Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on April 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM by Global Reach

Charlotte MosherCharlotte Mosher was born and raised in Indianola, IA. Charlotte and her husband Jay Mosher have been married for 52 years, and have been blessed with five children: Jayne (Mark) Sherwood, Janna (Mark) Putz, Jeanet (Scott) Crowell, Joel (Beth) Mosher and Jon (Karen) Mosher and 16 grandchildren.

All five of her children were active in 4-H programs. Charlotte encouraged her children to be active and participate in diverse 4-H activities. Over the years, there were County Council meetings, Washington DC trips, presentations livestock shows, speech contests, woodworking, automotive, clothing selections & dress reviews. All of these activities required a great amount of work, time and funding, her support was unwavering.

The children all have special memories of 4-H. Some include a chartered bus ride to the Amana Colonies, and making pigskin corsages, presentations, and the Clothing Selection & Fashion Revue.  To this day, her children still talk about the late nights before judging. Whether ripping out seams and having to rework the project, or applying the final coat of wood finish, she was there to encourage us.

Over the years her children aged out of 4-H, but her dedication as a volunteer did not change. She continued to lead the 4-H club and eventually welcomed grandchildren into membership. Three grand children have completed the 4-H program while another six are current members.   The grandchildren have their own memories as well. The annual trip to Glazed Expressions and the tie-dying projects are favorites. These exhibits are then taken to the Warren County Fair to be judged and place on display.  
Even though the club is the oldest in Warren County, and was founded by Dorothy McGraw, there have been very few leaders.   Charlotte has been a 4-H leader for the Belmont Peppers for 38 years.  In addition to her club leadership, she has judged many 4-H projects at area county fairs and the Iowa State Fair over the past 20 years.

4-H was not her only volunteer activity.  Over the years she volunteered in the following capacities: assistant Sunday School Teacher (5 yr), Iowa Yearly Meeting Recording Clerk (8 yr), Church organist (10 yr), Bible School volunteer (10 yr), Secretary to Friends Development Board (11 yr), Secretary to Milo Public Library (12 yr), Treasurer for county political committee (12 yr), treasurer for Church Missions committee 12 yr), Secretary to Church Business meeting (20 yr), member of church funeral committee (30 yr), Sunday School/Missions Treasurer (40 yr).

Her husband, children and grandchildren are very proud of her. We recognize and appreciate the significance of her efforts to enrich her life and others around her.  

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