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.


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.

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!

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.