JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program recently held a training for 4-H club officers. The new 4-H year began October 1st. With the new year comes a new line up of officers in 12 clubs across the county. 4-H club officers have a very important role in leading club business meetings and play a part in planning activities in their club for the upcoming 4-H year. Club leaders Nancy Johnson and Heather Lesch planned and presented the event.
27 4-H youth club officers met on Wednesday, November 30th to learn about Parliamentary Procedure, Roberts Rules of Order, how to run a meeting, and specific duties of officers.
Youth of varying ages had fun with the “Order of a Meeting Game.” Then they learned how to “make a motion” and more specific details that will help in every club meeting. Youth then split up into different groups to learn more details about the specific officer’s responsibilities that they will hold in their clubs this year. Several resources were provided to all in attendance.
The evening concluded with a lively round of Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy led by Mrs. Heather Lesch who is an award-winning expert in this area. Thank you to all the parents and leaders who supported this event in 2022.
The 4-H Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Lisette Cabrera, 4-H Program Coordinator
CCE Chautauqua County