4-H club officers are 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.
Additional information for the Treasurer:
- Checks cannot be made out to “Cash.” The University will not accept this.
- A person may not be a signor on a check made out to themselves or a family member.
- Two family members may not sign a check.
- Memo line must be filled in completely ie: “project supplies” or “scholarship.” Incorrect, a person’s name or “4-H.” This is too vague. The memo needs to describe the purchase.
Choose Health Officer Guide (Cornell University Cooperative Extension site)