Club Directory

Warren County 4-H Clubs (Grades 4th-12th)

Interested in joining 4-H in Warren County? Please reach out to the Extension Office if you have questions regarding selecting a club. We encourage you to also reach out to the 4-H leader(s) if you have questions. 

 

Carlisle

Carlisle Ridge Riders

Leader(s): Marne Sievers

                 damasievers@gmail.com

                 515-681-1606

Meets: First Monday of the month (unless it is a holiday, then the second).

            7:00pm

            Family Life Center (405 School St.)

 

Hands on learning opportunities and several community projects each year. 4-H is a students; club so our meetings are run by them. We run our meetings by majority rule. So everyone's opinion matters and will be heard. We are heavy with horses, dogs and a nice mix of building exhibits. 

 

Carlisle Trail Blazers

Leader(s): Kathy and Tim McCoy

                 katmm8@yahoo.com

                 515-491-6905

Meets: Third Sunday of the month

            6:30pm

            Family Life Center (405 School St.)

 

Small club concentrating on building exhibits, communications and community service. Mostly non-livestock 4-Hers. 

Indianola

Be-Square

Leader(s): Shawna Fetters

                 weownaboer@gmail.com

                 515-231-2208

Meets: Third Sunday of the month

            4:00pm

            Exit Realty (222 W Salem Ave)

 

This group is a smaller-sized club with a wide range of ages. It typically has members who participate in the 4-H/FFA Exhibit Building and showing various animals. Members also participate in community service projects.

Indianola Goal Achievers

Leader(s): Jenny Young

                 jennyyoung1212@gmail.com

                 515-961-4761

                Emma Young

Meets: Second Sunday of the month (may vary- please contact leader)

            3:30-5:00pm

            Warren County Extension Office (200 W 2nd Ave)

 

This is a smaller-sized club. Typically, members participate in the 4-H Exhibit Building, horses, rabbits, poultry, and dogs. Throughout the year this group has been known to create blankets and plant flowers as their community service projects. In addition to $50 4-H Program fees additional club dues apply: $20.

Indianola Panthers

Leader(s): Pamela Banning

                 banning.pamela@gmail.com

                 515-422-4826

Meets: First Sunday of the month

           3:00pm

          Warren County Extension Office (200 W 2nd Ave)

 

Panthers is a co-ed club with an emphasis on service and learning. 

Lucky Charms

Leader(s): Jackie Raffety

                 jackie.raffety@gmail.com

                 641-891-2098

Meets: Third Sunday of the month

            6:30pm

            Warren County Extension Office (200 W 2nd Ave)

 

This is a boys and girls club that focuses on project areas the members are interested in, as well as community service projects. Club members primarily enter static exhibits, rabbits, and dogs at the County Fair.

Shooting Stars

Leader(s): Adam Hill

                 hillfarms11@gmail.com

Meets: Second Monday of the month

            7:00pm

            McConnell's Gym (2008 E 2nd Ave- Behind The Outpost)

 

Our club is made up of a variety of ages and both genders. We have many livestock members but also 4-H building entry exhibits. Our club participants in a couple of community service projects each year and does fundraising for these projects. 

Warren County Wranglers

Leader(s): Amy Tlach

                 batlach@hotmail.com

                 515-681-6108

Meets: Second Monday of the month

            7:00pm

            Mount Calvary Lutheran Church (2214 E 2nd Ave)

 

Learning components at meetings may include guest speakers, site visits to places of interest, learning opportunities specific to livestock/ag, team building, hands on activities, practicing new skills, etc.; community service projects will be chosen by the club to be completed throughout the year. Exhibit building projects and livestock participation at the county fair will be encouraged. Presentations or demonstrations will be given by all members of the club throughout the year, individually or in small groups. 

White Oak Climbers

Leader(s): Kathy Huffer

                 klphuffer@gmail.com

                 515-681-1704

                 Kristi Arneson

                 putneykristi@yahoo.com

Meets: Second Sunday of the month

            5:30pm

            Warren County Extension Office (200 W 2nd Ave)

 

This is a large club with a variety in gender and age. They typically have members who participate in the 4-H/FFA Exhibit Building and livestock. 

Lacona 

Whitebreast

Leader(s): Zach Harryman

                 harkinblt79@yahoo.com

                 Chelsea Harryman

                 chelsea.harryman@gmail.com

Meets: Second Wednesday of the month

            6:30pm

            Lacona Community Center (104 S Washington Ave)

 

A medium-sized club with a variety in gender and age. They typically have members participate in the 4-H / Exhibit Building and livestock. They also participate in various community service projects throughout the year.

Liberty Center

Liberty Bells

Leader(s): Kristi Dierking 

                 kad_tj@hotmail.com

Meets: Third Sunday of the month

            6:00pm

           Southeast Warren High School Cafeteria (16331 Tyler St, Liberty Center)

 

Liberty Bells is a good sized club exploring a variety of project areas, including, but not limited to: cooking, rabbits, livestock, horses, art, photography, and so much more!

Milo

Belmont Badgers

Leader(s): Kim Gibson

                 kim.n.gibson@gmail.com

                 515-202-8846

                 Patty Harrington

                 mpharrington@windstream.net

Meets: Second Sunday of the month

            4:00pm

            Milo Community Center (13 Main St.)

 

Members from multiple school districts. Many participate in the exhibit building and animal projects. Club meetings have science, craft, animal, and plant-based learning activities. Service projects currently include interaction with elderly care centers and highway cleanup. Members are strongly encouraged and helped through record keeping and encouraged to support each other as a team. Clover Kids meeting at the same time and location.

Belmont Peppers

Leader(s): Cassandra Mosher

                 cassandramosher25@gmail.com

                 515-473-2788

Meets: Second Sunday of the month

            5:00pm

            Milo City Hall (100 Main Street)

 

This is a smaller-sized club which consists mostly of middle school and elementary students. It's unique structure allows members to be mentored and provides leadership skills.

 

New Virginia

Virginia Boosters

Leader(s): Brenda Streeter

                 brstreeter@iowatelecom.net.com

                 641-449-3235

                 Renae Loomis

                 renae.loomis@icloud.com

                 515-822-1358

                 Tahra Bedwell

                 tbedwell@i-35.k12.ia.us

                 641-414-7250

Meets: Second Wednesday of the month

            7:00pm

            Lion's Club (503 West St.)

 

Our club is smaller and members have both livestock and projects for the 4-H building. 

 

Norwalk

North River Limelighters

Leader(s): Jackie Marshall

                 jackielynn321@gmail.com

                 515-491-9615

                 Willie Adams 

                 adamswillie65@gmail.com

                 515-650-0107

                 Sandra Scholten

                 scholten2002@gmail.com

                 515-981-5879

Meets: Second Sunday of the month

            6:30pm

            Luana Savings Bank (9321 Market Pl. Dr.)

 

Our club is a mix of boys and girls showing a wide variety of projects from livestock to photography, clothing, food, and others. Monthly meetings are ran by the club members. Members are also involved in planning and implementing service learning projects, participate in educational field trips and enjoy social outings. 

Waymakers

Leader(s): Melissa Risberg

                 mel.risberg@gmail.com

Meets: Third Friday of the month  (TENTATIVE) 

            6:00pm

            Location

 

New club for the 2023-24 program year. Will focus on the interests of the members.  

 

St. Marys

Jackson Hilltoppers

Leader(s): Susan Matlage-Simms

                 susan.matlage-simms@mercer.com

                 515-210-6119

Meets: Second Sunday of the month

            6:00pm

            St. Mary's Hall (201 St James St.)

 

A larger sized club, with a wide variety in age. Their members participate in the 4-H/FFA building as well as beef, horses, sheep, swine, goats, dogs, and rabbits. The club has quarterly outings and volunteer in a number of community events and as well as sponsor families in need at Christmas. 

 

Project Clubs

Dog Project

Leader(s): Karen Dutcher

                 dutcherka0623@msn.com

                 515-556-2865

                 Stacey Goldsberry 

                 stacey.m.goldsberry@wellsfargo.com

                 515-446-3288

                 Shawna Fetters

                 weownaboer@gmail.com

                 515-231-2208

Meets: Every Monday  ~April- July 

            6:00pm

            Warren County Fairgrounds Main Showring 

 

Dog obedience, rally, agility, and showmanship. Be sure to add 'Dog' as a project area in your 4-H Online account. 

Horse Project

Leader(s): Carol Timke

                 timkefamily@gmail.com

                 515-778-4735

                 Jessica Anania

                 515-442-3295

Meets: Every Thursday ~May-July

            6:30-8:00pm

            Warren County Fairgrounds Horse Arena

 

Many topics will be discussed and an informational night will be held at the beginning of each year to go over the schedule. Updates will be sent out in the monthly newsletter and email via 4-H Online. Be sure to add 'Horse and Pony' as a project area in your 4-H Online account. 

 

Leadership Clubs

Intermediate Leadership Team

Leader(s): Patty Higbie

                 phigbie114@gmail.com

Meets: 1st Sunday of the month (October-April)

            1:30pm

            Warren County Extension Office

Intermediate Leadership Team is open to 4-H’ers in 7th-9th grade.  Learn leadership skills while taking an active role in planning county-wide activities! As a member of the Intermediate Leadership Team, you will get the chance to plan, organize, and carry out multiple county-wide activities for 4-H’ers. This is a great opportunity to learn how to lead a group and work with others, while having fun and making new friends! 

Senior 4-H/County Council

Leader(s): Caleb and Judy Birchmier

                 judybirchmier@gmail.com

Meets: 1st Sunday of the month (schedule varies- please contact Extension)

            7:30pm

            Warren County Extension Office

A leadership opportunity for youth grades 9-12th. Anyone welcome to join! Typically hosts Awards Night, Junior Lock In, Family Night at the Fair, and participates in many community service and leadership projects.