The North Carolina 4-H Honor Club Constitution and By-Laws includes information on membership, officers and committees, and other items of interest.

Download the current Constitution and By-Laws here: NC 4-H Honor Club Constitution & By-Laws

Proposed Updates

At Honor Club Conference 2022, two updates that affect both the Constitution and By-Laws were proposed:

  • Proposed Change #1: This change will add another officer with the title of Communications Coordinator to the Board of Directors. The purpose is to split the current Historian position into two complementary roles that will allow Honor Club to more efficiently connect with members and preserve Honor Club and 4-H history and records.
  • Proposed Change #2: This change will update the Constitution and By-Laws to use gender-neutral pronouns. The purpose is to make the document more accurate and inclusive.

Article IX, Section 2 of the Constitution states that “[a] twelve-month waiting period shall pass after an amendment has been submitted before a vote can be taken.” These submissions were made on June 4, 2022. A vote will take place at Honor Club Conference 2023; we hope you’ll plan to attend June 2-4, 2023!

Members are encouraged to read the proposed changes in detail here: Proposed Changes to Honor Club Constitution/By-Laws

Previous Updates

The most recent update to the By-Laws was voted on the General Member Business Meeting at Honor Club Conference 2022, which was held at Millstone 4-H Camp on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Article XI, Section 2 was amended as follows to resolve a typo:

By-Laws, Article XI, Section 2: The Board of Directors shall consist of the immediate past Chair of the Board President, the current officers, and two members from each extension district. These members from each extension district shall be appointed by the President on a rotational basis for a term of two years, subject to the approval of the membership at the annual Conference. One additional immediate past officer may be appointed at the discretion of the President.

The document included at the top of this page is the most current and up-to-date version. You can view previous versions of the Honor Club Constitution here:

  • June 6, 2020 Version – Three additions/amendments to the By-Laws were passed at Honor Club Conference 2020, which was held virtually on Saturday, June 6, 2020:
    • Article XI: Section 6 was added to address the removal of an inactive board member.
    • An addition was made to Article X: Section 3 under the Historian position to include the responsibility of managing Honor Club social media posts.
    • Article XI: Section 2 was amended to change the number of district directors on the Board of Directors to two members from each extension district, as opposed to one.
  • February 23, 2019 Version – Article II: Section 5 of the By-Laws was added to grant membership to 4-H members who have applied to Honor Club and met the requirements for membership, but pass away before they can be formally tapped into the organization.
  • July 21, 2018 VersionArticle XII of the By-Laws was amended to reflect the new amounts of Honor Club membership dues that took effect on January 1, 2019. Updates were voted on at the Honor Club member meeting at 4-H Congress 2018.
  • July 29, 2017 Version – Changes were made to Article IV: Section 5 of the Constitution and Article II: Section 4 of the By-Laws. Constitution and By-Laws were formatted to maintain consistency and professionalism in both documents.