The 4-H year is starting right now! Clubs throughout Ogle County are making plans for another exciting year of learning opportunities, community service efforts, and fun activities.
Clubs meet monthly. Membership is open to boys and girls, ages 5-18, from both town and country. Participation is very minimally priced and no uniforms are required.
Members enroll in one or more projects from a selection list of more than 175! Then, they set learning goals for themselves, complete activities in their project manuals, create an exhibit for the fair, and complete records documenting their work.
During the year, they help their club meet its goals and participate in county-level activities of their choosing. State, national, and international events are also an option.
Currently, there are 14 community-based clubs in Ogle County. All are looking forward to meeting prospective new 4-H families at upcoming meetings. To learn more about 4-H in your area, contact your local club leader. You can also learn more about 4-H by visiting the national 4-H site on-line at www.4-HUSA.org or the Ogle County site at www.extension.uiuc.edu/ogle.
Ogle County 4-H clubs include:
By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 7 p.m., United Church of Byron
For info, call Stephanie Hanlin – 815/234-4807
Forreston Friskies 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 6, 6 p.m., Forreston Township Building
For info, call Thelma Meeks – 815/938-2323
Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 7 p.m., Forreston Grove Church
For info, call Jolene LeClere – 815/938-9011
Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 11, 9:30 a.m., Grand Detour Town Hall
For info, call Debbie Lowry – 815/652-4543
Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 6:30 p.m., Bertolet Building, Leaf River
For info, call Melinda Charbonneau – 815/247-9110
Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 20, 6:30 p.m., River Valley Complex, Leaf River
For info, call Sue Gallant – 815/938-2418
Leaf River Junior Master Gardener Club
First meeting: September 29, 6:30 p.m., River Valley Complex, Leaf River
For info, call Tammy Homman, 815-973-5064
Mighty Clovers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Center Union Church
For info, call Debbie Sweeney, 815/393-4760
Circle M 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 7 p.m., Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren
For info, call Angie Miller, 815/541-7181
Carefree 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 6:45 p.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, Oregon
Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/08, will meet at 6:30 p.m.
For info, call Annette Martin – 815/757-4828
Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 7 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Polo
For info, call Katie Shuman – 815/499-7881
Polo Pioneers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 6, 6:30 p.m., Church of the Brethren, Polo
For info, call Lisa Fike – 815/275-5188 or 815/443-9085
Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 20, 7 p.m., Hicks Hall in Rochelle Methodist Church
For info, call Pat Kloepping – 815/453-2345 or Lisa King—815/384-4402
Ogle Jolly 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 13, 7:30 p.m., Stillman Valley Congregational Church
Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/08 will meet at 7 p.m.
For info, call Mary Ann Ankney—815-645-2548
Ogle County 4-H Horse Club
Bits 'N Reins 4-H Club
New Member Meeting: December 15, 6:00 p.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, Oregon
Call leader for more information: Tina Vincent – 815/562-9552
Seasonal activities. Practices at Diamond G Ranch & Western Wear, Rochelle.
For info, call Eric Fishel at 815/440-7365.
4-H is an informal youth education program conducted by University of Illinois Extension. U of I Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension staff at 732-2191.
Source: Debbie Moser, Extension Unit Educator, Youth Development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pull date: April 1, 2008