The Wayne County 4-H Club Leaders met virtually on September 15 to discuss the best course of action for the club program this fall. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the university requirements for any in-person meetings, we came to an agreement to suspend 4-H Clubs from meeting in-person through December 2020. Also, we will not be holding an in-person 4-H Achievement Night and will instead do a virtual slide show; more information will be forthcoming. In lieu of in-person club meetings, the following optional opportunity is available for youth this fall.
A 4-H Club Member Welcome Kit will be available for the first 100 club members who enroll between October 1 – 19 via ZSuite . The welcome kit will include promotional items and a few activities. These will be available for pick up sometime in November before Thanksgiving. We will also include county fair projects as well as project pins, certificates and fair premiums that would normally be ha nded out at 4-H Achievement Night.
Electronic 4-H Enrollment this Year
In 2019, WV 4-H began using a new database for members and volunteers designed by a company named ZSuite. A few 4-H families have been in ZSuite to register for state events or simply to check it out. Starting October 1, all families will enroll their children in 4-H through ZSuite. We will not have paper enrollment forms available this year. If you have issues with the Internet or access to it, please call our office at 304-272-6839 and we will brainstorm options.
If you turned in completed enrollment forms for the 2019-2020 4-H year, our office created an account for you in ZSuite. In order to avoid having multiple accounts for the same Household, please do not create another without first calling the office.
When you visit Zsuite, type in your email address, then click the button that states “forgot password” as this will allow you to create a password for your account. You will also be asked to create a four-digit pin code. Enrolling will involve the following:
- Confirming contact information
- Check boxes for the following waiver forms:
- Code of Conduct
- Media Release
- Transporting Youth
- Health History
- Accommodations (ADA)
- Select a 4-H Club (you can be active in multiple clubs)
- Select 4-H projects for the year (you can select multiple projects)
After you have enrolled your child(ren) they will be submitted to the Extension Office for approval. Once we approve, you will receive an email confirming your enrollment in 4-H for the 2020-21 year. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Wayne County Extension office at 304-272-6839 or use the “live chat” feature in the bottom right corner of the ZSuite website.
Again, enroll by Monday October 19 for your 4-H Welcome Kit!!