Lucky Clover 48 Hours of 4-H

The Lucky Clover’s 48 Hours of 4-H project was doing cleanup at GracePoint church, where we hold our monthly meetings. First we picked up trash and washed windows. We had to use a stepstool for the shorter kids. We all found trash and throw it away. We picked up sticks and rocks out of the lawn as well. Some of the rocks were giant so we put them in the dumpster. We also trimmed the bushes around the building sign to make it look nice. We had 15 4Hers participate as well as 1 little sister and 10 parents as well.  We were happy to give back to the church and hope the church likes it.


2017 State Visual Arts KAP Winner

4-H’er Amelia from the Lucky Clover 4-H Club was awarded the 2017 Kansas State Visual Arts KAP.  Her KAP was chosen to go to Regional Judging by the Johnson County judges, then chosen by the Regional judges to go to State level competition.  At each level, she was given comments and time to rewrite.  As a KAP winner, Amelia was invited to make a presentation at the Friends of 4-H Foundation event at Rock Springs in July.  I asked her some questions about her experience with KAP.

How did you decide to apply for the Visual Arts KAP?

Amelia: “I had seen people in my club receive awards at the county achievement banquet for KAPs. I thought it sounded interesting so I went to a session on KAPs at the Extension office, held the same night as Officer Training and the Project Fair. 4-H has been my life over the past few years, so while it did seem difficult, it didn’t initially seem like that much more work than I typically put into 4-H. I focused my KAP on basketry.”

What did you learn about the process?

Amelia: “KAPs are not something that one can decide to do at the last minute. It takes a lot of effort not only to do enough leadership and citizenship, but also to fill out all the paperwork associated with it.”

What was the best part of winning the State KAP?

Amelia: “There were lots of good parts. I was able to do lots of interesting things for the KAP; I learned a lot of different things, but I think the best part was getting to attend the Emerald Circle Banquet.”

What would you want to do differently?

Amelia: “I wanted to incorporate more aspects of Visual Arts. I mainly focused on basketry, and while I was able to make a glass project and a leather project, I was not able to do as many different things as I wanted to.”

What would you like other 4-H’ers to know about the KAP process?

Amelia: “It’s a very difficult and complex process, but it is totally worth it in the end. I spent countless hours working on my Visual Arts KAP. Even if I hadn’t won anything, I still think it is one of the more valuable 4-H experiences I have had.”

How long did the application take for you to complete?

Amelia: “I started planning the Fall of 2015.  I “scheduled” events to match the KAP requirements.  I spent hours teaching others how to make baskets and hours making baskets.  I spent over 40 hours creating the actual KAP application.”

What now?

Amelia: “I’m still working with visual arts and basketry, and I plan to until I graduate.”

Interview of Amelia by Maddie, Lucky Clover 4-H Club Reporter

Amelia and Lee Sigley at Emerald Circle

Presentation Friends of 4-H Foundation

Monthly Meetings

The Lucky Clover 4-H Club holds meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. Our meetings are held in the basement at GracePoint Church, 5425 Martindale, Shawnee, KS 66218.

2017-2018 Monthly Meeting Schedule:

October 10, 2017

November 14, 2017

December 12, 2017

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 8, 2018

June 12, 2018

July 10, 2018

August 14, 2018

September 11, 2018

About 4-H…


Hello, 4-H’ers. If you like to be crafty or like to paint, sew or care for animals, then 4-H is for you! It helps you learn to stand up and give talks, how to act in skits, and so much more! Some things that our club likes to do, are… dog training, sewing, art, crafts, ceramics, cake decorating, curing hams, electricity, photography and foods. You can also enroll in projects like cattle, goats, rabbits and many more things with animals! If you like to do any of those things, then join the Lucky Clover 4-H Club!

If you want to learn more about 4-H or the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, then contact Barb Boggs:

Barb Boggs
Phone: 913-544-6548

Also, the Johnson County 4-H/Youth Development website has additional helpful information.