You don't need to own a farm to be in 4H. There are lots of projects for urban kids, including: rabbits, poultry, sewing, gardening and more!
What is the club's name?
Cooped Up in Seattle 4H Club
What can you do as a 4H member?
• Learn to care for your animal
• Sew, cook, can, and garden
• Keep a record book
• Attend monthly club meetings
• Show at the Enumclaw Fair
• Give a public presentation
• Milk goats and make cheese
• Run a club fundraiser
• Card, spin, and knit wool
• Become a club officer
• Earn ribbons and awards
• Do community service
• Tend a display chicken coop
• Teach a workshop
• And so much more!
What can you do as a 4H adult leader?
-Teach a one-time workshop (sewing, canning, planting, butchering?)
-Become an official 4H volunteer (club or project leader)
-Learn and experience alongside your kid
When and where are the club meetings?
Meetings are usually held on the first Saturday of each month at the Wallingford Community Senior Center.
When are the next club meetings? (RSVP for address)
July 22 2012, noon to 2:00 - chicken washing party
August - King County Fair
September - Washington State Fair at Puyallup
October 6, 10 to noon – Halloween/autumn crafts by Nancy and David
November 3, 10 to noon – Animal handling, rabbit and poultry knowledge by Ann and Kevin
December 1, 10 to noon – Holiday crafts by Nancy and David
January 5 2013, 10 to noon – Food project? Bread, jam, cookie decorating, etc.
February 2, 10 to noon – Finger knitting with Katie and Barbara
March 2, 10 to noon – Arts and Crafts with Nancy and David
April 6, 10 to noon – Gardening? Field trip to Annette’s farm?
May 4, 10 to noon – Gardening? Field trip to Annette’s farm?
June 1, 10 to noon – Animal handling, rabbit and poultry knowledge by Ann/Joel and Kevin
July 6, 10 to noon – Foods? Bread, jam, cookie decorating, etc.
What is the time commitment in 4H?
You can spend a little time, or a lot. Do what works for you. The basic commitments are:
* Monthly, 2-hour club meeting
* A couple of community service days and field trips throughout the year
* Four days at the Enumclaw Fair in August (optional)
* Keeping a 4H record book
* Giving a public presentation to the club
* Making a poster for the fair
Each project has additional time commitments. For example, the rabbit project:
* Three county shows throughout the year
* Daily care and practice with your rabbits
What ages are accepted for members?
Kindergarten to nineteen years old. Kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade are considered "primaries" and there are special options for them. Older kids will find leadership, breeding projects, advanced skills, and competitions to keep them interested!
Is there anything I can do beforehand to get ready for my first meeting?
Think about what you want to get out of this club! What animals or projects are you interested in? What skills do you want to learn? Cooking? Rabbit breeding? Gardening? How do you want to spend club meetings? Do you want to show at the fair? Also, try to bring a three-ring binder to keep papers in.
Is this a Snohomish County or a King County club?
This is a King County club. Our county fair takes place in Enumclaw in August.
Thanks so much and keep the questions coming! Please contact:
Ju Namkung, new-member coordinator