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Beaufort 4-H County Council

What is Beaufort 4-H County Council?

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Purpose: Help 4-H’ers develop leadership skills while helping to build a strong county 4-H program that benefits all members and volunteers. Beaufort 4-H County Council Members meet monthly to plan and implement 4-H educational programs, as well as community service and social activities.

Officers

President – The President will preside at all meetings, appoint committees, and attend to such other duties as are necessary to carry out the county 4-H program. A vacancy in the office of president shall be filled by the vice president for the remainder of the term. The president will be chairperson of the leadership committee. In order to be eligible for this position, the 4-H’er must be a senior (4-H age 14-18).

Vice President – The Vice President will serve as President when the regular President is absent, attend to duties delegated by the President, and lead the American and 4-H Pledge at the Beaufort 4-H County Council Meetings. The Vice President will be chairperson of the Community Service Committee. In order to be eligible for this position, the 4-Her must be a senior (4-H age 14-18).

Secretary/Treasurer – The Secretary will record the minutes and attendance at each 4-H County Council Meeting. The minutes from the previous meeting will be read at each meeting. The secretary will assist the president in other duties as needed or assigned. The treasurer will be responsible for keeping track of revenue brought in and expenses of the council. The Secretary/Treasurer will be the chairperson of the Activites Committee. In order to be eligible to run for Secretary/Treasurer, the 4-H’er must be a senior (4-H age 14-18)

Reporter – The Reporter will submit information, articles, and photos of 4-H County Council activities to the 4-H Agent on a regular basis, so that they can be included in the newsletter and website, create press releases, coordinate news coverage, and assist in efforts to promote 4-H County Council and Beaufort County 4-H activities. The reporter will serve as the chairperson of the Hospitality Committee. In order to be eligible to run for Reporter, the 4-H’er must be a senior (4-H age 14-18).

Committees

Leadership – Plans and leads at least 3 leadership programs. Examples include education programs at meetings, training of new officers, etc.

Community Service – Plans and leads at least 2 service-learning projects, seeking to involve all Beaufort County 4-H members.

Hospitality – Leads opening welcome and ice breaker activities at the beginning of each County Council meeting; makes new members feel welcome to 4-H County Council; serves as host/hostess during countywide events such as 4-H Achievement Night.

Activites – Plans and leads at least 2 4-H County Council social activities and countywide special events including County Activity Day (presentations).

TENTATIVE/PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR 2020

November 12, 2019 (Tues.) County Council Meeting – Officer Campaign Speeches, Pass out Constitution
December 9, 2019 County Council Meeting – Vote for 2020 Officers
January 13, 2020 Program Planning (Council Officers) For the year and National Volunteer Week
February 10, 2020 County Council Meeting – All about Presentations, Project Record Books & Teen Retreat Weekend
March 9, 2020 County Council Meeting – Summer Fun Activities
April 14, 2020 County Council Meeting – National Volunteer Week activity April 19-25, Summer Fun Leadership
May 11, 2020 Program Planning (Council Officers) – County Day out at 4-H Congress
June 8, 2020 County Council Meeting – Half-year assessment of County Council
July 2020 No Meeting
August 10, 2020 Program Planning (Council Officers), National 4-H Week, National Youth Science Day, Paper Clover
September 14, 2020 County Council Meeting – Social, Community Service Project
October 12th, 2020 County Council Meeting – National Youth Science Day Activity
November 9, 2020 County Council Meeting – Nominations for new officers
December 14, 2020 County Council Meeting – Officer Speeches, Christmas Party

Beaufort 4-H County Council Constitution and Bylaws