It can be a little nerve-racking to try something new – like joining 4-H. Take some time to welcome new 4-H members and their families by getting to know them and sharing information about how 4-H works. Here are some ideas to welcome new families into your club:

  • Play a few get acquainted games at the first meeting of the 4-H year
  • When discussing or voting, give an explanation of what you are discussing so members and their parents understand the issue or activity
  • Share your newsletter
  • Explain why deadlines are important
  • Club Officers, Project Leaders and General Leaders- think about the things you might forget to tell new members; write it down and share it
  • Tell new families about your club’s traditions, fundraisers and service projects
  • Invite new members to sit by you (quietly explain what’s going on in the meeting)
  • Talk with new members at school, the grocery store, soccer practice, etc.
  • Be a friend and have fun!

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