Rowan County 4-H Clubs
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Rowan County 4-H offers several 4-H clubs for youth ages 5-18 (as of January 1). Typically, each club meets at least once per month at locations in our county. These meetings usually consist of a business meeting and educational programming that is hands-on, interactive, and fun!
Through 4-H Clubs, youth:
- gain leadership & public speaking skills
- develop knowledge of the parliamentary procedure
- participate in community service projects
- develop new friendships
- participate in hands-on learning activities
- become more aware and productive citizens
- & more!
4-H Clubs in Rowan County (2024):
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Green Sprouts 4-H Club: This club is specifically for 4-H’ers ages 5-10 as of January 1. It’s a great club to engage beginners in 4-H with fun, hands-on learning and a basic understanding of 4-H. They will meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Rockwell Civic Center. Club leader: Cassie Foster
Happy Trails 4-H Club: This horse club meets in eastern Rowan County at Emerald Rose Farm. They typically meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:15 p.m. for a business meeting; the remaining Tuesday evenings they meet informally to practice hippology, horsebowl, and horse judging. On one Saturday per month this club meets for a barn day. They do not ride horses as part of this club, but they do interact with the horses. Club leader: Maggie Boreman
Hot Shots 4-H Club: This target shooting sports clubs is only for youths ages 8-18 (as of January 1). They meet on the third Saturday of the month from 8:45 a.m.-noon at Range 5 at the Rowan County Wildlife Association range. Club Leader: Beth Stebe. Hot Shots 4-H Club only has limited availability in 2024.
Beginners/Juniors practice at 9:15 a.m., Business meeting at 10 a.m., Seniors at 10:15 a.m.
Lead Drivers 4-H Club: This target shooting sports club is only for youths ages 8-18 (as of January 1). They meet every other Thursday from 6-8 p.m. from March until mid-October. Meeting times/dates may change during the fall/winter months and club meets more frequently during summer months. The meeting location of this club is at B & B Enterprises range in Mt. Ulla. Winter meeting location will be at a different location. Club leaders: Robert & Heather Parker. Lead Drivers 4-H Club is FULL and has a waiting list for 2024.
Rowan Ranchers 4-H Club: This club focuses on livestock production knowledge and skills as well as showmanship skills. The members of this club will work towards learning the skills necessary to participate in 4-H livestock skillathon, quiz bowl and/or livestock judging. The club typically meets at 4:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month unless noted otherwise. This group meets at a farm in Mt. Ulla. Club Leaders: Cindy Connolly and Eric Deal.
Rowan Rolling Pins 4-H Club: This club focuses on food, nutrition, and healthy living while creating well-rounded 4-H’ers. The club typically meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of the month unless noted otherwise. This group meets at Rowan County Cooperative Extension. Club Leader: Jennifer Stirrup.
West Rowan 4-H Explorers 4-H Club: This community-based club focuses on various topics. They are currently meeting on the second Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the West Rowan Volunteer Fire Department on Grampian Road in Mt. Ulla. During the spring/summer they sometimes meet at Sloan Park. Club Leader: Crystal Croyle
Not sure what 4-H club your want to join? Then register in 4-HOnline as “Rowan County 4-H Members At-Large”. This will allow you to officially be a 4-H member and be eligible to participate in any 4-H activity, but you won’t be in a specific 4-H Club. If you decide later to join a 4-H club, please email email@example.com to get it added to your 4-HOnline forms!
4-H SPIN Clubs: At times, we will have various 4-H SPIN clubs meeting. These are SPecial INterest clubs that meet for a short period of time (ex: once per week for six weeks). You must register for these events via the 4-H Agent. Check out Upcoming 4-H Programs to look for any upcoming SPIN clubs.
County Council is for youth ages 12-18 (as of January 1). We meet monthly, but the date varies each month (not on a set schedule). This group is instrumental in planning our county-wide 4-H service project annually and also planning and hosting our 4-H Achievement Night in annually in February. This group of teens also has the opportunity to attend overnight 4-H events at the district and state level that focus on leadership, citizenship,
Helpful 4-H Club Documents:
Club leaders: Use these documents to assist you at your club meetings. Rowan County 4-H also has a “Club Leader Resources” google drive folder available with more resources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for access to that folder.
How to Start a New 4-H Club
Are you interested in starting your own 4-H club to meet the needs and interests of your family or community? Clubs can cover a wide range of topics such as science, livestock, horses, service projects, robotics, art, etc. Rowan County 4-H welcomes the addition of new 4-H clubs!
Please read the requirements for chartering a new 4-H Club:
1. Must have at least 1 approved volunteer to lead the group (having co-leaders is also recommended).Please review the Club Leader Job Description. Volunteers must enroll in 4-HOnline2.0 (annually), go through a background check (every 3 years), and watch a Minors on Campus required video training (annually). Volunteers must also be trained by the 4-H Agent.
2. The club must have at least 5 members from at least 3 different families.
3. A written program of work must be completed for the first 6 meetings and must be been submitted to the county Cooperative Extension office.
4. The club is organized with appropriate youth leaders that are either rotated or elected.
5. A club roster is completed and submitted to the county Cooperative Extension office.
6. The club must conduct at least one service project annually.
An approved 4-H charter application must be on file at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rowan County office and each club must re-charter annually. 4-H members and volunteers must fill out 4-HOnline2.0 enrollment, medical forms and consent annually.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in starting a club!
Check out the North Carolina 4-H Clubs main page for more information!