The Brazoria County 4-H council is an advisory committee which assists in making and executing plans on a county basis.
Such a council is responsible to the clubs it represents and to the County Extension Agents. A County Extension Agent serves a as an adviser to the County 4-H council.
I. NAME: The name of this organization shall be the Brazoria County 4-H Council.
II. PURPOSE: The purpose shall be to promote and encourage 4-H work and to coordinate 4-H club activities in the county.
III. MEMBERSHIP: The membership of the Brazoria County 4-H Council shall consist of the President and Council delegate from each 4-H club in the county and the officers for the Council. Alternates selected by clubs can serve as delegates in their absence.
IV. OFFICERS: The officers of the Council shall be Chairman, 1st Vice Chairman, 2nd vice chairman, District Council Delegate, Secretary, Reporter, Parliamentarian, and Treasurer. These officers shall constitute the Executive Committee.
V. TERM OF OFFICE: Officers shall be elected annually and shall not be eligible for the same office more than one term. Officers may serve on Council for successive years by being elected to a higher office. (see ranking in section IV above). To be eligible for office members must have one year of experience on Council as Club President, Vice President or Council Delegate. Officers take office after installation during the annual Awards Program. *Only two representatives from one club can serve as a County Council Officer.
VI. AGE: To be eligible to serve as Council 1st Vice-Chairman, 2nd Vice Chairman, District Council Delegate, Secretary, Reporter, or Parliamentarian members must be at least 14 years of age prior to September 1st of the year in which they serve. Chairman must be 15 years old prior to September of the year in which h/she serves and be currently serving or previously served a term as a county council officer. Treasurer may be an Intermediate or Senior 4-H’er. District Council Delegate must be 16 years or younger for the term year.
VII. ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Club President shall give oral reports on their club activities for the year at the Annual Meeting in May. Officers shall be elected at the May meeting from the current council membership who meet the requirements as set forth in rules V. and VI. Officers shall be elected by the current membership. Election shall be by secret ballot. A majority constitutes an election. Only two delegates from each club and council officers are eligible to vote.
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