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OGLE COUNTY 4-H CLUBS INVITE NEW MEMBERS

This article was originally published on September 11, 2008 and expired on April 1, 2008. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

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:

Byron

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

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

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

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

Monroe Center

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

Mt. Morris

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

Oregon

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

Polo

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

Rochelle

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

Stillman Valley

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

Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team

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, dmoser@illinois.edu

Pull date: April 1, 2008

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