My books started a revolution. Ashlan Wilson
4-H’er • Bookworm • Advocate When Ashlan discovered her school was one of the lowest performing schools in Oklahoma, she decided to use her Head, Heart, Hands and Health to make her community better. Ashlan took charge by securing grant funding to create a reading club. She worked with teachers and school officials to promote literacy in her school and the community. Then, she incorporated interactive activities with her 40 club members. The club was such a success that she organized a Junior High Book Club the following year. Now an organizational leader for the Calvin 4-H Club, Ashlan has secured donations from Scholastic Books to continue sharing literacy and reading with more youth in her community.
Features 5 Enhancement Grants Tulsa 4-H Leadership Institute Block By Block Dishin’ It Out High on the Hog with Healthy Living Learning about Living 11 Making Citizenship a Tradition 12 An OMK Christmas
Departments 3 Greetings from Oklahoma 4-H 4 4-H’er Accolades & Accomplishments 13 State 4-H Awards and Scholarships
17 Donor Spotlight The Nix Foundation: Turning Somebodies Into Superstars
15 Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame Charles Maloy Qualla Parman
18 Cultivating Children Through 4-H
23 Clover Classic Golf Tournament Results
19 Paper Clover Promotion
25 Financial Review
20 Kids Helping Kids
27 In Honor Of/In Memory Of Donors
21 Helping Hands, Thankful Paws
29 Order of the Clover
22 Pratt Inducted into National Hall of Fame
33 State 4-H Adult Awards Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 2
Dear Friends of Oklahoma 4-H: We are pleased to bring you this edition of the Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report. It has been a good year for the Oklahoma 4-H program and Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, Inc. Several new 4-H projects and activities were introduced this year. The new 4-H Food Showdown is a team competition that encourages young people to use creativity in preparing foods while also using communication skills to describe their dishes to a judging panel. Another new 4-H program is the ASI ATV Safety RiderCourse™ training. A team of certified educators and volunteers are working to reduce the number of ATV injuries and deaths through safety training programs. New corporate and agency partnerships are being developed through both of these new 4-H offerings. The 4-H Foundation had another great year. Growth in the market is once again improving the value of our investments; we have several new scholarships to offer; our enhancement grants continue to add support for local and county programs; and the Foundation has been able to match several generous gifts to the Pickens Legacy Scholarship Program, which will lead to many new 4-H scholarships in the future. We’re pleased to be able to include a number of stories related to Foundation-sponsored programs in this annual report. 4-H continues to make a difference in the lives of youth. In a five-year national study on Positive Youth Development, research showed that the advantages of 4-H participation include higher educational accomplishment and higher motivation for future education. In addition, youth in 4-H are more civically active and make more community and civic contributions than youth in other out-of-school activities. These accomplishments and impacts occur because of supportive families, caring volunteers, and dedicated educators who work with youth on a daily basis. Your support through gifts and other financial support are critical.
Charles B. Cox, Assistant Director Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H Program Leader 3 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
Jim Rutledge, Executive Director Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc.
Derek Smithee, Board President Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc.
National 4-H Council President and CEO Donald T. Floyd Jr. with Hughes County Oklahoma 4-H member Ashlan Wilson at the Legacy Awards.
Ashlan Wilson couldn’t believe her eyes in the fall of 2010 when she read State 4-H Program Leader Charles Cox’s Facebook message: “Congratulations to Ashlan Wilson — headed to New York City!” She knew exactly what it meant: She had won a trip to the 2011 Legacy Awards, a premier fundraising event hosted by the National 4-H Council. Ashlan was selected to attend based on her 4-H involvement and passion for philanthropy. In addition to attending the prestigious event at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC, Ashlan had the honor of being introduced as a member of Oklahoma 4-H and led guests in the 4-H Pledge. She also visited with donors, National 4-H Council President and CEO Donald T. Floyd Jr., and visited with Nancy Grace, a 2011 National 4-H Distinguished Alumna. “I will share this experience with young people and encourage them to set their goals high and make a positive impact in their communities with their 4-H involvement,” Ashlan said.
Oklahoma 4-H has more than 222,000 involved in 4-H activities, including clubs, school enrichment, and short term/special programs. Of the youth involved, nearly 35 percent live in urban areas. Source: Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development ES-237 Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 4
Oklahoma 4-H continues to develop innovative programs through the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, Inc., Enhancement Grant program. Thanks to our loyal donors, Derald Suffridge, the Southwest Dairy Center, the Oklahoma Pork Council, and the Hille Foundation, 4-H educators, volunteers and members have financial resources to conduct the community-building programs that would not be possible otherwise.
In addition to the generous contribu-
tions of Suffridge, Southwest Dairy Center, Oklahoma Pork Council and the Hille Foundation, some counties also received 2010 grants from Walmart to assist their healthy living programming efforts.
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The Tulsa 4-H Leadership Institute is made possible through an Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant thanks to Derald Suffridge. Without assistance from our loyal supporters like Suffridge, programs such as the Tulsa 4-H Leadership Institute would not exist. Today’s 4-H’ers have a wide variety of projects, activities and events available to them to learn valuable life skills. But which project do they choose? Where should they volunteer? How should they serve? How should they lead? The Tulsa County 4-H Leadership Institute gives answers to those questions and provides youth with the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well as create an awareness of important community issues while exploring and utilizing creative technologies. “Leadership is incredibly important, no matter what you want to do,” said Katy Crocker, Tulsa County 4-H member and Institute participant. “You need leadership in your career — whether it is your 4-H career, a professional career, or your college career. Leadership and teamwork is imperative to life. And, it’s easier to learn leadership skills as a youth with your peers than later in life.” Tracy Lane, Tulsa County 4-H Extension Educator, said creation of the 4-H Leadership Institute was inspired from a leadership and community development impact team. “We saw a need for more leadership programming combined with service learning,” Tracy said. “In addition, we incorporated youth-adult partnerships and teamwork into the Institute.” The 2010 session incorporated the STEM Institute, a two-day state science and technology training in Stillwater, focusing on photography and videography and taught by Oklahoma State University faculty and staff. “After the 4-H members attended the STEM Institute, we went back to Tulsa to apply the training we had just received,” Tracy said. “Do-Reflect-Apply — that’s what it was about.”
Leadership training topics for Class IV included Students Tackling Environmental Problems, or STEP; technology etiquette; leadership through technology; and technology career exploration. In addition, two youth-adult partnership teams explored the worlds of filmmaking and digital photography to tell the story of a selected community issue. The two topics chosen were bullying and 4-H visibility. “The best part of the Leadership Institute is it came full circle,” Katy said. “We all worked as a team to accomplish the goal and we used skills that we have learned during our 4-H career and used them in conjunction with technology.”
Right: Tulsa County 4-H members work on their teamwork and leadership skills through videography projects on the Oklahoma State University campus.
• Nineteen 4-H members and volunteers each completed 30 hours of leadership skills training • Participants assessed their own leadership skills and reported an increase in skills by the conclusion of the training • Teams created photo stories on bullying and 4-H visibility that have been presented to volunteer groups, 4-H clubs, schools, and the Northeast District Youth in Action Conference Tracy Lane
This project is made possible through an Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant thanks to the Hille Foundation. Without assistance from our loyal supporters, programs such as this would not exist. Mammograms, biomedical engineering, gears and pulleys aren’t the typical themes associated with 6-to-12-year-old 4-H members. But in Texas County, a couple of committed coaches and some passionate 4-H members decided to try something new in participating in the Junior FIRST LEGO League Challenge. The Junior FIRST LEGO League, or JrFLL, is a hands-on program designed for youth ages 6 to 9. The JrFLL presents a challenge each year, to be solved with creativity, research and LEGOs. “The LEGO League introduced our 4-H members to the idea that science
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and technology could be fun,” said Sherry Lindley, LEGO Club co-leader. Although only one JrFFL challenge is typically presented in a year, Lindley and the club decided to have challenges in both spring and fall. “Our two sessions were intense, with our leagues meeting once a week for 6 to 8 weeks to work on the challenge,” Lindley said. Each challenge had a theme. In the spring session, the challenge theme was transportation. The Lion LEGO league decided the transportation of money would be an interesting issue to examine. To make the challenge hands-on, they visited a local bank and learned how money is transported securely. The Lion League then built LEGO models related to money transportation. “The league projects introduced kids to math and science concepts while incorporating play and LEGO build-
John, Texas County 4-H member, explains how gears and pulleys work at a working display in the local mall. ing,” Lindley said. “The LEGO League has been a really fun, successful project for our Guymon 4-H Club members.” In addition to providing experiential learning opportunities, the Junior FIRST LEGO League has also been a great recruitment tool. “Half of the Guymon 4-H LEGO Club members joined 4-H just to be a part of LEGO club,” Lindley said. “Many did not know about 4-H, but this club is getting them involved and learning what 4-H is about.”
Oklahoma 4-H has always had a food component ingrained into the program. Whether 4-H’ers were learning food preservation methods in the 1920s or studying food chemistry and science in the 1970s, youth in 4-H have always had the opportunity to experiment with cooking and learning their way around a kitchen. Although recipes today may be passed through email instead of in a recipe file from grandparent to grandchild, the basics of kitchen craft remain the same: Be safe, be sanitary, and don’t be afraid to experiment! That was just the premise of the Grant County Kid’s Cooking School, held in June 2010. Oklahoma youth learned about cooking, measurements, food preparation safety, knife safety and more. The program was made possible through the support of the Southwest Dairy Center, which funds county projects to enhance nutrition education and healthy use of dairy products. Robyn Rapp, Grant County Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Educator, led the cooking school and 4-H and Oklahoma Home and Community Education volunteers assisted in educating youth on the basics of dish washing, bread making and creating fruit bouquets. Fifteen youth attended. “Parents commented every day about how much their child or children were enjoying the classes,” Rapp said. “One parent said her son has a stronger interest in becoming a chef thanks to the cooking school classes.” Rapp created cooking kits for each of the class participants so they could continue to put their cooking skills to use once the school ended. “There is an interest in forming a cooking club in Grant County now,” Rapp said. “Hopefully, we will put those cooking aprons to use again soon.”
This project is made possible through an Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant thanks to The Southwest Dairy Center. Without assistance from our loyal supporters, programs such as this would not exist.
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This project is made possible through an Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant thanks to Oklahoma Pork Council. Without assistance from our loyal supporters, programs such as this would not exist.
Truth or hogwash? Pork tenderloin has more fat than a skinless chicken breast. If you were one of the more than 300 Garfield County youth who attended Farmer For a Day or the Pork Cooking School, you’d know that statement was hogwash. Thanks to an Oklahoma Pork Councilfunded enhancement grant, youth learned the importance of pork in a healthy diet, discovered
fun ways to prepare pork and played pork-related games. “Pork is very important to our economy in the Garfield County area, and I appreciate the support given to us by the Oklahoma Pork Council,” said Cindy Conner, Garfield County 4-H Extension Educator. The pork extravaganza started with a Farmer For a Day exhibit at the Garfield County Fair in September, where 25 school groups participated in a walk-through exhibit showcasing agriculture and swine. Youth discovered many of their favorite foods come from pork, and they had the opportunity to sample ham as a snack. In addi-
tion, Garfield County 4-H members played pork guessing games and demonstrated swine identification. For those who were interested in delving further into pork preparation, a pork cooking school was offered for 4-H members. Twelve 4-H chefs participated and prepared a menu including a Sausage Biscuit Rollup, Coconut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Lollipops, Peachy Jamaican Pork, Taco Pizza, and Bottom of the Box Crushed Cracker Pork. The chefs had the opportunity to use a meat thermometer and learn the temperature at which pork must be cooked to be eaten safely. The pork parties continued through National 4-H Week in October, when more than 80 4-H members and their parents enjoyed a night of roasting hot dogs over a campfire. To culminate the project, Garfield County 4-H had a holiday treat workshop in December. “Garfield County 4-H thanks the Oklahoma Pork Council for the opportunity to make pork, healthy eating, and cooking experiences possible for Garfield County 4-H members and elementary students,” Conner said.
This project is made possible through an Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Enhancement Grant thanks to Walmart Healthy Living. Without assistance from our loyal supporters, programs such as this would not exist.
More than 550 youth, teachers and principals learned about healthy living at the Coal County Youth Health Fair in May 2010 thanks to a grant provided through Walmart. Extension Educator Lana Stidham teamed with the Coal County Health Department and Coalgate Elementary School to make the fair a reality. As a result of both financial and volunteer support, the Youth Health Fair showcased the following: • Strong Bones Training Camp focused on dairy and strong bones and teeth • Obesity in a Bottle illustrated the amount of sugar in drink choices • The Coalgate Police Department held a fingerprinting booth • The Choctaw Nutrition Team Salad Sisters presented a nutrition lesson on fat content in common foods • Marti Spears taught students about food and microwave safety
• The Coalgate Fire Department firemen and EMS medics gave demonstrations on fire safety • Big Five Headstart presented Chef Combo, a puppet who discusses healthy eating and exercising habits • The Coal County Health Department presented the Tooth Lady and tobacco use prevention programs • The Coal County Sheriff ’s Department presented child safety and Internet safety • Karen Eddings presented Healthy Living with 4-H • TenderCare Home Health and Hospice demonstrated emergency and medical procedures • The Department of Human Services showcased services available to families “We had great support from everyone involved, and we credit them with the success of our two-day Youth Health Fair,” Stidham said. Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 10
Each year during Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, a sea of green, red, white, and blue invades the Fort Sill National Cemetery. Elgin 4-H Club members, armed with more than 1,000 flags, arrive to respect, remember, and reflect on the sacrifices soldiers made for their freedom. Hands, large and small, young and old, place flags by the veterans’ headstones. “This project has special meaning to the Elgin 4-H Club members,” said Alan VanDeventer, Comanche County 4-H volunteer leader. “Assisting the Fort Sill National Cemetery caretakers in honoring America’s heroes has a huge impact on these youth.” These 4-H members, parents and volunteers are sometimes the only visitors the soldiers have during the holidays. The initiative began as a club project in 2008 in an effort to bridge the gap between civilian and military populations. The project begins each year with the ironing of the flags. About 25 members are involved in the project and assigned the task of ironing. “The members learn that ironing the flags
is part of the service to our military veterans,” VanDeventer said. Once the flags are ironed, they are stored until Memorial Day, when the 4-H members place the flags at the cemetery. Sometimes the Elgin club is asked to place 1,000; sometimes, just 350, depending on how many volunteers are participating. As part of the flag project, the cemetery caretakers educate the youth about how to place the flags properly as well as the significance of military service. “The youth learn what the veterans have given up by being part of the military and understand the reality that these men and women gave their lives for these youths’ freedoms,” VanDeventer said. “It’s then that they realize that they’re really doing something special for other people and families.” Although placing 1,000 flags
seems like a huge task, VanDeventer said the youth surprised him with their efficiency. “The first time I came out with the 4-H members, I thought it would take a few hours to get the flags placed,” VanDeventer said with a chuckle. “We were there maybe 15 minutes, and those kids had gotten the job completed. They made quick work of it.” In addition to placing flags near headstones, members also assist with placing flags at the columnbarium memorial wall.
After placing flags, Elgin 4-H members are encouraged to read headstones and the ranks of the military officers resting there. “They’re encouraged to think about what veterans did for them,” VanDeventer said. Editor’s Note: Alan says more than 2,300 flags were ironed in 2011 for placement at the National Cemetery. In addition, 4-H members had the honor of placing a memorial flag on Joe Hughes’ grave and honoring him for everything he did for youth through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
Left: Comanche County 4-H members Aerial Yoder and Katie Ashton place a flag at the late Joe Hughes’ grave at the Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Payne County Oklahoma 4-H Cloverbud member Matthew Sitton received a 75th Division Coin and Certificate for bringing Operation: Military Kids Hero Packs to the 3rd Mission Command Training Group/1st Mission Command Training Brigade/75th Mission Command Training Division in Fort Sill, Okla. Operation: Military Kids Hero Packs are a form of community service Shelly Sitton and are a tangible expression of sup- Matthew Sitton (left, center row) provided OMK Hero Packs port for military families. Non-military to children in Fort Sill for Christmas. youth and community organizations stuff backpacks with items and momentos designed to keep the deployed parent and child connected. “While, thankfully, most Americans remember and support our military, it can be easy to forget the sacrifices made by their families in their absence,” said Shelly Sitton, Matthew’s mother. “OMK offers 4-H members like Matthew the chance to help and to say thank you to their peers as well as to the soldiers.” For more information about Oklahoma Operation: Military Kids, call Ryan Moehle at 405-7444HYD or visit http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu/omk/. Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 12
Horse • Cheyenne Pinkerman Shawnee Milling and The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Achievement • Kelsey Shackelford Harold and Edith Shaw Memorial Endowment
Beef • Annie Jo Gilbert Kunc Family Farms
Advanced Achievement • Emily Morrow Vernon & Ronda McKown Endowment
Breads • John Reil Shawnee Milling
Advanced Agriculture • Alison Slagell Oklahoma LP Gas RM&S Commission
Child Care • Emily Matthews Edwin & Winona Presley Memorial Endowment and Kathy Rutledge Memorial Endowment
Advanced Citizenship • Kenna Maria Baker Mike Synar Memorial Endowment Advanced Family & Consumer Sciences • Wendi Holland • Oklahoma Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and Oklahoma Association of Extension 4-H Agents Agriculture • Coy Pfeiffer Kunc Family Farms
Citizenship • Sarah Schiete Gene & Judy McKown Endowment Conservation of Natural Resources Jessica Marshall • Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and Oklahoma Vegetation Management Assn
Horticulture & Plant Science • Conner Carroll Oklahoma Horticultural Society and Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association Ira Hollar Advanced Leadership Whitney Dockrey Bill Doenges Leadership • Jenna Murray Jerry & Julie Kiefer Endowment Performing Arts • Sarah Burrows Oklahoma City Sirloin Club Photography • Mandy Schroeder Tracy Family Endowment
Dairy • Glen Calvert Southwest Dairy Center
Public Speaking • Katy Crocker Quinn’s A-1 Moving & Storage
All Other Projects: Family & Consumer Sciences Macheala Adkison • Gail Maddoux
Fabrics & Fashion • Kateri Burris Wilma Wendt Pattillo Endowment and Bunny Franzmann Memorial
Recreation & Leisure Arts • Jeremy Otis Vernor & Barbara Bockelman
All Other Projects: Science & Technology • Matthew Chuning • Charles & Betty Smith
Goat • Chelsea Connel Canadian County Goat Producer’s Association
Safety • Austin Kindschi Oklahoma Farm Bureau
All Other Projects: Small Animals • Erica Doggett • Jay & Janie Hesser and Jay & Beverly Hesser Endowments
Health & Fitness • Mickala Gorrell Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives
Sheep • Daniel Howard Cabaniss Club Lambs and Oklahoma City Sirloin Club
All Other Projects: Agriculture & Natural Resources • Tanner Allread • Gary & Becky Stone and Oklahoma Vegetation Management Assn.
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Shooting Sports • Jeromy Knapp Oklahoma City Gun Club and Oklahoma 4-H Foundation
HES Scholarship Natalie Richardson OSU College of Human Environmental Sciences
Swine • Shiann Burns Oklahoma Pork Council
Hugo Graumann Scholarship Robbie Maples Pattillo/Graumann Memorial Endowment
Wildlife & Fisheries • Justin Farrar Oklahoma City Sirloin Club and Oklahoma 4-H Foundation
Key Club Scholarship Kenna Maria Baker Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Donors
Veterinary Science • Lauren Underwood Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Foundation
Larry D. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Kelsey Shackelford Larry D. Anderson Memorial Endowment
Allan & Dorris Goodbary Scholarship Kylie Stowers Allan & Dorris Goodbary Endowment
Modelle Pattillo Scholarship Katy Selk Pattillo/Graumann Memorial Endowment
B.A. Pratt Memorial Scholarship Teresa Richert B.A. Pratt Memorial Endowment
Oklahoma Home & Community Education Assn Scholarship • Samuel Eden • OHCE
Collegiate 4-H Scholarship Courtney Skaggs OSU Collegiate 4-H
Oklahoma Youth Expo Scholarship Kyle Pingleton Taler Sawatzky Oklahoma Youth Expo
Dana Smith Memorial Scholarship McKinzey Baab Friends of 4-H
Southeast District 4-H Scholarship Ashlan Wilson 4-H Friends of the Southeast District
Harold & Jeanne Gibson Memorial Scholarship Charles Maloy Harold & Jeanne Gibson Memorial Endowment
Tracey Cox Memorial Scholarship Cheyenne Pinkerman Tracey Cox Memorial Endowment
National Congress Delegates Sarah Burrows - Pontotoc Noah Cannady - Washington Sarah Coffey – Murray Lucy Dieman - Muskogee Whitney Dockrey - Pottawatomie Emily Eller - Payne Blair Gee - Murray Taylor Harbuck - Washita Austin Kindschi – Logan Terra LaRue – Washington Chase Lowe - Muskogee Charles Maloy - Rogers Emily Morrow - Cleveland Kendra Rash – Payne Meagan Rhodes – Major MaKenna Rogers – Pittsburg Lauren Schrank - Cleveland Sami Jo Scifres – Pontotoc Maddi Shires - Bryan Alison Slagell – Custer Kayla Thomas - Pontotoc Caitlin Tulloh - Cotton Brooke Walters - Washita MeKayla Weber - Canadian
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“You don’t expect to win,” Charles says seriously. “You apply so you can try to get into the Blue Award Group, and winning Hall of Fame is just a bonus.” During Charles’ 9-year 4-H career, he conducted 56 workshops and classes that reached more than 6,200 youth and adults. He partici-
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pated in 32 community service projects. He says of everything he did in his 4-H project, conducting leadership training workshops for other 4-H members was what he enjoyed most, and it is what he feels Hall of Fame is all about. “Winning State 4-H Hall of Fame shows you were influential in your 4-H career,” Charles said. “It shows you were successful in reaching your goals, despite stumbling blocks.” It seems hard to imagine that someone as successful as Charles had any stumbling blocks — he won State 4-H Hall of Fame at Roundup Thursday night and was elected as State 4-H President during Friday’s Roundup elections — but he thanks his parents and educator Donna Patterson for providing the guidance he needed to make it through. “Donna definitely lets her 4-H members manage their own project work,” Charles said. “The fact that I had to work
to accomplish my goals is what made me successful.” Charles is continuing his success at Oklahoma State University, where he is working toward a Bachelor’s degree in agribusiness. He has been named a Freshman Research Scholar, Outstanding Greek New Member, and an OSU Academic Scholar. He is a member of the FarmHouse Fraternity in addition to serving on the Student Alumni Board, the OSU Student Foundation (StuFu) and as a member of Collegiate 4-H. He is also heavily involved in campus community service activities such as The Big Event and Into the Streets. He credits 4-H with all of the networking opportunities in which he’s participated and the life skills he has gained. “If I hadn’t joined 4-H, I wouldn’t have had the chance to become friends with the impressive people I have met,” Charles said. “I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to learn life skills that 4-H teaches to youth.”
Qualla smiles nervously when “4-H Hall of Fame” is mentioned. It is as though she timewarps back to 2010 Roundup Honor Night Assembly when she was named a State 4-H Hall of Fame winner. It was unexpected; her 4-H project work was completed as a result of her wanting to do all she could for her community and her state, not because she wanted a title. “I pursued project work because I wanted to make an impact,” Qualla said. “Receiving Hall of Fame was validation that my project work was influential. That’s my life goal — to make an impact on someone else.” Although Qualla says impact is a life goal, she’s well on her way already at the fresh age of 20. During Qualla’s 10-year career, she conducted 77 leadership presentations reaching 36,273 youth and adults. She believes in promotion of 4-H and has reached more than 118,000 youth and adults in seven countries from three continents with her 4-H story. Qualla credits 4-H with her ability to take a stand on issues and communicate clearly.
“Without my 4-H experience, I would not have had the confidence to say ‘yes I can’ when my 5th grade math teacher told me he didn’t think I had the ability to move into the accelerated math program,” Qualla said. “Without 4-H, I would not have had the confidence to meet and discuss issues with heads of nations, Supreme Court Justices, national law makers, or even my fellow peers in 4-H.” Qualla continues to learn and lead as a student at Oklahoma State University, where she is majoring in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Her honors at OSU have included serving on the President’s Leadership Council and being named a Gates Millennium Scholar and a Wentz Research Scholar. In 2011, Qualla was named Student Philanthropist of the Year and was selected to serve as an ambassador for OSU in the President’s Partners program. No matter her journey, Qualla continues to give back through servant leadership. “4-H taught me that a leader serves
others,” Qualla said. “Being inducted into the Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame was a launching point into a different and exciting phase. I do nothing but learn when I engage with so many people from varying walks of life.”
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Oklahoma 4-H provides opportunities for youth to succeed and learn practical life skills. It is for that reason that Patsiann Nix Smith and her nephew, Jimmy, decided to support Oklahoma 4-H programming nearly four years ago. “We decided rural kids needed the opportunity to go to national 4-H events,” Patsiann said. “They need the opportunity to be recognized.
Patsiann (center) with Cherokee County 4-H members during a recent 4-H Sport Fishing Clinic. 17 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
They need to be somebody.” Together, Patsiann and Jimmy operate The Nix Foundation, a charitable organization founded by Patsiann’s parents, Jim and Mildred Nix. “I was fortunate that my parents helped me get through school at Oklahoma State University,” Patsiann said. “I feel blessed that through my parent’s foundation, we can continue to offer educational opportunities to young people who might not get the chance otherwise.” The Nix Foundation provides support for 4-H members to attend National 4-H Congress and participate in the livestock judging program. “What impresses me about the 4-H program is it makes rocking chair memories,” Patsiann said. “It provides youth with practical education and life skills that they will have started as a way of life in their path to achieve their goals.” Patsiann said in the process of providing support for Oklahoma 4-H, she realized there was a difference in “needs” and “wants.” “I found at The Nix Foundation, we wanted to meet the needs of those we are serving,” Pat-
siann said. “But in essence, with our support of Oklahoma 4-H, we’re also meeting a want — a want of the 4-H youth to be recognized and to be that ‘somebody’ who gets to go to Atlanta to Congress or be a part of the livestock judging program.” In addition to helping with state programs, Patsiann is active in the Cherokee County 4-H program and provides indirect support in the form of attending the Cherokee County 4-H banquets, the county fair, livestock shows, and agricultural-related events. She believes her support of 4-H is a great way to combine her passion for children, education and agriculture. “Patsiann is a very generous, giving person,” said Carl Wallace, Cherokee County Extension director and 4-H educator. “She has a passion for providing opportunities to kids who need it. Patsiann said it’s just a part of who she is. “I believe that I want to help others because I know that in doing for others, I am better off, too,” Patsiann said.
Oklahoma 4-H is proud to recognize Marjorie Moesel of Oklahoma City for her commitment to 4-H and her community. Moesel was named the 2011 Southern Region 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer for her exceptional contributions as a 4-H volunteer in the Southern Region 4-H program. Moesel, a 4-H volunteer for 56 years in New Jersey, Ohio, and predominantly Oklahoma, has been a passionate champion of the 4-H program, and especially the horticulture program, for most of her life. She is a 4-H alumnus, having joined the Yukon Big 3 4-H Club in 1939. She was a National 4-H Scholarship winner in horticulture and achievement at National 4-H Congress. She used her leadership skills to organize the Oklahoma County 4-H Horticulture Club and now serves as the leader for the “Memorial Wonders” 4-H Club, a 4-H Club hosted at the Memorial Christian Church that includes immigrant families from Nigeria, Guatemala, and Mexico. Moesel reflects on her vast 4-H experience as she says, “I love to see kids learn! It is a thrill to get them started, give them the guidelines, some tools to work with and then watch them take off on their own with it. Every young person has the ability to learn in them. It just needs to be brought out and given a chance to blossom. That’s why 4-H is so great. It gives young people a lot of opportunities to learn and excel in different settings, like judging, contests, talent nights, speeches, trips, etc.” Moesel will be recognized at the Southern Regional 4-H Volunteer Forum scheduled for October 6-8, 2011, at the Arkansas 4-H Center. Molly Witzel
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In 2010, National 4-H and Tractor Supply Company launched a new campaign designed to increase 4-H visibility and foster relationships between 4-H members, volunteers and communities in which Tractor Supply Stores were located. The first Paper Clover promotion began in November and ran for two weeks. Oklahoma 4-H educators, members and volunteers jumped in during the campaign, teaming with their local TSC stores and providing working displays, customer carry-out assistance, and other services to TSC customers during the Paper Clover promotion. The promotion raised $3,792 in its initial campaign, with Weatherford leading in the district with the highest transaction numbers for Paper Clovers sold. In the spring of 2011, another promotional campaign launched, and again 4-H’ers and stores joined together to raise money for local, state and national 4-H. Oklahoma County’s Edmond Horse Club made a substantial effort during the spring promotion, garnering funds, assisting TSC customers, and entering (and winning!) the National 4-H Paper Clover photo contest. Oklahoma 4-H will again participate in the Paper Clover campaign in the fall of 2011 — and, with more than 20 Tractor Supply stores in the state participating, make sure you stop by yours and purchase a Paper Clover in support of Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development.
Paper Clover Facts Fall 2010 Paper Clover Fundraising Spring 2011 Paper Clover Fundraising Total Money Raised
$3,792 $5,085 $8,877
Paper Clover Regional Awards - Top County • Weatherford - Custer County
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Top Oklahoma Paper Clover Counties • Custer County - Weatherford $851 • Oklahoma County - Edmond $543 • Tulsa County - Sand Springs $498
Kids Helping Kids — the idea began more than 20 years ago in an effort to create a statewide philanthropic mission to join communities of youth together to raise money to benefit the local clubs and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma 4-H members have raised more than $780,000 since in the campaign began in 1988. “The unique aspect of the Kids Helping Kids program is that 4-H members are helping the Ronald McDonald House as well as their local club,” said Jim Rutledge, Executive Director for the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation. “A percentage of proceeds goes directly to Ronald McDonald House, and the remaining funds go to the clubs of which the 4-H’ers are members.” While some members do it for the prizes and savings bonds, other 4-H members participate in the Ronald McDonald House Kids Helping Kids fundraiser for personal reasons. Okmulgee County 4-H member Timothy Reeves II is just one of those members. Timothy, who is 12, began Okmulgee 4-H four years ago and began participating in the Kids
Helping Kids campaign as a way to give back to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City. Timothy’s sister had been hospitalized off and on from the time she was born until she was 3 years old. Timothy said the Ronald McDonald House was vital in providing housing, food and other necessities his family needed while they were attending to his sister’s medical issues. As a result of Timothy’s passion to help families in need of Ronald McDonald House’s help, he has raised more than $7,200 over the last four years, and he continues to increase his fund raising efforts each year. Thanks to Timothy’s efforts, he had something given back to him in 2011: The honor of being recognized as a Prudential Spirit of Community State Honoree. The honor included a silver medallion, cash prize, and a trip to Washington, D.C., to attend the Spirit of Community ceremony honoring state and national winners. Ultimately, Timothy participates in the campaign not for the recognition but for the help he’s providing to families who stay at
Ronald McDonald House. Timothy states in his Prudential Spirit of Community Profile, “We will never know how many people this money has touched or how many it will touch. All I know is that this is a way that I can do my small part in a big world.” Actress Susan Sarandon congratulates Parth Singh, (center) and Timothy Aaron Reeves II, (right) on being named the top two youth volunteers in Oklahoma for 2011 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Photo provided by Prudential/ NewsInfusion.
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Every third Saturday of the month, you’ll find Tulsa 4-H’er KatyAnn Dudley organizing food, treats and goodies into sacks for distribution on food delivery routes. “Some routes only need 3 sacks of food, and some need 20,” KatyAnn explains. “Usually it takes about a half hour to deliver everything.” These food sacks are welcomed by their recipients with a happy woof, purr or tweet. You see, these food sacks aren’t delivered for the humans in the household. KatyAnn delivers the sacks to home bound pet owners through Meals for Paw Starz, a program that works in conjunction with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa and is a cooperative effort with the Tulsa County 4-H Paw Starz Club. KatyAnn said the program started nearly four years ago when a Tulsa County 4-H leader recognized the need for pet food donations to home bound pet owners. “Meals on Wheels recipients want to feed their pets, but sometimes they don’t have the means to do it,” KatyAnn said. “So they feed them 21 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
parts of their own meals. This creates a problem because then no one is getting enough food.” KatyAnn, active in the dog project in addition to public speaking and leadership, jumped on board when she learned about the opportunity to help the Tulsa community. “I started collecting pet food donations in my school classroom,” KatyAnn recalls. “I set up a box in my classroom and we ended up collecting four huge boxes of pet food, treats and other donations for Meals on Wheels pet owners.” In addition to the monthly pet food delivery (which includes food for parakeets and turtles, too), KatyAnn and other members of the Paw Starz 4-H club have crafted and delivered gift baskets for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day with toys and treats for pets. KatyAnn’s involvement in the program earned her recognition in TulsaPeople magazine, who listed her as one of Tulsa’s top 25 volunteers in 2010. “I was really surprised that I had earned that recognition,” KatyAnn said. “Mr. Dan [Rabovsky]
with Meals on Wheels, asked to take my picture one day when I was helping with Meals for Paw Starz, and I had no idea he wanted it for the TulsaPeople nomination!” In addition to her TulsaPeople recognition, KatyAnn won the Tulsa area “Kohl’s Kids Who Care” scholarship program for her community service in the dog program within 4-H, including her work in Meals for Paw Starz, along with many other dog-related community service projects. “The people you meet are my favorite part of the project,” KatyAnn said. “They get so excited to see you and know someone out there cares for their pet as much as they do.”
Left: KatyAnn prepares to deliver pet food and treats to Tulsa community Meals on Wheels recipients. She says the most rewarding part of the project is meeting new people and their pets and knowing that the project is assisting those in need.
Oklahoma is once again proud to have one of its former leaders inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame. B. A. Pratt was a pioneer in the 4-H movement, and served as the State 4-H Club Agent for almost 20 years during the most formative part of Oklahoma 4-H history. After working for several years in agriculture education jobs in Missouri, Tennessee and Oklahoma, he joined the state 4-H staff in 1921. Mr. Pratt was a great proponent of 4-H competitive events, and during his tenure many dairy and livestock judging teams did well at the national and international level, with Oklahoma teams winning the national dairy judging contest in 1928, ‘30 and ‘31. Those teams went on to win the International Dairy Judging Contest in Europe two of the three years. During the ‘20s and ‘30s Oklahoma 4-H members also won the first Presidential Tray and the first Moses Leadership Trophy at National 4-H Congress. B. A. was responsible for the early growth of 4-H Roundup, with 3,000 youth and advisors attending the 1938 event. The following year, what is now Gallagher-Iba Arena was dedicated as the 4-H Club and Student Activity Building. His character and citizenship are evident in the way he spent his life. As we review the early history of 4-H, from the first National 4-H Congress to the first National 4-H Conference and the adoption of the 4-H Pledge, we find that B. A. Pratt was there. At the time of his retirement, the editor of the Daily Oklahoman said, “You have built a monument in the hearts of the farm youth and their parents in the State of Oklahoma. Your record of accomplishments is the best in the United States.” B.A. Pratt will be recognized posthumously in October at the National 4-H Center as a 2011 National 4-H Hall of Fame recipient. Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 22
Farrand Team Jenna/Susan Murray
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The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc. and its board members accomplished another successful Clover Classic Golf Tournament. The golf tournament was held at Oak Tree Golf and Country Club, and 18 teams participated, raising more than $15,000 for Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development programs. The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Golf Committee, composed of Chairman Joe Dorman, members Lindsay Sherrer, Mike Spradling, John Barbush, Marvin Burns, Jered Davidson, Ann Benson, Gwen Shaw, Beverly Chapman, and Cathy Shuffield, coordinated the details to ensure a fun time and great prizes from 4-Hâ€™s loyal donors. As in previous years, participants enjoyed food and beverage sponsored by the Oklahoma Pork Council. The funds raised make a positive difference in the lives of Oklahoma 4-H youth through scholarships, educational trips and leadership development experiences.
Burns Team Jenna/Susan Murray
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The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc. completed a financial review for the fiscal year January 1 to December 31, 2010. The amounts listed to the right are provided from audited, accrual-based financial statements.
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Realized & Unrealized Investment Gain $ 481,783 Gifts & Grants
Interest & Dividend Income
Program Registrations & Fees
Sales & Special Events
Administrative Support & Operations
Brokerage, Bank & Prof. Support
Sales & Fundraising Events
Total Net Assets
*Includes R.D. Farmer Account held in Trust by Bank of America,
Usage of In-Kind Donations
Temporarily Restricted *
Dec. 31, 2010 balance of $2,879,264.16.
the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc. awards more than $50,000 in scholarships each year to young people for their outstanding project work and accomplishments. Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report â€˘ 26
In Memory Of: In Honor Of: Nancy Dunlap By Dixie Ferrell, Murray County and Mary Sue Sanders Judy Farabough By Becky Stone Kent Gardner By Recia Garcia Bill Greer By Mary Sue Sanders Kevin Hackett By Dixie Ferrell and Alan VanDeventer Greg Highfill By Richard Wuerflein Clay Jones By Mary Sue Sanders Carl Oblander By Betty Oblander Ray Parker By Patti Barker, Jocelynn Gray and Connie LaGrow Qualla Parman By Thelma O’Meara Sue Peyton By Shirley Hastings 27 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
Lowayne Piercey By Sabrina (Piercey) Bierman Gwen Shaw By Greg and Dixie Thomas Wallace Smith By John and Necia Harp Alan VanDeventer By Mary Sue Sanders Mary Jane Wall By James and Barbara Kirby Mary Sue Sanders also made gifts in honor of the following 4-H Ambassadors and Ambassador alumni: McKinzey Baab Lynsi Bourne Sarah Brockhaus Jo Eike Amber Goddard Charles Maloy Charles Maxcey Cheyenne Moran Christy Morris Aerial Smith Kylie Stowers Rebekah Willis
Bud Barnes By Steve, Janice, Evan, and Carly Blasingame, Joe and Vicky Francis, Leslie Griffith, Cindy (Opperude) Griffith, Pete and Barbara Hatfield, Beverly Meeks, Frank and Phyllis Parmer, Gwen Shaw, Wallace and Peggy Smith, David and Judy Sturgeon, Paul and Virginia Walker James E. Boothe By Linda Baker Joan Castle By Dean and Mary Etta Campbell Don Cinnamon By Brenda Sidwell Charles and Luana Crites By Sharon Christie Everett Elwell By Darlene Billman Doc and Evelyn Ely By Wanda (Ely) Carter Tom Glenn By LaDell Emmons Refa Gray By Brenda and Bambi Sidwell
Raymond Gregory By Mary Deaton and Dick and Jewell Griffin By Judy McKown Susan Hackett By Alfalfa County, Dennis and Eveline Allen, Claude Bess, William and Beverly Brant, Linwood and Sue Brunken, June Cash, Charles Cox, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Dixie Ferrell, Sheila Forbes, Kenneth and Elizabeth Freeman, Martha Gabriel, Garfield County 4-H Boosters, Kay County, Nancy Lambert, Merlin and Ruth Ann Landwehr, JoAnne Leatherman, Merl Miller, Susan Murray, Glenn Muske, Noble County, Northwest District Jr. Livestock Show, Ken and Sherry Rapp, David and Sally Riesenberg, Jim Rutledge and Pat McNally, Mary Sue Sanders, Marlys Schroeder, Wallace Smith, Steven and Janet Smith, Marcy Wichert H. Howard Hanni By Naomi Hanni Elouise Francis (Wode) Hansen By Judy Ferrell Esther Hartle
By Marilynn Aaron Bob Heidlage By Kent, Diana, KC and Hallie Barnes, Beth Cohenour, Dixie Ferrell, Sheila Forbes, Joe and Barbara Grissom, Cynthia Moore, Susan Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nance, OPEA, Irene Park, Karen Richardson, Cindy (Stidham) Schuering, Greg and Margaret Stangl, Emmy (Scott) Stidham, Charles Summers, Tulsa County 4-H Horse Club Joe Hughes By E.R. Kimsey June Jared By Rosemarie Ochsner Ruth Kamer By Herbert Karner Louise Keesee Donald and Wonella Brewer, Mrs. W.E. Dalton, Phil Davis, John and Linda Gibbs, Susan Jackson, Paul Keesee, Jr., The Kerr Foundation, Inc., Beverly Kidd, Ron and Marilou Kistler, Jane Lepak, Carolyn McDaniel, Lana Oglesbee, Polly Pater, Roy Reeves, Ray and Melva Sims, Judith Smith, Strasburger & Price LLP, Peggy Symes, Larry and Sherry Ta-
bor, B.D. White, Linda Youngblood Helen Irene Kraus By Brenda Sidwell Dale Lively By Susan Allen Meredith Marquard By Donald and Phillis Cothren Herbert McCarty By Candace Slagell Charles Monsees By Patricia Monsees Phyllis Parnell By Anne Boyd and Dixie Ferrell Virginia Parnell By Mrs. R.E. Rousselot Ted Smith By Nancy Warden Cleo Stiles By Barbara Trotter Daniel Stone By Becky Stone L.V. and Juanita Walker By Owen and Connie Walker Evelyn Woods By Ora Lee Kirk George Zabawa By Karla Knoepfli Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report â€˘ 28
Ruby Thank you to our dedicated donors who make Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development programming possible. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Order of the Clover, call the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Inc. at 405-744-5390. Order of the Clover Levels Ruby Clover $10,000 - $19,999 Diamond Clover $5,000 - $9,999 Platinum Clover $2,500 - $4,999 Gold Clover $1,000 - $2,499 Silver Clover $500 - $999 Bronze Clover $100 - $499 Green Clover $99 and less 29 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
Canadian County 4-H • Health Care Service Corporation • Hille Family Foundation • OGE Energy • Oklahoma Beef Council • Oklahoma Pork Council • Linda Pratt William C. Pratt • Southwest Dairy Center
County 4-H • Paul Keesee Jr. • Oklahoma LP Diamond Creek RM&S Commission • Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation • Jim Rutledge • Tulsa County Farm Bureau • Williams Companies Foundation
American Farmers & Ranchers • ASSET Group Inc. • Dr. Herman Orthodontics • Farm Credit Services of Eastern Oklahoma • Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives • Oklahoma Farm Bureau • Oklahoma Water Resources Board • Nona Quinn • Carl and Mary Sue Sanders • Shawnee Milling Co. • Charles Smith • The Sirloin Club • Verizon Foundation
Benson • Canadian County Goat Producers Association • Jack and Beverly Chapman • Chesapeake Energy • CHS Foundation Gold Ann • Circle G 4-H Club • Clifford L. Knight Foundation • ConocoPhillips Company • Larry Derryberry • William Doenges • Jim Eden • Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma • Shannon Ferrell • Dan and Sheila Forbes • Kent Gardner • Garfield County 4-H • Brian Hafner • Lynda Harriman • Rick Holder • Kent and Barbara Houck • Cindy Hughes • Lori Johnson • Jerry Kiefer • Kirkpatrick Family Fund • Kunc Family Farms • Roy Lee Lindsey Jr. • Gail Maddoux • Vernon and Ronda McKown • Retta Miller • Murray County 4-H • National 4-H Council • Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association • Oklahoma Home and Community Education Inc. • Oklahoma Horticultural Society • Oklahoma Vegetation Management Association • Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association • Oklahoma City Gun Club • Okmulgee County 4-H • Sam and Glenna Ott Ray Parker • Douglas Peacock • Amy J. Pierce • Pittsburg County 4-H • John and Julie Schurman • Gwen Shaw • Cathy Shuffield • Patsiann Nix Smith • Fred and Leesa Stanley • Terry and Annette Stowers • Clayton Taylor • Greg and Dixie Thomas • Dale and Judy Tracy • Nancy Warden • Whitetails of Oklahoma, Inc.
4-H Ambassadors • Leeland Alexander • Bill Anderson • Andrews Davis • David and Patricia Auberle • BancFirst Trust and Investment Management • Bank of Oklahoma • Vernor and Barbara Bockelman • Marvin Burns • Joe and Betty Cabaniss • D. Kent Farrand • Federal Premium Ammunition • Dixie Ferrell • John Franzmann • Jocelynn Gray • Carol Hunt • Jakie H. Jones Irrevocable Trust • Kerr Foundation • Kiwanis Club of Tulsa Southeast • Darlene Lewis • Mangum Brick Co. • Martindale Feed Mill • Muscogee Creek Nation • Northeast District Extension • Betty Oblander • Oklahoma Extension Association of Family Consumer Sciences • Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts • Oklahoma Soybean Board • Rail Unlimited Inc. Kelly Ritchie • Rogers County 4-H Foundation • Penney Schwab • SJL Well Service LLC • Wallace Smith • Southwest District Horse Council • Stillwater National Bank • Texas County 4-H • Washita County 4-H Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 30
Ag Youth • AKA Stables LLC • Susan Allen • Debbie Alspaugh • James Anstead • Arvest Bank-Shawnee • Kaye Aulgur • Evelyn BailieWhitley • Linda Baker • BancFirst of Stillwater • Bankstons Auto Restoration LLC • Patti Barker • Diana Mae Barnes • Beaver County 4-H • Tracy Beck • Sandy Bendele • Lee Bixler • Teman and Jeannette Bowles • Dennis Box • Bill Brant • Mary Ann Briggs • Bryan County 4-H • Steve Buchanan • Steven Bugg • Randal Burris • Carter County 4-H • Kristi Chapman • Marguerite Christman • Clark Marketing LLC • Marsha Collum • Colvin-Mills Agency Inc. • Comanche County 4-H • Debra Conkling • Cindy Conner • Cooper Chockley Orthodontics • John Cothren • Phillis Cothren Janette Counts • Charles Cox • Patricia Crocker • Dorlana Crowell • Crowley Watercolors • Custer County 4-H • Mrs. W.E. Dalton • Clara Davis • D’Esta Davidson • Mary Deaton • Ann Dillon • Discovery 4-H Club • Mary Dixon • Damon and Georgia Doye • Nancy Dunlap • Susie Edgar • Ellis County 4-H • Leslie Elmore • Donald England • Ann Enix • Eskimo Joe’s Clothes Inc. • Valeri J. Evans • Judy Ferrell • First Liberty Bank • First National Bank-Davis • Joe Francis • Recia Garcia • John Gibbs • Margaret Goss • Rusty Gosz • Grand Prosthetics • Grant County 4-H • Mark S. Gregory • Grissoms LLC • Carl Hamby John Harp • Ted Harp • Hartshorne 4-H • Barbara Hatfield • Jeanne Heidlage • Gina Hesley • Jay Hesser • Ron Hesser • Beulah Hirschlein • Amy Howe • Hughes County 4-H • Mae Audell Hughes • Susan Jackson • Sandy Johnson • Johnston County 4-H • Mrs. Ray Paul Jones • Kay County 4-H • Stanley Kays • Karen Keith • Kathleen Kelsey • E.R. (Ray) Kimsey • Melinda Kinney • Kivel, Rayment, Francis • Karla Knoepfli • Walter and Isobel Knoepfli • Angie Koechel Jan Kunze • Langston Co. • Carol Laverty • LeFlore County 4-H • Roland Lemke • Liberty National Bank • Lincoln County 4-H • Floyd Allen Lipps • Gary Loeffelholz • Love County 4-H • Sarah Maass • Made in Oklahoma Coalition Inc. • Major County 4-H • John Maxwell Jr. • Larry and Lynda McDaniel • Steve McKinley • Messer-Bowers Insurance • Donnie Meyers • Rodd Moesel • Darrell and Janie Morrow • Susan Murray • Muskogee County 4-H • Noble County 4-H • Northwest District Junior Livestock Show • Arthur and Rosemarie Ochsner • Lucia O’Connor • Lana Oglesbee • Oklahoma HCE/Nowata County • Oklahoma HCE/Tulsa County • Oklahoma Property and Casualty Insurance Co. • OSU Animal Science Department • Derrick Ott • Ottawa County 4-H PARC-Foundation Inc. • Amy Parks • Payne County Bank • Peggy L. Symes Revocable Living Trust • Merrileta Periard • Ron Peterson • Sue Peyton • Beth Phillippi • Russell Pierson • Krista Polanski • Pottawatomie County 4-H • Garvin Quinn • Ramsey Quarter Horses • Dea Rash • Karen Richardson • Linda Riley • Shari Roebuck • Theresa Roman • John Roush • Bob and Annabell Rousselot • Nancy Ruckman • Jeff Sallee • Taler Sawatzky • Marilyn K. Seagraves • Ron and Debbie Sharp • Don and Pam Sherrer • Lindsay Sherrer • Billie Shields • Jim Sims • Candace Slagell • David Sorrell • Southwest District 4-H • Paula Squires • Mike Steele • Vernon Stevens • Stockmans Bank • George Stunkard • Judy Sturgeon • Charles Summers • The Rowland Revocable Trust • Paul Thompson • Town and Country Wheathearts • Town and Country 4-H • J.A. (Joe) Trumbly • Denise Tulloh • Tulsa County 4-H Horse Club • Tulsa Kiwanis Club Foundation Inc. • Shirley Tuttle • Mickey Vanderwork • Alan VanDeventer • Lani Vasconcellos • Wagoner County 4-H • Virginia Walker • Washita County HCE Council • Gene Weckler • B.D. White • Nadine Wilkerson • Eugene “Pete” Williams • Rick Wolfe • Sandra Womack • Mike and Susan Worstell • Richard Wuerflein • Linda Youngblood 31 • Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report
Marilyn Aaron • Adam and Katherine Sallee Trust • David and Janis Adams • Judy Akerman • Alfalfa County 4-H • Dennis Allen • Carla Baker • Terry Baransy • Susan Barrett • Lynne Beam • Claude Bess • Quinn and Sabrina Bierman • Darlene Billman • Allison Black • Blaine County 4-H • Janice Blasingame • Suzanne Boles • David Box • Loree Boyanton • Anne Boyd • Wonella Brewer • Sue Brunken • Sarah Burrows • Mary Etta Campbell • Wanda Carter • June Cash • Cherokee County 4-H • Sharon Christie • Church of Christ Weatherford • Madalene Church • Beth Cohenour • Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - Vice President’s Office • Julie Davis • Phil Davis • Shelly Davis • Shirley Deason • James Dickson • David Dietz • Garrett Dollins • Don and Lanora Donnahoo • Joe Dorman • Cindy Drummond • Carolyn Dudley • LaDell Emmons • Jennifer Evans Elizabeth Freeman • John and Francis Frost • Wilma Jean Fullerton • Martha Gabriel • Amanda Gee • Jeff Glein • GoodSearch • Cindy Griffith • Leslie D. Griffith • Barbara Grissom • George A. Hall • Jeff Hall • Naomi Hanni • Dave Hasbrook • Shirley Hastings • Muriel J. Hayes • Corky and Missy Heard • Earlene Henkle • Gary Higginbotham • Candin Hobbs • Johnnie Hopkins • Mary Johnson • Michael Johnson • Donna Jung • Carl Kemp • Gail Kendrick • Beverly Kidd • King fisher County 4-H • David Kinney • Barbara Kirby • Ora Lee Kirk • Marilou Kistler • Connie Lagrow • Nancy Lambert • Ruth Ann Landwehr • Cindy Larson • JoAnne Leatherman • Jane Lepak • Johna Logan • Darla Lowry • Rosalie Lupcho • Marcy Luter • Jeff Lynch • John and Cindy Maloy • Carolyn McDaniel • Sandra McKinley • Gene and Judy McKown • Ginger McLaughlin • Ryan McMullen • Beverly Meeks • Brenda Miller • Merl Miller • David and Patricia Mitchell • Patricia Monsees • Cynthia Moore • Brett Morris • Glenn A. Muske • Terry Nance • Sherry Nichols • Marylu Oakes • Oklahoma Palomino Exhibitors • Lois Olzawski • Thelma O’Meara • Steve O’Neil • Esther Panko • Irene Park • Phylis Parmer • Polly Pater • Patricia Peters • PJ Pinkerton • Philip Pratt • Ken Rapp • Roy Reeves • Sally Riesenberg • Regina Ritchie • John Robertson • Victoria Robinson • Robert and Patsy Rowland • Alex Sauder • Marlys Schroeder • Cindy Schuering • Earl Sears • Carl Shepherd • Brenda Sidwell • Melva Sims • Judith Smith • L.D. and Sammy Smith • Steven and Janet Smith • Gloria Sorrels • Kristy Spalding • Margaret Stangl • State 4-H Council • Emmy Stidham • Janice Stokes • Becky Stone • Jack Stout • Strasburger and Price LLP Holly Stuart • Larry Tabor • Elizabeth Taylor • Robert Terry • Barbara Trotter • Tulsa Garden Club • Owen Walker • Washington County 4-H • Denise West Ray Whitley • Marcy Wichert • Debbie Wilson • Billy Winn • Harry Woods • Catherine Wootten • Julie York
Gifts in Kind
Charles Cox • Grant Thornton L.L.P. • Roger Moore • Pinpoint Monograms Inc. • Jim Rutledge Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report • 32
State 4-H Partner Award Kevin Hackett Loren and Kim Liebscher Don and Pam Sherrer
Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award Nancy Dunlap Dr. J.H. Jones (posthumous) Jan Kunze Dixie Shaw Thomas Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report â€˘ 33
The Circle of Champions is a special group of 4-H members, alumni and friends who support Oklahoma 4-H by donating an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more within a 12 month time period. For information on joining the Circle of Champions please call 405-744-5390.
Leeland Alexander Ann Benson Beverly and Jack Chapman Larry Derryberry Jim Eden Kent Gardner Brian Hafner Lynda Harriman Rick Holder Cindy Hughes Roy Lee Lindsey Jr. Retta Miller Sam and Glenna Ott Mary Sue Sanders Gwen Shaw Cathy Shuffield Charles Smith Sharon Spragins Fred and Leesa Stanley Clayton Taylor Dixie Thomas Nancy Warden
Oklahoma 4-H Annual Report Issued June 2011 published by The Oklahoma 4-H Foundation Jim Rutledge Executive Director Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Charles Cox Assistant Director Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Program Leader
Oklahoma 4-H Foundation President • Derek Smithee
Vice President • Jim Eden, Jr. Treasurer • Dan Bomhoff Past President • Rodd Moesel Board of Directors Lynne Beam • Ann Benson • Marvin Burns • Beverly Chapman Jered Davidson • Whitney Dockrey • Joe Dorman • Shannon Ferrell Kent Gardner • Paul Jackson • Karen Keith • Jerry Kiefer • Melinda Kinney • Jan Kunze • Amy Pierce • Gwen Shaw • Lindsay Sherrer Mike Spradling • Dixie Thomas • Andrea Volturo
Jessica Stewart, editor 205 4-H Youth Development Bldg. Stillwater, OK 74078 http://oklahoma4h.okstate.edu facebook.com/oklahoma4h twitter.com/oklahoma4h Photos by Todd Johnson, Agricultural Communications Services, unless otherwise noted.
Ex-Officio Directors Charles Cox • James Trapp Advisory Directors Kevin Allen • Donna Dollins Charles Maloy • Kendra Rash Courtney Skaggs Executive Director Jim Rutledge