2021-2022 Iron County 4-H members and leaders were recognized for their achievements at the annual Iron County 4-H achievement banquet, which took place at the Kimball Community Center on Sunday, November 13, 2022. The celebration started with an awards ceremony where members and leaders were presented certificates and project pins.
Iron County 4-H Youth Development Educator, Neil Klemme discussed the success of his 4-H program and thanked the volunteers for all they do in mentoring and guiding youth members who participate in the program.
Iron County 4-H youth members from each club took the lead in presenting the certificates and awards, and spoke about each club’s successes throughout the 2021-2022 4-H year. Penokee Range Livestock Club members, Brodie Erickson and Nick Walesewicz presented awards to the livestock club members and leaders, with Iron County Green Team members, Braeden Klemme, Serena Tauer and Kasey Klemme, presenting awards to Green Team, Hurley Lucky Clover and SISU Endurance Team members.
Klemme spoke on behalf of the Iron County 4-H Leaders Association, which recognized longtime 4-H leader, Carolyn Alonen, for her many years volunteering with the Iron County 4-H program. Unfortunately, Carol was feeling under the weather and couldn’t make it to the banquet. With Carol’s award was displayed for everyone to see, Klemme spoke about her long 4-H career and mentioned that Carol would be receiving a $250 gift certificate as a “thank you” for a job well done. Since Carol wasn’t able to be recognized in person, she will officially receive her 30-Year Volunteer Service Award during a public presentation at the 2023 Iron County Fair.
For more information about member and leader participation, scholarship recipients, and a nice write up from the Penokee Range Livestock Club about Carol’s volunteer service award, check out the Achievement Night program attachment below. Area businesses, organizations and individuals who supported the 2022 pie auction, silent auction and livestock auctions are also highlighted in the program.
If you would like to learn more about Iron County 4-H, please call Neil Klemme at 715-561-2695 or contact him via email at email@example.com.