Geoff Baldwin of the Ro-Win-Lea 4-H Club near Springhill is being recognized by 4-H Canada and CIBC.
SPRINGHILL – A volunteer with the Ro-Win-Lea 4-H Club is being recognized by the national organization.
Geoff Baldwin is being honoured as a provincial winner in the 2013 National Volunteer Leader of the Year awards program that’s sponsored by CIBC.
The overall national winner is John Drummond of Kitchener Market 4-H Club in Ontario.
Another provincial winner is Ila Goodwin of the Chignecto 4-H Club in Sackville, N.B.
4-H is about building responsible, caring and strong leaders that affect positive change in the world around them. 4-H leaders play the most significant and pivotal role in this development and are the reason young people succeed.
“We are so impressed by the commitment of all our volunteer 4-H leaders and we are honoured that these dedicated people want to be part of 4-H in Canada,” said Shannon Benner, CEO of 4-H Canada.
The call for nominations for the National Volunteer Leader of the Year took place in December 2013 and was driven by member reference letters and recommendations. Seven provincial winners were selected from the applicants and these winners moved forward to a national judging panel.
Every provincial winner will receive $100 each as well as a prize package. The national winner receives $2000 as well as an invitation to and recognition at 4-H Canada’s Annual General Meeting in Abbottsford, B.C.
Selection criteria included references, club involvement, community involvement, length of involvement, and how much the members learned and developed as a result of the leader.