4-H Ontario COVID-19 update – June 2, 2021
The Government of Ontario has released a 3-step, Roadmap to Reopen plan for the Province of Ontario.
4-H Ontario will be basing all in-person activity guidelines on the same conditions laid out in the plan. We are excited for a summer of 4-H and urge leaders to submit the Activity Planning Forms with their plans for 4-H meetings and activities for approval with a reminder that it may take up to 14 business days for review and approval of the plan.
Key things to note:
- The current estimated date for Phase 1 is June 14th, 2021. This may be subject to change.
- In phase 1, club meetings/activities of no more than 10 people (including volunteers) may be held outdoors only.
- All recommended public health guidelines still apply (masks, handwashing, social distancing etc.)
For more information on Roadmap to Reopen: https://www.ontario.ca/page/
Link to the Activity Planning Form: https://4-h-canada.i-sight.
4-H Ontario COVID-19 Resources: https://4-hontario.ca/about-4-
All STORMONT Clubs are to be virtual until in-person 4-H ACTIVITIES have been approved following the 4-H Ontario protocols. https://4-hontario.ca/about-4-h/covid-19-news-updates/
Please be aware of any additional precautions for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. Review: https://eohu.ca/en
A copy of the approved in-person Activity Planning Form is to be sent to Stormont 4-H President, Molly McDonald Mollymcd@live.com
Click on Stormont Calendar for 4-H Activities.
Wanting to become a volunteer or need volunteer participant form. Click on Volunteer
Stormont 4-H March Meeting March 30, 2021, 8 pm via Zoom.
President: Molly McDonald Mollymcd@live.com 613.662.2180
Webmaster (4-H Ontario – Stormont) – Barbara Ann Glaude BAGlaude.Stormont4H@gmail.com
Webmaster – Social (4-H Ontario – Stormont) – Kelsey Smith Kelseysmith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary – Kristina Stewart
Treasurer – Fabienne Kagi
- Stormont Knitting
- Stormont Container Gardening
- Stormont Green Thumbs (Gardening)
- Stormont Cloverbuds
- Digital Photography (Grey County is hosting)
- Goldfield Calf Club
- Stormont Woodworking Club
- Check back for more information soon.
2020 Clubs Completed
♦ Stormont Happy Holidays-Annual Celebrations ♦ Heritage Beef ♦ Dairy ♦ Dairy (Fitting & Showmanship) ♦ Cloverbuds ♦ Beef ♦ Crafts (paper) ♦ Knitting Club ♦ Stormont Chocolate Club (Eat and Go) ♦ Stormont Chocolate Club ( K & F ) ♦ Christmas Club ♦ Ol Tyme Christmas On The Farm ♦ Judging ♦ Knitting
Stormont Container Gardening -- The Gardening Club is starting this Tuesday March 16 from 6:30-8pm! Join Denise, Fred, and Kayla and learn about how to grow your own vegetables in containers. No supplies necessary! They will be provided to you. Meeting via Zoom March 16 and March 23 and then every other Tuesday until the end of July. We hope to see you there.
Stormont Knitters -- Stormont Knitting Excellent news! The knitting club is starting back up again on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm. The first meeting will be held on January 28th (VIA ZOOM). If you would like to join Denise, Kayla and Glenda on their woollen journey, please email email@example.com and/or Kayla.firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure that you have paid your 4-H Ontario 2021 club fees through their website: 4-hontario.com
Hello Stormont 4-H Families! With another year upon us, we have decided to continue our Cloverbud Program in Stormont. Due to current restrictions and uncertainties in the upcoming year, programming will be a little different this year. Registration with start on Wednesday February 10th and will close on Wednesday March 3rd. **Once registration closes, we will not be accepting any more members for the 2021 Cloverbud Program. Please note that this deadline is to properly allow our leaders to prepare for the year, and safely offer activities to our Cloverbuds. This year, Cloverbuds will be able to participate in activities from a variety of learning methods and participate in at-home learning activities and challenges, virtual club meetings via Zoom, and hopefully in-person small group activities. Our first introductory virtual Zoom meeting will take place on Friday March 5th, 2021 at 6:30pm for approx. one hour. This meeting will allow participants to meet fellow Cloverbuds and their families, introduce themselves with a short show and tell, and take part in a few ice breaker activities. Programming will run from March to November. More details for club meeting dates, virtual meetings, and club activities to follow. Please keep in mind that dates and activities will easily be subject to change based on restrictions and regulations. Membership fees for 2021 New members: $100 Returning members from 2020: $65 TO REGISTER (February 10 – March 3): Email Molly McDonald at email@example.com or call 613-662-2180 with child’s name and age. The response email will have details on how to proceed with payment and online registration. We look forward to another fun and engaging Cloverbud program in 2021. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out. Stay safe and healthy, Molly McDonald & Neil Robinson
The Stormont Green Thumbs Leaders -- Susanna Bretzler firstname.lastname@example.org Harietta Bretzler email@example.com NEW CLUB: LET'S GET GROWING The club will focus on growing plants from seed in your own garden. Requirements: - members must have access to their own 4'x4' (minimum) soil plot to grow their own onions, spinach/lettuce, beans, cucumber, and zucchini Achievement: 1) Record book of their garden's progress (video/picture for posting). 2) If regulations permit: weekly gardening maintenance for a club grown, corn and potato plot with the intent to sell produce at a roadside stand. Leaders: Harrietta Bretzler and Susanna Bretzler Where: Most meetings will be held East of Crysler When: March 29th, 7-8 pm April 24th, 9-11:30 am May 20th, 7-8:30 pm June 8th, 7-8:30 pm June 22nd, 7-8 pm July 5th, 7-8:30 pm July 20th, 7-8 pm + weeding times Achievement Date: TBD towards the end of July/early August For more info or to sign up for this club please contact Harrietta firstname.lastname@example.org or via text 613-447-0231
It’s time for another season of Heritage Beef! This club is open to all 4-H members, new and returning, that were 9 years old as of January 1, 2021. We are accepting all beef breeds. Due to Covid, restrictions are still in place. Meetings will be via Zoom until we get the go ahead to meet in person. There are many opportunities to show this year. Some will be video shows and, hopefully, some in person if restrictions get lifted. Leaders, Fred Stewart, Jakob Vogel, Denise Beaudette-Manley, and Ashley Taillon are looking forward to spending the summer working with you and your calves. Please email email@example.com to sign up. If you are new to 4-H, you also need to visit https://4-hontario.ca/ to register as a member. These are the meeting dates: April 13, 28 May 12, 26 June 9, 23 July 7, 21 Aug 4, 18 Achievement Day is tentatively scheduled for Aug 28 depending on restrictions.
Hello, Stormont 4-H members aged 9-21 years old! NEW CLUB: Digital Photography hosted by Grey County (all virtual meetings) Do you have a digital camera and want to learn how to take better pictures? There is no need for an expensive camera you can use phones, i pods or cameras of any kind. Sign up for the Rocklyn Lifeskills 4-H Club (Grey County) Digital Photography Club and learn more while getting to meet members from Grey County (in southwestern Ontario). No fee, meetings by Zoom! First meeting: THIS Thursday, March 25th at 7 pm, club to run until fall. Achievement day is tentatively "Show me Your town", a virtual presentation of photos from your town showing and explaining what you would see if you come to visit me. To register: pay your membership fees online and email firstname.lastname@example.org Your Stormont Contact for this club is Neil Robinson: email@example.com
Goldfield Calf Club. This club is open to all 4-H members, both new and returning who are 9 years old as of January 1, 2021. This club will focus on clipping, showmanship, nutrition, calf care and judging. We still would like members to work with a calf this year if it is safe and possible to do so. Due to Covid-19 there are still restrictions in place when it comes to in-person meetings, so for now we will be holding our meetings via Zoom until we are able to meet in person again! Our first meeting date is planned for Wednesday, April 14 from 7-9pm via zoom and following that meeting you will get the rest of the meeting dates. The leaders for this club are Kelsey Smith, Jakob Vogel and Cassidy Smith. We are hopeful that we will be able to show this summer and there might even be some chances again for virtual shows. If you have any questions about the club or to join, please email Kelsey Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIGN UP BEGINS: Saturday April 10th, 2021 at 8am Woodworking at Home Club Leaders: Neil Robinson & Jill Robinson Club Limit: 12 participants Fee: $10 per member (to be paid once membership is confirmed, instructions will be sent) TO SIGN UP: Email Neil Robinson at email@example.com Please include members' full name, completed PAF (received when registered online), address where supplies are to be dropped off if different from PAF home address. Required: Safety Glasses Adult to help with the use of hand tools eg. holding of items to cut and assemble. Tools and Supplies will be delivered via a porch drop-off in advance of the club starting. This club will be completed via Zoom Meetings with leaders providing instruction and guidance during each meeting. Leaders will also be available for questions when members are working on their projects at home via text, phone or Zoom. This club is for beginners with a focus on woodworking basics, safety, tool recognition, measurement etc. Members will build a stool as the main project completion. Meeting dates: Fri April 16, 7 pm Mon April 19, 7 pm Wed April 21, 7 pm Fri April 30, 7 pm Mon May 3, 7 pm Thurs May 14 7 pm Achievement Day Date TBA: Achievement will be a video presentation of the completed projects by the end of May. Thanks to the Farm Credit Canada Club Fund Grant program for helping support this project.
A dedicated group of volunteers working cooperatively to deliver a multitude of projects/clubs for a wide variety of youth in Stormont County and also to friends of Stormont County.