Posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM by Global Reach
Bill Noteboom has been involved in the Grundy County 4-H program for many years. He started his 4-H career in 1972 as a Black Hawk County 4-H member in the Orange Boosters 4-H club. He showed swine, beef and ponies. He also participated in non-livestock projects such as corn, beans, vegetables and woodworking. Bill was active in county council, attended the Washington Focus trip, and was a member of the 4-H Livestock Judging Team. His team won state and Bill won as an individual and went to Nationals. Bill was one of four siblings that made it to National’s in 4-H Livestock Judging.
Bill’s 4-H career didn’t stop there. Bill & his wife Wanda became 4-H parents and raised three boys who were actively involved in their club, exhibiting swine, beef, wood working projects and participated in livestock judging and county council.
Bill is an active member of the Grundy County 4-H Youth Committee, serves on the Grundy County Progressive Agriculture Safety Day planning committee, volunteers and serves as a mentor for the beef project and serves on the fair planning committee. His main focus is making 4-H in Grundy County a great experience for the youth and finding ways to offer opportunities for them to learn and grow. He has cooked pancakes at the Omelet Breakfast for over ten years and is now teaching youth how to make pancakes, volunteers to help in any way needed at our beef weigh-ins, and has helped present awards at our award celebrations. He received the Grundy County 4-H Alumni Award for his outstanding volunteerism.
Not only is Bill a 4-H volunteer but he is also a board member for Grundy County Farm Bureau and has helped coordinate the Farm Bureau scavenger hunt for fair. He is actively involved in his church and has also served on the Timothy Christian School Board.
“Bill is someone I look up to as a mentor & volunteer”, said Andrea Traeger, Grundy County 4-H & Youth Coordinator. “Bill isn’t afraid to share new ideas, suggest a better way to do something, or ask why or why not. He is an advocate for the youth and an outstanding mentor. I value his time and commitment to the 4-H program!”
Being a Grundy County 4-H Volunteer has never been all about Bill, rather all about the kids and the success of each of them no matter age, abilities, or areas of interest. He is always willing to give his time to help and is a great mentor.