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Let’s go to the 4-H Meeting. Jim Rhodes Northwest District 4-H Program Specialist. Successful 4-H members and clubs require:. Families involved in supporting their 4-H’ers 4-H project and participation in local and county programs.

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let s go to the 4 h meeting

Let’s go to the 4-H Meeting

Jim Rhodes

Northwest District 4-H Program Specialist

successful 4 h members and clubs require
Successful 4-H members andclubs require:

Families involved in supporting their 4-H’ers 4-H project and participation in local and county programs.

All families, volunteers and 4-H members share in the leadership and responsibilities of being associated with the 4-H organization, name and emblem.

five basic needs
Five Basic Needs

Club Environment meets…

  • Promote Feelings of Acceptance and Belonging
  • Provide Opportunities to Develop Relationships
  • Provide Safety and Structure
  • Provide Opportunities to Contribute to the Group
  • Promote Competence and Independence
local 4 h programs should develop life skills
Local 4-H programs shoulddevelop life skills
  • Decision-Making Skills
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership
  • Group Communications
  • Ability to try new ideas
  • New Knowledge and Skills
  • Pride in Group Endeavors
  • Self-Confidence
a 4 h meeting should be
A 4-H meeting should be…
  • On a Regular Schedule
  • Run by Youth Officers and Supervisedby Adults
  • Organized – On TRAC planning
  • Fun and Educational
  • Providing Peer Support and Recognition
  • Supported by Positive Contact withCaring Adults
parts of a 4 h club meeting
Parts of a 4-H Club Meeting
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Monthly Business Meeting
  • Educational Program
  • Speeches/Demonstrations
  • Recreation

Refreshments

another look at a 4 h meeting
Another Look at a 4-H Meeting
  • Business
    • Call to Order
    • Opening with Pledges and Ritual
    • Roll Call/Sign In
    • Introduction of Guests
    • Minutes and Correspondence
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • Reports of Committees
    • Unfinished Business
    • New Business
    • Announcements
    • Adjournment
    • Program of Education
    • Talks and Demonstrations by Members
    • Judging Activity or Project Lesson
    • Opportunities to Learn by Doing
    • Guest Speakers, Videos, etc.
    • Special Tours or Group Activities
    • Recreation & Refreshments
    • Games, Skits, Plays, Parties, Songs, etc.
    • Snacks or Meal

Education50%

opening ceremonies
Opening Ceremonies
  • The purpose and character of the 4-H Club is represented in the 4-H Ritual.
  • When performed correctly it is very impressive.
  • Each member should strive to commit to memory.
  • If not memorized each member should be provided with a copy to read from.
the ritual
The Ritual
  • Teach the members to read or recite with meaning or feeling.
  • To help the members recite or read with meaning you may want to use the following explanation of the 4-H pledge.
understanding the 4 h pledge
Understanding the 4-H Pledge

My head to clearer thinking

4-H:

  • Helps you learn to plan before you take action.
  • Lets you learn things you can use as an adult.
  • Lets you make decisions.
understanding the 4 h pledge1
Understanding the 4-H Pledge

My heart to greater loyalty

Through 4-H you:

  • Make many friends.
  • Learn about trusting and respecting others.
  • Learn about people who are different from you.
  • Learn about values.

Loyalty

understanding the 4 h pledge2
Understanding the 4-H Pledge

My Hands to larger service

4-H:

  • Is learning by doing.
  • Is learning to complete tasks.
  • Is serving your community.
  • Is helping others.
understanding the 4 h pledge3
Understanding the 4-H Pledge

My Health to better living

4-H:

  • Encourages activities that are fun and healthy.
  • Teaches about protecting the environment.
  • Promotes wise use of leisure time.
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Understanding the 4-H Pledge

For my club, my community,my country and my world.

Through 4-H you:

  • Learn to be a good citizen.
  • Learn about community relationships.
  • Learn that you are a part of a larger group and that you belong.
  • Learn about 4-H across the nation andaround the world.
entire club in unison at each club meeting should give the ritual
Entire club in unison at each club meeting should give the ritual
  • Vice President: “Stand Please.”
  • Members: [All members rise and stand erect.]
  • Vice President: What is our 4-H Club motto?”
  • Members: (In unison): “To make the best better.”
  • Vice President: “We will repeat the 4-H Club pledge.”
  • Members: “I pledge

My head to clearer thinking,

My heart to greater loyalty,

My hands to larger service, and

My health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.”

In repeating the pledge,

      • raise the right hand to side of head when speaking line No. 1;
      • lower right hand over heart when speaking line No.2;
      • extend hands, palms upward, when speaking line No.3;
      • and stand at attention when speaking line No. 4.
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Vice President: “We will now give the Pledge to the Flag.”

  • Members: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

(At attention facing the flag repeat together the pledge of allegiance. The right hand should be placed over the heart while giving the pledge of allegiance. Congress, made this change December 15, 1942, Section 7, Public Law 623.)

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Vice President: “We will now review the meaning of the club emblem. What is the national 4-H club emblem?”

  • Members: “The National 4-H Club emblem is the four leaf clover with the letter “H” on each leaflet running parallel with the mid-rib of the leaflet.”
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Vice President: “What do the four H’s on the club emblem represent?”

  • Members: “They represent the equal training of the head, heart, hands and health of every member.”
  • Vice President: “For what is the head trained?”
  • Members: “To think, to plan, to reason.”
  • Vice President: “For what is the heart trained?”
  • Members: “To be kind, to be true, to be sympathetic.”
  • Vice President: “For what are the hands trained?”
  • Members: “To be useful, to be helpful, to be skillful.”
  • Vice President: “For what is the health trained?”
  • Members: “To resist disease, to enjoy life,to make for efficiency.”
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Vice President: “In the All-Star Emblem, what does the Fifth H represent?”

  • Members: “The Home.”
  • Vice President: “In what way can we be of help in our home life?”
  • Members: “By striving to train for a home life that represents true character, comfort and contentment.”
  • Vice President: “Be seated, please.”
order of meeting meetings should last 1 1 12 hours
Order of Meeting (Meetings should last 1-1/12 hours

Business Meeting (17%)

  • Roll call
  • Introduction of Guests
  • Minutes and Correspondence
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business – Leader may want to work with the president in developing the agenda items.
  • New Business – Leader may want to work withthe president in developing the agenda items.
  • Announcements
order of meeting
Order of Meeting

Program or Education (50%)

  • Talks and Demonstrations by Members
  • Judging Activity or Project Lesson
  • Opportunities to learn by doing
  • Guests Speakers, Videos, etc.
  • Special Tours or Group Activities
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Order of Meeting

Recreation and Refreshments (33%)

  • Games, Skits, Plays, Parties, Songs, etc.
  • Snacks or Meal
  • Consider moving the games, skits, etc. from the end of the meeting to the beginning or middle of the meeting.

Adjourn

tips for 4 h leaders
Tips for 4-H Leaders
  • Enlist the help of parents. Set out a sign up sheet with each month listed and have the 4-H members sign up for a snack, drinks, program and members for a speech or demonstration each month.
  • Appoint an officer to call and remind each person that signed up at least one week before the meeting.
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Arrange with your county educator to have a set of flags for your meetings.

  • Encourage parent participation.
  • Encourage the officers to run the meeting.
  • Encourage 4-H members to be respectful.
  • Ask for help when needed.
  • Have Fun, the meeting does not have to run perfectly.