“Local Leaders! Without You, 4-H Club Work as we Know it Would Not Exist!” proclaimed the July/August, 1938, National 4-H Club News, as it honored the contribution of 4-H volunteers. In the July, 1919, Farm Boys’ and Girls’ Leader and Club Achievements, an article featured accomplished 4-H members from Port Washington, OH, and Dallas County, IA, who went on to become valued volunteer leaders. This month’s “Hands-On History” suggestion is to interview local volunteer leaders and document the contributions they make to the strength of 4-H. Since 1938, the then-100,000 volunteer leader force has increased five-fold to serve six million 4-H members.
This 1956 National 4-H Calendar recognizes 4-H Leaders