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Maries County 4-H Newsletter: Clover Connections

November 2017 (PDF)

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September 2017 (PDF)

August 2017 (PDF)

July 2017 (PDF)

Archived Editions of Clover Connections



Maries County 4-H Council Policy Handbook (PDF) — The Handbook contains all the 4-H rules and polices for Maries County 4-H'ers. This was last updated at our November 4-H Council meeting. There were a few changes made this year. Please note that these are the county guidelines. A 4-H Club within the county may have stricter guidelines and for a 4-H member to be in good standing they must meet both their 4-H Club guidelines and county guidelines

 

Clubs

Stockmasters 4-H Club meets on the first Friday of the month at the American Legion Hall in Vienna at 7 pm. Club leaders: Cynthia Curtis and Julie Long

Hawkeye 4-H Club meets the second Monday of the month at St. Alexander Catholic Church in Belle at 7 pm. Club leaders are Stacey Kelly and Kenda Sanders

Highgate 4-H Club. meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 4-H Building at Belle City Park at 4 pm.  Club leader: Tasha Busch

Rising Stars 4-H Club, meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4-H Building at Vienna City Park at 7 pm.  Club leader:  Sue Gillispie

 

Maries County 4-H Council meets the first Monday of every other month.

If you have questions about joining 4-H in Maries County, please contact the Maries County Extension Center at 573-422-3359, Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm.

 

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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.