4-H…Head, Heart, Hands, Health
- …is a youth organization of boys and girls sharing, doing, and learning together in all kinds of projects, events, and activities. 4-H members are guided by volunteer adult leaders, parents, and UW Extension staff. Members choose projects that fit their personal interests. Both rural and urban youth enjoy the merits of the 4-H program. Families enjoy the meaningful time together through a variety of events.
- …is open to all boys and girls, kindergarten through one year past high school graduation. 4-H is open to all youth, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or ability.
- … has a small membership fee, which varies from club to club and nominal charges for project literature and special activities which help pay for food, transportation, or supplies.
- …is a non-profit organization.
There are 10 4-H clubs in Monroe County. The Monroe County Club directory is also available online. It will include the club name, general leader’s name and the meeting time and place.
Although not required, we recommend that you join a club in the area in which you live. You may join a 4-H club as a new member any time during the year. To show at the fair for that year as a new member, you must be registered with a club by April 1st of that year. See the link below for the Monroe County 4-H New Member Brochure, or contact the Monroe County Extension Office to receive a new member packet.
Go Green with Monroe County 4-H Brochure
Ages of Enrollment
REGULAR MEMBERS: Are in third grade through the year following high school graduation.
EXPLORERS: Are in second grade.
CLOVERBUDS: Are in kindergarten or first grade.
September: 4H Online Enrollment is opened to begin the enrollment process 4HOnline.
November 15: Deadline for re-enrollment/enrollment be submitted on 4H Online. After this date there will be a $5.00 late charge per member or leader for late re-enrollment.
January 1: Last day for members and leaders to change or add a project without $1.00 per project charge.
April 1: Absolutely no additional projects added after this date.
New members must be enrolled by April 1 to be eligible to show as a Junior Fair entrant. New members who join after this deadline can show in open class.
Please be aware that there is a charge for certain project literature regardless of enrollment dates.
Enrolling in 4-H is simple! To receive an enrollment packet contact Joshua Goede at email@example.com or (608) 269-8722. If emailing be sure to include:
- How many youth are interested in joining
- ENROLLMENT PACKET in the subject line
Expectations of Members
- Attend all planned activities.
- Participate in supplemental activities planned.
- Behave in ways acceptable to other participants and chaperones.
- Be responsible for own property.
- Respect public and personal property.
- Be finically liable for any damage caused to public or personal property beyond reasonable wear and tear.
- Abide by all quiet hours and curfew times established in writing by chaperone’s spoken word.
- Respect the privacy of others. Visiting sleeping areas/rooms of any member of the opposite gender is forbidden.
- Use good judgment in selecting clothing appropriate for weather and occasion, abiding by any established dress code. Clothing that is revealing or with obscene language/pictures or with drug, tobacco or alcohol advertising is never allowed.
Expectations of Parents
- Be a good example for youth!
- Help to select the right project for your child and provide any financial aid necessary.
- Help members with their projects at home and by giving encouragement.
- Keep an up-to-date calendar of activities for both club and county.
- Ask questions of leaders.
- Read the 4-H Cloverlink Newsletter.
- Encourage your 4-H members to set and follow through on goals and projects.
- Keep 4-H a family activity.
- Encourage completion of projects.
- Help youth set standards of sportsmanship and honesty.
- Help your children get their projects to fair and pick them up.
- Help member is they are elected to office to understand their responsibilities and role.
- Encourage members to attend club meetings, project meetings and all other 4-H events.
- Help in fund raising events.
- Remind member to behave appropriately at all 4-H events.
- Volunteer your services as a leader or to give assistance when needed.
- See that member’s dues are paid.
- Attend club meetings.
For additional information about joining Monroe County 4-H please contact Joshua Goede at the Monroe County Extension Office.Joshua Goede 4-H & Youth Development Agent–Monroe County UW Extension 14345 County Highway B, Room 1 Sparta, WI 54656-0309 Phone: 608-269-8722 Fax: 608-366-1809 firstname.lastname@example.org