Organizational Leaders provide overall leadership for a 4-H club. As the title indicates, this person is an organizer, not someone who does everything for the club. A club can have more than one organizational leader, if needed. Organizational volunteer leaders: coordinate member and leader enrollments; guide planning of the yearly club program; oversee election of club officers; assist club officers in planning effective club meetings by helping them with their agenda and parliamentary procedures; recruit and support other volunteer leaders, youth volunteers and resource people; serve as a communication link between the club and the county UW-Extension office; work with the community to build understanding and support for 4-H; coordinate club reports, record books and county fair participation; and keep club members and parents informed of county programs/events and 4-H Youth Development policies and procedures.
The Clubs and Groups page on the State 4-H website provides several resources and tools to start, strengthen and revitalize 4-H community clubs.
Adopt a Highway
Many 4-H groups will participate in Adopt-A-Highway projects. We want to encourage our volunteers and parents to address safety concerns when working on the roadsides. There are educational resources on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website that address safety issues. This includes information related to portable meth labs and other related hazardous materials that may be found along roadsides. While we’re not discouraging groups from roadside clean-up activities, we want to make sure participants are aware of hazardous materials and use safe practices.
I’d like to encourage clubs to register with the DOT for Adopt-A-Highway projects. Registered groups would receive updates and safety notices directly from the DOT.
Thank you for your commitment to 4-H community clubs and make the 4-H experience possible for so many youth in Lincoln County. We have tried to include resources on this page to help adult volunteers who are providing leadership for community clubs with the resources they need. If you have additional items you would like to see posted here or that you need, please contact the 4-H Youth Development staff at 715-539-1072.