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Franklin County 4-H News - November 15, 2022

4-H Council By-Law Update & Meeting

The November 2022 4-H Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Franklin County Extension Office at 7:00pm.

During the meeting, members will have the opportunity to review and vote on proposed updates to 4-H Council By-Laws. We will are also looking for nominations for officers. Please consider lending your hands to larger service by serving on the Franklin County 4-H Council.

Note that each club has a vote at 4-H Council meetings. Please make sure your club is represented.

4-H Enrollment Now Open

You can now re-enroll in 4-H for 2023. This year, the online enrollment system has gotten an upgrade to 4-HOnline 2.0. It will look different as it is now mobile friendly but login information from last year will continue to be used this year. Remember to log in with your family's email and password to find your family profile. Watch the videos below for a guide to the new enrollment system.

Returning Member Re-Enrollment
2021 Enrolling in 4 HOnline

Ohio 4-H Family Guides Now Available

This is your place to connect to the entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for the year. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it. Start looking for your 2023 projects now! Download the Family Guide at

Copies of the Family Guide will be mailed to all of last year's 4-H families in the next couple of months. Advisors wishing to have copies for new members can pick some up at the Extension Office beginning in November.

Franklin County Teen Leaders Council

You’re Invited to apply to be on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council for 2023. We are looking for Franklin County 4-H members who are at least 13 years old or in the 7th grade. Our meetings will mostly be held on the 4th or 5th Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:30.

The Teen Leaders Council is a Franklin County 4-H club that focuses on preparing teens to be caring and contributing leaders through educational and leadership opportunities. Other opportunities will include fun outings and service-learning projects.

Tentative Teen Leaders Council Calendar

(All Dates and Times are subject to change)

January 24, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

February 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

March 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

April 25, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

September 26, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

October 24, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

November 28, 2023 6:30-8:30pm

Interested in applying to serve on the Franklin County Teen Leaders Council?

(2022 members must reapply.)

Franklin County Fashion Board

They meet monthly (January - July), often on Sunday afternoons in Hilliard but have also planned other dates/times when attending field trips and exhibits.

Requirements: Open to 4-H clothing members (with at least one year of construction experience) who are at least 12 years of age (by 1/1/23)! The board is looking for bright, motivated 4-H'ers who want to learn more about clothing and textiles.


  • help with a station at the Winter Project Fair
  • help plan and conduct a county sewing workshop
  • organize at least one event for Franklin County clothing participants
  • read the fair fashion review narration cards
  • assist with various activities surrounding the judging and the fashion review

Fill out the application today!

Deadline to apply 12/1/2022


They typically meet the first or second Tuesday, monthly, at the Franklin County Extension Office.

Requirements: Youth must have their driver's license or temps with plan to get their license.

Other Information:

  • Teen drivers interested in leadership / community service opportunities should join CARTEENS!
  • Use your skills to teach court mandated teens with driving offenses once a month.
  • Items like gift cards and college scholarships are great incentives for CARTEENS members.

No application is required. Contact Sue Hogan for more information at

Teen Opportunity - Ohio 4-H Foundation

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is seeking a new teen member. The Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards, and positive youth development experiences.

If you are interested in applying for the teen position, you can find the application and more information here:

Recognition Packets Available For Pick-Up

Attention Advisors! If you have not picked up your club's recognition packet from the Picnic in the Park event, they are ready for pick-up at the Extension office. These packets contain end-of-the-year certificates, award pins, and other awards your members may have earned. If you would like to pick up your packet please email Rachel and she will have it ready for you.
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