Youth become a member of 4-H by joining a club. Clubs range in size from 5-40 members, with the average being about 15 members.
Some clubs focus on a specific type of 4-H project; for example, we have 4-H Dog Clubs, and 4-H Saddle Horse Clubs. However, the majority of clubs have a broad range of project interests within one club. Most clubs are somewhat geographical in nature, meaning members live in the general vicinity of where the club meets.
Clubs meet in a wide range of places such as member's homes, township halls, churches, and schools.
Each club sets their own meeting times. Some meet on weekday evenings, some on Saturday's or Sunday's. On average, most clubs meet every 2-3 weeks, and hold between 8 and 15 meetings each calendar year, January-December. Some clubs meet year round, others meet from approximately February until approximately September.
Union County 4-H Clubs
How to find a club that is a good match for you - consider these 2 issues:
Think about your project interest. Some clubs will work with all projects, some have limits on the type of project they will accept in their club. If you have a specific interest, you will want to look for a club that works with your project interest. If you do not have a project interest at this point, you will want to look for a club that accepts all projects. What Projects Can You Take in 4-H?
Schedule. The next step is to find a club whose meeting schedule is possible for you. For example, if you have music lessons every Thursday night, you do not want to pick a club that meets on Thursday nights. Some clubs have a set meeting night, like every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. Some clubs vary their meeting night to accommodate various family schedules. You will need to call the contact advisor and find out a club's meeting times.
Once you have decided on a club(s) that might be a good possibility for you, call and ask the 4-H advisor, if you can visit at their next club meeting. It is okay to visit more than one club before deciding which is the best match for you.
A list of active clubs which are accepting new members is listed on the link below (You will need to call The Ohio State University Extension Office at 937.644.8117 to get the contact advisor's phone number or email address, as we do not put phone numbers/email addresses on our website.
Welcome to 4-H Member Handbook
The Welcome to 4-H Member Handbook is designed to help explain the basic procedures, opportunities, terms, requirements and other information related to your 4-H participation. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Your 4-H advisors, fellow members and 4-H professionals are all interested in helping you have an exciting 4-H career. Welcome to 4-H!