The North Carolina 4-H Honor Club was organized in 1931 by Mr. L.R. Harrill as a way to develop a statewide 4-H service organization. Today, the NC 4-H Honor Club has almost 3000 members from across the state and nation.
Being a North Carolina 4-H Honor Club member is more than just an honor. It is the chance to give back to the 4-H program a small part of the knowledge and skills that the 4-H program helped to develop. Honor Club is looking for members who want to have this chance to contribute to the club’s motto – Service. Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon those 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship and leadership throughout their 4-H career. An Honor Club member continues to provide leadership and service to the total 4-H program throughout life.
Now is your opportunity to become a member of this prestigious group. Applications are now being accepted to the NC 4-H Honor Club and are due to the Buncombe County Extension Office no later than Friday, January 7, 2011. Below is criteria for the club that you should note before completing your application:
- In order to be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed three or more years of 4-H club work and shall be at least 16 years of age and not more than 20 years of age on January 1 of the year of application.
- The total number of applicants inducted into the NC 4-H Honor Club shall be limited to .05% of the current enrollment of North Carolina 4-H members.
- A total of 300 Actual Points Scored will be required before an applicant will be considered for membership in the NC 4-H Honor Club. However, the accumulation of these points does NOT guarantee selection. To be considered for membership, the applicant must submit two copies of this application and a photograph of the 4-H’ers involved in a 4-H activity. A minimum of 5 points per category must be documented.
- To become a member, a selected applicant must be in attendance during the tapping ceremony at the Monday night assembly of the NC State 4-H Congress. In the event that a candidate cannot attend Congress, he/she should notify his/her Extension 4-H Agent prior to Congress that he/she cannot attend. This candidate will be required to resubmit their application the following year and go through the screening process again unless otherwise decided by the executive board.
- To be considered in good standing with all rights and privileges of membership, a new members should pay onetime dues of $50.00 at 4-H Congress or by September 1. After December 31 of the year inducted, dues become $75.00.