Lindsay Baker, Fox, Janet E.
Mrs. Jeanie Rowland joined 4-H as a fourth-grader and has been an active part of the Lincoln Parish program ever since. She has been a parent of two very active 4-H members, a school club leader, a Junior Leader Club volunteer leader and a shooting sports archery instructor. After many years of outstanding service as a club leader, Mrs. Jeanie’s work changed and required her to travel to several schools throughout the parish. Although she couldn’t be the club leader any longer, she still encouraged and recruited young people to become a part of the 4-H Club. She has volunteered at 4-H Summer Camp for many years and was also a very active leader with the parish Junior Leader program. Mrs. Jeanie’s biggest impact on the parish’s 4-H program has been as an archery instructor. She and her husband, Devery, saw a need for the archery program. Once they became certified instructors, they built the archery program from nothing to a large and active group of 4-H members. In fact, this past summer two of the 4-H members she has worked with were able to attend the national competition, and one of them received scholarship honors because of his archery work. Mrs. Jeanie’s work with the archery program has directly led to an increase in Lincoln Parish’s Junior Leader Club attendance. She has been recognized in 4-H newsletters and the local newspaper and has been recognized at Lincoln Parish’s Achievement Day as the parish’s Outstanding Leader. Mrs. Jeanie is just one of those people who has a passion to teach young people. To quote an agent, “She has been one of the most outstanding leaders I have worked with since being in Lincoln Parish. She has always been there to encourage 4-H’ers to go to camps, 4-H University, and other 4-H competitions and activities.” Please welcome Mrs. Jeanie Rowland to the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame!
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