Club Officer Elections for 2020… and a NEW County Council
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It’s time to start thinking about club officer elections. Newly elected officers will serve for the 2020 calendar year and gain valuable leadership experience and life skills. The experience also counts toward many achievement plans that older members would typically be trying to complete.
If you or a 4-H member is unfamiliar with what is expected of different officer roles, Ohio 4-H produced a series of videos describing basic responsibilities, which you can view through the links below:
- Vice President
- Reporter (recommended)
- Recreation (recommended)
- Historian (optional)
- Safety (optional)
- Health (optional)
At minimum, Caldwell County 4-H clubs will encourage youth members to fill the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and County Council Representative. The first four officer positions listed make up the core officer team, which help influence club programs and prepare for all regular meetings. They are also role models for younger members.
Countywide officer training for 2020 is tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Caldwell County 4-H Council
The Caldwell County 4-H Council is coming back to life in 2020. Each club must elect one County Council Representative (age 12 as of January 1) for the upcoming year. Responsibilities for this position include being a voting member of the Caldwell County 4-H Council, providing a club report to the council and a council report to the club each month, and participating on a countywide committee.
Two spots on the council will be for members at large, or members not associated with a county club but actively enrolled in local 4-H. Youth filling these positions also need to be age 12 as of January 1 of their term year.
In addition to having voting members, the Caldwell County 4-H Council will elect officers to run the meetings and plan for the year. An elected position for adult volunteers wanting to become involved on the county council can be elected as an Adviser to the council.
The council will meet the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Be a Pro
Any 4-H member ages 10-18 is invited to expand their leadership skills at the “Be a Pro” parliamentary procedure workshop on November 14, 2019 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 2 (120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC 28645). FFA members from West Caldwell High School will help facilitate learning at the event.
It will be an extremely practical training for any 4-H member considering to run for a 2020 officer position or be a part of the Caldwell County 4-H Council.