Vernon Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Thad Bailer was very involved in the Vernon Parish 4-H program as a member, volunteer, livestock leader and advisory commttee member (1993-2003). He worked diligently with the livestock program and helped establish the first 4-H Livestock Club for parents and youth. He served as president of the board. The 4-H program could always count on Thad, whether it was presenting programs or serving as cook for events and fundraisers.
Iberia Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Sheri Patout has served the 4-H program (1970-2013) as a member, organizational and activity leader, chaperone, advisory and foundation board member, advocate and donor. As founder of the Iberia Parish 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology club, she develops and teaches monthly lessons that strive to make learning fun. She helps host an annual wetlands effort that includes pond cleanup and marsh grass planting.
Avoyelles Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Sherian Reed was a “people person” with the unique ability to motivate people, especially youth, encouraging their educational and personal development. During her 53 years of 4-H involvement, she was a member, club officer, 4-H agent, home economist, parish chair and volunteer. During this time, Avoyelles had numerous state officers, including consecutive state presidents and one won the Presidential Tray, 4-H's highest national award.
Natchitoches Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Amanda Roberts was a member for 9 nine years. Her roles included member, Collegiate 4-H president, nutrition project leader, school club liaison, Junior Leader Club advisor and advisory council. Amanda, a registered dietician, has worked diligently with youth in the foods and nutrition program, including coaching demonstrations, perfecting recipes for contests, teaching at Kids Chef Camp and spearheading local and regional culinary contests.
Madison Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Ann Powell has served in 4-H as an organizational leader for over 30 years. During her tenure (1969-2013) she served on the Advisory Leadership Council spanning three decades and as workshop presenter, facilitator and trainer for wetland and wildlife environmental youth programs.
Livingston Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Over the years (1949-2013) Martha Latimer has served as a member, club leader, project leader, advisory council board member, and Camp Grant Walker, Louisiana 4-H Foundation and Livingston Foundation board member. She is currently president of the Livingston Foundation Board. Along with several Louisiana Volunteer for Family and Community members, Martha attended a seminar on Character Counts!
St. Martin Parish. Year Inducted: 2013 Linda Theriot has dedicated 46 years of service as a volunteer leader in St. Martin Parish (1967-2013). Her philosophy is to provide hands-on learning experiences for members. A trademark of the club meetings are project talks by members developing communication skills and project mastery. One of her greatest accomplishments each year is that 100% of the members complete their projects and submit portfolios.
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Dot Veillon has played numerous roles during her involvement in the Calcasieu 4-H Program (1960-2013) as a member, organizational leader, livestock and clothing project leader and advisory committee member. She became a volunteer leader when her children joined 4-H and enrolled in the sheep project. Her greatest contribution to 4-H has been in the areas of livestock and clothing.
Livingston Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. The lessons learned as an eight-year club member provided Janelle Carrier, of Livingston Parish, a model for her volunteer work (1951-2013). Under her leadership, members excelled in community projects, project work and record book competitions. As school principal, she continued support for the leader and club members.
St. Charles Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Charles Campbell began his 4-H experience as member in the Gueydan Elementary School in 1945. During high school he served as president and secretary. Through his 4-H project work he was able to save enough money to attend McNeese State College. As a member of the New Orleans Area Chamber of Commerce 4-H Good Provider Committee, he traveled the state for two years interviewing youth for the awards.
St. Martin Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Rebecca Clark attributes her eight years of involvement in St. Martin Parish as the foundation for her volunteer work. She has served the 4-H program (1986-2013) as an organization leader, advisory committee member, chaperone and Junior Leader volunteer leader. Rebecca’s enthusiasm, fun and educational programming efforts consistently make her club have the largest parish enrollment.