Union County 4-H Clubs 2022-2023

Archery Club Makes Sandwiches for the Homeless!
Archery Club Makes Sandwiches for the Homeless!

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The Service Club Makes Pizza!
The Service Club Makes Pizza!

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Outdoor Club Learning How to Start a Campfire!
Outdoor Club Learning How to Start a Campfire!

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Archery Club Makes Sandwiches for the Homeless!
Archery Club Makes Sandwiches for the Homeless!

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New and returning 4-H members must register for a club in order to attend meetings. Please click the "Register for a Club" button to begin the registration process.  

 

Below is a list of the Clubs that we are offering this year.

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for any issues navigating 4-h online or any questions regarding joining a club, please contact tamisha hopkins at thopkins@ucnj.org

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1st through 3rd Grade 4-h Club
1st and 2nd Grade 4-h Club
when: 2nd Sunday of the month
(10:00 - 11:00AM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ.
leaders: Ira and Greer Gurland
Members explore a variety of skills and hobbies! Past adventures include visiting pet stores, learning how to care for goldfish and making brownies.
for 1st through 3rd Grade                             contact greergurland@gmail.com  
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Archery Club
when: 2nd Sunday of the month
(2:00 - 4:00pM)

where: union county archery range,
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oak ridge park, clark, nj)
leaders: lester neil and greg bikofsky
Members learn how to safely use a bow and shoot it properly. All equipment is provided by the club.
4th grade and older                                          contact lesteraneal@gmail.com  
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cooking Club
when: 1st Friday of the month
(7:30 - 9:00pM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Helena and kirstin waldmann
Members use the 4-h kitchen to PREPARE A VARIETY OF DISHES, WHILE LEARNING VALUABLE CULINARY AND SAFETY SKILLS. pAST DISHES INCLUDE CAKES, APPETIZERS, AND ENTREES.
4th grade and older                               contact KIRSTIN.WALDMANN7@gmail.com  
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craft Club
when: 2nd Friday of the month
(7:30 - 9:00pM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Helena and kirstin waldmann
Members make crafts from a variety of mediums, such as woodworking, collage, jewelry, dioramas, embroidery, and stenciling.
4th grade and older                               contact KIRSTIN.WALDMANN7@gmail.com  
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engineering club
when:  1st saturday of the month
(9:00 - 10:30aM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Edward ko
Members will learn to think like an engineer and work as a team by solving fun engineering challenges. Projects include building a rollercoaster, making rockets, and more!
4th and 5th graders                                               contact kusu12378@gmail.com  
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Gardening club
when:  1st & 3rd Friday of the month
(4:00 - 5:00pM)

where: Master Gardener Greenhouse,
               
    (Mountainside, nj)
leaders: Jim Nichnadowicz
Members learn how to grow vegetables and flowers, while sharing garden photos and receiving feedback at each meeting. Past projects include pizza gardens and french fries!
4th grade and older                         contact Nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu  
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Lego robotics club
when: Every 1st Saturday of the month
(11:00am - 12:30pM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Edward ko
Members learn coding skills while building a robot using a Lego Mind Storms NXT kit. (Kits are provided for in-club use) Past projects include Sumobot wrestling and marble moving machines.
5th through 7th grade                                           contact kusu12378@gmail.com  
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Outdoors club
when: 1st Sunday of the month
(1:00 - 3:00pM)

where: outdoors, locations tbd

leaders: Greg bikofsky & Lois Kraus
Members will explore the natural world during hikes throughout Union County parks. They will learn how to identify birds, trees, insects, and other creatures.
5th grade through 9th grade                              contact gBikofsky@gmail.com  
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4-h Service Club
when:  1st & 3rd Sat. of the month
(1:00 - 2:30pM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Jim Nichnadowicz & Sandra wilson
This club focuses on community service and leadership. In the past, our group has planted trees, sorted donated food, and went to our annual 4-h camp for a winter retreat!
8th through 12th grade                                       contact coco1380@verizon.net/
                                                                            nichnadowicz@njaes.rutgers.edu
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sewing club
when:  1st & 3rd Monday of the month
(6:00 - 8:30pM)

where: 2nd Floor of Colleen Fraser Building, 300 North Ave. East, Westfield, NJ

leaders: Anna Brunner & Teresa Gathercole
Members develop sewing skills of increasing difficulty, learn about textiles and their various properties, & develop creativity and design skills. Machines and fabric are provided.
6th grade and older                                    contact annabrunner@verizon.net/
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All 4-h Clubs, unless otherwise stated, will meet at the Colleen Fraser Building, 2nd Floor 

 

300 North AVE East, Westfield, NJ 07090

 

Clubs meeting outside of business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must ring the intercom outside the main door.

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for any questions regarding your club, the colleen Fraser building, or other 4-H related matters,

please contact 4-H Agent Jim Nichnadowicz at jnichnadowicz@ucnj.org Or call him at 908-654-9854 (ext. 3).

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