4-H Club Charters are required to be completed every year. The National 4-H Headquarters and the State 4-H office require that all 4-H clubs be chartered.
A 4-H charter officially authorizes a club to use the 4-H name and 4-H emblem while conducting programs and activities.
To renew/receive a charter, a club must:
1. Read, Complete, Sign, & Return the Club Charter Checklist to the Extension office with enrollments every year.
2. Chartered Clubs will receive a Charter Certificate and be permitted to use the trademark name "4-H" and the "4-H Clover Emblem".
4-H TAX EXEMPT STATUS & CLUB EIN'S
Every 4-H Club MUST have an "Employee Identification Number-EIN (SS-4 form)".
An EIN # is required for:
1. The 4-H Club Charter (this form must be turned in yearly with enrollments; see above).
2. The 4-H Club's Bank Account. All clubs should have a bank account. DO NOT USE personal accounts/numbers for club purposes.