Change to the 4-H Year!
Our 4-H year will now begin on October 15 rather than September 1. Several leaders and youth members have provided input that helped us reach this decision, including:
· There are many activities and fairs in September and the beginning of October in which 4-H members participate such as The Big E and Topsfield Fair. This new date allows members to include these activities in their current 4-H year.
· National 4-H week occurs during the first full week of October. This is a great end to one year and the start of the next!
· Those submitting record books for award consideration now have until October 31 to turn those in to their local 4-H office. The new date provides you with more time to get those items completed.
The 4-H member fee will remain at $40 per youth. Fees for the 2022-2023 year can start being submitted in mid-September. Don’t delay; remember that you cannot participate in any scheduled activities or programs such as winter forum, visual presentations or other workshops until you are re-enrolled and your membership fee is paid.
Club, advisory, fair and other 4-H affiliated group financials are currently due; the date for submission has not changed for financials. This is based on the University’s fiscal year of July 1-June 30. Thanks to those who have already submitted. (Financials and reports must be complete for the club to be activated for the NEW year.)