Posted on August 19, 2019 at 11:35 AM by Global Reach
Andrew Lauver, from Lake City was an active 4-H member during his membership in the Jackson Pioneer 4-H club. He had a passion for showing cattle and doing activities with his club. Andrew believes many of his accomplishments in his adult life are due to the strong foundation he was given through his 4-H career. A few years after graduating high school, Andrew was able to give back to the Jackson Pioneers 4-H Club when he became a co-leader for the club. From 2016-2018, Andrew shared his love for 4-H serving as a club leader. Some of the activities he helped organize were club trips to Ames, bowling, swimming, family picnics, and assisting with their annual Holiday Greenery fundraisers.
Andrew taught his club members the importance of giving back to their community. One event that he was very passionate about was providing meals to local farmers during the planting and harvest seasons. He would coordinate and prepare lunches and drive his club members around to deliver them to the fields. He would also deliver meals and snacks to the local coops during these times.
When asked about Andrew’s leadership as a club leader, a past 4-H parent said she remember him as being so supportive to his club members. He made sure to be at every event his club members were in during the fair to show his support and be there to help if needed. He always had a smile on his face and gave the kids encouragement to do their best. Because of Andrew’s support for his members, the Jackson Pioneers were rewarded with many awards at the county and state level during his leadership tenure. The club also had several youth apply for and receive 4-H scholarships.
Even after stepping away from the Jackson Pioneers to go to Law School, Andrew is still in contact with many of his past club members and is often seen supporting them at their events. He shows them support and adds value to their work by recognizing their achievements. We are positive that if life ever brings Andrew back to Calhoun County, he will find his way back to the Jackson Pioneers 4-H Club.