Officer Team

Bayside 4-H is run by youth officers who are elected annually at the May club meeting. Working with adult leaders and volunteers, officers are responsible for running all aspects of the club, including planning and running club meetings, outings, and outreach; deciding club goals and steps to achieve them; and creating the treasury report, minutes, monthly newsletter, website, and more.

All members can run for a position after completing one year in 4-H, although other requirements such as grade level, years in 4-H, attended club meetings, etc. may apply to certain positions. See the officer position listing below for details.

Officers' responsibilities vary depending on the position they hold, but all officers are expected to attend monthly Leadership Meetings and regular Club Meetings and fulfill their position description outside of these meetings if necessary.

Holding an officer position is a large responsibility that holds many benefits, including increasing:
  • Planning and organizing skills.
  • Teamwork, leadership, and social skills.
  • Communication and public speaking skills.
  • Self-responsibility.
  • Decision making skills.
  • Record keeping and management skills.

2016-2017 Officer Team                                 

Table Officers:

Communication Officers:


Nominations and Elections

We are currently accepting nominations via this form: for a November 2017 Election.

In the past, in March and April the current officer team discusses the leadership structure and decides on the positions for the following year. During  a club meeting in spring, typically the April club meeting, the list of positions will be released to the club at the meetings as well as in the newsletter, and nominations will be open. Along with the positions will be the list of requirements for each position, and any member that fulfills those requirements is welcome to run.

Nominations are open during that club meeting and will stay open until the elections night, generally in May. During that time, a member can nomination him/herself or a friend for any position, either in person or via email to the adult leaders and club president.

The last day to nominate someone is before the elections take place. If more than one member is running for a position that only requires one person, they will each give a short (approximately 30 second) speach before the elections. All members who are present are encouraged to vote, and adult leaders tally the votes and then announce the new officer team.