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

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.