4- H clubs usually meet in the evenings or on weekends and offer self-chosen multiple learning experiences and activities. The youth officers run the meetings, typically using parliamentary procedure.
All 4-H clubs must be chartered, which includes having an approved constitution and bylaws. The 4-H charter allows clubs to use the 4-H name and emblem, raise funds in the name of 4-H, and carry out the 4-H educational program.
Individual youth and adult volunteers must complete the required 4-H enrollment process and pay the annual 4-H program fees, which includes accident and sickness insurance coverage.
Responsibilities of 4-H Club Members
4-H members work as individuals and as a team. They:
- Select projects with guidance from a 4-H leader and parent or guardians
- Create and complete a plan for project work
- Keep a record of project work
- Attend 4-H meetings
- Participate in local and county 4-H activities and events
- Learn the 4-H Pledge and Motto
- Exhibit project work
- Participate in committee assignments
- Participate in community service activities
- Participate in other 4-H clubs and programs, such as camp
- Abide by the 4-H Code of Conduct