Jeanette Gallant of Prince Edward Island’s Evangeline 4-H Club is 4-H Canada’s 2014 4-H National Volunteer Leader of the Year
She said, “4-H is a fantastic program for youth, and I am very proud to be a part of it. 4-H has certainly helped me become the person I am today, and I am happy and grateful to continue my involvement with this great program that gives me so much in return.”
Gallant extended her gratitude to her nominators and to her co-leader, Monique Bernard Kinch. “I really appreciate their thoughtfulness.”
The 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award was created to recognize the significant and pivotal role volunteer leaders play in the 4-H program. 4-H Canada’s proven ability of building responsible, caring and strong Canadian youth who effect positive change would not be possible without the passion and dedication of our volunteer leaders.
The call for nominations for the award took place last fall. A total of 11 provincial winners were selected from the pool of applicants. A national judging panel selected the overall winner.
The Atlantic 2014 Provincial Volunteer Leaders of the Year were: Sharon Lutwick, Northampton 4-H Club, New Brunswick,
Suzanne McCormack, 4-H Challenging Pioneers, Newfoundland,
and Sharlene Carter-Earle, Double “D” 4-H Club, Nova Scotia.
Each provincial winner will receive $100, as well as a prize package. As the national winner, Gallant will receive $1000 and an invitation to the 2015 4-H Canada Leadership Summit to be held in Ottawa in February. Here, Gallant will be recognized during an award ceremony, plus benefit from the chance to connect with leaders from across the country, and participate in innovative workshops covering many different areas of the 4-H program.
The 4-H Volunteer Leader of the Year Award is sponsored by The Co-operators.