NORTH CHATHAM, N.Y. — Do you know a youth who has a hobby or interest that they would like to explore and enjoys meeting new friends? Investigate joining a 4-H club where members learn something new while having fun, improving communication and leadership skills, and serving their community.
The Buccaneers 4-H Club, which meets at the North Chatham United Methodist Church in North Chatham, is looking for additional 4-H members. Current 4-H members are between the ages of 5 and 12. The 4-H club meets every other Tuesday evening. 4-H club participation is a great way for the entire family to be involved together in a community organization. Boys and girls may join plus, as the 4-H club is wholly volunteer run, parents are always invited to help in some way.
The 4-H motto, “Learn by Doing” is a guide for the 4-H club as its club members and their families participate in community service and project work throughout the year. The Buccaneers 4-H Club’s ongoing focus is community service. The club members select and participate in community service activities that allow them to give back to the community that supports them. Members and their families can be seen in the community entertaining residents at Barnwell Nursing Home, adopting a family for the holidays and helping out with community events.
The Buccaneers 4-H Club explores a variety of project areas. Parents and local volunteer leaders help the members to participate in hands-on learning in the areas of expressive arts, foods and nutrition, gardening, sewing, wood working, small animals and dairy cattle. Exhibiting this project work at the county fair is the highlight of the 4-H year.
Besides the local 4-H club meetings and project work, 4-H club members may participate in countywide educational clinics, public speaking and 4-H trips. To learn more about the Buccaneers 4-H Club and their activities please contact its 4-H Club Organizational Leader, Samantha Webber, at 518-466-4432 or SLWebber5512@gmail.com.
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4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or Columbiagreene@cornell.edu or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org . You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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