SDSU Extension accepts nominations for South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame
March 10, 2008
The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will induct 10 more individuals into the South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame in 2008.
Youth Development/4-H Specialist Marilyn Rasmussen said area residents can help honor those who have made a difference for the state’s young people by nominating a 4-H volunteer for the honor.
South Dakotans can obtain nomination forms through county Extension offices. Or visit the South Dakota 4-H Web site, http://4h.sdstate.edu/. Click on the “Adults/Volunteers” link, and then click on “Forms, documents, and publications.” Or call Rasmussen’s office directly at (605) 688-4167 or 688-6191 to request a nomination form.
“We ask for a brief narrative or history of the individual’s service, describing the role or capacity in which he or she has contributed to the 4-H program in our state,” Rasmussen said. The deadline to submit nominations is June 1.
Nominees may be currently active 4-H volunteers, including current 4-H leaders, or retired volunteers. Posthumous nominations are also accepted.
The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service set up the South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002 as a way of marking the first 100 years of 4-H. There were 100 people inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame that year, including at least one from each of South Dakota’s counties.
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In each succeeding year, 10 more individuals have been inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame.
The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service will notify the 10 people selected for the honor in 2008 ahead of time with details, Rasmussen said. The 10 will be honored at a ceremony at the South Dakota State Fair in Huron.
The South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame honors those people whose vision has helped shape 4-H programs to meet the needs of the state’s young people, Rasmussen said.