Linn County 4-H clubs

To join a club, contact the leaders listed below.

Brookfield 4-Her's Club meets the first Monday of the month or, if Monday is an observed holiday, then the second Monday.
Club leader: Tammy Sherman, 660-412-1056

Pershing's Pride 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7 the Lambert Building, Laclede, Mo.
Club leader: Alicyn Ehrich, 660-963-2680

Shafter 4-H Club meets the first Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. Meadville Methodist Church basement, Meadville, Mo.
Club leader: Rebecca Coram, 660-654-3821

Shelby 4-H Club meets the 1st Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Shelby Community Center.
Club leader: Amy Hoerrmann, 660-734-1897

South Eagles 4-H Club meets the third Monday of each month at the South Eagle Church.
Club leader: Jennifer Allen, 660-349-7213

Southeast Linn 4-H Club meets the second Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. United Methodist Church fellowship hall, Marceline, MO.
Club leader: Tracie Moore, 660-734-1354

Wyandotte 4-H Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month at the Bucklin Methodist Church, Bucklin, Mo.
Club leader: Keenan Switzer, 660-734-0510

About 4-H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, 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 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 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 and 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.

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting your local extension office. 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.

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 fundraisers. 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.