CLOVERBUDS (5, 6 & 7 Year Olds) - Leaders: Lisa Scott & Becky Jacobson. Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM - Location: Western Heritage Event Center 4-H Building (at the fairgrounds), see office for schedule.
COLORADO KIDS - Leaders: Carla Elliott & Tiffany Martin Time: First Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM - Location: Archuleta County Extension Building
PAGOSA PEAKS - Leaders: Jennifer Hart Brandye Kiker. Time: Second Friday of each month at 2:00PM - Location: Archuleta County Extension Building
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RIDERS - Leaders: Lynn Johnson. Time: Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM - Location: Archuleta County Extension Building
SHADY PINE - Leader: Carrie Espinosa & Valissatie Brousseau. Time: First Thursday of each month at 6:30PM - Location: Archuleta County Extension Building
WOLF CREEK WONDERS - Leader: Lisa Scott. Time: Third Friday of each month at 2:00PM - Location: Archuleta County Extension Building
A 4-H Club is a group of at least five youth, one or more adults, and elected officers. The club should have a monthly business meeting to discuss upcoming club and county events. Clubs may also choose to do community service projects, have project meetings, or enjoy other fun activities.
A 4-H Club meeting is where members learn to cooperate, to plan and to achieve group goals. They learn to conduct business meetings in an orderly manner. When learning is fun, enthusiasm is generated and results are produced. 4-H meetings are held on a regular basis, usually once a month.
With the help of the club leaders, members learn that leadership is helping, not pushing and that a club leader is a special kind of leader who helps the group develop goals and does what is necessary to achieve them. The officers and members make the decisions and do the work. Volunteers and parents are encouraged to join in the discussions, but are not permitted to vote.
Clubs meet 9 - 12 times a year. The business part of each meeting should be conducted using correct parliamentary procedure. It is important that members attend the regular monthly meeting to be informed of all club events and activities. Each club member should participate or have a part during the meeting at least one time during the year. This participation could be leading the pledge, making a report, leading recreation or introducing the speaker.
Each club should conduct at least one community service project each year and should participate in community and county activities. The club should be represented in county-wide 4-H events such as camps, fund-raising, and achievement events. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend all 4-H club meetings and activities. Young children should be encourages to take notes and be responsible for their own knowledge of important dates and times of future events; at the same time, parents should know what is expected and required from their child as well. This only happens if there is strong communication directly after club meetings and/or at least one parent or caregiver is at each meeting to receive this information.
The 4-H club provides an opportunity for young people to learn various life skills such as citizenship, communication, community awareness, decision making and leadership in a group environment.
A member is considered in "good standing" and completed the 4-H year when he/she has attended at least 6 club meetings in that 12 month period.