The District 12 4-H Council had its annual winter meeting this past Saturday in Freer. The big-ticket item on their agenda was the proposed amendments to their Standing Rules that were proposed during their meeting on December 4th in Falfurrias. The amendments passed unanimously to effectively add two new officers to the slate of officers that currently serve as the Executive Committee (EC) for the Council. Specifically, they added a Health & Safety Officer, and a Youth Advisor. This takes the EC from eight to ten officers, expanding the opportunities for 4-H members across the district to get involved at the district level. In addition to this change, the EC also presented new opportunities for 4-H members to serve as Election Officials during the annual Election Convention. The Election Convention is an annual event used to highlight candidates interested in serving as officers of the District 12 4-H Council. The election has changed to mirror many public elections and the Election Officials is another part of this important process. Information about these new opportunities should be posted online within the next couple of weeks. The leadership the EC provides council continues to serve as a model for others and also inspires 4-H members to demonstrate their own skills. A great meeting!