Posted on April 5, 2011 at 2:29 PM by Global Reach
Sandy Kristensen truly lives the 4-H Motto “To Make the Best Better”. As a ten year old girl who wanted to show cattle, she had to belong to a ‘boys’ club. Before you could belong to a boys club, you had to belong to a girls club; and since there was not a girls club in her township, she started the Clay Cloverettes. While attending Northwest Missouri State University, she continued to help with county fair and one year filled in as home economist, when that position was vacant. Sandy has judged Family and Consumer Science exhibits in all counties west of Des Moines and south of Ft. Dodge and several times at the Iowa State Fair. She started Charming Clovers 4-H Club when several girls in Audubon wanted to be in 4-H, but not show animals. She continues to support 4-H and volunteer whenever asked.
· Started Clay Cloverettes 4-H Club in 1956 in Shelby County, because she had to belong to a ‘girls’ club in order to show livestock in a ‘boys’ club. Showed beef at Ak-Sar-Ben.
· Worked at Shelby County Fair during 4 years in college; one summer served as volunteer Home Economist when that position was open during county fair.
· Served as leader in Brown County, Kansas and judged Kansas county fairs
· Started Charming Clovers 4-H Club in mid 80’s in Audubon County
· Judged county fairs since 1972 in all counties from Des Moines west and from Ft Dodge south
· Judged at state fair many times.
· Served on county youth development committees and families extension committee.