4-H Nova Scotia Board of Directors
President – Sue Works
1st Vice-President – Wendy Hudgins
2nd Vice-President – Scott Masters
Past President – Heather Williams
Secretary – Michele Meaney
Treasurer – Kevin MacEachern
Central Director – Geoff Baldwin
Cape Breton Director – Natalie Marsh
Eastern Director – Dianne Sinclair
South Shore Director – Terri Foster
Valley Region Director – Vanessa Lentz
Atlantic Committee Director – Dianne Cox
4-H NS Hostess – Hannah Chisholm
4-H NS Host – James O’Connell
YAC – Ella Lentz
The board executive consist of president, 1st and 2nd vice president, secretary, treasurer and past president. In addition, six regional directors sit on the board. The board has three voting youth positions including provincial 4-H Host and Hostess and YAC representative who are 4-H members. The board appoints committees of 4-H leaders, members, staff and others to assist, coordinate and implement programs as required throughout the year.
The Nova Scotia program contains both County and Provincial Leader Councils. Each council performs specific functions for 4-H in the area. Through these councils, a member or leader has the opportunity to influence decisions at every level of 4-H. Every leader or senior member belongs to the county leaders’ council. This council oversees 4-H in the county. They select and send representatives to Provincial Council Meetings (ie. Annual General Meeting).
4-H in Nova Scotia is supported by very active volunteers who work to support the mission of 4-H in the province. The objectives and mission of 4-H Nova Scotia are realized through the implementation of numerous programs and activities for both the youth membership and adult leaders.
4-H Canada assists 4-H in Nova Scotia by providing some funds and opportunities for members to travel across the country to various conferences and seminars. 4-H Nova Scotia has representation of leaders and members at the 4-H Canada level.
4-H is a youth development organization which promotes leadership, encourages the care and responsibility of our resources, and builds positive life skills to secure a sustainable future for Nova Scotia.
To advance the 4-H program, in partnership with the Nova Scotia department of Agriculture, to strengthen communities by providing life and technical skills to those involved including members, leaders and parents.
- Develop leadership and life skills in Nova Scotia youth
- Encourage the education of the public about the 4-H program
- Promote 4-H
The motto, “Learn To Do By Doing,” is an important process which applies to both members and leaders. Participating in the 4-H program will influence the development of 4-H members, leaders, families and communities in a positive way.