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Joining or starting a 4-H club is a great way to have fun, learn new skills and meet new and interesting people.
4-H is a youth outreach program of the Oregon State University Extension Service. It is open to all youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. 4-H teaches young people life skills like responsibility, critical thinking, communication and more through educational clubs. It costs $22 per year to join 4-H if enrolled by December 31st or $32 if enrolling from January up to the May 1st deadline. There may also be costs relating to the project books and materials. Clubs are lead by adult volunteers who coordinate regular meetings and activities that meet educational goals within a project area. Youth in grades 4-12 enroll in specific projects of interest. Youth in grades K-3 join Cloverbud Clubs which explore a variety of subjects and do not concentrate on a single topic.
4-H is a family integrated activity. Parents are expected to assist their children in their respective project(s). For example, youth with animals may need help with the feed and care of the animal as well as covering related costs. It works best when parents can share a common interest with the child, like gardening, robotics, shooting sports etc. Each club leader sets the expectations for parental involvement.
WANT TO JOIN? INTERESTED IN STARTING A NEW CLUB?
HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO CONTACT US
Give us a call at (503) 434-7517
Visit the Extension office at 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128. We are right down the street from the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.
YAMHILL COUNTY 4-H New Member Enrollment for 2012-13
If you want to join 4-H in Yamhill County, you need to find an open club to join. There are a large number of existing clubs in the county that focus on all kinds of exciting projects. Call or email if you would like some help in locating a club that matches your interests.
Once you have a club to join, print out and complete these MEMBERSHIP FORMS. The forms are new this year, so please pay close attention to details and required signatures. Completed forms should be submitted to the Yamhill County office (in person or by mail), at the address above.
Fees: The cost to join 4-H in Yamhill county will be $22.00 per member if enrolled by December 31st. After December 31st, the cost will be $32.00 per member. Families with more than 2 children in 4-H will be assessed $7.00 per child after the first two up to the December 31st date. After December 31, the cost will be $12.00 per child after the first 2 children are enrolled. These fees include the accident insurance premium. Checks should be made out to "OSU Extension".