Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:18 PM by Global Reach

2002 Mills County - Korliss Angus

Korliss Angus retired in 1991 from 40 years as leader of the Busy Bees 4-H Club.  It’s been a fun-filled four decades.  “Working with the kids and watching them grow was the most enjoyable part of those 40 years, ”Mrs. Angus said.  She said it’s been particularly enjoyable to watch the club members grow into confident adults.

Mrs. Angus was a 4-H’er in her earlier days, and was an active member of the Clever Cooks club, located in the Wesley Chapel area near Emerson.

Korliss became a leader of the Busy Bees 4-H club in 1951.  In the early ‘50’s, Korliss served as Girls 4-H chairman, a group similar to the Youth Committee of today.  Throughout the years, she also served on the Mills County Extension Council and Youth Committee.

Korliss has judged at Achievement Shows in Mills County and at county fairs in other counties.  She was named as Mills County Homemaker of the Year in 1971.  In 1980, Korliss was honored by being named a Friend of Extension for her long-time support and volunteer service in Extension programs.  Also that year, she received the State Alumni Award for community leadership, public service, service to 4-H and success in her chosen career.

In 1982, 1983, and 1984, she served on the Extension Advisory Committee.  She has also received the Honorary Membership pin from Mills County and the Dr. Kline Outstanding Leader Award.  An award titled the “Korliss Angus Achievement Award” was established in 1991 and has been given annually to a deserving senior 4-H’er in her honor.

Today, Korliss continues to share with 4-H’ers through her involvement at local and county-wide events, and at the fair.  She lives by the 4-H motto, “To make the best better” for her family friends and community.

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