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Rowan County 4-H Clubs

Rowan County 4-H Clubs

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:

  1. gain leadership & public speaking skills
  2. develop knowledge of the parliamentary procedure
  3. participate in community service projects
  4. develop new friendships
  5. participate in hands-on learning activities
  6. become more aware and productive citizens
  7. & more!

If you are interested in joining one of the Rowan County 4-H Clubs (listed below), go to 4HOnline and enroll! If you have questions or need more information, contact laura_allen@ncsu.edu.

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If you are a 4-H club leader and want to host a face-to-face 4-H meeting/event once 4-H has re-opened to youth ages 11-18, please fill out this request at least a week before your face-to-face 4-H event. No request form = no event.

Current 4-H Clubs in Rowan County:

**Due to Covid-19, these clubs are currently meeting virtually or not meeting at all.

ERSC Blazing Hooves 4-H Club: This horse club meets in eastern Rowan County at the East Rowan Saddle Club. They typically meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Club Leaders: Sherry Hill & Nena Jacobs

Happy Trails 4-H Club: This horse club meets in eastern Rowan County at Emerald Rose Farm. They typically meet on the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. for a business meeting and on one Saturday per month for a barn day. 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 the Rowan County Wildlife Association range. Club Leader: Beth Stebe

Jr. Master Gardeners 4-H Club: This homeschool club focuses on plants & nature. They typically meet on Mondays or Tuesdays during the day. This club meets at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rowan County office or at local gardens. Club Leaders: Meillyn Allen & Gina Blandino

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 CLUB IS FULL FOR 2020.

Livestock 4-H Club: This club focuses on livestock (goats, sheep, cows, pigs), dairy, and poultry. The club typically meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Rowan County office or at a local farm. Club Leader: Morgan Watts

Rowan Researchers 4-H Club: This community-based club focuses on various topics including service, leadership, citizenship, agriculture, natural resources, and cooking. They typically meet on the last Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. at the home of the leader (in China Grove/Rockwell area) or at a tour location. Club Leader: Jennifer White

Rowan Rolling Pins 4-H Club: This club focuses on cooking, nutrition, recipes, and more. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month unless noted otherwise. The meeting location is at Back Creek Presbyterian Church in Mt. Ulla. Club Leader: Cheryl Correll

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. Club Leader: Crystal Croyle

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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 laura_allen@ncsu.edu for access to that folder.

Roll Call of Members Form

Secretary Minutes Fill-in-the-Blank Worksheet for Clubs

Officer and Election Duties

4-H Pledge

4-H Parliamentary Meeting Script

Citizenship Ideas

Community Service Ideas

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 4HOnline (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 4HOnline enrollment and medical forms annually.

Please email laura_allen@ncsu.edu if you are interested in starting a club!

Check out the North Carolina 4-H Clubs main page for more information!