PEI 4-H Trust
In 1987, the Prince Edward Island 4-H Trust was established to provide additional funds for programs and services for the benefit of the 4-H movement, its members and leaders.
Funds generated from the 4-H Trust are in addition to those provided by the PEI 4-H Council and current funding sources.
Since 1987,the PEI 4-H Trust has providedin excess of $70,000 in grants to 4-H Clubs, Districts and other initiatives. The Trust may pay expenses associated with the promotion, development or completion of any 4-H activity and generally for the continued development and promotion of the 4-H program in PEI.
As a trust, trustees are required to keep capital funds invested with the net income available for funding programs.
Rayanne Frizzell graduated from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (now Dal AC) in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business. From 2004-2015 she was the General Manager of the PEI Provincial Exhibition Inc (aka Old Home Week) in Charlottetown. Rayanne grew up in Middle Stewiacke, Nova Scotia and is a proud 4-H alumna of the Stewiacke Valley 4-H Club! As a member from age 9-21, Rayanne took projects including light horse, first aid, crafts, foods, junior leader and was on the tug of war and woodsmen teams! She was involved in her county council and participated in National events.
Rayanne became a leader with 4-H PEI in 2007 and joined the Provincial Council in 2014. She currently serves as the President. Rayanne is currently working with Agriculture in the Classroom Canada as a National Program Coordinator and is also the co-chair of the Atlantic Farm Women’s Conference.
Rayanne lives with her husband Chris and three kids: Curtis (8) Rachel (6) and Hannah (2) in Glen Valley, PEI where Chris is the third generation to dairy farm at Valleyville Farms. Getting the kids to their activities seems to take up most of her time, but her passion is Agriculture Education and increasing the opportunities for producers and consumers to have open and honest conversations about where their food comes from!
John J. MacDonald brings his extensive and broad experience in agriculture, leadership and community involvement to the 4-H Trust. With a degree from the Nova Scotia Agriculture College, John was Executive Director of the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce for 15 years and with Agriculture Employment Services for 11 years.
John’s dedication to serving others has been consistently recognized with several awards including being inducted in the Atlantic Agriculture Hall of Fame (2013), recipient of the Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow (2011), Community Service Award (2005) and recipient of the Queens Jubilee Medal (2002).
John continues to be an active supporter of the 4-H organization having been President of the Summerside District 4-H Council, PEI 4-H Council and the Canadian 4-H Council in 2000, as well as Director of the Canadian 4-H Council. The 4-H organization has also recognized John for his many significant contributions by awarding him the prestigious 4-H Honorary Member for PEI in 2003 and the 4-H Honorary Member for Canada in 2009. John was also recognized for 20 years service as the representative to 4-H Canada from the Canada Federation of Agriculture.
John and his wife, Cynthia, reside on their farm in St. Nicholas, Prince Edward Island. They have six wonderful children: Christine, Carla, Cheri, Colin, Howard and Dylan and twelve beautiful grandchildren.
Jane MacLaurin is a graduate of NSAC (Now Dalhousie Department of Agriculture) with a degree in Agriculture Economics and has spent the past 24 years with the P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Company assisting the Agriculture, Fishing and Residential Markets with their property insurance needs.
Jane has been a 4-H leader for over 25 years with the Lot 16 4-H Club, after spending 12 years as a 4-H member learning first-hand the value of the 4-H organization. During her 4-H “career”, Jane won several 4-H scholarships and award trips. She has enjoyed teaching a variety of projects with some of her
favorites being crochet, beef and horse and pony. In addition to making life-long friends, Jane believes strongly in the 4-H Trust and the opportunities it can provide to 4-H members across the Island.
Jane lives in the Community of Grand River and in addition to her volunteer work with 4-H and the 4-H Trust and Church, she enjoys working in her many flower beds, camping and just about everything, especially hiking, with her Golden Retriever, Cane.
Fred VanderKloet is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree. For the past 16 years Fred has worked as the Provincial Dairy Specialist with the PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Fred grew up in the Province of Ontario and is an alumni of the Leeds County 4-H program. Fred has a keen involvement with the Holstein Breed through previous work with the Holstein Association of Canada and is recognized as an Official Judge with the Association.
Fred has been a 4-H leader for 15 years with the Dunstaffnage Marshfield 4-H Club. He has led projects in Dairy and served for 10 years as Overall Leader of the club. Fred has chaperoned several 4-H trips including 2 club-to-club exchanges, two trips to the US National 4-H Dairy Conference and several Dairy teams to the Royal Winter Fair. Fred is also active in the Provincial Holstein Branch serving as the Secretary-Treasurer.
Fred lives in the community of Frenchfort with his wife Karen and their three children: Kyle, Rachel and Megan, who have all been actively involved in 4-H.
John Scales is a graduate of Colonel Gray Senior High School in Charlottetown and has a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island. For almost 20 years John worked with Island Fertilizers Ltd. and is currently the owner of Phillips Feed Service and Island Dairy Services in Charlottetown.
John is a past director of the Canadian Fertilizer Institute, Past President of the Atlantic Fertilizer Institute, the Rotary Club of Charlottetown and Camp Gencheff. John is a former member of the Atlantic Region Board of
Directors of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and a director of the board of the Rotary Literacy Foundation.
In addition to John’s many responsibilities, John has been an active sponsor of 4-H activities through the years and recognizes the tremendous value and importance of 4-H.
John and his beautiful wife Barbara have two sons and are the proud grandparents of one grandchild.
David Tingley spent the first half of his career with Ralston Purina, serving 15 years as a District Manager and the second 15 years as an independent dealer, President and co-owner of Dawndale Farm Supplies, Ltd. Dave’s experience afforded him many opportunities to have contact with and see the impact of the 4-H program had on the development of its members.
For more than 45 years, David has supported the 4-H organization including consistently being asked to judge and evaluate 4-H member projects such as Public Speaking, Demonstrations, Woodworking projects and applications
for youth travel and merit awards. David is a member of Friends of 4-H and a sponsor of the annual Top Livestock Member award. Dave has been actively involved in the 4-H Trust since 2000, is a 4-H Trust Gold Heart Club member and currently sits on the Boards of the 4-H Trust, Summerside Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Association, and Crapaud Exhibition Association. David is also a member of the P.E.I. Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society.
David is an avid woodworker and bluegrass musician. David and his beautiful wife, Jean, live in downtown Wheatley River and have six wonderful grandchildren.