2022 Hall of Fame Salute to Excellence

Which 4-H volunteer has made the biggest impact on your life? Maybe they introduced you to a new project or were a valuable mentor to your 4-H club. Maybe they encouraged you to join 4-H as a volunteer or gave you some advice on how to connect with youth. Volunteers have given, and continue to give, so much to Wisconsin 4-H, and it’s time to celebrate their many contributions.  Celebrate our 2022 WI 4-H Hall of Fame Laureates and consider nominating volunteers for Salute to Excellence.

First, the Hall of Fame Committee and the Wisconsin Leadership Council are partnering in hosting a celebration of the 2022 Wisconsin Hall of Fame Laureate class. The laureate class is listed below. The banquet will be held on November 5 during Fall Forum at the Mead Hotel and Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids.  Details on how to participate are coming soon.

Second, nominations for the 2022 Salute to Excellence Awards are now open, and the deadline has been extended to October 7.   Wisconsin picks two volunteers to be recognized at the regional level across several states, and then these volunteers are nominated for a national award.  Last year, Chuck Kruschke, St Croix Dairy volunteer, was recognized nationally: https://4-h.org/about/salute-excellence-awards/.  Please consider nominating a volunteer from your county or encouraging volunteers and club members to nominate. You will find the nomination form and more information about the Salute to Excellence Awards here: https://4h.extension.wisc.edu/salute-to-excellence/.  

Please consider joining us for the Celebration luncheon and nominating a volunteer from your county. Reach out to volunteer specialist, Dawn VandeVoort, dawn.vandevoort@wisc.edu, or Laura Pine, lpine@wisc.edu, with any questions.

2022 Laureates:

Carol Boehlke, Ozaukee County 4-H Volunteer

Mary Crave, 4-H International Programs Volunteer and Emeritus Extension Professional

Sandy Miller, Dunn County 4-H Volunteer

Tim Talen, Retired 4-H Arts & Communication Specialist

Helen Weisensel, Dodge County 4-H Volunteer

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