The purpose of 4-H is to develop young people into productive and responsible members of society.

In Shenandoah County, most 4-H’ers belong to a community club where they elect officers, learn to conduct meetings, choose a 4-H project to complete, plan programs, and participate in community service and other activities. A network of adult volunteers work with the 4-H clubs. Parents are welcome to volunteer their time and talents.

For more information about 4-H clubs in Shenandoah County, see the 4-H Club Brochure or see items below:

Cabin Hill 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Conicville Fire Hall, 3rd Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Stephanie Case – 325-4937

Fort Valley 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Fort Valley Community Center, Call leader for information.
Ray Ballowe – 933-6192

Lebanon Church 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Lebanon Church Community Center, 3rd Monday, 7:00 p.m.
Tracey Heishman – 465-8239
Kim Peterson – 465-5659

Little North Mountain 4-H Shooting Education Club, Liberty Baptist Church, Strasburg, Meetings and practices on Thursday evenings - check with leader
Eric Sealock - 335-9053

New Market 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Reformation Lutheran Church, 2nd Mondays, 6:00 p.m.
Brent Eaton – 740-8104
Mary Zirkle – 740-4615

St. Luke-Saumsville 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Saumsville Christian Church, 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Holly Steed – 459-2283
Doris Lineweaver - 459-5623

 

Seven Bends 4-H Shooting Education Club, Strasburg Moose Family Center, 2nd Monday, 6:00 p.m.
Keith and Angela Henry
7bends4hshootedclub@gmail.com   

Shenandoah County 4-H Exchange Club, Courtroom in the Historic Courthouse in Woodstock, 1st Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Richard Funkhouser – 436-9332

Shenandoah County 4-H Goat Club, American Legion, Post 199, Woodstock, 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Julie Barb – 624-3342

Shenandoah County 4-H Livestock Club, Wakeman’s Grove Church of the Brethren, 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Tammy Ross – 477-2092
Lori Coffey – 335-5905

Toms Brook 4-H Club / Cloverbuds, Toms Brook United Methodist Church, 1st Sunday, 6:00 p.m.
Dawn Rinker – 436-8525
Donna Rhodes - 436-3756   

The County 4-H Council is made up of three youth and one volunteer from each 4-H Club, plus a full slate of county officers. They meet on the fourth Monday in September, October, January, February (snow date for January), March, and the fourth Tuesday in April to conduct county-wide business. Standing committee includes 4-H Bike-A-Thon, Fair Booth, and Special Events.

Shenandoah County has an active 4-H All Star Chapter that gives leadership to the County Public Speaking and Presentation Contests. Local All Stars are available to teach workshops, serve as judges, help 4-H'ers with projects and serve in other ways. Contact the Extension Office for more information.

Please see the Virginia Chapter of 4-H All Star website for All Star newsletters, nomination forms, bylaws, conference information, scholarship and award applications and educational information about the 4-H All Star Program.