2011 Black Hawk County - Dan & Nancy Schmitz

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2011 Black Hawk County - Dan & Nancy Schmitz

 

2011 Black Hawk CountyNancy was raised on a farm in Black Hawk County.  She graduated from Waterloo Columbus High and Gates Business College.  Nancy was an 8-year member of the Mt. Vernon Pal 4-H Club, served on County 4-H Council and was a state fair exhibitor.  She has been a 4-H leader for over 40 years, and a Black Hawk County 4-H Alumni.  Nancy is a retired bookkeeper, involved in her church Rosary Society and Alumni Association. 

Dan is from Gilbertville, graduated from Don Bosco High.  He retired from John Deere Tractor works after 32 years. Is Youth Director for the Catholic Order of Foresters for 30 years.  He received the Black Hawk County 4-H Honorary Member Award.  He helps Iowa’s Bravest and elderly neighbors.

Dan and Nancy have 3 children all of whom have been 4-H members and are now helping get the 5 grandchildren involved in 4-H.  They are members of the Black Hawk County 4-H Century 4-H Family.  They are supporters of the Black Hawk County and Iowa 4-H Foundations.

For 16 years they were the chair for the Black Hawk County 4-H Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser, organizing omelet breakfast volunteers to help collect, donate, food, find table sponsors and celebrity cookers.  People to organize the dining room, kitchen, cooking area, organize clubs and families with schedules to work, cook, serve and clean up.  They reached the goal of serving over 1300 omelet breakfast for many of the 15 years.  The proceeds from the breakfast go to fund the Black Hawk County 4-H Program, 4-H project workshops, scholarships, new 4-H clubs and the Black Hawk County 4-H & FFA Fair.

They have been the recipients of the Waterloo Mayor’s Volunteer Award in 2001. Together they enjoy traveling and playing with their grandchildren.
 

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