Become a Member

New 4-H members are ALWAYS welcome!  Please note that if you wish to  participate in the Outagamie County fair, new members must enroll by December 31stMember re-enrollment occurs in the fall of every year.

So how do I become a member?

Just follow these three easy steps:

1.  Choose a 4-H club that is best for you and your family.  Things to consider when choosing the club that is best for you include projects the club is most involved with, when and where the club holds meetings, and the size of the club. You may also choose to belong to a club that some of your friends or family belong to .  The choice is entirely up to you!  Please note that some clubs may not choose to participate in certain activities, such as the Music Festival and the Drama Festival.  If you are interested in specific activities be sure to ask if the club participates in those activities.   A list of clubs with their meeting times and locations can be found on the Community Club Corner page.   If you would like more information about a club or if you need further assistance please contact the Outagamie County UW-Extension office at 920-832-5123.

 2.  Contact the Main Leader for the club you have chosen.  Speaking with the leader will also help you decide if the club is a good fit for you and your family. In addition, the Main Leader can help you decide which projects you would like to participate in.  This is an important step as the main leader must approve your enrollment in the online system.

3.  Select the projects you would like to take using the Project Enrollment Guide.  Annual enrollment fees are paid to the club by the club’s deadline date.  County enrollment fees are only $5 per member for the entire year. Individual 4-H clubs may have small dues to pay for their activities. Some project areas may require small investments for supplies and equipment. For more information on projects and resources available go to the Wisconsin 4-H Projects website.

Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Policies (updated 9-2015)

4.  Enroll through 4-H Online.  

4-H Online New Family Enrollment Instructions

Current 4-H Family Re-Enrollment Instructions


Cloverbuds: Youth in grades 5K-2. Cloverbuds are enrolled solely in Cloverbud projects.  
Members: Youth in grades 3-13. Members are expected to participate in all projects in which they are enrolled. Grade is determined by registration into the school district during the 4-H enrollment period. When a child exhibits at the fair, they are enrolled under the grade that they just completed, not the grade they will be entering in Fall after the fair.

What is a Cloverbud?

Cloverbuds are 4-H members who are in kindergarten (5 year old), first grade, and second grade.  While Cloverbuds are 4-H members, they are only allowed to enroll in Cloverbud projects, and do not participate as members in other 4-H projects.   They are still able to create and exhibit their projects at the county fair; however, their exhibits are separate from regular 4-H exhibits, and Cloverbuds may not exhibit live animals.  Cloverbuds can participate in regular club activities such as sports events, music, and theater arts.

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