What is 4-H County Council?

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Image of 4-H participantsPurpose: County Council is the county 4-H leadership organization for 4-H club members. Its purpose is to help 4-Hers develop leadership skills while helping to build a strong county 4-H program. Youth from all county clubs are encouraged to participate.

Meeting: Typically the first Monday every other month at 6:30 p.m.

Upcoming:

September 4* Tuesday in honor of Labor Day

November 5

January 14* Project Record Books Due and Livestock Kickoff.

A typical meeting includes a short business meeting and programs such as leadership, teamwork, and a variety of other educational lessons. The meeting and also includes breakout committee meetings lead by the officer team.

Membership:
The program is open to all 4-H members and officer are held by youth between the ages of 13 to 18. New members can join at any time during the year. It includes representatives from the 4-H Clubs and groups in the county, 4-H Members at Large are also welcome to join!

Committees:
Each member serves on one of the following committees, chaired by one of the four elected officers. Committees meet during the regular County Council meetings.

• Leadership: Plans and leads leadership programs including Officer’s Training.

• Community Engagement (Service Learning): Plans and leads regular servicing learning projects, seeking to involve all Pitt County 4-H members.

• Activities: Plans and leads County Council social activities and fair booth, and countywide special events including Awards Day.

• Hospitality: Leads opening welcome and get acquainted activities at the beginning of each County Council meeting; makes new members feel welcome to County Council; serves as host/hostess during countywide events such as
4-H Achievement Night.

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Pitt County 4-H County Council Officers – 2018
President:                Kyndalyn Powell
Vice President:        Marisa Suedbeck
Secretary:                Kayla Gaylord
Reporter:                 Conner Mills

To join Council Council, contact Lauren Dail, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development at lsdail2@ncsu.edu.