2012 Monroe County- Helen & Gene Kline

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2012 Monroe County- Helen & Gene Kline

 
A mainstay is defined as “a thing on which something else is based or depends.”  Helen and Gene Kline certainly fit that definition for 4-H in Monroe County.  In 1990 they became co-leaders of the Georgetown Shamrocks 4-H club and remained in those positions for 17 years, and their son Steve was an active member in the Monroe County 4-H program.  They were leaders of the Dog Obedience Club from 2007 through 2009, and they are faithful donors of trophies and awards for the dog project areas. 
 
Helen and Gene are great supporters of the Monroe County Fair.  At the fair and other 4-H events Gene and Helen work long hours at the food booth, and to help, Helen volunteers to cook and bake pies.  They both serve on the Monroe County Fair Board where Helen is the secretary/ treasurer.  For the past five years Gene and Helen have worked together as a team to keep up the landscaping in and around the Monroe County Fairgrounds, taking care of the its look and presentation. 
 
Helen and Gene have each been named Honorary 4-H members in Monroe County, and they continue to support and promote 4-H.
 
Gene and Helen Kline truly strive to “Make the Best Better” through involvement with their family, friends and community.  They live the 4-H pledge by example and teach the value of the 4-H slogan to all who have the privilege of knowing them.  They are truly mainstays of 4-H in Monroe County.

 

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