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Ogle County 4-H Clubs invite new members

Posted: Friday, Sep 28th, 2012




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 16 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 http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/.

Ogle County 4-H clubs include:

Byron

By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 8, 7:00 p.m., United Church of Byron

For info, call Stephanie Hanlin – 815/234-4807

Byron/Rochelle

Ogle County Clovers

Next meeting: October 11, 6:30 p.m., Byron Public Library (upstairs)

For info, call Jeannette Mingus – 815/501-8186

Forreston

Forreston Friskies 4-H Club

Next meeting: November 5, 6 p.m., Forreston Township Building

Cloverbud Open House, ages 5-7 by 9/1/12, will meet Nov. 12, 4 p.m., Forreston Library

For info, call Vickie Smith – 815/938-2711

Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 8, 7 p.m., Forreston Grove Church

For info, call Kim Daws – 815/938-9092

Grand Detour

Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 13, 9:00 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 4, 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 8, 6:30 p.m., River Valley Complex, Leaf River

For info, call Bambi Dillavou, 815/529-2674

Monroe Center

Mighty Clovers 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 11, 6:15 p.m., Monroe Center Community Church

For info, call Debbie Sweeney, 815/393-4760

Mt. Morris

Circle M 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 8, 7 p.m., Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren

For info, call Deb Daleiden – 815/239-2330

Oregon

Carefree 4-H Club

Next meeting: November 8, 6:30 p.m., bonfire at members house. Call for directions.

For info, call Annette Martin – 815/757-4828

Polo

Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 15, 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Polo

For info, call Tanya Bushman – 815/576-5004

Polo Pioneers 4-H Club

Next meeting: November 5, 6:00 p.m., Church of the Brethren, Polo

For info, call Lisa Fike – 815/275-5188

Rochelle

Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club

Next meeting: November 19, 7 p.m., Hicks Hall in Rochelle Methodist Church

For info, call Bonnie Keys – 815/562-1969

Stillman Valley

Ogle Jolly 4-H Club

Next meeting: October 8, 7:00 p.m., Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley

Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/12, will meet at 6:30 p.m.

For info, call Michele Swanson – 815/558-6844

Ogle County 4-H Horse Club

Bits ‘N Reins 4-H Club

Next meeting: December 17, 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 the Extension Office at 815/732-2191

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.












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