Start a Club
A 4-H Club can be started in any community where there is a group of youth 9-21 years of age who wish to become members, and parents or adults who wish to assist in a leadership capacity.
Who to Contact If You Want To Start a New 4-H Club
Contact the Agriculture Extension Coordinator (AEC) in a regional office in the region in which you live. The regional offices are located in Truro, Sydney, Kentville, Pictou, Antigonish, Lunenburg and Cornwallis.
The ALC will discuss the details of the 4-H program with you, determine the extent of interest, local leadership potential, and community needs of the youth, and answer any questions you may have.
A meeting date would then be set when prospective members and their parents and other interested persons in the community could meet with the Agriculture Leadership Coordinator. During this meeting, the coordinator would outline the 4-H program, display project material available, learn the interests of the members, and learn how much community support a 4-H club would receive from the adults.
What Materials Would Be Required By A New 4-H Club?
- Registration Forms (one for each member and leader)
- 4-H Awareness Booklets (one for each family)
- Project manuals (one for each project)
- Project newsletters and record sheets (one for each member and leader for each project – these arrive in January each year)
- Secretary & Treasurer Record Books
- 4-H Parliamentary Procedure Guide
At The Initial Meetings Of A New 4-H Club, The Following Decisions Should Be Made:
- Name for the club
- What projects the club will offer
- Who the leaders of the club will be
- Elect club officers as follows:
- Vice President
- Club Reporter
- Committees as required
- Decide on a regular time and place for meetings. (General club meetings are usually held once a month)