2020 Program Information
It’s time to start planning our 2020 4-H Year. The information all Advisors will need to know to get your clubs up and running in 2020
2020 Volunteer Training - New this year! “Club CHAT”! (For returning Advisors ONLY)
Do you hate sitting in a room being “talked” at? Me too! This year we are offering the option of a traditional 4-H training or attending a “Club CHAT”. This will be YOUR time, we will have financial paperwork, 1.50 update and program changes available, but this time is for conversation. What would you like to have happen in your club in 2020? Its time to share ideas, ask questions; think of it as “GROUP THERAPY” for 4-H advisors!
“Club Chat” dates: Thursday January 16, (5:30 – 7:30 PM), Friday January 17, (12:00 -1:30), Tuesday January 21, (5:30 – 7:00 PM), Friday February 14, (12:00 – 1:30PM). Please be sure to RSVP (740-446-7007) for the “Club CHATs” as we will limiting these to no more than 25 people for discussion purposes. Club advisor are encouraged to come as a team, so we can discuss your club needs specifically.
Not into chats? We have two traditional training options Saturday January 18, (9 - 10:30am), and Tuesday February 18, (5:30 – 7:00PM) Please RSVP so we have enough handouts! 740-446-7007
**Makeup date for ONLY those who can’t come to any of the above trainings, February 20, (5:30 -7:00pm)
NEW ADVISOR TRAININGS ONLY: January 17, (1:30 – 2:30 pm), January 18, (10:30 - 11:30am), February 14, (1:30 – 2:30pm) Please RSVP by calling 740-446-7007. Additional dates maybe scheduled as needed.
Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend one. All Trainings will be held at the Extension Office. Advisor trainings must be completed by March 1, 2020 deadline.
NOW IS THE TIME TO RECRUIT CLUB VOLUNTEERS! If you have parents or others interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please have them call the Extension office or stop by for a new volunteer packet! We also need more 4-H clubs, especially in the northern and southern part of the county!
Thinking of starting a New 4-H Club? Here are the steps: How to Become a 4H Volunteer Flyer
1. A new club must have at least 5 members from 3 different families.
2. Must have a pre-approved club name, approval is granted by the Extension office.
3. The club will need to apply for a club EIN and sign a club constitution.
4. The club will need to develop by-laws; these are “club rules” which include: attendance policy, officer duties, parent participation, member participation, expected behavior, etc.
5. The club will need to open a club checking account.
6. Advisors must complete club paperwork and approval process by March 1.
Typically, clubs begin meeting in January & February with 4-H enrollment due March 15, 2020. The process sounds complicated, but 4-H staff are here to support you through each step. If you have questions, please call the Extension office at 740-446-7007.