As President, I get the honor of writing a little blurb each month to our membership. I want to personally thank you for what you all do to help seniors and others in our care. Recently, we had a resident pass away that I wish I had spent more time with. I found out after her death that she had volunteered many, many hours to the 4-H club as a local leader and county extension officer. Our youth were her passion.
I instantly brought me back to my years as a youth and the leaders that took time with me. I was in 4-H and I wonder what impact 4-H has possibly/probably had on me. How much of who I am today came from the guidance and influence of these volunteers in my life?
The four-leaf clover is the official 4-H emblem. The four H's stand for head, heart, hands, and health. The 4-H pledge is: I PLEDGE My Head to clearer thinking, My Heart to greater loyalty, My Hands to larger service, My Health to better living, For my club, my community, my country, and my world.
I am curious as to how many of us in our industry were at some point involved in 4-H. What other organizations inspired us? Who were the helpers?
To all of you who are putting "your Hands to larger service" I commend you. Please take a moment to remember those that inspired you and helped you. Now carry on with making the world a better place...
I look forward to seeing you all at the Sept. 27th meeting!