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4-H clover Information for Youth and Adult Club Leaders

Important club deadlines

  • Sept. 20: re-enrollment in 4HOnline opened; please re-enroll to continue to receive information about Olmsted County 4-H 
  • Oct. 1: the new 4-H calendar year officially starts 
  • Oct. 31: club charters are due 
  • June 15: club project registration deadline 
  • July 25-31: Olmsted County Fair

You can review our timeline for 4-H clubs to find more details on deadlines and events.

Volunteer Opportunities - Read about all the ways you can be involved with Olmsted County 4-H here!

Club Structures - There are many youth and adult club leadership structures that can be adapted to your club. If your club is looking to try something new or create a transition plan, check out these documents: Adult Leadership Strategies, Youth Leadership Strategies. These are drafts Kristina has been working on with a team from across the state and will be shared more broadly later this fall, but we wanted to share with you as soon as possible. If you are looking to talk through new structures and options for your club, don't hesitate to reach out to Kristina. 

Council meetings -  The Full Council is made up of at least one youth and one adult from each club (they can be club officers or a rotating 4-H'er), while the Executive Board is five youth and five adult elected officers. Dates for the 2022-2023 meetings are yet to be determined, except the first one, which is September 19 at 7 pm. Meetings last around an hour and include an opportunity for an educational element that can be brought back to your club. Previous topics have included specific project areas and alternative structures. Check out this document for the September meeting agenda and information on the Council and executive board roles. 

There are many upcoming opportunities for club support:

  • Youth Program Quality (YPQ) - If your youth/adult leaders are looking for guidance in strengthening your club, this is a great opportunity for you! The process includes 3 steps: 1) Kristina attends one of your club meetings, 2) youth/adult leaders meet with Kristina to dive into what program quality looks like in a club setting, discuss ideas on growth, and identify action steps unique to your club, 3) club leaders implement changes and Kristina returns for another club visit. Multiple clubs have participated in this process and I would love to work with more clubs this program year. Let me know if you are interested or have further questions so I can set aside dates!

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