Bell 4-H County Council

County Council Meeting, Programs and Community Service Projects

Your county council officers will plan and implement county wide community service and activities throughout the year. They will lead you in activities such as club officer training, county council meetings, and many other community service activities.


President:  Kaylee Eaton

1st Vice President:  James Steglich

2nd Vice President:  Emma Canales

Secretary:  Victoria Canales

Treasurer:  Jordan Candelas

Parliamentarian:  Keeley Ham

Public Relations:  Colton Payne

Reporter: Ava Canales

Recreation Leaders:  Caroline Wood & Avery Payne


CEO Agent:  Sheryl Long

Adviser:  Dawn Brown


Council Bylaws

County Council Officer Resources

Youth Leadership Program – Parliamentary Procedure Activity Packet



Officer Elections

Wednesday, May 10, 2023


The Intent to Run Form in now a Google Form.  NO paper form will be completed this year!

2023-2024 County Council Intent to Run Form– due Friday, April 28, 2023. 

2022 Officer Elections Handbook – Please read!  Instruction on how officers are elected and speech guideline.

Council Officer Elections Handbook


District 8 4-H Council

The District 8 4-H Youth Development Program provides District 8 4-H Council officers many opportunities to be ambassadors for the 4-H program, practice and share their leadership skills, and assist in making District 8 4-H events run smoothly.  District 8 4-H Council members are held to a high standard of excellence which should be demonstrated by participation in the scheduled events and activities.

Required Forms/Information

To be eligible to run for a District 8 4-H Council Office, 4-H members must meet the following requirements:

To be eligible to run for Chairman or 1st Vice Chairman:

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 18 on August 31st of the calendar year in which they are installed on the Texas 4-H Council.
  • Must be a student in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade for the year serving on Texas 4-H Council.
  • Must register and attend the entire Texas 4-H Council Workshop in July,  in Brownwood.
  • Review the Texas 4-H Council Informational Packet (Informational document, Delegate Information, and Standing Rules).
  • 4-H member, parent and County Extension Agent review and sign the Texas 4-H Council Required Signature Pages. (Membership Requirements, Schedule, FAQs).

Officer Positions Available:

  • Chairman (Must be 16-18 and in grades 10, 11, or 12 on 8/31/2021)
  • 1st Vice Chairman (Must be 16-18 and in grades 10, 11, or 12 on 8/31/2021)
  • Vice-Chairman (8 positions elected)

By Friday, May 19, 2023.

  • SURGE Registration. Register to attend D8 4-H SURGE on 4-H Connect including all necessary payments and forms by Friday, May 21, 2021.
  • Application.  Complete the D8 4-H Council Officer Application on 4-H Connect including required signature forms and photo. (Make it a nice, high quality photo, please! No selfies! It will be printed and shared!)
  • Digital Poster. Email single-slide PowerPoint file to as a poster. The slide size should be widescreen (16:9). The intention is for slides to be posted on the D8 4-H website prior to SURGE and will play continuously during SURGE.

Friday, June 2, 2023

  • Interview. Participate in an officer candidate interview with a panel of 2-3 impartial judges in Waco (tentative), Texas on on Friday, June 2, 2023  beginning at approximately 11am. (Tentative: If you are attending Southeast County Camp teen leader training that day, you will be able to participate in both activities.) Business/interview attire is highly recommended.  More details will be sent following receipt of applications.

June 20-22, 2023

  • Attend SURGE.  Attend SURGE at Camp Buckner in Burnet, Texas and the Officer Candidate Orientation meeting before camp starts. See camp scheduled for time.  Please do not arrive late.
  • Speech.  Present a speech no more than 3 minutes.
  • Impromptu question.  Following your speech, you will draw a question prompt that you will respond to in front of the SURGE attendees.  You will have 45 seconds to collect your thoughts after drawing the question and up to two minutes for a response.
  • No physical poster will be needed.  Instead, the PowerPoint file will be used. (See above)
  • No handouts, give away items, or other campaign materials will be allowed, i.e. candy, flyers, gum, t-shirts, etc.
  • Elections will be held during SURGE.
  • “Your Turn to Lead!”  You will be assigned to a team with other officer candidates.  As a team you will prepare an ice breaker that you will lead together multiple times at the beginning of SURGE for a group of 15-30 campers. Your email address and phone number will be shared with the other candidates in your assigned team.  Officer candidates are responsible for providing any needed materials or may check with their County Extension Agent or District Office for availability.

Election Scoring Process

  • 20% of the score will be determined from the application received through 4-H Connect. Applications will be reviewed and scored by impartial judges from outside of the district.
  • 20% of the score will be determined from the interview.
  • 60% of the score will be determined from the popular vote casted by voting delegates at SURGE.

During the 2022-2023 4-H Year

The District 8 4-H Council Officer Agreement Form is a list of expectations for the 4-H member’s year as a District Council Officer.  The applicant and the parent must acknowledge the following requirements by initialing (not an x or check mark) each line (in ink; NOT computer generated) and signing at the end of the document. This document will be uploaded onto 4-H Connect during the application process. Agreement Form





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