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West Central Regional 4-H Energizer

The 2018 Energizer will be January 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Clinton Middle School, Clinton, MO.  There will be workshops on topics such as livestock, scrapbooking, robotics, photography, natural resources, foods, entrepreneurship, public speaking, volunteer orientation, gardening, and several others.
   
Workshops will be available for all ages from clover kids to experienced volunteers. During the Energizer, those wanting to run for State 4-H Council Regional Representative or have been selected for Senior MRFs, will be interviewed. Those selected to go on will be announced at the end of the Energizer.  

Cost will be $10 if registered by January 12 and will be $15 at the door. This cost includes lunch, however, if you sign up after January 12 we cannot guarantee lunch. There will be no refunds on registrations.  registration form 

Tri-County Achievement Day 

May 12, 2017 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bolivar location to be determined
All 4-H'ers in good standing are encouraged to participate in the Tri-County Achievement Day events on Saturday May 12 in Bolivar, Missouri. Contests include: public speaking, fashion revue, project demonstrations and member judging in Beef, Dairy, Foods, Poultry, Gardening, Goat, Horse, Photography, Clothing, Shooting Sports, Swine, and Rabbit. Public speaking and demonstrations may be done by all members regardless of project. Top winners will be selected for regional and state events. All Members participating MUST PRE-REGISTER BY May 5.  

Tri-County Achievement Day registration Form 
Tri-County Public Speaking Form 
Tri-County Public Speaking Rules 
Tri-County Fashion Revue Entry Form 

State events

Registering for State Events

Registration for some State 4-H events will now be through your family profile in 4HOnline (https://mo.4honline.com).  Be mindful about this new way when wanting to register for an event. A help sheet for registering for an event maybe found on your 4-H Online homepage.

Trips

4th Annual 4-H Agriculture Tour - Register by May 12
4-H Day with the St. Louis Cardinals (PDF)
4-H Day with the KC Royals (PDF)

4-H Day with the KC Chiefs - coming soon
4-H Day with the Springfield Cardinals
4-H Day at Silver Dollar City 
Dixie Stampede (November)

County events

Recognition

The recognition banquet is an appreciation and award ceremony for members and volunteers and is held each fall. Members must submit County Award Applications by the due date. The due date for 2017 is August 31. See the Cedar County 4-H Family Handbook (PDF) for more information. All Cedar County 4-H members in good standing and their families are invited to attend. If you plan to attend you must call the Cedar County Extension Office to RSVP.  You must register for your own family. Club leaders may not call for you. It is very important to have an accurate head count for this event as we will want to have enough food and chairs for everyone. To RSVP, call the office at 417-276-3313 or email cedarco@missouri.edu

County Award Applications - due August 31
Y620  , 4-H project record (PDF)
Missouri 4-H Recognition Forms 
State 4-H awards program: Application tips and benefits (PDF)

Special County Award Nominations - due September 15
Friend of 4-H award nomination (PDF) — one per club
Booster award nomination (PDF) — one per club
National Leadership Award (I Dare You Award) recommendation (PDF)

Missouri 4-H Key Award - See special instructions
Missouri 4-H Key Award 

MFA Saddle Award - due December 15
See pages 45-46 for details in the 4-H Horsemanship Handbook

Share the Fun Night

Share the Fun Night guidelines (PDF)
Skit and talent pre-entry form (PDF)

Royalty selections will need to be made by your club by your August meeting. Candidates:  Entry and information forms are due by August 31, 2017 and interviews will be scheduled after all entries are in.
Royalty selection (PDF)
 
4-H royalty applications
King/queen entry form (PDF) — ages 14 and older
Prince/princess entry form (PDF) — ages 11 to 13
Jr. prince/jr. princess entry form (PDF) — ages 8 to 10
Royalty candidate information form (PDF)

County Achievement Day

There will not be a Cedar County only Achievement Day in 2017

Registration form (PDF) 
Fashion revue pre-entry form (PDF) 
Public speaking pre-entry form (PDF)
Public speaking rules and categories (PDF)

Demonstration and judging information
Y745, Demonstration worksheet (PDF)
Y744, Let's demonstrate (PDF)
LG744, 4-H demonstrations: A leader's guide (PDF)
LG730, Judging: A 4-H teaching technique (PDF)

 

Other

Members

Reimbursement from county council (PDF)

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

4-H Online enrollment system
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.