What is the County Council?
There are over 400 youth members in Lake County 4-H, a select number of youth go beyond the club level by becoming involved in County Council. The council plays an essential role in Lake County 4-H as they are an elected representative group of 4-H members who meet, discuss, plan, and assist in carrying out 4-H programs. The council acts as a voice for the county focusing on the needs of all the youth in 4-H. Leadership roles held by Lake County youth include: president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, historian, parliamentarian, two delegates, and sergeant-at-arms. Over the summer, these officers attend a County Council Officer training that focuses on building leadership skills, participating in teambuilding activities, and setting goals for the upcoming year. This year the youth set goals related to fundraising, increasing attendance, and community involvement.
What do they do?
The County Council meeting follows the same format of a 4-H community club. The recreation portion of the meeting may include games that focus on activities for team building and leadership. The business meeting focuses on new and old business for the council and also utilizes committees for planning upcoming events. The program is an educational piece that provides youth with leadership and learning opportunities. The potential involvement of the council is limitless and youth directed. The Lake County Council is involved with the planning and running of the 4-H Kick-Off Party, annual Holiday Party, County Events Day, and the 4-H Awards Party. Members participate in community service and local activities.
How to join?
If you are interested in becoming part of the 4-H Lake County Council, making the council aware of an opportunity to serve the community, or may be willing to donate to the council for upcoming events please contact Dallas Daniels at email@example.com. The Lake County 4-H Council is always looking for opportunities to serve the community. Go to http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/lake/4-h-youth-development/county-council/ for more information.