As part of a national 4-H movement, 4-H alumni across the nation are asked to “Raise Your Hand and Pay It Forward” to empower the next generation of True Leaders.
4‑H gives young people the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure and develop the skills they need to handle what life throws their way. No one knows this better than 4-H alumni, who have experienced 4-H firsthand.
Show your 4‑H pride and help bring the same opportunities that you enjoyed to kids in your community and nationwide.
Joining is easy:
1. Raise Your Hand – Complete the form online at 4H.org/RaiseYourHand to show your pride as a 4‑H alum.
2. Compete for your state – Raising your hand is a vote toward a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most alumni hands raised by June 30, 2017.
3. Pay it Forward – Post and share your #4HGrown experience on social media and tag fellow alumni asking them to raise their hands at 4H.org/RaiseYourHand.
Eight outstanding 4-H alumni were inducted into the prestigious Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society in 2018. Honorees were recognized on Oct. 5 during the Michigan 4-H Foundation’s 4-H Emerald Award Ceremony in East Lansing.
The Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society honors former Michigan 4-H members whose professional leadership and community service reflect the ultimate outcome of 4-H membership – extraordinary use of an individual’s head, heart, hands and health to make communities, the country and the world better places in which to live. This recognition is provided by Michigan 4-H Youth Development with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation.
The 2018 4-H Emerald Clover Society honorees are:
- Darwin Booher, of Evart;
- Domonique Clemons, Flint;
- Ronald Hendrick, East Lansing;
- Barbara Haynes Heyboer, Hudsonville;
- W. G. (Mac) McPherson, Lowell;
- Thomas Nugent, Clarksville;
- Maggie Sans, Clarkston; and
- Gretna Van Fleet, Frankenmuth.
A new class of Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society members is inducted every two years. Honorees for this prestigious society are nominated by their peers and selected by a review committee that consists of state and county 4-H volunteers and staff members, Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees, and current Emerald Clover Society members. 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.
The inaugural class of 62 members was inducted in 2002 in honor of the national 4-H centennial. To date, a total of 161 Michigan 4-H alumni have been inducted into this society. For more information on the 4 H Emerald Clover Society and its members, visit www.mi4hfdtn.org/ecs.