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Members

ONLINE ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN at www.4honline.com

1.  Enrollment will be online only, so if you do not have internet access at home you can go to the library or you can make an appoint to come into the Extension Center. They estimate the time to enroll a family of 4 to be between 20-45 minutes.

2. What do families need to have in hand when enrolling youth?

  • An active email address, one of the biggest problems other states had was that some families created their profiles with bogus emails and it caused problems resetting passwords and getting information out to those families. You can easily obtain a free yahoo or gmail account.
  • Your demographic data, think about this like an online system that you use that asks you to set up a profile. It's the same type of information we asked for in the enrollment form (address, phone numbers, etc).
  • Your club name and projects you wish to enroll in.
  • Health information, yes the health form is moving online, so things like insurance information, allergies, prescriptions and other vital information that would have been previously written on a 4-H health form. (This will really help with Shooting Sports-you don't have fill out a bunch of forms, just print them out!)

Help with Dues..

Are you a member of one of the following insurance companies?  If so, you could be eligible for help with your 4-H membership dues.

  • Call Member Services to request a voucher
    • Aetna/HealthCare USA  1-800-566-6444
    • Home State                     1-855-694-4663
    • Missouri Care                 1-800-322-6027
  1. Take the original signed and dated voucher to your 4-H club leader.
  2. Club Leader delivers the original signed/dated vouchers to the County Extension Office. Club Leader will still need to collect county ($5) and any club dues.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Volunteers

How would you like to inspire youth in your community? Do you have a skill or talent you would like to share or do you just want to give back to your community? We are always looking for caring adults to help the Callaway County 4-H program to continue to grow.

To get started we need you to fill out a Volunteer Application Form (PDF). This form may be turned into a club leader or the Callaway County Extension Center.

You will also enroll on the Missouri 4HOnline website HERE. There is no cost for Volunteers to enroll.

The next step is to complete a one-time orientation by one of the following methods:

Clubs in Callaway County

Hardin Hustlers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Callaway Extension Center Meeting Room in Fulton.
Club leader: Dawn Threatt, dawnt@peakperformpt.com or 573-642-0832

Hatton 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Community Center in Hatton.
Club leader: Roy Rohrbach,  roy@rohrbachfamilyfarms.com   or 573-642-3172

New Bloomfield Cruisers Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Bank Star One in New Bloomfield. Please call before the meeting to verify the location.
Club leader: Steve Hartman, sixhartsgelbvieh@netzero.com or 573-491-3598

Rising Sun 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Central Christian Church.
Club leader: Carmen Corey, carmencorey@ymail.com or 573-220-9769.

Williamsburg Pioneers Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month at the Williamsburg Community Center.
Club leaders: Jodi Selby, drygulchranch@yahoo.com or 573-254-3067; Melissa Gilman, mgilman@ktis.net or 573-254-3936

South Callaway 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every at South Callaway School (please contact a leader for exact room location).
Club leaders: Sara Belcher, sara-belcher@hotmail.com or 573-355-4572; Allen Rimert, allen.rimert@yahoo.com or 573-220-2252

Millersburg Mudders 4-H Club meets at 6:00 pm on the second Monday of every month at the Millersburg Lions Club. Club leader:  Brandee Narancich, brandeenarancich@mail.weber.edu or preferable text to 573-826-0588.                                                                     

Teen Leaders Group (ages 13-18) meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the Callaway County Extension Center.
Club leaders:  Pam Phelps, pphelps4648@yahoo.com; Pam Heimericks 573-642-0755.

Callaway County Shooting Sports Program
Coordinator: Lori Davis, Lori@ovidbell.com or 573-642-2844

To join a club or get more information about 4-H programs in Callaway County, contact Pam Heimericks, youth program associate, at heimericksp@missouri.edu or 573-642-0755.

Support

Callaway County 4-H programs receive financial support from Callaway County United Way.

 

How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

Resources

Y630, 4-H Member Enrollment Form (PDF)
Y640, Youth Health Statement, Parent Consent and Event Acceptance Form (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.
Missouri 4-H Volunteer Application Form (PDF fillable) | Spanish version (PDF)