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To join a 4-H Club, families should visit 4-H clubs in their area and choose one to join. Information about the clubs is found below. Forms and dues should be turned in directly to the 4-H club's volunteer leaders.

Contact Dianna Koenig, MU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Assistant, for additional information.
office: 573-547-4504, Cell: 573-513-2899

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4-H Update - 1st Quarter 2014

Clubs 2013-2014

Club

Leaders

Phone

Monthly Meeting Time/Place

Farrar Hawthorne Debbie Haertling 833-6136 3rd Sunday - 1:00 p.m. 
  Julie Fritsche 824-5545 Salem Lutheran School, Farrar
       
Friendly Valley Joyce Brown 547-8515 1st Friday - 3:30 p.m.  
  Jennifer Birk-Cook 547-1222 Extension Office, Perryville
  Cheri Sauer 547-1580  
       
Frohna Busy Bees Lindy Roth 824-5945 3rd Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
  Carol Word 824-5161 Trinity School, Altenburg, MO
       
Los Amigos Chasity Ruehling 517-2644 3rd Tuesday - 5:30 p.m.
  Lisa Best 547-6109 Extension Office, Perryville
       
Mighty Mustangs Kimberly Boxdorfer 824-5857 1st Friday - After School
    (APS After School Club) Debbie Haertling 824-5857 Altenburg Public School, Altenburg
       
Sereno Kathy Bohnert 547-1109 2nd Friday  -  4:30 p.m. 
      Extension Office, Perryville
       
Teen Council Dianna Koenig 547-4504 2nd Wedensday - 3:30 pm
      Extension Office, Perryville
       
Whispering Winds Theresa Monroe 535-9963 4th Sunday - 1:30 p.m.
      Extension Office, Perryville
       
CHAMPS                 Jeanette Klobe 547-1292 Various Times
(Special Insterst 4-H) Brandie Koenig    
       

4-H Clover Kids Clubs (for 5-7 year olds)

Awesome Horses Clover Kids Chasity Ruehling 513-3127 3rd Tuesday - 5:30 p.m.
      Extension Office, Perryville
       
Farrar Clover Kids Robyn Koenig 824-5157 3rd Sunday - 1:00 p.m.
  LeAnne Gaydos 517-3968 Salem Lutheran School, Farrar
       
Friendly Valley Clover Kids Shannon Bauwens 517-0789 2nd Tuesday - 3:30 p.m.
  Megan Best 788-9253 Extension Office, Perryville
       
Frohna 4-H Clover Kids Betty Dreyer 824-5455 3rd Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
  Violet Hellwege 824-5460 Trinity School, Altenburg
       
Mini Mustangs Mary Cairns 824-5857 1st Friday - After School
    (APS After School Club)     Altenburg Public School, Altenburg
       
Whispering Winds Danielle Favier 768-9282 4th Sunday - 1:30 p.m.
      Extension Office, Perryville

Join One of These Clubs or Start Your Own 4-H Club!!                                                                                                      

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dianna Koenig - 4-H Youth Program Assistant
321 N Main, Suite 1
Perryville, MO 63775
573-547-4504 (office)

573-513-2899 (cell)
or email at: 
koenigd@missouri.edu 

 

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)