Leaders honored at Rotary 4-H Achievement Night

Photos submitted to Times Observer Virginia Loizeaux has led three 4-H clubs in one year. She received her 20-year pin from Warren County 4-H Development Fund President, Delores Stec at the 55th Annual Rotary 4-H Achievement Night.

The 55th Annual Rotary 4-H Achievement Night was held Thursday, Nov. 9. Warren County 4-H and the Rotary Club of Warren honored several leaders for completing milestones in their 4-H volunteer career.

First-year leaders include Susan Estes and Jennifer Slack, both of Warren, and Brian and Stephanie Smith of Youngsville.

The first year can be one of the most challenging as leaders develop their clubs and find their way through the Penn State and 4-H system.

Silver clover pins for five years of service went to Pauline Beard of Spartansburg, Lorelee Campbell of Spring Creek, Jason and Michelle Enos of Sugar Grove, Melissa Fitzgerald of Warren, Karen Morse of Sugar Grove, and Nokomis Stanton of Russell. Reaching five years marks the success of being able to multi-task several club responsibilities in an ever-changing program.

Honored with the pearl clover pin and certificate, Melissa Morse of Warren received recognition for 15 years of volunteer service with Warren County 4-H. Initially beginning her volunteerism as a horse leader in the program, her leadership has evolved to supporting an array of projects taken by the Pittsfield Bronc Busters membership. You may find Melissa supporting small animal projects such as rabbits and goats to creative activities involving baking and cooking. No matter the area, Melissa is willing to lend a hand.

Virginia Loizeaux completed her 20th year of 4-H Leadership. Throughout the 20 years, Virginia has assisted with a number of 4-H projects and programs. Supporting the 4-H Horse program through clinics, camps, and shows may be enough for some leaders but Virginia has also been the leader of a sewing club and an art club. Keeping one club organized is task enough for most leaders. Virginia leads the very hands-on Material Scrappers and All About Art clubs to offer creative projects to the 4-H youth.

The 4-H program is a youth development program of Penn State Extension. It is open to all youth between the ages of 8 and 18, without regard to ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or place of residence.

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