by Olivia Rutt.
“Learn to do by doing” is the 4-H motto and Joan Law has being “doing” for 50 years.
Law was 37 when she first started volunteering with 4-H in Puslinch Township. She was raising eight children on her farm at the time.
Law was a part of the Badenoch Women’s Institute, which sponsored 4-H, when there was a call for volunteer 4-H leaders.
She decided that she would join as a leader and she hasn’t looked back.
“I wanted to give back to the community,” she said.
Fifty years later, Law has been recognized for her long-term service by 4-H Ontario. At a 4-H Ontario Conference and Annual Meeting on April 2, Law received a volunteer award along with three other 4-H leaders, each with over 45 years of service….