Posted on April 19, 2011 at 1:44 PM by Global Reach
Bill and Ruth Englert have been involved in the Johnson County 4-H Program since 1963. Ruth grew up in the 4-H program and exhibited sewing, home economics, swine, and rabbit projects; along with participating in fashion revue and educational presentations. As a result of her hard work she had many projects selected for the Iowa State Fair, in which she received blue ribbons and showmanship honors.
Bill was an assistant leader for the Liberty Livewires 4-H Club, served 10 years as the leader of the Monroe Hustlers 4-H Club, and was the 4-H rabbit superintendent at the Johnson County Fair. Bill also served 6 years on the Johnson County Youth Development Committee and 6 years on the Johnson County Extension Council.
Together Bill and Ruth helped their children, Jeff and Renae, become active members within the community by having them join their local 4-H clubs. Throughout Jeff and Renae’s 4-H careers, they were able to learn from their parents through project work, community involvement, and of course fair time!
Even when Jeff and Renae completed their 4-H careers, Bill and Ruth were still active in the 4-H program. Ruth volunteered during the Johnson County Fair and Bill would assist in project areas.
The Englerts are examples of outstanding 4-H volunteers and 4-H parents; they are always ready to help, understand the importance of youth learning life skills through 4-H, and are positive in their approach in working with others. They have contributed countless hours to the Johnson County 4-H program; 4-H is a very important part of their lives.