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Best Friends 4-H Club

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To Register for 4-H and Best Friends 4-H Club:

       To participate in Best Friends 4-H Club, ALL 4-H'ers and 4-H Leaders will have to register with BOTH Berrien County 4-H and Best Friends 4-H Club. Best Friends 4-H Canines are also considered members, and will also have to register.

       4-H’s fiscal year always begins on September 1st of the year and runs through to August 31st of the following year. Renewing your membership for your 4-H clubs begins on September 1st and ends December 31. New members are accepted year round.

       Club dues of $10 per year must accompany your registration forms. If you are having financial difficulties, please talk to your club coordinator privately and something can be worked out.

       If the club coordinator does not have your yearly registration forms, you are not a member of Best Friends 4-H Club. Even if you have been a member of the club in the past, you MUST re-register each year.

       Please note: for Berrien County Youth Fair Registration forms and instructions, please see our Berrien County Youth Fair page.

Berrien Co. 4-H Registration Instructions   *   Best Friends 4-H Registration

 

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Instructions for Registration with Berrien County 4-H:

       Berrien County, Michigan 4-H Registration is completed online at http://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in. When you register with Berrien County, Michigan 4-H, you can join and participate with as many 4-H clubs as you can handle. This is where your 4-H years and project records are kept up to date and contact information is current.

       If you do not access to, or feel comfortable with, a computer, please talk with your 4-H Club coordinator, who should have printed forms that you can fill out and return to her or mail directly to to the Berrien County Michigan State University Extension Office, 1737 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

 

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Instructions for Registration with Best Friends 4-H Club:

       Because Best Friends 4-H Club works with dogs and has several canine therapy programs that are available to the public, as well as the club members' 4-H achievements, there are certain liability topics that must be legally addressed by both 4-H'ers and Team Instructors:

  • What type of member are you? Example: Team Instructor vs Nontraditional or Traditional 4-H’er.

  • What dog training projects do you wish to be involved in? Example: Year-round canine therapy projects vs Summer Dog Project only

  • Will you need a canine to work with? Or do you have your own canine?

  • Current contact information.

  • Have you read the Website and Canine Policies?

  • Do you give or not give consent to have audio, video, film, and/or print images to be used on the website?

  • Liability Agreement must be signed by adult leader or 4-H'er's parent or guardian.

Best Friends 4-H Website Policy    *   Best Friends 4-H Canine Policy

       Therefore, Best Friends has a two (2) page simple registration forms for you, or the 4-H’ers parents and/or guardian to complete and sign. You can obtain these forms from your coordinator or download and print from the links below. “No individual can be accepted into the Berrien County, Michigan, Best Friends 4-H Club until this form has been completed by the youth’s parents/guardian, or by the individual if he or she is of legally competent adult age of eight (18) or older.”

       Dogs are members too. By training with their traditional (TR) 4-H’er and/or owners or volunteering their therapy services by being paired with a non-traditional (NTR) 4-H’er and Team Instructor, Best Friends Team Canines work toward their American Kennel Club (AKC) Therapy Dog Titles and Canine Good Citizenship and Obedience Titles. Best Friends 4-H Club is an AKC recognized Canine Therapy Dog Competition 4-H Club, the club has to prove that each dog is fit for duty and meets 4-H, the American Kennel Club, and the Berrien County Youth Fair’s health standards and dog training levels. You can obtain these forms from your coordinator or download and print from the links below, as well.

Best Friends 4-H Youth/Leader Registration Form   *   Best Friends 4-H Canine Registration Form

Please mail the completed form(s) to:

Best Friends 4-H Club
434 Western Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-5662

If you have any questions, please feel free to email shannollet@sbcglobal.net or phone Linda at: 269-519-1170

 

 

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