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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

4-H Enrollment

Program Contact: Bridget Rohner, WSU Extension Youth Family & Community Education, Lincoln-Adams
(509) 725-4171 •

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  • (509) 869-1818   •

Program Contact: Julie Hartz, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  •

Enrollment Quick Links:

Enroll online at 4-H Online
General Club Enrollment Forms & Documents
List of Lincoln-Adams 4-H Contacts

New to 4-H? Visit “What is 4-H?”

New youth members should connect with club leaders of existing clubs, preferably in September or October. Some clubs accept new 4-H members throughout the year, others have date enrollment deadlines or enrollment caps based on safe number of youth for selected projects.

Interested in becoming a volunteer club or project leader, visit our page for more information  about 4-H Volunteer Education Information.

Enrollment for the 2020-2021 4-H Year

The 4-H year runs October 1st through September 30th. However, most clubs begin enrolling and re-enrolling members in October and November. Some clubs continue to accept enrollments into spring or early summer. Each club establishes their own deadline prior to the Lincoln-Adams final enrollment deadline of July 15th.

Some animal projects have earlier deadlines to be eligible for shows, sales, and fairs. If you are new to 4-H or the Lincoln-Adams area, contact Julie Hartz at or 509-659-3209 for information on area clubs or to start a new club before enrolling or re-enrolling in 4-H Online.

4-H Age Determination Date: The date 4-H Online will use to determine age date is October 1st of the current 4-H year. If a youth turns 5 on October 1st of the current 4-H year, they are eligible to participate in the 4-H program for the current year.

Club Leaders and Project Leaders should submit enrollment to 4-H Online AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Youth member enrollments can’t be approved if there is no Project Leader enrolled for one or more of their listed projects.

Certified 4-H Volunteers should re-enroll ASAP after Oct. 1. Project enrollments for youth members can’t be accepted unless there is a currently enrolled project leader.
New or not yet certified 4-H volunteers should contact your extension office before enrolling. In Lincoln or Adams Co. visit the Volunteer Education Page for more details.

Be sure and use the family profile email from last year when logging in. Contact the Extension Office first if you are new, you aren’t sure if you already have a profile, or if your email has changed. Do NOT create a new profile if a member of your household is already in the system.

General (Head) Club leaders may begin helping members of NEW families to submit enrollments in the 4hOnline system as soon as enrollment opens after Oct. 1st.

Adult and youth members may begin submitting enrollments in the 4hOnline system after Oct. 1 after checking with the General (head) leader of the club/group and/or the local extension office.

Adams County
Click HERE for ADAMS Co Member Enrollment Instructions
Adams Co. members can pay by credit/debit card or with check
Note: this is a CHANGE from last year! If paying by check, make out to “Washington State University 4-H” and send with Enrollment Fee Enclosure Form – Adams Co.
to the WSU Extension Office in Ritzville. (Address on Enclosure Form)
Enrollment Fee Discount (Scholarship) Application
Submit If membership fee is a substantial barrier to participation and there are no club support resources available.
Or contact Karen at 509-659-3209 or email.
Lincoln County
Click HERE for LINCOLN Co Member Enrollment Instructions
Enrollment Fees for Lincoln County youth members, “confirmed” by leaders of new clubs and family 4-H groups and returning clubs/groups who submitted items to the 4-H Silent Auction at the 2018 Lincoln Co. Fair, will be paid by the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council. These members will use the “Check payment option.” Please Thank the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council for their support!
Enrollment Fee Discount (Scholarship) Application
Submit If membership fee is NOT covered by the Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council and is a substantial barrier to participation and there are no club support resources available.
Or contact Karen at 509-659-3209 or email.


Important Dates to Remember

  • October 31st Deadline for Financial Reporting for Previous Year for ALL Clubs/Groups 
    • Annual Financial Summary Form for ALL Clubs/Groups
      (Family 4-H and Groups without bank accounts complete top of form, write in “Group does not have a bank account or handle 4-H finances” and sign the bottom of the form)
    • Treasurers Records: Chartered Clubs and Groups with EIN & Bank account turn in Treasures’ Records including ledger, receipts, deposits slips, bank statements, etc.
    • Secretary’s Minutes: Chartered Clubs and Groups with EIN & Bank account turn Secretary’s Minutes for previous year to support financial decisions and approval of use of funds
    • Copy of current bank signature card for Chartered Clubs and Groups with EIN & Bank account
    • Inventory List of assets for Chartered Clubs, Groups, & County Committees with EIN & Bank Account
  • December 14th Deadline for 4-H Online Re-Enrollment
    • 4hOnline re-enrollment submissions: “Confirmation” in the 4hOnline system by chartered Clubs leaders/enrollment managers of all RETURNING youth members,
      – As many NEW members as possible should also enroll ASAP.
    • Annual Club Plan/Budget form  or Family Group Plan for the new 4-H year submitted to the Extension Office
    • Extension office will accept and officially enroll youth members of chartered clubs after Financial Reporting requirements are met, as soon as at least 5 youth from 3 different families (households) have enrollment submission in the 4hOnline system, and there are enrolled certified project leaders for all youth member projects.
    • Lincoln-Adams Horse ID Forms: Returning horse project members should submit the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Form to the Extension Office as soon as they complete their 4hOnline enrollment.  Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Forms may be mailed, emailed, delivered or uploaded via the 4hOnline system.
      • April 1st FINAL Deadline for Horse Project Enrollment
        • Note: Horse project enrollment and Horse ID form submission may be required as early as January 1 for eligibility for some 4-H shows/events.

  • July 15th – FINAL Date for enrollment and project changes in the 4hOnline system for Lincoln-Adams WA 4-H adult and youth members.
  • Click Here for More General Club Enrollment Forms & Documents

Volunteer Enrollment for the 2020-2021 4-H Year

4-H programs at the club, county, and state level are absolutely dependent on the availability of enrolled 4-H volunteers. “More” volunteers helps share the tasks needed for quality programs!

Adults 19 and over may serve as 4-H Volunteers in a variety of ways. Volunteers may affiliate with a specific club or clubs as group (head), project, activity, and/or resource leaders. Volunteers may also serve in coordination, activity, or resource roles for short-term, county, or state 4-H programs. Potential new leaders should check HERE for the application process.

Some roles may require only an hour or two a year! Other commitments may need up to 100 or more hours – spread out over the year or in “chunks,” depending on the role or program.

Once enrolled & certified, annual re-enrollment including Valuable Partnership agreement is required to maintain 4-H Volunteer Certification. Volunteers are also expected to record their 4-H Volunteer hours via the WSU online volunteer hours reporting system. Volunteers who do not report volunteer activity for 2 years will lose automatic certification & re-enrollment privileges. Volunteers who are unable to be “active” due to special circumstances and who wish to maintain their 4-H Volunteer Certification can contact the Extension Office.

WSU Extension Programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension Office. To request accommodation for special needs, call 659-3209.

Questions about 4-H in Lincoln or Adams County WA?
  • How to organize a new 4-H club, program, short-term, or after school activity?
  • How to enroll youth in 4-H?
  • How to volunteer?


Julie Hartz, Lincoln-Adams WSU  Extension Program Assistant – 509-659-3209

Randy Williams – Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator – 509-869-1818

Bridget Rohner, WSU Extension Human Development Educator, Adams, & Lincoln Counties

Extension is for Everyone

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race; sex/gender; sexual orientation; gender identity/expression; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental, or sensory disability, including disability requiring the use of a trained service animal; marital status, genetic information, and/or status as an honorably discharged veteran or member of the military. Report concerns to, 509-335-8288, or your local Extension office. Requests for special accommodations at Lincoln-Adams Extension Events can be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 509-659-3209 or 509-725-4171.