OREGON — 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 minimally priced and no uniforms are required.
Members enroll in one or more projects from a selection list of more than 100. 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 Illinois 4-H site on-line at https://4h.extension.illinois.edu/ or the Ogle County site at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/.
Local Ogle County 4-H clubs include:
Kings and Queens 4-H Club (must reside in the Kings School district)
Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by Sept. 1, 2018, will meet Oct. 4 at 11:45 a.m.
Next Meeting: Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m., Kings School
For info, call Jeannette Mingus at 815/562-7191.
Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club
Next meeting: Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m., Hicks Hall in Rochelle Methodist Church
For info, call Trisha Vaughn – 815/751- 6667
Ogle County Clovers
Next meeting: October 11, 6:30 p.m., Rochelle United Methodist Church
For info, call Becky Ackland – 815/751-2483
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.