This week is National Volunteer Week, a time to highlight the contributions volunteers make every day all across our state. Each day we will be celebrating the award winning service of Louisiana 4-H volunteers.
Tammie Moore, the 2013 Outstanding Club Work Excellence in Service award winner, is the 4-H club leader at Oak Hill Elementary in Morehouse Parish. A 26 year veteran 4-H volunteer and 4-H parent, Ms. Moore seeks to give all members opportunities to participate in demonstration days, learn the responsibility of completing record books, and a chance to travel to museums and other attractions.
“As a 4-H leader, I have had the privilege to watch my club members become more confident in their abilities to lead and speak publicly,” says Ms. Moore. “I have greatly enjoyed taking members to places they have never been and watching the joy and wonder on their faces as they experience new things.”
Ms. Moore’s 4-H club members also learn about service to their community. Every year they have a food drive. Last year they collected over 800 canned goods for a food bank. During the fall, Oak Hill Elementary 4-H Club collected candy for police officers to pass out on Halloween. In February, they made Valentine’s Day cards for local veterans.
“I am motivated to continue to serve because I love the students I teach and the teenagers (including my own) that I have had the opportunity to work with,” shares Ms. Moore. “I have gotten tremendous enjoyment out of being a leader. I truly hope I have had as much impact on my club members as they have had on me.”
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture