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County Club Day & Regional Club Day Qualifiers

Club Day Location: Rotates around the county each year. Date and Location usually announced in November. Event is typically held on a Saturday morning late January or early February. 

2024 - Feb. 10, 2024 at Independence High School


All youth should be present by 10:30 a.m.

What is club day?

Club day is an opportunity for youth to show off the skills they’ve learned at their 4-H meetings plus a few extra (dance, music, talent, etc.)! Talks and/or demonstrations need to be prepared for club meeting talks (check your club program to see when you give yours) so why not give it at club days too! Public speaking is an essential skill and 4-H is a safe place to practice and hone skills. Ribbons are awarded and the top two winners (or one group) have the opportunity to represent Montgomery County at the regional contest. Regional contest is always held the first Saturday in March at Neosho Community College in Chanute. 

Why should I participate in club day?

If you don’t do it for the practice with public speaking skills do it for the camp scholarship! Youth giving a talk or demonstration at club days will receive a $45 scholarship to a local camp from the Montgomery County 4-H Foundation Funds. Local camps honored are Cedar Bluff 4-H Camp in Coffeyville, Greenbush 4-H Camp in Greenbush (Girard), and Floating on Leadership (float trip for teens)

How do I sign up? And what are my options to sign up for?

Sign up: A link will be posted here each year. 2024 Sign up: https://forms.gle/fmEdmyGrMf1f7GS19


There are guidelines for each category. They are the same guidelines as regional club days. Sign up for everything you think you might do so we have enough judges to make the day go quickly. You can always scratch at the door that morning.

I have a basketball game can I do go early or late?

YES! Please make arrangements to do both if possible. We are always willing to work with youth. Order is determined by signing up on the door that morning. If you want to go first be sure to show up at 8:30 and be set up and ready for the judge. If you want to go later in the day, have a 4-H friend sign you in on your room door for a later time slot. If you’re not present, the room will skip you and go to the next person but as when you get there you’ll still be able to give your presentation! All youth should be present by 10:30 a.m. to keep the day moving.

When are awards announced?

Ribbons will not be handed out until the entire room is done. If you would like to stay until everyone in your room has gone, ribbons will be handed out as soon as we can get them organized. If you would like to leave when you are done, ribbons will be sent with a club leader or mailed to you. You will be contacted by the extension office if you were the winner of your division to see if you want to compete at regionals or offer it to another youth.

How can I help?

Older youth looking for jr. leader/ambassador check marks for achievement pins should consider being a door monitor or helping with ribbons at the end of the morning. Sign up to be a door monitor when you sign up to compete on the google doc. Club leaders or other adults interested in helping please send the extension office an email, krohling@ksu.edu if you are interested in helping or tag the information onto a youth’s google sign-up, either way works.

Club Day categories. Start planning with club members and friends now!

  • Public Speaking/Talks
    • 12 and younger or 13 and older
  • Extemporaneous - county only event
    • 14 & older
  • Demonstrations
    • 7-9, 10-13, 14-18
  • Video Presentation
    • One divison for all age groups
  • Reading (reciting)
    • 7-9, 10-13, 14-18
  • Talent
    • Individual, Groups 2 or more
    • Group skit
    • Novelty (talent, gymnastics, etc.)
  • Music
    • Instrumental solo, chorus, ensemble
    • Vocal solo, chorus, ensemble
  • Favorite Foods- county qualifing contest for area contest in June 

Guideline document

Extempt rules: 14 & older, draw a topic from a hat, 20 minutes to write a speech. Speech minimum time 3 minutes to count towards camp scholarship and can only use notecard as a guide. 4-H experiences are the topics. 


Regional Club has been moved to be the last Saturday in February at Neosho Community College in Chanute, KS. You'll be notified if you've qualified to go on to regionals. We can send 1 or 2 youth depending on the division and one club for model meeting. Number of qualifers can be found in the guideline document above. 

Favorite Foods - top two in each age division will be sent information to advance to area contest in Emporia in June.