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Program Contact: Michelle Lain, 4-H Program Assistant
(509) 667-6540 • michelle.lain@wsu.edu
We are so excited that you want to get involved with Chelan & Douglas County 4-H! Whether you like to raise animals, cook, woodwork, perform science experiments, develop robots, get involved with leadership, or anything in between; there is something for you!

4-H Club Officer Opportunities

Club officers are proud of their jobs and always do their best. They get things done right and on time. 4-H clubs usually elect the following officers:

President
  • Prepares an agenda and presides at all meetings.
  • Understands and follows basic parliamentary procedure.
  • Appoints committees with the help of the leader.
  • Works with advisers to insure that each meeting runs effectively.
  • Works with member and the leader to plan the program for the year.
Vice-President
  • Presides over the meeting in the absence of the president.
  • Serves as chairman of the program planning committee.
  • Coordinates the work of committees.
Secretary
  • Keeps complete and accurate minutes of each business meeting
  • Writes club correspondence.
  • Records attendance of members and advisors.
  • Reads letters to the club at meetings.
  • Reminds members of special meetings and makes sure each member knows when and where the next meeting will be.
Treasurer
  • Handles club money.
  • Maintains accurate and current financial records.
  • Reports at club meetings on money received, money paid out, and the amount of money on hand.
News Reporter
  • Writes interesting and accurate reports for the club meetings and special activities.
  • Sends reports of meetings and activities to local media and 4-H News.

Sends advance information to local papers or radio stations when a special event is planned, such as a demonstration day or a community service project.

Historian
  • Takes photos and organizes news clippings, mementos of events, programs, etc.
  • Maintains a club scrapbook.
Recreation Leader
  • Plans and leads recreation at each meeting.
  • Plans special events and parties.
  • Involves other members in leading recreational activities.

Other offices may be added to meet the individual club’s needs.

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Teen Opportunities

There are many opportunities for teens to participate in.  Please visit the websites and if you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lain, 4-H Program Assistant 509-667-6540 or michelle.lain@wsu.edu.

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