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4-H Happenings newsletter

Keep up-to-date on local and statewide 4-H news and events.

January 2014 (PDF)

February 2014 (PDF)

March 2014 (PDF)

April 2014 (PDF)

Achievement Day, February 17, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. New London Elementary School

These are scorecards that will be used in judging.  Use these to your advantage!
   Personal Development Scorecard (PDF)
   Photo Contest Scorecard (PDF)
   Creative Tablesetting Scorecard (PDF)
   Working Demonstration Scorecard (PDF)
   All Public Speaking scorecards (4-H state site)
   Scorecard for all other demonstrations and illustrated talks (PDF) This includes Clover Kids, egg, pork, general, agri-Missouri,
       horse, electric, international, and soy foods.

4-H Camp 2014

Camp Application 2014 (PDF)

4-H clubs

Clubs meet monthly in different locations in the county.

Center Wise Guys meets on the second Monday at Center Town Hall.
Club leader: Nancy Harris, hcartridgeplus@yahoo.com

Liberty Wide Awake meets on the second Monday at Liberty Community Center.
Club leader: Lori Robinson, robinsonjlc@gmail.com

Perry Pioneers  varies its meeting times and locations, so contact the club leader for details.
Club leader: Cindy Woodhurst, cindywoodhurst@yahoo.com

Rocky Point 4-H meets on the second Monday at the New London Lions Club.
Club leaders: Linda Stinson, bstinston@tds.net, and Kay Rubemeyer, mark.rubemeyer@gmail.com

Brice Happy Hustlers meets on the second Sunday, and meeting locations vary.
Club leader: Diane Selsor, makintracks2009@yahoo.com

 

Ralls County 4-H Council Members

President- Lori Robinson

Vice President- Beverly Klise

Secertary- Nancy Harris

Treasurer- Amber Baxter

 

Contacts

DeeDee Martin
4-H Youth Program Assistant, Ralls County
martindei@missouri.edu
573-985-3911

Patty Fisher
Youth Specialist
(Serves Ralls County from the Pike County Extension Center)
fisherp@missouri.edu
573-324-5464

 

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)