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.
- 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.
4-H Officer's Manual
Bi-County Officer’s Training: Youth members that hold office are highly encouraged to attend the annual Bi-County Officer’s Training held every year the last Saturday in September. The All-Star Teams from both Placer and Nevada Counties partner to train youth for their respective positions. Please be aware that the treasurer officers need to have an adult treasurer adviser, and it is encouraged the treasurer adviser attend as well.