Honor Club was organized in 1931 by Mr. L.R. Harrill as a statewide 4-H service organization, and currently has over 3,000 members from across the state of North Carolina. Each year, 4-H’ers with an outstanding record of achievement and service involvement are inducted as new members at North Carolina 4-H Congress, joining a network of 4-H alumni dedicated to making the best better. Honor Club members maintain a connection to the 4-H program even after aging out and are provided with opportunities to give back in various volunteer capacities.
Often a defining moment for many 4-H’ers, induction into the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is one of the highest forms of recognition that one can receive during their 4-H career.
Why be a part of Honor Club?
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 using the knowledge and skills that 4-H helped you to gain. Honor Club seeks members who want the opportunity to contribute to the club’s motto – Service – by continuing their involvement even after aging out of the 4-H program.
What do I get for being a member of Honor Club?
Members who have paid their dues and are in good standing have the opportunity to attend the annual NC 4-H Honor Club Conference, as well as any other meetings throughout the year. This provides 4-H alumni with the chance to network with other Honor Club members from across the generations and stay connected to what is going on in the North Carolina 4-H program.
Members also receive copies of the Heartline member newsletter to stay updated on all the latest Honor Club news, as well as exclusive access to our Facebook group to connect with other members. In addition, new inductees receive a certificate and the right to wear Honor Club insignia, including name tags, ribbons, and pins.
How do I join the NC 4-H Honor Club?
Membership in the North Carolina 4-H Honor Club is bestowed upon 4-H’ers who have exhibited outstanding 4-H citizenship, leadership, and community service throughout their 4-H career. You can learn more about how to join Honor Club on our Applicants page.
What the NC 4-H Honor Club Sponsors
The NC 4-H Honor Club sponsors or coordinates several events and awards each year. Some of the projects that Honor Club helps sponsor are:
- Partnering for the Future (Awards Program Support Project)
- State Volunteer Leader Hall of Achievement Recognition
- District Volunteer Leader Awards
- Local 4-H Club Community Service Awards
- State Officer Elections at NC 4-H Congress
- Candlelight Ceremony at NC 4-H Congress