OREGON – The 4-H year is starting now, and clubs are making plans.
Membership is open to children 5 to 18, from both town and country. The cost is $20 a year.
Members enroll in one or more projects from a selection list of more than 175.
Area clubs and contacts are:
■ Byron By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Monday at United Church of Byron, 701 W. Second St. Call Stephanie Hanlin at 815-234-4807.
■ Byron-Rochelle Ogle County Clovers, next meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Byron Public Library (upstairs), 100 S. Washington St. Call Jeannette Mingus at 815-501-8186,
■ Forreston Friskies 4-H Club, next meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 5, Forreston Township Building, 104 E. State St.. Cloverbud open house, ages 5 to 7, by Sept. 1, 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Forreston Public Library, 204 S. First Ave. Call Vickie Smith at 815-938-2711.
■ Forreston Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Adeline Park. Call Kim Daws at 815-938-9092 for directions.
■ Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club, next meeting 9 a.m. Oct. 13 , Grand Detour Town Hall, 8110 Main St. Call Debbie Lowry at 815-652-4543.
■ Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club. Call Melinda Charbonneau at 815-247-9110 for information and next meeting details.
■ Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club, next meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, River Valley Complex, 605 Main St. Call Bambi Dillavou at 815-529-2674.
■ Monroe Center Mighty Clovers 4-H Club, next meeting, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Monroe Center Community Church, 102 West St. Call Debbie Sweeney at 815-393-4760.
■ Mount Morris Circle M 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Mount Morris Church of the Brethren, 409 W. Brayton Road. Call Deb Daleiden at 815-239-2330.
■ Oregon Carefree 4-H Club, next meeting 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, bonfire at member’s house. Call Annette Martin at 815-757-4828.
■ Polo Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 15, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 201 N. Division Ave. Call Tanya Bushman at 815-576-5004.
■ Polo Pioneers 4-H Club, next meeting 6 p.m. Nov. 5, Church of the Brethren, 401 S. Congress Ave. Call Lisa Fike at 815-275-5188.
■ Rochelle Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Nov. 19, Hicks Hall, Rochelle Methodist Church, 709 Fourth Ave. Call Bonnie Keys at 815-562-1969.
■ Stillman Valley Ogle Jolly 4-H Club, next meeting 7 p.m. Monday, Red Brick Church, 207 W. Roosevelt St., and Cloverbuds, ages 5 to 7 by Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. Call Michele Swanson at 815-558-6844.
■ Bits ‘N Reins 4-H Club (4-H horse club), next meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 17, Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon. Call Tina Vincent at 815-562-9552.
■ Ogle County 4-H Horse Drill Team, seasonal activities, practices at Diamond G Ranch & Western Wear, 4564 S. Knoll Road, Rochelle. Call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191.