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4-H council

What is 4-H Council?

4-H Council is an organization made up of 4 youth and 1 adult club leader from each of the 4-H clubs.

They plan 4-H activities & events that take place at the county level. 4-H Council serves as a "Learning Laboratory" for youth to learn a variety of leadership skills.

They plan & coordinate county wide activities such as 4-H carnival, Achievement Banquet, project workshops, and are empowered to raise and disburse funds for such activities.

The 4-H Council is not a policy setting body nor does it approve the focus of Extension 4-H Youth Development programming.

4-H Council representatives have these responsibilities:

  • Know the club members you represent
  • Attend all 4-H Council meetings
  • Represent the opinions of your club
  • Report back to your 4-H club
  • Work on Council activities

4-H Council meetings are generally held the 3rd Monday, at 7 p.m. in these months:

  • September (election of officers) 
  • November 
  • January 
  • March 
  • May 
  • June 
  • Financial Motions

2016-2017 4-H Council

President: Kendell Born
Vice President: Kally Smith
Secretary: Breckan Born
Treasurer: Arik Davis
Adult: Krista Post
Graham County 4-H Council Constitution (Bylaws)
Kansas 4-H Youth Development Policy Guide

4-H Officer Positions

President: This officer position comes with a lot of responsibility and expectations to guide the club in the direction of its goals. Typical responsibilities of a President include creating agendas with the club organizational leader, running meetings while maintaining order and control, delegating tasks, working as a team with other officers, and being enthusiastic about club activities.

Vice President: The Vice-President runs the meetings in the absence of the President, often serves as the chairperson of committees, helps coordinate educational programs, and works as a team with other officers.

Secretary: The secretary has many very important responsibilities to keep the records for the club. This includes maintaining meeting minutes, keeping track of roll, organizing the club's correspondence, writing letters, and working with the President to correctly identify motions and unfinished business. The secretary's records are often referenced many years later, so it is important to keep them organized to pass on to the next person or place in your club's permanent files. The secretary should submit monthly minutes to the club and Extension Office.

Treasurer: This is one of the most important jobs in the club.  Your responsibility is to track funds for both deposits and debts, keep accurate records, write checks, provide fundraising reports, and submit the end-of-the-year report. Treasurers often need to work with adult leaders to make sure that the records are accurate and up-to-date. The treasurer prepares a report for the club each month.  At the end of the 4-H year, you will prepare a report for the Extension Office.

Historian: The individual in this position helps to preserve the history of the club. The duties of the historian include keeping record of the club's accomplishments and activities throughout the year, and collecting photographs, news articles and other memorabilia important to the club. After all this information is gathered, it is your job to put it into a scrapbook or other visual way to preserve the memories.

Recreational Leader: Recreation is an imporant part of each club meeting. It helps break the ice, energize members and provide a fun setting. The Recreational Leader must utilize leadership and communication skills to plan and lead games or activities at each meeting. This person needs to be energetic and encourage everyone to participate and have fun!

Reporter: The duties of this position are related to reporting information about your club's activities to those outside of your club. This may include writing articles for the local newspaper or 4-H newsletter, creating flyers for club activities or contacting local media.