OREGON, Ill. — 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/.
Ogle County 4-H clubs include:
Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 28, 7 p.m., Leaders home. Call for directions.
For info, call Tammy DeVries, 815/291-9943
Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 18, 6:30 p.m., Faith Assembly Church, Grand Detour
For info, call Terri Heller – 815/677-1329
Kings and Queens 4-H Club (must reside in the Kings School district)
Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/2018, will meet October 4 at 11:45 a.m.
Next Meeting: October 18, 11:45 a.m., Kings School
For info, call Jeannette Mingus at 815/562-7191.
Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 1, 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 Nicki Lingbeck – 815/275-2492
Mighty Clovers 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 11, 6:15 p.m., Monroe Center Community Church
For info, call Jenny Hageman – 847/815-9182 or Sarah Craig – 815/713-0861
Circle M 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 3, 6:30 p.m., Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren
For info, call Camery Peterson – 815/631-4312
Blackhawk Crossings 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 29, 6:30 p.m., Leaders home. Call for directions.
For info, call Lisa Hinrichs, 815/298-8009
Carefree 4-H Club
Next Meeting: October 8, 6:30 p.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau
For info, call Annette Martin, 815/757-4828
Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club
Next meeting: October 29, 7:00 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Polo
For info, call Tanya Bushman – 815/973-2748
Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club
Next meeting: November 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
Ogle Jolly 4-H Club
Next meeting: Cloverbuds, ages 5-7 by 9/1/2018, will meet October 9 at 6:30 p.m.
October 9, 7:00 p.m., Red Brick Church, Stillman Valley
For info, call Michele Swanson – 815/558-6844
Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team
Seasonal activities. Practices at Ogle County Fairgrounds, Oregon.
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.
— University of Illinois Extension
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