4-H Current Members & Volunteers
Current 4-H Members
Annual Re-enrollment & Participation Fees:
**FOR THE 2020-21 4-H YEAR PARTICIPATION FEES WILL BE WAIVED. 4-H IS FREE THIS YEAR FOR ALL NEW AND RETURNING MEMBERS!!**
***(NOT CURRENTLY APPLICABLE)***There is a participation fee of $20 for each member up to 3 participants or members. For families with over 3 participants, there is a maximum cost set at $60 per family. Payment of participation fees may be made through your club leader or directly to the Kent County 4-H Program Coordinator with checks payable only to “Michigan State University.”
Questions regarding “participation fees or re-enrollment” can be directed to your club leader and/or a Kent County 4-H Program Coordinator, contact information follows:
Alexis Garbo – email@example.com
Clubs and Club Leaders / Volunteers
Club’s Annual Reporting:
Club leaders are required to provide annual reporting materials to the Kent County 4-H Extension office the following:
- Club Profile Form
- Civil Rights
- Club Inventory of Equipment
- Annual Financial Summary Report is to be completed by ALL CLUBS (even if they have no banking account)
Club’s Financial Reporting:
Club leaders are expected to ask their club's banking institution to send monthly bank statements directly to the 4-H Program Coordinator, Kent County MSU Extension at 775 Ball Avenue N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503 and provide an annual report as noted above.
There are two booklets helpful to the financial management of your club and can be found by contacting Alexis Garbo (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the MSU Extension office.
Club’s Fundraising Activities:
Fundraising ideas and activities are encouraged by Kent County 4-H. There is a two-step process to follow:
- The group treasurer or club leader must complete and return the County 4-H Fund Raiser Application form to the Kent County 4-H Program Coordinator for approval at least 10 business days before any fund-raising activities can be held.
- The group treasurer or club leader must complete and return the County 4-H Fund-Raiser Report to the Kent County 4-H Program Coordinator within 10 business days after the approved fund-raising activity.
Kent County 4-H Resources for Clubs
Kent County 4-H offers many curriculums based on a variety of topics including animal species, agriculture, dewing, robotics, STEAM projects, visual arts, and many more areas! We also offer many hands on learning options including learning labs, embryology kits, and a set of buzzers available to current Kent County 4-H clubs, volunteers, and members. Any of these can be checked out at the Kent County MSU Extension office. Some kits including the learning labs, embryology kits, and buzzers do require a refundable deposit that is refunded after the items are returned in the condition they were checked out in. Please contact the Kent County MSU Extension Office for more information!
**Stay tuned for a complete directory on all available resources offered by Kent County 4-H!!**
Help Support 4-H:
You may consider purchasing from companies that have programs donating monies back to Michigan 4-H programming such as:
Other Helpful Links: Kent County Youth Fair (local youth fair)
Michigan 4-H Foundation (grants, scholarships etc.)