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Katharine Girone
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development - Tazewell County
University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
girone1@illinois.edu

Emily Schoenfelder
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1505 Valle Vista Blvd
Pekin, IL 61554-6245
Phone: 309-347-6614
FAX: 309-347-5472
eschoe@illinois.edu

4-H in Tazewell County

4-H in Tazewell County

4-H Clubs

Youth ages 8 to 18 (as of September 1, of the current 4-H year) are invited to join a 4-H club. Some clubs also welcome youth ages 5 to 7, as Cloverbuds.
Feel free to contact the 4-H leader directly or call the Tazewell 4-H Program Coordinator at the Extension office, 309-347-6614.

Pekin Club
Pekin Saintly Dragons
Leader: Marianne Oltmann (309-267-3124)
Leader: Ginnette Soupos (309-346-1442)
Leader: Julie Gale (309-267-2995)
Meets: 4th Thursday of each month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Tazewell County Farm Bureau Building, Pekin
Email: pekinsaintlydragons@gmail.com

Delavan Club
Delavan Aces
Leader: Duane Lessen (309-369-5477)
Leader: Julie Carl (309-244-9020)
Times and Locations vary, Delavan
Email: djlfarm@mtco.com; embior2@gmail.com

East Peoria Club
Shamrocks
Leader: Judy McFarland (309-633-6919)
Leader: Pam Chism (309-678-4704)
Meets: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Encounter Church, East Peoria
Email: judymcfar@att.net; pamaja@comcast.net

Green Valley Club
Green Valley Purple Ribbons & Toilers
Leaders: George & Vivian Gerrietts (309-696-7272)
Leader: Darlene Curry (309-352-2025)
Meets: days & times vary from month to month
Location: Green Valley Methodist Church, Green Valley
Email: gvil4@mchsi.com; darlene.curry@yahoo.com

Hopedale Clubs
4-H Forever! Club
Leader: Vera Betzelberger (309-231-6375)
Leader: Angela Stahl (309-635-1528)
Meets: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Christian Life Academy, Hopedale
Email: verabetzelberger@yahoo.com; angstahl@hotmail.com

Tazewell Country Club
Leader: Mary Springer (217-433-4477)
Meets: alternates between 2nd Tuesday and 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Hopedale Community Building, Hopedale
Email: maryelizabethspringer@msn.com

Mackinaw Club
Mackinaw Ridge Runners
Leader: Ginger Knowles (309-678-1177)
Times and Locations vary, Mackinaw
Email: gk3117@gmail.com

Morton Clubs
4-H Quest Club
Leader: Tina Smith (309-449-3304)
Meets: one Friday per month
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: varies, Morton
Email: nsmithfamily@hotmail.com

Morton Helping Hands
Leader: Malena Rogers (309-657-2156)
Leader: John Rogers (309-202-6806)
Meets: 1st Monday of every month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Bethel Lutheran School, Morton
Email: jr_mr@frontier.com; johnr@jrslandscapeservices.com

Tremont Clubs
Tremont Cloverbuds
Leader: Kate Kincaid (815-979-0025)
Meets: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: The Dill’s Home, Tremont
Email: misskate91@hotmail.com

Tremont Co-op Junior
Leader: Marcia Dennis (309-840-1867)
Leader: Jamie Dill (309-925-3455)
Leader: Tammy Schaefer (309-925-3409)
Meets: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: The Dill’s Home, Tremont
Email: rdmd2202000@gmail.com; thedills2001@yahoo.com; tschaef97@gmail.com

Tremont Co-op Intermediate
Leader: Teresa Rowell (309-925-2056)
Leader: Janet Knapp (309-925-9028)
Meets: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Tremont Grade School, Tremont
Email: tmrowell71@hotmail.com; janetknapp18@yahoo.com

Tremont Co-op Senior
Leaders: Nelson & Mary Koch (309-925-3759)
Times and Location vary, Tremont
Email: kochfam6@gmail.com

Special Interest Clubs
Horsin’ Around
Leader: Vera Betzelberger (309-231-6375)
Meets weekly late January through early April. Times and locations vary based on membership.
Email: verabetzelberger@yahoo.com

Dog Obedience
Leader: Kelly Stuber (309-645-5776)
Leader: Danielle Stuber (309-241-6261)
Meets: Thursdays – fall, spring, and early summer sessions
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Stuber Training Facility, Tremont
Email: skstuber@gmail.com; dstuber111@gmail.com

Quiltchat
Leader: Sandy Lutz (309-346-5259)
Meets: 1-2 Saturdays per month
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Tazewell County Farm Bureau Building, Pekin

Shooting Sports (Shotgun, Air Rife, Archery)
Contact the Extension Office at 309-347-6614
Fall and spring sessions

Community Programs
Central IL Riding Therapy, http://www.cirt.info/
Leader: Jenna Walker (309-699-3710)
Email: jenna@cirt.info