Nokesville 4-H Club
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NEW MEMBER INFORMATION
If you plan on coming to our next 4-H meeting please email Sydney Nguyen so she can welcome you at the meeting. Her email is email@example.com
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Our club is governed by the Nokesville 4-H Club Constitution and Bylaws, adopted by the membership. Please read if you plan to be a member of our 4-H club.
We have a membership 'supply fee' of $15 per member to cover the costs of supplies and materials needed to run the meetings, community service activities and awards. There is an additional 'facility use fee' of $40 per family (instituted in 2012). This Facility Use Fee is given as a donation to the NCOB, where we have our general club meetings and some project meetings, in order to help defray the operational and overhead costs the church incurs. We offer our members reimbursement of this $40 if they have served for 2 hours at the yard sale during Nokesville Day, which is held around the 3rd Saturday in May. The Yard Sale is a fundraiser for the church which our 4-H club operates for them on their behalf. Time slots are available for the Friday night before approximately 6:30-9pm and on the Saturday of, 7am through 3pm, with cleanup lasting potentially until 5pm.
Our primary goal is to have the children attend most all of the events and meetings. We request that your child come to the monthly meetings (approx. 2 hours each) and attend at least 4 county events per year. If, you, the parent, can't make an event, please call on another 4-H parent to bring your child. I'm sure the favor will be returned at some point. The responsibility of the child will be upon the adult who brought them to the activity or meeting. No "drop-offs" please.
It is important that the parent(s) come to the monthly meetings at the NCOB, so they can be a part of the child's learning process and enjoy some time with their child(ren) in the activities. Other important information is also discussed at the meeting separate from the kids program time and we are always striving to keep the meetings within two hours. A number of forms must be completed to join the club - please read this page thoroughly.
Cloverbuds are kids ages 5-8 (generally those ages through 2nd grade). They are expected to come to the monthly meetings, cloverbud field trips and county events. Camp Cloverbud is held during the general club meetings when Parliamentary Procedure is being conducted. This is a special craft time for the little ones.
Project Ages are kids from 9-19
(generally 3rd graders and up). These kids are also expected to
attend the monthly General Club meetings and county events. In addition, they
are to "declare" a minimum of one project to study for a minimum of 6 total
class hours. Our club provides many projects to choose from, all led by a
trained 4-H Parent Leader. Every project is different with meeting times,
places, curriculum and goals.
It is a requirement, stated in our By-Laws and Constitution, that every parent is required to volunteer in some capacity within our own 4-H club, as well as at a minimum of one county event, annually.
County Events are: Share the Fun Talent Show, Presentation Day, Project Day, Leader Kick Off, Recognition Day, Fair Camp, Children's Barn, Officer Training, District Contests, Fashion Revue, State Capitol Day, State Contests and more. Click on the link at the top of this page for County Activities to read more about each and about what time of year they happen.
Club Volunteers: Below is the listed annual club volunteer opportunities. We ask that folks sign up at the Oct. and Nov. meetings.
|Forms & Supplies|
read 4-H Club Constitution and Bylaws
All of these downloadable forms are in PDF format. You will need to have installed on your computer Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print the papers. You can download Adobe Acrobat for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Print out the following forms and information and bring with you to the meeting the annual membership dues which are $15 per child, as well as a $40 facility use fee (per family) which is refunded with Nokesville Day Yard Sale participation. This annual facility fee of $40 goes directly to the NCOB and is not revenue or operating expenses for the club.
Please also print out the schedule and mark your calendars.
Email is our main form of communication for notices, rather than phone calls. If you don't have an email please make arrangements with Sandy Arnold about your preference on communication.
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