(By Delegate Kelley)

Recognizing 4H clubs for their service to the youth of our communities and recommending to parents that they encourage club participation by their youthful children.

Whereas, Many independent youth clubs were established throughout rural America by the late nineteenth century for the purposes of general education of our youth and advancing agricultural technology; and
Whereas, From the 1914 establishment of the cooperative extension system, local county agents began organizing the clubs and from which the number of 4H clubs grew rapidly throughout the country; and
Whereas, The expansion of our educational system has operated a change in the purposes of 4H clubs to those which, through club projects and activities, serve to foster positive social skills, build strong character, and enhance self-appreciation and respect for community values in the clubs' youthful members; and
Whereas, Such long and valuable service is worthy of recognition and recommendation to the parents of the children of our state; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That appreciation is hereby expressed to the 4H clubs of our state; and, be it
Further Resolved, That each parent of a youthful child in this state is encouraged to recommend to such child that he or she join and participate in their local 4H club; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to each and every county extension agent in the State of West Virginia.