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Program Contact: Jaime Ruddell, 4-H Coordinator
360-639-6064 •

Island County 4-H Membership

4-H respects the privacy of members e-mail and other information and does not provide it to anyone else.  If you are interested in becoming a member or leader, please fill out the following form and submit it. You will be contacted shortly with more information.

Please note that by submitting this on-line form, you are not actually enrolling in the program but are instead offering contact information so that we may follow up with you. You are not considered a 4-H Member or 4-H Leader until you have completed the enrollment paperwork that will be provided to you by the 4-H Office.

Is There a Deadline for Joining 4-H?  Technically, no – although it’s best to join as early in the 4-H year as possible so you can participate in the most events. But different clubs have different rules, so you need to check with them for the final answer.

If you want to participate in the fair, you need to be actively involved with your project and your club no later than June 1. Going to fair is a privilege…it means that you have put in a lot of work with your project, in many cases have attended qualifying shows, and are ready to have it judged at the county level. At fair, you will be representing our program to all the people who attend. That’s why it is so important that you start working on your projects as soon as possible.

Different clubs and divisions do have different rules – they can be stricter than our general program rules, but not less strict. For instance, to participate with a horse project, you need to be completely enrolled by May 1. That’s why it is VERY IMPORTANT to check with your club leader about any and all deadlines.

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