Oceana County 4-H

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The 4-H Youth Development Program provides fun, educational opportunities and resources to positively develop youth, as well as volunteers and professionals who work with youth. Oceana County is proud to have over 30 active 4-H clubs. Oceana’s 4-H programs offer clubs for youth interested in horse, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, lambs, goats, poultry, rabbits, crafts and more. All clubs meet at least six times a year and work on a variety of projects to be displayed at the Oceana County Fair each August. Please feel free to give us a call for more information if you are interested in either becoming a member or are able to volunteer your time. There is a $10 fee per child or $30 for a family with three or more children.  The 4-H year runs from September 1- August 31 and in Oceana County our 4-H enrollment deadline for the year is August 1st.

How to Join 4-H

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  • Oceana County 4-H Enrollment- Michigan 4-H Online is where you may register to join a Michigan 4-H club whether you are a youth or an adult. Adult volunteers must go through the VSP background check and  new volunteer enrollment complete packet before enrolling and must reenroll every year just as the youth do. If you are interested in becoming a leader, please contact 873-2129 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information. If you need help enrolling, or do not have access to a computer, you can come into the office and we will provide a computer for you to sit at and we can help walk you through it. Once you have completed the online enrollment the $10 per youth (maximum of $30 per family) is due to the MSU Extension Oceana office before your enrollment may be approved. If this is not affordable, you may request an Oceana County 4-H Youth Council scholarship for part, or all, of the annual fee.

Cloverbud Program

Participation, safety, personal development, learning and fun are the highest priorities for Michigan 4-H Youth Development in providing Cloverbud programs for five to eight year-olds. The policies outlined in this document seek to ensure that 4-H Cloverbud members remain safe and have positive, developmentally appropriate experiences in 4-H.

Scholarship information

4-H involvement leads young people to explore various career and educational options after high school. For those who choose to further their education, Michigan State University, Michigan 4-H Youth Development and the Michigan 4-H Foundation offer scholarships to help support these educational goals.

Statewide Scholarship Information

Oceana County Competitive Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship that assists 4-H’ers who are high school seniors who are seeking further education beyond the secondary level.  You must be graduating high school June of this year, accepted at a college, university or further course of study, current 4-H member with at least four years of total involvement in the Oceana County 4-H Youth Programs and have at least a 2.5 GPA.  This application must be submitted by April 15 of the current year.  Applications are available to pick up in the office after January 1st. or you can download it by clicking on the following link.  OCEANA_COUNTY_4-H_Competitive_Scholarship_updated_2016.doc

The_Community_Foundation_for_Oceana_County-Bert_Stevens.doc For current members of the Oceana County 4-H program who are graduating seniors and have four years of high school membership in 4-H. They also must have exhibited at the Oceana County Fair for the first three years of high school. Other criteria include maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA and planning to pursue a degree at any two or four-year accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. This scholarship must be submitted by March 1 of the current year.

Oceana County 4-H Youth Council

The Youth Council is the governing body of the 4-H youth programs. There are a number of committees on the Council which consist of anywhere from two to five members. Most committees do a lot of their work over the phone or only take a few days out of the year for that committee’s responsibility. The Youth Council raises the money needed for the year’s program through the sales of the Oceana County Plat Book. We have selected Farm and Home Plat Company this year to produce the Plat Books for us. The new books should be out sometime around the end of September. The Youth Council also provides scholarships for different events and activities. Of course, we are always wanting new members, so begin thinking about becoming a member. Just remember that whether you are a member or not, you are welcome to come to a meeting and see what we are all about.

Meeting cancelations, any time there is any committee meeting or county-wide event and schools are canceled because of bad weather, the 4-H events/meeting will also be canceled. If in doubt at all, please call the office. For your clubs policy, check with your 4-H leader.

2015/2016 Oceana County 4-H Youth Council Officers

  • Sarah Sylvester-  President
  • Michelle Holladay- Vice President
  • Kathy Carter- Secretary
  • Doug Fris-  Treasurer

Youth_Council_Constitution/Bylaws -2011

Oceana County 4-H Youth Council Committees

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Kettunen Center/MSU Workshop Reimbursement Form 2015

Youth Council Minutes

(these minutes are posted before being approved, they will be presented at the following month’s meeting)

Club Fundraising Information

Fundraiser_Application_2017.pdf (Must fill out and have written approval from your 4-H Youth Council before starting a club money-earning project. Therefore you need to turn it in at least a month early as Youth Council meets the second Monday of each month.)

Fundraiser_after_activity_form.pdf (Due within 10 days of completing your club fund raising project.)

Year_end_Financial_Statement_for_Clubs.pdf

 

Oceana County 4-H Ambassador

Become an Ambassador! Who? Oceana County 4-H teens that would like to be involved in promoting 4-H. What? The Youth Ambassador Program was created to provide Michigan 4-H youth a positive learning experience, a chance to sharpen their leadership skills, teach them the history of Michigan 4-H, connect them with local and state resources, and most of all, foster an incredibly fun and memorable experience.  

2016_Ambassador_Application.docx

Congratulations to our 2016/2017 ambassadors:  Hailey Lemmen, Katie Lemmen & Maisie Whitaker

Some benefits of being a 4-H ambassador include:   

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