cell: 306-280-3755 Email: northwest@4-h.sk.ca

SOUTH WEST

Kaitlyn Keller

Office: 306-964-1545 Cell: 306-229-2064 Email: southwest@4-h.sk.ca

NORTH EAST

Raeanne Pe fer

Office: 306-964-1544 Cell: 306-220-6315 Email: northeast@4-h.sk.ca

SOUTH EAST

Melodi Hawkesford-Lee

Office: 306-787-1958 Cell: 306-529-5446 Email: southeast@4-h.sk.ca

Mike Kirzinger Michell Heidecker Trena Hoffus-Preston

306-944-4244 (H) 306-231-8783 306-930-2525

SOUTH WEST LEADER DELEGATES Stan Figley Alvin Pawlitza Kylie Mackie

306-375-2775 (H) 306-689-2597 (H) 306- 558-7144 (C)

SOUTH EAST LEADER DELEGATES Glenn Gress Jason Frey Bri any Stepp

306-487-3279 (H) 306-486-7230 306-861-4179 (H)

18 YEAR OLD MEMBER DELEGATES Dylan Wa Brooklyn Trask

306-859-7830 306-491-9902

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE REPRESENTATIVE Leah Clark

306-946-3237 (W)

REPRESENTATIVE TO SK 4 H FOUNDATION Mike Kirzinger

306-944-4244 (H)

REPRESENTATIVE TO ADVISORY COUNCIL Louise Sroka

306-895-3117

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 NW Vacant NE Shayla Coming soon! Preston Kennedy MacNeil Vacant

blueblanket037@ gmail.com

Bre Rumpel

306-731-2429(H)

SW

SE CANADIAN YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE 18 YEAR OLD MEMBER DELEGATES Dylan Wa Brooklyn Trask

306-859-7830 306-491-9902

Contact your Regional Representa ves if you would like to share your opinions, sugges ons, or concerns rela ng to the Saskatchewan 4-H Council’s policy, programming or direc on.

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Calendar of 4-H Events 2021

AGM Chaperone

Dec. 15

Hall of Fame Nomina on

Dec. 31

Club Execu ve Training (1 of 2)

Dec. 1

Virtual Webinar

Resolu on to AGM

Dec. 31

Club Execu ve Training (2 of 2)

Dec. 5

Virtual Webinar

4-H Canada Science Fair

Jan. 11

Building Be er Beef Conversa ons

Dec. 8

Virtual Webinar

AGM Registra on

Feb. 1

Alumni Webinar: “Working with Lenders”

Dec. 15

Virtual Webinar

Board Nomina on Deadline

Feb.10

AC Nomina on Deadline

Feb. 10

4-H Saskatchewan Scholarship Deadline

2022 Alumni “Coffee Row” at Crop Produc on

Jan. 11

Saskatoon, SK

SW Regional 4-H Curling

Jan. 29

Delisle, SK

Prairieland Youth Leadership Conference

Feb 5-6 , 2022

Virtual Event

NE Regional 4-H Curling

Feb. 6 (Tenta ve)

Canora/Foam Lake

Provincial Curling

Feb. 18-20

Weyburn

4-H Canada Leadership Awards

Feb. 23

Virtual

4-H Ski Day

Mar. 5

Regional Loca ons

NE Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 13

Tisdale

SW Regional Public Speaking

Mar. 26

Shaunavon

AGM

Mar 19-20

Saskatoon

Provincial Public Speaking

April 9

Middle Lake

Alumni Event at Provincial Public Speaking

April 9

Middle Lake

4-H Canada Leadership Summit

April 22-24

Halifax, NS

4-H Canada Ci zenship Congress

May 3-8, 2022

O awa, ON

4-H Canada Scholarship Deadline

Apr. 1 May. 31

Club and District Workshops There are several training opportuni es available to 4-H clubs and districts in a number of formats available from yoru Regional 4-H Specialist: Workshops

Quickshops

Club Execu ve Training

• Available to clubs and districts • Can be in-person or virtual • Topics include Record Books, Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking, Judging and The 4-H Basics. • Clubs are limited to one Workshop per year. • If presented to a district (mul ple clubs), two workshops can be delivered

• Similar to Workshops (above) that Specialist gives, but are designed for an adult or Senior member in your club to facilitate. • Available to individual clubs • Topics include Record Books, Parliamentary Procedure, Public Speaking and Judging • Clubs are limited to one Quickshop per year.

• Available to Districts (mul ple clubs). Minimum 15 registrants required. • Training specifically for Execu ve members, General Leaders and Project Leaders on how to complete their du es • Is also open to members and leaders who have an avid interest in these posi ons but aren’t necessarily holding that posi on this year.

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