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.
These objectives of holding an office include increased:
- planning and organizing skills.
- teamwork, leadership, and social skills.
- communication and public speaking skills.
- decision making skills.
- record keeping and management skills.
The general duties of holding an office include:
- Learn and act upon the duties of your office.
- Be an active member of the board of officers.
- Attend officer executive board meetings.
- Attend club meetings and activities.
- Lead in planning meetings and events.
- Give your opinion on issues, but also listen to what others have to say.
- Actively represent 4-H in your community.
- Let the officer advisor know if you are unable to attend a meeting.
Club officers and officer advisors have an important responsibility to their club, the University of California, and the public. The club has educational goals for its membership, service and membership goals for the community, and fiscal and legal responsibilities to the University of California.
4-H Officer's Manual (2013)
4-H Club Program Planning Guide
4-H Choose Health Officers Guide
Healthy Living Officer Training
- 4-H Club Business Meeting Agenda (Word)
4-H Club Business Meeting Agenda (PDF)
- Annual 4-H Club Planner (Word)
Annual 4-H Club Planner (PDF)
- 4-H Club Meeting Planner (Word)
4-H Club Meeting Planner (PDF)
- 4-H Outreach Methods Documentation Form (Word)
4-H Outreach Methods Documentation Form (PDF)
- 4-H Club Meeting Minutes (Word)
4-H Club Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Treasurer's Manual (2014)
As the 4-H treasurer, you help plan the club’s budget for the year, keep all the banking and financial records for your club and help make sure that your club’s money is used responsibly, ethically and fairly. Use this manual and the forms below.
- Form 5.2 Mid-Year Club Peer Review Report
- Form 5.3 Mid-Year Club Peer Review Committee Checklist
- Form 6.1 4-H Club Monthly Report
- Form 6.2 Annual Inventory Report
- Form 6.3 Annual Financial Report
- Form 7.1 4-H Treasurer's Checklist
- Form 8.1 4-H Club Ledger
- Form 8.2 Club Project Ledger
- Form 8.3 Checkbook Balancing
- Form 8.4 4-H Club Budget
- Form 8.5 Year-End Club Peer Review Report
- Form 8.6 Year-End Club Peer Review Checklist
- Form 8.7 Fundraising Approval
- Form 8.8 Monthly Statement of Cash Collections
- Form 8.9 Club Check Request
- Form 8.10 Missing Receipt
- Treasurer Forms (Excel)