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.
For 32 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan has been a 4-H leader and unofficial “records book queen” of Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Mrs. Jordan’s Quatrefoil After-School Club provides a 4-H club opportunity for home-schooled youth and youth in schools without 4-H clubs averaging 15-20 members each year.
“Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan loves 4-H and working with 4-H youth!” says Caddo Parish 4-H Agent Lola Boone.
“No matter what the task at hand is, Mrs. Jordan is always smiling,” says 4-H parent Laura Harper, “extending her helping hands to do whatever it is that needs to be done in order for her group of children to get the most they can out of their own personal 4-H experience.”
One of Mrs. Jordan’s 4-H'ers, seventh grader Chase Harner, says that Mrs. Jordan has a positive impact on his life and motivates him to become a better person. “Over the last three years, she has taken the time to get to know me. When Mrs. Jordan hears of anything she thinks I might be interested in, she calls me to let me know what is happening. It makes me feel important that she took the time to think of me. Because of her, I have served on the Community Service Committee, became involved in shooting sports, and countless other activities…Just this year, with Mrs. Jordan’s guidance, my project book went to state and won.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Jordan is the 2014 Salute to Excellence Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award winner for the state of Louisiana. She will be honored this June during 4-H University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture