Year Inducted: 2012
Pat Andrews began her 4-H journey in 1961 when she became a 4-H Club member. Her early 4-H career involved camping at Camp Grant Walker and Bayou Chicot State Park and attending Short Course, where she was introduced to the Louisiana State University campus. The latter influenced her decision to attend college. She was elected local and parish club president and served as a mentor for her sisters and numerous club members. When her oldest child became eligible for membership, Ms. Andrews became a very active volunteer assisting club officers with meeting agendas, providing transportation for parish and statewide events, and chaperoning camps, short course and awards trips. She has assisted youth with small-animal projects and served as a leader for the Junior Cattlemen’s Association. Her clubs were noted for their community service work, food bank drives and adoption of two CASA youth each year for whom they provided clothing and toys. She would encourage youth to enter fair exhibits and use their prize money to purchase Christmas gifts for the needy. An advocate for completing project work and records, Ms. Andrews’ club members have won state cookery contests, beef grazing projects, Short Course contests, record book contests and 4-H Foundation scholarships. She serves as treasurer of the Beauregard 4-H Foundation and prepares monthly reports and budgets, using her skills as an income tax preparer. Pat Andrews states that the greatest satisfaction of being a 4-H volunteer is seeing her efforts improve her community and shape young citizens for the future.