Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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.

2022 4-H Club Leaders

Altona 4-H Club. Club leader: Pam Bolling

Ballard 4-H Club. Club leader: Michelle Rotert

Busy Beavers 4-H Club. Club leader: Hailey Gillis

County Line 4-H Club. Club leader: Sarah Fairbanks

Hudson Hustlers 4-H Club. Club leaders: Jamie O'Farrell

Next Generation 4-H Club. Club leader: Alicia Merrifield, 

Peru Star 4-H Club. Club leader:  Dorothy Carter

Summit Go-Getters 4-H Club. Club leader:  Jamie Tarvin

Burdette 4-H Club :  Club leader:  Dianne Patterson

V-52 4-H Club. Club leader: Michelle Williams and Pam Johnston                                 

Shady Dell Club. Becky Randalls

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 Melissa Stong, 4-H Youth Program Associate at the Missouri Extension Office Located in the Bates County Courthouse. 660-679-4167. 

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