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Club Officer Information

4-H club officers are youth elected annually in accordance with the club's constitution and bylaws.  Under the guidance of the 4-H community club leader and/or the officer's advisor, officers are responsible for a particular part of the 4-H club's function.  Generally, 4-H clubs have a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and sergeant at arms.  However, 4-H units may have additional officers according to their constitution and bylaws. Other activities and events may be planned by a committee.

Together, the 4-H club officer team is responsible for the administration of the 4-H club and its programs. Club officers plan and carry out community club meetings. This process engages officers by encouraging them to learn experientially. The officer advisor serves as a facilitator, counselor, resource provider, and coach to the officers.

These objectives of holding an office include increased:

  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Teamwork, leadership, and social skills.
  • Communication and public speaking skills.
  • Self-responsibility.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Record keeping and management skills.

The general duties of holding an office include:

  • Learn and act upon the duties of your office.
  • Be an active member of the board of officers.
  • Attend officer executive board meetings.
  • Attend club meetings and activities.
  • Lead in planning meetings and events.
  • Give your opinion on issues, but also listen to what others have to say.
  • Actively represent 4-H in your community.
  • Let the officer-adviser know if you are unable to attend a meeting.


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