Douglas County 4-H orientation Sept. 15

Staff Reports

Learn more about 4-H and sign up for the upcoming 4-H project year at the Douglas County 4-H Orientation Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 15, at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church, 1375 Centerville Lane in Gardnerville.

Orientation is mandatory for all new and returning 4-H members, leaders and families and is one night only. Order uniform items and meet your project leaders.

There are no fees to join 4-H but individual projects may require nominal membership dues.

This year's projects include:

n Exploring 4-H Cloverbuds, ages 5-8. Hands-on discovery of miniature horses and baby farm animals, cooking and crafts, bunnies, dogs and field trips.

n Experiencing 4-H, ages 9-19. Cooking, community service, horse, dog, crochet and knit, reptiles and amphibians, science and technology, shooting sports, sewing, sheep, beef, swine and public speaking.

n Mastering 4-H, ages 13-19. Teen Institute, county and state ambassadors, 4-H Congress and Conference, Discover Your Future, 4-H Camp Counselor and Capital Days.

Project leaders will be on hand to answer questions and hand out calendars and project requirements. All slots are on a first-come, first-served basis and projects fill up fast. Order forms will be available for 4-H T-shirts for the upcoming year. Membership enrollments cards will be available upon check-in and must be completed and turned in to ensure your slot in a project.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Information, Shannon Montana, Douglas County 4-H Youth Development Coordinator, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, 782-9960.


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