Posted on April 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM by Global Reach
Tony and Delrose Broghammer have been involved with 4-H in many capacities. For Tony it began as a teenager when he was a member of the Coggon Clippers 4-H Club for several years.
Together they became involved in 4-H by supporting their 7 children through each one’s nine years of 4-H with all their diverse projects: beef, home economics, entomology, gardening, welding projects, and presentations. Tony even chaperoned a trip for senior 4-Hers to St. Louis. Over the years they took most of their children to the State Fair for presentations. They sent all their children on for further education, with 4 graduating from Iowa State University. Today they continue to work with 10 of their 13 grandchildren completing their 4-H woodworking, beef, and welding projects for county fairs in Washington and Kossuth counties, as well as Delaware County.
Both served as 4-H Club Leaders. Tony was the leader for the Delaware Hustlers 4-H Club from 1972-1984. Starting in 1967, Delrose was leader for the Cheerie Chirpers 4-H Club. Delrose served as club leader, project leader, and volunteer for over 40 years and has received the diamond clover award. She continues to serve as a Fair and a Record Book Volunteer.
They have served in a number of volunteer roles that supported 4-H in Delaware County. Tony served on the Delaware County Extension Council for 6 years beginning when Bob Hall was Extension Director. Tony was President for 2 terms. Tony and Delrose have served on the county Youth Committee. Both have received the 4-H Meritorious Service award from the Iowa State Extension. Delrose, along with Rhea Klaus and Ruth Remling were the leadership team for a monthly craft group sponsored by ISU Extension. They are 4-H 400 Club members with the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Tony served on the State ISU Extension Advisory Board for 3 years.
As a member and president of the Cattlemen’s Association, Tony helped with 4-H Livestock shows. He helped plant 100 trees on the fairgrounds in 2009. Delrose continues to participate in the Delaware County Fair by exhibiting in the open classes, mainly in the floral department. In 2009 she was recognized for having the most entries in Floral Hall.
Tony served 19 years on the FS-Three Rivers Board and 3 years on the Growmark Inc. Board. Through FFA he received the Honorary Chapter Farmer distinction in 1983-4. He received the State of Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award in 1995. Today Tony is active on the Manchester City Council.
Both continue to be active members of St. Mary’s Church in Manchester.