In order for a group to become a 4-H club, they must charter annually. By becoming a chartered 4-H club the club has permission to use the 4-H Name and Emblem as well as apply for tax-exempt status using the National 4-H General Exemption Number. It is the responsibility of the 4-H agent (or designated Extension employee) to ensure the clubs are using the clover appropriately. A club charter can be revoked at the discretion of the County Extension program if a club is not maintaining the charter requirements or are misusing the 4-H clover.
The materials provided in the chartering section are designed to support the 4-H professional in supporting the 4-H Club. Only chartered clubs are considered official 4-H clubs and should be reported as such.
|Charter Requirements||Guidelines for clubs to obtain initial charter as well as guidelines for renewing the charter (must renew each year)||Club Orientation Packet|
|The application used for clubs to obtain charter and seals for renewal. Clubs and Groups use the same application.||Included in Club Orientation Packet
*Completed copy kept in Club file
|Renewing Charter Checklist||Checklist for county professionals to keep track of club accomplishments required for annual re-charter||Included in Club file for 4-H professional’s records|