County Club Day Information
February 5th at 8:30 a.m. at Caney Valley High School - first come first served on room order - Sign up HERE
What is club day?
Club day is an opportunity for youth to show off the skills they’ve been learning at their 4-H meetings plus a few extra (dance, music, talent, etc.)! Talks and/or demonstrations need to be prepared for club meetings 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 those skills. Ribbons are awarded and the top two winners (or one group) have the opportunity to represent Montgomery County at the regional contest March 5th 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. Local camps honored are Cedar Bluff 4-H Camp in Coffeyville, Greenbush 4-H Camp in Greenbush (Girard), seniors Floating on Leadership(canoe trip).
How do I sign up? And what are my options to sign up for?
A sign-up form is posted on our website using google docs. Also on our website is the 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 a little before 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! We recommend being present by 11 a.m. to keep the day moving smoothly.
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 checkmarks for achievement pins should consider being a door monitor. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping or tag the information onto a youth’s google sign-up, either way works. Door monitors will make sure the youth are ready in the correct order outside the room to keep the day moving quickly and smoothly. Door monitors will also make sure youth have filled out an evaluation sheet to hand to the judge as they enter the room.
Club Day event options
Public Speaking (sr. 13 & up) (jr. 12 & under “talks”)
Extemporaneous Speech - seniors only *Not eligible for regionals local contest only
Novelty (gymnastics, karate, etc.)
Chorus, vocal ensemble, vocal solo, instrumental ensemble, instrumental solo
Regional Club Days Information
Regional Club Days information and Guidlines can be found HERE
Montgomery County 4-H Fair Information
Fairgrounds are located at Riverside Park in Independence, KS. Google map pinpoint of the main 4-H building can be found HERE
LINK to FAIR WEBSITE- including fair entry video, study materials, fair forms, camping and more!
**All MG Co. youth can receive a scholarship to Cedar Bluff and Greenbush by giving a talk or demonstration at club day.
Discovery 4-H Days- typically June 1-3 in Manhattan KS for youth 14-18.
Rock Springs 4-H camp - Registration is open NOW! Early Bird registrations deadline is November 1. Rock Springs camp is for youth ages 8-18. Youth pick their date in June. 4 day or six day camp. (old camp model was the 4 day camp). Prices range and scholarships are avaialable. Camp Q&A
Greenbush 4-H camp - 24 hour overnight camp at Greenbush by Girard, KS for youth 7-8 yrs old. Stay in A/C cabins, high low ropes course, canoeing, fishing, archery, games, etc. Camp is June 6th! Estimated cost $80
Floating on Leadership - Teens 14-18 are invited to join us on a float trip at the river. Day trip. Float date is June 8th, with a backup date of June 22nd for rain. We don't go every year unless there is interest. Cost is estimated $50
Cedar Bluff day camp - Local camp for ages 9-13 scheduled for June 10th. Outdoor games, savenger hunts, rocket building, coding, swimming, campfire, dance and more. $55 or $10 for those that gave a talk/demo at club days. Adult helpers, teenage counselors and campers register spring of 2022
Being elected to an officer role is a great honor and responsibility. This means that your club sees you a leader who will help them move forward. With this honor comes great responsibility. Officers are encouraged to learn about their role and complete the necessary books to be completed at the end of the year. At this link you will find officer training videos, books, and much more. Here is a copy of the score sheets for the following books Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, and Historian.
WILDCAT 4-H Judging Teams
Interested in judging with any of the teams below? Call the extension office at 620-331-2690 or email email@example.com to express your interest and we will put you in contact with the coach.
Meats judging, identifing retail cuts of meat and grading
Livestock judging, judging the market quality and breeding ability
Skill-a-thon, identifing livestock equipment, feed samples, feed rations, etc.
Quiz Bowl, answering livestock questions through a game show format
Photography judging, ranking pictures based on desired features
Horticulture/Crops Judging, identifing plants and written test
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals
Youth will learn about reading feed tags, giving shots, and more! Classes open to all youth as a learning opportunity regardless of where you plan to show!
Montgomery April 25 at 6:45 pm Extension office
Labette April 21st at 6:45 p.m. Altamont City Park
Crawford April 12 6:30 Extension office
Wilson April 6 6:30 Extension office
YQCA training is required for youth (ages 7-21) who will be showing livestock at the Kansas State Fair or the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. The YQCA website is, https://yqca.learngrow.io. Use your 4-H Online user name and password to login. Instructions for signing up for classes and printing completed certificate: click here.
Contact Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-778-4616 to make arrangements to get tags!
Market Steers and Market Heifers: May 1st
Commercial Heifers: June 15
Registered Breeding heifers: N/A
Market Lambs and Commercial Ewes: June 15
Registered Breeding Ewes: N/A
Market Hogs: June 15
Purebred Breeding Gilts: N/A
Commercial Breeding Gilts: June 15
ALL Meat Goats: June 15
(no registered breeding doe show)
Tagging instructions, checklists, declaration and nomination paperwork will be printed for you and delivered with your tags or you can print it yourself at: https://www.asi.k-state.edu/research-and-extension/youth-programs/nominated-livestock/
4-H at your Fingertips
Download the Wildcat District 4-H on the Go App now!
If your club needs to hold online meetings vs in-person for any reason we recommend Zoom and tips for setting up a zoom meeting safely are included in this tip sheet. A basic zoom account has a 40 minute time limit 4-H agents can help you set up the meeting with our K-State emails to bypass the time limit. Let us know how we can help you!