Membership Freeze in time for 4-H Ontario 100th Anniversary Celebration in 2015
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
While 4-H Canada is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, 4-H Ontario will be celebrating its 100th in 2015.
In anticipation for the anniversary celebrations, the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors voted to implement a membership fee freeze with no increase in 2015, which will be the 100th anniversary of the organization.
“I am pleased to share this news about membership fees,” said John den Haan. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I can say that we are all very much looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of 4-H Ontario in 2015!”
The anniversary year will also mark the first year after the conclusion of the three-year mandate to cover membership fees from 2012 to 2014. This plan was decided upon in Aug. 2011, which implemented a $5 annual increase in membership fees to cover the costs of the organization. The membership fee in 2014 will be $75 which will not increase for 2015.
4-H Ontario is a rural youth organization for youth aged 9 to 21 that can participate in a number of 4-H clubs which follow the motto “Learn To Do By Doing.” 4-H in Ontario began in 1915.