Enrollment

4-H Member and Leader Enrollment

The 4-H year runs from October through September. Every October, youth need to re-enroll in 4-H to continue being eligible to participate in activities and to continue being included in communication efforts. New 4-H members may enroll at any time throughout the year.

Enrollment Process

Step One

It is quite easy to get involved in the 4-H program. Contact the 4-H Office for enrollment information.

Step Two

It is necessary to enroll as an official 4-H member one of two ways:

1) Paper Enrollment Forms– The New Youth Member Enrollment Form requires member information such as address, age, emergency contacts, health, projects, club information, etc.

2) Enrolling Online– This option requires going to the website and enrolling: https://sd.4honline.com. For help completing this process, view the following help sheets: New.Enrollment.Family or Re-Enrolling.Members.Families.

For more information about Yankton County 4-H, check out the Newcomers Guide. In Yankton County 4-H, youth can earn several awards and premiums for the projects areas they are enrolled in. There are some basic requirements youth must complete in order to be eligible for premiums and county based awards.

All 4-H Members:

  • Must show and tell about a topic that interests them at the club or county level in order to receive club/project medal awards.
  • Must turn in a completed 4-H Record Book in order to receive premiums or award money. Beginners and Juniors can complete the SD 4-H Journal or the Yankton County 4-H Record Book. Seniors must complete the Yankton County 4-H Record Book.
  • Are encouraged to participate in fundraising for the Yankton County 4-H organization through Fruit Sales, the 4-H Supper, the 4-H Food Stand, the Soup Kitchen, and the Fiddler’s Contest.

4-H Club Members:

  • Must attend at least 4 club meetings before participating in a Yankton County 4-H Show, including Dog Show, Horse Show, and Achievement Days in order to be eligible for Grand, Reserve, or Best of Show awards at that show.
  • Must pay annual dues which varies from club to club. With this you receive a 4-H t-shirt.

4-H Independent Members (not a part of a club):

  • Must pay $10 dues to the 4-H Leaders Association. With this you receive a 4-H t-shirt.
  • Must participate in one or more community service activities before participating in a Yankton County 4-H Show, including Dog Show, Horse Show, and Achievement Days in order to be eligible for Grand, Reserve, or Best of Show awards at that show. Signature from the supervisor of the activity should be presented to County Office as proof.

Adult Volunteers

All volunteers within Yankton County 4-H need to complete a volunteer work agreement. Read more about this here. This information is used to complete a background check on each volunteer. Then adult volunteers must also enroll in 4-H online. They do this the same way as youth: New.Enrollment.Family. Note: Parents that are not registered volunteers working one-on-one with you do not need to enroll on 4-H online. Once a volunteer completes the enrollment process, they will be accepted on 4-H Online. They will then need to log on to the 4-H Online System to complete a mandatory Volunteer Video Training. For help completing this process, follow the steps outlined in this help sheet: Volunteer Video Help Sheet.

Other Resources

Secretary’s Book – This book should be used by each club secretary to keep track of meeting minutes. An award is given at the end of the year for the most complete secretary’s book.

Treasurer’s Book – This book should be used by each club treasurer to keep track of meeting finances. An award is given at the end of the year for the most complete treasurer’s book.

Yankton County 4-H Handbook

Newcomers Guide

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