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Clubs

For information on how to join a 4-H club near you, contact John Shackelford at 660-248-2272.

Cherry Grove Club - Regular Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 4 p.m. at the UCC Church in New Franklin, MO. 
Club leaders: Jinger Felten and Kristen Felten

Fayette Fellowship Club - Regular Meetings are held the 4th Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Schnell Hall in Fayette, MO.
Club leaders: Amy Nation and Heather Hilgedick

Sharon Boosters Club - Regular Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 5 p.m. at the Armstrong Community Center in Armstrong, MO.  
Club leaders: Jessica Gregory and Jenny Vroman

Steinmetz Club - Regular Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in Glasgow High School cafeteria.  
Club leaders: Julie Thies and  Jamie Thies

Steinmetz Club - Clover Kids - Meetings are held the 3rd Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. in Glasgow High School cafeteria.
Club leaders: Julie Thies and  Jamie Thies 

For more information on these clubs or for up-to-date meeting times and locations, contact the Howard County Extension Center at 660-248-2272.

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    About 4-H clubs

    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.

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    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.

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    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 Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.

    Contact Howard County Extension Center

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    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.

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