Connect and Join a 4-H Club
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4-H is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States with more than 7 million participants from ages 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 communication 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.
Because of COVID some 4-H clubs are meeting via Zoom, outside, inside or not at all. If you reach out to a club leader for information and for some reason you do not hear anything, please reach out to the local 4-H office for assistance.
For 4-H COVID Guidelines, please visit NC 4-H Re-opening 05-18-2021.
Nash County 4-H Clubs
Check out our listing of Nash County 4-H Clubs – 4-H Grows Here!
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. Ages 5-18
This club focuses on dairy production, raising and showing dairy cattle. The club also participates in a variety of other activities, community service and citizenship projects.
Usually meet monthly.
Contact(s): Mary Strickland – firstname.lastname@example.org and Casey Denton– Caseybugg1995@gmail.com
Club Focus: Cooking Ages 5-18
Members will have hands on experience with cooking a variety of recipes.
Usually meet the second Monday of each month.
Contact Bonnie Wright –email@example.com
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 open for the 2022-2023 years
Contact: Mindy Proctor – firstname.lastname@example.org
FEATHERS N FUR
Club Focus: Companion Animals Ages 5-18
This club focuses on various small companion animals, how to care for them and the impact they have on our lives. This club periodically features guest speakers, trips, citizenship projects and presentation opportunities.
Usually meet the third Monday of each month.
Contact(s): Brenda Wind – BFWind@windsd.com or 252.903.6238 and Molly LaHay – email@example.com
A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING
Club Focus: Community Ages 5-18
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided on by members and volunteer leaders. Usually meet third Sunday each month at 3 p.m. Contact Marilyn Fincher 252-813-8951 firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Focus: Horses Ages 5-18
Members learn proper horse care, knowledge of horses and learn ways to become a better horseman. Riding lessons are not included.
Usually meet the first Thursday of each month.
Contact: Wanda Bunn –email@example.com
Club Focus: Livestock Projects Ages 5 – 18
Members learn about livestock, tools used to work with livestock, various breeds, different meats and the proper feed, vitamins and minerals! Learn showmanship, grooming and best animal practices. Usually meet the first Sunday of each month 3:30-5:30. Normally no meetings August through September.
Contact: Melissa Winner – firstname.lastname@example.org
and Christy Corbett – email@example.com
RED OAK ACORNS
Club Focus: Community Ages 5-18
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders. Usually meet the third Saturday of each month.
Contact: Jamie Proctor – firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Focus: Community/Variety Ages 5 – 18
This is a community 4-H club that focuses on a variety of projects decided by the members and volunteer leaders. Usually meet the third Sunday of each month.
Contact: Susanne Strickland – email@example.com
and Angie Vandemark – firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Focus: Sewing Ages 8 – 18
Members will learn the basics of sewing, complete sewing projects and can continue through intermediate and advanced levels of sewing.
Usually meet the fourth Thursday of each month except during the summer months
Contact(s): Jane Tyson – 252.478.4744 or 903.1830, Brenda Wind – 252.903.6238, Cheryl Glover – 252.478.3253 or 252.314.4650
Club Focus: Firearm Proficiency Ages 8 – 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, pistol, rifle and shotgun. This club requires annual enrollment in January. Because of specific guidelines, this club requires annual enrollment no later than January 31st each year. Usually meets the third Sunday of each month.
Contact: Amy Ormond – email@example.com