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4-H Events and Information:

**Signup/Enrollment for 4-H through the online system is now available... directions are in the November LINK newsletter below.

The 4-H Link Newsletters
News, upcoming events information for Henry County 4-H families...
 

 

2014-15 Henry County 4-H Council Officers

President - Alex Engeman
Vice President - Morgan Webb
Secretary - Taylor Henzlik
Treasurer - Alyssa Engeman
Reporter - Zach Jones
Recreation Leaders - Alex Jones
Liaison - Brendon Engeman

 

Join the Revolution of Responsibility - Henry County 4-H

Missouri 4-H is an active, dynamic organization of young people who are learning, growing and preparing to be the leaders of today and tomorrow - making a REAL difference in their community, country and world.  4-H gives you opportunities to gain leadership, citizenship and life skills through fun and innovative hands-on activities.  Build friendships at camps, conferences and events as well as club and project meetings.  4-H welcomes all young people ages 5 to 18.  For kids ages 5 to 7, there is a special 4-H program called Clover Kids. Contact Taryn Dameron, 4-H Educator, at the Extension Office at 660-885-5556 or henryco@missouri.edu.

2014-2015  4-H clubs

Please check with the club leaders for time/place changes before attending... some months they change dates

CCA Patriots 4-H Club meets at 3 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month at the Christian Academy.
Club Leaders: Melissa Lewis, 660-227-1263 and Susan Kemper (No mtg in June, July, Aug and Dec)

Clinton Cool Cats 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Clinton Methodist Church.
Club leaders: Pam Jones, 660-885-7508 and Amanda Johnson (No mtg in June, June and Aug)

Clinton Cougars 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at Clinton Methodist Church.
Club leaders: Janet Caple 660-885-5835 (No mtg in July) and Sheryl Hull

Clinton Rockets 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at First Baptist Church in Clinton.
Club leaders: Jacque Crispi, 660-924-3760 (No mtg in July and Aug) 

Henry County Sharp Shooters 4-H Club (county-wide shooting sports) meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the HC Courthouse mtg. room.
Club leaders: Cari Webb, 816-806-7040 and Cathy Bailey. (No mtg in June, July, Aug and Dec)

Leesville Leprechauns 4-H Club meets 6pm on the last Friday of every month at Candy Smith's home
Club Leader: Candy Smith, 660-924-3486

Montrose Busy Beavers 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the basement of St. Mary's School in Montrose.
Club leader: Michelle Henzlik, 660-492-2885 and Donna Engeman  (No mtg in June, July and Aug)

Mt. Zion Lions 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Club Leader: Rachel Kissinger 660-723-0746

Shawnee Indians 4-H Club usually meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at Shawnee R-3 School
Call a co-leader for activity and location each month. Club leaders: Beth Warner 660-580-0577 or Robin Mudd (No mtg in July and Aug)

Contact

To join a club, volunteer or learn more about 4-H programs contact Taryn Dameron at the Henry County Extension Office at 660-885-5556.
 

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)