Posted on August 9, 2013 at 9:09 AM by Global Reach
Donna Morgan’s interests in 4-H started on a school bus as a 10 year old. Another girl on the bus, Sue Baker, was a 4-H member and answered her questions about 4-H. After a lengthy campaign to gain her father’s permission, Donna joined the Decatur County Leroy Merry Makers 4-H Club.
Donna was a member of the Leroy Merry Makers 4-H Club through her first year at Simpson College. During her membership she was recognized for her projects and exhibits in gardening, food & nutrition, preparation & preserving, sewing & clothing review, home improvement, time & money management, conservation, painting, Iowa State Fair presentations, State 4-H Conference, and KISB 4-H Longtime Record Book Award.
During her college years (1967-71), Donna assisted a Warren County 4-H Club with their meetings on the Simpson College campus and was a summer program assistant at the Warren County Extension Office. She helped with radio programs, achievement shows, the Warren County Fair, and was a Madrid 4-H Camp Counselor.
She returned to 4-H in 1975 helping with Wayne County 4-H special projects. In 1976, she assisted the Corydon Clover Powerettes 4-H Club, later renamed Corydon Clover Power 4-H Club. She was their club leader from 1977 until 2001. In 1984, she received the Appreciation of Support & Leadership of 4-H Youth award in Wayne County. Additionally, she is the mother of two former Wayne County 4-H’ers.
Since 1988 she has been 4-H Program Assistant for Wayne and Appanoose County Extension Offices: 4-H School Enrichment Coordinator (recipient for the 2000 Friend of Education Award from Centerville Community Schools), Summer Day Camp Coordinator, Iowa Department of Public Health/Iowa State University Extension Pick A Better Snack & Activity Educator, and McNay Farms Day planner and presenter.
All of these contributions, because another 4-Her encouraged and inspired her to join 4-H when she was 10 years old.