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4-H Clubs in Hamilton County

May 29, 2019
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Adams Township


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets on the 3rd Monday, November-June, unless it is a     holiday, then the meetings move to the 4th Monday (January/February) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at Sheridan High/Middle School cafeteria. Sheridan Ag is open to all ages  participating in a wide variety of projects.

Club Leaders

Becky Clayton (317-607-1874) bclayton@sheridan.k12.in.
Carol Miller (317-625-3196) Pcnnamiller@aol.com
Kayla Tobias (317-379-2853) b3kwaittfarms@aol.com
Brenda Waitt (317-441-9433) B3kwaittfarms@aol.com

Clay Township


Meeting Dates & Location:

meet at Cornerstone Lutheran Church Carmel at 131st Street and Gray Road on the 3rd Monday (January-July). Dues are $5.00 per member or $10.00 per family and are used for club activities and  recruitment. This club has both girls and boys.

Club Leaders
Jody Bruns (317-848-5925) mbruns2@indy.rr.com
Kevin Kiser (317-873-0696) kiser93@sbcglobal.net


Meeting Dates & Location:

meet once a month in Carmel. Meetings are held January - July. The Carmel Explorers focus on a topic a month with hands-on-activities.

Club Leaders
Bryan (317-753-8611) bryan@vackarinsurance.com
Michelle Vackar (317-753-4941) michelle.vackar@gmail.com


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month (January-June) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carmel Lions Club. Membership consists of both boys and girls.

Club Leaders
Donna Jones (317-846-5698)
Lisa & Tom Mills (317-815-0317) lisamills46062@gmail.com
Lucinda Belt (317-705-0941) gebelt@sbcglobal.net
Betty Estridge (317-846-2281)
Amber Blakley (317-850-1200) amber.latta@gmail.com


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet monthly on varying weekday afternoons. The meeting places vary in locations and membership is primarily made up of families who are members of Hamilton County and Northeast Indianapolis Catholic Home Education groups. This club is a mix of boys and girls.

Club Leaders
Cathy Wahnsiedler (317-849-7851)
Kayte Gerth (317-752-1350)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets on the west side of Carmel the 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact club leader for meeting location/schedule. 

Club Leaders:
Susan Young (317-344-2023) caitie02@msn.com


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets at King of Glory Lutheran Church (corner of 106th and Keystone Ave.) on the 3rd Sunday of each month year round at 7:00 p.m. The club is a casual club of boys and girls from Carmel participating in a variety of projects and a community service project. Meetings focus on the interests of the membership. Annual dues are $5 per family.

Club Leaders
Amy Crispin (317-313-2462)
Julie Cabral (317-373-1506)
Christy Denault (317-417-6322) 

Delaware, Fall Creek, Wayne Township


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the St. Vincent Professional Building at Olio Road and State Road 238. This is a general 4-H Club with members taking a variety of projects.

Club Leaders
Trish Schreck (317-842-9093) btschreck@sbcglobal.net
Caryn Terry                            terryc@wws.k12.in.us
Maria Layman (317-439-8031) mdlayman@comcast.net
Jamie Baber (317-485-6297)   cebaber5@netzero.com 
Maria Layman (317-439-8031)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 2nd Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. at the Christ the Savior Lutheran Church at 10500 East 126th Street in Fishers. Meetings will be held October through June. This is a general interest club. This is a general interest club. We regularly have project demonstrations, community service, and social activities

Club Leader
Lisa Swain (317 503-7149) lswain1985@comcast.net


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. at the  4-H Fairgrounds. This is a general interest group with membership consisting primarily of children who are home schooled. They have guest speakers, hands-on activities, outside service, and social activities. Annual dues are $5.00 per family. Leadership:

Club Leaders
Amy Canaday (317-319-9541)
Kim Macky (317-529-3839)
Jenny Rumple (317-670-4202)
Tammy Delgado (619-888-7617)
Rosalie Alvey (317-698-2446)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 2nd Monday of each month and twice in June at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent Hospital on Olio Road, 3rd floor Community Room. Dues for the club are $5-$10 and occasionally members are asked for a few dollars for supplies or to bring items in for a project. This group is involved in many diverse 4-H projects and are very active in community service projects (Veterans, Elderly, and At-Risk Families).

Club Leaders
Nancy Bixler (317-919-8540) pnbixler@sbcglobal.net 
Lynn Murphy (317-450-2895)
Elizabeth Morse (317-340-8531)
Angela Orton 


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet on the 3rd Tuesday (October-June) from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the Annex Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds. The club is a mix of boys and girls taking a variety of projects. Meetings are geared toward helping 4-H’ers feel comfortable working as a group and having fun too. Everyone is given the opportunity to give a casual talk or demonstration which is incorporated into the agenda. In August, an awards dinner is scheduled to honor all members of the club.

Club Leaders
Valorie Gelwicks (317-594-8834) gelwicks@sbcglobal.net
Beth Michaels (317-773-8187) jband3@sbcglobal.net
Kelly Michaels (317508-9993) kmcraftycarrot@gmail.com


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet on the 4th Monday of the month (January-June) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds. The club has a great mix of younger and older members taking a wide variety of projects with an emphasis in livestock projects.

Club Leaders
Kathy Young (765-534-5112) 


Meeting Dates & Location:

Club Leader

Holly Lawson Garber (317-989-3270) hjgarber@gmail.com

Jackson Township


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (January-June) at 6:30 p.m. at the Arcadia Town Hall. Dues are $5.00. This club is a general  4-H Club with members taking a variety of projects. The club focuses on community service projects and oversees grilled cheese making in the producer tent during the fair. 

Club Leaders
Lisa Rose (317 691-3236) lisarose90@gmail.com
Cheri Hartwick (317-696-4385)
Julie Leonard (317-984-9390)
Angela Ward (317-432-5151)
Shannon Mann (317-727-0346)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet every two weeks on Tuesday evenings (January- September) at Beck’s Hybrids in Atlanta. The leaders focus on leadership, communication skills, community service, and hope that the 4-H members will gain qualities that will benefit them for life. A mentor program gives the Junior  Leaders a chance to pair up with a first year member and help them have a successful beginning to 4-H. We look forward to sharing an exciting 4-H experience with you.

Club Leaders
Chelle and Erich Hasler (317 439-2839) chellehasler@hotmail.com
Nicole Hendrickson (765 810-4768) nikki.hendrickson@bayer.com



Meeting Dates & Location:
Regular meetings are  in the Winks Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoons. 4-H’ers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Our major goal is to form future leaders and have a great time. No prior  4-H experience required! We are all there to help. Activities include a dog wash fundraiser, pizza parties, laser tag, a year-end celebration for everyone, and much more. Bring your ideas and a friend! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call our leaders.

Club Leaders
Kendall Gatewood (317-674-6525)
Chelse Gatewood (317-626-7998)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the last Wednesday of each month (January-June) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Boys and girls of all ages are welcome. Dues are $5.00 (to be used for club activities).

Club Leaders
LeeAnn Lockwood (765 292-2067) llockwood@ccrtc.com
Donna Gibson (317-488-7019)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 2nd Monday of the month in the Annex Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Club Leaders
Jackie Morgan (317 370-6642)
Beth Moody (317-224-8331)
Kara Moody (317-437-1155)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet the 3rd Thursday of the month (year round except for October, July, & August) from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Winks Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Dues are $5.00 your first year, $2.00 each year thereafter.    

Club Leaders
Sara Schaefer (317-372-2594) smhart81@hotmail.com
Jennifer Huff (317-371-6061)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets the 2nd Monday of the month February through July from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Center Dining Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Club members enjoy a variety of 4-H projects. The Officer Leadership team plans and carries out monthly meetings which consists of guest speakers, hands-on activities, and community service projects.  A celebratory family pitch-in dinner is a fun event for the July meeting.  Club meeting communications are sent out monthly via email to all members’ families. The club has a closed Facebook page to share pictures and 4-H information.

Club Leaders
Heather Bennett (317-410-2227)

Washington Township


Meeting Dates & Location
meets twice a month at the Westfield Library.

Club Leaders
Jill Graber (317-374-1639)
Joyce Stewart (317-896-5650)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (January- September) at 6:30 p.m. at the Westfield Lions Club. The boys and girls in this club are involved in a wide range of projects and community service projects. 

Club Leaders
Evelyn Burton (317-519-5788) eburton@dol-in.org


Meeting Dates & Location:

meet once or twice a month (traditionally the second Monday) December-August at 7:00 p.m. at the New Joy Lutheran Church (316 W 156th St.). Before each meeting, from 6:30-7:00 p.m. the club provides a themed fellowship dinner planned by the 4-H youth for all family members for a nominal fee of $2-$3 a person. Dues consist of working a 3 hour shift at the club’s Fruit Stand during the 4-H Fair. This is an established club that is experiencing new growth. New members are welcome and parental involvement is encouraged.

Club Leaders
Cheryl Armstrong (317 752-4715) 
Becky Harvey (317-410-3182)
Leigh Ann Kinney (317-432-8664)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet on various dates (November-June) at 7:00 p.m. in the community room at Washington Woods Elementary School. Members are required to work one 2 hour shift in the corn booth during the 4-H Fair. Club members have various interests and enroll in a wide variety of projects.

Club Leaders
Margo Hoaglan (317-697-5575)
Sarah Buckner (317-379-2812)

White River Township


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet at various sites in Cicero and Noblesville. Members are from several townships and range from first to ten year members. The club participates in a variety of projects and community service. Members are encouraged to work the club’s Walking Taco stand during the 4-H fair. 

Club Leaders
Suzy McMahon (317-773-3006) mcmsuz@hughes.net
Angie McNew (317-626-8270)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet one time per month (February-July) at the Community Building/Walnut Grove. Dues are $5.00/person or $10.00/family. Members are all ages with a majority taking livestock projects.

Club Leaders
Amy Jackson (765-623-5873)
Deanna Teal (317-509-9137)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets every 2nd Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Club Leaders
Nikki Williams (317-984-3716) bbbw5@msn.com 
Missi Piel (317-431-8881) ryanmissip@msn.com

County Project Clubs


Meeting Dates & Location:

This is a project/club that teaches you how to train your dog and have a lot of fun while getting to know your dog. All you need is some time, patience, and a dog. Your dog doesn't have to be pure bred or registered; we know mixed breeds make wonderful pets. The dog project's first meeting is Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Llama Barn at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds. NO DOGS AT THIS MEETING! It is our organizational meeting, where we will explain the program and distribute information. Starting Tuesday, March 19th we begin training and continue every Tuesday through July 9th. At these weekly meetings, we will teach you and your dog some basic obedience commands and prepare you for a dog show held before the Hamilton County    4-H Fair. Our motto: "To make the family pet a better family member."

Club Leaders
Lynda Arbuckle (317-776-5758)
Dawn Moos (317-213-8515)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meet every Tuesday in the Winks Building on the  4-H Fairgrounds (Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m., Returning Dancers 7:30-8:30 p.m.). This specialty club teaches teamwork and coordination through clogging. Parents and siblings are welcome to dance with their child. There is a $3.00 donation for parents which goes toward the club’s outings, outfits, etc. Some activities include Share-the-Fun, workshops, and performances.

Club Leaders
Amanda Morrow (317-341-2679) (4leafcloggers.wordpress.com) themorrows9799@att.net
Cathy Ridings (317-727-2259)
Eric Morrow (317-796-7454)


Meeting Dates & Location:
Focuses mainly on the Horse & Pony project.  Meetings are the 1st Monday of each month (except August through January) in the Exhibition Center Dining Room and Horse Arena on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Meetings are held as workshops in the Horse & Pony complex from mid-May until the county fair, and are EVERY Monday with additional days added. Dues are $10.00 for the 1st member with a maximum of $20.00 per family. 

Club Leaders
Dawn Crane (317-445-4030) cranefamilyfarms@yahoo.com 
MaryAnne Standeford (317-416-8523) dblkfarms@gmail.com 
Amy Landis (317-435-6227)
Susan Byer (317-374-5799)


Meeting Dates & Location:

Rabbit club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Annex Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds. Information on rabbit care, project requirements, and preparing for Rabbit Ambassador    showmanship contest is shared at the meetings. Although the rabbit project is the main interest of this club as a specialty, Harey Hoppers is a full 4-H club for many 4-H youth and other projects are also taken. There are no formal dues to be paid to the club, however, all 4-H rabbit project members are asked to sign up for work duties during the fair.

Club Leaders 
Jerry Urbanus (317-508-9183)
Jeff Harpham (317-691-4490)
Sabine Urbanus (317-508-3317)
Todd VonBlon (317-625-2464)
Dustin Newman (317-627-1382)


Meeting Dates & Location:
meets monthly (September-June) at the 4-H Fairgrounds. Members may be a member of another club.  Meetings are sheep topic specific, lots of hands-on or workshop format. Parents and all sheep project members are encouraged to attend.

Club Leaders
Susan Wertz (317-691-7876)


Meeting Dates & Location:

Llama club of all ages, boys and girls working together, learning large animal care, and training llamas. Llamas may be leased to show at the 4-H Fair.

Club Leaders
Marilyn Nenni (317-418-2258)
Lisa Sims (317-501-3932)


2019 Shooting Sports Schedule

Meeting Dates & Location:

a club that helps develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to properly handle and fire various types of firearms and archery gear. The following disciplines shall be offered when a minimum of five (5) 4-H members have enrolled in a specific discipline and a certified instructor is available: Hunter Education, Archery, Muzzleloading, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun.

Shooting Sports Coordinator 
Brandon Adomatis (317-506-8867)


Meeting Dates & Location:

Club Leaders
Kimberley Shields (317-260-6744) kimembs@hotmail.com



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