Maries County

Maries County 4-H clubs

Stockmasters 4-H Club meets on the first Friday of the month at theVienna United Methodist Church in Vienna at 7 pm.
Club leaders: Carrie Kleffner and Amy Veasman

Hawkeye 4-H Club meets the second Monday of the month at 4-H Green Building, Belle City Park at 7 pm.
Club leaders are Cheryl Garner and Lisa Nelson

Highgate 4-H Club meets the fourth Sunday of the month at 4-H Building at Belle City Park at 4 pm.
Club leader: Tasha Busch

Rising Stars 4-H Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4-H Building at Vienna City Park at 7 pm.
Club leader: Sue Gillispie

Maries County 4-H Council meets the first Monday of every other month.

If you have questions about joining 4-H in Maries County, please contact the Maries County Extension Center.

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    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 Maries 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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