The 4-H Club, formed by members and leaders, is the cornerstone of the program, electing an executive, meeting regularly and enjoying community activities. 4-H clubs come together for fun and interesting projects, enjoy social activities and adventure, contribute service to their communities and more. Clubs hold meetings lead by the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Reporter; all youth members elected by youth members.
Club meeting times and frequencies vary; many clubs meet once per month with occasional supplementary activities. Members are expected to participate in the club Achievement Day. Community service projects are an important part of club activities and some clubs have fundraising events.
Club meetings take place at many different venues: community centres, churches, farms, and private homes. Each club is unique, and meeting locations are determined by the club leaders and members.
Club sizes vary but should be made up of at least four members and two screened adult volunteer leaders.
Quebec 4-H has more than a dozen clubs in various regions in the province and is currently working to develop new clubs on the Lower North Shore.
- Aylmer 4-H
- Brome 4-H
- Hatley 4-H
- Howick 4-H
- Huntingdon 4-H
- Lachute 4-H
- MACJAC 4-H (based in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue)
- Ormstown 4-H
- Richmond 4-H
- Sawyerville 4-H
- Shawville 4-H
If there is no 4-H club located in your area, we’d love to help you start one!
A 4-H Club can be started in any community where there are a group of boys and girls 6-25 years of age who wish to become members, and parents or adults who wish to assist in a leadership capacity.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 514-398-8738.
We will discuss the details of the 4-H program with you, determine the extent of interest, local leadership potential, and community needs of the youth, and answer any questions you may have.
A meeting date would then be set when prospective members and their parents and other interested persons in the community could meet with a 4-H representative. At this time, we would outline the 4-H program, display project material available, learn what the interests of the members would be in 4-H, and learn from the adults present how much community support a 4-H club would receive.
What materials would be required by a new 4-H Club?
- Registration Forms (1 for each member and leader)
- Volunteer Screening packages for each leader
- 4-H Awareness Booklets (1 for each family)
- Project Manuals (one for each project)
- Executive Member Handbooks
At the initial meetings of a new
4-H club, what decisions should be made?
- Decide on a name for the club.
- Decide on what projects the club will offer.
- Decide on who the leaders of the club will be.
- Elect club officers as follows:
- Club Reporter
- Committees as required
- Decide on a regular time and place for meetings.
General club meetings are usually held once a month.
Outstanding 4-H Clubs Recognized at the 2013 Annual General Meeting
Most Improved Club
The Brome 4-H Club was awarded the prize for most improved club in 2015. Despite their small membership the club has been very active, selling ice-cream, showing beef projects at Rally and several fairs, and enjoying winter through sledding, skating and a bonfire. As part of their community service endeavours, members helped out with the recycling efforts at the Brome Fair. They look forward to welcoming new members and developing new projects in the coming year.
Keep up the good work!
Outstanding Community involvement
In 2015, the Richmond 4-H Club was presented the award for the club with the most community involvement during the Quebec 4-H Annual General Meeting. Throughout the year, members of the club entered a float in the town’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade, cooked and provided a nutritious meal to those in need through a collaboration with Simply Supper at the United Church, and created a quilt that was raffled off to support a new community art room at Richmond Regional High School. They also raised funds for the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke through a poultry auction.