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Youth are eligible to participate as
members if they are 5 years old or in Kindergarten as of January
1st of the program year. Regular
members must be at least 9 years old or in 4th grade by Jan 1st
of the program year. Youth remain eligible for membership until
the end of the calendar year in which they turn 19 years old.
Meetings: Members are required to attend monthly
general (business) meetings of the full club throughout the school
year. These meetings usually occur on the 3rd Tuesday, September-
June. Projects meet on a schedule set by the individual project's
leader and members. Please check out our
Our club By-Laws describe the job functions of our officers, adult leaders and how our club will run.
We have over 20 projects, from hobby crafts to applied arts to
small and large animal projects. Club members sign up for projects
at our October general meeting.
Projects are designed and lead by adult volunteers and meet on
a schedule set by the individual project's leader and members.
The 10 hours of required project time may be scheduled for 10
monthly hour-long meetings or may be concentrated (as with backpacking)
into just a few long sessions. Large animal projects at our farm
require a 3-month commitment during the Spring to feeding and cleaning
(though we do share vacation duties!).
primary members are encouraged to join a special
project. Most projects, including those for small
animals, are open to primary members. Large animal projects are
restricted to regular members (9 and up), and
some projects have other age limitations. Teens are encouraged
to develop leadership skills in the
Our club is fortunate to have a farm located
in San Carlos, where members may raise animals (lambs, goats,
pigs and poultry) during the Spring. These animals are owned by
the individual members and are auctioned in June at the San
Mateo County Fair.
The Fair: All members are encouraged to exhibit
their crafts, displays, and animals at the
San Mateo County Fair.
The fair runs for 10 days each June and is the exciting culmination
of our 4-H year.
and Fees: Registration occurs at our September and October
club meetings. A fee of $70 per member covers yearly club dues,
county 4-H fees, and insurance.
Although there is no official California 4-H uniform,
the exhibition of animals at the San Mateo County Fair requires
a traditional 4-H uniform.
See San Carlos Eaton Hills 4-H Uniform and
- Hat Badge Diagram for more information.
White jeans, White collared shirt,
4-H hat, 4-H tie or scarf
Keeping: All 4-H members are encouraged to keep a 4-H Record
Book. Accounts of projects and the story of your 4-H experiences
are added each year. Cumulative achievement is recognized with the
awarding of star rankings. Over the years, your Record Book becomes
a priceless record of growth and achievement.
members are encouraged to purchase a club t-shirt, to be worn
at various 4-H and community events.
Forms: You will find record-book forms at the California
4-H website. Here is the path:
- Go to http://www.ca4h.org
- Click "4-H resources" sidebar
- Click "Electronic 4-H Forms"
- Scroll to # 4H 1071 "Personal Development Form"
and # 4H 1070 "4H Annual Report Form" (Project
- If a Password box pops up,just click "Cancel"
- Choose "Word" or PDF" format. If you
choose "Word," you can type right
onto the document, save, and print.
We will sell record-book covers ($2) at our meetings near the
end of the school year. If you are unfamiliar with these forms----don't
panic! We will help you fill them out. This website has a lot
of other helpful information and materials---everything from a
link to the County website to 4-H clip art. Take a look!
Raising: All 4-H families are expected to participate in
our annual fundraising events:
1) San Carlos Hometown Days
(May): We count on families to help staff a cookie/lemonade booth,
an instant raffle, and a petting zoo.
2) San Mateo County Fair
(June): We count on families to help sell Pen-Pride tickets and
to bake cakes and staff our half day at the Cake Booth.
3) Lion's Club (1-2
times a year): We count on families to help staff Fundraising events
run by the San Carlos Lion's Club, who generously share with us
a part of their proceeds.
A newsletter is e-mailed prior to
each monthly general meeting to all member families. Contact numbers
for specific questions are found in the newsletter. A current member
directory and a yearly calendar are also e-mailed to club families.
(We will send these items by regular mail to those without electronic
Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty
My Hands to larger service,
My Health to better living,
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
Calendar: click here for calendar
Contact: Call (650)867-9773
and leave your name, address, and e-mail (please speak clearly),
and we will contact you shortly.
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