What do Maggie Bethel, Cheri Booth, Julie Chapin, John Engler, Dean Kiesling, Theresa Silm, Debbie Stabenow and Vera Wiltse have in common? All are former 4-H members. And all are members of the 4-H Emerald Clover Society.
The goal of the 4-H Emerald Clover Society is to identify, acknowledge and celebrate individuals who have had significant 4-H involvement as a youth and who have made significant contributions to their local, state and national communities. Nominee selection is based on evidence of three or more years of Michigan 4-H youth membership, professional and business achievement, leadership in community service and philanthropy, contributions to or impact on American society, and significant leadership and achievement as a 4‑H member.
Do you know a former 4-H member, still living, who meets these criteria? If you do, why not nominate that person for membership in the society? The deadline to nominate is Jan. 31. Download a nomination packet at http://www.mi4hfdtn.org/ecs. Mail the completed form to the Michigan 4-H Foundation or submit by fax at 517-432-3310 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chosen 2012 inductees will be honored at the 4-H Emerald Awards Ceremony on June 21 prior to the State 4-H Awards Celebration.
For a list of current 4-H Emerald Clover Society members, visit the Emerald Clover Society website at http://www.mi4hfdtn.org/ecs/. You may recognize many more names as current or former Michigan State University Extension colleagues.