2017 4-H Exec. Board nominations needed!
The Orange County 4-H Executive Board is currently accepting nominations for President, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary. These positions are a two-year term, serving the 2017-19 program years. 

The position descriptions are as follows, taken from County Bylaws:

President
It shall be the duty of the president to:
  • Preside over all regular and special meetings of the County 4-H Council
  • Serve as ex-officio member of all committees of the County 4-H Council and appoint the members of such committees
  • Call special meetings when necessary and in concurrence with the county 4-H YDP staff
  • Prepare Executive Committee and 4-H Council meeting agendas in consultation with the county 4-H YDP staff
  • Have signature authority on the 4-H Council checking account and savings account
  • Have voting rights when a motion is on the floor and results in a tie vote
  • Convene a complaint review committee in conjunction with 4-H staff
  • Appoint committees


Recording Secretary
It shall be the duty of the Recording secretary to:

* Record the full and complete minutes of all meetings of the 4-H County Council and those of the Executive Board. Motions made during the meeting and the result thereof should be accurately documented and recorded. 
* Provide a set of all 4-H County Council minutes to the county 4-H YDP staff within 14 days following each council meeting. These minutes will be made available to the membership at large with no exceptions. 
* Keep a record of those present at the 4-H County Council meeting (units another individuals). 
* Have signature authority on the 4-H County Council checking account and savings account 
* Attend regular Executive Board meetings.

Treasurer 
It shall be the duty of the treasurer to: 

* Keep accurate financial records, copies of invoices bills, etc., relating to the funds and property of the 4-H County Council, accounting fully for all receipts and expenditures. 
* Receive, record and deposit all funds in a regulated bank or similar financial institution to the account established for the 4-H County Council. 
* Pay bills and make other authorized expenditures provided for in the budget or otherwise approved by the 4-H County Council. 
* Secure authorization by the 4-H County Council for disbursement of all funds. 
* Comply with all University of California financial policies and procedures as outlined in the 4-H YDP Policy Handbook. 
* Furnish financial reports annually at year-end and at such times as required by the 4-H County Council and the county director. Financial reports should include a Statement of Financial Position (balance sheet), a Statement of Revenues and Expenses (income statement), and a list of tax identification numbers used in the county 4-H County Council system/program. 
* Act as custodian of all funds and personal property of the 4-H County Council, and keep a current list of all such property. 
* Prepare all financial records for an annual audit or peer review in accordance with University of California procedures. 
* Prepare and file all reports required by federal, state and local governmental agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service (990), California State Franchise Tax Board, and the State Board of Equalization, where and when applicable. 
* Forward annual financial reports to the county director or designee at the close of the 4-H program year and no later than September 15th. 
* Have signature authority on the 4-H County Council checking account and savings account. 
* Attend Regular Executive Board meetings.

We hope to vote at the next County Council meeting on Tuesday, June 27th @ 7pm. To make a nomination, please send an email to jrsuppes@ucanr.edu.

Thank you!

4-H Executive Board 


Interested in starting a Food Preservation project in your club?

Do you like fresh Strawberry Jam, Trail mix, Beef Jerky, Fruit Roll-ups or pickles?  Consider starting a beginning Food Preservation Project or Workshop in your local 4H Club.  We will give you the information and help you teach your kids to safely can, dry, freeze ferment or pickle foods.  They will learn about safety in the kitchen, about nutrients and how to prepare foods naturally without preservatives or unhealthy additives. In addition to the food preservation we will also teach you about Table Setting Competitions.  We will also help you prepare for County events like Food Fiesta and Imagionology. There are also many opportunities to compete at the OC Fair.  Do not be worried you do not need experience, just a kitchen and the desire to have fun with some kids.
 
We have led a Food preservation Project at OABB for the last three years and now our kids are using more advanced techniques like; pressure canning, sausage making and smoking meats.  We will be opening this project up as a County Project for a few kids that have past experience with Master Food Preservers classes or canning at home. Please contact Steve or Isabella Vegh for more information on starting a beginning project or joining our Advanced Food Preservation Project for 2017-2018 4H year.  
 
Best regards,
Stephen Vegh
714 264-0407
 
Bella Vegh
Bella.Farms@att.net



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