Posted on August 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM by Global Reach
You could say Lauri Beilke bleeds green. Her involvement in Humboldt County 4-H began as a member of the Vernon Lassies 4-H club. During those nine years of very active participation, she took static projects in many areas and showed livestock each year. Lauri’s favorite project area was anything that involved cooking, which is likely what sparked her lifelong love for being in the kitchen! Her love for horses was very evident during the county horse show but she also showed sheep and rabbits.
4-H was a family affair and she made sure to pass that along to her children as well. Once her girls were old enough to be in 4-H, she became a leader of the Corinth Red Stars. She was a leader from 2000-2010. While leading this club of girls, Lauri and her co-leaders gave the members a taste of many of projects areas. A project area that they hit on frequently was civic engagement. She and her co-leaders knew the value in teaching the “giving back” spirit. The girls learned to sew blankets and loved the annual shopping trip for Angel Tree Christmas gifts for those in need.
Her adventure doesn’t end there! After passing the leader baton off, Lauri became a member of the Humboldt County Foundation and currently serves as co-chair. One of her favorite parts of being on the Humboldt County 4-H Foundation is that the funds they raise go directly to help current 4-Hers enjoy many of the same experience and life lessons she learned during her time as a 4-Her. It is only fitting to give this award to Lauri as a small token of our appreciation for what she has contributed for both past and future 4-H and the Humboldt County program.