Perry County 4-H clubs
Country 'n Camo 4-H Club Meets 3rd Friday 4:00 p.m. Extension Office/Perryville
Leaders: Julia Buchheit 573-547-3729, Amy Lowes 573-547-4811
Cowboys & Angels (Horses & more) Meets first Tuesday 6:00 p.m. at The Hope Center
Leaders: Misty Abbott 573-517-8917, Jennifer Hennessee 573-517-0548
Farrar Clover Kids 4-H Club 3rd Sunday Salem School/Farrar
Leader: Robyn Koenig 573-824-5157
Farrar Hawthorne 4-H Club Meets 3rd Sunday 1:00 pm Salem School/Farrar
Leader: Natalie Fritsche-Kasten 618-203-0356
Friendly Valley 4-H Club 1st Friday 3:15 pm Extension Office/Perryville
Leaders: Jeanne Morgan 573-846-6931, Cheri Sauer 573-547-1580, and Joyce Brown 573-547-8515
Frohna Busy Bees 4-H Club (Beef)
Leader: Carol Word 573-824-5161
Los Amigos 4-H Club
Leader: Chasity Ruehling 573-292-9705
Mighty Mustangs 4-H Club (APS 4-H Afterschool) 1st Friday Afterschool Altenburg Public School
Leader: Debbie Haertling 573-824-5857
Sereno 4-H Club 2nd Friday 4 pm Extension Office/Perryville
Leaders: Shannon Bauwens 573-768-0297, Megan Best 573-517-8209
Sereno Clover Kids 4-H Club 2nd Friday 3:30 p.m. Extension Office
Leader: Amanda Cattoor 517-2299
Teen Council 1st Tuesday 4 pm Extension Office/Perryville
Leader: Dianna Koenig 573-547-4504, 573-513-2899
Mentoring special interest, meets various times
Leader: Brandie Mantz 573-547-1292
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 Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.
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.