Gasconade County

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Gasconade 4-H clubs

Bay Community 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at St. Paul Zion UCC Church in Bay. Club leader: Sandy Krimmel, Assistant Leader: Shelby Koelling.

Bem 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month at St. John's United Church of Christ in Bem. Club leaders: Melissa Scego, Asst Leaders: Jennifer Eiler, Jackie Gray and Heather Reed.

Bourboise 4-H Club meets on the third Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall of Memorial Park in Owensville. Club leader: Carla Echols, Assistant Club Leader: Jenifer Nochta.

Double S 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the Swiss Fire Building. Club leader: Sarah Powers, Asst Leaders: Nancy Stephens, Wendy Noelke, Trisha Theissen.

Drake 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at St. James Charlotte United Church of Christ near Drake. Club leaders: Lori Doerr and Amanda Greunke.

Gasconade County 4-H Shooting Sports Club meets at 5:45 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Exhibit Hall at Memorial Park in Owensville. Club leader: Amy Roethmeyer
County Shooting Sports Coordinator: Amy Roethmeyer.

Little Berger 4-H Club meets in Hermann on varying dates. Club leaders: Jessica Hoener and Jessica Diebal.

Town & Country 4-H Club meets at 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month at the Hermann Administration Building. Club leader: Rhonda Lewis.

Woollam 4-H Club meets at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month at Woollam Methodist Church. Club leader: Crystal Rademacher.

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    About 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.

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    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.

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    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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

    Contact MU Extension in Gasconade County

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    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.

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