4-H honors help during National Volunteer Week
The University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development program is celebrating National Volunteer Week April 12-18 by saluting its 13,000 volunteers throughout Illinois.
Volunteers help support nearly 200,000 4-H participants in Illinois by serving in roles from club leader and project instructor to advisory council member and chaperone.
In Ogle County there are 127 such volunteers inspiring youth involvement in county and local 4-H club programs.
4-H clubs and their leaders include:
Bits ‘N Reins 4-H Club of Ogle County: Cass Headon, Rochelle
Blackhawk Crossing 4-H Club, Mt.Morris: Lisa Hinrichs, Oregon; Tanya Bowers, Mt. Morris.
By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, Byron: Carmon Conderman, Julie Carlson, Michelle Albert, Byron.
Carefree 4-H Club, Oregon: Annette Martin, Stacy Glendenning, Oregon.
Circle M 4-H Club, Mt. Morris: Deb Daleiden, Angela Reigle, Oregon.
Forreston Friskies 4-H Club: Vickie Smith, Thelma Meeks, Cassie Smith, Forreston.
Grand Detour Greens 4-H Club: Debbie Lowry, Felicia Coleman, Oregon.
Hub Hickory Nuts 4-H Club, Rochelle: Pat Kloepping, Chana; Bonnie Keys, Tina Yagow, Rochelle.
Leaf River Busy Beavers 4-H Club: Melinda Charbonneau, Leaf River.
Leaf River Soaring Eagles 4-H Club: Bambi Dillavou, Dawn Bolhous, Mt. Morris; Gretchen Wojtas-Johnson, Forreston.
Mighty Clovers 4-H Club, Monroe Center: Debbie Sweeney, Barb Sweeney, Jenny Hagemann, Monroe Center; Debbie Burkman, Clinton, WI; Adrienne Truran, Kirkland.
Ogle County Clovers 4-H Club, Rochelle: Jeannette Mingus, Byron; Becky Ackland, Rochelle.
Ogle Jolly 4-H Club, Stillman Valley: Michelle Swanson, Stillman Valley; Sarah Hackbarth, Lindenwood; Brian Hall, Monroe Center.
Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club, Polo: Tanya Bushman, Pat Bushman, Heidi Scherer, Polo.
Polo Pioneers 4-H Club: Lisa Fike, Pearl City; Barb Miller, Polo.
Summerhill Huskies 4-H Club, Forreston: Kim Daws, Forreston.
Another 89 volunteers serve on the local Extension Council, 4-H Foundation Board, Expansion and Review Committee, Fair Committee, Shooting Sports Committee as well as project/activity committees.
The Points of Light Foundation sponsors National Volunteer Week and the theme for this year, “Celebrate Service,” goes along with the focus of Illinois 4-H volunteers who are engaged in assisting and inspiring 4-H members to provide service to others and their community.
4-H volunteers engage in their communities by impacting the lives of Illinois youth, sharing time and talents with youth through 4-H clubs, Special Interest clubs, metro 4-H clubs, after-school programs and camps.
4-H youth are engaged in learning activities in the three mission mandate areas of citizenship/civic engagement; healthy lifestyles; and science, engineering and technology.
To learn more about the 4-H in the community, contact the Ogle County Extension Office at 815-732-2191 or online at web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo.