Leading 4-H Projects
California 4-H is happy to now make available training through eXtension.
Currently eXtension provides introductory training for new and returning volunteers. We look forward seeing more course offerings in the future on many subjects that can help club and project leaders with their volunteer service.
Instructions for creating an account in eXtension can be found here: Volunteer_access_for_eXtension (1)
eXtension can be accessed here: https://campus.extension.org/
Resources for your Projects
The California 4-H website has a number of resources for leaders to help with activities and projects.
You can find resources for leading 4-H Projects here: Leader Resources
State Activities/ Events
State Field Day is an annual event held at U.C.Davis for 4-H members and their families. State-wide competitions are held here: State Presentation Day, State Fashion Review, Interview Contest.
There are other activities such as judging contests, photography contests, and activity stations. State Field Day is held on the 4th Saturday in May, and details are updated here: California 4-H State Field Day
Each year, clubs are required to turn in a financial reporting summary to the county office. A meeting of at least two members and two adult partners should be held to review the financials before they are turned in.
The Treasurer's Record Book should be turned in by August 31st to the county office. Guidelines for the book's contents are here: Treasurer Year End Instructions - Forms
Treasurers' books are required of each club, and are evaluated for excellent record keeping. Treasurers receive recognition at Achievement Day for their efforts. Here is how the books are evaluated: Treasurer Eval Form
For treasurers just getting started, this guide can be helpful:
- Treasurer's Quick Start Guide Financial Calendar & Outline
Some treasurers wish to keep all records in excel. They may prefer to use this workbook of linked sheet forms: Copy of 2013_14 Treasurer Reports
The full Treasurer's Manual can be found here: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/14647.pdf
To be reimbursed for expenses related to Council activity, please complete a Request for Reimbursement form and submit with receipts to the Council Treasurer. Only expenses that have been pre-approved and/or are related to the Council budget are eligible for reimbursement.
Marin County 4-H Council makes available funds to assist new projects and those projects that need additional equipment and materials.
Grant requests are considered on October 15 and March 15.
To download the Grant Application, click here.
Links for Leaders
Year-End Club Forms
State Required Forms
1. Financial Reporting Forms
- Form 6.2 Annual Inventory Report
- Form 6.3 Annual Inventory Report
- Form 8.5 Year-End Club Peer Review Report
- Form 8.6 Year-End Club Peer Review Checklist
- Form 8.4 4-H Club Budget
- Form 8.7 Fundraising Approval
3. Outreach Methods Documentation (submit online)
5. Club Constitution and Bylaws
6. Pin Orders: submit at http://ucanr.edu/marinpins
- 4-H Record Books
- Secretary’s Book
- Treasurer’s Book
- Editor/Reporter’s Book