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WELCOME TO WILLIAMSON COUNTY 4-H.
WHAT IS 4-H?
4-H is a youth development program which is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a division of the Texas A&M University System. 4-H’s partners include the United States Department of Agriculture and local county governments.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN 4-H?
The 4-H method is “learn by doing.” Members complete learning experiences called 4-H projects. A project is a subject or area of interest that the 4-H member wants to learn more about. There are more than 40 areas that are supported by project materials, but a member may also choose from other areas. Youth participate through local 4-H clubs. Clubs participate in community service projects, tour interesting places and learn interesting things. 4-H’ers learn leadership skills by planning club activities and by being officers in their clubs. Older 4-H members act as teen leaders, assisting adult volunteers with projects and activities for younger members. 4-H members also attend camps, contests and conferences at the county, district, state and national levels.
WHAT DOES A 4-H CLUB DO?
When you join 4-H, you pick a 4-H club. It elects its own officers and conducts its own business. The club group usually has a president, vice president(s), secretary, treasurer, reporter and may have a historian or parliamentarian. The club has a business meeting on a regular basis with an annual plan for their programs. At this meeting, the group discusses business and makes plans for activities. In addition, each meeting usually includes some kind of special educational program. The special program can be demonstrations by members, talks by members, parents or resource person(s), or anything else that interests the group. In this member guide is a listing of Williamson County 4-H clubs, their club managers and assistants, meeting dates, times and places. Refer to this list for a club located near you or for one of the project clubs that might interest you.
With over 500 4-H’ers, the Williamson County 4-H Happenings (newsletter) is the number one
communication between all 4-H’ers and parents and the County Extension Office. It is the responsibility of the 4-H’er to read the newsletter, which is sent out every Monday of each week. The newsletter contains important information about upcoming events, 4-H news, and deadlines. Newsletters are emailed to all members with the current email on file in 4-H Online.