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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

October 16, 2023

New Year Reminder: Check Your Club Bylaws

Submitted by Kelsey Nordyke

According to 4-H Policy, "All clubs are to function formally through a constitution and bylaws. These are the organizing documents of a club and describes how the club operates. A current copy of the club Constitution and Bylaws must be kept on file in the local extension office. A template for clubs to use is on the Club Resources webpage: https://www.kansas4-h.org/4-h-programs/clubs/strengthening-clubs-2/docs/club-constitution-bylaws.pdf."

The beginning of the 4-H Year is an excellent time for 4-H Clubs to review their bylaws. In reminding clubs about this, you may find that many clubs don't have bylaws, or that the bylaws weren't passed down from the previous leader. Extension Staff is encouraged to review your records for club bylaws and request updated copies from your current Club Leaders.