GUELPH - A pair of Lanark natives, both graduates of the University of Guelph, have recently been named to senior positions with 4-H Ontario.
Marie Henry was recently promoted to Program Manager for 4-H Ontario. In her new role she will be responsible for organizing provincial 4-H events and opportunities, developing and delivering 4-H resources and programs, and communicating with members and volunteers.
When asked why she wanted this position, Henry indicated that she "looked forward to working with an enthusiastic team to bring leadership opportunities, current resources and community building programs to youth and volunteers in Ontario."
In Lanark, Henry was an active 4-H member where she completed 37 projects and was also a volunteer leader for three 4-H clubs. During her time as a member, she attended and participated in the majority of the opportunities that she will now promote to current members. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a B.Sc.(Agr.) majoring in Animal Science.
For the last two years, Henry has worked for 4-H Ontario as an Association Support Representative (ASR) assisting 4-H Associations in Region 4. As an ASR, she was responsible for two-way communication between 4-H Ontario and local associations, acted as a resource for 4-H associations, assisted in volunteer development and acted as a facilitator, planner and chaperone.
Nicole Munroe Region 4 ASR
Nicole Munroe has been hired as Region 4 Association Support Representative with 4-H Ontario. Munroe, started her position May 24 and will cover the counties of Brant, Dufferin, Haldimand, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth, Niagara, Norfolk, North Simcoe, Peel, South Simcoe, Waterloo and Wellington.
Raised on a cow-calf operation near Perth, she was an active 4-H member. She completed 36 projects and participated in provincial and national conferences, during her eight years of involvement.
"Nicole, brings to the 4-H Team an excellent set of skills," said Evelyn Chambers, Volunteer Support Services Manager.
During the 2001 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Munroe won the National Young Speakers for Agriculture competition. Munroe recently completed her B.Sc. (Agr.) at the University of Guelph, with a Majoring in Animal Science. She will be serving as president for the permanent executive of the OAC 2002 class.
As an Association Support Representative, Munroe is the primary contact between local 4-H Association in Region 4 and 4-H Ontario. She is responsible for supporting local 4-H associations and volunteers in delivering 4-H programs and opportunities to members and volunteers and will also be involved in the planning of regional 4-H events and assisting with promoting the 4-H program.