Get involved

Join 4-H!

Step into your future. Learn, grow, share and make your best better!

Club policies

  1. The club is open to youth in 5-18 years old.  Parents must attend meetings with Cloverbud members (children who are 5-8 years old).
  2. Project meetings meet at least once per month.
  3. Members must attend at least 50% of all community club and project meetings to exhibit at fair. Call Fay for an excused absence.
  4. Members should show good conduct at all meetings by getting along with others, participating in activities and listening to their leaders.
  5. Members must provide personal materials like food and certain gear. See the project description or check with your project leader to see if your project requires additional cost or special gear.
  6. All members and leaders must enroll each year. Fay supplies the forms, which are due back to her by Nov. 1 so she can submit them to the Linn County Ext. office.
  7. State enrollment fees will be collected by Fay upon enrollment. Additional project fees should be paid to the project leader.

4-H member forms

Oregon state 4-H program fees for 2021-22:

$40/Cloverbud, $40/member or $80/family

Free for leaders

Please make checks out to OSU Extension Linn County

Adult leadership

Parents are important!

One of the most significant factors in helping the 4-Her's succeed in the 4-H program is parental interest, support, and encouragement

Here's how parents can help:

  • Read the club newsletter with your children.
  • Know club dates
  • Attend the meetings
  • Help your child keep his or her records up to date
  • Provide transportation
  • Serve as a resource leader
  • Help with club committees

Adult volunteer leaders

Clever Clovers welcomes new volunteer leaders.  If you have an idea for a new project and want to lead it, or you want to help out at meetings, talk to Fay.  There are three easy steps to becoming a volunteer leader with the Clever Clovers:

1.Speak with Fay.
2.Fill out the application forms.
3.Attend one New Leader Training class.

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Youth leadership

We encourage all members 9 years and older to join our Leadership board.

  • You help plan club and county events at the Leadership meetings.
  • In November, we elect and vote in the next year’s officers
  • In December, we decide which activities to include at the Popcorn Party.

Why else should you join our Leadership Board?

You will:

  • Develop useful leadership skills for life.
  • Learn how to plan successful meetings.
  • Meet members from other project groups.
  • Earn more points!
  • Plan club activities and make a difference.
  • Participate in leadership activities that are required for resumes and college scholarships.
  • Have fun!

Officer positions

President:  Runs business meetings
Vice President:  Fills in for president  Treasurer:  Manage club funds    Newsletter Editor: Designs the newsletter
News Reporters:  Provide news articles
Secretaries:  Records meeting minutes
Flag Custodian:  Leads pledges
Photographer:  Takes photos
Corresponding Secretary:  Writes thank you letters and invitations