Posted on August 23, 2021 at 5:41 PM by Emily Saveraid
Susan and Darrin Kliment have been amazing volunteer 4-H Club leaders for the Worth County Hartland Achievers 4-H Club. In addition, Susan has been the 4-H County Youth Coordinator two separate times in the past. Through these experiences she found that the key ingredients to a successful 4-Her are communications, citizenship and leadership skills.
Under Susan and Darrin’s mentorship, club membership skyrocketed dramatically. 4-H members took part in presentations and Share the Fun skits which resulted in the club being chosen to present at the Iowa State Fair several times. Citizenship and Service were also emphasized in the club, including trips to the women’s shelter, raking leaves for those who couldn’t, haunted house fundraisers, decorating doors at the retirement home, and caroling to shut-ins. These experiences taught youth that it is important to love and care for others.
In addition, numerous club projects were undertaken, such as building a gaga pit and carpet ball table for all kids to use during the county fair. Furthermore, the club’s successful fundraiser was a Taco Feed which netted the club thousands of dollars. For “play” the club took trips to Valley Fair, Adventureland, Sky Zone, Fun Zone, Roller City and hay rides.
All in all, the youth enjoyed playing together, eating together, working together and growing together. The impact that Susan and Darrin Kliment made on 4-H youth in Worth County is, in one word, PRICELESS !