UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

4-H All Star County Ambassador

About the Program

4-H All Star County Ambassadors are liaisons between the county 4-H office, 4-H members and volunteers, and the public. They visit 4-H clubs in their county, network with other organizations within the community, and represent their county at the annual 4-H State Leadership Conference. 4-H All Star County Ambassadors are role models for their fellow 4-H members and their community.

The 4-H All Star County Ambassador rank not only recognizes a member's leadership abilities, but it is also a working honor. 4-H All Star County Ambassadors assist with county events, develop plans of action, and perform service projects. This esteemed position keeps older members involved by providing them with leadership development through goals to strive for as they serve as leader role models for younger members.

2017-2018 Ambassadors

Youth

Missy Pendleton

Ariel Scholten

2018-2019 Selection

Applications for the 2018-2019 4-H All Star County Ambassadors are due April 30, 2018 (extended). 

Adult Advisor
Heather Borck at Heather.Borck@sonoma-county.org 
Heather Borck is the new 4-H All Star Advisor. She recently returned to her hometown of Santa Rosa after spending 10 years in Nebraska. While in Nebraska she competed a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics and a Master of Science degree in agriculture education. She worked as a county 4-H Extension Educator and then on the Nebraska 4-H State Staff. She is excited to be continuing her career in agriculture and youth programs as the Sonoma County Fair Exhibits Coordinator. As a Gateway 4-H Club and Santa Rosa FFA alumnus, she showed rabbits as well as market lambs and hogs. She is extremely excited about meeting this year’s all star team and planning a great year! 

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Responsibilities

  • Serve as an active participant, providing a link between 4-H members, clubs, and council.
  • Represent 4-H at various levels, not only within their club, but at county, sectional, and state.
  • Attend state leadership conference.
  • Be prepared to install officers, and be integral part of county officer’s training event.
  • Complete all pre and post work to allow for hosting Sonoma County Achievement Event.
  • Be willing and able to assist at county presentation day, and other county events as needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model; be receptive to new ideas and challenges and promote 4-H, setting a good example for younger members.
  • Represent 4-H to outside organizations when called upon.
  • View the All Star Ambassador rank, not as an award, but as a new responsibility and learning experience.
  • Be prepared to financially support the all-star ambassador work and responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Applicant must be between 14 – 18 years old by July 1, 2018.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of membership in 4-H.
  • Applicant must have demonstrated leadership experience and skills. This may be demonstrated either through a Gold Star or through mastery of a project as demonstrated by at least 6 hours of instruction, 40 hours of significant leadership roles, 30 hours of citizenship and/or community service, and 10 public speaking engagements.
  • Completing a 4-H Record Book is NOT a requirement.
  • Having a gold star is NOT a requirement. 

Selection Process

  1. Submission of application, essays, resume, and letters of recommendation.
  2. Prepared speech delivered to the review committee. 
  3. Individual interview with the review committee

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