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Phelps County 4-H Newsletter

October 2019

Phelps County 4-H Council

2018/19 Officers
President - Christina Nothnagel
Vice President - Braxtyn Crider
Secretary - Laura Brown
Treasurer - Caleb Strackeljahn

Agenda: October 2019

Minutes: August 2019 (tentative until approved)

Phelps County 4-H Council Constitution and By-Laws

Upcoming Events

4-H Recognition Event, October 20, St. James Middle School, 2 pm

We would like everyone to RSVP for Recognition by Oct 9 so that we can order refreshments. https://forms.gle/eFhdWwp9ZSpKvHSN8

4-H Resources

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4-H Online Enrollment

     Welcome to 4-H Enrollment

     New Families

     Returning Families

     Club Leader

     Project Leader

The 4-H Clover

4-H Materials and Forms 

Phelps County 4-H Trip Scholarship Application - Scholarship application deadline will be the event registration deadline

2019/20 Project Leader List - will be updated as new leaders are approved

Four easy steps to becoming a 4-H Volunteer

A — Applicants (new and returning) need to ask local 4-H staff or middle management volunteer such as a club leader about current volunteer needs (e.g., co-leader for a 4-H club). Ask to see volunteer role descriptions to identify a role that might be a good fit.

B — Build a new or, if returning, annually update your volunteer profile at http://mo.4honline.com  --- You must answer YES to the volunteer question!!

Help Guides for 4HOnline enrollment:

C — Complete the one-time 4-H volunteer orientation, if you are a brand new 4-H volunteer applicant. The orientation helps new applicants learn basic terms, organizational structure and safety practices.

D –Complete the Background Check Consent Form (LG639). Form Instructions

Awards and Recognition Forms

Phelps County Clubs

Bourbeuse Valley 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Hilderbrand's home on state route H in St. James. Club leaders: Belinda Hilderbrand, 573-699-4632 or jbhilder@hotmail.com and Heather Clark, 573-263-1166 or jandh27@hotmail.com

Country Kids 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at Lucy Wortham James Elementary School. St. James. Club leaders: Christina Nothnagel, 573-263-1099 or jcnothnagel@outlook.com and Kim McDowell, 573-308-7000 or mcdowk@gmail.com , Country Kids 4-H Club Facebook

Elk Prairie 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Rolla Technical Institute. Club leaders: Laura Brown, 573-368-9834 or brownlaura717@gmail.com, and Christy Ford, 573-465-1962 or brpay01@hotmail.com, Elk Prairie 4-H Club Facebook

Evening Star 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at the St. James Christian Church. Club leaders: Connie Laney, 573-699-4686 or claney69@hotmail.com, and Diana Reed, 573- 265-5781 or ladydi6785@yahoo.com, Evening Star 4-H Club Facebook

Little Piney 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Mt. Zoin Baptist Church. Club leaders: Joyce Williams, 573-308-5406 or showcattle@wavecomputers.net, Connie Hudgens, 573-578-9564 or connieh@mst.edu, and Robin Cook, 573-341-1982 or onsolidrockfarm@gmail.com, Little Piney 4-H Club Facebook

Lucky Ducky 4-H Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Kaleidoscope Discovery Center. Club leaders: Amy Jeffers, 573-201-3840 or amyleighjeffers71@gmail.com, and Sierra Phillips, 314-764-4182 or sierraphillips@hotmail.com

Royal 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at 23257 State Route B, St. James. Club leader: Terry Campbell, 573-699-4268 or davtercampbell@yahoo.com.

Soaring Eagles 4-H Club meets at 3:45 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at St. Patrick's Church. Club leaders: Doris Backes-Delp, 573-465-1067 or doris@teamorb.net, and Collette Walker, 573-578-4440 or muggs88@icloud.com

Young Riders 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the Church of Christ, Highway E, Rolla. Club leaders: Shawn McDonald, 573-465-0513 or tomshawn@wavecomputers.net, and Kim Cartwright, 573-308-0460 or cartcrew5@yahoo.com, Young Riders 4-H Club Facebook

Meeting places and dates may change. Check with club leaders.

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.


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.