Sally Wietfeldt

Class Year: 2010

County: Midland

Title: 4-H Program Associate, Midland County MSU Extension

“My first club involvement as a teen leader was to teach knitting to 20 4-H’ers. I was very involved with all the 4-H families and became involved in the community, which led to me becoming the 4-H associate for Midland County for the last 29 years.”
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Sally’’s love and involvement of 4-H as a member has helped develop her into the person she is today. With her 4-H leaders’ support and her involvement as a youth, she wanted to continue her 4-H work as a volunteer and as staff. For the past 29 years, she has been the Midland County 4-H Program Associate until her retirement this year. During her tenure, she has developed youth and leader involvement in a variety of programs including Camp Nevati, state 4-H exchange programs, Kettunen Center workshops, 4-H Capitol Experience, 4-H Exploration Days, State 4-H Awards, Wonders of Washington and National 4-H Congress. Currently she is a member of the North Central Volunteer Leader Forum Task Force. Sally has lead and developed leaders of many Community Service initiatives including planting geraniums along busy roads, city-wide craft days held at the Midland Mall, petting zoos, Spring Achievement which grew into a style show. Additionally, she has worked with youth to make and distribute mittens and blankets to local community organizations and partnered with the Midland Community Foundation to provide refreshments to hundreds during the lighting of the Santa House at Christmas. She has taught at Kettunen Center workshops and 4-H Exploration Days, led youth to become State Award winners. She served as a Great Lakes Recreation Leaders Lab board member for many years in addition to being a resource person teaching crafts and folk dancing, as an active participant for many years she engaged several volunteer teens and leaders from Midland County. To honor Wietfeldt for her service, she has received the 4-H Distinguished Service Award and the State Team Award for her outstanding work with 4-H Camp Neyati. To honor her retirement, Midland County is creating a tribute in her name for her dedication and contributions to 4-H and the community.