Our next business meeting will be Sept 11 @7pm due to labor day! Please go online and register before coming to the meeting and remember to bring your participation and due $ the cost will be $25 per child for the year.
“Dear Michigan 4-H families, volunteers and partners:
With the busy summer months quickly approaching, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension would like to take this opportunity to inform you of some changes to the Michigan 4-H participation fee that will be implemented this fall. Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, the annual participation fee will be $20 per youth or $60 per family, whichever is lowest, for any youth ages 5-19 who participates in any type of on-going or in-depth 4-H program. This is the first increase in 4-H participation fees in 10 years. Even with this increase, I am sure you will continue to find Michigan 4-H is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s growth and development as a result of the many diverse opportunities and benefits available to our state’s 4-H members.
As always, a portion of the participation fee will remain in the county to support local efforts and the remainder will continue to be managed by the MSU Extension State 4-H Office. The funds that are managed through the State 4-H Office will be used to support the 4-H participation fee grant program (which funds various county and state 4-H programs across Michigan), the purchase of American Income Life supplemental accident insurance for all 4-H youth and volunteers enrolled in 4HOnline, resources for centralized and more rigorous Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) background checks, and more. These new and enhanced statewide resources will not only provide county 4-H programs with a time and financial savings – allowing them to redirect those resources to other local 4-H efforts – but will provide parents with an added level of safety and security when their child is engaging in 4-H programs.
It is important to note that with these changes, MSU Extension remains committed to ensuring that participation fees will not be a barrier to 4-H participation for any youth. Scholarship grants are available to families unable to pay the participation fee. Please contact your local 4-H program coordinator with questions about these scholarships or other matters related to your county 4-H program.
Thank you for your on-going support of and participation in Michigan 4-H and for understanding the need for these important changes. We look forward to growing 4-H across the state, as well as providing additional resources that will benefit all of the state’s 4-H’ers.
Yours in 4-H,
State Leader, Michigan 4-H Youth Development”
! ALSO PLEASE GO ONLINE AND REGISTER WE NEED TO GET THIS DONE ASAP!! http://mi.4honline.com