St. Charles Parish
Year Inducted: 2011
Mary Triche’s first experiences in 4-H began as a club member for eight years. She has been a dedicated volunteer in St. Charles Parish for 32 years as leader of the 4-H Junior Leader Club (1978-2011) and six years as an organizational leader for the Sacred Heart of Jesus Club. Mrs. Triche has chaperoned a variety of 4-H events including Junior Leadership trips and retreats, 4-H University, camps and shooting sports events. Her expertise with 4-H record keeping has been utilized to train members and leaders. Another of her leadership roles is serving as an activity leader for the bicycle program where she conducts a parish bicycle rodeo and trains members for competitive events. Her talent as a judge has been invaluable at various 4-H events including cookery, public speaking, grooming contests and activity days. As a charter member of the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Association, she has attended state and regional conferences and received the “Hard Worker” award at the 2008 Southern Regional Leader Forum in Georgia. Additionally, she has been recognized as outstanding 4-H leader in St. Charles Parish, has received the Ruby, Diamond and Pearl volunteer awards for years of service and was named a blue ribbon winner for the state 4-H Alumni Award contest.