Youth Leadership

One of the unique aspects of 4-H is the club meetings are run by youth officers!  This is an excellent opportunity to become confident talking in front of groups helping 4-H members get to know one another, determine what your club will do to make your community a better place to live and to have new experiences!

Shared here is the roles and responsibilities of club officers to help those fulfilling these roles this year and to inspire those interested in these roles in future years.



  • Plan the business part of the meetings with other officers and volunteer leaders.
  • Know and follow parliamentary procedure to conduct an orderly 4-H club meeting.
  • Call the meeting ot order and direct the business meeting.
  • Provide opportunities for all club members to be heard. Get everyone to participate.


  • Preside at meetings in the absence of the president.
  • Know parliamentary procedure so that you can conduct an orderly 4-H club meeting.
  • Know the duties of the president.
  • Work closely with the president, leaders, and other officers on all club activities.
  • Help plan 4-H club programs.


  • Keep an accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings.
  • Conduct roll call at the request of the president and record attendance.
  • Stand and read minutes of the last meeting when the president calls for them. Make corrections to minutes as presented by 4-H members of the club.
  • Read correspondence received by the 4-H club and send any correspondence as directed by the club.


  • Keep accurate records of all the money taken in and paid out by the 4-H club.
  • Make deposits of money to the bank; write checks requested by the 4-H club, and pay bills authorized by the club.
  • Give a report of money received, bills paid, and amount on hand at each 4-H club meeting.


  • Write a report of each 4-H meeting and submit it to the UW-Extension office for publishing in the 4-H Express.
  • Write articles about special 4-H events and club news for your local newspaper.

If you are looking for more information, please go to the Club Officers page of the Lincoln County UW-Extension website.  You will find all 4-H Club Officer and Youth Leader Training Resources here!


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