How to Join a 4-H Community Club

In order to join just take a look at the Community Club Map (Click the link below) and find the club(s) closest to you. Then refer to the same document to see the contact for that club.

2022 Community club map and contact

Next, call the club’s general leader and find out more information about the club and its members. Most 4-H members join in the fall, but new members can join at any time. (The deadline to enroll to be eligible to show in the Junior Division of the Shawano County Fair is February 1st.)

Most folks find it beneficial to actually visit at a meeting of one or more of the clubs you may be interested in joining to ensure it will be a good fit for you. Clubs vary by meeting times, project emphasis (although you can enroll in any project in our clubs), amount and type of community service done by the members and other factors.

Some questions to ask those club club contacts:

  • When and where does your club meet (just to confirm what you found on the club directory)
  • Can you tell me a little about your club? (Some are larger, some smaller, so that may affect your decision as larger clubs may have more to offer but if you want a more intimate feel and more one on one assistance a smaller club may be to your liking.)
  • What are the predominant projects in your club?
  • Can you tell me who some of your other families are? (your kids may know some of them)
  • What types of community service do you do? (Each club has different interests, therefore doing different things but all do community service)


Once you have selected your club, you can go to to create a family profile and to complete your member enrollment by selecting your projects, then get ready to discover what 4-H is all about!

Parents can also sign up to be leaders! In order to be eligible, they need to have completed the Volunteer In Preparation (VIP) process and completed the online enrollment process described above.  If you would like to explore becoming a leader, contact your club general leader.

Enrollment “form” is found online at

Helpful instructions are available at:

For returning members, the system will look totally different from what we had in the past, but you can use the family enrollment guide (link above) at for help during the enrollment process.

Additional Enrollment Instructions for Leaders

Different types of 4-H Leadership in Shawano County– use these instructions to insure you enroll in the projects and committees you really want to help in.

Shawano County 4H Program is on Facebook!


If you have any questions regarding 4-H Positive Youth Development in Shawano County, please contact:
​Megan Suehring, 4-H Positive Youth Development Educator Shawano County Courthouse 311 North Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-4869 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email:
Vacant, 4-H & Extension Coordinator Shawano County Courthouse 311 N Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-6136 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email:
Tami Goers,  Office Assistant Shawano County Courthouse 311 N Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166-2198 Phone: 715-526-6136 Fax: 715-526-4875 Email:




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