Jazzy, Vice President
Claire & Katrina, Co-Secretaries
Throughout the 4-H experience as a club and your individual projects my goal as the club leader is to provide guidance, direction and management. The club belongs to its members and should be lead by the elected officers. They must take ACTION to LEAD the group. 4-H brings us together and teaches us to 'learn by doing' (the 4-H motto). The first step of leadership is communication and organization. At the break out session we will be doing a lot of sharing of ideas and planning. This is your club so you will be doing most of the talking! Be responsible and come prepared by reading over these materials and having the items filled out that I've requested.
By Saturday, Oct 27:
1. Read this page (that was easy, you're already nearly done)
2. Print out the files that are listed below under "Gear up for Break Out Session" There are 3 things to download & print
3. Skim them (this means read the titles, anything bolded or that catches your attention, but you don't have to 'read' the entire thing)
4. Please think about and write in where I've asked (further info. below)
5. Bring this all with you, and your 4-H binder, to the break out session on Sunday, Oct 28
6. Ask questions if you have them
Gearing up for our break out session
The first part of our meeting we will talk about ourselves as leaders and our personal goals. Print out the service goals worksheet and keep notes on it. You can always print another for a 'final draft' for your record book. Bring it to our meeting.
• Personal service goals are things you plan to do on your own - like time spent helping a neighbor, special chores at home, helping put together boxes at a food drive, etc.
• Group service goals are things we will plan to do as a group. Write down ideas you have and we will share our ideas at the break out. We already have one as a vet science group Wednesday at the animal shelter.
• Leadership service goals are projects you plan to organize. This is the beginning planning of your personal leadership project. Once you have a project idea and goal, you can start planning.
Running a meeting
There is a lot of planning that goes into even a simple or quick meeting. The first part of this download is a yearly plan. Just skim this part and jump to page 5.
Page 5 is the Meeting Agenda Planner
Starting with our November meeting, you, as our club officers, with Tisha leading the process, will create the agenda for the meetings. Here's a great worksheet and then we can simplify it into a one page form. We will create November's agenda at our break out session.
Page 8 is a meeting planner. Skim this one, too. It's useful information.
Please print this and bring it with you. If you have items for the agenda, make notes and we'll put it all together.
This is the book for your leadership project. You need one for each project. The green book is your horse book, and your 'main' book. I passed these out at vet science meeting one and at our October horse meeting.
This file is the additional project book you need for the leadership project AND any other project (if you need one for vet science, too, print two of these).
Here are some other leadership ideas that may help you with your goal planning: