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Sampson County 4-H

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2019 Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release 

All 4-H Enrollment, Medical Release, Code of Conduct and Media Release forms must be updated before you can participate in any 4-H events!

Use the NEW 4-H Online system!

(see the weblinks below)

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Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 

from our families to yours!

Sampson County 4-H Teen Council

WINTER LIGHTS EVENT! 

December 14, 2018    Leaving at 5:00 p.m. 

MUST RSVP BY November 16, 2018! 

On December 14th we will be going to the Fayetteville Christmas Lights. Cost will be $5, payment due Dec 13th. We will leave the office at 5:00 p.m. Attendees should bring money for dinner as well, as we will be stopping along the way. This event is open to youth 12+, however parents with younger children can attend, but please call the office for more details. 910 592-7161

NC Volunteer Leaders Conference

February 1-3, 2019   McKimmon Center       Raleigh, NC 

If you are a 4-H Volunteer club leader, project leader or program volunteer, then we have an awesome opportunity for you! Its time again for the annual 4-H Volunteer Leaders Conference. This is a weekend packed of learning and fun, just for the adults! Come join other leaders from across the state of North Carolina as you learn about different NC 4-H opportunities and programs while having fun! Can’t go for the entire weekend? There is a Saturday only option!
MUST PRE-REGISTER BY JANUARY 4th! 

Sampson County 4-H Achievement Night

February 12, 2019   Agri-Expo Center  Clinton, NC

Join us for our annual awards night as we recognize our 4-H members for their hard work and extra effort given this past year. We will honor our volunteers, sponsors, supporters, and name our Junior and Senior 4-H Member of the Year. Time TBD.
RSVP BY FEBRUARY 1st! 

4-H Project Record and Portfolios

DUE FEBRUARY 1, 2019 TO THE 4-H OFFICE

Its time again to show us what you have been doing this past year! Remember that your Project Record Books Should reflect anything that you did from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018. Portfolios should reflect work completed in your 2016, 2017 and 2018 years.
NOTE: 8 year olds will still enter as non-competitive in Record Books. You must be at least 13 year or older to complete a Portfolio.
CLICK BELOW FOR RECORD BOOK AND PORTFOLIO FORMS
 

What is 4-H?

4-H is the largest youth development organization in the United States, with more than 6 million youth involved in various programs and project areas. 4-H is delivered by the 101 Cooperative Extension Offices across the state of North Carolina. We believe in the power of youth. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We empower them with leadership, communication and life skills that are needed to succeed in today’s world.

How do I get involved?

Getting involved in 4-H is really simple! There is no fee to join or uniforms required for participation. You can participate in 4-H in multiple ways:

  • Afterschool / In-School Enrichment
  • Community Clubs
  • Camps / Day Camps / Workshops
  • Youth At Large

Afterschool / In-School Enrichment

In some areas, there are 4-H programs offered through your local school. These programs are usually managed by volunteers and/or local extension staff. Youth participate in activities that build leadership and life skills during or after school hours. To check on the availability of these programs or to find an afterschool program, please call us at (910) 592-7161.


Community Clubs

4‑H clubs follow a planned program and offer multiple learning opportunities for youth that are self-directed. Clubs can meet in a variety of locations and typically meet in the evenings and on the weekends. Sampson County 4-H currently has seven 4-H Clubs and two 4-H Groups. Those clubs include but are not limited to:

  • Majestic Riders 4-H Horse Club
  • Prime Cuts 4-H Livestock Club
  • Happy Feet 4-H Club
  • Cookie Clover Scouts 4-H Club
  • Hippity Hop 4-H Rabbit Club
  • 4-H Juntos, Hobbton
  • 4-H Juntos, Clinton
  • Every Buddies Kids 4-H Club
  • K-9 Paws of Knowledge

For more information on how to get involved with one of our community clubs, please call (910) 592-7161 or email us at elizabeth_rowe@ncsu.edu or genny_thompson@ncsu.edu.

Camps/ Workshops / Day Camps

Sampson County 4-H offers many opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in activities that range from livestock to cooking. During the months of June, July, and August, Sampson County 4-H offers a  variety of summer day camp opinions. Day camp and workshop prices range from $5.00 to $25.00.

4-H youth also have to opportunity to attend week long summer camps at one of our three 4-H Camp Centers. Older youth have to opportunity to participate in several 4-H Teen events that take place during the summer. For more information on how to get involved, please call (910) 592 -7161.

Youth at Large

Did you know that you do not have to be a member of a club to participate in 4-H? If we don’t have a club that interest you, you can still participate by being a 4-H Youth at Large Member. Youth at Large are not involved in 4-H Clubs, however still participate in the same events, programs and workshops as normal club members. For more information, please call (910) 592-7161.

How do I join?

North Carolina 4-H is moving forward! Enrollment forms are now paperless! To enroll in Sampson County 4-H, please visit the 4-H Online link below. If you are new to 4-H, you will create a new “family” profile. If you have been involved with 4-H in the past, just update your information and “reactivate” your enrollment. It’s really that simple! If your are unsure on the enrollment process, please refer to the help pages below for tips on how to register. If you are still having problems, please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill at 910-592-7161 and we will be glad to assist you.

TO REGISTER FOR SAMPSON COUNTY 4-H, CLICK HERE!

https://northcarolina.4honline.com/Login

Need help? Click the link below for instructions on how to register.

Creating a Family Profile _4Honline

 

How Do I Start a 4-H Club?

So you are thinking about starting a 4-H club? That’s great! There are a couple of things that you will need in order to start a 4-H Club in your area or community.

  • A responsible and willing adult volunteer. Co-Leaders are welcomed!
  • Five youth from at least two or more families
  • A place to meet (We can help!)

Its really that simple! If you are thinking about starting a 4-H club, please contact Genny Thompson or Elizabeth Merrill and schedule an appointment to talk about the goals and ideas you have and to help you get started!

4-H Club Resources

Below are some resources for new and existing 4-H Clubs. ALL FORMS MUST BE RENEWED EACH YEAR! If you have any questions regarding any of the following forms, please contact our offices at 910-592-7161.

Club Charter Application (Update Annually)

Officer_and_Election_Duties

4-H Club Secretary Guide

4-H Financial Report Form (Update Annually)

4-H Group Tax Exemption Authorization (New Clubs)

Directions on Applying for EIN and Filing Epostcard

Blank IRS Form SS-4

Club Finance Checklist

Club Meeting and Program Planning

Filing IRS 990N Form Directions

North_Carolina_4-H_Registration (Update Annually)

Non-discrimination Statement Form 2019 (Update Annually)

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