4-H Clubs belong to you, the kids.  It is your club to participate in and run.  You vote as a club, play as a club, serve as a club and learn as a club.  Your adult leaders are there to help guide your officers with planning and running meetings, as well as supervising during club meetings or events.  

4-H clubs are democratic and follow Parliamentary Procedure.  This was created to make sure meetings are run smoothly but also ensures that everyone has an equal voice.  Here are two resources you should become familiar with to help you understand how to participate in these club meetings.  

  • Parliamentary Procedure Practice for 4-H Handbook (PDF)
  • Simple Parliamentary Procedure Guide for 4-H Clubs (PDF)



If you are elected to be an officer within your club, there are certain responsibilities you'll need to follow through on.  Be sure to review these guides below and ask questions of your other officers or your club leaders for help.



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