National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will be celebrated October 1st through October 7th. 4-H is an organization that enables youth to have fun and meet new people. There are opportunities to learn life skills, set goals, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, and make decisions.

4-H leaders encourage team work and communication skills. The competition component helps youth develop ethics and learn to accept wins and losses gracefully.

4-H builds the leaders of tomorrow in your community, and it couldn’t be done without the leaders that volunteer their time and service to the children in your community. Parents, volunteers, community leaders, and extension staff share their time and talents with the 4-H youth.

Many of you may not know that 4-H stands for the 4 “H”s of a motto used to establish the organization.

The 1st H stands for – My head to clear thinking
The 2nd H stands for – My heart to greater loyalty
The 3rd H stands for – My hands to larger service
The 4th H stands for – My health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.

National 4-H week will be recognized across the United States this week. We take the time to salute the 4-H leaders in our community, those that attend and support the Bates County Fair, and the members of all 4-H groups.

CHRISTIAN DENNISON IS THE CLUB LEADER ALL AMERICAN 4-H CLUB IN ADRIAN

KIRSTEN COLLIER, KRISTEN HALE, AND DEANA SELF ARE THE LEADERS OF THE ALTONA 4-H CLUB OF ADRIAN

SERENITY EMBREY IS THE AMSTERDAM 4-H CLUB LEADER

MELODY ROACH IS THE CLUB LEADER OF THE BALLARD 4-H CLUB

KAREN SCRIVENER IS THE CLUB LEADER OF THE BUSY BEAVER 4-H CLUB OF THE ROCKVILLE/PRAIRIE CITY AREA

MELODY WIKOFF IS THE CLUB LEADER OF THE HUME COUNTY LINE

JAMIE O’FARRELL AND JENNIFER HAWKINS ARE THE LEADERS OF THE HUDSON HUSTLERS 4-H NEAR APPLETON CITY

ALICIA MERRYFIELD IS THE CLUB LEADER OF THE NEXT GENERATION 4-H CLUB IN ADRIAN

TABATHA VANMETER IS THE CLUB LEADER OF THE BUTLER PERU STAR 4-H

HEATHER GILLETTTE AND JODI ORSO ARE THE LEADERS FOR THE SHADY DELL 4-H

JULIA BARBER AND REBECCA RANDALLS ARE THE LEADERS OF THE BUTLER SUMMIT GO-GETTERS 4-H

VALERIE NEWKIRK IS THE LEADER OF THE V-52 4-H CLUB AT VIRGINIA

Thank you for giving of your time and energy for the members of our Local 4-H Clubs. You are shaping our future generation. Job well done!

For more information to join a local 4-H group in our area or to volunteer your time for a 4-H group, contact the Missouri Extension Office Located in the Bates County Courthouse. 660-679-4167.

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