Iowa 4-H Foundation

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM by Global Reach

Eileen PickardEileen Pickard has been an instrumental part of the Jefferson County 4-H program for many years.  She began her involvement in 4-H as a member of the Busy Bees 4-H Club in Wapello, where she participated in sewing, furniture refinishing, home decorating, and decoupage projects. 

When her children joined 4-H, she served as a project leader in the Des Moines Ramblers 4-H Club.  She later became the organizational leader of the Dynamics 4-H Club, and then a volunteer helping with Fairfield Clover Kids.

The aspects of 4-H and Clover Kids that Eileen enjoys the most are helping the kids with their projects and watching them learn and grow as individuals.  She also enjoys serving her community as a mentor to the children.  This year Eileen is also retiring from Libertyville Elementary School as a cook. 

Several members of her family have also been in 4-H, including her brother, husband, four children, and granddaughter.  In the past Eileen has been quoted as saying, “4-H opened doors of opportunity for my children” and “4-H is what you make of it”.  She is glad her children and granddaughter have followed in her footsteps and cannot image life without 4-H involvement.  

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