Club Directory

Welcome to our Linn County 4-H club directory. On this page, you will find a short profile for each of our 13 clubs in Linn County. Clubs are grouped by area that they meet in Linn County to help you find a club near you. Some leaders have shared their contact info below. Please feel free to reach out to them and ask questions about their club. You can also contact 4-H staff at linn4h@iastate.edu or 319-377-9839.

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Cedar Rapids/Marion Clubs  North of Marion Clubs Mt. Vernon/Ely/Springville Clubs 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Clubs

Meeting Location: Extension Office, Cedar Rapids
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Club Leaders: Rani Grant & Michelle Nicholas
Members From: Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Dog, Communication, Fashion
Number of Members: 13 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Explores a new project area every month

Contact Information: Linn County 4-H, (linn4h@iastate.edu) (319)-377-9839

Meeting Location: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, Marion
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Monday of the Month
Club Leaders: Kathy Clemens, Marcia Jordan, Sharon Bowers, and Carrie Robertson
Members From: Central City & Marion
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Pet, Communication, Fashion
Number of Members:  21 4th-12th Grade 

Involvement/Passions:

  • Community Service 
  • Home school members
  • Our passion is working with kids and seeing them excel

Contact Information: Linn County 4-H, (linn4h@iastate.edu) (319)-377-9839

Meeting Location: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church, Marion
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month @ 5:30 p.m.
Club Leaders: Wayne Blackford, Vicki Rathje, and Lisa Kenyon
Members From: Cedar Rapids & Marion
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Horse, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Communication
Number of Members: 22 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Clean up grandstand Sunday at the end of fair
  • Provide potted flowers for fair 
  • Club tours (farms)

Contact Information: 

 

Meeting Location: Extension Office, Cedar Rapids
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Thursday of the Month
Club Leaders: Michelle Stevens, Kristen Snider, and Stacy Parmer
Members From: Cedar Rapids & Marion
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Communication, Dog, Rabbit, Poultry, Sheep,
Number of Members: 28 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Explores a variety of project areas
  • Encourages active learning with hands on activities

Contact Information: Linn County 4-H, (linn4h@iastate.edu) (319)-377-9839

Meeting Location: Extension Office, Cedar Rapids
Meeting Day: Typically 3rd Monday of the Month @ 5:30 p.m.
Club Leaders: Amy Schmitt-D'Amico & Sarah Ludwig
Members From: Cedar Rapids, Fairfax, Marion, Mt. Vernon
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Communication, Fashion
Number of Members: 65 K-12th Grade *Includes Lego Teams

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Focus on science, technology, engineering, math, art, and all other 4-H project areas
  • Hands-on activities at meetings
  • Meetings are kept pretty short 
  • No club officers as of right now
  • Includes Lego League teams
  • Clover Kids and 4-H members (K-12) welcomed

Contact Information: linn4h@iastate.edu (319)-377-9839

North of Marion

Meeting Location: Leader's Home, Alburnett
Meeting Day: Typically 3rd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Tracy Beauregard
Members From: Central City & Marion
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Dog, Sheep, Goats, Communication
Number of Members:  11 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Hands-on learning 
  • Youth driven 

Contact Information: Linn Country 4-H, (linn4h@iastate.edu) (319)-377-9839

Meeting Location: St. Stephan Church, Central City
Meeting Day: 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Trudy Waybill, Anita Meeker, and Dana Schmidt
Members From: Central City, Cedar Rapids, Walker
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Dog, Dairy Goat, Pet, Rabbit, Communication
Number of Members: 19 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Community service projects
  • Sewing projects
  • Family gatherings- Cookouts, Game Nights

Contact Information: 

  • Trudy Waybill, (319)-210-5203 (phone/text)
  • Anita Meeker, (319)-551-3431 (phone/text)

Meeting Location: Center Point - Urbana High School, Center Point
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Laura Niec, Jeff Barrick, and Ginny Luchauer
Members From: Center Point & Urbana
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Dairy Cattle, Pets, Poultry, Communication
Number of Members: 15 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions:

  • Community service
  • Farm Day with Polk 101 in Benton county
  • Workshops- crafts, food and nutrition, STEM activities
  • Trips- greenhouse, creamery, dairy farm

Contact Information: Laura Niec, (lauraniec@gmail.com)

Meeting Location: Linn Dunn Memorial Building, Central City
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month @ 5:30 p.m.
Club Leaders: Megan Fagle & Susan Rosauer
Members From: Alburnett, Cedar Rapids, Central City, Coggon, Marion
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Horse, Sheep, Swine, Communication
Number of Members: 42 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Kids from at least 3 different school districts
  • We love our livestock
  • We like helping younger kids learn
  • We build relationships across the county 
  • Our kids learn leadership through running the meetings

Contact Information: 

Meeting Location: Troy Mills Christian Church
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Marcey Liebe
Members From: Center Point, Coggon, Walker
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Communication, Beef, Goats, Sheep, Swine
Number of Members: 40 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions:

  • Annual ditch clean up 
  • Community service activity every other month
  • Fairly laid back club

Contact Information: Linn County 4-H, (linn4h@iastate.edu) (319)-377-9839 

Mt. Vernon/Ely/Springville

Meeting Location: Springville High School, Springville 
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Jenny Unash & Jaylen Ernzen
Members From: Central City, Springville, Mt. Vernon,
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Goats, Dog, Pets, Rabbit, Poultry,
Number of Members: 27 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions: 

  • Community service- Valentine's for Vets and Giving Tree
  • Youth led
  • Always have hands on activities
  • Strong interest in lots of project areas

Contact Information: Jen Unash, (jay_unash@yahoo.com) (319)-270-3838 (text)

Meeting Location: 1st St. Building, Mt. Vernon
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Mike Rice, Doug Rice, and Angie Swartzendruber
Members From: Mt. Vernon & Ely
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Swine, Goats, Poultry, Communication
Number of Members: 28 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions:

  • Selling burgers at Beef Day in Solon for fundraising
  • Explores new project areas

Contact Information: 

  • Mike Rice, (319)-361-0633
  • Kathy Rice, (319)-361-8726
  • Doug Rice, (319)-350-4908
  • Angie Swartzendruber, (319)-640-7336

Meeting Location: Mt. Vernon Fire Station
Meeting Day: Typically 2nd Sunday of the Month
Club Leaders: Brad Stoner, Rachel Francois, and Derek Boren
Members From: Ely, Mt. Vernon, Springville, Cedar Rapids, Martelle
Project Areas Members Are Enrolled in: Static, Beef, Dog, Goats, Pets, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine, Communication
Number of Members:  42 K-12th Grade

Involvement/Passions:

  • Members show a variety of animals 
  • Community service- Helps at fire department breakfast, assists with cleaning up Mt. Vernon, and participates in a road side clean up

Contact Information: mtv.trailblazers@gmail.com