Community Builders 4-H Club had a great turn out for the October 24th meeting.


On October 24 at the University of Illinois Extension office in Woodstock, 35 4-H members from 12 different clubs across McHenry County gathered together for the annual Officer Training program. Each of these 4-H youths was elected by their fellow club members to serve as an officer. Officers positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, recreation chair, and Federation delegate.

At the Officer Training program, these 4-H officers were given tips and tutoring on how to be a reliable, responsible and thoughtful leader, as well as how to run meetings using the proper Parliamentary procedure. The youths learned how to make a plan, how to put forth the proper motions during a meeting, how to celebrate other members’ successes, and how to be helpful to others within the organization.

Club Officers are asked to meet with 4-H leaders and other officers before each meeting to plan and finalize the agenda for the meeting. Officers also must ensure the meetings start on time, have a workable timetable, and end within the advertised time period.

“We are so proud to be part of the training that will inspire our future leaders,” said Michele Aavang, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development in McHenry County. “Serving as a 4-H Officer is a great learning experience.”



Michelle Walsh