Join One of Nash County 4-H Clubs

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4-H is one of the largest youth organization in the United States with more than 7 million participants from age 5 through 18. It is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills, having fun, exploring and discovering, making new friends and developing new skills, to become tomorrows’ leaders to help shape their communities. The organization’s brand is green four-leaf clover with an H on each leaf that represent Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Our programs provide youth the opportunity to explore an array of personal interests – from photography to computers and from building rockets to raising animals. 4-Hers attend district retreats, camps and state and national conferences. They have opportunities to learn life skills such as public speaking, decision-making, organizational and planning, leadership, teamwork, record keeping and communications skills.

4-H Clubs meet regularly with adult volunteers or staff for a long-term, progressive series of educational experiences. There focus is to provide positive youth development opportunities that meet the needs of young people so they may experience belonging, mastery, independence and generosity – the Essential Elements.

Membership is FREE and is open to all without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability or public assistance. There are no uniform requirements and club expenses and overall expenses are minimal.

With more than 10,000 established 4-H programs across North Carolina, youth can be a part of 4-H wherever they live through community or project clubs, special interest programs, school enrichment programs and after school programs.

Check out our listing of Nash County 4-H Clubs – It’s Where 4-H Grows

If you are interested in any of the Nash County 4-H clubs, please contact one of the volunteer leaders listed by email or telephone for complete details, meeting dates, time and location. Ages for clubs are 5 years to 18 years unless otherwise specified. Nash County 4-H club year operates from January through December. New enrollment begins January 1st of each year.

BRIDLE and HALTERS

Club Focus: Dairy, livestock, variety.
This club focuses on daily production, raising and showing dairy cattle. The club also participates in a variety of other activities, community service and citizenship projects.
Contact(s): Mary Stickland – MEStrickland@nhcs.com and Melissa Parrish – melissa.parrish@nashcountync.gov

CLOVER BAKERY

Club Focus: Cooking
Members will have hands on experience with cooking a variety of recipes.
Contact(s) Marlene Strufe – mstrufe@yahoo.com

EXCHANGE CLUB

Club Focus: Teens exchange with other states. 2 year commitment.  Ages 14-18
Offers teens the chance to learn about life and the 4-H program in other parts of the country first hand. The exchange occurs over a two-year period with each county hosting and traveling on alternate years.
Recruiting is currently closed until completion of 2018 Exchange.
Contact: Tamara Moore – TPMoore@gmail.com

FEATHERS AND FUR

Club Focus: Dogs, chickens, rabbits – variety
This club focuses on the proper to care of and how various small companion animals impact our lives. This club periodically features guest speakers, trips, citizenship projects and presentations.
Contact(s): Brenda Wind – bfwind@windsd.com or 252.903.6238, Shay Skinner – sssaywhoa@yahoo.com and Penny Price – pennyoprice@icloud.com

GROWING MINDS

Club Focus: Community
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders.
Contact: Mariana Strickland – RuderaFarm@gmail.com

LUCKY SPURS

Club Focus: Horses
Members learn proper horse care, knowledge of horses and learn ways to become a better horseman. Riding lessons are not included.
Contact: Wanda Bunn – jgbunn@aol.com

QUAD PODS

Club Focus: Livestock Projects  Ages 9 – 18
Members learn about livestock, tools used to work with livestock, various breeds, different meats and the proper feed, vitamins and minerasl! Learn showmanship, grooming and best animal practices.
Contact: Melissa Winner – smcsinner@aol.com

RED OAK ACORNS

Club Focus: Community/Variety
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders.
Contact: Jennifer Aycock – msjenn@centurylink.com

SANDY CROSS

Club Focus: Community/Variety  Ages 9 – 18
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders.
Contact: Christy Reams – tarynsmom08@yahoo.com

SANDY CROSS CLOVERBUDS

Club Focus: Community/Variety  Ages 5 – 8
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders.
Contact: Tracy Batchelor – tjb0325@yahoo.com

SEW WHAT

Club Focus: Sewing  Ages 9 – 18
Members will learn the basics of sewing, complete sewing projects and can continue through intermediate and advanced levels of sewing.
Contact(s):Jane Tyson – 252.478.4744 or 903.1830, Brenda Wind – 252.459.2800 or 252.903.6238, Cheryl Glover – 252.478.3253 or 252.314.4650 and Marlene Strufe – mstrufe@yahool.com

SHARP SHOOTERS

Club Focus: Archery and Rifle  Ages 9 – 18
This clubs promotes the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship and ethical behavior to build character and willingness to assume responsibility. Members receive instruction in firearms safety and marksmanship. The shooting disciplines include archery, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, shotgun and hunting.
Contact: Dustin Hall – 919.902.9079 or Dustin.hall@mwsc.com

4H Enrollment Packet 090717

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Photo of Sandy HallSandy HallCounty Extension Director and Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development (252) 459-9810 (Office) sandy_hall@ncsu.eduNash County, North Carolina
Updated on Jan 29, 2018
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