If you would like to lead a county wide 4-H project, you will need to fill out a volunteer application and a County-Wide Project Form.        

Updated on 8-26-13

 4-H members from any club can belong to county-wide projects.  To become a member of a county-wide project a member should follow these three steps:

  1. Contact the project leader to let him/her know that you want to join the project group.

  2. Contact your Club Leader and let him/her know that you have enrolled in the county-wide project.

  3. Contact the Franklin County University of Missouri Extension office to let us know so we can add the project to your enrollment.

A member can join a county-wide project even if they have already turned in their enrollment or re-enrollment form.  It just takes a few phone calls or e-mail messages.  Below are a few county-wide projects.  Check future newsletters and the Franklin County 4-H web page for additional projects.

CW Archery — Riverbluff — Members will learn archery safety and skills. Meetings will be held on Monday and Tuesday evenings at River Bluff Archery beginning in March.  Contact Rich McDaniel at 636-239-5807 to join the county-wide Archery project.

CW Archery — Summit — Members will learn archery safety and skills.  Open to members 8 and older.  The group will meet twice a month on Monday evenings at Summit Archery in Gray Summit with a projected start date of February, 2014.  The group is limited to 25 members.  There will be a $4.50 fee per member for each meeting (fee paid to Summit Archery).  Members are encouraged to purchase their own equipment, but can participate even if they do not have their own equipment.  Call Dan Tarpey at 636-405-2773 or 314-753-5085, or e-mail to join the group.

 CW Beef Market Steer and Beef Breeding – John and Heidi Ridder will lead this project for members age 8-18 on December 31, 2013.  The project is limited to the 12 members.  Members will learn about beef production, livestock judging, and nutrition.  Meetings are scheduled to begin in October and 3-4 meetings will be held.  The meeting location will change depending on the time of the year.  One adult from each family participating is expected to attend the meetings.

 CW Cake Decorating — This group will have limited membership so call early. The group will meet 4 - 6 times in Washington beginning in March of 2013 to learn to decorate cakes. Call Vince Mueller at 636-239-5936 if you would like to join the group.  Members will be expected to purchase their own decorating tips.

  CW GPS/GIS Trackers — Roger Davis will lead this exciting project for members age 12 and older. Members will gain a basic geographic understanding of the world and the use of GPS units to find locations. Members will learn the basics of GPS operation and handling, learn the basics of GIS using ESRI grant materials and workbooks, and learn map making with ESRI ArcGIS My Maps. Activities will include geocaching and possible hiking expeditions. Members can use their own GPS units or families can use the county 4-H units. There may be a fee for using the county units. Roger cannot walk long distance so parents will be expected to help transport kids for any field trips and geocache expeditions and to serve as field supervisors for these events. Meetings will be held at the extension center. The project will begin in October and will meet at least 5 or 6 times. Contact Roger Davis at 636-583-8437 or at

CW Horsemanship — Linda Saunders will lead a county-wide horsemanship project. The project group will meet at the Union Saddle Club building.  Plans are to hold 15 meetings, many of which will be riding meetings. Meetings will be on Monday nights, with indoor meetings during February to May, and then riding meetings from May until September.  Parents will need to be present at weekly riding meetings held each Monday from May to September.  Members will learn horse judging, parts of the horse, breeds, western riding, showmanship, trail riding, basic health care and trailering safety. Families must provide their own horse and are responsible for getting the horse to the riding meetings. Call Linda at 636-239-5224 or e-mail at

CW 4-H Interstate Exchange — Led by Doris Koch. This is a great project for teens 13 and older (on Dec. 31, 2013) who like to travel and meet new people. The group will plan and participate in an Interstate Exchange with 4-H members from a partner county in another state. Members will help plan, and participate in the new two-year exchange this year.  That will include helping to pick the partner county/state, and helping to raise funds for travelling.  Contact Dave Hileman at or call 636-583-5141.

CW Key Award — This project is designed to help 4-H members 14 and older meet the requirements to receive the 4-H Key Award.  Those interested will meet in November to learn more about the award and the requirements.  After that the group will meet three more times to check on progress and plan the next step toward qualification.  Contact Dave Hileman at or call 636-583-5141.

Knitting and/or Crochet — Maryellen Davis will lead a Knitting and Crochet Project to teach members 8 and older how to knit and/or crochet.  The project will begin in September and meet weekly in her home until the project is complete.  There is a limit of 7 members.  Call her at 636-583-8437 or e-mail

CW Miniature Rose in Container Project — In the miniature rose project you will purchase a miniature rose from the Tri County Rose Society at their cost $5.00 per plant. The first meeting will be in November of 2013 with a total of 5 meetings.  The meetings will be held in the Weirich home in Washington. From April - June you’ll be guided on how to grow your mini in a container of your choosing. At the July meeting you will receive hints on exhibiting your rose. If you bring your live plant to the Washington Town & Country Fair Rose Show, you’ll be reimbursed your cost of the rose. Naturally, you’ll also have the fun of exhibiting at the fair. Contact Kerry and Wanda Weirich by phone 636-239-7380 or email

CW Shotgun — Led by certified instructors Tim Ruth, Gerry Hellebusch, Lee Kassebaum, and Mark Burns. For members age 11 and older on December 31, 2013. Limited to 25 members. Project meetings will begin in May. Plans are to hold 7 or 8 meetings at the YESS Trap Range located across the river from Washington. Members must have their Hunter Safety Card. Participants must also provide their own shotgun, ear protection, ammunition and $3.00 per round for clay targets. Parents are encouraged to become certified so they can help. Call Lee Kassebaum at 573-934-1927 ( or Tim Ruth at 636-239-7770 (

CW Sporting Clays — Led by certified instructor Mark Burns.  Open to current Shotgun Project members who are 14 or older with 2 years of 4-H Shotgun experience, or to others with the approval of the instructor.  Limited to 20 members.  The project is scheduled to begin in January of 2013 and members can expect to have 8-10 meetings.  Meetings will be held at the YESS Trap Range, Owensville Gun Club, and some on private property.  Members will learn firearm safety and shooting techniques for a variety of moving target shooting situations.  Members will need a repeating shotgun, safety equipment, and ammunition.  Cost will vary from $3 to $20 per meeting.  Contact Mark Burns at 636-584-4046 (cell).  One adult must be present at meetings from each club that has a member in the project.

CW Dog Project — Led by Eva and Tora Seals.  For members age 8-18.  Members must attend with a parent and their dog.  Members will learn to train their dog in manners, basic obedience, competition obedience, rally and agility.  There is a limit of 15 members in the project.  The project will begin in April and continue through August with a weekly meeting at the Sullivan Fair Grounds.  Costs involved include weekly travel to meetings, treats for training the dog, and all dogs must be current on their rabies vaccination.  The dog must also have a collar and leash.  Contact Eva at 636-459-5419.

Linda Becker will lead a group of up to 5 members in any of the following projects.  Meetings will be held in her home on Clearview Road near Union.  Call Linda at 636-583-6659.

  • CW Hiking
  • CW Communications
  • CW Gardening
  • CW Photography
  • CW Cat Care
  • CW Foods (cooking)
  • CW Breads
  • CW Scrapbooking
  • CW Bicycle