4-H club members and leaders are starting to organize for the upcoming project year.

The pandemic has impacted some clubs and their activities but leaders are hoping to maintain their numbers and have a productive winter in 2023.

Coral Meggison is a leader with the Goodlands Variety Club and she’s also involved with 4-H at the zone and area levels.

“We aren’t exactly sure how things are right now but we’ll know more after our area meeting which takes place in October. I hear of clubs that are getting underway for the fall so I’m optimistic that what there was last year will be back this year and I hear word of a few new clubs which is great news.”

Meggison says it’s sad when clubs fold especially when there are youth wanting to be part of 4-H but there aren’t any leaders at the time.

Virden last year started a new multi purpose club and Coral Meggison says it’s nice to see parents enthusiastic about the 4-h program.

4-H offers several project options and continues to work at offering programs that will interest youth.

“There are livestock clubs and in our area with equine, beef and poultry clubs. Multi-purpose clubs are great because you can take a livestock project in a multi-purpose club. So if it’s too far to drive to the nearest beef club you can be in a multi-purpose club and take a beef project” said Coral Meggison.