4-H Ontario Recognizes Record Number of Volunteers

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Jim Coombes honoured for sixty years of volunteering for 4-H Ontario
Jim Coombes honoured for sixty years of volunteering for 4-H Ontario

ROCKWOOD, ON – 4-H Ontario is proud to announce a record number of volunteers were recognized for their long-standing volunteer positions with 4-H Ontario. At the 2019 Volunteer Milestone Luncheon, sponsored by Bayer, 73 volunteers were honoured for their valued years of service with 4-H Ontario.

Each 4-H Ontario volunteer receives a certificate of appreciation and a pin for their first year of volunteering. Further recognition is given at five-year increments. Special congratulations start at 20 years of service, and for every five-year increment thereafter.

Volunteers were celebrated at a formal luncheon at the 4-H Ontario Conference & Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2019, alongside their friends and 4-H family.

Among the many being recognized this year were: 45-year volunteers Ken D Forster (Hamilton- Wentworth), Phyllis O’Neil (Middlesex), Jean Wilson (Thunder Bay) and 60-year volunteer Jim Coombes (Durham East).

About 4-H Ontario

4-H Ontario is a non-profit positive youth development organization that builds youth as leaders within their communities and assets to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today it is open to youth of all backgrounds across the province. 4-H youth ages 6–21 and screened, engaged volunteer leaders come together to learn about selected topics through fun hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also provincial camps, conferences, competitions and national and international travel opportunities available to further develop skills in leadership, business, self- confidence and more. 4-H provides youth with a place they can be involved, accepted, valued and heard while developing valuable skills for leadership and life.