A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests, such as nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. This means that SPIN clubs are planned around the volunteer’s availability. Each club meets four or more times for at least one hour per session. Meeting dates are set by the volunteer, based on the availability of potential participants. The meeting location is selected for the type of activity and number of participants.
SPIN volunteers can have a positive impact on the next generation of young people in their community by sharing their experience and knowledge.
Jackson County Quilting SPIN Club:
In 2016 Jackson County started their first ever SPIN Club. This was a Quilting SPIN Club lead by Tanya Mathews, who still coordinates the SPIN Club this year. In order to participate in the Quilting SPIN Club you need to register and registration information is found in the 4-H Flyer or the bi-weekly emails. Registration is completed online in November or December.
The Quilting SPIN Club meets six times throughout the year and works on some smaller projects, and then focuses on each youth making quilts that they donate to kids in need in the county. Youth also start working on their own quilts as well, which are often shown at the Jackson County Fair. Meeting dates for the 2018-2019 4-H year Quilting SPIN Club include the following:
- November 10
- December 8
- January 12
- February 9
- March 9
- April 13
All meetings take place from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Jackson Electric Cooperative. There is a limit for the number of youth who can participate in the Quilting SPIN Club, to ensure that there are enough supplies and teachers to make the hands-on learning effective. The club limit is 12 and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Interested in starting a SPIN Club?
Anyone is welcome to start a SPIN Club! You just need to have a passion and want to share your knowledge with young people. SPIN Clubs can be started at any point in time during the year, as it works around the volunteers schedule! If you are interested in starting a SPIN Club please reach out to the 4-H Program Coordinator!